Study Says UK South Asians at Higher Risk of Depression
South Asians are five times more likely to be severely depressed following cancer diagnosis in Britain, according to new research.
Sumita Batra Releases Book on ‘The Art of Mehndi’
Ziba Beauty CEO Sumita Batra announced May 20 the U.S. launch of her new book, “The Art of Mehndi: Henna Body Decoration.”
Researcher Claims Breakthrough in Robotic Cancer Surgery
Akash Singh of Sacramento, Calif., claims that his research in medical imaging may enable physicians to more easily detect cancer and brain diseases in patients who are unaware of their condition.
Two KSU Profs Honored with Endowed Appointments
Kansas State University's College of Engineering recently recognized the accomplishments of electrical and computer engineering professors Anil Pahwa and Bala Natarajan with endowed appointments.
Indian Americans Convene Aam Aadmi Party Convention
Approximately 300 Indian Americans from 20 U.S. cities gathered here May 18 for a day-long convention organized by American supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party.
Obama Praises Contributions of Asian Americans
President Barack Obama praised the role of Asian-American and Pacific Islanders in building America at a May 29 White House reception attended by many high profile AAPI community leaders from around the United states.
Premal Shah Honored as Crowdfunding ‘Champion of Change’
The White House June 4 honored Premal Shah, the Indian American president and co-founder of Kiva.org. as one of 12 people who are Crowdfunding “Champions of Change.”
Ash Jain Named to American Heart Association Board
Dr. Ash Jain, a cardiologist who practices at Washington Hospital in Fremont, Calif., has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the American Heart Association Western States affiliate, which serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah a
24 Sets of Twins Aim to Break Guinness Record
Kiran Awatramani (left) and her twin sister Chiara are one of 24 sets of twins from Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, Ill.
Trial for Alleged Killer of Duke Student to Begin in July
Five years after a Duke University engineering student was brutally killed in his Durham, North Carolina, apartment, a trial is expected to be set in motion July 15 for his alleged killer.
Hate Crime Charges Added for Attacker of Elderly Sikh Man
A homeless man who is suspected of brutally beating an elderly Sikh man in Fresno, Calif., pleaded not guilty May 28 to charges of attempted murder, felony elder abuse and hate-motivated crime.
FBI Board Approves Adding Sikhs, Hindus to Crime Reports
Civil rights activists hailed an FBI advisory board decision June 5 which would add Hindus, Sikhs, Arabs and other ethnic minorities to a report that tracks hate crimes.
Sam Khan Loses Mayor Bid in Edison; Prasad Joins Race
Businessman Abrar “Sam” Khan lost June 4 in the Republican primary for mayor of Edison, N.J. (I-W, May 3).
Mukherjee Attends Vivekananda Commemoration
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee May 31 attended the commemoration here of the 120th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Voyage from Mumbai to Chicago.
Statue of Goddess Saraswati Installed in DC
Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, has gifted an imposing 16-foot statue of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of education and wisdom, to the American capital city here.