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South Asians do well in NYC City Council race

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NEW YORK (Diya TV) – A trio of South Asians look poised to win the New York City Council Primary Races. Shekar Krishnanan, Jaslin Kaur and Shahana Hanif are in the lead in their respective races.  51 districts across the five boroughs, featuring many Indian-American candidates. As for Hanif,  she could become the first Muslim woman to represent the council if she wins.

A net worth of a million dollars is no longer enough to earn you a membership into the world’s top 1% when it comes to wealth. The latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report came out saying despite the worst health crisis in at least a century, global wealth grew nearly 8% in 2020 to more than four trillion dollars.

The founders of South Africa’s largest cryptocurrency exchange have vanished, along with nearly $3.6 billion in Bitcoin. Authorities are looking for Ameer and Raees Cajee the founders of Afcrypt. Crypto exchanges around the world have been warned to be on the lookout should anyone try to sell digital currency on their platforms. Such scams have taken the virtual currency world by storm, with many looking to find alternative trading platforms like the Independent Reserve, a crypto exchange in singapore, to provide a safe choice for their trade options.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Amit Jani named White House liaison to DHS

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian American Amit Jani has been named acting White House liaison at the Department of Homeland Security. Jani was the former national Asian American Pacific Islander director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and has worked with several lawmakers.

In New York, Indian American Jasminder Singh has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding American Express. Prosecutors say Singh stole nearly $5 million from the credit card giant and laundered the proceeds. Officials say he bought luxury items and a $1.3 million house with the money.

After weeks of uncertainty, a Chinese surveillance vessel docked at a port in Sri Lanka, raising tensions between neighboring India and China as Indian leaders grow increasingly alarmed by Beijing’s expanding influence in the region.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Apple acknowledges caste discrimination ban

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Reuters is reporting that tech giant Apple banned caste discrimination two years ago, and the company even updated it’s employee handbook to reflect this change. But it’s never been reported until now. The inclusion of this new category goes beyond what U.S. discrimination laws require. Recently a number of tech employees in Silicon Valley have highlighted caste-discrimination in companies, especially among Indians and South Asians who make up a large part of the workforce.

The political party that once backed former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has hired a US lobbying firm to restore ties with the Biden Administration. Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf also known as PTI, at one point accused the U.S. of trying to overthrow Khan when he was in office.

Legendary Indian investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has died at the age of 62. He was often referred to as the Warren Buffet of India with an estimated net worth of 5.8 billion dollars. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes to Jhunjhunwala, who was always bullish on Indian stock markets.
Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian Independence Day celebrated around the globe

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indians around the world are celebrating the country’s 76th Independence day from British colonial rule by hoisting the tricolor and singing the national anthem. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to transform India into a developed country in the next 25 years behind its democracy and the skills of his 1.3 billion people.

Pakistan on Sunday also marked its Independence Day. But at least two people were killed and some 57 people, including women and children, sustained bullet injuries after shots were fired during midnight celebrations in different parts of Lahore and Karachi.

Author Salman Rushdie is off the ventilator and expected to recover after being stabbed multiple times by an attacker in New York during a recent lecture, but his son says the injuries could be life altering. Rushdie will likely lose an eye and has damage to his liver. His ex-wife and celebrity food host Padma Lakshmi says she is worried and hopes for his speedy recovery.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report. 

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