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Indian American family drown in New Jersey swimming pool tragedy

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EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Diya TV) — Three members of an Indian American family in East Brunswick, New Jersey drowned in their above ground pool, in what may have been an accidental electrocution. The victims were identified as 62 year old Bharat Patel, 33 year old Nisha Patel and her 8 year old daughter. Police say the family just moved to the neighborhood less than a month ago. And there’s speculation they may have been electrocuted after authorities are said to have called an electrician to the home as part of their investigation.

Key details about President Trump’s executive order banning H1-B and other visa holders to reenter the U.S. are emerging, including one unfortunate result of the COVID-19 lockdowns. People with expired visas stuck outside of the U.S. as a result of COVID-19 and consulate closures who were previously in the U.S. cannot return until 2021. Legal analysts say the ban penalizes people who have been waiting for Consulates to re-open to merely get their visa restamped.

White supremacists vandalized a Sikh-owned Indian restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, causing $100,000 worth of damage, tagging the India Palace with graffiti saying ‘white power’ and ‘Trump 2020.’ The restaurant just reopened after being closed for COVID-19 public health orders and recent social change protests.  In a tweet, New Mexico’s Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said, “I am absolutely heartbroken and disgusted by this racist attack. I spoke to Mr. Singh this morning and let him know that our community is with him. We will not stand for such hatred in New Mexico.” Police are investigating it as a hate crime. A GoFundMe page has already raised $56,891 to support the restaurant’s rebuild.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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20 dead, many injured in Pakistan bus crash

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — A bus crammed with pilgrims coming back from a Muslim religious festival crashed in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens of others injured. Officials say the bus was overloaded and passengers were even traveling on the roof of the bus. The death toll is expected to increase. 

Police say man accused of killing four members of a Pakistani Canadian Muslim family targeted them for their Islamic faith. 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman is facing several murder charges for allegedly running them over in his pickup truck. Investigators say there is evidence this was premeditated and motived by hate.

Vice President Kamala Harris walked in the Capital Pride Walk and Rally in Washington, D.C., over the weekend, making history as the first sitting vice president to march in a Pride event.
The Biden-Harris administration has brought LGBTQ issues to the forefront of its agenda. One of the president’s first executive orders called for an end to discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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One in two Indian Americans have encountered racism

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — According to a new study, Fifty percent of Indian Americans say they have encountered racism in the U.S. in the past year. Discrimination against darker-skinned people is the most common form of bias encountered and the main perpetrators are non-Indians. The study also shows Indian Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the US with more than 4 million living in the country.

Judge Zahid Quraishi has been confirmed by the US Senate, becoming the first Muslim American federal judge. Quraishi, who is of Pakistani descent, was serving as a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

Former Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara’s dinner with an author who once despised Indian food is getting a lot of likes on the internet. On twitter, Tom Nichols is finally admitting his palate is expanding and he wants more Lamb Biryani. Bharara responded on social media by saying Nichols is still getting used to the butter chicken. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Senate holds up OPM nominee Ahuja’s appointment

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Senate Republicans are holding up Kiran Ahuja’s nomination to lead the Office of Personnel Management over concerns about her stance on critical race theory. GOP Senator. Josh Hawley and others in his party are concerned the Indian American would bring race-based training sessions to the entire federal government. Critical race theory recognizes that systemic racism is part of American society and challenges the beliefs that allow it to flourish.

Nishant Joshi is now Alameda California’s new police chief. He’s the first U.S.-born Indian American top cop in that state. Joshi says his parents wanted him to be a doctor or lawyer, but policing fascinated him. The Chief is married to a black woman and is a father to bi-racial children, which is why he says he wants to work on reforms to combat over-policing in communities of color.

El Salvador approved a bill that will eventually allow Bitcoin to be used as legal tender for many aspects of daily life, from property purchases to tax contributions. But the International monetary fund is warning about potential risks, especially volatility to the fragile economy. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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