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Photo: Neha Patel Facebook India-West News DeskREDWOOD CITY, CA - Neha Patel, the wife of Dharmesh Patel of Pasadena, CA who is accused of deliberately driving a Tesla off a cliff with his family inside, pleaded with prosecutors to drop his

Photo: Pew Research Center India-West Staff Reporter In a survey conducted between July 2022 and January 2023, the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of Asian American adults actively engage in charitable giving, either in the United States, their Asian ancestral homeland,

India-West Staff Reporter SAN JOSE, CA - On April 27, the San Jose chapter of BAPS Charities hosted its annual “In the Joy of Others: Walk-Run” to support El Camino Health’s South Asian Heart Center and the CityServe of Tri-Valley. The annual

Photo: miracosta India-West Staff Reporter Photo: Sunita Cooke, president of MiraCosta College. OCEANSIDE, CA - MiraCosta College holds the highest transfer acceptance rate to University of California campuses among community colleges in Southern California, based on recent data from the UC system. In a

India-West Staff Reporter SANTA CLARA, CA - A team of four young men, three of whom hail from the Bay Area, emerged triumphant at the first-ever X Developer Challenge hosted this past weekend. Competing against a myriad of teams from across

Photo: Gala Attendees- Mandar Parab India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – Sakhi for South Asian Survivors, previously known as Sakhi for South Asian Women, celebrated its 35th anniversary gala here, at The Glasshouse on April 26. The event also marked a pivotal

India-West Staff Reporter LONG BEACH, CA - On the evening of April 18, the Yadunandan Center for India Studies at California State University, Long Beach, hosted the twenty-first annual Solanki Lecture, the longest-running endowed lecture series focusing on the history and culture

India-West News Desk PLrEASANTON, CA -  A tragic car accident claimed the lives of a Malayali family of four, including two children, in a devastating incident here. The deceased have been identified as Tarun George, his wife Rinsi, and their two

COLUMBUS, SC (ANI) - Three Indian American women—Rekhaben Patel, Sangitaben Patel, and Manishaben Patel—have tragically lost their lives, while another remains hospitalized following a crash near Greenville County on April 26. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, the collision occurred around 12:05

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY  - On April 21, 2024, the Indian Muslim Community of NY/NJ/CT continued its tradition of showcasing unity by hosting the Eid Celebrations 2024 at the Consulate General of India. The event began with a stirring

India-West News Desk PASADENA, CA - Two medical experts testified on April 25 in the case of Dharmesh Patel, the radiologist charged with three counts of attempted murder following the tragic event where he drove his family's Tesla off a cliff

India-West Staff Reporter BUENA PARK, CA - Assistant Secretary of South and Central Asia Donald Lu along with State department, Senior Advisor for Domestic Outreach Jennifer Miller and Marissa Morales, Administrative Support Specialist to the Assistant Secretary recently engaged with members of the

India-West Staff Reporter LA JOLLA, CA - The Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego’s 17th annual Music and Dance Festival from March 19 through March 24, at the Jewish Community Center here was a great success with over 6000 attendees

NAPLES, FL (IANS)-  Indian pickleball athletes showcased their prowess at the recently concluded US Pickleball Championships with a combined haul of 3 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronze medals in various categories. The event was held here from April 14- 20

Photo: linkedin.com/company/youngjainprofessionals/ CHICAGO, IL- Often, people wonder what the future of their religion and values will hold, especially when they are a minority community in a new land. From April 5th to 7th in Chicago, under the leadership of Dipak Jain,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - In a grim first for Indians studying in US colleges and universities, a first-year student took his own life in March while playing, it is understood, a macabre online game of dares called the "Blue Whale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 4 announced an extension to the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), which is expected to particularly benefit Indian immigrants. The temporary measure will

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - With eight lakh Sikhs calling Canada their home, April is observed as Sikh Heritage Month to celebrate the rich history and contributions of the community there. As per the Canadian encyclopedia, Sikhism is a major world religion that

LOS ANGELES, CA (ANI) - In an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of External Affairs, a spiritual leader has urged for urgent assistance for a Punjabi man battling for his life in the US following a

Photo: @AsiaSocietyIC India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Sangita Jindal has been named the Chair of the Asia Society India Center Board. In a statement, Asia Society India Centre CEO Inakshi Sobti hoped that with Jindal Asia Society's presence in South Asia

Photo: Jeevan Zutshi with Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni India-West Staff Reporter MILPITAS, CA - In a jubilant gathering on March 29, the Indo-American Community Federation (IACF), established by Jeevan Zutshi, commemorated its 30th anniversary with the annual Unity Dinner at the India

Photo: @k_satyarthi India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - In an event titled "Achievements in Food Security: India's Strides Towards Sustainable Development Goals" at the United Nations headquarters here, the Akshaya Patra Foundation celebrated its landmark achievement of serving four billion meals. Photo:

India-West Staff Reporter HOUSTON, TX - Monank Patel, the seasoned cricketer, will continue to steer USA Cricket's 15-member men's team in the upcoming pivotal five-match T20 international series against Canada, set to unfold from April 7 to 13, here, USA Cricket

Photo: Rajnish DhunnaIndia-West Staff Reporter ORANGE, CA – The Rajput Association of America, held its general body meeting here at Tandoor restaurant on March 29 to elect new officers for the 2024-2025 term. After some discussion and a brainstorming session, the following

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - In a recent turn of events, the owner of Sports Illustrated has taken legal action against the magazine's former publisher, alleging a breach of contract worth a staggering $48 million. According to the New

India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Consul General Dr. K. Srikar Reddy inaugurated a cricket pitch at the University of the Pacific’s Stockton campus in Stockton, CA. Christopher Callahan, president of the University of the Pacific, and Niraj Chaudhary, the university’s

By Rajshree Mudaliar SAN DIEGO, CA - On March 23, the House of India hosted a Consular Camp in collaboration with the Indian consulate in San Francisco and the visa services company, VFS. The event, dubbed ‘Consulate@yourdoorstep,’ was a resounding success, attracting

Photo - Tori Nguyen By Chrissy Park, UCI IRVINE, CA - Nine students from UCI’s School of Medicine, along with Dr. Rimal Bera, clinical professor of psychiatry & human behavior, spent Dec. 15, 2023, to Jan. 2 in Rajkot, India. The global

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - The Indian crew onboard a crippled container vessel that collided against a key bridge in Baltimore last week is “healthy”, according to a nonprofit organization that has been in touch with the personnel. The 2.6km-long,

India-West News Desk BALTIMORE, MD - The out-of-control cargo ship that crashed into Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge killing six people and causing severe economic damage was manned mostly by an Indian crew. While officials including President Joe Biden praised the ship's

DALLAS, TX (IANS) - A scientist in his research has found that reducing the risk of dementia in Alzheimer's is possible by keeping diabetes well controlled or avoiding it in the first place. Narendra Kumar, an associate professor at Texas A&M

Photo: NTSB BALTIMORE, MD (ANI) - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been interviewing the ship's captain, first mate, chief engineer, and one other engineer onboard the merchant vessel MV Dali, which struck Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge, NTSB Chair

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Willow, a premier cricket broadcaster in the US and Canada, has allied with Cricbuzz, the largest cricket website and app in the world, to form 'Willow by Cricbuzz.' It launched alongside the opening match