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.
Rishi Desai Wins Top Heritage Award
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...
By A STAFF REPORTER
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...
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.