India-West Staff Reporter  DALLAS, TX - Mayor Eric L. Johnson has appointed Arun Agarwal to serve as Chair of the Community Bond Task Force (CBTF) Committee as part of the 2024 Capital Bond Program development process. Agarwal currently serves as the President

DALLAS, TX (IANS) - After acquiring the franchise and unveiling the team’s name and logo, MI New York drafted local players in the Major League Cricket  Draft held here. MI New York drafted the first two US-born players in the form

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A UN diplomat has complained about broken seats, no call buttons/reading lights, and cockroaches on an US-Delhi Air India flight. "As a UN diplomat, I've flown worldwide but Air India 102 JFK to Delhi was my worst

Photo : Screengrab C-SPAN India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has presented actress-producer Mindy Kaling with the prestigious 2021 National Medal of Arts, one of the highest awards given to artists and arts patrons by the US.Kaling, 43, also

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Indian American policy expert Nisha Desai Biswal as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The US International Development Finance Corporation is America's

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 22-year-old American has been sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by 36 months of supervised release for selling a stolen handgun to a teenager who used it to kill an Indian American Sikh

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (IANS) - Three people, including two Indian Americans, are facing charges for allegedly buying and selling stolen beer worth approximately $20,000 at two local businesses, here. Ketan kumar Patel and Piyush kumar Patel were arraigned this week in Mahoning

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The shares of FedEx Corp, led by CEO Raj Subramaniam, jumped the most in nine months beating Wall Street's earnings estimate in the third quarter. The upswing came after the company boosted its profit outlook, signaling efforts

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - The US Consulate General in Hyderabad on March 20 opened operations at its new facility at Nanakramguda. Fifteen years after commencing the operations from historic Paigah Palace in Begumpet, the Consulate has moved to its own building in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American attorney and educator Neil Makhija has thrown his hat in the ring for the May 16 primary election for Commissioner of Montgomery County -- the third largest county in Pennsylvania with over 865,000

WASHINGTON, DC(ANI) - White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby has said the  vandalism at Indian Consulate in San Francisco is “absolutely unacceptable” and is condemned by the US. “We certainly condemn that vandalism, it’s unacceptable. State Department’s diplomatic security service is

Photo: The author (R), posing with his son Akshay, at Everest Base Camp. By HARISH MURTHY IRVINE, CA - In 2022, I made a request to my grad school alumni if anyone would join me on a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Photo: Hundreds of Sikhs came to the Indian Consulate in San Francisco bearing Khalistani flags. India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Even as the brouhaha over the incident of the tricolor being pulled down at the Indian High Commission building in

TAMPA, FL (IANS) - IT major Wipro has laid off at least 120 employees in T Florida, due to a "realignment of business needs."The company detailed the layoffs in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice filed with the Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ANI) - President Joe Biden plans to host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer, reported Bloomberg. The White House aims for the state dinner to take place in June, but the timing could slip.

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The Mumbai Indians, owned by the Ambanis, on March 19, announced the acquisition of the New York franchise in Major League Cricket, the upcoming T20 league in the US. They now own a cricket franchise in three

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) sworn to office, on March 4, its new team in a virtual ceremony.  Veteran community leader from New York, Lal Motwani took office as the organization’s

India-West Staff Reporter FREMONT, CA – Over 800 devotees thronged theevent organized by the Jagannath Cultural and Educational Center (JCEC) on March 12 to celebrate Dola Purnima Melana and Holi at the Asthalakshmi temple, here. Held outdooras, the intermittent drizzle did nothing

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The colors of Spring are set to bloom in several cities across the country over the next few weeks with a rain of color  of all hues at events hosted by Child Rights and

CHANDIGARH (IANS) - The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) has issued deportation notices to over 700 Indian students whose admission offer letters to educational institutions were found to be fake. Talking to indianarrative.com on phone from Toronto, Chaman Singh Batth said

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The bruising confirmation that played out over two years might have left Eric Garcetti, incoming US Ambassador to India, looking like "damaged goods". But it will be helpful to step back a little and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian American Ravi Chaudhary was confirmed by the US Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations, and the Environment by a bipartisan vote of 65-29. With this appointment, Minneapolis native Chaudhary becomes the

SACRAMENTO, CA (IANS) – A Sikh man has claimed that he was denied entry to a basketball match because he was carrying a 'kirpan' -- a small dagger, which practicing Sikhs are required to carry at all times along with

Photo Credit: Jim Bennett By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN Ustad Zakir Hussain is 72. Who knew? On stage,the percussion master is the forever youthful one with his dancing curls,high energy, and fingers that flash quicker than a hummingbird’s wings. Just as it is hard to

India-West News Desk CORONA, CA - Punjabi actor Aman Dhaliwal, who also had a minor role in the Bollywood film 'Jodhaa Akbar' starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, was attacked in a gym, here on March 14.A video doing the rounds

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US Senators Bill Hagerty and Jeff Merkley have introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution reaffirming the US' recognition of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as an "integral part of the Republic of India". The resolution comes following

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Eric Garcetti was confirmed as the next US Ambassador to India on March 15, ending a logjam that had left an important American mission abroad without a regular envoy for almost two years and his fate

TORONTO (IANS) - A tweet by a Toronto Sun journalist on the color of a prominent Canadian Sikh leader's turban was deleted after it drew sharp reactions from the community, calling it "insensitive" and "inappropriate".While MPs questioned grocery price inflation in

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States-India Strategic Partnership Forum and US-India Business Council congratulated the former mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti on his confirmation as the next envoy to India. In a statement, USISPF President and CEO Mukesh Aghi

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Passenger Shankar Mishra, who is accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger on a New York-Delhi Air India flight, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking constitution of an appellate committee to hear his appeal

CAMDEN, NJ (IANS) -An Indian American researcher and a team of scientists from Rutgers University have identified part of a protein that could provide clues to detecting planets on the verge of producing life.According to Vikas Nanda, a researcher at

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Father of an Indian American doctor killed by carjackers in Northwest DC, last year, worries that the thieves, who remain at large, may still be harming others. Rakesh Patel, 33, from Washington Hospital Center had left

MUMBAI, (IANS) - An unruly passenger flying on an Air India London-Mumbai flight who allegedly smoked in the aircraft toilet, misbehaved with passengers, and attempted to yank open the door mid-air, has landed in the arms of the Mumbai Police. The

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Indian startups have withdrawn up to $300 million from the collapsed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) after the Joe Biden government in the US allowed depositors to withdraw their funds from March 13, the media reported.The Financial Express

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) An Indian-origin teen has won a prestigious high schoolers' science prize of $250,000 for developing a computer model to predict the structure of RNA molecules that can aid in quickly diagnosing diseases.Neel Moudgal, 17, was announced the

Photo: Cynthia Pillay and Manjunath Iyengar Empowering the South Asian survivors of domestic violence for 32 Years. San Jose, California, March 13, 2023.  PALO ALTO, CA - Maitri which is celebrating 32 years of empowering South Asian survivors of domestic violence and

The performance and win were historic and incredible -- but was missing a key component, fans say: South Asians. India had a historic day at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony this year when RRR won the Oscar for the Best Original

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives to properly utilize the employment-based visas currently allocated each year under existing federal immigration law.Democrat Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Republican Larry

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - US-based consumer tech conglomerate Honeywell on March 14 announced that Vimal Kapur, President, and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Darius Adamczyk as CEO on June 1. Having graduated from the Thapar Institute of Engineering in Punjab's Patiala

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A former University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student of Indian-origin was arrested after threatening students and staff at his alma mater with an email saying he planned to hide the flesh of their children in hamburger

Renowned fashion designers Shyamal and Bhumika unveiled their Spring Summer 2023 Couture Collection March 3 at their store in Artesia, CA. By REENA RATHORE ARTESIA, CA – Over the past two decades, their mantra has been very concise: championing Indian craftsmanship on

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A Northwest Missouri State University student met with a tragic car accident on US Highway 71 while traveling as a passenger with her friend. Sahithi was rushed to emergency care at Mosaic Life Care in St

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India-US bilateral goods and services trade has nearly doubled since 2014, surpassing $191 billion recorded in 2022. This was acknowledged by Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on March 10 during the

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Global defense aerospace player Lockheed Martin and India’s Tata Group have inked an agreement to produce fighter plane wings at their joint venture Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Ltd here. According to Lockheed Martin, the Memorandum of Understanding envisions

VIJAYANAGARA (IANS) - The family members of the late American archaeologist John Mervin Fritz on March 9 immersed his ashes in the Tungabhadra River as per Hindu rituals at the world heritage site Hampi in Karnataka's Vijayanagara district. Fritz had frequently

By Priyanka Jain NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Although there has been significant progress, cultural and societal norms still hurt the proportion of women in leadership roles. Less representation at the board and executive levels create unique challenges for women. This is

BOSTON, MA (IANS) - An Indian American professor at Babson College has filed a lawsuit against the business school for allegedly subjecting her to gender and racial discrimination. Lakshmi Balachandra, an associate professor of entrepreneurship, said despite her research record, expressed

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Eric Garcetti may finally be on his way to New Delhi to take office as the US Ambassador to India, nearly two years after his nomination was announced by the White House. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

India-West News Desk RICHMOND, VA - Indian American Democrat Kannan Srinivasan has announced his candidacy for the 26th District of the Virginia House of Delegates with 20 major endorsements and the support of elected officials and residents across the district. The 26th

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on March 7 met with the American Jewish Committee delegation here and discussed, what he said, was a "sea change in India-US and India-Israel relationships since 2014." "Glad to meet American Jewish

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - President Joe Biden on March 8 extended greetings on the occasion of Holi. "I wish the happiest Holi to those celebrating love, laughter, goodness, and the arrival of spring during today's Festival of Colors," Biden tweeted on

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American Arun Subramanian has been confirmed as the District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Senator Charles Schumer announced. Subramanian, who replaces Alison J. Nathan, now becomes the first South Asian judge to

India-West Staff Reporter LONG BEACH, CA – The Shivaji Maharaj Antarrashtriya Parivar (SMAP) on February 25 celebrated the Maratha leader’s anniversary at the Jordan High School auditorium here. The event was attended by a nearly full house despite the inclement weather.   The

PLAINSBORO, NJ (IANS) - A 39-year-old man, Sreekanth Digala, died after he was struck by an inter-city train in New Jersey, leading to the suspension of rail services between New York and Philadelphia briefly. Digala, a resident of Plainsboro in New

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 38-year-old Indian American has pleaded guilty to charges related to almost $20 million in fraud that he perpetrated while on federal pretrial release for another crime. Nikesh Ajay Patel of Florida was charged with 13

SAN JOSE, CA - Vidyut Nautiyal was hiking in Cupertino's Rancho San Antonio Park with her teenage son and his Boy Scouts troop on March 5 when a tree fell on her without warning, killing her on the spot. A resident

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian-origin woman has died in a small plane crash in the New York area while her daughter and the pilot were injured when they were on a "demonstration flight" to explore flying lessons. Roma Gupta,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Democrat Suhas Subramanyam has announced his bid for Virginia's newly drawn 32nd Senate District. Subramanyam, who is serving the 87th District of Virginia, will try to fill the seat of Senator John Bell, who announced he

FORT WORTH, TX (IANS) - American Airlines has banned the Indian passenger, who had urinated on a fellow passenger while drunk on a New York-New Delhi flight. The accused, identified as 21-year-old Arya Vohra, a student at a US university, has

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American Sikh is undertaking a 2,700-mile motorcycle ride to mark the 11th anniversary of a 2012 attack on a Gurdwara in Wisconsin that left seven people from his community dead. Gurdeep Singh Saggu, 37,

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Born in Ahmedabad, Vedant Patel moved to the US when he was very young and created history last September by becoming the first Indian American to hold the daily State Department press briefing. He has been

Photo: provider.kareo.com India-West News Desk An Indian American doctor pressured his patients into getting unnecessary brain stimulation treatments and then billed Medicare for it. Dr. Ashok Jain, 61, and the psychiatric companies he owned and operated have agreed to pay $3 million to

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American judge Tejal Mehta has been sworn in as the first justice of the Ayer District Court in Massachusetts. Mehta, who served as the associate justice with the same court, was unanimously selected and sworn

Photo: Twitter India-West Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sean Desai has been named the next defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced. He will replace Jonathan Gannon, who was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals two days

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on March 3 met the staff of the US embassy in here and appreciated their hard work and commitment in strengthening US-India people-to-people ties and advancing the US-India strategic partnership. A

LEXINGTON, KY (IANS) - An Indian American man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of sex-related crimes, and admitted he was a part of 30 online communities, which traded sexually explicit images of minors, a media report said. Mayank M Patel,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has received enough applications to meet the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the second half of the fiscal year 2023, the country's federal agency for immigration services announced. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Having been duped, a US city has scrapped a sister-city agreement with the fictional nation of "Kailasa" that the fugitive godman Nithyananda's outfit claimed was recognition by Washington. "Based on deception, the (sister-city) ceremony

TORONTO, (IANS) - Foreign nationals who are in Canada as visitors and who receive a valid job offer will be able to apply for and receive a work permit without having to leave the country, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US Border Patrol agents arrested five foreign nationals, including two Indians, during a smuggling attempt near Algonac in Michigan. Border Patrol dispatchers monitoring the Remote Video Surveillance System on February 20 observed a vessel on

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A majority of voters are unenthusiastic about Vice President Kamala Harris’ potential presidential run in 2024, shows a new poll. According to The Telegraph, Biden's Indian-origin second-in-command has struggled to gain traction among Democrats nationwide amid

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Two Indian Americans Punit Renjen, Rajesh Subramaniam will be members of US President Joe Biden's Export Council, a White House press release said on February 28. The President's Export Council serves as the principal national advisory committee

MELBOURNE, (IANS) - An Australian-Indian man pleaded guilty to one count of behaving in an offensive and disorderly manner in an aircraft and was fined AUS$750 by a local court this week. Hardik Patel, 46, from Rooty Hill in western Sydney,

CNET NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Google-owned YouTube's new boss Neal Mohan on March 1 wrote his first letter to creators, supporting their success and helping them make more money, along with building for the YouTube of the future. Mohan, who replaced YouTube's

REDMOND, WA (IANS) - The wife of an Indian Microsoft employee, who went missing in the US, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances near a lake here. Soujanya Ramamurthy, 30, who lived in Redmond with her husband, a software developer

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Indian American Professor Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi prize for his fundamental discoveries in wired and wireless networking, mobile sensing, and distributed systems. Balakrishnan is the Fujitsu Professor in MIT's Department of Electrical

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Nikki Haley has kicked off her against-all-odds campaign for the Republican Party's presidential nomination with visits to two key states portraying herself as a "badass" woman who can get things done. However, she will first have

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Nishad Singh, the former director of engineering at collapsed crypto exchange FTX, has finally pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was currently cooperating with the US prosecutors in the alleged billion-dollar scam at the crypto

India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - In response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir here held a special prayer assembly on February 25, for those affected by the humanitarian crisis. Members offered support through prayer and

SACRAMENTO, CA (IANS) - In a first, Indian American Democrat Shama Hakim Mesiwala has been unanimously confirmed as an associate justice of the Third District Court of Appeal in California. Judge Mesiwala, will now be the first South Asian American woman

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has announced the unanimous selection of Kern Community College District Chancellor Sonya Christian as the next permanent chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian diplomat on February 27 complained about the poor facilities at Air India's business class lounge at the John F. Kennedy airport here. Dr K.J. Srinivasa, India's High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Antigua &

COLUMBIA, SC (IANS) - An Indian American has been sentenced to 51 months in prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud targeting the elderly, the US Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia announced. Jeel Patel, 22, was part of

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Reliance Retail announced the opening of the first freestanding Gap store in India in Mumbai's Infiniti Mall, Malad. After opening over 50 Gap shop-in-shops since last year, Reliance Retail has now initiated the second phase of

SAN DIEGO, CA (IANS) - Indian American Democrat Darshana Patel announced her bid to run for the California State Assembly District 76 in 2024. Patel, 48, said she will not be seeking a third term as California's Poway Unified School District

By BHARTTI KUMAR PACIFICA, CA – Every Indian American couple plans their wedding with bits of tradition fitted into contemporary themes and venues. They want it to be a fairy tale event. Venture capitalist Sheel Mohnot and attorney Amruta Godbole of San

HARTFORD, CT - With a vision to “educate Americans” about the sport, the Cricket Hall of Fame (CHoF) here, has launched the American Cricket Education Council (ACEC). CHoF Executive Director, Michael Chambers said, “Our Hall of Fame members and supporters will

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) – The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and the University for Peace organized a high-level panel discussion on Gandhian Trusteeship: Mission Life and Human Flourishing which highlighted Mahatma Gandhi's doctrine of Trusteeship and

NEW YORK, NY(IANS) - India has again abstained on a resolution calling for Russia to end the invasion of Ukraine that was adopted by more than two-thirds of the votes in the UN General Assembly in a snub to Moscow. The

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - India has slipped to the 43rd spot in the US Chamber of Commerce's latest International Intellectual Property Rights index. India is ranked 43rd out of 55 countries for 2022. It was ranked 40th in the index in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden has named Ajay Banga, the former Indian American head of Mastercard, to head the World Bank and if confirmed by the Senate, Banga will be the first person of Indian descent to head

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, currently leading a bi-partisan delegation of Senators to New Delhi, took time to visit religious sites in India. In keeping with the diversity that marks Indian polity, he made stops at

TROY, MI (IANS) - An Indian American doctor has been indicted for allegedly running a scheme to submit bogus claims to Medicare and faces a 10-year felony charge. Dr Sangita Patel, 50, allegedly submitted false and fraudulent claims for telehealth visits

sikhcoalition NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A total of 1,005 hate crimes related to religion were reported in 2021 in the US with Sikhs being among the most targeted religious groups, according to statistics revealed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden will nominate Ajay Banga, former CEO of Mastercard, to serve as the President of the World Bank, the White House announced on February 23. Banga, who was born and educated in India before

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Indian American Milan Vinod Patel for spreading more than 100 false rumors about public companies to generate over $1 million in illicit trading profits. Patel received rumors that

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Nadim Junejo, the branch manager of HAB Bank in downtown Los Angeles, passed away on January 27. Known to all for his kind and quiet demeanor, he had an unwavering belief in the good of

NORWALK, CA - A fundraiser for survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquake was held on February 19, at the Sanatan Dharma Temple, here. Hosted by the Anekant Community Center, the event surpassed its initial goal, raising $165,522. It was possible

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Indian Canadian Afshan Khan has been appointed Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement -- a country-driven initiative led by 65 nations and four Indian states to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030. In

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), a U.S.-based coalition of 16 of the leading India-focused nonprofits in the United States, has announced its fourth annual essay competition to engage youth in the conversation on India’s development

India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO, CA - The International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) has honored Matra Majmundar by creating a donor page on its website to further her, and her family's, legacy of giving and volunteerism. IAYT said funds will go

Natasha and Akash friends at the Haldi event. Natasha Parekh and Akash Patel had a magnificent and glorious wedding celebrations the weekend of January 12th at the TRS Coral Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. The destination wedding events included a welcome dinner

BY ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A second Indian American, Vivek Ramaswamy, has joined the fray for the Republican Party's presidential nomination taking on former President Donald Trump as well as Nikki Haley with a campaign focused on culture

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US said that it had issued 36 percent more visas to Indians so far this year than in pre-Covid-19 pandemic times because of the "number one priority" being accorded to cutting of wait-time that has

SEATTLE, WA (IANS) - Seattle has become the first US city to ban caste discrimination, pushing back against opposition by several organizations. The City Council on February 21 approved the legislative measure sponsored by Councilor Kshama Sawant, a member of the

TORONTO, (IANS) - With 226,450 students, India has become the top source of new international students entering Canada in 2022, according to data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The North American nation set an immigration record by welcoming 551,405

TORONTO, (IANS) – Indian Canadian Rajinder Pal Singh, who admitted to receiving more than $500,000, for coordinating a human smuggling ring moving migrants into the US via Canada, has pleaded guilty to the charges. Singh was arrested in Washington in May

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Calling Indian American Nikki Haley a 'bimbo' and 'preposterous creature', conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter asked the Republican presidential candidate to return to India. "Why don't you go back to your own country?" Coulter said,

New York, (IANS) An Indian-American physician has accepted submitting false claims for medications that were not medically necessary to defraud the state and local health benefit programs in New Jersey and other insurers. In response to a superseding charge charging him

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Republican Nikki Haley, a former ambassador of the US government to the UN, is trying to create history and become another Kamala Harris by choosing to make a 2024 presidential run for the White House. The media

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Indian American Karthik Subramaniam, a software engineer based here, has won the 2023 National Geographic 'Pictures of the Year' award, beating over 5,000 entries. Subramaniam's photo, which is titled 'Dance of the Eagles', shows a trio

NEW DELHI – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 20 here, said he was, “honored to lead the largest and most senior Senate delegation to India ever to meet with Indian

San Francisco, (IANS) Monday, in response to Meta's introduction of the new paid verification for Facebook and Instagram, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said it was "inevitable." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has copied Twitter by charging $12 per month to get verified

New Delhi, (IANS) Neal Mohan, an Indian-American, will take over as YouTube's CEO from Susan Wojcicki, who has announced her resignation after 25 years with the Google-owned corporation. Mohan joined Google, the organisation that owns YouTube, as its chief product officer

San Francisco, (IANS) WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Meta, is working to bring communities into its WhatsApp Business app for Android. According to WABetaInfo, the platform is  unlikely to remove the business tab that was introduced last year. Instead, it may

New York, (IANS) The 106 new members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in Washington include four Indian-American engineers who have made notable contributions to engineering research, practise, and teaching. According to NAE President John L. Anderson, this raises the

Los Angeles, (IANS) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States has announced the beginning of a multi-site clinical trial to evaluate an investigational antiviral for the treatment of Covid-19. The Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi & Co., Ltd. and

San Francisco, (IANS) The mixed reality (MR) headset from tech giant Apple is expected to be unveiled at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Bloomberg's Mark Gurman tweeted on Thursday that Apple had delayed the planned unveiling of its mixed-reality headset

New York, (IANS) Indian-American economist Bharat Ramamurti and four other individuals have been selected by US President Joe Biden as important members of his economic team to carry out his "steady and stable growth strategy." Ramamurti, who is now the National

Washington, (IANS) The US doesn't relatively know what it has shot off the skies in the last three instances, but officials assured Americans on Monday that they weren't alien airships. The first object downed was a Chinese asset balloon on February

New York, (IANS) An Indian-American who was accused of intentionally driving his Tesla down a cliff in California while his wife and kids were inside has entered a not guilty plea to the attempted murder charge. "Attempted first-degree murder and child

Washington, (IANS) American pair Madison Chock and Evan Bates received the ice dance at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, the United States on Sunday. Chock and Bates, who led the rhythm dance on Friday, delivered a season-best

San Francisco (IANS) Meta is reportedly planning a fresh round of layoffs in the "year of efficiency" after firing 11,000 employees in November last year. According to the Financial Times report, there had been a "lack of clarity about budgets or

San Francisco (IANS) Ford is planning a new $3.5 billion EV battery plant in Marshall, Michigan, United States. The company will reveal the factory early next week in partnership with China's Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). As per the Automotive News. The CATL

Washington (IANS) A group of House Democrats proposed a resolution to expel Republican lawmaker George Santos from Congress after he admitted to lying about his educational background and professional biography. "We gave him plenty of time to resign, and he has

Houston (IANS) The gunman who killed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in 2019 has pleaded guilty to 90 counts, including 23 counts of hate crimes resulting in death. His plea on Wednesday came three years, six months

New York (IANS) An Indian-origin owner and operator of three nursing homes in the US state of Michigan had to pay back $69,000 to managers who were not paid their overtime, according to a federal investigation. Amee Patel owned and managed

New York (IANS) An Indian student is fighting for her life due to a car accident in which she was traveling. Due to sleet on the road near the US state of Arkansa the car went out of control. Sree Likitha

San Francisco (IANS) Clay Bavor, Google's vice president of labs, has announced his departure from the company next month to co-found a new artificial intelligence (AI) company with Salesforce's former co-CEO, Bret Taylor. Bavor announced in a LinkedIn post. "Bret and

New York (IANS) Ami Bera, an Indian-American Congressman, has been elected as the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific for the 118th Congress. The influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence also named him earlier this

NASA/JPL-Caltech, ISRO officials visit NISAR at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. By India-West Staff Reporter PASADENA, CA - NISAR, short for NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar, is a high-tech satellite being jointly constructed by NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization. On

San Francisco (IANS) E-commerce giant eBay has announced the layoff of around 500 employees, or approximately 4% of its global workforce, citing the macroeconomic situation. eBay's CEO Jamie Iannone made the announcement of the layoffs on Tuesday in a memo to

New York, (IANS) The Utah Senate in the United States unanimously passed a bill making Diwali a state commemorative period and allowing fireworks to be discharged during the Indian festival of lights. Senate Bill 46, introduced by Senator Lincoln Fillmore of

New York, (IANS)  Congressman Ro Khanna, an Indian-American, will be the co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans in the 118th Congress. Khanna, a Democrat who represents California's 17th Congressional District, and Republican House colleague Mike Waltz will co-chair

New York, (IANS)  An Indian-origin 39-year-old father of 3, who had gone to pick up Pokemon and insulin cards for his children from a convenience store died after being hit by a car in the US. Pritesh Patel, a resident of

Washington, (IANS)  Speaking to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US President Joe Biden said that the US is prepared to offer "any and all" aid that Turkey may require in the wake of devastating earthquakes. As per the statement from

Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak's immediate predecessor, launched an attack on her successor on Sunday after remaining silent for more than 100 days following her departure as prime minister after holding the job for the shortest period in British history. In a

Apsara Iyer is the first Indian-American woman to lead the  prestigious publication in its 136-year history after being chosen as its 137th president. The 29-year-old Harvard Law School student who has been looking into art crime and repatriation since 2018 succeeds

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The US has received enough applications to reach the cap for additional 18,216 H-2B visas made available for returning workers for the first half of fiscal year (FY)-2023, the country's federal agency for immigration services

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American Congressman Ami Bera has been named to serve on the influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for the 118th Congress. The Intelligence Committee is charged with providing oversight of the nation's intelligence activities,

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on February 2 (local time) was appointed to serve as Ranking Member on the House Select Committee on Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). "I'm grateful

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has been named Ranking Member of the US House Judiciary Committee's panel on Immigration, making her the first immigrant to serve in a leadership role for the subcommittee. Jayapal, 57, will

VANCOUVER, (IANS) - The historic Komagata Maru Memorial in Vancouver, Canada, has been vandalized with weird bitcoin messages for the third time in a row between 2021 and 2023. The memorial honors 376 Indians, including Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus, who sailed

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American Republican Nikki Haley plans to announce the launch of her 2024 presidential campaign by February 15, according to a report. Haley, 51, who served as South Carolina governor for six years, will formally declare

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The US will provide advanced training for an Indian astronaut and the two countries will cooperate on planetary defense against dangerous asteroids and comets, according to the White House. Strengthening cooperation in human space flight through an exchange

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced new designs to improve the security of the coveted Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents. The new Green Card and EAD designs contain state-of-the-art technology that improves security, USCIS said. Changes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - A US court has ruled in favor of an elderly Sikh who had accused a Northern California sheriff's office of inadequately investigating racist threats against him in 2021. Rouble Claire, 66, had sued the Sutter County

India-West News Desk MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – The Georgia College & State University here, has announced the establishment of the “S & R Palvia Endowed Veetraag Vigyaan Professorship in Jain Studies.” Thanks to a generous gift of $250,000 from Dr. Shailendra and Rajkumari

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Silloo Dordi passed away on January 26. She was married to Firoze Dordi, founder of the well-known Maazda Travels. Their 57-year marriage, the family said, served as an inspiration for many. She had an

TORONTO, (IANS) - Indian-origin MP Chandra Arya, reacting to the latest attack on a Hindu temple by vandals in Canada, on January 31 called on the Ottawa government to take the matter 'seriously'. The Gauri Shankar Mandir was vandalized with "anti-India"

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on January 30 highlighted the need to convert intentions and ideas into actions and specific deliverables through focused steps in a time-bound manner with his US counterpart Jake Sullivan noting that

India-West News Desk PASADENA, CA – Dharmesh Patel Indian American who was accused of deliberately driving his Tesla off a California cliff with his wife and children inside on January 2, has been formally charged with three counts of murder. Dharmesh A

Photo: Eric Wolfinger Heena Patel in her kitchen which runs on her inventiveness and is staffed on a principle of inclusivity. By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN  It happened in 2013. Heena Patel applied to La Cocina, a restaurant incubator program dedicated to supporting immigrants and

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The massive tech sector layoffs in big-name companies may have set off a wave of panic, but large-scale job cuts have been cyclical, dictated by the changing economic scenario. Also, the big company jobs

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The Washington State Democratic Party has chosen Shasti Conrad as its new chair, making her the youngest and first Indian American woman to serve as a state party chair anywhere in the country. Conrad, 38, a political

FREMONT, CA (ANI) – Indian Americans here, on January 28, held a protest against the BBC documentary series "India: The Modi Question." About 50 members, under the banner of "Indian Diaspora", chanting “biased BBC" and "racist BBC" marched on the streets

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Indian government on January 27 informed the Delhi High Court that Angad Singh, a US-based journalist with Vice News, has been blacklisted despite being an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder. On December 7, 2022,

CHENNAI, (IANS) - South Indian Superstar Rajinikanth has issued a public notice on the infringement of rights and warned of legal action against those who commercially exploit the actor's name, image, voice, etc., without taking his consent. His advocate issued a

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Harmeet Dhillon lost her bid to head the Republican National Committee (RNC). The current RNC chair Ronna McDaniel was re-elected on January 27 at the Committee's meeting in California despite criticism for having led the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The initial registration period for the 2024 H-1B visas for skilled professionals will open from March 1 to March 17, the U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced. Prospective petitioners and representatives will be able

CHARLOTTE, NC (IANS) - A recent string of attacks by vandals on a Sikh temple has left the community worried with leaders asking for a thorough investigation into the incidents. In various incidents over the last two months, the windows, lights,

KATHMANDU, (IANS) - Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Rabi Lamichhane, accused of holding dual Nepali and American citizenship, on January 27 lost the citizenship battle, as the Supreme Court annulled his status as a lawmaker. A constitutional

Raj Razdan, the newly elected President of NFIA India-West Staff Reporter ATLANTA, GA - The National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) held its elections in the end December 2022 and has installed the newly elected board for the calendar year 2023,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - As tech companies continue to slash jobs, the demand for tech positions has not diminished in the US, with eight of the top 10 "best jobs" this year being technology roles. According to data by the

FORT WASHINGTON, PA (IANS) – Three brothers running the Savani Group have been charged with operating their dental business as a criminal enterprise for more than 10 years. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania says the health care

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY -  A new wellness and spirituality web magazine founded by journalist Parveen Chopra was launched on January 21 at the Consulate of India in New York. Chopra, who has rich experience in body-mind-spirit journalism,  said that every

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - India’s 74th Republic Day was celebrated here on January 26 with a flag-hoisting ceremony at India House. The ceremony was attended by friends of India from diverse fields, including the US Congress, business, media, students,

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Investigations are on to explore whether a Tesla car crash earlier this month, involving an Indian American and his family, occurred due to mechanical issues in the car, the San Mateo County district attorney said. Police had initially

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian American astronaut Raja Chari on the moon mission team for promotion to Air Force brigadier general, according to the Defense Department. The nomination announced on January 26 will have to

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American professor Ganesh Thakur has been named vice-president of the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST) for a term of two years. In his new role, Thakur, who is a Distinguished Professor

SEATTLE, WA (IANS) - A 23-year-old student from Andhra Pradesh died after being struck by a police patrol vehicle here. Jaahnavi Kandula, a student at Northeastern University campus in South Lake Union, was walking near Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Two India-born mathematicians in the US and Canada are among the 106 recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards announced on the eve of Republic Day. Indian American S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan

India-West Staff Reporter ARCADIA, CA - Even the most uninformed, non-betters amongst us are likely to have heard of Seabiscuit, the horse. Made famous for the current generation by the 2013 Hollywood film of the same name, it was based on

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Police in the US state of Georgia is investigating the fatal shooting of a 52-year-old Indian American man in the driveway of his home last January 20. The victim, Pinal Patel, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - US President Joe Biden has renominated Indian American attorney Arun Subramanian to be the District Court judge for the Southern District of New York. If confirmed, Subramanian, who would replace Alison J. Nathan, would become the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India and Pakistan came "too close" to a nuclear conflagration during the 2019 confrontation with both sides believing the other was preparing to deploy nuclear weapons, according to former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Raj Subramaniam, President & CEO of FedEx Corporation, has won the 2023 Horatio Alger Award. The award is given to "esteemed individuals" who overcome adversity to achieve professional and personal success. Subramaniam, 54, joins 13 exceptional

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) – A student from Andhra Pradesh was killed and another from Telangana was injured when muggers opened fire on them on January 22 at Princeton Park, here. Nandapu Devansh, 23 from Vijayawada was killed while Koppala Sai Charan

India-West Staff Reporter NORWALK, CA -  The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Norwalk (ISSO), has expressed its great sorrow at the sudden passing of Natoobhai A. Patel.  Patel was known to the larger Indian American community for organizing the largest Navaratri garbas in Los Angeles for

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Indian American Vivek Malek on January 24 became Missouri's first non-white state officeholder. The 45-year-old attorney was sworn in as State Treasurer surrounded by family and at least 200 supporters. “As your state treasurer, I’ll stand up for

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A 34-year-old Indian has been sentenced to 87 months in prison for operating a pharmacy that sold unapproved prescription drugs and controlled substances, including opioids, and shipped them from Asia into the US. The federal court

Neil, son of Kamini and Pradeep Makhijani was wed to Neelam, daughter of Dr. Pushpa Mamtani and Gopinath Balasubramanian at the elegant The Ananta, in Udaipur. The lavish wedding celebrations hosted on December 23 and December 24, 2022 included mehndi, sangeet,

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - The United States on January 22 announced new visa initiatives for Indians including special interviews for first-time applicants and greater strength of visa staff across the country to reduce wait times for first-time visa applicants. "On January

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American New York City Councilor Shekar Krishnan is facing the ire of protesters for supporting drag queens reading out to children in public libraries. Krishnan, who is the Council Member for District 25, came home

By YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Nikki Haley, the Indian American Republican who is eyeing the White House in 2024, has been accused of plotting to become former President Donald Trump's Vice President. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who made

PHILADELPHIA, PA (IANS) - An Indian American man was killed during a robbery on January 17 at a gas station here where he was working on the night shift. Police have announced a $20,000 reward for the capture of three

TORONTO, (IANS) - An old church has been transformed into a Sikh place of worship -- the first in Canada's Red Deer city after requests from the local Sikh community since 2005. The Cornerstone Gospel Chapel at 5911 63rd Street is

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Global aircraft and helicopter engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, part of the Raytheon Technologies' group, on January 19 officially opened the doors to its new India Engineering Centre in Bengaluru. More than 50 employees are now based in

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - India is projected to become the third-largest contributor to global real gross domestic product growth over the next decade, behind only China and the US, according to a new S&P Global Market Intelligence research titled

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian American Republican politician Nikki Haley said former Secretary of State Mike Pompeos claim that she plotted to replace Mike Pence as Donald Trump’s Vice President was "lies and gossip to sell a book". The former UN

MOUTAIN VIEW, CA (IANS) - Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on January 20 said that he is "deeply sorry" for reducing the workforce by approximately 12,000 roles and takes "full responsibility for the decisions that led us here". In an

BRAZOS VALLEY, TX (IANS) - Burglars broke into the Shri Omkarnath Temple temple here on January 11 and stole its donation box. The Brazos County Sheriff's Office said they are investigating the theft. "There was a break-in. They (burglars) broke in

KANPUR, (IANS) - The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) and the University of Alberta, Canada have signed an agreement for a joint degree program (JDP) and research collaborations. The agreement between the two universities paves the way for doctoral students

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The White House has released its first-ever national strategy to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Senior Biden-Harris administration officials outlined the details of an action plan made by 32

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Three Indian Americans are among 60 scholars who would be joining the 2023 Presidential Leadership Scholars program to collaborate and create meaningful change in the US and around the world. Neil Vora, Sonia Singhvi, and Anahita

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The Independent Internal Committee probing the Air India peeing incident concluded that Shankar Mishra is covered under the definition of "unruly passenger" and is banned from flying for a period of four months. An Air India spokesperson

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella on January 18 said that the company will be "making changes that will result in the reduction of our overall workforce by 10,000 jobs through the end of FY23

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Michael A. Tibollo, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Canada, who recently visited the All-India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi, feels that propagation of ayurveda in Canada can help ease the burden of hospitals in that

India-West News Desk CARY, NC - Kumar Arun Neppalli, has been indicted in a 23-count wire fraud, money laundering, and investment fraud. He faces up to twenty years in prison per count and potential fines. Neppalli,56, relied on his good standing within

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India is a "great example" of countries that the US is discussing arms purchases from it to wean them away from Russia and is ready for a response, says Pentagon spokesperson Pat Ryder. The US understood that

TORONTO, (IANS) - The wife of a 51-year-old Sikh man, who was shot dead when intruders broke into his Mill Woods house in Canada on New Year, has said that she needs swift justice for her husband. Barinder Singh, who hails

OAKLAND, CA (IANS) - Indian American attorney Janani Ramachandran became the youngest and first queer woman of color to take oath as City Council member for Oakland's District 4. Ramachandran, 30, became the first Oakland City Council candidate to declare her

By NIMMI RAGHUNATHAN If you sat down for a game of snakes and ladders, your fortunes would likely fluctuate less than the professional and personal life of Shri Thanedar. Father, a court clerk in Belgaum, Karnataka, retires at 55. Mouths to feed:

SHREVEPORT, LA (IANS) - A 35-year-old man has been found guilty of manslaughter in connection with the slaying of five-year-old Mya Patel in 2021. Mya was playing in her hotel room here, in March 2021 when a stray bullet discharged from

ATLANTA, GA  (IANS) - Making a pitch for immigration reforms, a Congressman has cited the contributions of Indian immigrants, who, he said, pay six percent of taxes in the US. Saying that the US must "make sure we streamline the immigration

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American doctor Nirav D. Shah, who played a pivotal role during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been appointed Principal Deputy Director at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shah, 45, who serves as the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American City Commissioner Usha Reddi took was sworn in as a Kansas State Senator, replacing incumbent Tom Hawk, who announced his retirement last month. Reddi will complete the remainder of Senator Hawk's term, which expires

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American student has received an $11,750 fellowship to support the advancement of membrane technology research in water, wastewater, or water reuse industries. Harsh Patel, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, received the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - As global investment bank Goldman Sachs begins job cuts that are expected to affect 3,200 employees or about 6.5 percent of its workforce, affected employees have started looking for new jobs on LinkedIn, and among

India’s Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal during his visit to Washington met with US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that India is not interested any longer in the 'mini' trade

A contingent from the club ran during the famed Rose Parade of Southern California in  2022. By TRACY A. HUNT LOS ANGELES, CA - On February 22, members of the Skid Row Running Club, based in Los Angeles, will board Singapore Air

From left: Fred Harris, Professor Emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, San Diego State University; Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University President; and Prof. M.C. Madhavan. India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA – Indian American professor M.C. Madhavan, who has

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - U.S. Charge d'Affaires to India, Ambassador Beth Jones said the U.S.-government would give $250,000 to support the conservation and restoration of Paigah tombs, here. Jones visited the Paigah tombs complex built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Supported by

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) and Shri Thanedar (MI-13) on January 11 celebrated the largest representation of Indian American members of Congress in U.S. history.  “When

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - As more companies, especially in the tech sector, lay off thousands in New Year, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has become a go-to platform for those who have been sacked, with some affected users forming groups to provide

India-West News Desk WASHIGNTON, DC - In a public letter addressed to the Republican National Committee, a group of 20 party mega-donors has thrown their weight behind the candidacy of Harmeet Dhillon, the Indian American California-based attorney, to replace its current chairwoman,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Nikhil Wahi, accused of receiving insider trading information from his brother Ishan Wahi, a former project manager at crypto exchange Coinbase, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. The US authorities in July last year charged

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A Delhi court on January 11 denied bail to Shankar Mishra, who is accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger, while in a drunken state, on a New York-New Delhi flight in November last year. Metropolitan

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (IANS) - The dream project of a Kashmiri doctor couple, Khurshid Ahmad Guru and Lubna Guru, to set up a Kashmiri Museum abroad that was envisioned in 2020 has finally become a reality. In the backdrop of the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - India may be among countries that can have a role in diplomacy to end the ongoing Russia-Ukraine even though New Delhi and Washington may not see eye-to-eye on policy issues, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. "We

INDORE, (ANI) - The diligence and success of the Indian diaspora is known around the world, said India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar as he met the Pravasis from the US and Canada at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention

Photo: ABC News HOUSTON, TX - More than 200 people showed up to Hughes Elementary in McKinney, near here, on the evening of January 9 in remembrance of the 9-year-old  Indian American student who was killed in his home, by his

India-West News Desk ATLANTA, GA - An Indian American doctor, Aarti D Pandya and her Pandya Practice Group based in Conyers, near here, has agreed to pay nearly $1,850,000 to resolve allegations that she billed the government for cataract surgeries and

WASHINTON, DC (IANS) - NASA has named Indian American aerospace industry expert A.C. Charania as its new chief technologist to serve as principal advisor on technology policy and programs at the agency's headquarters here. In his role, Charania will align NASA's

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will embark on an official visit to New York and Washington DC from January 9 to 22 to participate in India-US Trade Policy Forum. In the first leg of the visit,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Former World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been awarded Prof P. Brahmayya Sastry Oration & Dr. T. Ravi Raju Excellence Award for her contributions to the healthcare sector. She was presented the award

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US unemployment numbers have dipped to a 50-year low in the month of December, in the surest sign of economic recovery from the debilitating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and, more recently, the global oil price

Shankar Mishra after fleeing his home in Mumbai was arrested in Bengaluru. He has been fired by his employer, Wells Fargo. India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Indian American Dr Sugata Bhattacharjee, was seated next to Shankar Mishra, who urinated on

HOUSTON, TX – Indian American Manpreet Monica Singh was sworn in on January 6 as a Harris County judge, becoming the first female Sikh judge in the US. "It means a lot to me because I represent H-town (a nickname of

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - As thousands of techies continue to lose jobs at Big Tech companies amid recession fears, most of them are finding it difficult to get jobs, as there is a freeze on new hirings at nearly

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American has admitted conspiring to offer and pay bribes and kickbacks in exchange for having prescriptions steered to a pharmacy in New Jersey where he worked. Srinivasa Raju, 51, of Haskell, NJ, pleaded guilty

HOUSTON, TX (IANS) - An Indian American man faces capital murder charges for allegedly stabbing his nine-year-old son to death, police said. Subramanian Ponnazhakan, 39, of McKinney, is in police custody at a hospital for "self-inflicted wounds" and his bail has

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on has said that Google India has committed to mentoring 1 million Indian women entrepreneurs. He was speaking at the launch of the US Strategy on Global Women's Economic Security. He

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Tata Sons and the New York Academy of Sciences have announced the Tata Transformation Prize to recognize and support promising scientists in India who are developing innovative technological solutions to critical societal challenges.  The new

NEW YORK, NY (IANS)- Neighbors of the Indian American, who 'intentionally' drove a sedan off California cliff with his wife and children inside, have expressed their shock at the unfortunate incident, calling it a "likely moment of insanity". Dharmesh Arvind Patel,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Shankar Mishra, the man accused of urinating on an elderly female co-passenger onboard a New York-New Delhi flight in November last year, has been sacked by his employer Wells Fargo, the American multinational financial services company

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - Delhi Police on January 5 confirmed that Shankar Mishra is the man who urinated on his business class female co-passenger and flashed his private parts to the septuagenarian. Mishra is the Vice President of the

Photo: shondaland.com India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Mala Gaonkar has joined the list of Indian Americans making waves, with the biggest-ever launch of a hedge fund led by a woman. On January 4, her SurgoCap Partners started trading with $1.8

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - United States embassy and consulates in India have broken their record as nearly, 1,25,000 student visas were issued in the fiscal year 2022, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a press conference. He said, "Our embassy

BENGALURU, (IANS) - As India embarks on its digital journey with full steam, Microsoft wishes to move in and provide every part of its tech stack to the country and its innovators, to help it become the $1 trillion digital

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Indian American Moh Sharma is part of the senior leadership team announced by Hakeem Jeffries, who was recently elected as the Democratic Party's leader in the new US House of Representatives. Sharma will join the team as

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Air India has banned the passenger who behaved in an inappropriate manner on the New York flight from John F Kennedy airport to Delhi, for 30 days. The incident occurred on November 26, when the

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden has re-nominated Eric Garcetti, the former mayor of Los Angeles, as the next ambassador to India, sending back the nomination to the US Senate whose Foreign Relations Committee, which clears all ambassadorial

India-West News Desk PASADENA, CA - Indian American Dharmesh Arvind Patel, 41, of Pasadena has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse after he intentionally drove his Tesla sedan, with his wife Neha, and two children inside, off a 250-foot

WASHINGTON, (IANS) -The US has proposed a steep hike in fees for immigration and naturalization benefits, with the heftiest jumps slated for employment-based categories such as H-1B temporary work visas for specialty occupations, whose principal beneficiaries have been Indian, and

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canada has set a record in immigration by admitting 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, the largest number of people ever welcomed in a year in the country's history. In a statement on January 3, Immigration Minister Sean

TORONTO, (IANS) - Canadian police agency has issued a public safety warning identifying two men of Indian origin who pose a significant threat to the community due to their ongoing involvement in gang conflicts and connection to extreme levels of

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Cloud will be foundational to scaling India's digital journey and Microsoft is innovating across the tech stack to support the country's ecosystem of developers, startups, and companies across every industry, the company's Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – The country, it would seem, was a hairbreadth away from having Indian American Kash Patel as CIA chief. Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former aide to Donald Trump when he was President, told the congressional committee investigating the attack

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - renowned Indian Canadian scientist Dr Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan, and Indian American FedEx Corporation CEO Rajesh Subramaniam are among 27 recipients of the 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award -- the highest honor conferred on overseas

Tournament of Roses India-West News Desk PASADENA, CA - Thousands of people lined the streets on January 2 to watch the 134th Rose Parade, the famed New Year event held annually in Southern California. This year, the parade featured 39 floral-covered floats, 16

MIDDLETON, WI - American Girl, a cornerstone in the Mattel portfolio, unveiled its 2023 Girl of the Year: Kavi Sharma. Kavi’s character comes to life in a beautiful 18-inch doll, featuring brown eyes, medium skin tone, and layered dark-brown hair styled

India-West News Desk FORT BEND, TX - Judges Juli A. Mathew, K.P. George, and Surendran