NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A top political advisor has left Republican presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy's campaign to join party rival and former President Donald Trump. Brian Swensen formally resigned from his role as national political director for the Ramaswamy campaign

India-West Staff Reporter SACRAMENTO, CA –Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) has been named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Judiciary by Speaker Robert Rivas. The Assembly Committee on Judiciary’s primary jurisdictions include family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - US prosecutors on November 29  announced murder-for-hire charges against Indian national Nikhil Gupta for involvement in a foiled plot to assassinate a US citizen allegedly on behalf of an Indian government employee. Gupta was arrested by Czech

WASHINGTON DC (ANI) - The influential network associated with billionaire Charles Koch has announced the endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley in the GOP primary. The decision is expected to dramatically reshape the Republican field - roughly seven weeks before

EDISON, NJ (IANS) - A woman has sued for a 2022 car crash that left her with “severe, serious and permanent injuries.” The target of her suit is Edison Mayor Sam Joshi and the township. Joshi who was traveling eastbound in

The Foreign Policy report featured this illustration by Oriana Fenwick. India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – The leading publication on world affairs with scholarly and analytical writing, ‘Foreign Policy’ has profiled Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi’s leadership of the Congressional Select Committee on

WASHINGTON DC (ANI) - Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has questioned the current format of GOP debates and has proposed the Republican National Committee hold debates on social media platform X, the New York Post reported. His remarks come after the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A group of Khalistani supporters heckled Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu outside a gurdwara in New York and accused him of killing Sikh hardliner Hardeep Singh Nijjar and "plotted to murder" Gurpatwant

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – Indian American Reps have welcomed the four-day truce in the Israel-Hamas war, which has come into effect on November 24 after nearly seven weeks of intense fighting. Hamas has released hostages and the number would rise up

India-West Staff Reporter YORBA LINDA, CA - Local business owner Shivinder Singh has announced his candidacy for Yorba Linda City Council, vowing to champion a platform that prioritizes the preservation of Yorba Linda's unique identity. Singh, who now serves as the Chair

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - A real estate broker is among 21 candidates who have qualified to run for Congress in Alabama state's 2nd District as a Democrat. Vimal Patel, 39, will be contesting the March 5 primary next year along

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy has said that it is his Hindu faith that led him to the presidential campaign, and that as a president, he wants to make faith, family, hard work, patriotism "cool" in

By Edward Kissam          There was an audible sigh of relief in DC on November 15 after Congress approved a stop-gap funding measure to keep the government running for three more months. But if you think that means conservative lawmakers have put

India-West Staff Reporter ANNAPOLIS, MD - Governor Wes Moore and Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller gathered at the Universities at Shady Grove with members of the South Asian American community to celebrate Diwali. In a celebration hosted by the Governor’s Office of Community

India-West Staff Reporter ASHBURN, VA – Delegate and Senator-elect Suhas Subramanyam on November 16 announced his candidacy for Congress from Virginia’s 10th District. The 37-year-old, is making his bid for federal office after just winning a state Senate seat. The November

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) on November 14 announced the election of former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to a three-year term as an at-large member of the APTS board of trustees, effective

Photo: Office of Shallabh Kumar, stefanik.house.gov   WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Republican lawmakers have launched a Congressional Hindu Caucus that will be the second but largest yet for championing causes and issues related to Hindu Americans. “Today I am so excited to

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Shakuntla L. Bhaya as a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), the White House has announced. The ACUS is an independent federal agency charged with convening expert representatives from the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has requested evidence from the US -- under the mutual legal assistance treaty -- in the San Francisco Indian consulate attack case. NIA sources said 45 faces that were zeroed in through

India-West Staff Reporter  BATAVIA,OH – Republican State Senator Niraj Antani  on November 14 announced his run for Congress from Ohio's 2nd Congressional District where incumbent Brad Wenstrup has said he will be retiring from Congress. Antani is the first Hindu and Indian

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC — US Vice President Kamala Harris embraced the festive spirit of Diwali at her official residence, the Naval Observatory, amidst a world grappling with challenges. Addressing about 300 guests on November 8 who gathered on the

Photo:@NeilMakhija India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Several Indian Americans won a slew of local and state level elections held on November 7. In the much watched Viriginia polls, Suhas Subramanyam, who has represented eastern Loudoun in the House of Delegates for the

Photo: Screengrab NBC News WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - The fight between the two Indian American Republican candidates got nastier with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calling tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy "scum” for bringing up her daughter as a reference at

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Democrats won decisive victories in elections across the country on November 7 by aligning closely with abortion rights. Andy Beshear, the Democratic Governor in a deeply Republican state of Kentucky, was reelected by a convincing margin in

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Vin Gopal has been re-elected as New Jersey state senator for a third time in a row, beating his Republican challenger in the 11th Congressional district. With a total of 32,772 votes, 38-year-old Gopal garnered 58 per

OTTAWA (IANS) - Indo-Canadian Sikh poet Rupi Kaur has declined an invitation for a Diwali event November 8 which is being hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris. "I decline any invitation from an institution that supports the collective punishment of a

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal fears that the 2024 election is in “great trouble” for President Joe Biden with new polls showing him trailing in multiple battleground states. Jayapal's remarks came after a New York Times and Siena College

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) – The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that five candidates, including Indian Americans Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy, have qualified for the third presidential debate scheduled to take place in Miami on November 8. The remaining three

ELK GROVE, CA (IANS) - Congressman Ami Bera has called for immediate cessation of military operations in Gaza to get needed humanitarian aid, food, water, and medicine to struggling civilians. Gaza city and northern Gaza have been “largely cut off” from

India-West Staff Reporter HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – At their 21st Annual Gala earlier this fall, Leyden Family Service, and the Start Here Addiction Rehabilitation & Education (SHARE) Program honored Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi as their ‘Person of the Year’ for his dedication

PORTLAND, OR (IANS) - Susheela Jayapal, the sister of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, has launched her bid for Congress. A former county commissioner in Oregon, Susheela Jayapal announced that she was looking to succeed Democratic Representative Earl Blumenauer, who said earlier this

Photo:@VivekGRamaswamy India-West News Desk MANCHESTER, NH - GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and Rep. Ro Khanna debated on November 1 at the St. Anselm College's New Hampshire Institute of Politics. The hour-long event showed their fundamental differences. Both Indian Americans are known to

Photo: Wikipedia India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – The new House Speaker Mike Johnson has tapped Raj Shah to be his deputy chief of staff for communications. The Indian American who has played the roles of deputy press secretary and deputy assistant to

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - In a setback for Jhansi Reddy, a member of the Congress party, her application for Indian citizenship has been denied by Indian authorities. Jhansi Reddy, who holds American citizenship, had aspired to contest on the Congress ticket

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) – Indian American students at Harvard have been trapped in JNU-style flippant radicalism in supporting Hamas along with their South Asian peers in the tide of anti-Israel activism sweeping the US academia. Four South Asian groups with

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Vice-President Kamala Harris has said that Washington has "absolutely no intention" to send combat troops to Israel or Gaza. Israel has a right to defend itself, but Palestinians deserve "equal measures of safety and security", Harris said

MANCHESTER, NH (IANS) - Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy and Democratic congressman Ro Khanna are set to square off on November 1 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, here. The two Indian Americans will debate on

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Shri Thanedar, has removed himself from the membership of the Democratic Socialists of America after the group promoted a pro-Palestinian rally a day after Hamas' deadly terrorist attack on Israel. Thanedar cited what he called

WASHINGTON, DC (IANS) - Former State Department official Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir has been picked by President Joe Biden to serve as Ambassador to Indonesia. A career foreign service officer, Lakhdhir has served in the Department of State for almost 30 years,

India-West Staff Reporter WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, commended the Biden administration's announcement of a settlement connected to the family separation policy implemented during the Trump Administration. In a statement,

Photo: @VP WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Voicing concern for the civilian population of Palestine, Vice President Kamala Harris on October 19 expressed her support for their freedom and self-determination and said that Hamas does not represent the rights of Palestinians. The Vice

Photo: Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley and U.S. Mission to the UN India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC - Vivek Ramaswamy has strongly expressed his belief that Nikki Haley, his rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, should be disqualified from running for the

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Fresh out of the second Republican primary debate, presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is set to debate with Democratic congressman and fellow Indian American Ro Khanna on race, identity, and the American dream. Khanna, also known for

EXETER, NH (IANS) − Americans need to stand behind Israel − and that includes former President Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said October 12. “While we have their back now that they’ve been hit, what’s more important is that

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – Standing "firmly" with Israel, several Indian American politicians swiftly condemned the unprecedented and unexpected terror attack by the Palestinian Hamas militant group. Palestinian militants launched the attack on southern Israel on October 7, firing rockets from

India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA – Here is what they said after California Governor Gavin Newsom on October 7, vetoed SB-403, popularly known as the caste bill. Ajay Shah, President, World Hindu Council of America: When politically motivated California assembly and senate succumbed

Photo: @CAgovernor India-West News Desk SACRAMENTO, CA – Declaring the bill “unnecessary,” California Governor Gavin Newsom's vetoed the bill that has been dividing the Hindu community and was aimed at explicitly outlawing caste discrimination in the state. The proposed law would have integrated caste

India-West News Desk CONCORD, NH - Nikki Haley's momentum appears to be gaining genuine traction. According to a recent poll of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, the former South Carolina governor is now running ahead of Florida Governor Ron

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) - Following the ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on October 3, I Vivek Ramaswamy has said that the resultant chaos is a positive thing, according to The Hill. “The point of removing the House Speaker was to

India-West News Desk WASHINGTON, DC – “The dysfunction we are seeing right now on the Republican side of the aisle in the House is not something I take any joy in. The American people deserve a government that is able to