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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

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - The Indian American Pulitzer-winning editor and vice president of Gannett-owned Detroit Free Press, Peter Bhatia, has said he will step down next year to save the jobs of his staff members from impending companywide layoffs. Bhatia,

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Indian American Columbia University Professor Shree K. Nayar, has been awarded Japan's prestigious Okawa Prize for his seminal work on computer vision and computational imaging. Nayar, the T.C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Engineering,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - US Vice President Kamala Harris has been ranked number three on Forbes' 19th annual list of 'World's 100 Most Powerful Women' of 2022 which was topped by European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen "for her

MEDFORD, MA (IANS) - Indian American academician Sunil Kumar has been appointed the next president of Tufts University -- the first person of color to occupy the position. Kumar, Provost, and Senior Vice President for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University

Shreyas Hallur, Atharv Gupta, Veer Sangha, Amisha Kambath, Jupneet Singh NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Five Indian American students have been selected from a pool of 840 applicants to join the ranks of Rhodes Scholars Class of 2023. Shreyas Hallur, Atharv Gupta,

LONDON, (IANS) - Venki Ramakrishnan, Indian-born British and American structural biologist, and Nobel laureate has been appointed by King Charles III to the Order of Merit. Hailing from the temple town of Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan, 70, has

Indian American businessman Arun Gandhi was recently honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, given with recognition from AmeriCorps and the office of the President of the United States for “lifelong commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.”

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Neema Roshania Patel, a founding editor of The Washington Post’s site for millennial women, The Lily, succumbed to gastric cancer on October 24 at a hospital here. She was 35. Patel joined The Post in 2016

India-West Staff Reporter SUGAR LAND, TX - Entrepreneur and University of Houston alumnus Brij Agrawal and his wife, Sunita, have pledged $1 million to fund manufacturing laboratory equipment at the University of Houston College of Technology building here. The building’s ground

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Indian American health justice lawyer Priti Krishtel has been chosen as this year’s McArthur Fellow for exposing inequities in the patent system to increase access to affordable, life-saving medications on a global scale.The MacArthur Fellowship, which

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Warner Bros. Television has named Parul Agrawal to the role of senior vice president and head of drama development.A Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, alumna, Agrawal has developed well-regarded shows such as the

TOKYO, (IANS) - Sahith Theegala, the Indian American, who took the PGA Tour by storm last season with a series of superb performances in his rookie year 2021-22, is ready for new challenges. About the tournament, Zozo Championship, which he has

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Seven Indian American women have made it to the Forbes' '50 over 50' list of 200 entrepreneurs, investors, creators, and entertainers. While Manjusha Kulkarni, co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, is listed in the 'Impact' section, the

DAVIS, CA (IANS) – Indian American biomedical scientist Maitreyee Wairagkar has been shortlisted for the 'Inspiring Women in Science' award by the leading scientific journal Nature for developing advanced neurotechnology using artificial intelligence. Wairagkar, who is currently a post-doctoral scholar at

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Four Indian American teenagers have received the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for making a positive difference in people's lives, communities, and the environment. The winners include Karina Samuel, 17, from FL; Karun Kaushik, 17,

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - An Indian American researcher-led team has confirmed for the first time how dwarf galaxies remain intact despite vigorous star formation, as our Milky Way's largest satellite galaxies are, indeed, protected by a shield. With the help of

Raj Khalon, to support agriculture in the region, has given $5million to Merced College. Seen here with Indian Consul General Dr.T.V. Nagendra Prasad India-West News Desk MERCED, CA - Merced College on September 15 formally inaugurated the 29,000-square-foot Raj Kahlon Agriculture and

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - On September 21 the US Senate voted to confirm Indian American Dr. Arati Prabhakar as the next director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). With this, she becomes the first

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – The White House has named Indian American economist Aaron “Ronnie” Chatterji as its Coordinator for the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act’s historic $50 billion investment in the semiconductor industry at the National Economic

India-West Staff Reporter YUBA CITY, CA - Didar Singh Bains known as the Peach King of California and one of the richest Sikh farmers in North America, died at his home on September 13. He was 84. Bains is survived by wife Santi,

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Two Indian Americans Manu Asthana and Madhu Beriwal have been named to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). The two will be part of a group of 24 members on the advisory council.   The individuals

LONDON, (IANS)- Jay Shetty will be officiating Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's wedding in following their impromptu July Vegas nuptials, at Affleck’s Riceboro estate in Georgia. Shetty, who is a former Hindu monk, podcaster, and celebrity life coach officiated the wedding of

LOS ANGELES, CA (IANS) - Indian American model, TV host, author, and activist Padma Lakshmi sent her good wishes to her former husband and Indian-born writer Salman Rushdie as he recovers from severe injuries sustained from stabbing. Lakshmi, who was married

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Investment banker and former chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank, Anshu Jain, passed away on August 13. He was 59-year-old. "Anshu Jain, age 59, passed away overnight after a fierce, five-year battle with duodenal cancer," his

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Indian American journalist and original Fox News anchor Uma Pemmaraju has died. She was 64. "We are deeply saddened by the death of Uma Pemmaraju, who was one of Fox News Channel's founding anchors and

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Indian British author Salman Rushdie, was attacked August 12, on stage at an event here. The author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck by a

India-West News Desk SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Arizona lawyer Roopali H. Desai will be the first Indian American woman to serve as a judge on the 9th circuit court. The Senate voted 67-29 on August 4 to confirm her to the

India-West News Desk CHARLESTON, SC - The daughter of Nikki Haley, is officially engaged. The former UN Ambassador under Donald Trump tweeted the announcement on July 24. The former South Carolina governor said, “He asked…She said yes!” alongside photos of daughter Rena

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Hyde Park Entertainment Group CEO Ashok Amritraj has joined the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai. “Cedars-Sinai’s tradition of excellence in advancing scientific breakthroughs, pioneering innovation, and accelerating the pace of medical discovery is world-renowned. It

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY- Actor Bradley Cooper and former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin have been dating secretly for months, Page Six has reported. It also said Vogue Editor and icon who knows both parties well, introduced the two. Abedin

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY – Indian American Gita Gopinath, the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, has become the first woman to be featured on the 'wall of former chief economists' of the IMF. She also becomes

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – President Joe Biden has announced the recipients of the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom and Khizr Khan is among the 17 Americans named. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords are on the list.

DETROIT, MI (IANS) - Tokyo Olympian wrestler Deepak Punia will join compatriot and Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia for a government-funded training camp at Michigan University ahead of the Commonwealth Games. The Union Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme will

DETROIT, MI (IANS) - Rajendra Bothra, an Indian American doctor, and three other physicians were acquitted of charges related to federal allegations they operated a Warren-based prescription drug mill, the media reported. Bothra of Bloomfield Hills the accused mastermind; along with

File photo of Aditya Sood, film Producer for ‘The Martian,’ when he moderated a panel discussion about NASA's journey to Mars.  (photo:NASA/Joel Kowsky) India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - Indian American producer, Aditya Sood who has backed super-hit Hollywood films like 'Deadpool',

India-West Staff Reporter IRVINE CA -The City of Irvine, on June 14, at a regular city council meeting recognized Ramya Harishankar and Harish Murthy as ‘Distinguished Citizens’ and placed their names on a ‘Wall of Recognition’ created for such honorees at

India-West Staff Reporter IRVINE, CA -Pramod Kunju, a 2022 graduate of the Master’s in Criminology Program at the University of California, Irvine was honored at the June 11 Commencement with a Research Excellence Award for his research on the impact of