VANCOUVER-Arjan Singh Bhullar, 31, who was born in Canada to Punjabi immigrants parents, has become the first person of South Asian descent to be signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is the biggest MMA fight promotion company in the world. “We are very proud of what Arjan has accomplished. We knew it was only a matter of time until the UFC signed him. He’s a perfect 6-0 and has never lost a round yet...
Continuing its quest for the best speller in the community, the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee (www.SouthAsianSpellingBee.com) traveled to Illinois and Washington this past weekend with stops in Chicago and Seattle. With a huge turnout this year as well, the Bee attracted some top talent as well as young and new spellers that competed for the coveted prizes and titles.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin lawyer died after he was hit by a train at a crossing in a northern California town. Kirtee Kapoor, the head of Davis Polk & Wardwell's India group and and a partner at the firm in Menlo Park, California, died in the accident on Monday near Atherton, the Mercury News reported. A statement on the Davis Polk website said Kapoor was born in Bengaluru and did his L.L.B. from the University of Delhi Faculty of Law,
BY DEVIKA C.MEHTA
LOS ANGELES, CA - 2017 marks the fifteenth year for AIDS/LifeCycle and the twenty-third for the event overall when thousands of cyclists and volunteer roadies join the landmark 7-day ride, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, delivering a life-changing experience for thousands who are united by a common desire to do...
WASHINGTON - The bodies of an Indian techie and his three-year-old son who drowned in the community pool in Michigan city last week, are being taken to India and will reach on Tuesday.T he victims were identified as 31-year-old Nagaraju Surepalli and his son Ananth. Their bodies were found in a swimming pool at the Glens of Northville apartment complex in Michigan city last Tuesday, CBS Detroit reported.
PASADENA,CA- Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize for his contribution in the field of astronomy. Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology, here. He is a pioneer and leading figure in time-domain astrophysics across the electromagnetic spectrum who built and conducted the Palomar Transient Factory, a large-area survey of the night sky...
NEW YORK - An Indian man who came to the US from Latin America without proper documents has died while in federal custody in Atlanta, in Georgia state, according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Atulkumar Babubhai Patel, 58, died on Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, the ICE said in a statement. "The preliminary cause of death has been ruled to be complications from congestive heart failure," it added.
LAS VEGAS, NV - Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg made Indian-Americans proud coming in as the runner-up at the Miss USA 2017 beauty pageant, held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here on May 14, narrowly missing the crown. Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned as Miss USA. She will go on to compete on the Miss Universe contest. The District of Columbia has...
WASHINGTON - An Indian-origin man in the US has said that United Airlines cancelled his flight for filming a dispute involving an employee of the airlines. Navang Oza, 37, said the incident happened earlier this week when he complained to a United Airlines agent about a $300 charge for his luggage while he was checking in for a flight to San Francisco from New Orleans, the New York Post reported. Oza said he paid $125 to check the same bag...
BY SONAM MIRPURI
LOS ANGELES, CA - ‘Jaan Jaan Ke’ is a love song which translated into an eye catching and instantaneous hit music video on YouTube. The video was shot in less than a month in the greater Los Angeles area and has reached close to 1.5 million views since its release. The singer Sanj Pal, is a rising star.