NEW YORK - After a four-month campaign from 12,000 kilometres away for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Overseas Friends of BJP-USA (OFBJP) is planning celebrations in 20 cities for the party's victory, according to its President Krishna Reddy Anugula. He told IANS on Thursday that over 1,000 volunteers from his organisation participated in phone bank call-a-thons that made more than 1 million calls to people in India asking them...
HOUSTON - A team from Georgia Institute of Technology, including an Indian-American student, has won "Hearthstone Collegiate Championship", part of the first-ever ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship. Shiv Chopra along with two Georgia Tech teammates swept off Minnesota team 3-0 in the finals here late Saturday. The match was streamed live on ESPN3 and Twitch.tv, an ESPN platform.
LOS ANGELES,CA - The Kings, a hip-hop dance crew from Mumbai, are the new rulers of the American reality television show “World of Dance”. Their choreographer Suresh Mukund however says, after this victory, the 15-member crew is done with dance competitions. Talking about the group’s last performance at the competition, Mukund said, “We did a ‘Baahubali’ act in India two years ago that went viral,
WASHINGTON - In a new travel advisory, the US State Department has ordered the departure of all school-age family members of American government employees in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The advisory issued on Friday also authorised the voluntary departure of non-emergency US government employees and family members. "Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka.
NEW YORK - The American India Foundation honoured Dell Technologies Chairman and CEO Michael Dell and Aditya Puri, the Managing Director of Indias largest private sector bank of HDFC, at its annual gala in here. The gala raised nearly $3 million, with a third of that amount committed by Indian American technology entrepreneurs Bharat Desai and Neerja Sethi, the American Bazaar reported on Thursday.
NEW YORK - The US announced on Monday it is ending the waiver given to India to buy Iranian oil and has threatened sanctions if it did not comply with the embargo. Announcing the end of the waivers, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero,
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American political action committee (PAC) has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris of Indian and Jamaican descent for the US presidential race. "In such a critically important election, one that will shape policy and politics for generations to come, Indian Americans can't afford to stay on the sidelines," the Indian American Impact Fund's co-founder Raj Goyle said in a statement...
SAN FRANCISCO - Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has offered to help the residents of California's Sacramento County who might be having issues with filing of taxes. Bera, the US Representative for California's 7th Congressional District, has been representing the Sacramento County since 2013. He announced on his Twitter handle that his office was eager to help in whichever way it can, the American Bazaar reported.
BY A STAFF REPORTER
CERRITOS, CA - In the packed Crystal Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel here, Rishi Desai won the top India Heritage award of $2500 and revolving trophy in the high school category at the 33rd annual awards function on April 7. The scholarship award was instituted by Sanjiv & Rajesh Chopra in memory of their parents...
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CANOGA PARK, CA - The Overseas Friends of BJP, in what is slated to be the first in the series of seven ‘Chai Pe charcha’ events to be held every week across SoCal, met on Mar.31 here to show support for the re-election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming elections in India. The event drew more than a hundred people...