WASHINGTON,D.C.- Uttam Dhillon, White House lawyer, has been appointed as the new head of the crucial Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that combats the smuggling and use of narcotics. Dhillon, who till recently worked in the White House as Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump, took up the role of Acting Director of the DEA on Jull 3. “With one American dying a drug overdose every nine minutes,
CYPRESS,CA - Aryav Sheth, a third grade student from Margaret Landell Elementary School here has won first place in his age category for his submission in the 2018 International Aviation Art Contest. This year’s theme was “Flight into the Future.” In December, Sheth won first place in his age group in the 28th Annual John Wayne Airport Student Art Contest. In February, he advanced to the state level contest where he took second place.
BY MANSI MOTWANI
LOS ANGELES, CA - “Films are shot on locations and made on an Editor’s Table”, reads the website homepage of Aashish Mayur Shah, an award-winning film editor currently based out of Los Angeles. His display of work includes over 350 projects, ranging from commercial ad films, documentaries and feature films. Speaking with IJ,
LOS ANGELES, CA - From promoting childhood education to improving company strategy and customer service, Ruchi Singh sees the vast potential of using data to improve lives. “I have a vision to use my knowledge and passion to solve real-life problems using data science,” Singh says. “I believe that by analyzing the data being collected will help make better business decisions, equip children to learn and elders to live comfortably.”
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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA - Krishnaraj Puduktai Vasudevan who is part of the Rancho Cucamonga Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which is a FEMA funded program affiliated with Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department, for the past three years, was recently honored by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department Chief...
WASHINGTON,D.C.- Indian-American Indira Talwani has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in Massachusetts, making her the first Asian Pacific American federal judge in this state. Talwani, in her 50s, was confirmed by the Senate by 94-0 votes. She is the first person of Asian descent to serve as judge in Massachusetts and in the First Circuit, which includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico and...
LOS ANGELES, CA - The bodies of all four members of an Indian family, which perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the Eel river, have been found, the authorities said. Searchers recovered the submerged bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, and his daughter, Saachi, 9, from the Eel River in Leggett, on April 16, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on April 16.
WASHINGTON,D.C.- US first Sikh Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Arjan Singh Bhullar has made a partnership with the National Sikh Campaign to use his sporting event to increase awareness and education about Sikhs in the US and to increase the interest and representation of the Indian community in the sports. Founder NSC Rajwant Singh said that Arjan Singh Bhullar would wear his turban during...
BY DEVIKA C. MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - Kids are best known for their creativity and Falu’s Bazaar, a vibrant and diverse album of Indian children’s music from Falu, is a way to harness and generate that energy into building a better tomorrow. Falu’s Bazaar that was out on February 16, explores how arts and roots can be both cherished and...
IJ NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK, NY - On the eve of International Women’s Day on March 7, Neeta Bhasin, the CEO and President of ASB Communications and Event Guru, received the South Asian Empowerment Awards here from Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar in a glittering ceremony that was held at Leonards in Great Neck.