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Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologizes for firing controversy

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Diya TV) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai is apologizing for how his company has handled the abrupt dismissal of Dr. Timnit Gebru, a black female AI executive at the company. But he did not apologize for her firing. Gebru is a prominent artificial intelligence researcher, who tweeted last week she was fired for saying she disagreed with a research paper scrutinizing bias in her field. She has also been outspoken at the company about its treatment of black workers. And her dismissal has set off a firestorm.

Police in Fremont, California are accusing 44 year old Indian American Roshan Patel of being a pyromaniac after allegedly setting several home garage doors on fire. The motive for his alleged crime streak is unclear, but investigators say he knew at least one of the residents he targeted. This all happened during a one week stretch earlier this month. Authorities say Patel was arrested after nearby surveillance cameras recorded his car’s license plate.

Seattle-area Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the new chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The caucus will address poverty, racial justice and inequality.

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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