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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 (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

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

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

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

(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

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

(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

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

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

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 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

INDIA-WEST STAFF REPORTER LONG BEACH, CA – The Global Peace Foundation celebrated Holi at Junipero Beach here, on Mar.20. The celebration of the festival was combined with beach cleaning and a pot-luck picnic for the over 80 people who participated. The event

MIAMI, FL (IANS) - India's ace doubles player Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza crashed out of the Miami Open after contrasting quarterfinal defeats in their respective doubles events on Mar.29. Wesley Koolhof of Netherlands and England's Neal Skupski defeated Bopanna and

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Seven Indian Americans have been charged by federal authorities with insider trading which enriched them illegally by over a million dollars. Those charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission include Hari Prasad Sure, 34, Lokesh

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – Three Indian American students were among the winners of the AT&T and Imagination.org 2021 Inventor’s Challenge. Children, from grades pre-K all the way to high school, from around the world were challenged to create

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Priyanka Chopra Jonas's restaurant in New York City recently clocked a year. She took to Instagram to share a video celebrating the one-year anniversary of her restaurant which serves Indian cuisine. Through the video, which is

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American ophthalmologist here has been sentenced to 96 months in prison for a healthcare fraud scheme, along with fraudulently obtaining government loans meant for Covid-hit small businesses. Ameet Goyal, was sentenced this month by

The author’s grandfather, Dr.Nehru visiting refugee camps in 1990. Pandits fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs. By Arti Nehru I am the daughter of a Kashmiri Pandit. And like the protagonist Krish in the movie ‘Kashmir Files,’ I didn’t

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – SoCal’s Manjusha Kulkarni has been awarded the ‘Bank of America Neighborhood Builders: Racial Equality Award.’ Kulkarni, one of five recipients of the award, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles-based AAPI Equity

‘The Banyan Tree’ by Bhupen Khakhar is estimated at $2million is on the auction block. (photo: Christie’s) India West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – In a big auction starting Mar.23, Christie’s is set to offer the seminal collection of Indian art belonging

NEW YORK, NY - Popular singer and composer Amaal Mallik's track 'Heer Raanjhana' from the Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Bachchhan Paandey' has now hit the billboard in New York's Times Square. The song marks the first collaboration of Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh and

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - 'Godavari', which stars Jitendra Joshi, Vikram Gokhale, Neena Kulkarni, Sanjay Mone and Priyadarshan Jadhav, has been selected as the opening film at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). The Marathi film tells the

By BHARRTI KUMAR HOUSTON, TX - A 27-year-old Indian American store clerk, John Dias, was shot and killed on the morning of Mar. 20, at the V Stop Food Mart, here. The perpetrator of the crime remains at large. Initial reports say

IACF members receive a commendation from Lili Mei, Mayor of Fremont, CA. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter FREMONT, CA – The Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) hosted an in-person formal gala at the Fremont Downtown Event Center here, on Mar. 11 and

Consul General Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, Mani Krishnan of Shasta Foods, Michelin Star chef Srijith Gopinathan and others spoke of the value of millets. India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Consulate General of India in San Francisco held a food

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA – India’s San Francisco consulate general has issued an advisory stating that all Tourist and e-Tourist Visas have been restored by the government of India. A statement said: “All valid e-Tourist Visas of 1-month, 1-year and 5-years

India-West Staff Reporter CINCINNATI, OH – Indian American Harold D’Souza, a survivor, and advocate of human labor trafficking, recently spoke about his harrowing journey from the town of Bajpe in Mangalore to Cincinnati, OH The founder and president of Eyes Open International,

Special puck drop by invited Indian Americans at the NHL game between hosts of the Indian cultural night LA Kings and the Florida Panthers. (photo Twitter) By BHARRTI KUMAR LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Kings, the city’s ice hockey team

Rajat Kapoor’s ‘RK/RKAY’ will be the centerpiece feature at the Austin South Asian film festival that begins on Apr.14 (photo Outsider Pictures) India-West Staff Reporter AUSTIN, TX – The Indie Meme Film Festival, the city’s leading cinema event curating South Asian independent

Dr.Rakesh Patel, 33, was killed when car jackers ran over him. (IANS photo) WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - An Indian American ICU doctor has been killed by persons who allegedly stole his Mercedes Benz and hit him with the car, according to

Indian American Ashok Amritraj (L) seeks to have the voice of Asian women heard in the film industry. Filipina American Sari Arambulo, the inaugural fellow of the new program established by Amritraj. (photos provided) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Ashok

Los Angeles's world fusion trio Keenar, with sitarist Rajib Kamarkar, percussionist Neel Agarwal and composer James Waterman entertained at the event. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) hosted its 15th annual South Asian Studies

Refugees from Ukraine being helped by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha volunteers on the Polish border. (photo provided) India West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — As a devastating humanitarian crisis unfolds in Ukraine, hundreds of thousands are fleeing the warzone seeking refuge in neighboring

GAITHERSBURG, MD - An Indian American foundation here has donated wound care products worth $1 million for civilians injured in war torn Ukraine. Human Biosciences, a Maryland-based bio pharma firm, in partnership with theManoj and Ritu Jain Foundation has shipped urgent

Bay Area fourth grader Hari Gangadharan wants to build community through creative writing and collective storytelling. (photo provided) CAMPBELL, CA - “Muni” - The storytelling Community Building App - is the creation of 10-year-old Indian American Hari Gangadharan. While still grasping

Dr. Girija Kaimal is president-elect of the American Art Therapy Association (photo artsandculture.google.com). Superstar Salman Khan’s is also a visual artist. India-West Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA, PA – As every Bollywood fan knows, superstar Salman Khan is going to exhibit his art in

The Indian American group led by GOPIO Chairman Dr. Thomas Abraham with Mayor Eric Adams. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – Indian American community organizations, on an invite from New York City Hall, gathered to discuss issues facing the

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON , DC —The India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA), a U.S.-based coalition of 15 nonprofit, philanthropic, and charitable organizations that operate programs in India, has announced its third annual essay competition to recognize creative thinking and action among middle

India-West Staff Reporter SAN DIEGO, CA - A federal grand jury here on Feb.25 had returned an indictment charging the founder of BitConnect Satish Kumbhani, 36, of Hemal, India with orchestrating a global Ponzi scheme. Now it is learned, Kumbhani has simply

India-West Staff Reporter DALLAS, TX - Sadhvi Siddhali Shree and Sadhvi Anubhuti, under the guidance of Acharya Shree Yogeesh, founder of Siddhayatan Tirth here, are are set to release their 70-minute documentary in 20 theaters across the United States starting Mar.

India-West Staff Reporter SAN RAMON, CA – Right now Indian American toddler, Vishva, is in a bit of a sulk. He is upset dinosaurs are extinct. Nevertheless, he has not allowed that fact to dim his love for the diverse reptiles

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The University of California announced on Feb. 24 that its campuses received a record- breaking number of applications for fall 2022, underscoring UC’s position as one of the most sought-after higher education systems in

Gujarat’s former CM Vijay Rupani toured the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Southern California and admired its architecture. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter CHINO HILLS, CA - Commemorating the centennial birth celebrations of Pramukh Swami Maharaj, former chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay

By VIJAY BHATT NORWALK, CA - Vijay Rupani, the former chief minister of Gujarat met with prominent Gujaratis, community leaders and other guests at an event held at the Sanatan Dharma temple here, on Feb.11. Organized by Gujaratis of North America, an

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - In filmmaker and novelist John Huddles’ new tale, the last daughter of an ancient house breaks from the abusive prince that she married at the age of 17, thinking he would save her from

In a post covid world, Rajeev Aluru hopes to rewrite Ekal’s outreach strategies. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter HOUSTON, TX - Rajeev Aluru will lead Ekal Vidyalaya’s educational initiatives as its Houston Chapter president. At 41, he is the organization’s youngest head

Manish Shah was recommended to the District Court by Republican Senator Mark Kirk and nominated by President Barack Obama. (photo Wikipedia) SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) – Indian American judge Manish Shah has sentenced Muhammad Ateeq, 33, of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to 12

Perfume maker Swapnil Pathak Sharma of Zighrana (C), chef Vikas Khanna and others seen with consul general Randhir Jaiswal and India’s ambassador the United Nations, T.S. Tirumurti. (photo Twitter) NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - A Made in India perfume from Uttar

The form of the book mimics the stops and starts of the Delhi metro itself (IANS photo) By VISHNU MAKHIJANI CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - When an urban anthropologist from a US university trains her eye on the Delhi Metro and goes into its

India-West Staff Reporter NORTHRIDGE, CA - A 28-year-old former employee of Amazon has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for his involvement in an international bribery scheme to steal confidential information. Rohit Kadimisetty is one of six consultants who were indicted

Sikh Coalition volunteers in NYC, working with other civil rights groups worked to disseminate information on hate crime at JFK airport. (Photo Sikh Coalition)   India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - The Sikh Coalition, on Feb.12, joined with ‘sevadaars’ city agencies, and

Three years later, the verdict on the murder of Dominic Sarkar is out. (photo LinkedIn) India-West Staff Reporter ALAMEDA, CA – On Feb. 7, a jury found defendant Marvel Salvant and Maria Moore guilty of the first-degree murder with special circumstances of

Lavanya Reddy, newly elected president of the National Federation of Indian Associations for 2022. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - The new team of The National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) helmed by president Lavanya Reddy was sworn

Young Romal Mitr is passionate about the environment. (photo earthx.org) India-West Staff Reporter DUBLIN, CA – Quarry Lane School junior, Romal Mitr, was recently announced as one of the outstanding winners of the California Youth Sustainability Awards. She was awarded $5,000 as

Indian American Amulya Mandava has faced retaliation from professor John Comaroff for reporting his sexually threatening behavior. (photo Twitter) India-West Staff Reporter BOSTON, MA - Three Harvard University graduate students including Indian American Amulya Mandava, have accused the educational institution of willfully

The NY statue was donated by the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation, and was dedicated on Oct. 2, 1986. (photo Tom Miller) India-West Staff Reporter MANHATTAN, NY – Indian American community leaders have condemned the vandalism of the life-sized bronze statue of Mahatma

An overview of Sewa International’s Central Jersey Chapter growth from 2018 to 2022 (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter EDISON, NJ - Central New Jersey high school students participating in Sewa International’s Leadership, Education, And Development (LEAD) internship program collectively logged over 32,000

India-West Staff Reporter CHICAGO, IL - Pratham USA has announced the appointment of Nag Vaidyanathan as president of its Chicago chapter. He will be taking over from Srinivas Reddy who led the chapter for the past two challenging pandemic years. Vaidyanathan has

Indian American Dr Akshat Jain, pediatric hematologist oncologist at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital has joined the board of Forever with Us Foundation. (photo lluh.org) India-West Staff Reporter LAGUNA BEACH, CA - Forever with Us Foundation, a unique nonprofit organization started

India’s tennis great and Hollywood film maker Ashok Amritraj’s commitment to Alzheimer’s research is fueled further by having his family touched by it. (VARIETY photo) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – Driven by a deep, personal commitment to end Alzheimer’s disease,

ASEI president Piyush Malik, event co-chair Dr. Shreekant Agrawal, NASA Administrator Dr. Michael D Griffin and event co-chair Dr Ajay Kothari. India-West Staff Reporter FREMONT, CA - The American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) held its 34th national convention focusing

Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar Gavaskar is touring the US to raise awareness and funds for Congenital Heart Disease. He has personally sponsored 34 surgeries to match his 34 test centuries. India-West Staff Reporter SAN ANTONIO, TX - INDIA’S legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar,

AAPI Victory Alliance executive director Varun Nikore has fired off a warning shot to the Democratic Party. (photo aapivictoryfund) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC — AAPI Victory Alliance executive eirector Varun Nikore in an article published by Bloomberg Government has talked about

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Hundreds of Indian Americans representing GOPIO New York, GOPIO Manhattan, GOPIO-CT, GOPIO-Central Jersey and other community organization in a show of unity came together to celebrate India’s 73rd Republic Day virtually on Jan.26, paying

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – An Indian American has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy, who took pictures of the assault on a plane, according to the Justice Department

TORONTO (IANS) - With their relatives in India deciding not to bring back their bodies, the four members of a Gujarati family who froze to death on Jan.19 while trying to enter the US illegally from Manitoba are likely to

India-West Staff Reporter FRESNO, CA - In 1959, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a farewell address to the people of India, he reflected on the parallels between the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi in their quest to

TORONTO (IANS) - The four members of a Gujarati family, who froze to death in minus 35 degrees temperatures on Jan. 19 near the Canadian town of Emerson while trying to cross illegally into the US, have been officially identified

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of this year’s elections, AAPI Victory Fund, and Indian American Impact Fund in a joint press release endorsed congressional candidates, Nida Allam of North Carolina and Kesha Ram Hinsdale of Vermont. In it, AAPI Victory

BOSTON, MA (IANS) - Hurting after the US Supreme Court announced a decision "that could put Harvard's forty years of legal precedent at risk," Larry S. Bacow, the university's President, has warned that "colleges and universities could lose the freedom

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The 73rd Republic Day of India was celebrated here with a flag-hoisting ceremony on Jan.26 at the India House. The ceremony was attended by severalcommunity members, and friends of India including through virtual mode in

India-West Staff Reporter CERRITOS, CA - The Indian American community in Southern California planned and executed a grand celebration on Jan.22of,“Azadika Amrit Mahotsav/72nd Republic Day of India” at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts,here. The program started with the traditional lamp

India-West Staff Reporter CHICAGO, IL - TheFederation of India Associations Chicago (FIA Chicago), at a glittering ceremony celebrated India’s 73rd Republic Day and,inthe presence of three US Congressmen - Danny Davis,Brad Schneider and Raja Krishnamoorthi - installed its new executive team

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Association of Indo Americans (AIA), a conglomeration of 38+ Indian non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrated “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav” to mark India’s Republic Day. The event, a virtual one

By Arul Louis NEW YORK, NY (IANS) -The US Supreme Court has decided to consider a challenge to the affirmative action programs at universities reopening an issue that adversely affects IndianAmerican students. The court said on Jan.24 that it will take up

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall on Sept. 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and MICHAEL R. BLOOD/Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. —

L-R: Former President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg's partner Diana Taylor, Speaker of the

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told Politico in a recent interview that with all the worry about the Delta variant, the gains made are sometimes forgotten or diminished. The vaccines do work, the Indian American physician stressed, and breakthrough cases

Fort Bend, Texas, County Judge KP George. The Indian American judge, in challenging Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on masks, said Aug. 11 he was reinstating a mask mandate in all county buildings, including public schools. (Facebook photo) From News Dispatches HOUSTON —