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Data suggests Omicron variant is spreading rapidly

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SEATTLE (Diya TV) — Early data from the University of Washington suggest that the Omicron COVID-19 variant may already be spreading rapidly in Washington state. Indian American virologist Pavitra Roychoudhury coordinates variant testing efforts at the UW School of Medicine’s virology lab and released the data. The lab processes a large proportion of the state’s COVID-19 tests.

French fashion house Chanel named Leena Nair its new global CEO to run one of the world’s biggest luxury brands, known for its tweed suits, quilted handbags, and perfume. Nair was born in India but is a British national. Before coming over, Nair was an executive at Unilever. 

Stephen Curry is the new 3-point king of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors star guard became the all-time leader in 3-pointers Tuesday night against the Knicks, passing Hall of Famer Ray Allen by knocking down the 2,974th 3-pointer of his career.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Reps. Omar, Talib introduce legislation to reprimand India

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is introducing legislation calling on the State Department to call India an egregious violator of religious freedom. Along with Omar, fellow Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Talib is also sponsoring the bill, which accuses India of human rights violations against religious and cultural minorities.

Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley visited British Home Secretary Priti Patel who took to Twitter to say they had a great time together and talked about ways to strengthen the partnership between America and Great Britain. Both are seen as strong conservative Indian women and Haley has also suggested the European Union should split up.

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister says its troubled economy has collapsed and the country is unable to even pay for oil imports. The country is now seeking help from international lenders. India has already been trying to help.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Dr. Arati Prabhakar named White House OSTP Director 

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — President Biden intends to nominate Indian American Arati Prabhakar as director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policymaking her the first woman, immigrant, or person of color nominated to hold the position.

Indian American executive Vishal Garg leads Better.com and is now being sued by a former employee, alleging the company provided misleading statements to investors about the digital mortgage firm’s financial prospects and performance so a merger would go through. A Better.com attorney says the claims are without merit.

Comedian and “Parks & Recreation” star Aziz Ansar married Swedish forensic data scientist Serena Skov Campbell. The comic wed Campbell in front of around 120 people in northern Italy.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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NYC police arrest suspected murderer of Kinshuk Patel

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NEW YORK CITY (Diya TV) — Police in New York have made an arrest in the brutal murder of an Indian American smoke shop owner. Authorities say 33 year old Kinshuk Patel was killed last year during a botched robbery by Yoel Atzmon who is believed to be homeless. Patel leaves behind a wife and two children.

India granted visas to more than 100 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus while dozens of applications are still pending. The move came immediately after a terror attack at a Sikh temple in the country, killing several people.

At least 84 people have died in landslides, lightning strikes, and flash floods across India and Bangladesh in the past week. Northeastern India and northern Bangladesh have been particularly badly hit by severe weather, which has prompted some of the worst flooding in the region in years and left some towns cut off.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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