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Tech icons Buterin, Dorsey, Khosla donate $1B+ to India Covid relief

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Generous donors around the world are pouring in money for India Covid relief. The latest is Vitalik Buterin who donated one billion dollars worth of cryptocurrencies, one of the largest ever individual philanthropy efforts. Buterin joins other tech entrepreneurs who have given to fight coronavirus in India like venture capitalist Vinod Koshla and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera of California is urging the Biden-Harris administration to continue crucial aid to India to help overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.  He personally met with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House and said he appreciated the assistance Washington was providing to India, but that it should be continued into the future.

And Queens New york lawmaker Jenifer Rajkumar has introduced a bill in the state assembly that would establish Diwali as a school holiday. Rajkumar, who represents the 38th Assembly District in central Queens, says it is time for Diwali to be recognized as a school holiday.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Modi to face protests on visit to DC, NY

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) — India’s Ministry of External Affairs called out Pakistan backed groups threatening to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi “sleepless nights” during his visit to the U.S. next week. The group Sikhs for Justice has planned protests from Washington to New York as the PM visits the U.S. for the first time under the Biden administration.

18 year old Nidhi Rana and 21 year old  Ayush Rana were together when their car began floating toward a spot where the water flows underground toward the river. A massive search was soon launched for the pair and continued for several days.

Vibhav Mittal is now the first Indian American judge on the Superior Court of  Orange County California.  During his ten years as a federal prosecutor, Judge Mittal tried 13 criminal trials to verdict.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Hudson: 55 Kashmiri & Khalistani groups operate in the US

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — The Hudson Institute assembled experts to evaluate fifty-five Kashmiri and Khalistani groups operating within the US. The institute is now recommending a deep dive into the possibility that these groups received funding, support and military training from Pakistan along with terrorist groups in India.

Top American lawmakers paid tributes as they remembered Sikh American Balbir Singh Sodhi,  who was the first victim of a hate crime following the 9/11 terror attacks.  He was murdered outside the Arizona gas station he owned, by a man who said he wanted to “go out and shoot some towel-heads. ”

Compass Digital Acquisition filed for a $200 million IPO. The technology-focused SPAC is targeting software and services companies. Compass is led by Chairman and CEO Abid Neemuchwala, former CEO of IT services firm Wipro.

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — US secretary of state Antony Blinken says America is reassessing it’s relationship with Pakistan.  Blinken noted that the country had harboured members of the Taliban, Al Qaeda including Osama Bin Laden and terrorists from the Haqqani Network. 

Meanwhile the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee will meet to review several amendments supported by the Hindu American Foundation that could punish Pakistan for its alleged ties to terrorism. 

California Governor Gavin Newsom will keep his job after a recall initiative to remove the Democrat from office failed in the nation’s largest state. Newsom was facing a recall drive sparked mainly over accusations that he mishandled his state’s response to Covid-19.

Bangalore, India based media technology company Amagi says it’s raised another $100 million to expand the company. Amagi provides cloud broadcast and targeted advertising software so customers can monetize their content over broadcast TV and streaming TV platforms. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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