WASHINGTON, DC - The Indian Embassy here and its five consulates in the US will hold an open house every fortnight starting from Jan. to address the grievances of people on issues related to visa, passport and Overseas Citizens of India card. “I would like to announce an initiative today. We would institute from the first week of January next year an open house in the Indian Embassy,” Indian Ambassador to the USNavtej Sarna,
BENGALURU - Anticipating a more protectionist US technology visa program under a Donald Trump administration, India’s $150 billion IT services sector will speed up acquisitions in the United States and recruit more heavily from college campuses in the US. Indian companies including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro have long used H1-B skilled worker visas to fly computer engineers to the US,
WASHINGTON, D.C - Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam offered Americans of all faiths the mantra of "creeds, seeds and deeds" to heal after one of America's most divisive presidential elections. Mahatma Gandhi told us, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," he recalled receiving the prestigious Interfaith Leadership Award here Nov 20 from a group bringing together...
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PLACENTIA,CA- Radha Raman Temple of greater LA area celebrated Diwali and New Year with fun and food. The program began with Himani Vaishnav and Kandarp Shah performing a prayer to Lord Ganesh which was followed by lighting of the lamp by chief guests Devendra and Vibha Agarwal accompanied by Biren Patel,
NEW DELHI-The National Basketball Association on Nov 22 announced its plans to launch NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training centre in the national capital for the top male and female prospects from across the nation. NBA Academy India, the first of its kind in the country and NBA’s fifth elite training centre globally, will be fully funded by the NBA and will open in April 2017. The NBA will conduct a national scouting...
LOS ANGELES, CA-Contrary to mainstream exit poll results, the 2016 national Asian-American Election Eve Poll reveals that Asian-Americans voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by wide margins (75% to 19%), well-above the 47.7% support she garnered in the general national electorate. Ethnically, Asian American support for Clinton was as follows: Indian (87%),Chinese (69%), Filipino (78%), Korean (65%), Vietnamese (74%),
NEW DELHI - Linda, a 34-year-old tourist from Sweden, has been facing a traumatic time standing in bank queues for the past few days to get cash. Apart from the shortage of cash, she has had to suffer people clicking her photo without permission, getting stalked and even listening to lewd comments passed at her. Since the demonetisation move a week ago, Linda and other foreign tourists are an upset lot. "For the last three days...
NEW YORK - With the race for the White House tightening, Indian-American Democrats are making a push to get their community to turn out to vote for Hillary Clinton, saying she's been a steadfast friend of Indians and India. Leaders of "Indian Americans for Democrats and Friends of Hillary for President" appealed in particular to Indians living in states expected to play a key role in the presidential elections next week saying that despite...
WASHINGTON,D.C.- Indian women rank third after their Mexican and Chinese peers among foreign mothers giving birth to children in the U.S. with Asian immigrants increasingly accounting for a larger share, according to a latest study. Among new foreign-born U.S. mothers from the top 10 sending locations, those from India stand out for their low share of births outside marriage (one percent),
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama celebrated Diwali by lighting the first-ever diya in his Oval office at the White House. It was his last Diwali as US President and he hoped his successors would continue the tradition. "This year, I was honoured to kindle the first-ever diya in the Oval Office -- a lamp that symbolizes how darkness will always be overcome by light," he said, according to a statement issued by...