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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Alameda County in Northern California is the first county in the U.S. to pass a proclamation in opposition of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act, joining six American cities that include San Francisco, Seattle and St. Paul. Home to Fremont, a city with one of the largest Indian American populations in the U.S., Alameda County declared India’s legislation was “discriminatory towards Muslims, caste oppressed minorities [and] women.”

Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg was picked by President-Elect Joe Biden to join the President’s cabinet as Transportation Secretary. If confirmed, the 38 year old Buttigieg would be the first Senate approved cabinet official who openly identifies as gay.

It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. The 13-day military conflict was one of the shortest wars in history and ended with a decisive win for India, leading to the creation of Bangladesh. The war is also known for the Indian Navy’s assault on Pakistan’s financial hub of Karachi, which was also the headquarters of the Pakistan Navy.

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Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik guilty on terror charges

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Radical separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik is pleading guilty in a terror funding case. The court said Malik had set up an elaborate structure and mechanism across the world to raise funds for carrying out unlawful activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the name of “freedom struggle” for Muslims. The blockbuster movie The Kashmir Files is based in part off Malik’s efforts to cleanse Kashmir of Hindus.

Indian-American Arun Venkataraman was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service for the International Trade Administration. He was appointed by President Biden and lead more than 1400 people.

Six-year-old Indian American Kiara Kaur has become the youngest keynote speaker to address any World Expo, prompting World Book of Records in London to acknowledge this as a world record.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Rajapaksa resigns

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COLOMBO (Diya TV) — Sri Lanka is plunging into chaos. The country’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned Monday following weeks of protests demanding he and his brother who is the president, step down over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The resignation comes after authorities deployed armed troops in the capital following an attack earlier in the day by government supporters on protesters.

White House Coronavirus Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha and the Biden administration are requesting another $22.5 billion in Covid funding. But critics like
Indian American Doctor Marty Makary say it will likely be wasted on another vaccine that has not been disclosed, studied, or authorized by the FDA.

The US-India Strategic Partnership Forum held its West Coast Summit in San Francisco, featuring Congressman Ro Khanna and former Cisco CEO John Chambers, along other influential leaders in tech and politics.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian & Dutch ambassadors trade barbs over Ukraine

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) — India is rebuking the Netherlands after one of the Dutch nation’s ambassador’s criticized the country for abstaining from voting against the Russian invasion. The world’s largest democracy is under pressure to join the West in sanctioning Moscow. But New Delhi wants to keep its options open.

Western Michigan University men’s basketball team has named Indian American Manny Dosanjh as one of the team’s new assistant coaches. Dosanjh played basketball collegiately at Delta College

Indian American Aryan Simhadri will be one of the lead characters in the upcoming “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series on Disney+. In the lead-up to the series’ casting announcement, fans on social media hoped to see actors of color bringing to life their favorite characters.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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