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By REENA RATHORE Throughout their 43 years of twinhood, they have done almost everything in tandem. The journey of Indian American doctors and identical twins Jagan and Neel Gupta is a testament to the enduring power of family, education and community. The

Photo: @shawnapandya India-West News DeskBOULDER, CO - The International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) has announced a pioneering scientific mission on Virgin Galactic’s new Delta vehicle, featuring a multi-researcher crew. The IIAS-02 Mission crew includes bioastronautics researchers Kellie Gerardi from the

Photo: @ravishndtv India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - The Peabody Awards made their Southern California debut at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 9. Hosted by Kumail Nanjiani, the 84th annual ceremony honored notable figures including Mel Brooks, Quinta Brunson, and

Photo: Carnegie Mellon University India-West Staff Reporter PASADENA, CA - Subra Suresh, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering Emeritus at MIT and president of the Global Learning Council, an education-focused innovation platform, is also now a Caltech trustee. Passionate about education, diversity, and

Photo: merlinentertainments India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - In response to a special request from Merlin Entertainments' Madame Tussauds New York, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, happily agreed to help create a fun moment for his fans. Marking the arrival of his wax figure

Photo: AMA India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL – The American Medical Association's (AMA) at its annual meeting, voted Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, an otolaryngologist from Flint, Michigan, as its president-elect. He will succeed Dr. Bruce Scott, who was inaugurated as AMA president on

India-West Staff Reporter STAMFORD, CT – Americares, the health-focused relief and development organization, has appointed Chandrashekar V.S. as the new director of Americares India. In his new role, he will design, implement, and direct health programs aimed at strengthening health systems

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (IANS) - NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, along with Butch Wilmore, have become the first to fly to space aboard the Boeing Starliner's first-ever crewed mission. The 59-year-old Williams created history by becoming the first woman to fly on

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - Bruhat Soma, the 12-year-old Indian American student from Florida, who is the new spelling bee champion of America, has also talked about his achievement of memorizing 80 percent of the Bhagavad Gita. "So, actually, I did

India-West Staff ReporterNEW YORK, NY - The New York Academy of Sciences and the Leon Levy Foundation on May 29 announced the 2024 cohort of Leon Levy Scholars in Neuroscience. Among the nine competitively selected scholars are two outstanding South

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian Army Major Radhika Sen was awarded the prestigious UN award in recognition of her advocacy for women and girls while serving as a peacekeeper. Stephane Dujarric, the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, announced the

Photos: https://spellingbee.com/ India-West News Desk ANNAPOLIS, MD - In a night filled with anticipation and excitement, 12-year-old Bruhat Soma from St. Petersburg, FL, emerged as the champion of the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Bruhat clinched victory in the second-ever spell-off, a

Photo: (Left) Jafar Ismail in his moment of triumph., (Right) The Indian American summiteer welcomed home in NJ By S. K. Gupta LEONIA, NJ - After years of training and climbing various mountains, Jafar Ismail signed up to climb the world’s tallest

India-West Staff Reporter ORANGE, CA - Avneet Singh was recently honored at an intimate ceremony with a faculty award for academic achievement from Dr. Henrik Cronqvist, Dean and Professor of Finance at Chapman University’s George L. Argyros College of Business and

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – The White House announced on May 23 that President Joe Biden will be appointing 12 additional members to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a federal advisory committee he established to tackle the climate

Photo: www.shawprize.org India West News DeskPASADENA, CA - Shrinivas R. Kulkarni, has been honored with the prestigious Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his pioneering discoveries related to millisecond pulsars, gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, and other transient astronomical objects.Kulkarni is the George Ellery

Photos: societyforscience.org India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Society for Science on May 17 announced that Krish Pai, 17, of Del Mar, California, received the second Regeneron Young Scientist Award at the 2024 Regeneron International Science

Photo: @SenSchumer India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - The US Senate on May 15 confirmed, Indian American Judge Sanket Bulsara to serve as a District Judge for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), which includes Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island and

India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé announced a deal to host the Oakland A’s at a renovated Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento for the next three seasons, with an option for a fourth, as the

India-West News Desk BRONXVILLE, NY - Sarah Lawrence College celebrated its 96th Commencement on May 10. Parents, families, and friends gathered under a tent in Westland’s Lawn to cheer on the nearly 450 graduates, with many more joining from afar via

DALLAS, TX (IANS) - Captain Gopichand Thotakura on May 19 became the first Indian ever to tour the edge of space on Blue Origin's crewed flight mission. The seventh human flight mission by the Jeff Bezos-owned company also carried five others

India-West Staff Reporter POMONA, CA - Vedagna Sarabu, 15, is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in law and society, making her the youngest graduating senior in Cal State LA’s Class of 2024.

Photo: ILCM India-West News Desk ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz announced the appointments of Veena Iyer and Jennifer Verdeja as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. “I am honored to appoint Veena Iyer to the Ramsey County bench,” said

Photo: twitter India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla's lengthy legal battle to restrict public access to a beloved surfing spot near San Francisco encountered another setback. A California state judge, in a recent tentative ruling, dismissed

Photo Courtesy : Venkat Shastri. Photo: time.com (Top Left), Alka Dwivedi. Photo: time.com (Top Right), Sumbul Desai. Alka Dwivedi. Photo: time.com/apple (Bottom Left), Dr. Vivek Murthy (Bottom Right) India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - TIME Magazine's inaugural 'TIME100 Health' list has

Photo: Themissteenusa.com WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - UmaSofia Srivastava, the current Miss Teen USA, gave up her crown just two days after Miss USA 2023 Noelia Voigt announced that she had relinquished hers. Taking to her official social media handle, the 17-year-old UmaSofia

India-West News Desk HOUSTON, TX (with ANI) – Indian American Sunita L. Williams, the well known NASA astronaut, is gearing up for her third space mission, this time as the pilot of the Crew Flight Test mission aboard Boeing's Starliner spacecraft.

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Six Indian Americans are among the 30 winners of the 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants. Selected from 2,323 applicants,

Photo: CEO and CCO of VIANI Watch Company Sunny Bhathela pictured at his design studio, Credit: pix: nscu.edu/news NEW YORK, NY - Sunny Bhathela, a second-generation South Asian and Raleigh native, earned degrees in biochemistry and genetics from NC State in

Photo : (Left to Right) Ajay Banga, Satya Nadella, Jigar Shah, Prof.Natarajan Photo: Prof Natarajan news.yale.edu.jpg India West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - World Bank President Ajay Banga, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, both of whom need no introduction, are among the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Calling his journey from Vijayawada to become a space tourist an effort worth “little 2 cents”, Indian American Captain Gopichand Thotakura on April 15 said his story will inspire the next generation in India to dream

India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO, CA - Varun Soni, an interfaith leader who is the first Hindu to serve as the lead chaplain on a U.S. college campus, will be the keynote speaker for Stanford’s 2024 Baccalaureate celebration in June, ahead

India-West News Desk KENT, WA – Indian American Gopi Thotakura will become the first Indian space tourist.  Blue Origin says he will be on their next flight to the edge of space. "Gopi is a pilot and aviator who learned how to

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Jain Acharya Lokesh, the founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati and the World Peace Center, was given the prestigious American Presidential Award at Capitol Hill here, becoming the first Indian monk to receive such recognition. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA),

Dr.Aroh Barjatya on left, with research students in Embry‑Riddle's Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab. Photo: Embry‑Riddle/Bernard India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - On April 8, the US experienced a remarkable total solar eclipse that captivated millions of spectators across the country. However,

India-West News Desk ORLANDO, FL - 99-year-old Daibai is now an American citizen. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this milestone, praising Daibai for her liveliness. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), USCIS shared the heartwarming news, stating, "They

SAN ANTONIO, TX (IANS) - Indian American Akshay Bhatia held his nerve in a tense finish and held off a brilliant late run by Denny McCarthy to win the Valero Texas Open in a sudden-death playoff. It also earned him

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Vikas Khanna posed for a picture with the President of the Institute of Culinary Education Rick Smilow, whom the celebrity chef tagged as a “kingmaker”, in his newly opened restaurant christened Bungalow New York. Smilow took to Instagram

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Indian American Neal Katyal has been named in Forbes’ America’s Top 200 Lawyers list for 2024. An honor that is given to lawyers with stellar track records in their areas of focus, those who have

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Blogger, freelance writer, and podcaster Yogesh Raut has won the 2024 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Raut took home the $250,000 grand prize and punched his ticket to the upcoming Jeopardy Masters competition, where he will

Photo: ilnd.uscourts.gov India-West News Desk Photo : @JudiciaryDems CHICAGO, IL -The US Senate with a 53-46 vote on March 12 confirmed federal Magistrate Judge Sunil Harjani, to be a federal district court judge on the Chicago-based Northern District of Illinois. Harjani becomes the first

Photo: Congratulations to the Regeneron Science Talent Search top three finalists (from left to right) Achyuta Rajaram, with second place winner Thomas Cong and third place awardee Michelle Wei. Achyuta won $250,000. India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Achyuta Rajaram, 17, of

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Kenyan human rights lawyer of Indian descent, Binaifer Nowrojee, will become the first woman from the Global South to head the Open Society Foundations, ending a three-year period of restructuring for the pro-democracy organization. Nowrojee

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - A tulip in the Netherlands has been named after Indian American diplomat Shefali Razdan Duggal, the US Ambassador to the country, for advocating for gender equity, as it celebrated International Women’s Day. Tulipa Shefali comes from

INDIAN WELLS, CA (IANS) - Three-time champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the 2024 Paribas Open, saying he is not fully ready to compete at the highest level. The ATP 1000 Masters event's main draw started on March 7 at the Indian

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – Recognized for her unwavering dedication to confronting the hate and discrimination that has plagued Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities since the COVID pandemic began, Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Executive Director of AAPI Equity Alliance,

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Former MSNBC pundit Mehdi Hasan is stepping into the digital media landscape with the launch of "Zeteo," a new media company named after the ancient Greek word for seeking out and striving. The organization

Photo: philadelphiaeagles.com India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - In a swift turnaround from his stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, former defensive coordinator Sean Desai has secured a fresh start in Los Angeles. Desai, who spent less than a year with the

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - TIME has named Chanel CEO Leena Nair to its list of ‘Women of the Year.’ The list recognizes 12 women who are “extraordinary leaders working toward a more equal world.” The 2024 Women of the

RICHMOND, VA (IANS) - Geeta Batra, an Indian economist, has been named as the new Director at the Independent Evaluation Office of the World Bank's Global Environment Facility, making her the first-ever woman from a developing country to hold the