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