WASHINGTON - An Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word "flipe" to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize. By correctly spelling the word that means to strip off by or as if by peeling, Navneeth Murali bested Hephzibah Sujoe, 13, of Fort Worth, Texas; Pranav Nandakumar, 13, of Austin,
WASHINGTON - A US lawmaker has introduced a new resolution to recognize Gurpurab, the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, the media reported. Many Sikh organizations across the US have been organizing events and celebrations this year's Gurpurab as it marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, who was also the first Sikh Guru,
ROBBINSVILLE,NJ - A large section of the Indian American community may be rigid and squeamish about gay relationships. But two young boys from New Jersey, Amit Shah and Aditya Madiraju, proved to the world that gay marriages deserve the same respect, celebration and traditional fanfare as any other wedding.
NEW YORK - Created between the 17th and 19th centuries for the Rajput and Pahari courts of north India, a selection of 30 paintings depicting the Ramayana will go on a year-long exhibition at The Met, America's prestigious museum. The upcoming exhibition will begin on August 10 at its South Asian Exhibition Gallery here. Its focus will be on one of the major epic narratives...
NEW YORK - A senior White House adviser says that US President Donald Trump has "a good and enduring relationship" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India tries to move beyond Trump's recent remarks about Kashmir mediation. Asked by a reporter on Thursday if Trump had made up the claim about Modi asking for his mediation on the Kashmir issue,
NEW YORK - Senior Indian diplomats in the US have thanked the authorities for the quick arrest of the assailant of a Hindu priest in the Queens, and the two US Congress members for condemning the attack. Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty met Swami Harish Chander Puri on Sunday and expressed gratitude for the "quick arrest" of the assailant.
WASHINGTON,D.C. - US lawmakers have passed a Bill aimed at lifting the current seven percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards, a development which would benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals. A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the US. Passed by the US House of Representatives, the Bill, on being signed into law,
WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI - State Bank of India's Managing Director Anshula Kant has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank Group. The appointment was announced by World Bank Group President David Malpass on Friday. Kant is currently a Managing Director of SBI where she previously also served as Chief Financial Officer.
NEW YORK - The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to help Indian technology professionals get their permanent residentship sooner by cutting short the decade-long wait they now endure, but it is facing an unexpected roadblock in the Senate. The bill sponsored by 311 Representatives from both parties was adopted on Wednesday and it will remove the limits...
WASHINGTON - US Senator Kamala Harris, riding a wave of support after her performance in the first presidential debate, raised nearly $12 million in the second quarter of the year which ended on June 30, her campaign has announced. Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, still lags behind in fundraising totals when compared alongside other 2020 Democratic contenders.