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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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FTX’s Nishad Singh got $543 million loan

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More fallout from the FTX cryptocurrency platform collapse. Court documents show its affiliate Alameda Research loaned executives like Sam Bankman Fried $1 billion and more than $500 million to Indian American Nishad Singh, FTX’s top engineer. FTX’s interim CEO says never in his career has he seen such complete failure of corporate controls and a complete absence of trustworthy financial information. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it was unable to come up with customer funds.

Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing start up Theranos.In her trial, Holmes alleged she was in the midst of a decade-long abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend and Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The Indian American was also found guilty for his role in this fraud and will be sentenced later.

Starting next month, India will assume the G20 presidency for a year and chair more than 200 meetings, leading the way for global economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country’s leadership here will be inclusive, ambitious, and decisive.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Arvind Venkat & Tarik Khan win Pennsylvania State seats

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – Looking back at the midterm elections, Arvind Venkat and Tarik Khan made history as the first South Asian Americans elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Advocacy group Indian American Impact played a major role on the ground, saying it trained and mobilized 200 volunteers to go door-to-door, to engage voters and provide info they needed to elect new leadership.

After 35 years, the Nancy Pelosi era is officially coming to an end. The speaker from San Francisco announced she’s bowing out of leadership, but will retain her House seat. The midterms cost Pelosi’s Democratic party the House and effectively ended her speakership.

Two former Indian American executives at Meta Platforms will launch a new non fungible token start up for creators. Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi have raised more than $8 million for their new company called Virtualness. But they are facing headwinds as the FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapse is putting pressure on the entire industry.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Meet FTX insider Nishad Singh

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The controversy around failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to captivate the world. Part of the scrutiny is now on the people involved, including Indian American Nishad Singh. According to new reports, this techie was part of FTX’s inner circle, which lived together and ran the cryptocurrency empire from the Bahamas. The software engineer was also reportedly aware that FTX secretly transferred customer funds worth billions of dollars to its sister firm Alameda Research. Currently, no one is facing any criminal charges. Diya TV featured Singh more than a decade ago for running ultra marathons as a 17 year old getting ready for college. 

Former President Donald Trump has officially announced he is running for president in 2024, marking his third bid for the White House. Trump had been hinting at this announcement for months, as the embattled former president faces multiple criminal and civil litigations and as his party is grappling with a worse than expected showing in the midterm elections. 

At the G20 Summit in Bali, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden are coming together to condemn the rising threat of nuclear weapons as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to raise tension and anxiety around the world.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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