HARTFORD (Diya TV) — The Consulate General of India in New York is condemning the Connecticut Assembly’s call to celebrate Sikh Independence Day saying it divides communities. The controversy started last month after a video showed a state assembly official reading a declaration alongside several Sikhs holding anti-India banners and pro-Khalistan placards. The Consulate General of India says it will escalate this issue with lawmakers.

National Small Business Week is underway and the Small Business Administration is highlighting free programs to help underserved communities. Administrator Isabella Guzman spoke to Diya TV exclusively about how their Community Navigator Program will help entrepreneurs.

Silicon Valley executive Umang Gupta has passed away he was 73 years old. Gupta helped drive two trends in business software while blazing a trail for Indian-born entrepreneurs.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.