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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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AAPI Victory Fund gets a brand new name

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — The largest network of Asian Americans is flexing it’s political and financial capital. The group once known as the AAPI Victory Fund is rebranding itself as the AAPI Victory Alliance to fight back against the rising hate crimes and harassment against Asians and misinformation about the community. In addition to all the political and advocacy work, a new think tank will focus on education, and the group will prioritize alliances with other groups at the local, state, and national levels.

A world renowned Indian American artist is picking up the pieces after massive flooding wrecked part of his Texas home, destroying several valuable paintings and his supplies. Kartik Trivedi’s work has adorned the White House and Buckingham Palace. A GoFundMe page is now up and running to help the 83 year old recoup some of his losses.

And S. Dave Vatti was sworn in to become Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut. The Indian American will serve at the Bridgeport federal courthouse.  Vatti is a former United State Attorney and a lifelong Connecticut resident.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Nikki Haley wont run, if Trump runs in 2024

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SOUTH CAROLINA (Diya TV) — Former US Ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says she will not make a run for the White House in 2024. But that’s only if Donald Trump decides to enter the Presidential race. Haley continues to be mentioned as a potential candidate for the Oval Office, but the Indian American’s public comments are being interpreted as an early endorsement for former President if Trump chooses to run again.

And more positive news for India’s economy. The International Monetary Fund says it’s projecting a 12 and half percent growth rate for the South Asian nation in 2021. That’s even stronger than what’s expected for China and America’s economy this year.

India is going through a historic tech boom for unicorn start ups. These are the companies valued at more than a billion dollars. In a span of four days, the country saw 6 tech unicorns emerge onto the scene. Startups like Groww, Gutshup, API Holdings, Mohalla Tech, Meesho, and Cred all reached valuations of a billion dollars or more. And that’s attracting some of the world’s largest investors like Softbank and Tiger Global.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian American couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

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 North Arlington, NEW JERSEY (Diya TV) — Authorities in New Jersey are investigating a possible murder-suicide, saying Balaji Rudrawar stabbed his wife Aarti to death. Both were found dead in their home with multiple stab wounds. Their young daughter was found unharmed inside. The motive remains unclear. The man’s father told an India-based media outlet his daughter in law was 7 months pregnant.

In Indian waters, a US war ship sailed through India’s Exclusive Economic Zone without asking for permission, a violation of that country’s law. Both countries remain partners in the region. Sources with the Indian Navy say the move was more about sending a message to China.

As Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry wraps up his India trip,  he’s taking to social media and personally thanking some of the leaders of that region including Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen of Bangladesh, saying all the countries involved are committed to address global warming and climate change. Kerry is raising awareness about this issue heading into a climate conference with world leaders later this month. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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