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101-year-old Man Kaur wins gold at World Masters Games

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101-year-old Man Kaur celebrates her win at the World Games in New Zealand.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Spectators in attendance at New Zealand’s Waitakere sports complex had plenty of time to savor the most inspirational performance of the World Masters Games so far.

World-class sprinters can usually cut out 100 meters in about 10-11 seconds — if you’re a recreational athlete, something around 13-15 seconds isn’t too bad.

When you’re 101 years old, you set your own pace.

So it was Man Kaur, a 101-year-old Indian woman, who wowed onlookers with her 1m 14.58s dash down the home straight, capturing the hearts and admiration of everyone on hand. As the oldest entry at the WMG2017, her arrival in New Zealand was heralded since she touched down a week ago, she has spent most of her time among Auckland’s Indian community, while also training for her events.

This was just the first of her four events — she has also entered the 200 meters, shot and javelin later this week.

When she arrived early at Trusts Arena, Man Kaur made her way immediately to the 100 meters start, where she seemed — at first glance — to be someone’s grandmother, here to wish her relative luck and perhaps bless their efforts.

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Man Kaur from India celebrates her 100m win.

Media began to gather around her, requesting photos and interviews. Their efforts were shut down, so Kaur could focus on her preparation, which seemed to be entirely mental. Here serenity was further disrupted when race officials arrived, informing her she had not reported to the call tent at the far end of the field.

Thankfully, a golf cart arrived to whisk her off for the formalities.

It was time to race. She shared the track with two comparatively spritely 85-89 year olds, who seemed in awe of their rival.

The gun sounded, the youngsters quickly galloped off, but Man Kaur was undeterred, striding along at her own pace.

Man Kaur crossed the line to rapturous applause, mobbed by paparazzi wanting to record this moment, reporters seeking the secrets of long life and just about everyone else wanting a selfie with this true force of nature.

“She is very happy being here,” her translator told the crowd. “She keeps herself busy and healthy with walking, running and cooking.”

“While there is life, she will never give up – she loves to run.”

In the backdrop, Clasina van der Veeken, 85, who captured the silver medal, watched in amazement.

“It was something special,” said van der Veeken. “I was very pleased she was so healthy and still can do it.”

“I’d like to keep doing that if I can.”

What will Kaur do once the World Masters Games were over?

“She is going to run again,” insisted her translator. “There is no full stop.”

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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