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President Donald Trump appointed Indian-American Raj Shah as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary on Sept. 12.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — President Donald Trump appointed Indian-American Raj Shah as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary on Sept. 12.

Shah formerly served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director. The appointment advances Shah’s status in the Trump regime. Shah, who has long been a main researcher and communications specialist in the Republican party, was one of a few of Trump’s aides who landed in the White House within hours of Trump being sworn in on Jan. 20.

Shah says Trump is being mistreated by the media, as reported by DiyaTV in the past:

Raj Shah: President Trump being mistreated by Media

Prior to moving to the White House, 32-year-old Shah was Director of Opposition Research in the Republican National Committee. Shah played an active role in Trump’s presidential campaign and spent two years spearheading the GOP’s Opposition Research team, working closely alongside Reince Preiubus, Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff.

Former RNC Research Director Raj Shah appointed as Trump’s Deputy Assistant

One of Shah’s main tasks during Trump’s presidential campaign was digging up dirt on Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Shah was responsible for compiling a plethora of documents through America’s Freedom of Information Act.

“Raj is the expert on the subject of all things Clinton, and his expertise will be an asset to our party,” Priebus said of Shah in Feb. 2016.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Shah joined the GOP after graduating from Cornell University. He worked for three months as a research assistant at the White House for President George W. Bush.

Shah’s parents migrated to the U.S. in the 80s. His parents are from Gujarat. His father, an engineer, moved to Mumbai at a young age while his mother is from Bhujpur in Kutch.

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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

Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna and Bela M Trivedi, were among the nine new appointees to the highest court of the land. Including these new appointments, the  Supreme Court has had 11 women judges in its history so far.

What a run for India at this year’s Paralympics. The athletes brought home 19 medals, including five gold. The medal count also included eight silver and six bronze.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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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.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington is getting personal in her fight against the new Texas abortion law, which would ban terminating a pregnancy as early as 6 weeks.  The Indian American politician took to twitter to say getting an abortion years ago was not an easy choice, but it was her own choice. Jayapal says preserving this right is important for every woman across the US.

Mia Bonta is declaring victory in her California state Assembly race. She faced off against Indian American Democrat Janani Ramachandran in the District 18 special election.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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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.  

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf is trying to walk back his controversial statements he allegedly made to a  British newspaper. The Sunday Times says he warned that the West risks a second 9/11 situation if it doesn’t “immediately recognize” the Taliban. The newspaper is standing by its reporting and says the entire interview was recorded.

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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