WASHINGTON - The Indian American community in Houston has presented $100,000 to Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old American who was shot while trying to save Indian techies Srinivas Kuchibotla and Alok Madasani during a shooting in Kansas. The Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna, presented the cheque to Grillot at the annual India House gala in Houston on Saturday evening, The American Bazaar news portal reported.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he is nominating Indian-American federal judge Amul Thapar for elevation to an appeals court, the second highest level of the US judiciary. Appeals courts are just below the Supreme Court. Thapar was on the shortlist of Trump's picks for the Supreme Court that was announced during last year's election campaign. Describing him as "the son of Indian-American...
WASHINGTON,D.C.- Indian-Americans, particularly Hindus and Sikh, have become victims of Islamophobia and xenophobia in the US, the community members said as they held an awareness rally against hate crimes in front of the White House seeking President Donald Trump’s intervention in the matter. “Hindus have been recently affected and victimised (in the US) as a result of Islamophobia. It does affect our community as well,”
NEW YORK,NY-Celebrated master portraitist Raja Ravi Varma and S. H. Raza were in high demand at Sotheby’s bi-annual sales of “Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art” and “Indian and Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art” here. The highlight of Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale was the untitled (Damyanti) painting by Raja Ravi Varma who was declared a national art treasure by the Indian government...
NEW DELHI - The US has told India that there is no significant change in its H1-B visa regime, Parliament was informed on Monday Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour that India is vigorously articulating its concerns on visa policy to the new American administration, which has assured there is no significant change in the H1-B visa regime. "The fear, at least for 2017, is not proved to be correct.
WASHINGTON - Indian-American engineer Karun Sreerama has been named to head Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering by the city's Mayor Sylvester Turner. If confirmed, the 53-year-old Hyderabad native would start work from April 3 and would become the city's first Asian department director in the process, reported the Houston Chronicle newspaper on Friday. Sreerama would replace retiring director Dale Rudick as...
WASHINGTON - The US state of Kansas has declared March 16 as "Indian American Appreciation Day" to honour Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla who was killed in an apparent hate crime. Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and his friend Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white man who earlier served in the US Navy, shot them at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe on February 22. Purinton reportedly got into a row with the...
NEW YORK - A second executive order by US President Donald Trump on immigration has prompted foreign students and researchers, including those from India, to look elsewhere for educational, training and job opportunities, according to a report. In January, Trump's initial executive order took effect barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen --
WASHINGTON - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that five Chicago-based universities will launch the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) Program. The universities -- Columbia College, DePaul University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University and Northwestern University -- will work with the city of Chicago and sponsor between 10 to 20 visas for start-up founders in the first year of the programme,
WASHINGTON,D.C.- Indian-American Seema Verma has been confirmed by the US Senate to head the government’s insurance programmes putting her in a pivotal role to steer President Donald Trump’s controversial healthcare reform. Her appointment as the Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services faced considerable opposition from the Democrats and she was confirmed by a vote of 55-43 on Mar 14.