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Hirsh Singh won’t be allowed in New Jersey’s Republican Gubernatorial Debates

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A New Jersey court rejected Hirsh Singh’s appeal to participate in the Republican primary debates.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — A New Jersey state appeals court rejected a lawsuit filed by Indian-American gubernatorial candidate Hirsh Singh, a little-known Republican demanding he be allowed to participate in a pair of state-sponsored GOP primary debates this month.

The 32-year-old aerospace engineer who has never run for state office had sued the state Election Law Enforcement Commission to receive a spot on stage, even though he missed a key deadline.

The appellate court’s decision comes five days before the first primary debates will be held Tuesday. Singh could still petition the state Supreme Court to hear the case. Candidates who raised more than $430,000 by April 3 qualified for the state’s matching funds program, a program which provides $2 in public money for every $1 raised by gubernatorial candidates. Under state law, they are then required to take part in the debates, which are sponsored  ELEC, the state’s election watchdog agency.

Those who do not take matching funds may participate in the debates if they show they have at least $430,000 in campaign cash, either through self-funding or fundraising, according to the law. The deadline to show proof of fundraising was April 3.

In his lawsuit, Singh claimed he has raised more than $900,000 but admits he missed that deadline.

Stephen Edelstein, Singh’s attorney, called it an “innocent mistake of a first-time candidate.”

On Thursday, the court wrote that not being in the debates does not “jeopardize his placement on the primary ballot.”

“Because this decision does not deprive voters of the opportunity to choose Singh as the Republican nominee, we are constrained to apply to the law as written,” the court added.

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Puneet Talwar named US Ambassador to Morocco

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – The US State Department announced that diplomat Puneet Talwar is its new ambassador to Morocco. President Biden proposed Talwar as the new nominee last March. The new ambassador to Morocco has a rich portfolio in diplomacy. The diplomat is currently a senior adviser to the State Department.

Six men have been arrested for the gang rape and murder of two girls. Police say one of them is a neighbor and the remaining five are Muslims from a nearby village – although it’s not believed to be a religious crime.

As Pakistan continues to deal with historic flooding a new report published in Vice says the country collected $40 million for a mega dam on the Indus river, but spent $63 million on advertising it. The crowdsourced campaign was  launched by a Supreme Court judge and endorsed by former Prime Minister Imran Khan. It’s now at the center of a massive controversy. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian & Hindu American groups hold DC summit

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) – A group of Indian American and Hindu American organizations joined forces to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day and advocate for the diaspora on Capitol Hill, in what is being called an inaugural summit for political engagement. The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, the Hindu American Foundation, the Coalition of Hindus of North America and Americans4Hindus, were among the more than one dozen organizations, hosting legislators from both sides of the aisle in a non-partisan effort to discuss issues of concern in the community. 
 
Indian American economist Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji has been named White House Coordinator for the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act’s historic $50 billion investment in the semiconductor industry at the National Economic Council. 
 
Fans of Indian comedian and actor Raju Srivastava are mourning his death. He passed away at the age of 58 after suffering a heart attack last month while running on a treadmill. He had a history of heart problems. 
 
Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.
 
 

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Sukhpal Singh arrested in Tusli Mandir hate crime case

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) – New York police arrested a man for allegedly sledgehammering a statue of Gandhi outside a Queens Hindu Shri Tusli Mandir. Twenty seven year old Sukhpal Singh is charged with criminal mischief and a hate crime for allegedly destroying the statue and defacing it with spray paint outside Tulsi Mandir in Richmond Hill last month. 

India and France agreed to set up an Indo-Pacific partnership to roll out development projects, expand strategic cooperation, and work closer to deal with pressing global challenges such as a food crisis triggered by the Ukraine invasion. 

More than a million customers in Puerto Rico are waiting for electricity to come back on after Hurricane Fiona hammers the region. The Dominican Republic is under a hurricane warning as well. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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