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Close in 2018, Sri Kulkarni to Campaign for 22nd District 2020 Race

Close in 2018, Sri Kulkarni to Campaign for 22nd District 2020 Race

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI SUGAR LAND – In 1964, George Bush Sr. ran for the US Congress in Texas District 7. Bush Sr. lost that race, but came back as the winner two years later. This historical nugget may be instructive for Sri Kulkarni, former Democratic nominee and United States Foreign Service Officer, who announced his […]

Rish Oberoi Joins Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director

HOUSTON: Rish Oberoi is excited about joining Ekal Vidyalaya Houston as Zonal Development Director since it involves two of his favorite things. Making a difference and flexing his fundraising skills. As Development Director, Rish’s job involves rallying support from Corporations, strengthening donor base, coordinating with other Ekal Chapters on projects and events and tapping young […]

A Man for All Seasons, Gitesh Desai is Honored, Here and in India

A Man for All Seasons, Gitesh Desai is Honored, Here and in India

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It has happened so often for the local desi community that it is almost expected that someone from this area will make the final cut for the annual Parvasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honor) awards. After four previous local Indians received the award, it was remarkable to learn that yet another […]

Sanjay Rambhadran Sworn in as Texas Lyceum President

Sanjay Rambhadran Sworn in as Texas Lyceum President

AUSTIN: Sanjay Rambhadran was sworn in as the Texas Lyceum’s 2019 President on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The keynote remarks were made by Harris County Commissioner, Rodney Ellis, who is an alumnus of the Lyceum and had served 26 years as a Senator at the […]

IACCGH Power Dialogue with Rep. Pete Olson

IACCGH Power Dialogue with Rep. Pete Olson

HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) continued its Power Dialogue series on Saturday, March 2 with the Board of Directors and select versatile group of business owners, professionals, and academicians at Aling’s Hakka with Congressman Pete Olson In his introductory remarks Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia explained the connection and the […]

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

GLUDES Launched to Stave Off a Dearth of Leadership

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA SUGAR LAND: As they left the Sweetwater Country Club, they clutched the crisp black and turquoise blue canvas briefcases they had been handed out and discussed the ideas they had just heard in the ballroom. Inside the briefcase was a copy of his second book – Roadmap to Success – by the […]

Raj Salhotra, Son of Indian Immigrants, Announces Run for Houston City Council

Raj Salhotra, Son of Indian Immigrants, Announces Run for Houston City Council

BY POOJA SALHOTRA When I entered Chapman & Kirby on Wednesday evening, it felt like high school all over again. I didn’t recognize many people, and upon introducing myself to anyone in the room, I was met with the same reaction: wide eyes, a broad grin and immediate reverence. Similar to when I was a […]

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

IACCGH Holds Dialogue with Congressman Dan Crenshaw

HOUSTON: The IACCGH recognizes that businesses thrive when policies at the State, Federal and International level are business friendly. The Chamber strives to provide access to those that influence and are responsible for policies that impact business and has since 2013 launched its Power Dialogue series. The first 2019 Power Dialogue was hosted on January […]

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

Couple in Yosemite Death Plunge were Intoxicated: Report

  Yosemite: A couple who died in October after falling from a popular scenic overlook at Yosemite National Park in California were intoxicated at the time, according to autopsy results. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, were found to have ethyl alcohol in their systems prior to falling 800 feet from Taft […]

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Tulsi Gabbard Announces 2020 Run vs. Donald Trump

Washington DC: Democrat Tulsi Gabbard announced on Friday that she would run for president in 2020, entering what is expected to be a crowded field of liberal contenders. “I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” the Hawaii congresswoman said on CNN in an interview that’s slated […]

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador to U.S.

US-India Business Council Hosts Reception in Honor of Shringla, Indian Ambassador  to U.S.

  Washington DC: On 15 January 2019, the United States-India Business Council (USIBC) hosted a welcome reception in honour of Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Ambassador of India to the United States. Congressmen, senior US government officials, representatives of U.S. companies, industry associations and a cross-section of the media were present at the event. In his […]

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

Clock ticking, Naga talks stuck for long over issue of symbols

By Sushant Singh NEW DELHI: As the tenure of the NDA government at the Centre nears completion, there is no progress on negotiations for a peace accord with Naga armed groups, with talks stuck for almost a year due to an intransigent position taken by the Naga side on ‘symbolic’ issues, such as a separate flag. […]

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman clash over her claim on HAL

NEW DELHI: A Twitter war broke out on Sunday between Rahul Gandhi and  Nirmala Sitharaman  over a TOI report, with the Congress president claiming that she had lied to Parliament over orders placed with defence PSU HAL and the defence minister hitting back by furnishing contract records and advising him to read the full TOI article. Gandhi […]

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

PM Hasina’s party wins Bangladesh election: TV report

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League party won Sunday’s controversial general  election, local TV said. Hasina’s Awami League-led ruling coalition had won 241 seats in the 300-member parliament, results on local TV channels showed. The main opposition National Unity Front Alliance, led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had secured just seven seats.   Click […]

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

PM Narendra Modi renames three islands in Andaman & Nicobar

The three islands — Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island — will now be called Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively, said Modi at a public function in Port Blair. NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday renamed three islands of Andaman and Nicobar as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra […]

VHP raises Ram temple pitch, Sena warns BJP not to take Hindu sentiments for granted

VHP raises Ram temple pitch, Sena warns BJP not to take Hindu sentiments for granted

AYODHYA: Tensions flared high in Ayodhya as the ‘Dharma Sabha’ organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) commenced in the temple town on Sunday to drum up support for the construction of a Ram temple. A parallel rally was also held by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who warned that unless the temple was built, the BJP […]

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

US man killed in Andaman: Police team retreat after spotting armed tribals in second expedition

  By Ravik Bhattacharya PORT BLAIR: After several failed attempts to locate and retrieve the body of American John Allen Chau, a joint team of Andaman police, forest officials and tribal welfare department made a second expedition to the North Sentinel Island, this time along with two of the accused to identify the area where […]

While world was looking at Delhi, Kolkata became the most polluted city in India

While world was looking at Delhi, Kolkata became the most polluted city in India

NEW DELHI: The level of pollutants in Kolkata has surpassed the level of particulate matter in New Delhi, which is globally infamous for its air pollution. In the past 72 hours, the air quality index (AQI) in the City of Joy has dipped to “very poor” category, crossing levels registered in the national capital, making […]

Amarinder Singh suspects ISI hand in Amritsar ‘terror’ attack

Amarinder Singh suspects ISI hand in Amritsar ‘terror’ attack

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh  on Sunday suspected Pakistan’s ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri terrorists’ role in the Amritsar terror attack that killed three persons and injured twenty others. Amarinder also vowed that he would not let the “forces of terror” destroy the state’s “hard-earned peace”. “The possibility of involvement of ISI-backed Khalistani or Kashmiri terror […]

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya, let Muslims live in peace: Minorities panel chief

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya, let Muslims live in peace: Minorities panel chief

NEW DELHI: National Commission for Minorities chief Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday said Ram temple must be built in Ayodhya so that Muslims in the country can live peacefully and respectfully, PTI reported. The commission chief further stressed that in order to strengthen ties between the two communities, the dispute should be resolved soon.   […]

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