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India-West Staff Reporter BELLEVUE, WA – Life Wire has presented Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) with the Norm Maleng Award for her work to end domestic violence. “I am so honored to receive the 2023 Norm Maleng Award,” said Dhingra, chair of the

India-West Staff Reporter MANHATTAN, NY - On October 7, The Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) held its 2nd annual Be The Light Gala at Cipriani 25, here. The event raised $1.4 million, with the proceeds going to help the organization attain its goal to eliminate

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) - Hindu groups in the US and Canada have slammed the brutal wave of terror and violence unleashed by the Hamas militant group in Israel and urged their governments to take firm action against the war criminals. Israel

NEW YORK, NY – TIME magazine has announced Shyla Raghav’s appointment as Chief Climate Officer. “This promotion is not just a recognition of Shyla’s great work to date, it’s as much a proof point of TIME’s dedication to climate action.  Shyla

India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The Swaminarayan Akshardham temple was inaugurated on October 8. Sitting on a massive 185-acre plot in Robbinsville County of New Jersey, a short distance from Trenton, the temple was built by 12,500 volunteer workers from

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka seen here in Artesia, CA, with Vinod Bhindi (L). Also seen,  Munish Makkar, owner of Yantra restaurant (R). India-West Staff Reporter ARTESIA, CA - The Prime Minister of Fiji, Sitiveni Rabuka, who was on a two-week visit to

By Farwa Aamer, Asia Society Policy Institute's Director of South Asia Initiatives WASHINGTON, DC - As per the latest World Bank report, South Asia's economic outlook is marked by both promise and complexity. While the region is poised to achieve a

India-West Staff Reporter MILPITAS, CA - The Home of Hope 2023 Gala drew over 300 people who filled the India Community Center Hall here to support the cause and applaud the deserved.  The event began in a somber tone, honoring the life

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Eight Indian Americans will be honored at an award ceremony in New York this month for achievements in their respective fields and for their service to society. The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center will

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Patients with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow, who also have diabetes have a reduced overall survival when compared to those without diabetes, a new study led by an Indian

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Pratham-SoCal, a press release said, had been seeking leadership for their chapter for some months. On September 30, former board members and presidents, Navneet Chugh and Dhiren Mehta, called upon the 85-odd attendees of

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - The sport of Mallakhamb from Maharashtra, has secured its place as an exhibition sport in the 2028 Olympic Games set to take place here. In the wake of this, the US S Mallakhamb Federation, under

Photo: ambedkarinternationalcenter.org ANNAPOLIS, MD (IANS) - A 19-foot statue of B.R. Ambedkar, named 'Statue of Equality' and the largest outside India, is set to be unveiled in Maryland on October 14 to celebrate the life and legacy of the leader and

India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - From September 30, the highly anticipated nine-day dedication celebrations of the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham here, have begun in the presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj.  Esteemed leaders, including heads of state from around the world, have

 India-West Staff Reporter CERRITOS, CA – The South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency held its 32nd annual gala at the Sheraton Cerritos here, on September 24.  Over 250 people enjoyed this year’s theme of “empowerment through education.”  Major supporters and donors Manu and

Photo: baps.org India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The Asian Indian alone population became the nation’s largest Asian alone population group in 2020, growing by over 50% to 4,397,737 between 2010 and 2020. The nation’s most populous Asian alone or in any combination

SEATTLE, WA (IANS) - Members of the Hindu community in Seattle held a prayer ceremony for Jaahnavi Kandula, the 23-year-old Indian student who died after being hit by a police patrol vehicle in January this year. Around 25 people gathered at

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA - Suvidha International Foundation, successfully organized three Run for Water events in Sacramento, Fremont, and in Redmond, WA, to promote health in the community and support River Rejuvenation water projects in India. More than 500 individuals representing

India-West Staff Reporter TRACY, CA – In a magnificent display of devotion and unity, millions of followers of the Sant Nirankari Mission from across the globe came together to celebrate Muktiparv Samagam. The Bay Area had the privilege of witnessing this

India-West Staff Reporter BOSTON, MA - When Neeharika Munjal, founder of Young Indian Professionals of New England, graduated early from Boston University, she was lost and did not know her life’s purpose. Before she graduated, she was very fortunate to get

DUBAI, (IANS) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed Texas, Florida, and New York will be the three USA venues identified to host the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Broward County in Lauderhill, Florida,

India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - "Yours Forever, Sadhu Keshavjivandas" is a signature that has touched hundreds of thousands, encapsulating the profound love, compassion, and respect that Mahant Swami Maharaj has for all. September 13, saw hundreds of devotees assemble here

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - VFS Global in conjunction with the Consulate General of India, San Francisco, Embassy of India, Washington D.C., Consulate General of India, Chicago and Consulate General of India, NY will participate in multiple Consular Camps between September 23

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Members of the Seattle area's South Asian community took out a march to the site where a police officer struck and killed Indian national Jaahnavi Kandula with his patrol car in January. Protestors at the march held

India-West Staff Reporter HAYWARD, CA - The Silicon Valley Indian Lions Foundation demonstrated commitment to alleviating hunger by organizing a massive meal-packing event at the Hayward Veterans Memorial Hall on September 11. With over 70 volunteers, including Lions Clubs District Officers,

By REENA RATHORE HONOLULU, HI – In 2022, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and India’s Ambassador to the U.S., Taranjit Singh Sandhu, draped Hawaiian leis and lit candles at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Waikiki here. A year later, the life-sized bronze

India-West Staff Reporter ATLANTA, GA - South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization dedicated to empowering artists, organizations, and communities while increasing access to arts and culture, has announced the addition of Sejal Mehta to its esteemed Board of Directors. A passionate

India-West Staff Reporter LONG BEACH, CA - The Federation of Indian American Associations (FIA) and the American Hindu Federation (AHF) jointly celebrated India's 77th Independence Day. The event was held in the auditorium of Jordan High School, here. A flag hoisting ceremony

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - An Air India flight from Bengaluru to San Francisco was diverted to Anchorage in Alaska due to a technical snag, an official said. The B777 aircraft had over 280 passengers on board, and the flight ultimately reached

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Calling Hinduism as one of the world’s largest and oldest religions and acknowledging the contributions of the community, Broward County joins a list of states from across the country, including Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Massachusetts, Minnesota,

Photos: Dave Bhasin India-West Staff Reporter IRVINE, CA – On August 26, the Northwood High School Performing Arts Center here, came alive with the mesmerizing rhythms of dance and lilting music during the Ekal Greater LA & OC Chapter's annual event. The event

Photo: National Park Service LAS VEGAS, AZ (IANS) - A 55-year-old Indian American died while attempting to hike from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim in a single day, according to a media report. Ranjith Varma from

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – The South Asian Network (SAN) opened its doors to the community in Little Bangladesh on August 26, here. The Little Bangladesh office was made possible through the Poverty Alleviation Initiative (PAI) a community-led projects grant,

Photos: Alisssa Bernstein India-West Staff Reporter CERRITOS, CA – A the behest of the World Affairs Council of Orange County and with the support of Southern California-based consultant Gunjan Bagla, a distinguished panel on September 6 discussed the role of India in

Chief Guest TSR Krishnan who was honored at the event, urged everyone to attend and support youth India-West Staff Reporter LA JOLLA, CA - The Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego (IFAASD) held its annual North American Youth Festival from September

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Sayak Mukhopadhyay was arrested at the Arthur Ashe Stadium after disrupting for about 50 minutes the US Open tennis match between American Coco Gauff and Czech Karolina Muchova on September 7. He glued his feet to

India-West Staff Reporter CHATSWORTH,  CA - Thousands of people, on August 26, flocked to the grounds of Chatsworth Charter High School here in the San Fernando Valley to celebrate India’s 76th Independence Day, organized by the India Association of Los Angeles (IALA).  The event

LOUISVILLE, KY (IANS) – The city of Louisville has officially declared September 3 as ‘Sanatana Dharma Day.’ Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg recently attended a re-consecration ceremony at the Hindu Temple of Kentucky, where the official proclamation on September 3 was read

Arun Agarwal, Mayor Eric Johnson and Azhar Qasmi. India-West Staff Reporter DALLAS, TX – The mayor of this Texas city,  Eric L. Johnson, on September 7,  launched a new sports league and another cricket team for the city as part of the

Kalash Puja India-West Staff Reporter ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – In the cool morning of August 30 the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham here, conducted a Kalash Pujan in the presence of Mahant Swami Maharaj, its spiritual leader. Emotional volunteers, their eyes misty with tears, witnessed the

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  (IANS) - A stretch of a highway in California has been named after a 33-year-old police officer who was shot dead while conducting a traffic stop in 2018. Dedicated to Ronil Singh from Newman Police Department, the “Corporal

India-West Staff Reporter A landmark event organized by Warmadewa University’s Pasemetonan Mahasisya Hindu Dharma – the local Hindu Students’ Organization – brought together Hindu youth leaders from around the world to celebrate Hindu values and mark the announcement of the theme

India-West Staff Reporter MILBRAE, CA – Subhash Shastri, an 82-year-old member of the Indian American community here, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 25, surrounded by his loving family at his home. Shastri's legacy spans decades of dedication to both

India-West News Desk LAS VEGAS, NV - Neal Katyal, the former acting Solicitor General of the United States, has described his "incredibly harrowing" journey out of the Burning Man festival. Tens of thousands of festivalgoers found themselves stranded as heavy rain

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – A pre-release of ‘The Vaccine War’ was hosted at the Howard Hughes Center here on August 21 to a full house. Welcoming director Vivek Agnihotri and producer and actor Pallavi Joshi, host Sunil Agrawal

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Acknowledging the contributions of the Hindu-American community in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp has declared that October will be celebrated as 'Hindu Heritage Month' in the state. With this, Georgia joins a list of states from across

Photo: @M_Lekhi By Divya Nair CHICAGO, IL - The Parliament of World’s Religions first met in Chicago in 1893, as an adjunct of the World’s Columbian Exposition at the Art Palace, now known as the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2023, it returned

LAUDERHILL, FL (IANS) - The Texas Chargers held their nerve at crucial moments, and put on a fantastic performance, as they defeated the New York Warriors, via a Super Over in the final of the inaugural US Masters T10. The

By India-West Staff Reporter EDISON, NJ – The Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey (IACFNJ) marked India's 76th Independence Day with a vibrant celebration featuring cultural performances and the esteemed presence of local and state elected officials. The event took place

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Aging (CDA) has launched the first-ever statewide assessment for Californians aged 55 and older to share their voices, the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA). The assessment is designed to