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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Congress is launching a formal impeachment inquiry, President Trump released the transcript of the phone call he made to Ukraine’s president. Trump called the impeachment effort a “witch hunt,” saying there was no quid pro quo in his effort to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Democrats want the whistleblower, who brought this allegation to the public, to testify before Congress.

Indian Prime Minister Modi received the “Global Goalkeeper” award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his Clean India initiative. The award was conferred despite attempts by protestors upset over the Kashmir decision to get the Gates Foundation to reconsider.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who fell short in her effort to qualify for the most recent Democratic debate, was able to drum up enough support to qualify for the next debate in October.

And comedian Hasan Minhaj, who has been critical of the Modi government on his show “Patriot Act,” said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” he was denied press credentials to “Howdy Modi!” in Houston because of his commentary.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Pharma exec John Kapoor gets 66 month prison sentence

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BOSTON (Diya TV)  — Former billionaire CEO John Kapoor was sentenced to 66 months in prison, the culmination of a criminal trial in Boston resulting in the first successful prosecution of a pharmaceutical executive tied to the opioid epidemic. The 76-year-old founder of Insys Therapeutics made the potent opioid painkiller Subsys.

Senators reconvened in the Capitol for the third day of President Trump’s impeachment trial. House Democrats argued the president abused his power by pressuring Ukraine for his own personal gain, often playing video of Trump speaking publicly to make their point.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the World Economic Forum in Davos said Osama bin Laden was able to find refuge in Pakistan because groups like Al Qaeda were viewed as “heroes” rather than terrorists. In May 2011, bin Laden was killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan, near one of their military bases.

India is considering incentives to woo Apple and Samsung’s suppliers to open factories in the country.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for defamation

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV)  — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced she is suing former First Lady Hillary Clinton for defamation. Gabbard was once Vice Chair of the Democratic Party, but stepped down when she decided to publicly endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for President in 2016. Gabbard says she’s been smeared since making that decision by Clinton and her network of supporters.

The Republican-led Senate rejected all 11 Democratic-proposed amendments en route to approving the rules for the impeachment trial of President Trump. The war of words between the two sides got so nasty at one point, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts asked them all to bite their tongues.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was honored with a Crystal Award at the opening session of the World Economic Forum’s 2020 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. 

The founder of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, Padukone was celebrated for leadership that inspires inclusive and sustainable change.

And for the first time, the Sikh community in the U.S. will be counted as a separate ethnic group in the 2020 US census.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Jayapal endorses Sanders for president

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV)  — Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announced she will be supporting Bernie Sanders efforts to win the Democratic nomination. Jayapal joins Congressman Ro Khanna & California Assemblymember Ash Kalra among prominent Indian American politicians publicly endorsing Sanders.

Democrats & Republicans are battling in the Senate to set rules for President Trump’s impeachment trial.

After much debate, thanks to a documentary by Comedian Hari Kondabolu, Simpsons Actor Hank Azaria said he will no longer voice the character known as Apu. There’s no word yet on whether the character will continue on the long running animated series.

Two NFL stalwarts will do battle in Miami in Super Bowl 54. The 49ers and Chiefs feature the league’s best running & best passing offenses in a matchup that pits one of the youngest coaches in the NFL in the 49ers Kyle Shanahan against one the league’s veterans in the Chiefs Andy Reid.

Fitness platform ClassPass raised $285 million in funding from investors making the company the latest female-founded startup to reach a $1 billion unicorn valuation.

Founded in 2013 by Payal Kadakia, ClassPass raised the mega-round to accelerate its international expansion.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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