Beijing, (IANS) : The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, 0727 GMT on Friday, an earthquake with magnitude 5.0 has hit the Alaska Peninsula.The epicentre, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 55.52 degrees

Photo : (Left to Right) Ajay Banga, Satya Nadella, Jigar Shah, Prof.Natarajan Photo: Prof Natarajan news.yale.edu.jpg India West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - World Bank President Ajay Banga, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, both of whom need no introduction, are among the

DHARAMSALA/WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on April 17 applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s approval of the Resolve Tibet Bill, an effort of the US to push the Chinese government to resolve the longstanding Tibet-China dispute

TORONTO (IANS)  - Two Indo Canadian men are among five South Asians arrested for Canada's largest gold heist at Toronto airport. On April 17, 2023, in the largest gold heist at Canada's biggest airport, 6,600 gold bars valued at over (Canadian)

Photo: DEA.gov India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The Chinese Communist Party uses tax rebates to subsidize the manufacturing and export of fentanyl materials, a House panel which has Rep.Raja Krishnamoorthi as a ranking members, said in a report released on April

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has put off his India visit scheduled this week due to the escalation of the crisis in the Middle East, according to the US government. Sullivan was expected to be in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Hewlett Packard Enterprise  on April 16 unveiled its 'Made in India' servers which are now being deployed at large scale to serve the growing demands of customers in the country. In July last year, HPE announced its

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - The University of Southern California has found itself at the center of a media storm after cancelling the scheduled graduation speech of an Indian Muslim USC student and Class of 2024 valedictorian Asna Tabassum

By Sunita Sohrabji The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging has created four videos featuring families discussing the challenges of caregiving. The 'We Care' project will be screened at film festivals around the US, starting this May. The tradition of caring for

Photo: aspenideas.org Photo: Rohan Patel NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In a stark reminder of Twitter (now X) layoffs in 2022 when Elon Musk sacked about 80 per cent of the staff (nearly 7,500 people) after acquiring the social media platform, several high-performers

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As Apple continues to minimize its dependence on China, the iPhone maker is increasing investments in India and is reportedly in advanced talks with Tata Group's Titan Company and Murugappa Group to assemble sub-components for phone

India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA - Since 1995, SD Nari has been a beacon of hope for South Asian women in San Diego, particularly those of Indian origin. Operating as a non-profit organization, SD Nari's mission is clear: to be

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - More than one million Indians now wait in employment-based immigration backlogs, data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services show. It indicates many highly skilled professionals from India face potentially decades-long waits to get a green

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) -  Congressman Shri Thanedar has raised alarm over a “substantial increase” in attacks on Hinduism and Hindu places of worship in the US and expressed frustration at the failure of law enforcement agencies to find and book

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Nikki Haley, who was beaten back by Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination has landed a new job at the Hudson Institute. It’s a Washington DC based, ultra-conservative think tank specializing in foreign policy affairs. She

BENGALURU, (IANS) - Expressing his concern over incidents of killings of Indian students in the US, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 15 stated that though the incidents are unconnected, he does share the worry of the kin. The Indian

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will visit India next week, with plans to focus on reviewing progress under the Initiative for Critical and Emerging Technology with his counterpart Ajit Doval, people familiar with the development

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra on April 12 concluded a two-day visit to Washington D.C. during which he held discussions with his counterparts at the US State Department and the National Security Council. The Indian embassy said

VANCOUVER (IANS) - A 24-year-old Indian student was shot dead in his car in Sunset neighborhood here, police said on April 14.Chirag Antil, 24, was found dead inside a vehicle in the area. After hearing the gunshots, residents in the neighborhood

AZUSA, CA (IANS) -  India Sarvesh Kushare, silver medalist from 2023 Asian Athletics Championships, won the men’s high jump title at the Bryan Clay Invitational 2024 held at the Azusa Pacific University, here. Kushare, who has a personal best of 2.27m,

India-West News Desk BAKERSFIELD, CA - Riddhi Patel, sparked controversy with her inflammatory remarks during a Bakersfield City Council meeting, resulting in her arrest on April 10 night. Facing 18 felony charges, Patel threatened to "murder" council members and Mayor Karen

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Calling his journey from Vijayawada to become a space tourist an effort worth “little 2 cents”, Indian American Captain Gopichand Thotakura on April 15 said his story will inspire the next generation in India to dream

DENVER, CO (ANI) - The team from the Indian Space Research Organization responsible for the Chandrayaan-3 mission's success was honored with the “2024 John L. 'Jack' Swigert Jr. Award for Space Exploration” by the Space Foundation on April 9. India’s Consul

Librarian Mantra Roy. (Photo: Lesley Seacrist, SJSU News Center) India-West Staff Reporter SAN JOSE, CA - South Asians comprise almost 20% of the Bay Area’s population, but their stories are rarely told. In a first of its kind for the San Jose

India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO, CA - Varun Soni, an interfaith leader who is the first Hindu to serve as the lead chaplain on a U.S. college campus, will be the keynote speaker for Stanford’s 2024 Baccalaureate celebration in June, ahead

India-West News Desk KENT, WA – Indian American Gopi Thotakura will become the first Indian space tourist.  Blue Origin says he will be on their next flight to the edge of space. "Gopi is a pilot and aviator who learned how to

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – Indian American Congressman Shri Thanedar on April 11 said he has successfully raised $5 million in funds and secured endorsements from over 15 influential elected officials and organizations, for his reelection campaign. Thanedar represents Michigan's

India-West News Desk FRISCO, TX - The recent disappearance of 17-year-old Indian American student Ishika Thakore has once again highlighted concerns over the safety and security of Indian students. Ishika was reported missing on April 9, sparking worry among authorities and

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Jain Acharya Lokesh, the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati and the World Peace Center, was given the prestigious American Presidential Award at Capitol Hill here, becoming the first Indian monk to receive such recognition. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA),

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The United States is putting behind recent irritants and acrimony in ties with India with a high-level visit by a top official to Delhi next week and glowing reviews of the bilateral relationship with one official

EDISON, NJ (IANS) - Wipro, a prominent IT major, has appointed Srini Pallia as its new CEO and Managing Director, with immediate effect. Pallia takes over from Thierry Delaporte. Rishad Premji, Chairman of Wipro, expressed confidence in Pallia's capabilities, noting his

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India remains a "strong" recipient of foreign investments as multinationals recognize it as an alternative manufacturing base for supply chains, according to the United Nations. "India is benefiting by growing interest from multinationals, which see the

ATHERTON, CA (IANS) - Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian on April 9 announced several new capabilities and solutions in the AI era to drive customer success and momentum, including custom silicon advancements, Google Axion which is the company’s first custom

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - The US-India Tax Forum, an initiative established by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), has appointed Tarun Bajaj, former Revenue Secretary and former Secretary of Economic Affairs to the Government of India, as the

India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Karnataka High Court has ruled that students holding Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards should receive equal treatment with Indian citizens during the online counseling process for admission to undergraduate medical, dental, and

Photo : Sivani Babu is the co-founder and co-CEO of Hidden Compass, a platform dedicated to immersive storytelling and redefining the narrative of exploration. She is seen posing on Deception Island in Antarctica. (Photo: Laurent Dick) By REENA RATHORE From running her

India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA - Hamid Daudani & Group’s 29th theater production set to premiere on May 3 at the Joan Kroc Theatre here, delves deep into the complexities of tradition, progress, and the universal quest for respect and love. Titled “Manzil Pyaar Ki”,

Photo: Deborah Feingold India-West Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA, PA - Celebrated physician and best-selling author Siddhartha Mukherjee will deliver the address at the 2024 University of Pennsylvania Commencement on May 20. “I am delighted that Siddhartha Mukherjee has accepted our invitation to address the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Hyderabad-based breast surgeon Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti was conferred with the Honorary Fellowship of the American Surgical Association (ASA) here, on April 12. Dr Raghu Ram, the founding director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases here, is

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Tata Group, which acquired Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Wistron's India operations for $125 million in October last year, is now reportedly eyeing to acquire Pegatron's iPhone manufacturing facility near Chennai, as Apple ramps up its presence in the

CLEVELAND, OH (IANS) - A 25-year-old student from Hyderabad who had been missing since last month was found dead here. Mohammed Abdul Arfath, hailing from Nacharam near Hyderabad, was pursuing a master’s degree in information technology at Cleveland University. He had

Dr.Aroh Barjatya on left, with research students in Embry‑Riddle's Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab. Photo: Embry‑Riddle/Bernard India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - On April 8, the US experienced a remarkable total solar eclipse that captivated millions of spectators across the country. However,

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States has said that it "will not get into the middle of the situation" between India and Pakistan. The response by US Department of State spokesperson Matthew Miller came after he was asked about Washington's

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The 'Overseas Friends of BJP' in the US has organized a "Modi ka Parivar March" in over 16 cities, supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning over 400 seats in

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY -  The Consulate General of India in New York reported the passing of another Indian student studying in the US on April 5. The student, identified as Uma Satya Sai Gadde, was studying in Cleveland,

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - The Consul General of India, Binay Srikant, inaugurated the Thomas Abraham Library at the Kerala Center here, on April 7. The library will serve as a hub for Indian diaspora research and will include collections

India-West Staff Reporter FREMONT, CA - Consul General Dr. K. Srikar Reddy visited the Masjid e Mohammed here to mark the sacred occasion of Ramadan alongside the Dawoodi Bohra community. His presence at the mosque coincided with the auspicious night of

India-West News Desk ORLANDO, FL - 99-year-old Daibai is now an American citizen. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this milestone, praising Daibai for her liveliness. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), USCIS shared the heartwarming news, stating, "They

Photo: Vijay Cheruvu on right, seen with his attorney at the press conference. India-West News Desk SUGAR LAND, TX – Vijay Cheruvu is suing a temple for $ 1 million after his 11-year-old son allegedly underwent a distressing branding experience during a

SAN ANTONIO, TX (IANS) - Indian American Akshay Bhatia held his nerve in a tense finish and held off a brilliant late run by Denny McCarthy to win the Valero Texas Open in a sudden-death playoff. It also earned him