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Nikki Haley lauds Indian American success at USISPF summit

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KENOSHA, Wisconsin (Diya TV)  — Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave the day two keynote address at the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum’s weeklong virtual US-India Leadership Summit. Speaking with Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga, Haley heralded the success of Indian Americans, as well as the budding US-India relationship, saying the “USA and India are natural allies – we are democratic, we value life, the status of our people, and human rights of all. The leaders of our nations have realized this and have built a stronger relationship together.” The conference continues for the rest of the week and Indian Prime Minister Modi will headline Thursday’s festivities. Diya TV will bring you his address live on-air and online starting at 11:30 am Eastern.

The test of wills between India and China continues, as both nations are once again pointing the finger at one another over military movements along their respective border. The Indian government says Chinese troops are carrying out ‘provocative military movements to change the status quo.’ Chinese state media makes similar claims about India.

So far, no physical clashes have taken place.

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has died. He was 84. Mukherjee served as India’s 13th President from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee was a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has occupied several minister posts in the Indian Government. Mukherjee tested positive for coronavirus earlier this year and had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Sikh community center in Seattle area burglarized & vandalized

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FEDERAL WAY (Diya TV) — Authorities including the FBI in Washington State are looking for the vandal who trashed a Sikh community center and it’s being investigated as a possible hate crime. Police say surveillance video shows a man breaking into the Khalsa Gurmat Center in Federal Way.  The main prayer area was destroyed and several tv’s and computers were also stolen.

The US will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, easing tough pandemic-related restrictions that started early last year.  The U.S. restrictions have barred travelers from most of the world including tens of thousands of foreign nationals with relatives or business links in the United States.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is denying he made a secret deal to ban fact checking President Trump on the social media platform to avoid government regulations. A new biography on venture capitalist Peter Thiel says Zuckerberg worked with Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner on this quid pro quo.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Modi to face protests on visit to DC, NY

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — India’s Ministry of External Affairs called out Pakistan backed groups threatening to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi “sleepless nights” during his visit to the U.S. next week. The group Sikhs for Justice has planned protests from Washington to New York as the PM visits the U.S. for the first time under the Biden administration.

18 year old Nidhi Rana and 21 year old  Ayush Rana were together when their car began floating toward a spot where the water flows underground toward the river. A massive search was soon launched for the pair and continued for several days.

Vibhav Mittal is now the first Indian American judge on the Superior Court of  Orange County California.  During his ten years as a federal prosecutor, Judge Mittal tried 13 criminal trials to verdict.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Hudson: 55 Kashmiri & Khalistani groups operate in the US

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — The Hudson Institute assembled experts to evaluate fifty-five Kashmiri and Khalistani groups operating within the US. The institute is now recommending a deep dive into the possibility that these groups received funding, support and military training from Pakistan along with terrorist groups in India.

Top American lawmakers paid tributes as they remembered Sikh American Balbir Singh Sodhi,  who was the first victim of a hate crime following the 9/11 terror attacks.  He was murdered outside the Arizona gas station he owned, by a man who said he wanted to “go out and shoot some towel-heads. ”

Compass Digital Acquisition filed for a $200 million IPO. The technology-focused SPAC is targeting software and services companies. Compass is led by Chairman and CEO Abid Neemuchwala, former CEO of IT services firm Wipro.

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