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SPRING, TX (IANS) - A child and three adults have been killed in a murder-suicide incident involving a Pakistani family here, according to a law enforcement official. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man shot dead his 4-year-old daughter, his estranged wife,

India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA – In a still unannounced but widely reported by the media move, the Indian American owner of the Sacramento Kings, Vivek Ranadive has appointed his daughter Anjali Ranadive, as the new Assistant General Manager of the

India West News Desk ANAHEIM, CA – The fallout of the corruption probe into Harry Sidhu, Mayor of the city of Anaheim, has been increasingly strident calls for his removal. He has not been charged with any crime but is the subject

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - For the first time, White House officials met a representative group of documented 'dreamers', mostly Indian Americans, giving a patient hearing to their concerns regarding aging out and indicating that there may be positive moves

ONTARIO – Indian Canadian MP, Chandra Arya, on May 19, stole hearts on social media, speaking in his mother tongue Kannada in the Canadian Parliament. “I spoke in my mother tongue (first language) Kannada in the Canadian parliament. This beautiful language

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India has warned against "hoarding and speculation" running up prices of food grains to "unjustifiable" levels and urged for ensuring "equity" and "affordability" in the availability of food to all. "Open markets must not

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India's Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan has given an assurance that despite restrictions on exports, India will provide food to countries that "are most in need" because of the Ukraine

SOUTHERN HILLS, OK (IANS) - Anirban Lahiri couldn't have asked for a better way to prepare for this week's PGA Championship after enjoying a nine-hole practice round with Tiger Woods on May 18. The Indian star, who is making his first

ISLAMABAD, (ANI)- Senior US diplomat Donald Blome on May 19 took oath as new US envoy to Pakistan, media reports said. Blome will assume charge as the new American ambassador to Pakistan on May 23. During former Prime Minister Imran Khan's

MILPITAS, CA (IANS)- California-based cyber security company Trellix on May 19 announced the opening of a new data center in Mumbai to help customers meet their data residency and compliance requirements. The company provides hardware, software, and services to investigate cybersecurity

BY NIKHILA NATARAJAN NEW YORK, NY (IANS)- India's first world-cup winning cricket captain Kapil Dev urged kids to play sports for the love of it, and community leaders to think in terms of delivering cricket pitches so that more people could take up

India-West Staff Reporter ANAHEIM, CA - Indian American and Republican Mayor of the city of Anaheim, is under federal investigation for corruption in relation to the city’s sale of Angel Stadium. Shockwaves ran through the community when word went out that Orange

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The National Basketball Association and ACG, a pharma manufacturing solutions company, on May 18 announced the return of ACG-NBA Jump, a basketball scouting program that provides aspiring players from India with a platform to showcase their skills. The program

All photos by Jay Mandal India-West Staff Reporter  WASHINGTON, DC – The Federation of Indian Associations commemorated 75 years of Indian Independence and honored the Asia Heritage Month on May 12 on Capitol Hill here. FIA was recognized for the event in

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - Pakistan's recently appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met his US counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken on May 18 here and discussed strengthening of economic ties and trade between the two countries besides food

India-West News Desk COPPELL, TX - Indian American student Shaan Pritmani, was assaulted and "choked for over four minutes" by a white student at Coppell Middle School, here. A video was shot by classmates of the student being bullied and shared online. Other

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Better.com CEO Vishal Garg, who hogged the limelight for firing nearly 900 employees over a Zoom call in 2021, has acknowledged to employees that he "personally guaranteed" $750 million of the $1.5 billion cash infusion

Jay Chaudhry CEO, Chairman and Founder, Zscaler and wife Jyothi Chaudhry accept AIF Corporate Leadership Award with AIF Global Board Co-Chair, Lata Krishnan.  India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA — After a two-year hiatus, American India Foundation’s (AIF) Bay Area Chapter, on

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Urvashi Vaid, LGBTQ activist whose career spanned from the early days of the AIDS pandemic to the continuing gbattles over equality for the LGBTQ community has died. Vaid, 63, succumbed after a long bout

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) -Tech giant Google has roped in former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official Bakul Patel as its new senior director of global digital health strategy. Patel spent over a decade at the FDA and most recently

DHARAMSALA, (IANS) - The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Uzra Zeya is in India and is expected to meet the Dalai Lama, as well as officials of the government-in-exile headquartered in this northern hill town of Himachal Pradesh on May 18,

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - Washington hopes that India will drop its restrictions on wheat exports after hearing at the United Nations Security Council from other countries about the looming food crisis, according to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Permanent Representative

NEW DELHI, (IANS) -Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has decided to visit Indonesia in November this year, as he reportedly wraps up Tesla operations in India amid continuous requests from top ministers and senior politicians to come and manufacture

BENGALURU, (IANS) - E-commerce giant Amazon on May 16 said it has cumulatively created over 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India so far and is on track to reach the target of creating 20 lakh direct and indirect

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Elon Musk on May 16 said that he received a call from Twitter's legal team being run by Vijaya Gadde, accusing the Tesla CEO of violating a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) by revealing that the sample

SAN FRANCISCO, (IANS) - Breaking his silence, a defiant Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has explained why a "lame-duck" CEO has made key changes at the platform amid the $44 billion takeover by the Tesla CEO. Stressing that "no one at Twitter

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - As the war in Ukraine intensified, the number of foreign political leaders descending on New Delhi shot up - current and former Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, National Security officials, and top diplomats. One foreign policy

By ANJU BIST Like many aspiring Indian students, I came to America in 1994 to pursue higher studies and find a dream job. I remember always paying auto drivers back in India extra money, thinking they needed it much more than

In California, the delegation from Sikkim, facilitated by the Consulate General of India in San Francisco, visited Kahlon Farms to learn more about sustainable farming, water conservation, and solar energy uses. By BHARTTI KUMAR LOS ANGELES, CA – A Sikkim delegation led

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - With Elon Musk putting the $44 billion Twitter deal temporarily on hold on May 12, serious questions now linger on the future of the platform that is battling multiple issues -- from employee exodus to

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - India is using its traditional medicines to back up the fight against Covid-19 even as the country has vaccinated nearly 90 percent of its adult population against the disease, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "In

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, and Alphabet, has doubled down on making new breakthroughs in some of the most technically challenging areas of computer science for countries like India that need them the most. Addressing the company's flagship Google,

CHENNAI, (IANS) – Ford Motor has shelved plans to make electric vehicles in its two plants in India – Chennai, and Sanand in Gujarat. It said it was exploring options for its two factories in the country that stopped production

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC — A subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on May 11, voted to advance the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act. The critical legislation will provide grants of up to $1 million

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - A stolen ancient Indian artefact of a ‘Buddha in Dharma Chakra Mudra’ was handed over to India’s Consul General here, Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad by the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - After threatening to ‘hold’ the confirmation of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has now lifted it but said that he will vote against the nominee of President Joe Biden. The Iowa Senator

SACRAMENTO, CA - Suvidha International Foundation, a California registered nonprofit, held a run and walkathon on April 23, here. Over 200 people participated in the 5K run and 10K walkathon. Bhaskar Vempati of Suvidha said the proceeds would benefit water and organic

India West Staff Reporter TORRANCE, CA – The Dakshini Bengali Association on April 30 at an event attended by 300 Indian American community members here, announced its Executive Committee 2022-2024 led by Riddhi Chakraborty. The event saw a slew of presentations on

India-West Staff Reporter SUGAR GROVE, IL - After the resounding success last year of the Hindu Heritage Month (HMM) and the celebrations surrounding it, Dharma-based organizations across North America, have once again come together to facilitate the showcasing of the diversity

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Morgan Stanley has lowered India's GDP growth forecasts to 7.6 percent for F2023 from 7.9 percent and to 6.7 percent for F2024 (from 7 percent) due to higher oil prices and slower global growth. The foreign brokerage

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - India has been invited to a ministerial meeting on global food security convened by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to respond to the global crisis sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Cindy McCain,

Fernando Martinez, 22, studies applied mathematics at San Jose State University and is part of the first cohort of students to participate in the #CaliforniansforAll College Corps program. By Peter Schurmann SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Ethnic Media Services) – Fernando Martinez never owned a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - To the delight of millions, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his mother Maye Musk have shared their memories of the Taj Mahal, as people in India seek Tesla cars to come to the country. Maye even shared

BANGKOK, (IANS) - The Indian women's badminton team sealed its place in the Uber Cup 2022 quarterfinals after registering a 4-1 win over US in their Group D tie, here on May 10. Double Olympic medal list PV Sindhu got the

India-West Staff Reporter TRENTON, NJ - Over 300 children from the various community dance schools in the tri-state area competed to showcase their talent discipline technique and costumes on May 7 at the Patriots War Memorial Theatre, here. Children ranging in age

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - A Reuters team won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for pictures balancing "intimacy and devastation while offering viewers a heightened sense of place", the jury said while announcing the presitigious award for

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC - Indian Americans plan to issue a forceful denouncement of Russia's invasion of Ukraine to shield themselves from the fallout of the Indian government's continued refusal to condemn the war, which has drawn widespread scrutiny and

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - A delegation comprising nine MPs from different states and various parties is visiting University of Chicago scholars, policymakers, and opinion leaders in Chicago currently for a knowledge exchange program on energy and environment. The Energy Policy Institute

DALLAS, TX - The John and Judy Gay Public Library of McKinney on April 30, was the site of Darshana Day, an event hosted by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS). More than 15 local and Dharmic organizations from Dallas including partners

CHARLOTTE, NC (IANS) - India's Anirban Lahiri settled for a share of sixth place at the Wells Fargo Championship as two late bogeys dented his hopes of a maiden PGA Tour victory. Lahiri, who began the day in tied-third place at

BY HAMZA AMEER ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had accused the United States of conspiring against him to oust him from power because of his inclination towards Russia, and refusal to being party to the Western bloc

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Vineeta Agarwala, the wife of Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, is now making headlines amid Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover deal. Her role as general partner at Andreessen Horowitz -- a VC firm which has agreed to

New Delhi, (IANS) While Union Ministers keep on making a beeline to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to come and manufacture electric cars in India, he is more interested in his $44 billion Twitter acquisition rather than paying attention to what

India West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The Hindu American Foundation on April 28 tweeted that the New York Senate and State Assembly had dropped the reference to Hindu Swastika as an ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘fascist symbol’ in the ‘S7680’ and ‘A9155’

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – CA Congressman Ami Representative Ami Bera will be part of the US Presidential Delegation to Korea to attend the inauguration of President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol. “It is an honor to be invited by President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS)- Three NASA astronauts and one from the European Space Agency landed safely on Earth from the International Space Station on May 6. The international crew of four: NASA astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Tom Marshburn, and ESA

BENGALURU, (IANS) - As India gets its 100th unicorn, Cloud major Oracle on May 6 said it is nurturing the next breed of startups to expand their footprint connecting them with many venture capitalists so that they get the required

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – At an event organized jointly by the Federation of Indian Associations of NY-NJ-CT and the Consulate General of India, New York, members of the Indian American community came together to celebrate the formation, in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden has named Indian American Richard Verma, a former ambassador to India, to a White House body that advises the president on the effectiveness of the country's sprawling intelligence community. Biden also named retired Admiral

BENGALURU, (IANS)- Amazon on May 4 announced it now aims exports worth $20 billion from India by 2025, thus doubling its goal. In 2020, Amazon pledged to enable $10 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025. The company said that cumulative

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Global pharma giant Pfizer, which developed the mRNA-based vaccine against Covid, on May 4 announced setting up a global drug development center to boost critical research and development in India. The 61,000 sq ft research and technology center

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken will be holding a ministerial-level meeting in the United Nations on action for global food security in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which is

BENGALURU, (IANS) - Kamal Bawa, a noted, Indian born, conservation biologist and President of the Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research and Ecology and Environment (ATREE), has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. The election to the 170-year-old Academy

VANCOUVER, (IANS)- Members of the Punjabi Press Club of British Columbia (PPCBC) held a rally against the “growing repression of journalists and shrinking press freedom,” around the world and in India. Held at the Holland Park in Surrey on the occasion

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Restrictions on freedom of expression undermine Pakistan's image and its ability to progress, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. During a press briefing on world 'Press Freedom Day' at the US State Department, Secretary of State

India West News Desk COLUMBUS, OH - JD Vance, the Donald Trump-backed candidate who won the Republican OH primary elections for US Senate on May 3, has an Indian connect. His wife is Usha Chilukuri. Currently a litigator in the San Francisco

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York on May 3 announced that IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Arvind Krishna has been elected to its board. 60-year-old Krishna has been elected as a Class B

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Apple has sued the Santa Clara-based "stealth-mode" semiconductor startup Rivos and two former employees, Indian American Bhasi Kaithamana and Ricky Wen, for allegedly stealing trade secrets to build a chip lineup. In a lawsuit filed in

Arun Majumdar, the Jay Precourt Professor, rofessor of mechanical engineering, and senior fellow and former co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, will be the inaugural dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. (photo: Edward Caldwell/Stanford.edu) India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO,

BHADOHI, (IANS) - Bhadohi, a nondescript district in Uttar Pradesh, till now known as the carpet hub in the state, has found a new identity and a global one, at that. Veer Mahan, born as Rinku Singh, being in the WWE

NEW DELHI, (IANS)- Reiterating his stand on Tesla manufacturing in India, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on May 3 said that if Elon Musk comes to the country and makes Tesla cars here, that will also benefit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - As Elon Musk prepares to hire a new CEO for Twitter once he takes over, current CEO Parag Agrawal is worried about the future of the micro-blogging platform, not his job. Amid multiple reports that Musk

MUMBAI, (IANS) - San Francisco-based investment fund Rise Capital on May 2, announced it is launching its India operations and will invest in early-stage startups through its global fund III. The VC fund said tech startups in India will create well

ISLAMABAD, (IANS) - Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on May 2 openly called out the Joe Biden administration of the US for its alleged involvement in a regime change "conspiracy" in Pakistan. Ex-prime minister Khan repeatedly blamed the US for

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J. Burns has announced the appointment of Nand Mulchandani to serve as the US spy agency's first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 25 years' experience working in Silicon Valley

NEW DELHI, (IANS) -Bodhi Tree Systems, an investment platform by former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and ex-Disney executive Uday Shankar, on May 1 announced it would invest $600 million in Allen Career Institute which has a pan-India footprint

MARKHAM, ON (IANS)- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 1 said the statue of Sardar Patel will become a symbol of the relationship between the two countries -- India and Canada. Addressing the Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre here, in Canada on

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk could fire Twitter's legal head Vijaya Gadde, who makes about $17 million a year and is one of the highly paid executives at the micro-blogging platform, once he takes over. Nevertheless, Gadde

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - The Indian Consulate General in New York has condemned a statement by the Connecticut State General Assembly purporting to show support for what it called the "Declaration of Sikh Independence". Calling it an attempt to

PHOENIX, AZ (IANS) - Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and NFL duo Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum have invested in the Rajasthan Royals, the Indian Premier League franchise said on May 1, underlining IPL's growing global appeal. The popular Twenty20 league,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Elon Musk has reportedly lined up a new CEO to take over from Indian American Parag Agrawal, as Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s name was making the rounds who quit in November last year to focus

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – Several Indian Americans took part in a ‘Meet and Greet’ event organized by the Indian Association of Sacramento (IAS) here, on April 21. The event held at the Zoroastrian Center in Rancho Cordova, had as its

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Four Indian American college students Avi Gupta, Bhav Jain, Amisha A Kambath and Eshika Kaul are among the 58 exceptional college students from 53 US colleges and universities selected as 2022 Truman Scholars. The Truman

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The well-known exponent of Mohiniyattam, Vijayalakshmi, in collaboration with the South Asian Network (SAN), a non-profit organization serving the South Asian community in Southern California, is holding a series of workshop for women based on healing

India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA – The Shivaji Maharaj Antarrashtriya Parivar (SMAP) on April 16 launched its San Diego chapter, its 27th worldwide. The inaugural event was a celebration of India’s 75th year of independence and Shiv Jayanti. The event began with

VARANASI (ANI) - “At peace with myself and the world after a visit to Varanasi. A spiritual journey that has rejuvenated the soul." These are the words posted by the 36-year-old NBA star and current Laker player after his visit

India-West Staff Reporter IRVINE, CA - The Shah Rukh Khan owned Knight Riders Group in partnership with Major League Cricket (MLC), USA’s official franchise league and the City of Irvine on April 29 announced plans to construct build a world-class cricket

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT, in a press statement, condemned the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for placing India on the “blacklist” as a “Country of Particular Concern. Stating it was a practice that began in

Elon Musk’s tweet of this meme on Vijay Gadde has been slammed, for making her the target of harassment and threats. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Ahead of Twitter's imminent takeover by Elon Musk, the world's richest man, its CEO Parag

WASHINTON, DC (ANI) - India and US have the potential to be one of the most important and foundational partnerships that we have going forward over the next decades, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on April 27. He made

HYDERABAD (IANS) - Google on April 28 began work here on its largest campus outside of its headquarters in the US. The 3 million square feet building is coming up at Gachibowli, the information technology cluster. The company also unveiled the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The UN General Assembly has voted a measure seeking to make the five permanent members of the Security Council answerable for their vetoes, and although India criticized it as inadequate, it went along with the

ISLAMABAD (ANI) - Noting that Islamabad needs to develop good ties with Washington, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on April 27 said that Pakistan "cannot afford enmity" with the United States. The premier's remarks came in the backdrop of the former Imran

NEW DELHI (ANI) - US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Authority has positive views after completing the safety audit of its India watchdog Director General of Civil Aviation and didn't find any adverse during the safety audits. The successful completion of the

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (IANS) - Hailing the India digital payments growth story, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said that the company's payments strategy is very similar to the strategy it has for commerce overall. During the company's quarterly earnings

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Vice-President Kamala Harris has become the highest-ranking official in the current Biden administration to be infected with Covid-19 despite vaccinations as the US tries to bring a semblance of normalcy after two years of restrictions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Even as tech billionaire Elon Musk took over Twitter, he slammed Indian American lawyer Vijaya Gadde over censoring exclusive stories related to US President Joe Biden's son Hunter's laptop in the wake of the Capitol

SEATTLE, WA - (IANS) As gaming gets mainstream, more than 10 million people have streamed games over Xbox Cloud Gaming to date, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said. He said that billions of hours have been played by subscribers over the

India-West Staff Reporter ROSEMEAD, CA — Two Indian Americans are among the 30 high school seniors, in Southern California Edison’s service area, to have been named as 2022 Edison Scholars. Each Edison Scholar will receive a $40,000 scholarship, paid over four years,

Upper panel (left to right) Dr. Mani Menon, Dr. Mahendra Bhandari, Dr. Rajvir Dahiya (President SAASRC); Dr, Dharam Paul Chauhan (Secretary SAASCR); Dr. Badrinath R. Konety, and Dr. Ravindra Majeti. Lower panel (left to right) Dr. Ashutosh Tewari, Dr. Renuka

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Parag Agrawal, the Indian-origin CEO of Twitter, will approximately get $42 million if Tesla CEO Elon Musk decides not to retain him at the helm. According to research firm Equilar, he will get an estimated $42

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI)- Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended a roundtable with business leaders and investors co-hosted by the US-India Business Council (USIBC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in the Silicon Valley, and invited the leading investors to become

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A major US think tank urged President Joe Biden to call Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and reset Washington's ties with Islamabad. Bruce Riedel, one the writers of the Brookings report, was an adviser to the former

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Elon Musk, who has just bought Twitter for $44 billion, will have to manufacture his Tesla cars in India, and not China, if he wants to come and sell the vehicles in the country, Union Road

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A US watchdog has for the second year running recommended that the State Department should designate India as a "country of particular concern", a category it uses for countries whose governments engage in "systematic, ongoing, and

NEW MILFORD, NJ (IANS) --18-year-old Indian American teen Clinten Ajit has died while trying to retrieve a football that had fallen into a frigid pond. The body of was pulled from the depths of the pond in New Milford on by

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - Two Indian students from Telangana were killed in a road accident in Illinois on April 21. Illinois State Police said a Fiat sedan for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck the front of a Toyota

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - According to a new Bhumi Global survey, Hindus around the world see global environmental issues as an urgent concern. The poll, which was conducted last year and analyzed over the past few months, is the

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has re-clarified the story of the electric vehicle company's early days to a Bengaluru-based man who tweeted that "Elon Musk was not the founder of Tesla. He acquired it." The tech billionaire

The D’Souza Family: Bradly, Rohan, Dancy, Harold D'Souza at ‘Heart of the Father’ Award 2022 in Downey, CA India-West Staff Reporter DOWNEY, CA - Indian American Harold D’Souza Co-Founder of “Eyes Open International”, was honored with “Heart of the Father” award 2022

Nikhar Gaikwad, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, NY (photo columbia.edu) NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A pioneering, one of its kind survey and analysis on issues related to climate change in the US and India have shown some

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - India has had a long-standing defense relationship with Russia for many years when the United States was not available to be a partner, a top advisor of US Secretary Antony Blinken said, adding that "Washington fully

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Who funded US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's visit to Pakistan and then Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)? Her office refused to answer. "Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, we don't have an official comment on this right now, but will

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) -Russia has imposed personal sanctions on 29 US citizens, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and 61 Canadian citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. A total of 29 US citizens are included in Russia's

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted this image from her visit to Kashmir. WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US lawmaker Ilhan Omar's meeting with recently ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and her "unofficial, personal" visit to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) did not represent

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated the country’s call for transfer of low-cost technology and increased funding to developing countries to fight climate change at the International Monetary Fund plenary and, separately, reaffirmed India's commitment

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman continued her bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Spring Meetings with counterparts from around the world and corporate leaders. She met Raj Subramanian, the President and incoming CEO of FedEx.

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The recent US-India 2+2 Ministerial Summit and the virtual meeting between President Joseph Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The United States-India Relationship Council (USIRC) said was encouraging and it was pleased by the

BENTONVILLE, AK (IANS) - Retail giant Walmart on April 21 said that it is now offering manufacturers and trading firms in India to reach a growing market of more than 120 million US consumers each month. As part of its efforts

India-West Staff Reporter SAN MATEO, CA - Umang Gupta, who wrote the first business plan for Oracle Corporation, founded and led Gupta Technologies, and was CEO for Keynote Systems passed away peacefully on April 19, at his home after a two-year

Georgetown University Professor Reena Aggarwal specializes in global financial markets. (Photo hoya.com) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - More than a decade after providing seed capital to establish a financial markets and policy center at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown

ISLAMABAD (IANS) - Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah took a swipe at ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan and questioned his meeting with US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The Congresswoman, who is on a four-day visit to Pakistan from April 20-24, also met

(photo @PakPMO) NEW DELHI (ANI)- Calling the kind of politics practiced by US congresswoman Ilhan Omar 'narrow-minded', India on April 21 condemned her visit to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as violative of India's territorial integrity and sovereignty. The remarks came during a

NEW DELHI: India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar hosted a US Congressional delegation and shared their views on Ukraine, Afghanistan, South Asia and our bilateral cooperation. The delegation was headed by the US Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand. Meanwhile, on April 14, Foreign

India-West Staff Reporter LAS VEGAS, NV – The Mission Hill Park in Henderson, on April 3, was the scene of color and joy. The Rajasthan group of Las Vegas, got together to celebrate in traditional style. A highlight was the performance of

India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Mary Schapiro of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative and the first woman to serve as Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met Mary Schapiro, vice chairman

India West Staff Reporter ARVADA, CO – Eleven-year-old Indian American Madhvi Chittoor now appears in the Guinness World Record as the youngest music producer. This youngster has been a composer since the age of four and has had, as far as

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Shanti Sethi, a trail-blazing woman Navy veteran has been appointed defense advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris's Senior Advisor Herbie Ziskend confirmed the appointment of Sethi, who will also have the title of Executive Secretary. Sethi, who

(photo NAPTA facebook) FRESNO, CA - The North American Punjabi Trucking Association (NAPTA) was recently invited to the White House to participate in the announcement of the Biden Trucking Action Plan and Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge. On April 4, President Joe Biden and

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Democrats are keeping their promise to the Indian American community because they make the difference. The president helped get America back to work, provided funding to support Asian American

The popular Sikh Cultural Society - Richmond Hill Gurdwara. (photo worldgurdwaras.com) NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - The South Asian community in New York has been shaken in recent weeks by a string of hate crimes against Sikh men in Richmond Hill,

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA – India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh was received by Consul General T.V. Nagendra Prasad on his arrival in the Bay Area after concluding his visit in Honolulu, HI where he visited the headquarters of the

India-West News Desk PHILADELPHIA, PA - Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is among the Indian Americans taking umbrage University of Pennsylvania professor Amy Wax for her comments about the Asian American community, while specifically disparaging Indian Americans. In an interview to the ultra-conservative talk

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden nominated Indian-American diplomat Rachna Sachdeva Korhonen as his envoy to Mali, the White House said on April 15. A career member of the US Foreign Service, Korhonen currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Treating Elon Musk's $43 billion offer to buy Twitter as an "unwelcome" step, the board of the company is reportedly considering a "poison pill" strategy to make it more difficult for Musk to acquire a

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - A 19-year-old Brooklyn man, Vernon Douglas, has been arrested and is facing hate crime charges in an attack on a Sikh man in Queens on the morning of April 3. https://indiawest.com/2022/04/05/sikh-man-visiting-ny-brutally-attacked-police-suspect-hate-crime/ The 70-year-old Nirmal Singh

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI)- US President Joe Biden on April 15 extended wishes to the Jain community across the world on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti and encouraged people to follow Lord Mahavir's path of non-violence, truthfulness, and compassion. Taking to Twitter,

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States State Department Spokesperson on Ned Price on April 15 said the US government agreed with the statement of the Pakistan Army regarding a "foreign conspiracy" to oust former prime minister Imran Khan. Price said

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indians cornered nearly three-fourths of H-1B visas issued by the US to specialty foreign workers in 2021, continuing their stranglehold on this highly sought after professional ticket to work, live and, finally, settle down in America. The

By BHARRTI KUMAR NEW YORK, NY - Acclaimed individuals from various fields were named Fellows, including six Indian Americans, on April 7 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The successful lot of 180 out of 2500 applicants were appointed based

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India has not been coy about raising human rights issues with the US. In a phone call with President Donald Trump on June 2, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought up the then raging Black Lives Matter

MUMBAI (IANS) - Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd. is now weighing a possible bid for Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s international drugstore unit, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is an Anglo-Swiss-American holding company headquartered

By BHARRATI KUMAR NEW YORK, NY - The 2022 Class of Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows has been announced and among the 30 are four Indian Americans. A press release said that they had been selected from more than 1,800 applicants.

Captain Sukhbir Singh Toor has gone to court along with three other Sikh recruits for religious freedom even while they serve in the US Marine Corp. (Photo Twitter @sikh_coalition) By India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – On April 12, Sikh Marines filed

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 13 expressed satisfaction with the level of understanding he encountered in his meetings with American interlocutors on India's position on the Russia-Ukraine war, but expressed frustration with the

HONOLULU, HI (IANS) - Defense Minister Rajnath Singh visited the headquarters of United States Indo-Pacific Command here on April 13. On his arrival from Washington DC, Singh was received by Commander, Admiral John Aquilino. The USINDOPACOM and Indian military have wide-ranging

ISLAMABAD (IANS) - Pakistan on April 13 categorically rejected what it called an "unwarranted reference" in the statement issued after the US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue where they asked Islamabad to take "irreversible actions" against terror outfits, media reports said. "The gratuitous

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on April12 held discussions with US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for accelerating the economic partnership between India and United States.Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said that the goal of both countries is

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - South Asians for America (SAFA) will offer a first-of-its-kind organizing training series for the South Asian community to take place on Thursdays, April 14, 21and 28 at 8 pm ET via Zoom. The series, which

TORONTO (IANS) - Toronto Police have arrested the killer of Indian student Kartik Vasudev, who was shot dead in the heart of the city on April 7. Richard Jonathan Edwin, 39, was taken into custody after police traced him from video

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Underlining the transformation in India-US ties in the last two decades, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on April 12 said that a key driver in this change has been the human element which includes 4.4

India-West Staff Reporter EDISON,NJ - The Edison Library in partnership with the Indian Consulate and Global Organization of People of Indian origin Edison NJ Chapter (GOPIO-Edison) hosted a ‘India Collection Launch’ event to donate a large collection of Indian books. More than

BENGALURU (IANS) - In a major fillip to India's dream to become a global manufacturing hub, Apple on April 11 confirmed it has started manufacturing its top-selling iPhone 13 smartphone in India. Apple first started manufacturing iPhones in India in 2017,

(Twitter photo courtesy @mssirsa) NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - The assault on two Sikh men in New York's Richmond Hills is "deplorable", said the Consulate General of India in New York in a statement on April 13. It said one person has

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) – India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on April 12 met US Trade Representative Katherine Tai and discussed bilateral trade between the two nations as well as the present global situation in the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine

NEW DELHI (IANS) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the US is monitoring what he described as a rise in human rights abuses in India by some officials, in a rare direct rebuke by Washington of the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin assured India on April 11 that the US will continue to stand by it in the face of threats from China. Austin said: "Beijing is eroding the security of the Indo-Pacific region from

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The diplomatic and defense leaders of India and the US have discussed expanding their cooperation into new defense areas like space and cyberspace to enable their militaries to jointly meet the challenges of this century, according

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - While differences on the degree of reaction to Russia's invasion remained, India and the US focused at their dialogue of diplomatic and defense leaders on meeting what could turn out to be its catastrophic fallout: Food

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - One of the two imposters, who were impersonating the US Department of Homeland Security agents and were in touch with the agents of First Lady Jill Biden security, on April 8 claimed ties with the Pakistan

India-West News Desk WASHINTON, DC -Ahead of his retirement in August, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana said he thinks that 65 years is too early an age for someone to retire, and also emphasized that people will trust judiciary only

John Neuffer, President and CEO of Semiconductor Industry Association with India’s Rajeev Khushu, who heads the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association. (photo ANI) BENGALURU (IANS) - As India doubles down on local semiconductor manufacturing, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), which is

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Thanks to the successful negotiations between an Indian agency and the Canadian government, Indian banana and baby corn can now be exported there, officials said on April 9. The negotiations between National Plant Protection Organizations of India

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on April 11 tweeted pictures of himself in the capital with Secretary of State Tony Blinken. “Began the day with a breakfast meeting,” with Blinken, he reported, adding, “wide ranging exchange

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III held delegation-level talks at the Pentagon here on April 11, ahead of India-US 2+2 ministerial dialogue. Rajnath Singh, who is on a five-day

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – At the April 11 virtual meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden welcomed India's humanitarian support for the people of Ukraine. "I want to welcome India's humanitarian support for the people of

TORONTO (IANS) - A 21-year-old Indian student was shot dead at the entrance of a subway station in Toronto. Kartik Vasudev was shot several times at about 5 p.m. on April 8 at the entrance to the Sherbourne subway station, which

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - In a dramatic twist, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has announced that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will not join the board of the company, saying that "he believes it is for the best." The Indian

By India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Puneet Dikshit a former partner in McKinsey & Company, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon. He had pled guilty on Dec 15, 2021, to

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ANI) - US tech giant Microsoft on Apr 8 said that it has disrupted Russian hackers who attempted to infiltrate Ukrainian media organizations. The spies were attempting to break into Ukrainian, EU and US targets, according to the

WASHINGTON, DC - White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki praised her Indian American deputy Vedant Patel, calling him "super-talented". "I often joke with him that we give him easy assignments. We did not. It's just because he's super talented," Psaki told

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has issued a new level-3 travel advisory for Pakistan, informing its citizens that there might be terror attacks in the country and a conflict could erupt on the Line of Control. A level-3 travel advisory

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - After laying off nearly 4,000 employees in the US and India, digital mortgage lender Better.com -- under its Indian-origin CEO Vishal Garg -- is now offering employees paid severance or voluntary separation and health insurance

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US remains hopeful that it can have policy alignment with India "to the maximum extent possible" on sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a senior US official. "India is our friend, India

A littered street in Buch, Ukraine. India had criticized the violence and civilian abuse here. (photo courtesy BBC/LEE DURANT) By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - India abstained on a General Assembly resolution that was passed on Apr.7 suspending Russia from the

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The annual report released on Apr.7 by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services shows The number of Indian students in the United States increased by over 12 per cent in 2021, while those from China,

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – As has been reported earlier by India-West, the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the ambassador to India has hit a roadblock in the Senate, which must approve the appointment of envoys. The White House on

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI)- India and the US are set to hold the 2+2 dialog on defense and foreign affairs here. The US State Department said Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will welcome

LONDON (IANS) - Former director-general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) the espionage agency, Lt Gen Asad Durrani, feels the US is unlikely to forget easily Imran Khan's allegations that it was involved in a conspiracy to oust him. Circulating a blog

KARACHI (IANS) - A Gallup Pakistan Survey has found that about 64 per cent of Pakistanis feel that high inflation and the government's failure are the reasons behind the Opposition's no-confidence motion, rather than a US conspiracy, Geo News reported. Meanwhile,

India-West Staff Reporter CHARLESTON, SC – Republican politician and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has extended her support to the newly announced congressional candidature of Sarah Palin. Palin has served as Governor of Alaska and was John McCain’s nominee for

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - As pressure mounts on Big Tech to sanitize their platforms and stop scraping users data, India needs to learn from the US antitrust bill called the American Innovation and Choice Online Act which has now been

SAN JOSE, CA (IANS) - Video conferencing and chat app Zoom on Apr.5 said it is setting up a second technology center in India, as it ramps up hiring in the country this year. The new technology center in Chennai will

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – “I expect to get attacked if I go on Fox News, I don’t expect to get attacked by a fox,” Democratic Congressman Ami Bera said after being bitten by a fox. The California representative was nipped

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Imran Ali Habib is the Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of the Manhattan headquartered Habib American Bank. Born into the prominent Pakistani business family that runs the House of Habib, this younger

(Photo: United Sikhs) India-West Staff Reporter QUEENS, NY — A 70-year-old man, identified as Nirmal Singh, is recovering after a brutal attack on Apr.3 morning as he walked to the Sikh Cultural Center here, according to police. The elderly Nirmal Singh was repeatedly

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Given the clamor in some US media and among politicians criticizing India for buying oil from Russia, President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki has clarified that its imports were minuscule and energy payments did not come

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US has "clearly distanced" itself from Pakistan, former Jt. Chief of Staff Mike Mullen said as the White House and the State Department publicly rejected claims of their involvement in Islamabad’s domestic politics, Dawn news

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Lisa Curtis, a regional expert who served under former American administrations, has said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to play the "US card" to build up his support base. "It's highly unlikely that any

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (IANS) – India’s Spacetech startup Pixxel, has successfully launched its first fully-fledged commercial satellite called 'Shakuntala' with Elon Musk-run SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket. Being Pixxel's first fully-fledged satellite, 'Shakuntala' hosts one of the highest resolution hyperspectral commercial cameras ever

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - In a significant development, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Apr. 5 announced that the micro-blogging platform has appointed Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to its board of directors. Musk, who acquired 9.2 per cent share

India-West Staff Reporter COLUMBUS, OH – On Apr.3, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has appointed 49-year-old Indian American Cincinnati pastor, Father Earl K. Fernandes the next bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, OH. He will become the first ever Indian American

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles based Nidheya Suresh is a strong advocate of people claiming their story and healing their relationship with themselves. The Indian American writer, director, producer addresses this in a new film “The Rose

ISLAMABAD (IANS) - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he is not "anti-American" and wants stronger ties with the US on the basis of mutual respect. During a question and answer session with the public, the premier stated

SAN ANTONIO, TX (IANS) - India's golfing star Anirban Lahiri's dream of a first PGA Tour victory at the Valero Texas Open ended in disappointment as he finished his campaign tied-13th with four others at TPC San Antonio on Apr.3. The

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Mar. 31 released the 2022 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers reviewing significant foreign barriers to American exports of goods and services, foreign direct investment and e-commerce in

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Established in 1977, The Hindu Temple Society of North America Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, popularly known as the Ganesh Temple, is regarded as the first and oldest Hindu Temple in North America. The street

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has nominated Indian American civil rights attorney Kalpana Kotagal and certified public accountant Vinay Singh to key administration positions. Kotagal is the nominee for Commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while Singh

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The 2022 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) announced the lineup of its official selections for the 20th annual edition of the internationally acclaimed event, which will mark a return to in-person screenings

NEW DELHI (IANS) - US Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh said that there will be consequences to countries that actively attempt to circumvent the sanctions imposed on Russia after it went to war with Ukraine. While interacting with the media,