LOS ANGELES, CA – The Pratham-Mody Technical Institute was inaugurated on Jan 4 in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The center is made possible by the generous donation of Sudha and Late Pravin Mody. It will train students in construction, electrical, and plumbing and is expected to graduate 600 students in its first year of operations. Additional verticals such as beauty, CNC, and healthcare are expected to be added soon.
WASHINGTON,D.C. - Indian Americans across the US have expressed solidarity with the families of the troopers who lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, by holding candlelight vigils, peaceful protests and fundraisers. In Atlanta, members of the Gujarat Samaj gathered at the Sardar Patel Bhavan in Tucker, where they held a candlelight vigil over the weekend. The event was organised as a mark of protest and to pay tributes to the...
NEW YORK - Two former high-ranking executives of the technology company Cognizant have been charged by US prosecutors in alleged $2 million bribery of Tamil Nadu government officials to get building permits for its campus in Chennai. Separately, the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC), which oversees publicly traded companies, fined Cognizant a total of $25 million for the alleged bribery.
LOS ANGELES - Falguni Shah and Prashant Mistry of Indian origin have lost at the ongoing Grammys, which is also being attended by Grammy and Oscar-winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman. London-based Indian music producer, mix and mastering engineer Prashant Mistry's album "Symbol" was nominated for the Best Immersive Audio Album at the 61st Grammy Awards. The honour went to "Eye In The Sky - 35th Anniversary Edition".
NEW YORK - US authorities have captured two alleged supporters of the deadly Pakistani terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) that was behind the 26/11 Mumbai massacre, according to John Demers, the federal Assistant Attorney-General in charge of national security. He disclosed on Friday the arrest in Texas of a teenager, Michael Kyle Sewell, who, he said, allegedly used social media to recruit and encourage someone to...
NEW DELHI - India's FDI policy on e-commerce and mandatory data localisation for global card payment companies seems to have rubbed Donald Trump on the wrong side as the US is thinking about withdrawing zero tariffs for India, sources said. The US Trade Representative is reviewing the preferential arrangement for India wherein the US charges no tariff on certain exports from India to the US under the Generalized System...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi have sought details of the sting operation carried out by the US Department of Homeland Security resulting in detention of at least 129 students from India. In multiple raids last month, federal authorities arrested 130 students, including 129 Indians, enrolled as students in an alleged fraudulent university in Metro Detroit area and working across...
WASHINGTON - Indian American Representative Niraj Antani will run for the Ohio state Senate in 2020. The Republican, who is currently serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives, is the youngest Indian American and Hindu American elected official in the US at age 27, the American Bazaar reported. He also holds the distinction of being the second Indian American elected official in Ohio's history and also the...
WASHINGTON - A CNN anchor has apologised for a tweet in which he appeared to suggest that Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris, who announced her 2020 presidential bid earlier this week, needed to prove that she was born in the US. CNN'S Chris Cuomo said during an appearance on ABC News on Thursday that he "screwed up" and that the tweet, which he sent on Tuesday, was misinterpreted, reports The Hill magazine. The anchor's since deleted tweet said:
PHOENIX,AZ - Sanjana Ramesh grew up playing sports. Outside her home in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Ramesh often competed against her older brother in soccer and badminton, honing her competitive spirit. She started playing basketball at 12 as a hobby with friends. By 13, she was playing for her state team. Basketball quickly transformed into her favorite sport, according to an ABC News report. On Jan 16, Ramesh put pen to paper. On the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Assoc.