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Boston Police are seeking any leads on missing Brown graduate Ram Jayakumar

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Police are searching for 26-year-old Ram Jayakumar, who has been missing since Friday.

BOSTON (Diya TV) — Police are looking for a missing 26-year-old Massachusetts man who was last seen on Friday.

Ram Jayakumar, a graduate of Brown University, was last seen departing from his Lexington, Mass. home around 7:15 p.m. Friday, telling his parents that he would return home within an hour. He never returned home.

Jayakumar has black hair and is about 5’6 and 120 pounds. He wears glasses and had a blue backpack when he left. His car was found Saturday morning parked on Bay State Road near Silber Way in Boston.

According to witnesseses Jayakumar was seen parking the car at the Vedanta Society on Deerfield Street in Boston on Friday.

HBO actress Poorna Jaganathan is Jaya Kumar’s cousin and she resides in Los Angeles. She posted a picture of Jayakumar on her Facebook profile and wrote:

Dear friends: need your help urgently. Please share this in your communities, especially tag those in the BOSTON area.
My cousin, Ram Jayakumar, has been missing since Friday night. He last parked his car at the Vedanta Society on Deerfield street in Boston and has not been seen since then. He’s 26 years old, about 5’6″ and weighs 120 pounds. Please be on the look out and let the Lexington police know if you have any leads:
781-862-1212.
Thank you so much.

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4 Indian Americans die, 2 missing in Hurricane Ida floods

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TRENTON (Diya TV) — At least four Indian Americans are dead and two missing as the massive floods ravaged New York and New Jersey following Hurricane Ida. Authorities say the victims were swept away by flood waters or drowned. Crews are using boats and drones, hoping to find more survivors.

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In a historic moment, three women took oath as judges on India’s Supreme Court

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Modi to visit US in late September to meet Biden

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first U.S. visit since President Joe Biden took office. Modi is expected to travel to Washington DC and New York in the last week of September, according to top government officials. Modi and Biden have already met virtually on at least three occasions. Most recently at the G-7 summit this past June.

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Census: Indian American population tops 4 million

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (Diya TV) — Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is touting the achievements of Indian Americans and their influence after the latest census data showing tremendous growth in the community. There are now more than four million Indian Americans and they’re considered one of the fastest growing ethnic groups.  Krishnamurthi says this is just the beginning and expects the community to contribute even more to the fabric of America.  

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A white man accused of running over a Sikh man outside a Colorado liquor store with his car is being charged with a hate crime.  Witnesses say Eric Breemen nearly killed Lakhwant Singh after a dispute. The Sikh Coalition advocacy group mobilized the community and helped push for the hate crime charges. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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