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5th International Day of Yoga Events Scheduled throughout Texas

5th International Day of Yoga Events Scheduled throughout Texas

BY MANU SHAH HOUSTON: The Consulate General of India, Houston in collaboration with Friends of Yoga, is organizing several events across Texas to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga. This ancient Indian practice received unprecedented global attention four years ago when the United Nations recognized June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. An […]

ER Nurse and Executive Naushad Kermally Seeks Sugar Land City Council Position in a Runoff

ER Nurse and Executive Naushad Kermally Seeks Sugar Land City Council Position in a Runoff

BY POOJA SALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: Since settling in Sugar Land 23 years ago, Naushad Kermally has done everything he could to learn about the community, from graduating from the Sugar Land 101 program, to serving on the city’s Ethics Review Board. All the while, he’s been working a full-time as the Executive Vice President of […]

Modi Victory in India Touches Off Celebrations Across Houston

Modi Victory in India Touches Off Celebrations Across Houston

BY SARITA MEHTA HOUSTON: The elections in India were a highly anticipated event for the local supporters of the incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party who had canvassed for him through calls to Indian voters through specially arranged phonebanks. When the final results came in on Thursday, May 23 showing the […]

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu Presidential Candidate, in Houston

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu Presidential Candidate, in Houston

By Pooja Salhotra Houston: Service before self. That’s what Americans hope for in elected officials. Yet, we often are left with self-serving politicians who fail to address the challenges most Americans face – issues like affordable healthcare, access to quality education and a fair criminal justice system. But those issues were the subject of discussion […]

Yogi Patel to be President of Ekal Houston

Yogi Patel to be President of Ekal Houston

HOUSTON: Yogesh (Yogi) Patel connects easily with people and has a flair for organization – two talents that will serve him well in his new capacity as Ekal’s Houston Chapter President for 2019-20. An inner recognition that he has been “blessed with opportunities in life and is in a position to do something for others” […]

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 […]

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