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Gitesh Desai Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

Gitesh Desai Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

BY MANU SHAH VARANASI: Gitesh Desai was reading an email from India’s Ministry of External Affairs but before the words could sink in, he got a call from Houston’s Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray congratulating him. Desai was one of the 28 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees of 2019. The normally eloquent Desai says he was […]

American jailed for attacking Sikh taxi driver with hammer in US

American jailed for attacking Sikh taxi driver with hammer in US

A man in the US has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for brutally attacking a 53-year-old Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver in Seattle last year. Swarn Singh was assaulted with a deadly weapon by Rory Benson in December 2017, according to Sikhs civil rights group The Sikh Coalition.   Click here to read more… […]

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx president

Indian-American Rajesh Subramaniam  has been named as the president and chief executive officer of US multinational courier delivery giant FedEx. Subramaniam, currently the executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer of FedEx Corporation, will assume his new role on January 1, 2019.   Click here to read more… Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com

Indian-origin professor in US accused of using his students as ‘servants’

Indian-origin professor in US accused of using his students as ‘servants’

WASHINGTON: A prominent Indian-origin professor in the US has been accused of exploiting his students as servants and compelling them to do his personal work, an American daily has claimed. Ashim Mitra, a longtime pharmacy professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, made his students tend his lawn, look after his dog and water the […]

Top Indian, US diplomats celebrate Diwali at State Department

Top Indian, US diplomats celebrate Diwali at State Department

WASHINGTON: Top Indian and American diplomats celebrated Diwali , the festival of lights, here on Monday, reflecting the “great strength” of partnership between the two largest democracies of the world. Indian ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna and deputy secretary of state John Sullivan were chief guests at the Diwali celebrations held at Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State […]

Indian couple dies after falling 800 feet in California’s Yosemite National Park

Indian couple dies after falling 800 feet in California’s Yosemite National Park

NEW YORK: In a tragic incident, an Indian couple died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California’s Yosemite National Park  this week, according to a media report. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. They were identified Monday as a […]

Atul Gawande, Divya Nag and Raj Panjabi make it to Time’s most-influential ‘Health Care 50’ US list

Atul Gawande, Divya Nag and Raj Panjabi make it to Time’s most-influential ‘Health Care 50’ US list

HOUSTON: Three Indian-Americans have been named in the Time magazine’s 2018 list of the 50 most influential people whose work is transforming healthcare in the US. The three Indian-Americans included in the list are Divya Nag, Dr Raj Panjabi and Atul Gawande.     Click here to read more… Credit: economictimes.indiatimes.com

Indian-American awarded at White House for combatting human trafficking

Indian-American awarded at White House for combatting human trafficking

By Seema Hakhu Kachru HOUSTON: An Indian-American woman has been honoured with a Presidential award by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for her extraordinary contribution towards combatting human trafficking in Houston.  Minal Patel Davis, Special Advisor on Human Trafficking to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, received the ‘Presidential Medal for Combating Human Trafficking’ in the […]

US varsity building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

US varsity building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

HOUSTON: A building at the University of Houston will be renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of a gift that will provide ongoing support for faculty, students and research, the varsity has said. The university’s Engineering Research Building will be named after Durga D and Shushila Agrawal  who made a sizable donation to the college, the varsity’s […]

Trump taps Indian American woman to head nuclear energy division

Trump taps Indian American woman to head nuclear energy division

WASHINGTON: Days after signing a new legislation to speed up the development of advanced reactors, President Donald Trump  has roped in a top Indian American nuclear expert for a key administrative position in the department of energy. Trump has announced his intent to nominate Rita Baranwal  to be an assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy) at the […]

Indian-origin steel tycoon named 21st Century Icon in UK

Indian-origin steel tycoon named 21st Century Icon in UK

LONDON: Indian-origin steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has been awarded the title of 21st Century Icon at an awards ceremony in London in recognition of his success in building a flagship UK-based international metals, industrials, energy and financial services group.  Gupta, Executive Chairman of GFG Alliance, was named an “Icon” in the “Astute Finance and Investments” […]

Indian-American entrepreneur among dead in Arizona plane crash

Indian-American entrepreneur among dead in Arizona plane crash

WASHINGTON: A young Indian-American entrepreneur was among six people killed in a plane crash in a suburb of Phoenix in Arizona, authorities said on Friday. They identified him as Anand Patel, 26, the founder of What’s Happy Clothing.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

A record number of Indian Americans are aiming for midterm polls in US

A record number of Indian Americans are aiming for midterm polls in US

The upcoming midterm polls in the US is keeping the activists of Indian American Impact Fund (IAIF) busy these days. The Washington DC-based political action committee, which works with candidates from the community running for the US elections, recently endorsed Anita Malik, the Democratic candidate running for the US Congress to represent Arizona’s 6th Congressional […]

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans  Hiral Tipirneni, Anita Malik  and Sanjay Patel  – all from the opposition Democratic party – have won their respective primaries to advance to the US Congressional elections in November. While Tipirneni and Malik – both women – are running for the US House of Representatives  seats from Arizona, a State which is known for its Republican […]

Akali Dal leader Manjit Singh attacked again by pro-Khalistan supporters in US; three arrested

Akali Dal leader Manjit Singh attacked again by pro-Khalistan supporters in US; three arrested

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjit Singh GK was “brutally” attacked by a mob of alleged pro-Khalistan supporters in California on Saturday. Singh, who is also the president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) , was earlier allegedly attacked by protesters in New York. Three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack […]

Indian-origin restaurateur racially targeted in US

Indian-origin restaurateur racially targeted in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin restaurateur in the US was racially targeted by a customer who referred to him and his family as “a tribe from India” and went on to comment that he “probably just funded Al-Qaeda ” by eating at the hotel, according to a media report. Taj Sardar, the owner of ‘The Kings Diner’ in Ashland, […]

VS Naipaul: A controversial author who crafted his lines and insults

VS Naipaul: A controversial author who crafted his lines and insults

NEW DELHI: Trinidad-born Indian-origin author V S Naipaul passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday. Known for his critical commentary on colonialism, religion, and politics, Naipual won the Booker Prize for his novel In a Free State in 1971. In 2001, he won the Nobel Prize Nobel Prize in Literature. In his lifetime, Naipaul also won several other […]

Indian-American Seema Nanda becomes CEO of Democratic party

Indian-American Seema Nanda becomes CEO of Democratic party

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Seema Nanda, who took over as CEO of the opposition Democratic National Committee  last week, has vowed to fight for the “soul of the country” and help elect Democrats in every corner of the US. “We are fighting now for the soul of our country – for our democracy and for opportunity,” Nanda, the first […]

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by ‘racist’ opponent supporter

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by ‘racist’ opponent supporter

NEW YORK: An Indian-American senatorial candidate has been assaulted allegedly by a racist man who punched him in the face leaving him severely bleeding at a town hall in Massachusetts, according to media reports. Shiva Ayyadurai, 54, who is running Independent against powerful incumbent Elizabeth Warren from the Democratic party was attacked last week by her supporter, […]

Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year: Survey

Indian-Americans donate $1 billion a year: Survey

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with highest per capita income, donate about $1 billion per year, far less than their potential of $3 billion philanthropy in the US, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey. The survey, which assessed the giving habits of Indian-Americans, concluded that the community donates in the […]

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