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Killer of Store Clerk in Botched Robbery Gets Life Sentence
Ronnie Javier Cavazos was sentenced to life in prison for killing Modesto, Calif., store clerk Randeep Singh, who had arrived in the U.S. only three months earlier. (Stanislaus County Jail photo)
Killer of Store Clerk in Botched Robbery Gets Life Sentence
An alleged gang member, convicted of killing a young Modesto, Calif., store clerk who had arrived in the U.S. only three months earlier, was sentenced to life in prison Apr. 1 in Stanislaus County, Calif. Superior Court.
     
    Novelist Hari Kunzru of Brooklyn, N.Y., has received a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. (Jamie Diamond photo)
    South Asians Exemplify Diversity of Guggenheim Fellowships
    For Ashvin Vishwanath, a professor of physics at the University of California at Berkeley, winning a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship represents more than just a validation of his research.
      Bangalore-born poet Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize April 14 for his book of poems titled “3 Sections.” (Sally Gall photo/Graywolf Press)
      Indian American Poet Vijay Seshadri Wins Pulitzer Prize
      Vijay Seshadri was named the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry April 14 for his fourth collection of poems, titled “3 Sections.”
        Miss America Nina Davuluri arrives at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York City Feb. 1. (Getty Images)
        Miss America Nina Davuluri to Join White House Easter Egg Roll
        Nina Davuluri, the first Indian American and second Asian American to be chosen as Miss America, is set to be one of the readers on the Storytime Stage at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll Apr. 21.
          Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, testifies before a subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Shah was questioned on the agency's secret 'Cuban Twitter' initiative and the fiscal year 2015 budget request for USAID. (Getty Images)
          USAID’s Rajiv Shah at Center of Senate Review of 'Cuban Twitter'
          The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development April 10 to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.
            Salman Khan, founder and executive director of the Khan Academy in Mountain View, Calif., has been named a member of the Commerce Department’s inaugural Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship. (Khan Academy photo)
            Obama Names Khan Academy Founder Entrepreneurship Ambassador
            The U.S. Commerce Department has announced the first group of members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship, a group of successful business leaders who will act as ambassadors and have a dialogue with policy makers globally on how to create an environment where creativity, inn
              New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah. (AP photo)
              NY Health Commissioner Nirav Shah Steps Down for Calif. Job
              New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the Health Department said April 9.
                Software engineer Raghunandan Yandamuri is on trial for killing a 10-month-old baby girl and her grandmother.
                No Color Photos at Trial, Asks Attorney of Accused Baby Killer
                Noting that there are several gory images, defense attorneys for a software engineer accused of killing a 10-month-old baby and her grandmother have asked the court to depict all photos of the crime scene in black and white.
                  File photo of Preet Bharara. (Getty Images)
                  Now Preet Bharara Takes on New York Governor
                  New York's Indian American prosecutor Preet Bharara, who is known in India for his dogged prosecution of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, has now taken on the state's Governor Andrew M. Cuomo over his decision to shutter an anti-corruption commission as part of a deal with legislators for an e
                    Mahfuz Huq. (Steuben County photo)
                    Bangladeshi Fugitive Sentenced in Indiana in 1989 Killing
                    Eight years' work by an Indiana State Police detective has brought to conclusion a murder case that rattled the Steuben County community, reports the Herald Republican newspaper.
                      Opening remarks at the town-hall meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh.
                      US Envoy to Bangladesh Visits San Francisco Bay Area
                      U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena said he considers Bangladesh as the country with the eighth largest population, the third largest Muslim population and one with deep strategic interest to America.
                        Priyanka Bakaya. (Forbes photo)
                        Australian of Kashmiri Descent Turns Plastic Waste into Oil
                        Australian Priyanka Bakaya, a woman of Kashmiri descent, has developed a way to turn unwanted plastic waste into oil and diesel fuel.
                          A working model of the statue of Sardar Patel being sculpted by Joe Menna.
                          American Artist Designing Sardar Patel’s 597-foot Statue
                          South Jersey-raised University of the Arts grad Joe Menna is creating a design to build the world’s largest statue in India.
                            Bobby Jindal, along with Jeb Bush, is starring in a new ad for a group seeking to rebrand the Republican Party. (Getty Images)
                            Eyeing White House, Bobby Jindal Steps Up Political Activity
                            Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will headline a major Republican fundraising event in the early primary state of South Carolina.
                              Sunil Thakkar of Masala Radio kicked off the Holi celebrations at Seabourne Creek Park.
                              Record-Breaking Crowds Throng Houston’s Sun-Kissed Holi
                              Houston’s Indian American community reveled in sheer ecstasy at Masala Radio’s sun-kissed Holi celebrations March 30.
                                Dr. Dinesh Patel.
                                Dr. Dinesh Patel Elected to Massachusetts Town Council
                                Dr. Dinesh Patel has been elected a member of the Town Meeting Council in Lexington, Mass., India New England News reported recently.

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