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Thapar, Rao on Supreme Court shortlist to replace Ginsburg

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Early indications are that President Trump would like to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative female, like Judge Amy Coney Barrett. But Judge Amul Thapar is also considered among the top choices, along with Judge Neomi Rao and either judge could become the first Indian American and Asian American justice on the nation’s highest court.

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The Indians for Biden National Council announced 16 Indian American leaders have joined their effort to reach Indian American communities in battleground states. The Advisory Board includes:

  • U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois
  • Nisha Biswal, President of U.S.-India Business Council 
  • Ronnie Chatterji, candidate for North Carolina State Treasurer
  • Sen. Jay Chaudhuri of North Carolina
  • Sen. Manka Dhingra of Washington
  • Rep. Vin Gopal of New Jersey 
  • Raj Goyle, former Kansas state legislator and co-founder of Indian American Impact Fund
  • Sen. Ghazala Hashmi of Virginia 
  • Nisha Jain, Vice President, GBAO
  • Varun Krovi, Chief of Staff to U.S. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence 
  • Rep. Nima Kulkarni of Kentucky
  • Rep. Padma Kuppa of Michigan 
  • Seema Nanda, former CEO of the Democratic National Committee 
  • Shekar Narasimhan, Democracy Alliance member and Chairman and Founder of AAPI Victory Fund
  • Former Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan of Fremont, California
  • Sonal Shah, Economic Policy Advisor for the Biden Unity Task Force

As broadcast on Diya TV, the Hindu American Foundation held their annual advocacy forum, a two day event discussing Hindu Human Rights around the world and local and state issues affecting Hindu Americans.

The late Harris County, Texas Sheriffs Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal was honored by Congress, who named a post office after him in houston.

provides that the post office located at 315 Addicks Howell Road in Houston will be named the “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office.” The bill was co-sponsored by the entire Texas delegation, according to a news release from the Sikh Coalition.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Trump becomes first U.S. President to be impeached twice

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” He is the first President to be impeached twice, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats to vote for the removal of the President, whose term ends January 20th. But the Senate will not convene until January 19th to hold a trial for the president.

A full week after the Capitol was stormed by his supporters, President Trump released a video saying he condemned the mob violence that left 5 people dead and threatened the lives of members of Congress. Trump took on a solemn tone and did not address being impeached, nor acknowledge his successor President-Elect Joe Biden.

After months of massive nationwide protests by India’s farmers, the Indian Supreme Court has put three contentious farm laws on hold until further notice. The court said the decision to suspend the laws “may assuage the hurt feelings of the farmers and encourage them to come to the negotiating table with confidence and good faith.” The farmers argue the new laws passed in September would privatize land and undermine their livelihoods by giving more power to corporations.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Impeachment moves ahead despite limited GOP support

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Democrats in the House are moving ahead with the second impeachment of President Trump over accusations Trump incited supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol. Despite tepid Republican support, the vote will be held Wednesday. Vice President Pence said he would not invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump before his final day in office January 20th.

Indian Prime Minister Modi praised the Indian diaspora around the world for all their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Modi says Indians have gone above and beyond with their giving and generosity, especially medical workers on the front lines. He also thanked temples, gurdwaras and other social service agencies for being there for everyone without discrimination.

India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for use, putting it’s massive manufacturing capacity in the spotlight.  The Serum Institute of India is the world’s largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume. It will likely provide almost all the vaccines in India and ship to many other places around the world later this year.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Rioters face criminal charges, Capitol Police chief resigns

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Federal investigators are looking to bring criminal charges on everyone involved in the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol and they are also looking at the role President Trump had in inviting his supporters to interrupt the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s win. 15 criminal cases have already been filed, including one against one man who brought a military semi-automatic rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails. Capitol Police are also under fire for how the building was breached in the first place, leading to the resignation of their police chief. The House & Senate Sergeant at Arms are also being replaced.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are leading the calls for the 25th Amendment to be invoked against President Trump. The 25th Amendment states in part the vice president and a majority of the cabinet can decide that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the office.

Several White House officials resigned in the aftermath of violence at the Capitol. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced their resignations, the first to leave President Trump’s Cabinet since the attack. Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, top European and Russian official on the National Security Council Ryan Tully and First Lady Melania Trump’s Chief of Staff Stephanie Grisham have also quit.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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