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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — More than 20 Chinese and Indian soldiers suffered minor injuries after a confrontation that ended in hand to hand combat along the shared border. Last June, the two countries engaged in their deadliest conflict in more than five decades, leading to several soldiers dying on both sides.

India is the largest producer of COVID-19 vaccinations in the world and is being praised for being the most generous at this critical time. The World Health Organization thanked India for sending out vaccines to Brazil, South Africa, and Morocco. India has already sent out millions of doses to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

If you’re not an American, President Biden is banning all travel from South Africa to help contain the spread of the new COVID-19 variant. Biden is also reimposing an entry ban on nearly all non-US travelers who have been in Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and 26 other countries in Europe.

Effective immediately, California Governor Gavin Newsom ended the state’s regional stay at home order, saying the COVID-19 numbers are starting to look better. That means many businesses and restaurants can reopen for outdoor dining and other services. But the pandemic has taken a toll on Newsom’s popularity and he now faces a potential recall by voters.

Most counties will return to the colored tied system that assigns local risk levels based on case numbers and rates of positive test results for coronavirus infections.

Tesla, who plans to enter India this year, is entertaining pitches from Indian states looking for the electric vehicle maker to set up shop. Gujarat, known for its strong automobile manufacturing, Tumkur and Bengaluru are all in the mix.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Missing Hindu woman found mutilated in Pakistan

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The mutilated body of a Hindu woman was found in a field in southeastern Pakistan. Police say 40 year old Daya Bheel was murdered in the latest suspected attack against minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Authorities say they have arrested some suspects but have not determined a motive.

The Khosla family has donated nearly 2 million dollars to the Nudge Institute to help fight poverty. The philanthropists have donated millions of dollars for many other causes.

And disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-fried pleaded not guilty to eight different counts of wire fraud, securities fraud, and conspiracy before a U.S. federal court in the Southern District of New York. U.S. prosecutors allege that under Bankman-Fried’s direction, FTX, once considered one of the largest and most-trusted cryptocurrency exchanges, transferred billions in customer assets to his trading firm, Alameda Research. If convicted of these charges, Bankman-Fried faces up to 115 years in prison.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Christmas crash kills Indian American toddler

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Tragic news out of Nevada. Authorities say an Indian American toddler has died in a devastating Christmas day car crash and his mother is in critical condition fighting for her life. Authorities say the accident happened on a busy Las Vegas boulevard and they were returning home from a trip in California.

Anil Beephan is now the first Indian American Republican ever to be elected to the New York State Assembly in Albany. So far only Indian American Democrats have been elected to the state legislature. Beephan will also become the first minority to represent Dutchess County and at 29 years old, he’s the youngest GOP rep in the state legislature. He’s currently in the tech industry and has also worked as a volunteer firefighter.

Vice President Kamala Harris has named Indian American Rajeev Badyal to a key national advisory group, responsible for strategy and recommendations to improve and maintain space policy. Badyal already works for Amazon, helping launch satellites into orbit. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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EXCLUSIVE: Warriors host first-ever Bhangra Night

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The Golden State Warriors first-ever Bhangra Night made its debut during the Warriors-Jazz game at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors say it’s a chance for the team to connect with the Bay Area’s rapidly growing South Asian community and fan base. Only Diya TV was on hand to capture the festivities. This change from the annual Bollywood night was supposed to take place in 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic.

A federal jury in San Francisco has convicted Sivannarayana Barama of insider trading. Authorities say he used the quarterly financial performance of Palo Alto Networks before that information was released to the public and then traded in that company’s stock while that information was still confidential. Barama worked in IT for several Silicon Valley companies.

U.S. Border Patrol caught more than 4000 Indians illegally crossing the Mexico border in October and November. That’s more than double compared to the same time frame last year. An Indian man recently died climbing a border wall in Texas. The Biden administration is struggling to contain a surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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