NEW JERSEY - Continuing its quest for the best speller in the community, the 2017 South Asian Spelling Bee (www.SouthAsianSpellingBee.com) traveled to Massachusetts and New Jersey this past weekend with stops in the Boston and New Brunswick. 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.
MOUNTAIN VIEW,CA-India-American Arun Netravali, former Bell Labs President, is the winner of the 2017 Marconi Prize for his pioneering work in digital video technology, used in mobile phones and television sets, announced the Marconi Society on June 16. “Netravali’s pioneering work on video compression standards served as the key base technology for MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) and enabled a range of...
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...