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BALTIMORE, DE - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has awarded the Dean's Medal to Serum Institute of India Chairman Dr Cyrus S. Poonawalla for his outstanding work in developing and delivering affordable vaccines and contributions to the Indian

India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA – In a still unannounced but widely reported by the media move, the Indian American owner of the Sacramento Kings, Vivek Ranadive has appointed his daughter Anjali Ranadive, as the new Assistant General Manager of the

SOUTHERN HILLS, OK (IANS) - Anirban Lahiri couldn't have asked for a better way to prepare for this week's PGA Championship after enjoying a nine-hole practice round with Tiger Woods on May 18. The Indian star, who is making his first

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Urvashi Vaid, LGBTQ activist whose career spanned from the early days of the AIDS pandemic to the continuing gbattles over equality for the LGBTQ community has died. Vaid, 63, succumbed after a long bout

By ANJU BIST Like many aspiring Indian students, I came to America in 1994 to pursue higher studies and find a dream job. I remember always paying auto drivers back in India extra money, thinking they needed it much more than

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - A Reuters team won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for pictures balancing "intimacy and devastation while offering viewers a heightened sense of place", the jury said while announcing the presitigious award for

CHARLOTTE, NC (IANS) - India's Anirban Lahiri settled for a share of sixth place at the Wells Fargo Championship as two late bogeys dented his hopes of a maiden PGA Tour victory. Lahiri, who began the day in tied-third place at

Arun Majumdar, the Jay Precourt Professor, rofessor of mechanical engineering, and senior fellow and former co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, will be the inaugural dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. (photo: Edward Caldwell/Stanford.edu) India-West Staff Reporter PALO ALTO,

BHADOHI, (IANS) - Bhadohi, a nondescript district in Uttar Pradesh, till now known as the carpet hub in the state, has found a new identity and a global one, at that. Veer Mahan, born as Rinku Singh, being in the WWE

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Four Indian American college students Avi Gupta, Bhav Jain, Amisha A Kambath and Eshika Kaul are among the 58 exceptional college students from 53 US colleges and universities selected as 2022 Truman Scholars. The Truman

VARANASI (ANI) - “At peace with myself and the world after a visit to Varanasi. A spiritual journey that has rejuvenated the soul." These are the words posted by the 36-year-old NBA star and current Laker player after his visit

By SATISH J. SHAH DAVIS, CA – Aditya Seth flies under the radar. How else can the accomplishment of this 18-year-old sportsman escape the attention of the community? The gifted and talented young man won the World Roller Skating championship in 2021

NEW YORK, NY (IANS)– Indian American Shree Saini, 26, was named first runner-up in the Miss World 2021 pageant held in Puerto Rico on Mar.16. Her story is one of resilience over adversity. Born in Punjab, she grew up in Washington battling

India-West Staff Reporter PONTE VERDE BEACH, FL - A change in equipment and nearly 36 hours of rest between the first and second round helped India's Anirban Lahiri find his mojo and finish second in this year’s special five-day edition of

India-West Staff Reporter HOUSTON, TX – With over a thousand people watching live, Indian American astronaut Raja Chari conducted his first spacewalk on Mar.15. Along with fellow NASA astronaut Kayla Barron at the International Space Station (ISS) they worked to assemble and

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY – Renowned chef and equally well recognized as a humanitarian, José Andrés, has made it known on social media that his group, World Central Kitchen has started distributing meals to Ukrainian refugees caught in disastrous

LOS ANGELES, CA – Indian Canadian comedian Lilly Singh has been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She shared a video from the hospital room and wrote, “Spent the last day in the ER because my ovaries have the AUDACITY to be wilding

Chennai, March 1 (IANS) Tamil film actress Akila Narayanan has made history by enrolling herself as a lawyer with the United States armed forces. Akila Narayanan, who made her debut with director Arul's horror thriller 'Kadampari' last year, has now enrolled

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) - Tech giant Microsoft Corporation said that Zain Nadella, son of CEO Satya Nadella and his wife Anu Nadella, has died. The software maker told its executive staff in an email that Zain, who was 26 years

With his donations, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has conveyed his message that it takes a lot more to be fulfilled and happy. India-West Staff Reporter SEATTLE, WA - The Nadella family is known for their philanthropic efforts. Last year Satya Nadella, executive

Aaron Rodgers, 38, did a 12-day ‘Panchakarma’ Ayurvedic cleanse after the end of the Green Bay Packer’s season. NFL star Aaron Rodgers Takes the Ayurvedic Route India-West Staff Reporter GREEN BAY, WI - NFL star Aaron Rodgers drew the attention of sportscasters and

Krishna Jayasankar breached the 15m mark at the US Conference Indoor Meet becoming only the second Indian woman to do so. (photo Twitter @sportsmurali) India-West Staff Reporter BIRMINGHAM, AL - 19-year-old Indian American Krishna Jayasankar representing the University of Texas at El

Washington DC. famed Rasika restaurant owner Ravi Bajaj and Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani in Ashville, NC. By BHARTI KUMAR NEW YORK, NY – In the restaurant business, one of the most sought-after awards is to be recognized by James Beard Foundation.

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Journalist and practicing neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta who joined CNN in 200, now plans to deliver “a mini-med school experience while taking the viewers on a wondrous tour of the human body.” CNN’s chief medical correspondent

The 22-year-old Jaskaran Singh is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. (IANS photo) By ARUL LOUIS CULVER CITY, CA - In a three-contest winning streak by Indian American students, Jaskaran Singh has won the premiere quiz tournament for students,

India-West Staff Reporter CLEVELAND, OH – Anjali Ranadive gave an impressive performance playing for Team Nique during the first half of the 71st NBA All Star Celebrity game that was played at the Wolstein Center here, on Feb. 18. Coaches Bill Walton

Sangita Iyer has drawn attention to the plight of Kerala’s elephants, first with her film and now with her book. (photo provided) India-West Staff Reporter TORONTO - Sangita Iyer is an Indian Canadian broadcast journalist, writer, biologist who has made waves as

India-West Staff Reporter HOUSTON, TX - Mayor Sylvester Turner has nominated an Indian American engineer and current METRO board member to serve as the next chair of the public transit agency. A press release from the Houston mayor’s office said, Sanjay "Ram"

The head of Twitter, Parag Agarwal and his wife Vineeta Agarwal are expecting their second child. His move to take paternity leave is being lauded. (photo Instagram) SAN FRANCISCO, CA (IANS) -Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, 37, is taking "a few weeks"

Dr. Manish Butte has taken on hard to solve cases, being likened to the physician on the TV show, ‘House.’ (photo tcell.mimg.ucla.edu) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - A team of UCLA researchers led by Indian American Dr. Manish Butte will

It was all snacks and fun for ‘Office’ alum Mindy Kaling on Super Bowl Sunday as she shared an interesting photo of her daughter, Kit. (photo Instagram) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The popular Indian American star Mindy Kaling posted a

Billionaire Jared Isaacman has set his eyes on three new missions to set space records. (Photo Polaris Program/John Kraus) India-West News Desk EL SEGUNDO, CA - SpaceX engineer Anna Menon will be among the crew of a unique space mission announced on

The Indian American TV star and chef Padma Lakshmi credited her late grandmother with teaching her “about life, often through food.” (photo Instagram) By India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - In a heartfelt tribute to her grandmother on Instagram, Padma Lakshmi

Harold and Dancy D’Souza have been victims themselves and now work to combat the problem of human trafficking. (Photo polariproject.org) India-West Staff Reporter CINCINNATI, OH - Governor Mike DeWine in his recent progress on Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Report featured crusader

Superstar and NBA Brand Ambassador for India, Ranveer Singh will be in Cleveland, OH soon. (photo Twitter) CLEVELAND, OH (ANI) - Actor Ranveer Singh is set to be a part of the big-ticket, star-studded NBA All-Star Celebrity Game that will be

Sustainable agriculture, vegetable production specialists, grafting fruit trees, and micropropagation are professor Dilip Nandwani's scientific interests. India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed four new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Indian American professor

India-West Staff Reporter LITTLE ROCK, AR - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) has received a multi-year grant from a Department of Defense initiative to study covert online information campaigns in

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Rajani LaRocca, an Indian American author of children’s books as well as a primary care physician, has been awarded the runners up Newbery Honor Medal for Children’s Literature for her book “Red, White and

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – The London based organization, Apolitical, has released its "100 Most Influential Academics in Government" list and featuring in it are Indian American academicians. The list, Apolitical said, highlights work that’s influenced the policymaking process by providing