Sant Nirankari Mission Celebrates ‘Unity in Diversity’
The Sant Nirankari Mission, Southern California branch, organized an inspiring event based on the theme “Unity in Diversity” here April 19, which attracted people from all walks of life irrespective of their color, caste and creed.
Rep. Mike Honda Introduces Freedom of Faith Act
California Congressman Mike Honda introduced April 10 the Freedom of Faith Act (H.R. 4460), which will make permanent a special immigrant provision for non-minister religious workers.
Indian American Youths Among State Geography Bee Winners
Sohan Shah of Delaware, Nikhil A. Krishna of Kentucky, Amrit Singh of Idaho, Aniket Dehadrai of Oklahoma, Asha Jain of Wisconsin and Mantra Dave of Illinois were among those named state Geography Bee 2014 winners thus far, and won $100 in their respective competitions.
Rep. Ami Bera Outpaces GOP Challengers in Fundraising
In his reelection campaign in the 7th Congressional District, Democratic Congressman Ami Bera of Elk Grove, Calif., outpaced his three Republican challengers in fundraising for the first quarter of 2014.
3 Indian Americans Named to NJ State Board of Medical Examiners
Governor Chris Christie recently announced the appointments of three Indian American doctors to the State Board of Medical Examiners, and reappointed a fourth to the Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board.
Widows Living With Children No Happier Than Living Alone
Social scientists have recently concluded that Indian American widows living with their adult children were neither happier, nor less lonely, than those who chose to live by themselves.
U.C. Berkeley Student Asks Hillary Clinton the ‘Big’ Question
Vrinda Agarwal, a student at the University of California at Berkeley, asked Hillary Rodham Clinton the $64,000 question on everyone’s mind at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference at Arizona State University at Tempe.
Rice University Sophomore Wins Truman Scholarship
Hira Baig of Sugar Land, Texas, was named one of 59 recipients of the 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, it was announced April 16.
Subir Chowdhury Puts Bangladesh Studies on U.C.’s Map
For management efficiency expert Subir Chowdhury, his gift of $1 million to establish the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California at Berkeley will help remove a blind spot in South Asian studies in the U.S. by focusing cutting-edge research on modern
Top Students Honored at IAHF Indian Heritage Awards
An intimate crowd filled the Catalina Room of the Hilton Hotel here in downtown Long Beach April 20 to honor more than a dozen students at the 28th Annual Indian Heritage Awards presented by the Indian American Heritage Foundation.
White House Honors Rajendra Singh as ‘Champion of Change’ for Solar Deployment
The White House honored Clemson professor Rajendra Singh April 17 as a “Champion of Change” for his efforts to promote and expand solar deployment in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
Nina Davuluri Wants Suspension of Student Over Prom Reconsidered
Miss America Nina Davuluri is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly, according to the Associated Press.
Asylum Seekers Call Off Hunger Strike at Texas ICE Center
A group of 37 Indian political asylum seekers jailed at the El Paso, Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement Center called off an eight-day hunger strike Apr. 16.
Man Arrested, Charged With Hate Crime for Attacking Sikh Professor
A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said April 19.
Female Computer Whizzes Win Big at IBM Mainframe Contest
Indian American business analyst Mugdha Kadam, 28, and Shahini Sengupta, a student at the RCC Institute of Information Technology in Kolkata, made it to the list of the top five winners of IBM’s grueling Master the Mainframe competition, it was announced April 14.