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Dilawar Syed takes State Department role

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — Pakistani American Dilwar Syed has been named the new Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the US State Department. But Syed is still fighting for the number 2 spot at the Small Business Administration. Republicans are boycotting Syed’s nomination and have blocked it 5 times. If confirmed to the SBA, he would be the highest ranking Muslim in the Biden administration.

The pride of India and the country’s lone representative at this year’s Beijing Winter Olympics is alpine skier Arif Khan. He finished 45th in the giant slalom event. The 31-year-old from Jammu and Kashmir Khan took up winter sports after being encouraged by his father, who owns a ski shop and was taught everything there.

Hindu temple priests and devotees in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada are terrified after at least six temples were vandalized and burglarized in the past 2-3 months. Authorities say each of the break-ins was caught on camera involved two masked individuals who remain on the run.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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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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