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

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - The Guardian US announced on February 21 that award-winning writer and broadcaster Mehdi Hasan will join its newsroom as a regular columnist. He is the former host of The Mehdi Hasan Show on MSNBC which

Hemant Dhingra has been named to the California Medical Board.  India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom on February 20 named Naginder Dhillon, of Sacramento, to the office of Deputy Director of Program Support in the Division of Rehabilitative

Photo: @MIT India-West Staff Reporter BOSTON, MA - Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named MIT’s first chief innovation and strategy officer, effective immediately. He will continue

WASHINGTON DC (ANI) - Political staffer Huma Abedin and Alex Soros, the 38-year-old son of billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, revealed that they are dating each other. The two shared a picture on Valentine's Day. The two apparent lovebirds, who have

By Daniel E Montplaisir Indian Prime Minister Modi said in 2014, “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." In that quote is the life of Ganpat I. Patel, a man whose journey from the humble

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has nominated four individuals to federal district courts, “all of whom are extraordinarily qualified, experienced, and devoted to the rule of law and our Constitution,” the White House said. Among them is Judge

India-West News Desk PITTSBURGH, PA  – Indian American entrepreneur and philanthropist Sunil Wadhwani, who is based here, on January 30 made an endowment of Rs 110 crore towards setting up the Wadhwani School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - Yoga guru Baba Ramdev became the latest global icon to find pride of place at New York's Madame Tussauds Museum, as his wax statue was unveiled on January 30. On January 30, the Yoga guru's wax

Photo Top Row: (Left to Right): Sarang Goel, Saraswathy Amjith, Aditi Avinash Photo Middle Row: (Left to Right): Arnav N. Chakravarthy, Ekansh Mittal, Harshil Avlani, Rhea Rastogi, Riya Tyagi Photo Bottom Row: (Left to Right): Aarav Arora, Amanrai Singh Kahlon, Alexandra Mahajan,

Photo: philadelphiaeagles India-West News Desk PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the night of January 21 that the Eagles have dismissed defensive coordinator Sean Desai. Coach Nick Sirianni was identified by NFL sources as the one who made the decision. Desai,

Photo:@FBIWFO India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Sanjay Virmani as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Washington Field Office. He most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Counterterrorism Division at

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Akshay Mathur has been appointed Senior Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Delhi office, a branch of Asia Society India established in 2006 and headquartered in Mumbai. Mathur will be responsible for the Institute’s

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has been named again to serve as the US's representative on the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO) by President Joe Biden. The 46-year-old's nomination was re-sent as his confirmation to

Pictures by Jag Reyatt India-West Staff Reporter ORANGE, CA - Sardar Sawan Singh, retired school principal and a long-time resident here, turned 100 on December 23. Photo: S. Sawan Singh with his children and their spouses Photo: S. Sawan Singh with his grandchildren and

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Dr Rajiv Shah, the Indian American president of the Rockefeller Foundation, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Photo: Prof. Nanda receiving the Padma Bhushan award from the President of India By Kalyan Viswanathan, President, Hindu University of America Within a few hours, after I sent the New Year’s message yesterday, I heard the heartbreaking news of the passing away of

India-West Staff Reporter LONG BEACH, CA - The Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Long Beach has appointed Dr. Shivani Bothra as assistant professor and the Bhagwan Suvidhinath Endowed Chair in Jain Studies. Bothra’s work focuses on non-violence, modernization, and

TORONTO, (IANS) - Gurdev Singh Gill, who made history in 1958 as the first Indo-Canadian to practice medicine, passed away at the age of 92 in Canada's New Westminster city. Gill moved to Canada from India in 1949 at a time

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Forbes has released its list of Highest-Paid Female Athletes and badminton player P. V. Sindhu is in the 16th position, tying with 26-year-old gymnast Simone Biles. Sindhu’s net worth is  $7.1 million. The 28-year-old is a

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans announced on December 18 the appointment of Sachin Jain to the organization’s Board of Directors. Sachin is a 2004 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow who received

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC  – Five students are among 51 winners of the prestigious 2024 Marshall Scholarship, which selects American scholars to pursue their graduate education at any university in the UK. "I am so proud that this year’s set of Marshall Scholars represents the

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - The publisher of Sports Illustrated has sacked the magazine's CEO Ross Levinsohn, after the magazine published articles bylined by non-existent writers and AI-generated profile pictures. The board of directors of The Arena Group terminated the employment

PLAYA DEL REY, CA - Dr. Sachin H. Jain, the California-based CEO of the SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan, has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare of 2023 by Modern Healthcare. Modern Healthcare's recognition

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Indian social activist Nikhil Dey has been named an International Anti-Corruption Champion by the US State Department.The US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs said it recognizes Dey as an Anti-Corruption Champion for his

NEW YORK, NY - Vice President Kamala Harris and Netflix's Chief Content Officer Bela Bajaria have secured spots on Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World for 2023. Apart from the two Indian Americans, others on the

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – ‘The Mehdi Hasan Show,’ the weekend news program hosted by Mehdi Hasan, on MSNBC and its streaming service NBC's Peacock, has been canceled. Instead, Hasan will transition to the role of an on-camera analyst and

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Nine prominent leaders hailing from India have been named to the 'Time 100 Climate', the magazine's first-ever list of the world's most influential leaders driving business to real climate action. The list, which includes CEOs, founders,

By AADITH MOORTHY Special to India-West On November 7, Prince William announced climate innovator and San Mateo, CA, based Boomitra as the Earthshot Prize winner in the ‘Fix Our Climate’ category. Indian American founder and CEO of Boomitra, operates the world's first

India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO, CA – The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the United Kingdom bestowed the prestigious 2023 Faraday Medal upon Dr. Arogyaswami Paulraj, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and Celesta Capital Advisor. The award was presented