WASHINGTON - US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has announced that her campaign raised $12 million in the first quarter of 2019 from more than 218,000 individual contributions. Harris, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, became the second major candidate to announce her first-quarter fundraising total after South Bend, Indiana,
FULLERTON, CA - Framroze “Fram” Virjee, who has been serving as interim Cal State Fullerton president for more than a year, has been appointed to the position permanently, Cal State University officials announced on Mar 20. CSU Trustee Silas Abrego said the university system conducted a national search that included many exemplary candidates, before selecting Virjee. “It became apparent that the best person to be the next president...
DUBAI - New Yorks first Indian-American state Senator Kevin Thomas, who assumed office at the beginning of this year and who was born in Dubai, is now advocating tolerance and pushing for the diversity which he had experienced in the UAE. In an exclusive to Gulf News, Thomas on Sunday shared his memories about Dubai where he was born and raised till he was 10 and then returned in 2010 for an internship.
WASHINGTON - US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has called for allocating a large federal investment to improve teacher salaries nationwide. "I'm declaring to you that by the end of my first term, we will have improved teachers' salaries so that we close the pay gap," CNN quoted the California Democrat as saying on Saturday in Houston to a group of supporters.
WASHINGTON - Four Indian American teenagers have been awarded $25,000 each for developing innovative approaches to address environmental issues. The recipients of the award are Anjali Chadha (16) of Kentucky, Preeti Sai Krishnamani (17) of Delaware, Navami Jain (17) of North Carolina and Sai Preethi Mamidala (17) of Pennsylvania, the American Bazaar daily reported. Chadha has built a device that is a sensor for...
NEW YORK - The US Senate has confirmed the appointment of a controversial Indian American jurist, Neomi Rao, to an important judgeship that was vacated by an appointee to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation on Wednesday came after days of opposition from both liberals and the hard right over her writings as an undergraduate and her perceived lukewarm stand on legal abortion.
Indian and American experts will chalk out strategies to combat air pollution caused by crop burning, vehicular emission and construction dust at a workshop that began, here on Thursday. The three-day workshop, organised by the North India Office of the US Embassy in collaboration with not-for-profit RTI International, is aimed at sharing the US best practices in combating air pollution to reduce emissions of fine-particulate matter and...
NEW YORK - US intelligence agents laid a cyber trail all the way to a fake terror camp in Pakistan, mastered idioms and style of Islamic terrorists giving a convincing portrayal of jihadis in a bid to infiltrate a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) recruitment ring. In what seemed to read like a spy-thriller their strategy led to the arrest of an American teenager, who was at the centre of an alleged conspiracy to recruit fighters for the Pakistan-based LeT,
EDISON,NJ – Kim Kumari was crowned Miss India USA, while Vidhi Dave was Mrs. India USA and Esha Kode Miss Teen India USA, at the annual pageant held recently at Fords, New Jersey. Kumari, 18, is from New Jersey and is planning to be an optometrist and help Third World nation children learn about the importance of eye care.Kim also got the Best Talent Award for her performance of Lavni,
NEW YORK - Global auction house Sotheby's on Thursday announced the details of its upcoming Asia Week sale series here, comprising eight auctions featuring a group of over 1,150 lots spanning centuries of artistic production. The wide range of Asian Art will be under the hammer for prices from $500 dollars to over $1 million dollars and range from contemporary to ancient in date, Sotheby's said in a statement.