Tyngsborough, Mass. (Diya TV) — Abhijit Das, the president and CEO of Troca Hotels announced he is running for the 3dr District Congress in Massachusetts. The Democrat candidate made the official announcement on his birthday amidst friends, family and community members at the Stonehedge Hotel and Spa in Tyngsborough. The seat ib being vacated by ..
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Diya TV) — Surbhi Sarna was named the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award by Harker School’s Office of Alumni Relations. She was honored at homecoming on Sept. 23. Sarna is a 2003 graduate of the San Jose, CA private school. The Distinguished Alumni Award “recognizes a prominent alumna/alumnus who exemplifies ..
WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for the second five-year term. The 44-year-old was confirmed with a 52-41 vote to remain the Federal Communications Commission chair. Pai’s confirmation did not come without backlash form some legislators. Ina statement from the FCC, Pai says: “I am deeply grateful ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Featuring the highest-caliber professional men’s and women’s squash athletes ever hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 2017 Oracle NetSuite Open Squash Championships were recently held at Justin Herman Plaza on the Embarcadero. India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik was defeated by Malaysia’s Nicol David in semi-final competition. David is lauded ..
WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Trapped amidst a scandal regarding use of private planes for official business, U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned. The 62-year-old Price resigned on Sept. 29 saying he regretted that “recent events have created a distraction” from the work of the health department. Seema Verma and Bobby Jindal are widely being ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — A lawsuit suing UC Berkeley for suppressing the students’ first amendment rights to free speech, was heard in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit, filed by Harmeet K. Dhillon of the Dhillon Law Group on behalf of the Young America’s Foundation and the ..
NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Pratham, one of the largest educational nonprofits in India raised over $3.8 million at its New York Tri-State Gala on September 15 at the Cipriani Wall Street. Attended by approximately 600, the event raised funds for Pratham’s innovative, award-winning educational programs targeted at the underprivileged in India. Established in the ..
LOS ANGELES (Diya TV) — Mahesh Babu’s Telugu-Tamil language thriller SPYder reeled in over $1 million at American theaters in its opening week. SPYder becomes only the third Indian film this year, and only the sixth ever, to debut with a seven-figure box office tally in the U.S. The film claimed fifth-place on its opening ..
NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Nimesh Patel is among the latest recruits at Saturday Night Live. Patel gained acclaim for writing the stand-up roast of President Donald Trump. Hasan Minhaj delivered the routine during the White House Correspondents Dinner this year. “In hiring Patel (who jokes about keeping his Hindu papers on him at all ..
Akshaya Patra Foundation receives $1M pledge from Vista Equity Partners; raises $500K at annual event
SAN FRANCISO (Diya TV) — Vista Equity Partners, the world’s leading private equity firm pledged $1 million to Akshaya Patra over five years to aid in the Foundation’s mid-day meal plan. Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners announced the collaboration alongside Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool, and Shridhar Venkat, CEO of ..
TAMPA BAY, Flor. (Diya TV) — A $200 million philanthropic commitment made by cardiologist Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel was the largest in Nova Southeastern University history. The contribution will see $50 million in scholarships as well as building a Tampa Bay Regional Campus on the former site of Clearwater ..
Google launches mobile payment App Tez tailored to Indian users
DEARBORN, Mich. (Diya TV) — Designed at leveraging the benefits of Ford and Mahindra’s strengths, Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company announced a strategic alliance. A Sept. 18 announcement by Ford says the “agreement between the two companies will allow each to leverage their mutual strengths during a period of unprecedented transformation in the global ..
Duke University Opens India office in Bengaluru
8th annual Chicago South Asian Film Festival focuses on women in cinema
WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is currently partaking in a three day visit to India, the first cabinet level under the Trump Administration. Mattis will reportedly meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during his stay, with the goal of strengthening the pace of U.S.-India defense cooperation and ..