India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Amit Jani, former national Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, has been named as the acting White House liaison at the Department of Homeland Security. Born in Rajkot, Gujarat and arriving

WASHINGTON, DC  (IANS) - Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi visited Taiwan as a member of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delegation that drew Beijing’s ire. Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat who is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, met

India-West News Desk DETROIT, MI – “I am dedicated to racial, social and economic equity and justice for all. That means ensuring all Michiganders have access to early-childhood education, equitably funded K-12 schools and affordable healthcare.” With that stated platform, MI

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Previn Warren, Attorney at Motley Rice will joing the AAPI Victory Alliance as board member along with Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. and Jennifer Chau, Executive Director of

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON DC - Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), AAPI Data, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC released their bi-annual report measuring Asian American sentiment and attitudes on the issues top of mind in the lead-up

India-West News Desk SEATTLE, WA – The man arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime against Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal was released from jail on July 27. Seattle police released him because they could not say with certainty that he told the

India-West Staff Reporter SAN RAMON, CA  – San Ramon Councilmember Sabina Zafar launched her campaign for Mayor of San Ramon with supporters at a local restaurant here on July 26. “Open and inclusive governance is the cornerstone of my public service,” said

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - The United States seeks to enhance its defense partnership with India in the backdrop of China's assertiveness and New Delhi's reliance on Russian military exports for its national defense, said Congressman Ro Khanna in an interview. Khanna

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – Hulu, according to reports, demanded that Indian American Democratic congressional candidate Suraj Patel, change his campaign ads removing references to abortion, climate change, or gun laws and replace it with “non-sensitive” issues before it could

India-West News Desk ANNAPOLIS, MD - Aruna Miller, 57, as the running mate of Wes Moore, is the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Moore secured the  Democratic nomination for governor beating back former Labor Secretary and DNC Chairman Tom Perez

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Speculation is rife in the US media about the presidential hopefuls for the 2024 run as polls suggest that young voters, who constitute a bulk of both the ethnic and White electorate, prefer to have

WASHINGTON, DC -  White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha told reporters while giving an update on President Joe Biden's condition, "I think infections are obviously growing given how incredibly contagious the subvariant has been."  On July 22, the White House

NEW YORK, NY (ANI) - Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has extended strong support to the Sindhi people in Pakistan against the human rights atrocities that have been inflicted upon them for years.Delivering her remarks in Congress, she raised concerns about the

India-West News Desk ANNAPOLIS, MD - Ten candidates ran in the Democratic primary election for Governor of Maryland on July 19, and at deadline time was still too close to call. Counting mail-in ballots begins July 21. But one Indian American candidate, Ashwani Jain, has conceded, tweeting, “This

India-West News Desk BOSTON, MA - Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases physician and professor at Boston University School of Medicine, has been appointed to the White House COVID-19 Response Team as senior policy adviser for global COVID response. The White House

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) traveled to central and eastern Europe to meet with “the brave men and women in uniform and discuss our efforts to support the people of Ukraine against Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion,”

DHAKA, (IANS) - A US State Department report defending the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh has angered freedom fighters for backing "a Pakistan-paid war criminal, militant-breeding party, which committed rape and genocide". Jamaat-e-Islami, which was an auxiliary force of Pakistan Army in the then

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC -The AAPI Victory Fund has appointed a new National Political Director, Shehn Datta, and National Outreach Director, Vaibhav Jain. In efforts to educate, empower, and mobilize the AAPI community’s 11 million-strong, the AAPI Victory Fund has invested

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - With less than four months to go for the midterm polls for the 435-member house of representatives, the Republican and Democratic parties seem effectively tied in the battle of the ballot for the control of

India-West News Desk SEATTLE, WA - A man has been arrested for threatening to kill Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal at her home here, The Hill reported. According to a police report, Brett Forsell was on the night of July 9, when they

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - On July 12, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, talked with author and professor Kate Bowler and how her sudden cancer diagnosis upended her world. The chat was the second of the new podcast the Department Human and

India-West News Desk DES MOINES, IO —Nikki Haley has said she will run for president in 2024 “if there’s a place for me,” the Des Moines Register reported. Haley, the paper pointed out, was an early critic of Donald Trump’s leadership on

India-West News Desk FREMONT, CA – With stories of canceled and delayed flights pouring in and seemingly to be the state of affairs over the summer, Rep. Ro Khanna, has now joined Senator Bernie Sanders and others in calls to Transportation Secretary Pete

India West News Desk LOS GATOS, CA – Vice President Kamala Harris was in the Bay Area on the last day of June for two Democratic Party fundraisers. At a private fundraiser at the house of a senior executive of Microsoft, Vice

By HINA AHMAD The recent anti-abortion ruling is not taking our country backward. It is moving our nation forward, but to a future, that is going to be far more sinister than the pre-abortion era. Here are a few reasons for

India-West News Desk SEATTLE, WA - Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, furious at the U.S. Supreme Court on abortion, is talking about having a national women’s strike. She mooted the idea at a press conference along with Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell

India-West News Desk CHICAGO, IL - Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi easily won the Democratic primary for Illinois’s eighth Congressional District. He trounced  Junaid Ahmed getting more than 70 percent of the vote. Ahmed, media reports repeatedly said, ran a campaign on religious lines,

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - The United States-India Relationship Council in a strongly worded statement, said it opposed H. Res. 1196, the anti-India resolution authored by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The resolution was introduced earlier this week in the House

Gold Star parent Khizr Khan spoke to the group on diversity and protection of democratic values in the wake of the recent SCOTUS rulings. India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – Asian American and Pacific Islander fallen service members and veterans were honored

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the Supreme Court rulings on gun control and abortion, Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) is calling on President Joe Biden to support term limits for Supreme Court justices. Last year, he had

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Indian American legal expert Anjali Chaturvedi has been nominated by President Joe Biden as General Counsel in the veteran’s affairs department. She is currently Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the US Department

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - South Asians for America, has endorsed two Indian American candidates: Steven Olikara of WI, an entrepreneur, and a nonprofit leader who is running for the U.S. Senate and Reema Rasool, a social entrepreneur, and community

BY YASHWANT RAJ WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - A pro-Pakistan US lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling for the State Department to declare India an egregious violator of religious freedom. Ilhan Omar, the Democratic member of Congress known to

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC -  President Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Arati Prabhakar to serve as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and once confirmed to this position, also as Assistant to the President for Science and

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Former New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has endorsed Suraj Patel in the city’s Democratic Congressional primary race which also features well-known candidates Reps Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. The race is for the newly

India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA -Mayor Eric Garcetti had nominated Indian American Jessica Lall to serve on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission on May 2 to fill the vacancy left by former Commissioner Kelli Bernard. Lall has now been

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has nominated Radha Iyengar Plumb to the post of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment on June 15. She is currently the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill to explore the possibility of establishing a museum of Asian Pacific American history and culture, which will include documentation of Indian Americans. During the ceremony at the White House, Biden said,

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Based on Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s recommendation,  President Biden on June 10 nominated Arun Subramanian for a federal judgeship in the Southern District of New York. Subramanian is a partner at the law firm Susman

India-West Staff Reporter TUSTIN, CA - The newly drawn California 40th Congressional District might see a face off between Democrat Asif Mahmood and GOP incumbent Young Kim in the November General Elections. As primary votes are still being counted after election night on

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – Indian American Vedant Patel, who served as an Assistant Press Secretary since January 2021, is moving to the State Department, where he will serve as Principal Deputy Spokesperson under Press Secretary Ned Price. The State Department

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Kash Patel, who was chief of staff to the acting U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Donald Trump administration, released a book on May 16, which defends the former President’s untruthful claims that the FBI began

CA Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D) India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Assembly on May 26, passed AB.2282, taking a historic step and leading the nation as the first state legislative body to legally recognize the difference between the swastika and the

WASHINGTON, DC - In an emotional address following the school shooting incident in Texas, US Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the attack on May 25 while calling for "action and taking a stand". "Enough is enough. As a nation, we must

India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA - Encino Businessman and co-founder of the test preparation company Revolution Prep, Ramit Varma, has dropped out of the LA Mayoral race.   Varma, whose candidacy as an independent did not gain too much traction, had

India-West News Desk ANAHEIM, CA –Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu facing allegations of corruption related to the sale of the Angel stadium, resigned effective May 24, according to a statement released by his attorney.  Sidhu’s Twitter account has also been shut down. On

WASHINGTON, DC - All four Indian American members of the current US Congress have expressed deep concern over the recent incident of an Indian American boy being assaulted at a school in TX, the video of which has gone viral online. In

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi who attended the event, tweeted out this image and said, “Thank you to the Indian American Impact Project for inviting me to take part in their panel discussion on the importance of representation and public service, as

India West News Desk ANAHEIM, CA – The fallout of the corruption probe into Harry Sidhu, Mayor of the city of Anaheim, has been increasingly strident calls for his removal. He has not been charged with any crime but is the subject

India-West Staff Reporter ANAHEIM, CA - Indian American and Republican Mayor of the city of Anaheim, is under federal investigation for corruption in relation to the city’s sale of Angel Stadium. Shockwaves ran through the community when word went out that Orange

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - After threatening to ‘hold’ the confirmation of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has now lifted it but said that he will vote against the nominee of President Joe Biden. The Iowa Senator

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden has named Indian American Richard Verma, a former ambassador to India, to a White House body that advises the president on the effectiveness of the country's sprawling intelligence community. Biden also named retired Admiral

India West News Desk COLUMBUS, OH - JD Vance, the Donald Trump-backed candidate who won the Republican OH primary elections for US Senate on May 3, has an Indian connect. His wife is Usha Chilukuri. Currently a litigator in the San Francisco

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J. Burns has announced the appointment of Nand Mulchandani to serve as the US spy agency's first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 25 years' experience working in Silicon Valley

By ARUL LOUIS NEW YORK, NY - The Indian Consulate General in New York has condemned a statement by the Connecticut State General Assembly purporting to show support for what it called the "Declaration of Sikh Independence". Calling it an attempt to

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Vice-President Kamala Harris has become the highest-ranking official in the current Biden administration to be infected with Covid-19 despite vaccinations as the US tries to bring a semblance of normalcy after two years of restrictions

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) -Russia has imposed personal sanctions on 29 US citizens, including Vice President Kamala Harris and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and 61 Canadian citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. A total of 29 US citizens are included in Russia's

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Shanti Sethi, a trail-blazing woman Navy veteran has been appointed defense advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris's Senior Advisor Herbie Ziskend confirmed the appointment of Sethi, who will also have the title of Executive Secretary. Sethi, who

India-West News Desk PHILADELPHIA, PA - Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is among the Indian Americans taking umbrage University of Pennsylvania professor Amy Wax for her comments about the Asian American community, while specifically disparaging Indian Americans. In an interview to the ultra-conservative talk

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden nominated Indian-American diplomat Rachna Sachdeva Korhonen as his envoy to Mali, the White House said on April 15. A career member of the US Foreign Service, Korhonen currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI)- US President Joe Biden on April 15 extended wishes to the Jain community across the world on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti and encouraged people to follow Lord Mahavir's path of non-violence, truthfulness, and compassion. Taking to Twitter,

WASHINGTON, DC - White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki praised her Indian American deputy Vedant Patel, calling him "super-talented". "I often joke with him that we give him easy assignments. We did not. It's just because he's super talented," Psaki told

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – As has been reported earlier by India-West, the nomination of Eric Garcetti to be the ambassador to India has hit a roadblock in the Senate, which must approve the appointment of envoys. The White House on

India-West Staff Reporter CHARLESTON, SC – Republican politician and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has extended her support to the newly announced congressional candidature of Sarah Palin. Palin has served as Governor of Alaska and was John McCain’s nominee for

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – “I expect to get attacked if I go on Fox News, I don’t expect to get attacked by a fox,” Democratic Congressman Ami Bera said after being bitten by a fox. The California representative was nipped

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has nominated Indian American civil rights attorney Kalpana Kotagal and certified public accountant Vinay Singh to key administration positions. Kotagal is the nominee for Commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission while Singh

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC — President Joe Biden met with two groups of Democrats at the White House on Mar.30. Representing the two groups were two Indian American congressional reps, Pramila Jayapal (WA) chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - President Joe Biden is standing by Eric Garcetti whose nomination to be the Ambassador to India has hit a roadblock at the Senate, according to a White House official. "The President has confidence in Mayor Garcetti (and)

(photo: MIT News) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - “Some professional news: I am taking a public service leave from MIT. Today, I was honored to be sworn in as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, which now

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) A new book claims there is a 'widening rift' between US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Daily Mail reported. The claims are made in forthcoming book, "This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle

WASHINGTON, DC – US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas ha announced the appointment of 33 new members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, which includes Indian American Sonal Shah. The new members of the Secretary’s Advisory Council include former

WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has nominated Indian American Puneet Talwar as Ambassador of Morocco as part of some key nominations for his administration. Talwar will have to be confirmed by the Senate. Talwar has held senior national security and foreign

CA Senator Alex Padilla with Athulya Rajakumar and her mother. (photo Twitter @ImproveTheDream) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – There are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants, including over 500,000 from India, according to a policy document issued by the Biden campaign in

India-West Staff Reporter PROVIDENCE, RI - President Joe Biden named Dr. Ashish Jha as new White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator on Mar.17, replacing Jeff Zients who has held that position for the last 14 months. Indian American Jha is dean of Brown

HONOLULU, HI (IANS) – After a storm of criticism, former congresswoman and 2020 US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has explained on Twitter that she doesn't believe there are biological weapons labs or biological weapons in Ukraine—as Russia would have it—but

Shefali Razdan Duggal says she is “genuinely committed to political advocacy.” WASHINGTON, DC - President Joe Biden has nominated Indian American political activist Shefali Razdan Duggal as his envoy to the Netherlands, according to the White House. An immigrant to the US

By BHARTI KUMAR SAN JOSE, CA - Social media is a valuable platform to connect with friends and family and learn a lot from positive information. However, it can be addictive and cause despair, depending upon the information out there. Indian American

Ritu Khanna’s investments are not against the law, one which her husband, congressman Ro Khanna, seeks to change. (photo Facebook) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Four members of Congress or their spouses have either currently or recently invested money in Russian

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi is on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and has blasted Russia for its aggression. India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC – “President Biden has brought together all our allies to punish Russia for its acts of aggression through

Kanye West, who ran for office himself hoping to translate fan following into votes and is a Donald Trump supporter, spotlighted this iconic moment which has several million views. (photo Twitter) India-West Staff Reporter MIAMI, FL - The ‘Donda Experience Performance’ Kanye

Pardeep Singh Kaleka is the executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, WI and has spoken widely about forgiveness and tolerance. (photo Sikh Coalition) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC — The hearing by members of a US House panel

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke with students at Jefferson Middle School in Washington, DC last week about mental health during the pandemic. (photo Twitter) India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - US surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy has tested positive for Covid-19. The Indian

Siva Raj a tech entrepreneur had no real political or grass roots experience but was simply fueled by the desire to see his sons do better at school. (photo Twitter) India-West Staff Reporter SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The recall by voters in

Indian American politician Nikki Haley says Olympic athletes “have got to pick a side.” ( photo Instagram) India-West Staff Reporter COLUMBIA, SC - Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said, “you're standing for freedom or you're standing for human rights

Indian American Rep. Ro Khanna offers a wide ranging view of the challenges facing modern societies dominated by the power of Silicon Valley.(Photo Facebook) WASHINGTON, DC - A book on the digital age by Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna, that seeks

Neal Katyal, a political analyst mocked Donald Trump’s document destruction on MSNBC. India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Political analyst and Indian American, Neal Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general in the Obama White House mocked the Republican National Committee with

On Feb.9, Nithya Raman announced that motions were being introduced for all new residential and commercial construction to be zero carbon in Los Angles which would mean electric heating and cooking, and energy efficient appliances. (photo Twitter) India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES,

Indian American Himanshu Patel is the founder and the managing director of Triton Electric Vehicles. (photo twitter) India-West Staff Reporter DALLAS,TX - Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) has appointed Indian American Himanshu B Patel as his chief economic development and energy infrastructure advisor

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is stepping up calls to her colleagues about seeking a caucus-wide position next year, Politico reported on Feb.4. Her approach is a stark contrast with the other dozen or so Democrats

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ajay Bhutoria, Kamal Kalsi, Smita N. Shah and Sonal Shah were among the Indian American members sworn into office by vice-president Kamala Harris on Feb.3 to White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans. President Biden’s Executive

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has named Maju Varghese as its new chief operating officer (COO). Varghese very recently stepped down as deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Military