WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – GOP’s Nikki Haley leads President Joe Biden in hypothetical 2024 head-to-head matchups, according to a new poll. The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll found the US president trailing behind GOP candidates, Donald Trump, Haley, and Tim Scott but ahead

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Indian and the US armies will co-host the 13th IPACC, 47th IPAMS, and 9th SELF, a three-day conference of Chiefs of Armies and delegates of 35 countries in New Delhi from 25th to 27th September. The

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The has thrown its weight behind Canada in the latter’s ongoing diplomatic row with India, saying on September 20 that "we support Canada’s ongoing law enforcement efforts" and that it was coordinating and consulting "closely" with

DUBAI, (IANS) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed Texas, Florida, and New York will be the three USA venues identified to host the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Broward County in Lauderhill, Florida,

OTTAWA (IANS, ANI) - Amid worsening bilateral ties in the wake of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions over the alleged Indian involvement in the killing of a Khalistan leader on its soil, the Canadian government on September 19 issued a travel advisory,

NEW DELHI (ANI) - President Joe Biden has been invited to India's January 26 Republic Day celebrations here, the US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti revealed on September 20 Garcetti said the invitation was extended to Biden by PM Modi on

BENGALURU, (IANS) - India's IT capital Bengaluru has evolved as the major investment destination for NRI investors in residential real estate. Real estate industry pundits are claiming that 2023 is going to be a remarkable year in connection with NRI investments

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - US President Joe Biden came with a very positive and optimistic feeling after the G20 Summit in India and a lot of great work was done in those couple of productive days, White House official

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Researchers have harnessed the biological concept for application in artificial intelligence (AI) to develop the first artificial, multisensory integrated neuron that processes visual and tactile input together. Led by Saptarshi Das, associate professor of engineering science

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The Canadian Embassy here, asked locally engaged staff at the Embassy to vacate the premises immediately in view of the current diplomatic tensions. The source further said that in an email communication, all the employees were asked

India's External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India on September 19 rejected claims by the Canadian government that it was involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Terming it as "absurd and motivated" the external

Prime Minister Trudeau makes his statement in the House of Commons. TORONTO, (IANS) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on September 19 that he is not aiming to provoke India. "The government of India needs to take this matter with

File photo of National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has expressed "deep concern" over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegations of a "potential link between Indian government agents and the murder of Khalistan Tiger Force chief

All Photos: time.com By GINA DARGAN NEW YORK, NY - Several South Asians figure in the list of 2023 TIME100 Next list recognizing the 100 emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership.

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Pennsylvania State Senator Nikil Saval has introduced a bill to incorporate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) courses in K-12 schools. Saval introduced Senate Bill 839 along with Senator Maria Collett last week to expand education and

India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - "Yours Forever, Sadhu Keshavjivandas" is a signature that has touched hundreds of thousands, encapsulating the profound love, compassion, and respect that Mahant Swami Maharaj has for all. September 13, saw hundreds of devotees assemble here

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - VFS Global in conjunction with the Consulate General of India, San Francisco, Embassy of India, Washington D.C., Consulate General of India, Chicago and Consulate General of India, NY will participate in multiple Consular Camps between September 23

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Responding to polls that show his unfavourability rising, the GOP’s Vivek Ramaswamy has said that people are annoyed by a 38-year-old's rise, believing that he is too young to be the US president. The remarks came after

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Sahith Theegala cemented his stature as one of golf’s rising stars by claiming his maiden PGA Tour triumph at the Fortinet Championship on September 17 and hopes his breakthrough will inspire young Indian athletes to

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Members of the Seattle area's South Asian community took out a march to the site where a police officer struck and killed Indian national Jaahnavi Kandula with his patrol car in January. Protestors at the march held

WASHINGTON, DC  (ANI) - Congressman Brad Sherman on September 15 raised the issue of kidnappings by criminals, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and imprisonment of women by authorities without due process in Pakistan, particularly in Sindh. Sherman also highlighted the case of

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Vivek Ramaswamy says that he would fire over 75 percent of the federal workforce and shutter several major agencies if he is elected the US President, the New York Times reported. Among the government organizations that Ramaswamy

SEATTLE, WA (IANS) - Kshama Sawant, the prominent Seattle City Council member, has called for an elected police accountability system after a recent bodycam video of a police officer mocking an Indian student's death by a police patrol vehicle in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Republican presidential aspirant Nikki Haley is behind her former boss Donald Trump by 28 points, but ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a new poll of likely 2024 GOP primary voters in her home state,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Four Indian Americans have been arrested and charged with illegally processing more than $600 million through unlicensed money-transmitting businesses in New York. Raj Vaidya, 26; Rakesh Vaidya, 51; Shrey Vaidya, 23; and Neel Patel, 26, from

India-West Staff Reporter HAYWARD, CA - The Silicon Valley Indian Lions Foundation demonstrated commitment to alleviating hunger by organizing a massive meal-packing event at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Hall on September 11. With over 70 volunteers, including Lions Clubs District Officers,

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canada’s top York University is entering into a partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana, as part of its broader outreach in India. Rhonda Lenton, president, and vice-chancellor of York University is visiting India this week

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A Purdue University student, who was charged with murder after he stabbed his Indian American roommate to death in October last year, has been found fit to stand trial, media reports said. Ji Min Sha, a

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups said they were "horrified", "sickened" and "appalled" following the release of a bodycam video in which a Seattle cop is heard joking and laughing about an Indian student's death by a police

By REENA RATHORE HONOLULU, HI – In 2022, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and India’s Ambassador to the U.S., Taranjit Singh Sandhu, draped Hawaiian leis and lit candles at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Waikiki here. A year later, the life-sized bronze

Photo: MSNBC WASHINGTON DC, (ANI): Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy dodged questions when he was asked about his old tweet criticizing Donald Trump over the attack on the US Capitol. Ramaswamy further said that “censorship” was the real reason behind the January

India-West Staff Reporter ATLANTA, GA - South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization dedicated to empowering artists, organizations, and communities while increasing access to arts and culture, has announced the addition of Sejal Mehta to its esteemed Board of Directors. A passionate

CUPERTINO, CA (IANS) - Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu met Apple CEO Tim Cook at a launch event here and shared photos of their interaction on social media. Apple unveiled its next-generation iPhones on September 12 and the event was held

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical major Natco Pharma Ltd on September 8 said the company and others have been named as defendants in a case filed in the US. In a regulatory filing Natco Pharma said, the company along with

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Raj Subramaniam, the President and CEO of FedEx Corporation, is set to be honored with the 2023 Pinnacle Award at the prestigious 2023 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award ceremony. Instituted by the Asian

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An officer from the Seattle Police Department has been under investigation after a newly released bodycam footage showed him laughing and joking on a phone call about an Indian student who was hit and killed

India-West Staff Reporter LONG BEACH, CA - The Federation of Indian American Associations (FIA) and the American Hindu Federation (AHF) jointly celebrated India's 77th Independence Day. The event was held in the auditorium of Jordan High School, here. A flag hoisting ceremony

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - An Air India flight from Bengaluru to San Francisco was diverted to Anchorage in Alaska due to a technical snag, an official said. The B777 aircraft had over 280 passengers on board, and the flight ultimately reached

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Calling Hinduism as one of the world’s largest and oldest religions and acknowledging the contributions of the community, Broward County joins a list of states from across the country, including Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Massachusetts, Minnesota,

Photos: Dave Bhasin India-West Staff Reporter IRVINE, CA – On August 26, the Northwood High School Performing Arts Center here, came alive with the mesmerizing rhythms of dance and lilting music during the Ekal Greater LA & OC Chapter's annual event. The event

NEW DELHI (ANI) - India had offered services of aircraft 'Air India One' to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after his special aircraft developed a technical glitch shortly before his departure from New Delhi after the G20 Summit, said sources. The

Photo: presleighschultz India-West News Desk NAPA VALLEY, CA - PGA Tour star Akshay Bhatia has officially announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Presleigh Schultz, setting golf fans abuzz with their love story. Schultz is a 21-year-old American social media personality known for

Photo: National Park Service LAS VEGAS, AZ (IANS) - A 55-year-old Indian American died while attempting to hike from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim in a single day, according to a media report. Ranjith Varma from

President Biden arriving in Delhi for the recent G20 summit, was received by Ambassador Eric Garcetti. By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - “As world and Asian leaders gather this month in … for the G20, in … for APEC meetings, and

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The South Asian Network (SAN) opened its doors to the community in Little Bangladesh on August 26, here. The Little Bangladesh office was made possible through the Poverty Alleviation Initiative (PAI) a community-led projects grant,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - On the second day of the G20 summit, world leaders on September 10 paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed each of them with a khaadi shawl. All leaders paid homage to

Photos: Alisssa Bernstein India-West Staff Reporter CERRITOS, CA – A the behest of the World Affairs Council of Orange County and with the support of Southern California-based consultant Gunjan Bagla, a distinguished panel on September 6 discussed the role of India in

Chief Guest TSR Krishnan who was honored at the event, urged everyone to attend and support youth India-West Staff Reporter LA JOLLA, CA - The Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego (IFAASD) held its annual North American Youth Festival from September

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A group of lawmakers, including Indian American Pramila Jayapal, has introduced a Congressional resolution condemning hatred, xenophobia, and racism against South Asian, Sikh, Arab, Muslim, and Mid-Eastern communities in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001,

TORONTO (IANS) - Sikhs turned up in large numbers at a Khalistan referendum event in Canada just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed New Delhi's strong concerns the same day about continuing anti-India activities in the North American nation to

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Sayak Mukhopadhyay was arrested at the Arthur Ashe Stadium after disrupting for about 50 minutes the US Open tennis match between American Coco Gauff and Czech Karolina Muchova on September 7. He glued his feet to

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden said on September 10 that in addition to the "significant business" done at the just-concluded G20 in India, he was able to raise the “importance of respecting human rights … the vital role

Photo: Hitesh Sanghvi India-West News Desk BEDMINSTER, NJ - Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made heads turn on September 7 as he joined former President Donald Trump for a game of golf at Trump's exclusive golf club here. Videos and images

Rajeev Ram posted this image of the pair's three victories India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY –  Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury made tennis history by becoming the first team in the Open Era to secure three consecutive doubles titles at the

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA  - Hundreds of Hindus gathered here to protest an anti-caste discrimination bill, which they say will further fuel instances of Hinduphobia if signed into law. The SB 403 bill, which seeks to outlaw caste-based discrimination in the

By SELEN OZTURK Scammers are now using texts and AI to steal passwords, accounts, and Social Security numbers as the newest methods of an increasingly lucrative fraud practice called “phishing.” Scammers are now using texts and AI to steal passwords, accounts, and

TORONTO (IANS) - In the latest attack on Hindu places of worship in Canada, a prominent temple in the British Columbia province has been vandalized with anti-India and pro-Khalistan graffiti. The outer walls of Shree Mata Bhameshwari Durga Society Mandir in

India-West News Desk NEW DELHI - President Joe Biden upon arrival here for the G20 Summit held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting on September 8 took place at the Indian leader’s official residence — 7, Lok Kalyan

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (IANS) - A Democratic leader of Indian and Sri Lankan descent here was beaten and bloodied by four young men in front of her children in a carjacking incident, which took place outside her home. Shivanthi Sathanandan, a Minnesota

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Nikki Haley has emerged as the only Republican presidential candidate who can beat President Joe Biden in the 2024 US elections, a new poll has revealed. Haley, the only woman running for the Republican nomination, had a

NEW YORK, NY - (IANS) Several Indians and Indian-origin techies have made it to Time magazine’s inaugural ‘TIME100 AI List’, highlighting the 100 most influential people in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The youngest individual recognized in the list is 18-year-old Indian American

India-West Staff Reporter CHATSWORTH,  CA - Thousands of people, on August 26, flocked to the grounds of Chatsworth Charter High School here in the San Fernando Valley to celebrate India’s 76th Independence Day, organized by the India Association of Los Angeles (IALA).  The event

LOUISVILLE, KY (IANS) – The city of Louisville has officially declared September 3 as ‘Sanatana Dharma Day.’ Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg recently attended a re-consecration ceremony at the Hindu Temple of Kentucky, where the official proclamation on September 3 was read

Arun Agarwal, Mayor Eric Johnson and Azhar Qasmi. India-West Staff Reporter DALLAS, TX – The mayor of this Texas city,  Eric L. Johnson, on September 7,  launched a new sports league and another cricket team for the city as part of the

Photo: @paraga SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk fired former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal because he was not “a fire-breathing dragon” that the social network wanted, according to a new biography of the billionaire. American author-journalist Walter

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India has done away with additional duties on some American products like chickpeas, lentils, and apples, as President Joe Biden arrives on a three-day visit to India. These additional duties were imposed in 2019 in response to

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - White House official Jake Sullivan, on September 5, said that China has the option to "come in and play the role of a spoiler" at the upcoming G20 Summit, scheduled to take place on September 9

WASHINGTON, D.C (ANI) - The US on September 5 rejected the so-called "standard map" claims by China and called on the nation to comport with its maritime claims in the South China Sea and elsewhere. In a regular press briefing on

Soprano Melissa Sondhi and Joshua Sanders in Opera San José's “Romeo and Juliet” playing Sept. 9–24 at the California Theatre in San Jose, CA. Photo: David Allen. By REENA RATHORE SAN JOSE, CA – Fueled by passion and perseverance, Melissa Sondhi is

Kalash Puja India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – In the cool morning of August 30 the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham here, conducted a Kalash Pujan in the presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj, its spiritual leader. Emotional volunteers, their eyes misty with tears, witnessed the

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, (D-WA), has refunded campaign contributions for this election cycle made by a wealthy couple who once criticized China’s human rights record, but who are now spreading Chinese government talking points, the Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  (IANS) - A stretch of a highway in California has been named after a 33-year-old police officer who was shot dead while conducting a traffic stop in 2018. Dedicated to Ronil Singh from Newman Police Department, the “Corporal

India-West Staff Reporter A landmark event organized by Warmadewa University’s Pasemetonan Mahasisya Hindu Dharma – the local Hindu Students’ Organization – brought together Hindu youth leaders from around the world to celebrate Hindu values and mark the announcement of the theme

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Arjun Gupta, a venture capitalist has been named the chairperson of the newly constituted Federal Investment Capital Advisory Committee. ICAC is a newly established organization to ensure the accessibility of funds to small businesses. This committee

TORONTO, (IANS) -Murder charges have been laid against two Sikh men in connection with an "aggravated assault” that left a 55-year-old man dead in the Canadian province of British Columbia, police said. Parminder Singh Brar, 31, and Simarpal Singh, 21, remain

India-West Staff Reporter MILBRAE, CA – Subhash Shastri, an 82-year-old member of the Indian American community here, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 25, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Shastri's legacy spans decades of dedication to both

TORONTO, (IANS) - A Khalistan referendum event, scheduled to take place on September 10 at a school in Canada, has been cancelled after images of weapons on the poster were brought to the school authorities' notice by concerned residents. The Surrey

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Asserting that any Republican is better than US President Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, Nikki Haley has said that the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential elections is going to be her. Fresh out

India-West News Desk LAS VEGAS, NV - Neal Katyal, the former acting Solicitor General of the United States, has described his "incredibly harrowing" journey out of the Burning Man festival. Tens of thousands of festivalgoers found themselves stranded as heavy rain

NEWARK, NJ (IANS) - A gang of 16 people that allegedly terrorized Indian and other Asian jewelers has been arrested and charged in connection with a year-long robbery spree across four East Coast states, according to federal officials. They allegedly "took

CLIFTON, NJ (IANS- ) A 40-year-old here, has been arrested in connection with a technical support scam that targeted more than 7,000 victims. Manoj Yadav defrauded victims -- consisting mainly of small business owners and the elderly -- of more than

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Indo-US Task Force for Electronics, launched here on August 31, aims to boost the electronics trade between the two countries to $100 billion within a decade. The India Cellular and Electronics Association organized the launch meeting

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – A pre-release of ‘The Vaccine War’ was hosted at the Howard Hughes Center here on August 21 to a full house. Welcoming director Vivek Agnihotri and producer and actor Pallavi Joshi, host Sunil Agrawal

India-West News Desk With The Hill reporting that a lead pollster for former President Donald Trump, Tony Fabrizio has told Republican donors that Nikki Haley is surging in the Iowa polls after the recent Republican presidential debate, the Indian American politician seems to have become

Photo: James Tourtellotte, dhs.gov By Dr. Steven Hubbard, American Immigration Council WASHINGTON, DC - Immigrant entrepreneurs have long been an important part of America’s economic success story. Some of the largest and most recognizable American companies were founded by immigrants or the children

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Former US President Donald Trump, who can be controversial with his remarks as annulling the constitution, in an unusual outreach to fellow Republican Vivek Ramaswamy advised him to "be a little bit careful" with what you

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Acknowledging the contributions of the Hindu-American community in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp has declared that October will be celebrated as 'Hindu Heritage Month' in the state. With this, Georgia joins a list of states from across

NEWARK, NJ (IANS) – Parag Bhavsar has admitted that he defrauded various telephone providers and insurance companies out of millions of dollars by using stolen or fake identities to submit fraudulent claims for replacement cellular devices and then reselling those

CHENNAI, (IANS) - The Indo-US maritime patrol and reconnaissance training by the Tridents of Patrol Squadron VP 26 of the United States and the Albatross of the Indian Naval Air Squadron ended on August 30 at the India Naval Air

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Congress has given the green light to the GE Aerospace - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited collaboration to produce fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force. The agreement involves the production of jet

BENGALURU, (IANS) - Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will visit Mandya in Karnataka in December to lay the foundation stone for the International Yoga and Meditation Centre. A delegation led by Indian American physician Dr Lakshminarasimha Murthy of the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American scientist is hoping to become the first woman to skydive from the stratosphere at an altitude of 42.5 km above the Earth and shatter four records. Swati Varshney is one of the three

Photo: Patel Shippers Facebook HOMESTEAD, FL (IANS) - The US Department of Labor announced it has recovered more than $71,047 in back wages and liquidated damages from a Florida-based Indian company, which denied overtime pay to 25 of its workers. Patel Shippers

NEW DELHI (ANI) - US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said here that both the countries, the United States and India are stronger together and there is nothing that the two countries cannot do together. While speaking at the 2023

DUBLIN, CA (IANS) - An Indian American CEO of multiple software development and IT services companies has been sentenced to two years in prison for committing bank fraud and failing to pay more than $2 million in employment taxes. Kishore Kethineni

BAKERSFIELD, CA (IANS) - A 46-year-old dental surgeon has pleaded guilty to stealing $500,000 in Covid-19 relief money and using it for personal expenditures, such as investments. Ranjan Rajbanshi, who ran a dental practice here and in Santa Barbara, received over

Photo: @M_Lekhi By Divya Nair CHICAGO, IL - The Parliament of World’s Religions first met in Chicago in 1893, as an adjunct of the World’s Columbian Exposition at the Art Palace, now known as the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2023, it returned

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canadian Police said it has arrested another suspect in connection with the murder of a 37-year-old Indian Canadian man in Ontario province last year. Eduardo Tito Silva, 34, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with the

India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA - The California State Assembly has passed the anti-caste discrimination bill with an overwhelming 50-3 margin. The two Indian American lawmakers Jasmeet Bains and Ash Kalra supported the bill, while another 27 assembly members abstained, including

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - American rapper Eminem's lawyers have sent a letter to Vivek Ramaswamy, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 2024 US presidential election, asking the latter to stop rapping his songs. The letter, dated August 23 and

TORONTO (IANS) - India formed the largest cohort of global tech industry workers who flocked to Canada between April 2022 and March 2023, according to a recent report from The Technology Councils of North America and Canada’s Tech Network. Out of

LAUDERHILL, FL (IANS) - The Texas Chargers held their nerve at crucial moments, and put on a fantastic performance, as they defeated the New York Warriors, via a Super Over in the final of the inaugural US Masters T10. The

ROCHESTER, MN (IANS) - A Pakistani doctor, living in the US on a work visa, was sentenced to 18 years in jail for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, Daesh, media reports said. The Pakistani doctor identified as

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Vivek Ramaswamy has hinted at running on a joint ticket with Republican rival and former US President Donald Trump if he fails to secure the party's nomination for the 2024 race to the White House, a

By India-West Staff Reporter EDISON, NJ – The Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey (IACFNJ) marked India's 76th Independence Day with a vibrant celebration featuring cultural performances and the esteemed presence of local and state elected officials. The event took place

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Be it Cloud or artificial intelligence (AI), IT major IBM is bullish on the innovations coming out from its research and development centers in India and the company will continue to invest more as the country

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American candidate running for a town council seat in North Carolina state was shocked to find her face "scratched off" and replaced with a black person's photo in one of her campaign signs. Sarika

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Aging (CDA) has launched the first-ever statewide assessment for Californians aged 55 and older to share their voices, the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA). The assessment is designed to

ROSEVILLE, CA (IANS) - A 29-year-old Sikh man has been arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly shot at and killed his girlfriend at a parking garage here. Simranjit Singh was arrested after police suspected him of killing his 34-year-old

India-West Staff Reporter TORRANCE, CA - On the evening of August 19, the Levy Adult Center in Torrance transformed into a vibrant tapestry of colors and cultures as the Sri Panchamukha Hanuman Temple played host to the 77th India Independence Day

India-West Staff Reporter SEATTLE, WA - Seattle University will host a ‘Seattle-Setu’ conference on September 6 exploring the myriad relationships between Washington state and India and the further promotion of global security, trade, and investment. ‘Setu,’ derived from Sanskrit, means bridge. It

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter has been slammed for making racist comments targeting Indian American presidential aspirants Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, calling their clash during the Republican primary debate a "Hindu business." "Nikki and

Photo: @pallavijoshiofficial By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN Right off the bat, this interview seemed to be set up for slingshots: For the critics, the questions are geared to give him a pass, for the die-hard of the nationalist variety, they are aimed at getting

India-West Staff Reporter GLENDALE, CA - Bhupesh and Kumud Parikh, esteemed residents of this city since 1969, participated in the unveiling and dedication ceremony of the newly refurbished breast diagnostic center at Adventist Health Glendale Medical Center. This cutting-edge facility, now

In center, Congressman Jimmy Panetta, (D-CA) at the Capitol with student leaders Parisa Mir, Zayne Abraham, Elisabeth Floyd and Aahaan Bandopadhyay. SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Every year, Bank of America selects about 300 outstanding high school students from across the U.S. to serve

Photos: Radhika Patel India-West Staff Reporter BUENA PARK, CA - The United Indian Associations of Southern California (UIASC) celebrated the 77th Independence Day of India on August 19 at the Jain Center, here with the theme, ‘Indian cultural intelligence vs. artificial intelligence.’ The

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA - Some 3,000 people from around here and the state, came to participate in the Indian Independence Day celebrations that were hosted by the Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS), after a 3-year pandemic hiatus. On August 13,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - It was a 'proud and historic day' for India's 32 million-plus strong diaspora, which stood in unison with their mother country amid chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram', as the nation conquered the

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Donald Trump on August 23 mocked Vice President Kamala Harris and said she "speaks in rhyme." Trump was speaking to former Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson after he skipped the first GOP debate and instead opted for

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - For the first time in the history of the US, two Indian American presidential candidates locked horns over the country's foreign policy in the Republican party's first presidential debate. While the Donald Trump supporter Vivek Ramaswamy, 38,

India-West Staff Reporter MILPITAS, CA - It all began during Priyanka Ganguly’s time on the student council at her middle school, where an annual Thanksgiving tradition involved donating to a local shelter. That visit proved to be an eye-opener, as she

HOUSTON, TX (IANS) - Space agencies of the US, the UK and Europe have congratulated the success of India's Chandrayaan-3 mission after India became the first nation in the world to land near the South Pole of the moon. India

India-West Staff Reporter CHICAGO, IL - At the recently concluded Parliament of the World Religions in Chicago, a unique panel titled “Swastika Proclamation: Swastika is different from Hakenkreuz” explored the distinction between the Nazi emblem of hate and the sacred Swastika,

By Prof. Ramesh P Singh, Chapman University, CA Whether one believes it or not, the day-to-day happenings in the northern parts of India especially in the Himalayan region is an indicator of climate change. In the Himalayan region, the snow/glaciers are

Photos: rraoaimscs India-West News Desk BUFFALO, NY– World-renowned mathematician Dr. C. R. Rao passed away here on August 23. He was 102. He was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. The American Statistical Association has described him as "a living legend whose

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden will visit India from September 7-10 for the annual meeting of the G-20, which India is hosting as the chair, and he will use the opportunity to put forward a “value proposition” on

India-West Staff Reporter DES MOINES, IO – Indian American Dr Surinder Sehgal, the agricultural entrepreneur, and founder of the Sehgal Foundation based here, has been given the prestigious Dr. M S Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture for 2022. The award is presented

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - (IANS) - A 41-year-old Indian American former executive has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $2.7 million from his employer. Varun Aggarwal, who worked at a commercial real estate agency here, pleaded guilty on August 22 to

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In a significant development in connection with the DRDO espionage case involving a former Navy commander and a freelance journalist, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Canadian citizen, a source said on August

TORONTO, (IANS) - The Canadian government is considering a cap on the number of international students to address the growing housing crisis, one of the main goals of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet. The country hosted more than 8,00,000 international

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American curator, who worked with the Worcester Art Museum, is suing the establishment for "mocking" her brown skin tone and subjecting her to a "hostile" work environment. Rachel Parikh filed a 64-page lawsuit in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian Americans have become a potent political force, not just due to their growing numbers -- around four million -- but also because of their growing influence as well as affluence. Considered to be key players in

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Top industry groups and tech giants, including Apple and Intel, have sent a letter to the US Department of Commerce, protesting India's recent import restrictions on PCs, laptops, and servers. In the letter, the biggest players

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Media reports suggest that students who were recently deported from the US and had their student visas canceled might encounter a substantial setback in their plans to return. The students could potentially face a

India-West Staff Reporter AUSTIN, TX – The 11th annual school-supply packing event took place on August 6 at the Dell Jewish Community Center, hosted by the Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) in collaboration with Shalom Austin.  A diverse group of over 200

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 44-year-old Indian American lab owner was sentenced to 27 years in prison for defrauding Medicare by submitting over $463 million in genetic and other laboratory tests that patients did not need. According to court documents,

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - The world's largest ‘India Day Parade’ outside India kicked off on August 20 here, with the celebration witnessing huge floats and marching groups comprising members of the Indian American community. Supporting the spectacle were several members

On August 21, candidate Ramaswamy posted a shirtless clip of himself playing tennis. "Three hours of solid debate prep this morning," he captioned it in reference to the August 23 GOP debate which Donald Trump is not expected to participate

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A former Bakersfield city council Sikh candidate, who allegedly threatened to burn down a gurdwara in the Californian city, will be making a court appearance at the end of this month for a preliminary hearing,

TOWSON, MD (IANS) - In a suspected case of double suicide murder, an Indian American family of three, including their six-year-old child, has been found dead in their home here, police said. The victims were identified as 37-year-old Yogesh H Nagarajappa,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Reiterating that India imposes high tariffs on American companies that manufacture motorcycles and cars, former President Donald Trump has said he will slap reciprocal tax if voted to power in 2024. Referring to the import tariff on

TORONTO, (IANS) - An Indian Canadian real-estate mogul is among the 14 people who have been named to the Order of British Columbia, the province’s highest form of recognition and an official part of the Canadian Honors System. Daljit Thind of

NEW DELHI (ANI) - US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on August 18 shared his delight and said that he is excited to elevate India-US relations during his tenure as today he completed 100 incredible days as the US ambassador

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A study led by an Indian American researcher of the University of Cincinnati looks to develop a new imaging technique that can identify certain types of lung infections to speed up treatment for critically ill

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is participating in the two-day G20 Health Ministers’ meeting in Gandhinagar. Secretary Becerra will emphasize that the US' partnership with India is one of the most consequential

India-West News Desk ANAHEIM, CA - Former Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu is set to plead guilty after being implicated in a federal investigation involving false statements to investigators about his involvement in a land sale deal with Angel Stadium. Once Sidhu

India-West Staff Reporter Salem, OR—Governor Tina Kotek, a Democrat, has announced that she will appoint Aruna Masih, a long-time employment, worker, and civil rights attorney, to the Oregon Supreme Court. Masih will be Oregon’s first Indian American and South Asian Supreme

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Vivek Ramaswamy, a first-time candidate for the Republican party nomination for President, is “worth listening to” according to Tucker Carlson, the conservative political commentator, writer, and television personality, who hosted a nightly political talk show on

MUMBAI (ANI) – A US court on August 17 denied the writ of habeas corpus filed by Tahawwur Rana, paving the way for US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to issue a certification for him to be extradited to India,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 16 met an eight-member Congressional delegation from the US. He said after the meeting that strong bipartisan support from the US Congress is instrumental in elevating ties between both nations. "Glad to

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - An Indian American researcher Vivek Bajpai along with his team has identified 135 new melanin genes associated with pigmentation. According to a study published in the journal Science, the skin, hair, and eye color of more

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Varoon Modak has been tapped to serve as senior counsel for ballot access for the Biden-Harris 2024 re-election campaign. In his new role, Modak will oversee the campaign efforts to cement President Joe Biden's place on the

India-West Staff Reporter ARTESIA, CA- South Asian Network (SAN) organized a silent protest across Pioneer Blvd in the heart of Little India, here, on August 10, to protest gender-based violence. The protest was based on the horrific sexual assault case that occurred

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The world observed Elephant Day on August 12 to raise awareness about the preservation and protection of the largest land mammals. A top Indian Canadian conservationist says India has miles to go when it comes to

Salil Dudani is one of the attorneys in the class action lawsuit that argued against the “wealth-based” detention system in Los Angeles. By REENA RATHORE LOS ANGELES, CA – Calling the policy of cash bail a “clear, pervasive, and serious constitutional violation,”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) – Four Indian Americans are among 17 environmental activists who will be honored with the 2023 International Young Eco-Hero Award for their creative initiatives to tackle the world's most pressing environmental challenges. The awards, presented by the

NEW DELHI (ANI) - External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on August 16 met a US Congressional delegation and discussed the transformation underway in India. The two sides exchanged views on advancing the bilateral partnership between India and the US. They discussed

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 41-year-old Indian American has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the possession of false identity documents and operating an unlicensed money transfer business. Vimalkumar Trivedi's fraud led

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A Sikh army recruit, who fought a two-year-long legal battle to keep his articles of faith, has graduated from the US Marine Corps recruit training with his turban, beard, and unshorn hair, paving the way

India-West Staff Reporter TAMPA, FL – The Sri Ayyappa Society of Tampa embarked on an extraordinary world record attempt during the celebration of legendary music composer Maestro Ilayaraaja's 80th birthday. The event unfolded as part of a fund-raising initiative for the

India-West Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA, PA - The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) during its 41st Annual Convention with a Women's Leadership Forum that spotlighted the achievements of women who have excelled in various fields, from healthcare to business,

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The 77th Independence Day of India was commemorated here with a flag-hoisting ceremony at India House on August 15. The event drew the participation of a diverse gathering including members of the Indian American, community,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - As many as 10 Indian American women have earned their place on the Forbes 50 Over 50 List, showcasing their accomplishments across diverse domains such as gender equality, financing book clubs, and investing in sustainable

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US made unprecedented security arrangements at the Indian embassy in Washington D.C. on August 15 in view of the demonstration by Khalistan activists, who had used particularly vitriolic language in the run-up to it. Armed officers

Photo: @NYCImmigrants India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - New York City Mayor Eric Adams has asserted that if Mahatma Gandhi were alive today, he would have taken up causes such as migrant seekers, gun violence, homelessness, and the issue of illegal drugs.

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - In its broad programming schedule changes that include new anchors for the morning, dayside, primetime, and weekend dayparts, CNN announced that Manu Raju, the network’s current Chief Congressional Correspondent will anchor their popular ‘Inside

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna, who is leading a delegation to India on Independence Day, has been honored in the US with a Democracy Award for outstanding achievement for the category of “Life in Congress”-Workplace

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American economist Raj Chetty was awarded Harvard University’s coveted George Ledlie Prize for using big data to uncover myths, barriers to achieving the American Dream. Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at

India-West Staff Reporter ST.PAUL, MN - In a symbolic gesture of friendship and cultural appreciation, Minnesota's Democratic Governor Tim Walz has officially designated August 15, 2023, as India Day. In his proclamation, Governor Walz acknowledged the significance of India as the world's largest

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - A recent court ruling has mandated the release of nearly $5 million in assets seized by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) from Rishi Shah, a 37-year-old Indian American executive and co-founder of Chicago-based health technology

India-West Staff Reporter MATTHEWS, NC - The 4th Hindu Unity Day, orchestrated by the HSS Greater Charlotte & South Carolina Chapter, transpired at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Matthews, NC on August 5. The event drew robust participation from representatives of

Photo: Michele Crowe, paramount.com India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Neeraj Khemlani, the co-president of CBS News, has announced his departure from the network. Khemlani's tumultuous two-year leadership was marked by budget-cutting measures, clashes with prominent anchors, and allegations of inappropriate behavior. The

TORONTO, (IANS) - Just ahead of India's 76th Independence Day, another prominent Hindu temple was vandalized in the Canadian province of British Columbia with its walls defaced with anti-India and pro-Khalistan posters, according to reports. The posters were found pasted on

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – Kalpana Kotagal has been sworn in as Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Kotagal was nominated by President Biden on April 1, 2022, and was confirmed on July 14, 2023, to serve as Commissioner,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who recently started his own podcast 'Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates', asked a fun question to his guest Sal Khan – the founder of Khan Academy -- if he ever was

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American doctor has been arrested for an alleged indecent act and exposing himself in view of a 14-year-old girl seated next to him onboard a flight from Honolulu to Boston in May 2022. Sudipta

India-West Staff Reporter PRINCETON, NJ - In a study that sheds light on the persisting challenges faced by women in politics, Bhumi Purohit, a distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, is making waves with

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Prabu David has been appointed provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). David, who stepped into his new role on August 1, previously served as dean of Michigan State’s

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles City Council in a unanimous decision on August 9 voted to grant the Hollywood Sikh Temple the status of a Historic-Cultural Monument. The Hollywood Sikh Temple, also known as the Vermont Gurdwara,

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Global financial ripples continue as Deloitte contemplates severing ties with Adani Ports, a subsidiary of the Adani Group, following the turmoil ignited by the report by US short-seller Hindenburg. Speculation looms over the accounting

India-West News Desk SEATTLE, WA — Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a prominent figure in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has allocated more than $45,000 from her campaign funds for home security measures in 2023, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. As

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - No charges will be pressed against the Sikh convenience store employee who was seen thrashing a shoplifter with a stick in a viral video clip, the District Attorney's Office in California's San Joaquin County announced. "The

ORLANDO, FL (IANS) - A urologist has been fined $7,236 and ordered to take a medical education course in risk management after he removed a cyst instead of a kidney during surgery in 2021. Zamip Patel, who was supposed to remove

Mahant Swami Maharaj India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - On August 5, the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha hosted a remarkable cultural program with the theme "My Guru, My Guide" at the temple here. This event, a part of the Festival of

TORONTO, (IANS) - Hundreds of international students, including Indians, have been left in limbo after a college in the Canadian province of Ontario revoked its admission offers for the coming academic year, according to a media report. Some 500 foreign students

Photo: CricKingdom India-West News Desk MILPITAS, CA - Indian cricket stalwart Rohit Sharma inaugurated the 'Crickingdom' Cricket Academy here on August 5. The academy's establishment comes at a time when cricket's popularity is on the rise in the US. While the USA Cricket's

Active Surfaces founders, including Shiva Bhakta (on right) and  Richard Swartout, (second from left) with summer interns from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Photo: MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition India-West News Desk CAMBRIDGE, MA - Solar power has long been hailed as a cornerstone

By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN Those were early, pre-satellite days when Indian TV programming was an hour long on the weekend. Right after blasts of some nostalgic film music, a youthful man with a wispy beard, long black hair, and a sing-song voice

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - In a historic display of bipartisan support, 180 prominent lawmakers representing both the Democrat and Republican parties converged here, for the inaugural in-person Capitol Hill Day organized by ITServe Alliance on July 13. The event

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India and the US have held wide-ranging discussions on cross-border payments issues including G20 payments roadmap, India’s United Payments Interface platform, and the Federal Reserve’s implementation of the Fed Now payments system. The meeting was held on

India-West Staff Reporter CHICAGO, IL - In an unprecedented display of unity and camaraderie, over 700 Prajapati families from across the United States congregated in Downs Grove, a quaint town near here, for the inaugural Convention 2023 held on July 29

Photo: @SECGov NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Top Wall Street banks, including several Wells Fargo companies, will pay a combined $549 million in fines after admitting that their employees, “including those at senior levels”, often communicated through various messaging platforms on their

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – Forty-year-old, India-born college student Rejani Raveendran has thrown her hat in the ring with plans to contest for the Wisconsin Senate seat currently held by Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin. Raveendran, chair of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

India-West Staff Reporter IRVINE, CA - Ramya Harishankar, a cultural mainstay of Southern California, has been honored with the prestigious Legacy Fellowship as part of the 2023 California Arts Council (CAC) Individual Artist Fellowship Program. The Fellowship, which encompasses a grant

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Two prominent Indian American lawmakers, Ro Khanna and Shri Thanedar will travel to India with a bipartisan congressional delegation and attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Red Fort address on Independence Day. The bipartisan delegation of US lawmakers

India-West Staff Reporter SEATTLE, WA - A large group of people came together here on July 13 to commemorate ‘Shri Guru Bhagavat,’ an exceptional literary creation that pays homage to the centuries-old Guru-Shisya (master-disciple) tradition. Hosted by the Washington State India

Photo: Ventura County Sheriff Office India-West News Desk VALENCIA, CA - A 78-year-old hiker who had gone missing over the weekend in the wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest has been located safe and sound, after enduring two nights alone in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The Consulate General of India in Chicago has said that it has contacted the Hyderabad woman found starving on the streets of the US last week and has offered to fly her home. Syeda Lulu Minhaj

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US State Department has said that PTI chief Imran Khan's arrest was Pakistan's internal matter. "Cases against Imran Khan and other politicians in Pakistan are an internal matter," US State Department's spokesperson said. The spokesperson added: “We

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Remembering the victims of a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012, leaders urged the community to rise above hatred and bigotry, and work to end gun violence in the country. On August

TORONTO, Aug 7 (IANS) Following the recent appearances of pro-Khalistani posters threatening Indian diplomats in Canada, authorities said law enforcement has been “engaged” to ensure their safety and security. Despite New Delhi registering strong protests, an anti-India campaign continues in Canada

STOCKTON, CA (IANS) - Two US convenience store employees, including a Sikh, are now facing an investigation for thrashing a shoplifter with a stick in a 5-minute video clip, which went viral late last month. "It has been brought to our

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Elon Musk-run Tesla has appointed Vaibhav Taneja as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as the company targets India as its next major supply ecosystem creator. Taneja is currently the Chief Accounting Officer and will take the

L to R: Raju Chinthala (President, Indiana-India business council), Diego Morales, Somath Ghosh, Sue Finkam, Mark Myers, Rakesh Kumar and Dr. Deovrat Singh. India-West Staff Reporter CARMEL, IN - The Indiana Chapter of the International Hindi Association (IHA) successfully organized its 21st

KOLKATA (ANI) - Colonel Douglas Hess, the US Army Attache in India, addressed the US-India Defense Conclave on July 4, stressing the need for historic challenges to be met with unprecedented cooperation among common allies. The aspiration of a free

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - In a proclamation, New York City Mayor Eric Adams officially declared August 2, 2023, as "Global Forgiveness Day," recognizing the day's significance in promoting love, peace, and healing among individuals and communities worldwide. Distinguished leaders

India-West Staff Reporter LAGUNA BEACH, CA - On July 23, TiE SoCal hosted a Charter Member Mixer here. The event was tailor-made for TiE SoCal's charter members, providing a unique opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together, exchange ideas, and strengthen professional

India-West News Desk Indian American Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya presided over the federal court hearing of former President Donald Trump. The charges against Trump are in connection with his attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election. Upadhyaya's role

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - On August 1, Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy made an announcement regarding his decision to sue the Department of Justice (DOJ) and file a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records request seeking more details

MEXICO CITY, (IANS) - Six Indians were onboard a passenger bus, which plunged into a 164-foot-deep hillside in the western Mexican state of Nayarit early Aug 3, killing 17 people and injuring 23 others. A source from Nayarit's firefighting service said

TORONTO (IANS) - Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow was seen dancing to bhangra and Bollywood beats as she joined crowds at North America’s biggest Indian festival at the Gerrard India Bazaar here. The Gerrard India Bazaar, which is the oldest and biggest Indian market

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Aaron 'Ronnie' Chatterji has stepped down as a White House coordinator at the National Economic Council (NEC) and will be returning to his post as a business professor at Duke University. Chatterji was appointed by the Biden

BENGALURU (IANS) - Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer and a key assembler of iPhones, is set to invest $600 million in two major projects in Karnataka. The move signals the company's increasing interest in diversifying its production away from

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (IANS) - Indian American Shohini Sinha has been named as the Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Salt Lake City field office. Sinha, who was named to the top post by FBI

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Geeta Rao Gupta is on a week-long visit to India to highlight and advance the American government’s gender equality policy priorities in the region and around the world. Gupta, who commenced

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Scientist and entrepreneur, Shiva Ayyadurai has become the fourth Indian American to announce his bid as an independent candidate for the 2024 US presidential election. Announcing his campaign bid recently, the 59-year-old Mumbai-born said he wants to

HUNTSVILLE, AL (IANS) - A 78-year-old Indian American engineer has claimed that he was fired from his job for speaking in Hindi with a dying relative on the phone last year. Anil Varshney filed a lawsuit against missile defense contractor Parsons

CHENNAI (ANI) - Christopher W. Hodges assumed the post of Consul General of the United States of America in Chennai, the US Embassy said in a statement. Hodges assumed the position on July 31. After assuming charge, he said, “I’m honored to

Photo: Wikimedia Commons By PETER WHITE, Ethnic Media Services LOS ANGELES, CA - In the hottest labor summer in 40 years, unions are demanding better contracts for working people who can’t live on their paychecks. And solidarity across all sectors is making

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden had recently acknowledged a new addition to his family, counting his son Hunter Biden's 4-year-old daughter, Navy Joan Roberts, among his grandchildren in a press statement. He reiterated that again during an

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, D.C  - Indian American policy expert Nisha Biswal is confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation.  “Thrilled, honored and humbled to have been confirmed by

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 40-year-old Indian national living in Canada has pleaded guilty to smuggling several Indian nationals from Canada into the US for profit. Simranjit 'Shally' Singh admitted six counts of alien smuggling and three counts of conspiracy

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Leading US investment firm Fidelity has reportedly slashed the estimated worth of its holding in the Indian conversational engagement platform Gupshup by over 20 percent in a month. Fidelity has devalued its holdings in Gupshup by 50

India-West Staff Reporter DALLAS, TX - Nicholas Pooran put up a superlative effort with the bat to help MI New York clinch the first-ever Major League Cricket title on July 30. The wicketkeeper-batter scored 137 runs off 55 balls as MI

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - In a first, US doctors, including Indian Americans used brain implants and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to restore the sense of touch and movement in a quadriplegic man. Keith Thomas, 45, was left paralyzed from the chest

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian and South Asian families in several towns in Massachusetts are being increasingly targeted by thieves for their expensive jewelry. According to CBS News, the robbery cases are now being investigated by law enforcement, including the

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - A series of transformative workshops on the Jain Path to Happiness, led by renowned mindset coach and inspirational speaker, Rahul Kapoor Jain, in collaboration with the JAINA Long Range Planning Committee (LRP), received positive

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - India's permanent ambassador to United Nations Ruchira Kamboj has assumed the chair of the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development and stressed its crucial role in addressing social challenges. “India takes immense pride in

BENGALURU, (IANS) - A Bengaluru-based tech startup founder and CEO has said that he may have to move back to the US after struggling for two months to register a company in the city. Brij Singh, who has worked in the

Photos: Avinash Srivastava India-West Staff Reporter ORANGE, CA - The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, Los Angeles Chapter (GOPIO-LA), orchestrated an unforgettable evening of laughter and humor with a Hasya Kavi Sammelan on July 22. The event, held at Santiago Charter

India-West News Desk ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - On July 27, Hirsh Singh, an engineer who has previously run for various offices in New Jersey without success, announced his bid to join the already crowded GOP field for the 2024 presidential

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A prominent Indian American restaurateur, who helped convict a powerful local politician and exposed widespread corruption, has been sentenced to four years for bribing him. Harendra Singh, 64, who operated about a dozen restaurants and catering

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - In a bid to address the concerning surge in heart disease cases among South Asians across the United States, Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Joe Wilson have introduced the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - In a move that could benefit Indians, the US Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will hold a second random lottery selection from the previously submitted H-1B visas for fiscal 2024. In March this year,

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of IL, has received the esteemed title of "Common Ground Champion" from the nonpartisan organization, the Common Ground Committee. The committee, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting civil discourse and progress, recognizes individuals

TORONTO, (IANS) – Indian Canadian Shuvaloy Majumdar has secured a seat in the House of Commons following a by-election victory in Calgary Heritage, a federal electoral district in Alberta province. The seat, which was held by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper

India-West Staff Reporter MADISON, WI - The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison announced that on August 21, Dr. Mikaela Chase will be the inaugural Śrī Anantnāth Chair in

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Southern California airport transportation solution providers, Prime Time Shuttle and Opoli, have recently implemented initiatives aimed at enhancing the customer experience and providing added convenience and speed to riders using their door-to-door transportation services. Both

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Nuclear and space are two strategic sectors in which India and the US agreed to work together recently. While the two countries will work on the development of next-generation small modular reactor technologies for domestic and export markets,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American New York State Senator Kevin Thomas has announced that he will be running for New York’s 4th Congressional District as a Democrat. Thomas, who became the first Indian American in New York's history to

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pakistan's Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a telephonic conversation, reaffirming the US-Pakistan partnership with a focus on democratic principles and respect for the rule of law. Secretary Blinken stressed that these values

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Former Uber and Apple executive Vineet Khosla will be joining The Washington Post as Chief Technology Officer, starting July 31. In his new role, Khosla will serve as a senior advisor to the CEO and will

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The US special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry, who arrived in India on July 26 on a five-day visit, met Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Both the leaders discussed climate agenda and other related issues. “Very good meeting,

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Indian Americans are more likely to have a favorable opinion of the United States than of any other place, a Pew Survey, posted on July 19 showed. Nearly nine-in-ten Indian adults say this, including 56%

India-West News Desk TRUCKEE, CA - Indian American golfer Akshay Bhatia has achieved a remarkable milestone in his career by winning the 2023 Barracuda Championship, his maiden title on the PGA Tour. The victory came in a playoff against Patrick Rodgers

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna have come out in support of Vivek Ramaswamy, who is seeking the Republican Party’s presidential nomination after a televangelist targeted his Hindu faith in a recent sermon asking citizens not

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian Americans and allies held protests in California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts throughout the weekend to condemn the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, which has left hundreds of people dead and thousands displaced. The protests were in

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - The Lina Khan-led Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly finalizing a massive antitrust lawsuit against Amazon, a move that could break up parts of the e-commerce giant. According to a report in Politico, citing people close

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - A woman from Hyderabad, who went to the US two years ago to pursue a master’s degree, has been found starving on the roads of Chicago. Syeda Lulu Minhaj Zaidi, who was doing a master’s in information

NEW DELHI (ANI) – India is taking several steps to minimize the appearance of unauthorized and unrecognized private websites that claim to facilitate the issuance of e-Visas, Minister of State Nityanand Rai said on July 25. Rai said these unauthorized private

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi received the esteemed Ben Franklin Public Policy Award from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) in recognition of his unwavering legislative support and leadership in the US insurance sector. The award

India-West Staff Reporter FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The Jain Society of Greater Detroit recently celebrated its momentous 25th-anniversary milestone with a joyous 10-day festival from July 7-16. The event, attended by over 1000 people, kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has been vocal in his opposition to affirmative action in college admissions and hiring, advocating instead for a merit-based approach. However, recent revelations by The Daily Beast have shed light

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - After the Indian government prohibited the export of non-basmati rice, many departmental stores in the US are limiting the number of rice bags customers can purchase. A user on Twitter (now X) has shared a picture

GILROY, CA (IANS) - An Indian American teenager died after being shot at by an 18-year-old. The perpetrator is presently in police custody here. A social media post shared by the family members identified the victim as Jackson Kavil who passed

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – The United States has voiced its prof