All Photos: time.com By GINA DARGAN NEW YORK, NY - Several South Asians figure in the list of 2023 TIME100 Next list recognizing the 100 emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership.

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Sahith Theegala cemented his stature as one of golf’s rising stars by claiming his maiden PGA Tour triumph at the Fortinet Championship on September 17 and hopes his breakthrough will inspire young Indian athletes to

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Vivek Ramaswamy says that he would fire over 75 percent of the federal workforce and shutter several major agencies if he is elected the US President, the New York Times reported. Among the government organizations that Ramaswamy

Photo: presleighschultz India-West News Desk NAPA VALLEY, CA - PGA Tour star Akshay Bhatia has officially announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Presleigh Schultz, setting golf fans abuzz with their love story. Schultz is a 21-year-old American social media personality known for

Rajeev Ram posted this image of the pair's three victories India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY –  Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury made tennis history by becoming the first team in the Open Era to secure three consecutive doubles titles at the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - An Indian American scientist is hoping to become the first woman to skydive from the stratosphere at an altitude of 42.5 km above the Earth and shatter four records. Swati Varshney is one of the three

Photos: rraoaimscs India-West News Desk BUFFALO, NY– World-renowned mathematician Dr. C. R. Rao passed away here on August 23. He was 102. He was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. The American Statistical Association has described him as "a living legend whose

Salil Dudani is one of the attorneys in the class action lawsuit that argued against the “wealth-based” detention system in Los Angeles. By REENA RATHORE LOS ANGELES, CA – Calling the policy of cash bail a “clear, pervasive, and serious constitutional violation,”

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - As many as 10 Indian American women have earned their place on the Forbes 50 Over 50 List, showcasing their accomplishments across diverse domains such as gender equality, financing book clubs, and investing in sustainable

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - In its broad programming schedule changes that include new anchors for the morning, dayside, primetime, and weekend dayparts, CNN announced that Manu Raju, the network’s current Chief Congressional Correspondent will anchor their popular ‘Inside

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American economist Raj Chetty was awarded Harvard University’s coveted George Ledlie Prize for using big data to uncover myths, barriers to achieving the American Dream. Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at

India-West News Desk Indian American Magistrate Judge Moxila A. Upadhyaya presided over the federal court hearing of former President Donald Trump. The charges against Trump are in connection with his attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election. Upadhyaya's role

India-West News Desk TRUCKEE, CA - Indian American golfer Akshay Bhatia has achieved a remarkable milestone in his career by winning the 2023 Barracuda Championship, his maiden title on the PGA Tour. The victory came in a playoff against Patrick Rodgers

India-West News Desk MIAMI, FL - Arjun Nimmala, 17, has become the first Indian American teen and the second Indian American ever to be drafted into Major League Baseball. The high school shortstop was drafted 20th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays

India-West Staff ReporterKANSAS CITY, MO - Rekha Sharma-Crawford, an immigration attorney based here, has become the first South Asian American Secretary of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for 2023-2024.AILA, a national association of immigration lawyers, aims to advocate for

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - World Bank President Ajay Banga has been named to this year's "Great Immigrants" list by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which honors contributions by immigrants to American life. Banga, who became the 14th president of the top bank this year, was among 35

India-West News Desk CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association on June 12 announced that Natasha Subhash a senior from the University of Virginia is the winner of the 2023 ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award. “From a tennis point of

ANCHORAGE, AK (IANS) - Thirty-six-year-old Shaikh Hassan Khan, from Kerala, has successfully conquered Mount Denali in Alaska. A determined Khan reached Alaska last month with an impressive CV of having climbed Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro and set his target of climbing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Kairan Quazi, a 14-year-old boy, is about to embark on a new role as a software engineer at Elon Musk's SpaceX. Quazi, based in San Francisco, is a graduate of Santa Clara University's School of Engineering.

By JULIA ANN EASLEY DAVIS, CA - What is typical for Neeraj Senthil of Sunnyvale, CA, is extraordinary. Between maintaining A+ grades as a biomedical engineering major, earning a provisional patent, and co-authoring a research paper at the University of California, Davis,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Mumbai-born psychiatrist and researcher Vikram Patel will be the next chair of the Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, starting September 1. Patel, who succeeds Paul Farmer, is the Pershing Square Professor

By ARUL LOUIS ANNAPOLIS, MD (IANS) - Keeping up the dominance of the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US by Indian American children, 14-year-old Dev Shah from Florida has won the competition by correctly spelling the word "psammophile". He carried

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - New York Police Department (NYPD) officer and nine others were honored by President Joe Biden with the Medal of Valor, the nation's highest award for bravery by a public safety officer. Sumit Sulan was honored at

Photo : Paul Chavez (3rd from L) and Arun Gandhi (3rd from R). By SUDARSHAN KAPOOR Professor Emeritus, Fresno State FRESNO, CA - Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and older brother of Ela Gandhi, passed away on May 2, 2023, in Kohlapur,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Ajay Banga, was on May 3 selected as the President of the World Bank by its executive directors for a five-year term starting June 2. Banga was the nominee of President Joe Biden. The US has chosen

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – Eight Indian Americans and one Sri Lankan American are among 30 recipients of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants. They were

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Harmann Singh, has been selected as a Supreme Court Judicial Law Clerk, the first ever Sikh American to hold the position. He will be clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Singh has his undergraduate degree from

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The US Senate on April 18 confirmed Radha Iyengar Plumb as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. The vote was 68-30 in her favor. “By a vote of 68-30, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #19 Radha Iyengar

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Director SS Rajamouli of ‘RRR’ and ‘Baahubali’ fame, Bollywood megastar, Shah Rukh Khan and renowned host of the television show ‘Top Chef,’ author and commentator, Padma Lakshmi have been named to Time magazine’s 100

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Kern County businesswoman Raji Brar to the California State University Board of Trustees, giving the Central Valley a seat at the table at the nation’s largest system of public higher education. “The Valley

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Six Indian-Americans are among a diverse group of 171 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists across 48 fields who have been chosen out of almost 2,500 applicants for the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships. Scholars Animashree Anandkumar, Venkatesan Guruswami,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Noted Indian American mathematician and statistician Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao has been awarded the 2023 International Prize in Statistics for his work more than 75 years ago but continues to exert a profound influence on science. Rao,

DALLAS, TX (ANI) - Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power, Naveen Jindal has been honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of Texas here for his accomplishments in industry, politics, and education. An Alumni of UT Dallas 1992 batch, Naveen

Photo : Screengrab C-SPAN India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has presented actress-producer Mindy Kaling with the prestigious 2021 National Medal of Arts, one of the highest awards given to artists and arts patrons by the US.Kaling, 43, also

VIJAYANAGARA (IANS) - The family members of the late American archaeologist John Mervin Fritz on March 9 immersed his ashes in the Tungabhadra River as per Hindu rituals at the world heritage site Hampi in Karnataka's Vijayanagara district. Fritz had frequently

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American Arun Subramanian has been confirmed as the District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Senator Charles Schumer announced. Subramanian, who replaces Alison J. Nathan, now becomes the first South Asian judge to

Photo: Twitter India-West Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sean Desai has been named the next defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced. He will replace Jonathan Gannon, who was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals two days

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Indian American Professor Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi prize for his fundamental discoveries in wired and wireless networking, mobile sensing, and distributed systems. Balakrishnan is the Fujitsu Professor in MIT's Department of Electrical

SACRAMENTO, CA (IANS) - In a first, Indian American Democrat Shama Hakim Mesiwala has been unanimously confirmed as an associate justice of the Third District Court of Appeal in California. Judge Mesiwala, will now be the first South Asian American woman

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has announced the unanimous selection of Kern Community College District Chancellor Sonya Christian as the next permanent chancellor to lead the largest and most diverse system of public higher education

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden has named Ajay Banga, the former Indian American head of Mastercard, to head the World Bank and if confirmed by the Senate, Banga will be the first person of Indian descent to head

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden will nominate Ajay Banga, former CEO of Mastercard, to serve as the President of the World Bank, the White House announced on February 23. Banga, who was born and educated in India before

Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak's immediate predecessor, launched an attack on her successor on Sunday after remaining silent for more than 100 days following her departure as prime minister after holding the job for the shortest period in British history. In a

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US President Joe Biden has nominated Indian American astronaut Raja Chari on the moon mission team for promotion to Air Force brigadier general, according to the Defense Department. The nomination announced on January 26 will have to

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Two India-born mathematicians in the US and Canada are among the 106 recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards announced on the eve of Republic Day. Indian American S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Indian American doctor Nirav D. Shah, who played a pivotal role during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been appointed Principal Deputy Director at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shah, 45, who serves as the

WASHINTON, DC (IANS) - NASA has named Indian American aerospace industry expert A.C. Charania as its new chief technologist to serve as principal advisor on technology policy and programs at the agency's headquarters here. In his role, Charania will align NASA's

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Former World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been awarded Prof P. Brahmayya Sastry Oration & Dr. T. Ravi Raju Excellence Award for her contributions to the healthcare sector. She was presented the award

HOUSTON, TX – Indian American Manpreet Monica Singh was sworn in on January 6 as a Harris County judge, becoming the first female Sikh judge in the US. "It means a lot to me because I represent H-town (a nickname of

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - renowned Indian Canadian scientist Dr Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan, and Indian American FedEx Corporation CEO Rajesh Subramaniam are among 27 recipients of the 2023 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award -- the highest honor conferred on overseas