Abhijit Das planning to run for Massachusetts Congress

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 ..

Surbhi Sarna honored with Harker School distinguished alumni award

Surbhi Sarna honored with Harker School distinguished alumni award

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 ..

Ajit Pai confirmed by Senate for second term at FCC

Ajit Pai confirmed by Senate for second term at FCC

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 ..

Oracle NetSuite Open Attracts World’s Best Squash Players to Bay Area

Oracle NetSuite Open Attracts World’s Best Squash Players to Bay Area

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 ..

Health Secretary Tom Price Resigns; Seema Verma May Be Top Choice for Replacement

Health Secretary Tom Price Resigns; Seema Verma May Be Top Choice for Replacement

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 ..

UC Berkeley Free Speech Lawsuit Addressed in Court

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 ..

Pratham raises $3.8 million at gala in New York

Pratham raises $3.8 million at gala in New York

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 ..

Tollywood’s SPYder debuts strong first weekend at US box offices

Tollywood’s SPYder debuts strong first weekend at US box offices

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 ..

Saturday Night Live hires Indian-American Nimesh Patel

Saturday Night Live hires Indian-American Nimesh Patel

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 ..

Indian American couple gifts $200M to Nova Southeastern University

Indian American couple gifts $200M to Nova Southeastern University

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 ..

Mahindra and Ford Announce Strategic Cooperation

Mahindra and Ford Announce Strategic Cooperation

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 ..

Defense Secretary James Mattis Visiting India

Defense Secretary James Mattis Visiting India

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 ..