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Rep. Swalwell announces 2020 White House run

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Eric Swalwell for President

NEW YORK (Diya TV) —   Bay Area Congressman Eric Swalwell made it official: he is running for President in 2020, adding to a list of Democrats seeking the Oval Office that now surpasses the amount of Republicans that ran in 2016.

The White House announced U.S. Secret Service director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles will be leaving his post. James Murray will replace him. Alles’ departure comes a day after Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was also asked to resign.

WhatsApp created a service for Indians to check for fake news ahead of national elections.

WhatsApp has 200 million users in India.

San Francisco’s new Public Defender is Manohar Raju. He’s the first Indian American to serve in such a capacity in a major city and tells us why this line of work is his calling.

And Airbnb made a $150 to $200 million investment in OYO, a similar service in India, that values the startup at $5 billion.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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U.S. and India conduct joint military drill on Diego Garcia in Indian Ocean

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DIEGO GARCIA, Indian Ocean (Diya TV) — The U.S. and Indian Navies went submarine hunting in the Indian Ocean, their first bilateral anti-submarine warfare exercise since a signing pact to work more closely together last fall.

India’s exports to China are up in 2019, while imports declined, leading to a $10 billion reduction in India’s trade deficit with China. Analysts say the current Washington-Beijing trade war has also opened things up for India.

The Jallianwala Massacre 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and 1200 injured at the hands of British troops is considered a key turning point towards a free India. British prime minister Theresa May marked the occasion by expressing “deep regret”, but there are still no apologies.

An effort by an American and British companies to help Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal save the airline from collapse dissolved after Etihad Airways and TPG Capital threatened to walk away themselves if Goyal was part of the deal.

And comedian Hasan Minhaj, who won a 2017 Peabody Award, received another Peabody nomination in the entertainment category for his Netflix show, “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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One-on-One with Prime Minister Modi

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — In a rare sit-down interview in the middle of an election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discusses his first term and what he plans to accomplish if he is elected to a second term. Watch the full interview tonight on a special Diya TV Dialogue at 7 pm.

Two U.S. Senators are urging more negotiations with India over a Trump administration plan to end preferential imports because it could raise costs for American consumers.

Meanwhile, India purchased a missile system from Russia. Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is hopeful the deal will avoid sanctions and scrutiny from the U.S.

Thiru Vignarajah a former federal prosecutor, who also once served as deputy Attorney General in the state of Maryland, announced he is running for mayor of Baltimore as a Democrat.

And our entertainment reporter, Kari Lane will take you behind the scenes at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, an event proudly sponsored by Diya TV, full of some of the brightest stars you will soon see on the silver screen.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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Buttigieg, Swalwell make 2020 run official

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Buttigieg, Swalwell make 2020 run official

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — Two more Democrats made it official — South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California Congressman Eric Swalwell held campaign rallies in their respective hometowns to announce their individual campaigns for the White House.

Meanwhile, Swalwell says he will not run for re-election for Congress, leaving the seat open for a new entrant in 2020. Hayward City Councilwoman Aisha Wahab says she will vie for that seat, attempting to become the first Afghan-American in Congress.

Indian author and politician Shashi Tharoor is recovering from a terrible blow to the head when a heavy iron hook fell on him during a temple visit. Tharoor tweeted that he will make a full recovery.

For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods came from behind in the final round to win his first major tournament in more than a decade. The win at the Masters leaves Woods just three major tournaments wins short of tying Jack Nicklaus’ all time record.

And Mindy Kaling and Priyanka Chopra completed a deal with Universal for new comedy feature film that will take place in America and India.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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