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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos predicts ‘Indian century’

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV)  — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a charm offensive in India, visiting the subcontinent for the first time in six years. Bezos announced an additional $1 billion investment in India over five years to help 10 million Indian small businesses sell online. On stage, Bezos predicted that “the 21st century is going to be the Indian century.

But outside, protesters told Bezos to go back home, saying 100,000 small retailers had been driven out of business thanks to Amazon and Flipkart in the last four months alone.

The House voted to officially send articles of impeachment to the Senate, assigning seven managers to oversee the task, led by Congressman Adam Schiff.

53 year old James Lamb faces a number of charges including attempted murder for allegedly breaking into the motel office where 70-year-old Meena Puri worked, beating her severely. 

Puri was left with injuries to her throat, a broken shoulder and a black eye, according to prosecutors.

Lamb was indicted on hate crime charges in light of comments he made about Puri’s Indian nationality, expressing a desire to rid America of people like her.

And an American couple who spent months planning a destination wedding in Kerala, only to find out it couldn’t take place because of an impromptu visit to the same hotel by India’s President Ram Nath Kovind, was able to proceed when the President loosened up his security protocol to accommodate the newlyweds when they asked him for help on Twitter.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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India sets tougher regulations on explicit content

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — India’s Information Technology Ministry set new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites, demanding compliance with government takedown requests of unlawful, violent, and explicit content within 36 hours. Upon request, social media companies would have to disclose where the content is originating from. But Facebook-owned WhatsApp says they cannot comply without compromising user privacy.

Indian Prime Minister Modi took the first dose of a Indian-made coronavirus vaccine. So far, his nation has vaccinated 12 million frontline workers since January. But the goal is to inoculate 300 million Indians by August.

The Pentagon said a U.S. airstrike last week in eastern Syria killed one member of an Iranian-backed militia and wounded two others. The bombing was carried out in retaliation for a deadly rocket attack on a U.S.-led coalition base in northern Iraq as well as two other rocket attacks.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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19 yr old Fremont teen dies in car accident

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FREMONT, Calif. (Diya TV) — Atharva Chinchwadkar, a 19 year old Fremont man reported missing last week, was found dead in what appears to be a tragic solo car accident just a few miles from his home. He was last seen on February 21st by his parents when he left his home to get dog food and didn’t return.

Chinchwadkar was a student at UC Santa Cruz.

Indian businessman Nirav Modi will be extradited from Britain back to India after a London judge dismissed Modi’s argument he would not be treated fairly in India. He’ll face a host of charges when he returns including corruption, money laundering, fraud and embezzlement stemming from the $2 billion fraud case of Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries made its first investment in a venture fund, pumping $100 million into early-stage VC Kalaari Capital, led by Vani Kola. The investment is through Jio Platforms and an additional $100 million is also expected to be deployed into a future fund.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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India minister Jaishankar Addresses human rights at UN

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Human rights can’t be protected without addressing the threat of terrorism. That’s the message India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar delivered the UN’s Human Rights Council, emphasizing human rights cannot be protected without addressing terrorism, which he called as “one of the gravest threats to humankind.” Last month, India proposed an 8-point plan at the UN to tackle terrorism.

Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has been nominated by President Biden to be Surgeon General for the second time, made in excess of $2 million on COVID-19 related consultations and speeches according to financial disclosures. Carnival cruise lines, Airbnb and the NBA were among the dozens of organizations who retained Murthy for his expertise.

Two Indian Americans are suing Subway, the sandwich chain, claiming there is no tuna in their tuna meals. Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin claim Subway falsely promotes its tuna salad sandwiches as composed of wild tuna, when it actually has no tuna or any other fish in it.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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