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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Has Elevated the Blindian Community

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Has Elevated the Blindian Community

Washington DC: Sharda Sekaran was raised by a single Black mom. She went to mostly Black schools as a child, in mostly Black neighborhoods. Looking at her, she says, some people assume she’s Black. But her name — Sharda — always gave her away. All her life, Sekaran has searched for other “Blindians” — people […]

Bhavesh Patel Joins Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Board

Bhavesh Patel Joins Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Board

Dallas: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Bob Patel to its Houston Branch board of directors for a term ending Dec. 31, 2023. Patel is CEO of Houston-based LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies with over 19,500 employees globally. He joined LyondellBasell in 2010 and became CEO in 2015.  […]

Indian American Leaders Express Shock at Attack on US Capitol

Indian American Leaders Express Shock at Attack on US Capitol

By Ajay Ghosh Washington DC: The Indian American community has expressed shock and is dismayed at the events that unfurled on Wednesday, January 6th on Capitol Hill.  Supporters of President Donald Trump breached one of the most iconic American buildings, US Capitol, engulfing the nation’s capital in chaos after Trump urged the mob of rioters […]

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Recognizes Leaders of the Indian Diaspora

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Recognizes Leaders of the Indian Diaspora

New Delhi: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. The 16th PBD Convention was held virtually on 9 January, 2021 in New Delhi. The theme of 16th PBD Convention 2021 is “Contributing […]

Vanita Gupta Joins Biden Administration as Associate Attorney General

Vanita Gupta Joins Biden Administration as Associate Attorney General

Washington DC: President-elect Joe Biden is planning to name civil rights activist Vanita Gupta to be the associate attorney general, according to several media reports quoting unnamed sources close to him. The reports on Wednesday also said that he will name Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge, as the attorney general. Gupta had served […]

Biden Administration Lobbied on H-1B Suspension

Biden Administration Lobbied on H-1B Suspension

Washington DC: A top India-centric American business advocacy group has urged the incoming Biden administration to ease the restrictions on H-1B visas and provide green cards to higher education students with science and mathematics degrees to meet the increasing demand for IT professionals in the country. On December 31, outgoing US President Donald Trump extended […]

India’s MEA Ministry OKs e-Ballots for NRIs

India’s MEA Ministry OKs e-Ballots for NRIs

New Delhi: The ministry of external affairs (MEA) has written to the Election Commission favouring its recent proposal to allow non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote remotely through electronically-transmitted postal ballot system (ETPBS) from their country of residence. However, it has suggested that the poll body hold consultations with all stakeholders before rolling out the facility. […]

Indian Seaman Missing Off Texas Waters

Indian Seaman Missing Off Texas Waters

By Jignasa Sinha Mirzapur: “I think I got on the wrong ship. I will have to stay here till May… I don’t know what to do…” On December 2, a 27-year-old merchant navy sailor, Arvind Tiwari, spoke to his sister Sulekha, 25, from his ship off the coast of Texas, US. That was the last […]

A Letter to Farmer Brothers and Sisters

A Letter to Farmer Brothers and Sisters

By Narendra Singh Tomar Dear Farmer brothers and sisters, I am in constant contact with you for the last few days regarding historical agricultural reforms. In the recent past, I have a conversation with National Farmer Organizations of many states. These farming reforms have been welcomed by many farmer organizations. They are happy with these […]

TCC Premier Tournament Fall 2020: Cougars Winners, CSK Runners Up

TCC Premier Tournament Fall 2020: Cougars Winners, CSK Runners Up

Houston: Cougars were crowned as the champions of TCC Taped Ball Fall 2020 on November 21, 2020 defeating CSK by 5 wickets in a very tightly contested low scoring match thereby claiming their eighth Championship in TCC Taped Ball Tournament in their 12th final. They now have the highest number of Championships. This was the […]

TIME Magazine’s First Ever “Kid of the Year”: Gitanjali Rao

TIME Magazine’s First Ever “Kid of the Year”: Gitanjali Rao

New York: Young Indian-American scientist Gitanjali Rao, TIME magazine’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’, has said she is brainstorming about solutions for the effective vaccine distribution to address a pressing challenge posed by the coronavirus, and has set her sights on preventing future pandemics. In an interview with PTI, the 15-year-old inventor said she was […]

Vertical Upward Integration in Punjab’s Farming Sector

Vertical Upward Integration in Punjab’s Farming Sector

By Bhupinder Singh First and foremost I would like to tell my farmers brothers/sisters that I understand and feel their concern regarding the agricultural reform bills that have been passed by the Indian Government. We can feel your anguish and understand what is fueling the protests. We hope that the outcome of ongoing discussions with […]

Sikhs Protest New Indian Agriculture Laws Outside the Indian Consulate in Houston

Sikhs Protest New Indian Agriculture Laws Outside the Indian Consulate in Houston

By Robert Downes Houston: Demonstrators, mostly from the Sikh community, gathered to protest against several farm laws that change India’s agricultural system. Sikhs in Houston are calling on the Indian government to end new agriculture laws that they say will cripple already meager profits for farmers in the country’s Punjab region. On Monday, a few […]

Mount Everest Adjusted to Snow Height

Mount Everest Adjusted to Snow Height

Kathmandu: How tall is Mount Everest? Until now, it depended on whom you asked. China said it was 29,017 feet. Nepal said it was a little taller, at 29,028 feet. The countries have closed that 11-foot gap and reached an agreement. The world’s tallest peak this week will get a new, unified official height from […]

Pan IIT USA’s 2020 Global Summit Features Eminent Speakers

Pan IIT USA’s  2020 Global Summit Features Eminent Speakers

Houston: PanIIT USA, a volunteer run organization, hosted its first ever virtual global summit on December 4-5, 2020 – IIT2020: with the theme “The Future is now”. This mega global summit, had an elite global audience of 17000 over the 2 days. 275+  distinguished speakers; 5 unicorn founders, 40+ Venture Capitalists, 4 CXO’s from billionaire-fortune […]

Champions CC Winners of Spring 2020 TCC Taped Ball Tournament

Champions CC Winners of Spring 2020 TCC Taped Ball Tournament

Houston: Champions CC were crowned as the champions of TCC Taped Ball Spring 2020 Professional on August 15th 2020 defeating Champions CC II by 8 wickets and thereby claiming their first TCC Taped Ball professional Tournament title which is a once in a year championship for Divn. II teams. This was the first appearance in […]

How Did Asian-American Voters Fail?

How Did Asian-American Voters Fail?

As Diwali, the Festival of Light is being celebrated by the Southeast Asian community across the US and the world, this year’s festival is particularly special, with Mrs. Kamala Harris, a daughter of an Asian immigrant, becoming the first woman vice president of America. Many Asian families justifiably feel exhilarated by her success and what […]

Election 2020 at Arya Samaj

Election 2020 at Arya Samaj

Houston: The election process is a celebration in any democratic setup that makes the people govern themselves. Today we hear very often the unique partnership between India and the USA, the largest and the oldest democracies, respectively. But the truth is that India is the oldest democracy in the world besides being the largest one. […]

Lutfi Hassan’s Biden-Harris Victory Party Draws Local Democratic Leaders

Lutfi Hassan’s Biden-Harris Victory Party Draws Local Democratic Leaders

Houston: With the election results closing in on Tuesday, November 3, many South Asian supporters gathered with local leaders for a victory party hastily arranged for by local businessman Lutfi Hassan who is a stalwart of the Democratic Party, not only in Houston but also nationally. The party was held at the newly remodeled luxury […]

All Indian American Congress Representatives Re-elected

All Indian American Congress Representatives Re-elected

Washington DC: Even as the world awaits the results of the US presidential elections, Indian-Americans have some reason to celebrate. The “Samosa Caucus” comprising five Indian-American Democratic lawmakers—Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois, Ami Bera and Ro Khanna from California, Pramila Jayapal from Washington, and Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris—have had a promising run in the elections. […]

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