WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – Diya TV’s Ravi Kapur spoke with White House Staff Secretary and Senior Advisor to President Biden Neera Tanden about her first year in the administration as the highest ranking Indian American not named Vice President Kamala Harris. This is Tanden’s third stint in the White House, after previously serving Presidents Clinton and Obama. We asked Tanden about controversial comments Biden recently made about Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile. She told Diya TV exclusively that “he has a keen understanding“ of the issues.

New York Mayor Eric Adams threw his support behind a state bill to make Diwali a public school holiday. The bill’s chief sponsor is Indian American Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar, Diwali is known as the Festival of Lights and lasts five days. It’s celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains, along with people of Indian-Caribbean heritage.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced she will resign after a disastrous six-week tenure, making her the UK’s shortest serving prime minister ever.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.