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Awesome Arijit

Awesome Arijit

Arijit Singh’s soulful voice serenaded music lovers from the tristate area April 22 at a concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Bollywood playback singer…

Indian American dentist Surya Dhakar running for Virginia House of Delegates

Indian American dentist Surya Dhakar running for Virginia House of Delegates

WASHINGTON, DC: Indian American dentist Surya Dhakar is running as a Republican for Virginia’s House of Delegates’ 56th District seat, which is held by Republican Delegate Peter Farrell,…

Indian American couple launch non-profit Gift of Life USA, in New York

Indian American couple launch non-profit Gift of Life USA, in New York

NEW YORK: Gift of Life USA Inc. (GOL), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Ronkonkoma, New York, for health and education benefits for specially-abled, was launched…

COMMUNITY

International community should act on Pakistan terror links: Jaitley

International community should act on Pakistan terror links: Jaitley

NEW YORK Warning that most terrorism “across the world have some footprint” in Pakistan, Indian Finance…

GOPIO International to launch New York chapter of International Chamber of Commerce

GOPIO International to launch New York chapter of International Chamber of Commerce

GOPIO, the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, together with the New York Consulate…

MoneyGram Cricket Bee contest returns in 2017

MoneyGram Cricket Bee contest returns in 2017

Touchdown Media Inc., a multicultural marketing firm and MoneyGram, a global money transfer service, have…

A Hasya Kavi Sammellan with a twist

A Hasya Kavi Sammellan with a twist

Laughter filled the air at the Forest Hills High School in New York City, April…

Thousands attend 30th annual Sikh Day Parade

Thousands attend 30th annual Sikh Day Parade

More than 25,000 people attended the 30th annual Sikh Day Parade in Manhattan on April…

IMMIGRATION

F-1 visa, STEM OPT extension to be affected by ACICS loss of accreditation

F-1 visa, STEM OPT extension to be affected by ACICS loss of accreditation

NEW YORK: Some F-1 visa students applying for English Language Study and some other F-1 visa students applying for 24-month STEM OPT extension programs will be affected by…

USCIS to issue redesigned Green Card, EAD from May 1, 2017

USCIS to issue redesigned Green Card, EAD from May 1, 2017

NEW YORK: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card or Green Card, and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD), as part…

Infosys, TCS, Cognizant accused of gaming the H-1B visa lottery system by Trump administration

Infosys, TCS, Cognizant accused of gaming the H-1B visa lottery system by Trump administration

NEW YORK: In a further indication that the United States is aggressively going after H-1B visa reforms with focus on curbing the use of the work visa by…

Passage To India

My Journey from Manhattan to Madanapalle

My Journey from Manhattan to Madanapalle

On the Ground in India: Perspectives from American India Foundation’s Clinton Fellows Prior to this fellowship, my home was the Upper…

U.S. AFFAIRS

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy forced to resign by Trump administration

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has been removed by the Trump administration and replaced temporarily by his deputy, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. Murthy, a holdover from…

INDIA

Wipro opens new centers in California, Michigan, hiring workers in US

NEW YORK: Indian IT firm Wipro has opened two new centers in California and Michigan, and is hiring aggressively in the United States, with the goal to…

POLITICS

Trump is a “devil”: Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna

WASHINGTON, DC: Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna, a Democrat who represents the 17th Congressional District of California, known as the Silicon Valley, called US President Donald Trump…

SOUTH ASIA

‘The Golden Legend’ by Nadeem Aslam follows an imperiled widow in Pakistan: Book Review

Ever since its independence in 1947, Pakistan has been struggling to forge an Islamic identity. But this struggle has taken a massive toll on the country’s religious…

COMMUNITY

International community should act on Pakistan terror links: Jaitley

NEW YORK Warning that most terrorism “across the world have some footprint” in Pakistan, Indian Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday that the international community has…

ENTERTAINMENT

Dulquer Salmaan to play Gemini Ganesan in ‘Mahanati’

CHENNAI Actor Dulquer Salmaan will play late Tamil star Gemini Ganesan in upcoming bilingual film “Mahanati”, a biopic on legendary southern actress Mahanati, a source said. “Dulquer…

LIFESTYLE

Football star Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday morning while serving a life sentence without parole, Massachusetts Department of…

CINEMA

“Yadvi” – true grit and determination of a real Indian princess

Set in India and New York, “Yadvi: The Dignified Princess” screened at the Manhattan Film Festival April 23, is a true story of an Indian princess, a…