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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller agreed to testify in public before Congress next month to add more color to his recent report on Russian interference in the 2016 election after House Democrats issued a subpoena for his appearance.

Wesley Mathews, accused of murder in the death of his 3 year old adopted daughter Sherin Mathews, received a life sentence from a Dallas-area court, after he accepted a plea deal that charged him with one count of injury to a child by omission, which is a first degree felony.

San Francisco police say a man and woman killed in a hit and run car crash were a Lyft driver and customer. The driver was 26 year old Syed Waseem Ali, a Fremont resident and student. The passenger was 49 year old Sela Henriquez.

Ali’s roommate created a GoFundMe page that has raised more than $60,000 so his last rites can take place in India.

300 people were on hand for the Hindu American Foundation’s 16th annual Capitol Hill Reception in Washington. For the first time, the event was co-hosted along with the Indian American Kashmir Forum and the Kashmir Hindu Foundation, groups advocating for the Hindu Kashmiri Pandit community.

Suresh Kumar joins Walmart as their Chief Technology Officer after 25 years of technology leadership experience at companies like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.

Ravi Kapur & Alejandro Quintana contributed to this report.

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Lewandowski spars with Rep. Jayapal in impeachment probe

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski sparred with Rep. Jayapal among others, before a House Judiciary committee, taking on a barrage of questions from members of Congress who are trying to build a case towards the impeachment of President Trump.

100,000 petitions were delivered to the Gates Foundation in Seattle, asking them to rescind the award they plan on giving to Indian Prime Minister Modi for his clean India initiative because of his stance on Kashmir.

Federal investigators, including the FBI, are looking into potential misconduct by Mithril Capital, a venture capital firm co-founded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. Royan has a 20 year relationship with Thiel and has raised in excess of $1 billion, $300 million of which came from Thiel. Some investors are frustrated Mithril is sitting on their money rather than investing in startups, while raking in as much as $30 million per year in management fees.

Hundreds of alums from the Indian Institute of Technology gathered in Southern California for their annual convention, featuring some of the brightest minds in technology.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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India may offer to cut import duties, for U.S. goods

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — India has a road map in place to spend $130 billion over the next 5-7 years to modernize their armed forces and bolster their combat capabilities over their neighbors. The plan includes procurement of a slew of weapons, missiles, air defense systems, fighter jets, submarines and developing infrastructure for use of AI.

Meanwhile, India and Russia are increasing industrial cooperation and will create new technological and investment partnerships, especially in high-tech, with the goal to increase bilateral trade to $30 billion by 2025.

And to help Indian’s space agency ISRO establish a communication link with Vikram, the moon lander lying motionless on the lunar surface, NASA is sending hello messages. NASA’s Jet Propulsion lab beamed a radio frequency to Vikram to establish contact, but no luck so far.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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FBI: Amity CEO Ridhima Singh, others accused of major healthcare fraud

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The FBI says, CEO Ridhima Singh of Amity Home Health Care is among the 28 people, that include doctors and nurses, accused in the scheme. Federal prosecutors charged the Bay Area’s largest home health care provider, Amity Home Health Care, with involvement in a kickback scheme that led to $115 million in tainted claims. The complaint said medical professionals received $8 million worth of bribes disguised as payroll, phony medical directorships, reimbursements, entertainment or gifts, in what the Department of Justice said was simply “a cash for patients scheme.”

The man accused of stabbing and killing 62 year old Parmjit Singh in Tracy made his first court appearance. 21 year old Anthony Kreiter-Rhoads of Tracy pleaded not guilty of homicide during his arraignment. Police are still investigating the motive behind the crime.

And Priyanka Chopra & her husband Nick Jonas were named by People Magazine as their pick for ‘Best Dressed of the Year.’

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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