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Attorney George Willy Attends White House Reception

Attorney George Willy Attends White House Reception

WASHINGTON DC: George Willy, a well-known Immigration Lawyer in Houston was invited to a Rose Garden event at the White House held on May 17, 2022. The President invited Mr. Willy to participate in the celebration of the Asian Heritage month. The invitees were veteran leaders of the Asian community. The event was also attended […]

Commentary: Next Destination after Uvalde and NRA Convention

Commentary: Next Destination after Uvalde and NRA Convention

By Bhupinder Singh What a strange week in Texas. On May 25, 2022; an eighteen-year-old gunman, Salvador Ramos killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Before heading to the school for the shooting spree, the killer had killed his grandmother. The shooter had even posted messages on the social platform […]

Fort Bend County Poised to Elect Suleman Lalani as State Representative

Fort Bend County Poised to Elect Suleman Lalani as State Representative

RICHMOND: Democratic physician Suleman Lalani on Tuesday defeated runoff opponent Vanesia Johnson in a newly drawn state House district in Fort Bend County, leaving him poised to become the first Muslim state lawmaker in Texas history. The new district, freshly crafted during last year’s redistricting process, covers parts of Sugar Land, Mission Bend and unincorporated […]

Attorney George Willy at DNC Retreat

Attorney George Willy at DNC Retreat

CHARLOTTE: George Willy, a prominent immigration lawyer, was invited to a retreat in South Carolina as member of the Leadership Council of the DNC (Democratic National Committee). At this retreat DNC shared with the members of the council the electoral efforts being made by the DNC both in the upcoming mid-term elections and the Presidential […]

Letter to the Editor: Ukraine Conflict and India.

Letter to the Editor: Ukraine Conflict and India.

Dear Editor: The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is the most significant geo-political event since the end of Second World War with the possibility of even a nuclear exchange threatening the very existence of the world. It has pitted old cold war rivals USA and USSR against each other even though Russia the present avatar of […]

Houston Indians Celebrate Yogi Win

Houston Indians Celebrate Yogi Win

HOUSTON: Last Sunday March 13, Hillcroft Avenue was resonating to the sound of drums and chants of Hanuman Chalisa that one would usually associate with the streets of Varanasi or Prayagraj or Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh State in India. What was the reason ? The Indian American diaspora of Houston were celebrating the thumping victory […]

Roopa Gir to Lead Indo-American Political Action Committee

Roopa Gir to Lead Indo-American Political Action Committee

HOUSTON: The Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) takes great pleasure in announcing Dr. Roopa Gir as the new President of IAPAC. Roopa, who is a board member and resident of Bellaire, stepped into her new role with IAPAC on March 1, 2022. Roopa takes over the position of President from Ramesh Anand, who vigorously […]

India, Sewa Helping Ukraine Evacuation

India, Sewa Helping Ukraine Evacuation

HOUSTON: As airstrikes cause extensive damage and people flee Ukraine in large numbers, Sewa International volunteers in Europe have helped more than 3,200 individuals in the past six days to cross the border to reach safety. Sewa volunteers are working with another 3,680 people who have registered for evacuation through the Sewa helpline. Over 250 […]

Capacity Audience for Private Screening of the Movie ‘Kashmir Files’

Capacity Audience for Private Screening of the Movie ‘Kashmir Files’

A Tale of Brutal Killings, Ethnic Cleansing By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Watching The Kashmir Files left me speechless. The magnitude of the violence was something I was completely unaware of until watching this film. I’m still in shock, unable to process what I saw. Before seeing the Kashmir Files, I knew a little bit about […]

Fort Bend County Awards $475,000 Grant to Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston

Fort Bend County Awards $475,000 Grant to Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston

HOUSTON: Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston, EGMH, is very happy and proud to inform you that it has received a generous grant of $475,000 under the non -profit program of the Fort Bend County under the American rescue plan. Judge KP George has offered unflinching support to the activities of EGMH from day one when he […]

IAPAC Hosts ‘Gratitude for Global Cultures’ Lunch with Elected Leaders

IAPAC Hosts ‘Gratitude for Global Cultures’ Lunch with Elected Leaders

Houston: The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) is fulfilling its promise once again of being the only non-partisan voice for Indian Americans in the political arena. On November 20, 2021, IAPAC hosted “Gratitude with Global Cultures,” a Thanksgiving Lunch, focused on being grateful for the diversity within our region. Keeping in […]

Fort Bend Aide Taral Patel Joins Biden Administration

Fort Bend Aide Taral Patel Joins Biden Administration

Richmond: The Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) of Greater Houston is a nonpartisan organization and one of its missions is to promote and encourage political involvement and increase political awareness in the Indian American community residing in the Greater Houston area. IAPAC would like to congratulate Taral Patel on his appointment to work with […]

Commissioner Adrian Garcia Proposes Initiatives to Strengthen Grid

Commissioner Adrian Garcia Proposes Initiatives to Strengthen Grid

Harris County: Commissioners Court discussed an item brought forth by Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia to consider what county actions are available to respond to the widely acknowledged failures of the Public Utility Commission of Texas that led to dozens of lives being lost. According to the Houston Chronicle, the number of deaths from the […]

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

Moving Beyond Paris: India Steps Up its Climate Ambitions

By Harsh V. Shringla We focus on the human and development impacts of climate change *Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The country aims to be ‘a leader in thought and action on climate’, its foreign secretary says Harsh V. Shringla is India’s […]

Sri Kulkarni Joins AmeriCorps Federal Agency

Sri Kulkarni Joins AmeriCorps Federal Agency

Washington DC: AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, announced the appointments of three leading experts to key positions – Sonali Nijhawan, director of AmeriCorps State and National; Dan Kohl, director of government relations; and Sri Preston Kulkarni, chief of external affairs. Joining the seven leaders announced last month, these appointees reflect the Biden […]

Rihanna, Greta Tweet for Farmers and Government Response

Rihanna, Greta Tweet for Farmers and Government Response

New Delhi: Protests have been taking place in India for months as a result of three new agriculture laws passed in 2020. On Feb. 2, two influential names took to Twitter to show their support for India’s farmers. Rihanna shared an article written by CNN, which outlined the recent internet cuts that took place in […]

PM Modi ‘Honored’ after Brazil Thanks India for 2 MM Covid Vaccine

PM Modi ‘Honored’ after Brazil Thanks India for 2 MM Covid Vaccine

New Delhi: After receiving 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, Brazil President Jair M Bolsonaro thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for vaccine export saying he feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. India, which began exporting the Astrazeneca and Oxford coronavirus vaccine doses last Wednesday, […]

Kisan Morcha Calls Off Tractor Parade after Violence at Red Fort

Kisan Morcha Calls Off Tractor Parade after Violence at Red Fort

New Delhi: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha called off the tractor parade by farmers Tuesday and appealed to particiants to immediately return to their respective protest sites. The tractor parade, which began much ahead of the scheduled time, turned violent with farmers opposing the Centre’s new agri laws and police clashing at several areas of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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