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House approves Impeachment procedures along party lines

House Approves Impeachment Procedures Along Party Lines | Diya TV News

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — In a vote almost entirely along party lines, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved impeachment procedures for an inquiry into President Trump that will likely get into full public view in the coming weeks. It’s the first step toward making Trump just the third president in history to be impeached.

A massive fire on a train caused by an illegal gas canister people were using to cook breakfast killed at least 71 people in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province. Survivors jumped through windows to get off the train, as flames engulfed train cars.

In Northern California, the week-long Kincade Fire is now 60% contained, but it’s destroyed 77,000-acres and at least 266 homes and other structures.

There are several new fires in the San Bernardino National Forest that has displaced about 1,300 residents, with containment at 40%.

Neighbors are being allowed to return to most of the 10,000 homes affected by the Getty Fire, though about a dozen buildings were lost in that blaze.

And yet another fire near the Reagan Presidential Library is now 10% contained after threatening thousands of homes.

And in Game 7 of the World Series, the road team Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2 to win their first-ever World Series crown, 4 games to 3. Every game of this best of 7 series was won by the road team, a first in major professional sports history.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Biden to nominate Ravi Chaudry to Air Force post

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — President Joe Biden plans to nominate Indian American Ravi Chaudry as the Air Force’s next assistant secretary for installations, environment, and energy. Chaudry is a former Federal Aviation Administration official who served in the Air Force for more than 20 years. If confirmed he would take over a massive portfolio spanning Air Force and Space Force installations worldwide. 

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation announced the appointment of its new Chairwoman, Sonu Ratra, the co-founder and President of IT consulting and talent solutions provider, Akraya as well as the founder of Women Back to Work. Ratra is the first woman and person of color to lead the SVLG Foundation.

Indian American women techies,  Susmita Dutta and Shruti Haldea,  took center stage as Apple unveiled its next line-up of products, including MacBook Pro, next-generation AirPods, and other products and services. 

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — In a historic first, the new Mayors of Calgary and Edmonton, Canada are of Indian descent. Jyoti Gondak and Amarajeet Sohi will be leading their respective cities. Gondek is also Calgary’s first ever female Mayor. In both elections, voters expressed a desire for change, and largely rejected candidates opposed to public health measures to deal with COVID-19.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren wants Amazon to break up after a Reuters report found that the e-commerce giant ran a systematic campaign of creating knockoffs and manipulating search results to boost its own private brands in India, one of the company’s largest growth markets.

In tech news MindBody is acquiring fitness company ClassPass, which allows users to pay for a monthly subscription, allowing them to access a number of classes across a spectrum of fitness genres. The company was founded by Indian American Payal Kadakia.

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Hindus targeted, homes set ablaze in Bangladesh over social post

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — 66 houses were vandalized and at least 20 homes of Hindus set on fire in Bangladesh over an alleged social media post considered blasphemous. This comes amid protests by the minority community against incidents of temple vandalism during the Durga Puja last week.

Colin Powell, the first Black US Secretary of State whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy has died from complications related to  COVID-19, He was 84.

Diwali celebrations have resumed in Fremont and Cupertino, California after a one year hiatus due to the pandemic. Actor and comedian Omi Vaidya was the Grand Marshall at the Festival of Globe event in Fremont. And Congressman Ro Khanna was one of several elected officials to attend the Bay Area Diwali event organized by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.

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