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State department reports 300% increase in EB-5 visa applications

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — There’s been a 300% increase in EB-5 immigrant visa applications in the U.S., up four-fold since 2017 according to the U.S. State Department.

The EB-5 offers a green card to immigrants in exchange for investing at least $500,000 in a government approved businesses that creates at least 10 U.S. jobs, though that investment amount is expected to increase, spurring more applications.

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga was named the top ethnic minority executive in the world according to an annual ranking of ethnic minority role models in business by diversity and inclusion network INvolve.

The U.S. Air Force granted a first-of-its-kind religious accommodation to a Sikh airman Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa, who will be allowed to keep his traditional beard and long hair and wear a turban during active duty.

The Boston Bruins staved off elimination by winning Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 5-1 over the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. The Bruins will now get to host their first Game 7 in the Final in their 95 year history. The Blues are looking to win their first title in franchise history. Diya TV will have full coverage for you Wednesday night.

And we’ll have a preview from Toronto from Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Choe for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, where the Raptors are looking to claim their first-ever NBA title over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. Reports indicate that Kevin Durant will return to the lineup for the first time in the series. Plus Nav Bhatia, the Raptors Superfan, will join us.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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Modi, Jinping meet to deepen India & China ties

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to strengthen ties in a number of fields. Modi even tweeted about the meeting in Chinese.

Seattle Rep. Pramila Jayapal took to the pages of the New York Times in an opinion piece to disclose she once had an abortion. Jayapal said she’s speaking out now because of intensified efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Border Patrol agents believe the body of a child found near the Arizona-Mexico border is a 7 year old girl from India. Agents encountered two women from India who said they had become separated from a woman and two children hours earlier

And the Toronto Raptors became the first NBA team outside of the United States to win a championship, beating the two-time defending Champion Golden State Warriors on their home floor in the final game played at the fabled Oracle Arena 114-110. The game 6 victory was marred by another significant injury to a Warriors player. Klay Thompson tore his ACL and is expected to miss much of next season.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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Raptors edge Warriors 114-110 to win 1st NBA Title | 2019 NBA Finals

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Raptors win NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV) — The Toronto Raptors claimed their first NBA championship, defeating the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the final game ever played at Oracle Arena, home of the Warriors for 47 seasons.

The 114-110 victory in Game 6 means Toronto is the first team from outside the United States to win an NBA title.

Kawhi Leonard won the 2019 Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, becoming the third player to earn the honor with multiple teams, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James. Leonard previously won the award with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.

Diya TV’s Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Choe analyze the Raptors win and how the Warriors not only lost the game and the series, but their superstar Klay Thompson as well.

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Record Indian Heat Wave kills 36

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — With temperatures reaching 123 degrees, one of India’s longest and most intense heat waves in decades has killed at least 36 people since it began last month. The government warns suffering may continue as monsoon season is delayed.

The Hindu American Foundation, along with the House Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans (India Caucus), held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled “India’s Democracy in Action: A Post-Election Analysis.”

Congressional staffers, think tanks and academics provided lawmakers with an objective analysis of the recent Indian elections.

Suhas Subramanyam won his Democratic primary for 87th Virginia House district. If elected, he will become the first Indian American to serve in Virginia state legislature.

52 long seasons of waiting are over for the St. Louis Blues, who went into Boston’s TD Garden and beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, 4-1.

Diya TV’s Ravi Kapur and Jonathan Choe are in Boston with more on how the Blues ended the NHL’s longest championship drought.

And we’ll have a preview of tonight’s NBA Finals Game 6 between Raptors and Warriors. The Raptors are on the verge of their first NBA title, but the Warriors are riding the emotions of a Game 5 win in Toronto, the loss of Kevin Durant and their final game ever at Oracle Arena.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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