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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

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - The vibrant colors of Holi splashed across South Street Seaport in New York as more than 7,000 Indians and Americans came together to celebrate the festival of colors. Amidst the festivities, the Consulate General of India

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - US President Joe Biden lauded the prompt action by personnel on board the cargo ship 'Dali', which struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore causing the bridge to plunge into the river below sending several

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - The Indian Consulate in New York extended Holi greetings by illuminating the iconic Times Square in New York City with banners of Holi wishes on March 25. "Wishing everyone a colorful and joyous Holi from the

Photo: Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller at a press conference following the disaster. India-West News Desk BALTIMORE, MD – The container ship that rammed the Francis Scott Key Bridge here, resulting in a section of the bridge collapsing,

India-West Staff Reporter TORRANCE, CA - Arpana Dance Company founded by Ramya Harishankar, and the Shakti School of Bharatanatyam founded by Viji Prakash, in conjunction with the Ektaa Center will co-present ‘Basant Utsav 2024 – Spring Dance Festival,’ an evening of Indian

By Gurbux Singh PACOIMA, CA - Sikhs celebrated the 556th year of the Sikh religion at Khalsa Care Foundation here, on March 13. Hundreds of Sikhs from the local area and beyond gathered to partake in the festivities, which included religious observances

CLEVELAND, OH (IANS)- A student from Hyderabad has gone missing in Cleveland while his family in India has received a ransom call. Mohammed Abdul Arfath, 25, who was pursuing a master’s degree in information technology at Cleveland University has not been

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - West Indies legend and one of the most renowned players in white-ball cricket, Chris Gayle along with USA’s Ali Khan lit up New York’s Empire State Building to launch the Trophy Tour for the upcoming

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The Indian Consulate in New York said that initial police investigations into the death of Abhijeeth Paruchuru, a 20-year-old student from Andhra Pradesh found dead in Boston, have eliminated foul play as a factor. In a

India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Major League Cricket (MLC) and Cognizant announced an agreement for the professional services company to become the first-ever title sponsor of America’s only world class professional cricket championship. “Major League Cricket is thrilled to welcome

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The brains of polyglots -- people who speak five or more languages -- work differently when it comes to their native language, said researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 11. Most

India-West News Desk SAN DIEGO, CA – Ajay Thakore, the owner of a $4.5 million Lamborghini yacht refused parking by a dock worker, dropped his pants and exposed his genitals and then proceeded with threats to kill him. Thakore wanted to park at

Photo : (Left to Right) Dean Crabtree, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Doshi, Trudy Goodman, Prof. Chapple, and Mrs. Doshi India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Loyola Marymount University hosted the annual Doshi Bridgebuilder event on February 22. Several hundred people attended throughout

ORLANDO, FL (IANS) - Sahith Theegala produced a fine 4-under 68 despite two late bogeys as he climbed to Tied-sixth place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was the Indian American’s third Top-6 finish in seven starts in 2024. Theegala, who

India-West Staff Reporter WINNETKA, CA – Indian veterans under the auspices of Global Initiative of Veterans (GIVE) met on March 2 here, at a dinner gala to network and for an evening of solidarity. Established in 2016 as a non-profit charitable organization,

Photo: ocom.org India-West Staff Reporter ORLANDO, FL– The Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine (OCOM) on March 10 officially opened its doors as Central Florida’s newest medical school. Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine was the vision of Drs. Kiran and Pallavi Patel, co-founders of

India-West Staff Reporter LA JOLLA, CA -  The Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego (IFAASD) is holding its 17th annual music and dance festival from March 19-24 and features a stellar cast of renowned vocal and instrumental artists of both the

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has initiated the ‘Take on Alzheimer’s’ campaign, focusing on educating and raising awareness among all Californians about promoting healthy brains and distinguishing between aging and dementia. The campaign

India-West Staff Reporter LONG BEACH, CA - On February 25, the SMAP Foundation organized Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Jayanti at the Jordan High School here. The festivities commenced with a spirited performance of the traditional Marathi Dhol Tasha by a group of

Photo: Nandita Das India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO, CA - Maitri marked its 33rd anniversary with a successful gala on March 2, 2024, uniting luminaries, advocates, and philanthropists in an evening resonating with hope, empowerment, and transformation. The gala featured a vibrant display

Photo Source: jkrsi.com (Left), LinkedIn. (Right) India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - After two decades of legal wrangling, Haresh Jogani, the defendant in a high-stakes legal battle, has been ordered by a jury to hand over $2.6 billion in cash

Photo: LinkedIn India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - 27-year-old journalist Fazil Khan was killed in a deadly fire incident that ripped through a building in Harlem, here. According to the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), a lithium-ion battery caused the deadly

SEATTLE, (IANS) - The Indian consulate in Seattle said that it has "strongly" raised the issue of Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula's killing with the city police and the case is now being referred to the Seattle City Attorney's office for

By Sangmin Kim LOS ANGELES, CA - The thunderous and rhythmic beating of the drum echoed out of the small Los Angeles Hindu Temple as the priest, clad in yellow and hints of orange, sat in front of the intricately sculpted statue

India-West Staff Reporter HICKSVILLE, NY – On February 18, at the AsaMai Temple here,  a talk by cardiologist  Bimal Chhajer, was organized by World Vegan Vision in collaboration with the Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) and Sattvic Group Co.  Chhajer, known

India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL - Akul Dhawan, the 18-year-old first-year student at the University of Illinois in Urbana, died due to hypothermia, Champaign County Coroner’s Office said after a toxicology report that added, “acute alcohol intoxication and prolonged exposure to extremely

India-West Staff Reporter CERRITOS, CA - A don’t-miss for bookworms and aspiring writers, the first-ever Writer’s Festival to celebrate the magic of storytelling will be presented by the Friends of the Cerritos Library on March 30. Featured authors include New York Times

India-West Staff Reporter A coalition of four US-based nonprofits, including SM Sehgal Foundation, Teach for Life, India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF), and Guru Krupa Foundation, has launched "Project Umeed" with the goal of advancing education and digital literacy in rural

India-West Staff Reporter SAN JOSE, CA - American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteer Sarva Channarajurs traveled to Washington, DC, on February 13 to share the story of her son Mithil Prasad, who died from an aggressive and difficult-to-treat

India-West Staff Reporter BUENA PARK, CA - The Los Angeles Chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO-LA) successfully conducted a blood donation camp in collaboration with the Red Cross at the Buena Park Gurudwara on February 11. The