WASHINGTON - The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has honoured three activists for espousing the rights of Kashmiri Pandits with the 2019 Award for Advancement of Hindu Human Rights. Vijay Sazawal, Deepak Ganju and Sunil Fotedar were given the awards at HAF's 16th Annual Capitol Reception held on Monday for giving...
NEW DELHI - At the Metropolitan Museum in New York, art lovers are walking in and devouring late Indian sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee's retrospective "Phenomenal Nature" with utmost relish. Curator Shanay Jhaveri, who has turned around the axis of aesthetic ardour with his inclusion of South Asian art practices, has breathed new life into the galleries at the Met Breur.
NEW YORK - The US has no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas for Indians, a senior administration official told reporters on Friday. In a background briefing ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to India next week, the official said that he (Pompeo) "will be able to assure the Indian leadership that we have no plans to place caps on H-1B work visas"
WASHINGTON - The body of a 7-year-old Indian girl was found in a remote desert area in the US state of Arizona earlier this week, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). According to authorities, the unidentified girl "was trying to cross into the US with a group of people from her country". Her body was discovered 17 miles west of Lukeville,
WASHINGTON - Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington DC, has become the first South Asian American woman to preside over the US House of Representatives. Jayapal, who was first elected to the Congress in 2016, tweeted she was "beyond proud" to preside over the House and serve in the most diverse Congress in the nation's history. The Indian American Congresswoman also shared a clip of Tuesday's session where she...
SAN FRANCISCO - An animal rights protester jumped onto a stage and grabbed a microphone from Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris at a forum here. Approximately 10 minutes into her speech at MoveOn's Big Ideas Forum on Saturday, Harris was asked about her proposal to address the gender pay gap by the event's moderator when she was approached by a tall man dressed in black and wearing a press badge...
NEW YORK - As Narendra Modi gets into his second innings as Prime Minister, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is likely to visit India in June to discuss the path ahead for India-US relations. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday that "Pompeo will have a very robust discussion on a range of issues" with Indian leaders but did not say when. According to sources in New Delhi,
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,