NEW YORK (Diya TV) – Efforts to formally recognize Diwali and the Asian Lunar New Year as federal holidays in New York are set to become a reality as the New York State Assembly plans to pass legislation. Action on the bills is anticipated by June 8, coinciding with the legislative session’s conclusion. 

Pakistani authorities have launched a crackdown on former prime minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, detaining thousands of the popular opposition leader’s supporters and allegedly pressuring senior allies to quit the group. Khan is facing a barrage of legal challenges including allegations of corruption and terrorism. All of which he denies. 

Actor Priyanka Chopra is opening up about her career and standing up for her values, recalling a time where a Bollywood director once said he needed to see her underwear on set. She said that was part of the scene but she refused to do it and did not finish the movie. 

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.