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Indo-Americans Achieve Success in Midterms

Indo-Americans Achieve Success in Midterms

HOUSTON: Democrat incumbent KP George will serve another term as Fort Bend County judge with a narrow victory over Republican challenger Trever Nehls. Final unofficial voting results show George received 51.6% of the vote, or 126,828, to Nehls’ 48.4%, or 119,082, with all 82 Fort Bend County polling locations reporting.The first two Muslim lawmakers in […]

WE@IAPAC Hosts Dialog on Women’s Rights

WE@IAPAC Hosts Dialog on Women’s Rights

HOUSTON: On October 28, the Indian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) hosted its 2nd annual women empowerment event aptly named W.E.@IAPAC at the Junior League of Houston. This year’s event was an invigorating evening with a dialogue focused on women’s health and reproductive rights. Dr. Roopa Gir, IAPAC president, opened the event with an introduction […]

Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations Marked on Oct. 2

Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations Marked on Oct. 2

By Dr. Nidhi Trehan It is a rare event in the diaspora when members of the social justice community congregate and celebrate visionaries such as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, (known as “Mahatma” or “Great Soul”) and Martin Luther King Jr. on the same platform, but Austin-based community group, Friends of India, Texas (FIT) did just that on […]

Navroz Prasla, Chairman of NTV America, Meets VP Kamala Harris at Annual JJ Reception in Texas

Navroz Prasla, Chairman of NTV America, Meets VP Kamala Harris at Annual JJ Reception in Texas

AUSTIN: Indian-American Business magnate and Chairman of NTV America Navroz Prasla met Honorable Vice President of the US Kamala Harris at the JJ Reception. The Annual Johnson-Jordan Reception is a major event meant to help the Democratic Party raise funds for voting efforts before the elections. The event took place in Austin, Texas, and was […]

Defaced Election Yard Signs Point to Bigotry, Hate in Fort Bend

Defaced Election Yard Signs Point to Bigotry, Hate in Fort Bend

RICHMOND, Fort Bend County: Many candidates running for political office in the elections in November have placed their yard signs on a block-long stretch of Richmond Parkway and Wildwood, across from the CVS, for people to look at as they drive by. The signs have been up for awhile and include several minorities like Surendran […]

IAPAC Holds Reception for Judges Lina Hidalgo and KP George

IAPAC Holds Reception for Judges Lina Hidalgo and KP George

By Jawahar Malhotra & Pranav Rao HOUSTON: In its continuing efforts to educate the South Asian community about the political process in the Greater Houston area, the Indo American PAC held another reception on Thursday, September 22 evening for Harris County Commissioners Court Judge Lina Hidalgo and for KP George, her equivalent in Ft Bend […]

Alliance for Disaster Relief Raises $1 Million for Pakistan Flood Victims

Alliance for Disaster Relief Raises $1 Million for Pakistan Flood Victims

HOUSTON: Resource generation efforts spearheaded by the Alliance for Disaster Relief, a collaboration of more than 35 plus community organizations in Houston, Texas, USA; to help flood -battered Pakistan; has raised more than $1million in just three hours during a fundraising event.   ‏Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; Congresspersons Sheila Jackson Lee & AL Green; Consul General […]

Iconic World Trade Center Displays Animated Indian Flag

Iconic World Trade Center Displays Animated Indian Flag

NEW YORK: Starting at 8pm on August 15th, an animated Indian Flag was displayed on the One World Trade Center podium. The building’s spire was also lit up in the Indian Tri color. This initiative commemorates the world’s largest democracy – India celebrating its 75th year of Independence. As part of the celebrations, other Durst […]

EMGH Honors Congressman Al Green, Provides Construction Update

EMGH Honors Congressman Al Green, Provides Construction Update

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Peace through non-violence is one of the eternal preachings of Mahatma Gandhi. An eternal venue to convey the life and teachings of India’s Father of the Nation will soon be a reality at the Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston (EMGH). At a reception at India House on the evening of Saturday, […]

Foundation for India Studies (FIS) Joins Houston’s MLK Parade

Foundation for India Studies (FIS) Joins Houston’s MLK Parade

HOUSTON: On January 17, 2022, members and supporters of the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) braved the morning wintry weather and walked in the 28th Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade held in midtown, Houston. FIS, a 15 year old organization, has routinely participated in MLK parades for 10 years and also won the paarde’s Grand […]

Indo American News Radio Turns 2!

Indo American News Radio Turns 2!

Indo-American Doctor Leads Use of mRNA Vaccines beyond Covid

Indo-American Doctor Leads Use of mRNA Vaccines beyond Covid

NEW YORK: In 2017, Vinod Balachandran published a paper in the science journal Nature explaining an interesting phenomenon that he had discovered in a tiny number of pancreatic cancer survivors. T-cells circulating in their blood had developed the ability to identify, remember and fight back against proteins in the deadly tumours. The surgeon, from New […]

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 […]

Tony Wadhawan: Candidate for Fort Bend County Court at Law #2

Tony Wadhawan: Candidate for Fort Bend County Court at Law #2

SUGAR LAND: It was a 40th birthday party as well as a re-affirmation of the election campaign that he had kicked off a few weeks earlier. In this cozy atmosphere at the Telfair Central Hall decked out in red-white and blue, with balloons on a marquee backdrop, Tony Wadhawan was able to be himself with […]

Indian Consular Services Outsourced to VFS Global

Indian Consular Services Outsourced to VFS Global

HOUSTON: In continuation of our Public Notice dated 3 November, 2020 https:// cgihouston.gov.in/listview/MTk3 regarding the appointment of VFS Global as the new Outsourcing Service Provider for Visa, OCI, Renunciation, Passport, Global Entry Programme (GEP) and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) services for the Consulate General of India, Houston, it is informed that with effect from 13 […]

India Culture Center Elects New Directors and Trustees

India Culture Center Elects New Directors and Trustees

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: In a fresh new approach to end-of-the-year board meeting, India Culture Center President Jasmeeta Singh went through a Powerpoint presentation to outline the achievements of the organization over the past 12 months, followed by the treasurer’s report. Singh reported that with 50 new life and general members and collections from iFair […]

Mayor Appoints Col. Vipin Kumar to Houston’s First Food Insecurity Board

Mayor Appoints Col. Vipin Kumar to Houston’s First Food Insecurity Board

Houston: On Wednesday, December 1st 2021 India House’s Executive Director, Col. Vipin Kumar (Retired) was appointed as a board member for the City of Houston’s first Food Insecurity Board, approved by a unanimous vote by the Mayor and City Council. The board will be responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Mayor, Council, and […]

AAPI Governing Body Gala Raises $70K to Combat Human Trafficking

AAPI Governing Body Gala Raises $70K to Combat Human Trafficking

Nashville: During the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Fall Governing Body Meeting, a Fundraiser gala was held on November 20th, 2021 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Franklin TN, Suburbs of “Music City” Nashville, TN. The host chapter- AAPI-TN presented FFLI with a fundraised $70,000, in order to help strengthen the efforts […]

ICC Board Appreciation Night with Consul General Aseem Mahajan

ICC Board Appreciation Night with Consul General Aseem Mahajan

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The spirit of Thanksgiving the day before was very much in the air as the India Culture Center Board came together with other friends and potential new members and hopeful Directors to meet at the home of their President, Jasmeeta Singh on the westside. It was a sumptuous dinner catered by […]

Milestone for University of Houston Tamil Studies Chair

Milestone for University of Houston Tamil Studies Chair

Houston: Thursday, November 11, 2021 is another historic day for the Tamilians living in Texas and specifically in the Houston Metropolitan area. On this day, the Houston Tamil Studies Chair Inc. (HTSC), a Texas non-profit corporation with a primary purpose of setting up a Tamil Studies Chair at the University of Houston (UH), made the […]

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