India Joins Quad Leaders, Committing To Free, Open, Secure And Prosperous Indo-Pacific Region

Quad Leaders from Australia, India, Japan and the US “a group of democratic nations dedicated to delivering results through practical cooperation”  coordinated rapid humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to people in need. "To strengthen our quest for a region that is open and free, we […]

India’s FinTech valuation estimated at $150-160 billion by 2025

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on Saturday, March 14th unveiled ‘India FinTech: A USD 100 Billion Opportunity’ report. The report details the findings from the study that BCG and FICCI undertook to size the value-creation […]

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s Visit to India to Further Strengthen Defense Cooperation

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gen. Lloyd J. Austin is scheduled to visit India from March 19 to March 21 to further strengthen bilateral defense cooperation. It will be the first high-level visit by someone from the U.S. after Joe Biden took over as the president […]

US Secretary Of State To Look Into Case Of 83-Yr-Old Fr. Stan Swamy, Held In Custody

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that he would look into the case of an 83-year-old Catholic priest, Stan Swamy, held in custody in India on allegations he was linked to Maoists. Responding to a request from a member of the House of […]

Gautam Adani World’s Biggest Wealth Gainer, Adds $16.2 Billion In 2021

Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani has achieved a remarkable milestone amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as he added the highest wealth to his fortune in the world, as per the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index showed that so far in 2021, Adani has […]

Anoushka Shankar Announces New Track, ‘Sister Susannah’

Grammy-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar has announced the release of her new track, "Sister Susannah," slated to drop on March 22. "Over the course of the last year, it has been impossible to ignore the shadow pandemic happening alongside the pandemic itself. Hearing […]

The Anti-Swastik Bill Will Not Move Forward: NY Democratic Party Chair Assures Indian-Americans

New York State Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs announced during a March 10, 2021, Zoom meeting with members of the Indian-American community, that the NY Senate Bill 2727, which designates the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religious symbols as representing hate, “Will not move forward, it […]

India’s New Internet Rules Are ‘Digital Authoritarianism’

The Indian government must suspend sweeping new Internet regulations, 10 international NGOs said in an open letter Thursday. The new rules, brought in by executive order in late February, give the Indian government an arsenal of muscular new powers that will force tech companies and news outlets […]

Freedom House Report Declaring India Only A “Partly Free” Democracy A Recognition Of Reality Say Indian Americans

Indian American Muslim Council (www.iamc.com) an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos today expressed its concurrence with the annual report of Freedom House, the Washington-based pro-democracy think tank which designated India as only a “partly free,” democracy. Freedom House is a […]

Blackstone, Starwood Capital Team Up in $6 Billion Purchase of Extended Stay

Blackstone Group Inc. and Starwood Capital Group have agreed to acquire hotel owner and operator Extended Stay America Inc. for $6 billion, a bet that a rare bright spot for the lodging industry during Covid-19 can shine brighter as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic. […]

During Historic Visit To Iraq, Pope Francis Calls Extremism As ‘Betrayal Of Religion’

During Pope Francis's four-day tour of Iraq across six cities is Francis' first trip outside Italy since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Pontiff touched down in Baghdad on Friday, March 5th where he was met by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.  In a speech after being […]

GAPIO Organizes 2021 Global Indian Physicians Congress

The Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), a non-profit organization, and leading association for the Indian medical diaspora organised its annual Global Indian Physicians Congress on February 27th – 28th 2021. The Congress is an important event in the medical calendar where the exchange of […]

Young Climate Activist Varshini Prakash Recognized As Woman of the Year 2021

A climate activist, Varshini Prakash was given the coveted Woman of the Year 2021during the annual awards ceremony on Saturday, March 6th . She was chosen for the award for her courage, persistence and energy to inspire to the next generation to join the battle […]

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

The US Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan Saturday, March 7th securing additional aid for American families, workers and businesses — and a legislative victory for the Biden administration. After more than 24 hours of debate, the evenly divided Senate voted 50-49 to […]

Government Of India Is Now Requiring Overseas Citizens Of India To Have Special Permit For Journalism & Research

In a stunning development for Overseas Citizens of India, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification on March 4 dramatically altering the compact between OCIs and the Indian state. This notification, which is issued under Section 7B of the Citizenship Act, 1955, supersedes three earlier […]

Editors Guild Of India Is Concerned About New Media Ethics Code, Says, ‘It Undermines Media Freedom’

Nearly a week after the Centre’s notification of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) has said these regulations will “fundamentally alter” and put “unreasonable restrictions” over digital media and therefore urged the government […]

AAPI Recommits To Its Seven Pillars of Lifestyle Magic NObesity Revolution – Wear Yellow Campaign On World Obesity Day

Obesity has been identified as a leading cause for early death as it leads to hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, heart attacks, strokes, some kinds of cancer and adversely affecting almost all organs in the human body. Describing Obesity as a major disease, World Health Organization (WHO) […]

CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather Privately Without Masks

People who are fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus can gather privately in small groups without masks or physical distancing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, relaxing safety guidelines for inoculated individuals under some circumstances. The CDC said Monday that fully vaccinated people should […]

Vanita Gupta’s Nomination As US Associate Attorney-General Meets With Mixed Response From Conservatives

After the Indian-American cabinet nominee, Neera Tandon withdrew her nomination last week, , the focus is now on Vanita Gupta, who is soon to face the Senate for confirmation as the third highest-ranking official in the Justice Department. Conservatives are split on Gupta, a civil […]

India’s Top Court Favors Indian Nuns’ Struggle For Tax Exemption

India’s Supreme Court has ended the long-running litigation of a congregation of nuns against the Kerala government by ruling that Catholic nuns should not pay tax for their residential buildings. The March 1 ruling that favored the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS) […]

Rajagopalan Vasudevan’s Invention Of “PlasticRoad” Makes Rides Smoother

On a road into New Delhi, countless cars a day speed over tones of plastic bags, bottle tops and discarded polystyrene cups. In a single kilometer, a driver covers one ton of plastic waste. But far from being an unpleasant journey through a sea of […]

100 Days of Rage and Resistance! 248 Lives Lost!

The historic and globally recognized farmers’ movement, which entered into an electrifying phase with the ‘Delhi Chalo’ Call on 26th Nov, completes 100 days today. The movement continues to challenge the notorious ‘Three Farm Acts’ that would herald unprecedented levels of corporate control over agriculture, nullifying the […]

Massachusetts and Connecticut Hold 8 Out of the Top 10 Best Places to Live

Expertise.com, a resource that evaluates and publishes the best local experts, has published a comprehensive report on the safest cities and towns in the U.S. The study ranks the safest to most dangerous cities and towns with a population of 10,000 or more. Research experts […]

Ankh Jad Di – A Sensational Music Video Released By Pratibha Jairath’s  For Memories Of Young Love

Chicago IL: Can you take a sweet Punjabi song and amp it up to be a pulsating club number? Apparently, you can and the proof is in the fabulous latest Punjabi song Ankh Jad Di music video produced by Pratibha Jairath. The song premiered on YouTube on […]

We Need To Foundationally Transform Cloud: Nadella

In order to herald the next generation of innovation in Cloud technology, tech companies need to foundationally transform how Cloud can drive the next level of broad economic growth that everyone can participate in, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed. Addressing the Microsoft ‘Ignite 2021’ […]

Top American Pandemic Expert Lists 9 Govt Actions Behind Plummeting Covid Cases in India

There has been a global puzzlement at how India has managed to dramatically lower the spread of Covid-19 cases and fatality rates over the last few months, with some experts calling it a “mystery”, but American scientist Yaneer Bar-Yam has said credit should go to […]

In Pope Francis, Biden Has A Potential Ally — Who Shares The Same Catholic Detractors

The second Roman Catholic president in American history is a devout man who makes no secret of the importance of faith in his life. President Joe Biden is a regular churchgoer, often quotes St. Augustine and carries a rosary that belonged to his late son […]

4000+ Eminent And Concerned Citizens Raise A Strong Collective Voice

Deeply distressed by the regressive statements of the CJI asking a rapist to marry the victim and condoning marital rape in court on 01 March 2021, over 4000+ concerned citizens, from representatives of India's women's movements, progressive groups and feminists, from students to senior citizens […]

What Is In For You In The $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Congress Passed?

The Democrat controlled US House of Representatives approved a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, advancing President Joe Biden's top agenda item and providing more resources to schools and businesses, boost funding for vaccinations and testing, and grant financial relief to Americans across the country. […]

Reliance Acquires Majority Stake In US-Based Skytran Inc

Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), announced on Sunday that it has acquired majority stake in its investee company skyTran Inc for a consideration of $26.76 million. With this transaction, RSBVL has increased its shareholding to 54.46 […]

India Claims At UNHRC, It Showed Utmost Respect To Protesting Farmers, Engaged In Dialogue

India’s Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey, Permanent Representative of India, said that the India has set a goal of doubling the income of farmers by 2024.  Farmers raise slogans during a protest against the new farm laws, at the Delhi-Ghazipur border in New Delhi on Thursday. […]

Scientists Talked To People In Their Dreams. They Answered

Researchers say two-way communication is possible with people who are asleep and dreaming.  Specifically, with people who are lucid dreaming — that is, dreaming while being aware you're dreaming. In separate experiments, scientists in the U.S., France, Germany and the Netherlands asked people simple questions […]

Indian-Americans Launch New Hotel Franchise Promising Better Terms To Hoteliers

A group of experienced Indian American hoteliers, who have dealt with franchises for over 50 years, launched their first-ever Indian American hotel franchise named Membership Hotel Organization, MHO Hotels, Feb. 16 at Royal Albert’s Palace in New Jersey. The event was attended by 100 invited […]

Attorney Kiran Ahuja Appointed By Biden To Head Office Of Personnel Management

President Joe Biden has appointed Kiran Ahuja, a civil rights lawyer and an advocate for Asian Americans, to head the Office of Personnel Management. Ahuja, whose nomination was announced Feb. 23 by the White House, is joining at least 20 other Indian Americans nominated by […]

Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s Memoir Is On New York Times Bestsellers List

Actor, producer, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has always been an overachiever and she added another feather to her cap, that of author, when she recently released her memoir titled Unfinished. Unfinished, a memoir by multi-award-winning actor and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas is […]

Roivant Grows Computational Drug Discovery Engine with Acquisition of Silicon Therapeutics

Roivant Sciences today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Therapeutics for $450 million in Roivant equity, with additional potential regulatory and commercial milestone payments. Silicon Therapeutics has built a proprietary industry-leading computational physics platform for the in silico design and optimization […]

Fishermen in Sothern Indian State Ask Govt To Scrap Fishing Project

Traditional fishermen are opposing a multimillion-dollar overseas deep-sea fishing project in Kerala that they say threatens the livelihood of ordinary fisher people in the southern Indian coastal state. Permitting overseas firms to join deep-sea fishing will further impoverish Kerala's traditional fishermen, they say. Following criticism from opposition leaders […]

Why Christo-Racist Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Are Gaining Ground in Kerala

The solo Indian flag that made an appearance among the vast swathe of Trump supporters storming the Capitol building in Washington D.C. recently, caught the attention of many. It was even more of a surprise when it was revealed that a Malayali Christian named Vinson Palathingal was […]

U.S. Trade Report Calls ‘Make In India’ Policy As “Trade Restrictive”

The U.S. tried to resolve “long-standing market access impediments affecting U.S. exporters” with India during 2020, says the 2021 President’s Trade Agenda and 2020 Annual Report — an annual report submitted by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to Congress. The report terms India’s policies “trade-restrictive” […]

Kevin Rudd on The Avoidable War: The Decade of Living Dangerously

“The Avoidable War: The Decade of Living Dangerously,” a collection of Asia Society President Kevin Rudd’s essays, articles, and speeches on the events of 2020, is now available for download at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) website. The collection is the third volume in ASPI’s […]

Madhuri Dixit On Secret To Memorable Dances In Bollywood Career

It may have been a while since Bollywood's timeless beauty Madhuri Dixit Nene graced the silver screen and flashed her 'butterflies in stomach' inducing smile. However the Dedh Ishqiya is always sharing stunning pictures of herself, dressed to perfection and oozing grace and blessing our social […]

Kerala Center Honors Medical Professionals, Holds Seminar on Covid 19

The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center (http://keralacenterny.com) recognized and honored close to hundred healthcare workers and police officers from Queens and Long Island and surrounding areas at virtual Zoom meeting for their praiseworthy service during the pandemic and conducted a seminar and interactive session […]

New Jersey’s Indian-American Business Leaders Discuss India’s Consul General On Ways To Help India’s Development

Several leading New Jersey business- owners of Indian origin met with Consul General of India in New York on Feb. 16, 2021 and discussed on ways they could contribute to help India’s economic development and grow U.S.-India relations, according to a report by Parikh Media. […]

Renaming World’s Largest Cricket Stadium After PM Modi, Elicits Criticism

India renamed the world’s largest cricket stadium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday last week, a move that drew criticism from many. The name change to the Narendra Modi Stadium was unveiled at the 132,000-seat venue formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, […]

Ashwin Among Top Three Cricketers As Indians Make Rapid Gains In ICC Test Rankings

Ravichandran Ashwin, who became the fastest Indian bowler to 400 Test wickets in the third Test against England, climbed four spots to break into the top three of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for bowlers on Sunday. Ashwin picked up seven wickets in […]

U.S. Citizenship Act of 202 Benefits for Indian Americans Awaiting Path to Legal Status

According to the State Department, Indians with advanced degrees whose immigration applications were approved in 2009 and skilled workers and professionals whose applications were okayed in 2010 are still waiting for their green cards because each country regardless of size are allowed only 26,000 green […]

UN Environment Assembly Kicks Off With a Call to Make Peace with Nature

Its time for the world to radically change our ways if we are to make peace with the planet and create the environmental conditions so that all of humanity can thrive, delegates attending the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) heard this morning. […]

Drishyam 2: Mohanlal Film Is A Solid, Satisfying Sequel

By any yardstick, the 2013 blockbuster Drishyam is a hard act to follow. Writer-director Jeethu Joseph’s crime thriller starring Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath and Siddique was so well-rounded in the writing and execution of its murder-and-subsequent-cover-up mystery and such a box-office superhit that it was remade […]

Trump Loses Battle In Supreme Court, Unable To Prevent Release Of Tax Returns To NY Prosecutor

In a significant defeat for Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a prosecutor in New York City. Considered a massive blow to Trump, the highest court has cleared the way […]

Neera Tanden, Biden’s Nominee For US Budget Office Runs Into Senate Opposition

President Joe Biden’s Indian-American nominee for a cabinet post is at risk of not getting the Senate’s approval after a Democratic Senator announced he would not vote for her. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., a key moderate Democrat, announced Friday he would oppose President Joe Biden's […]

Dr. Amit Chakrabarty And Colleagues Volunteer In Odisha Pandemic Relief Efforts

“There are very few Doctors from the state of Odisha in the United States,” says Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, Secretary of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical association in the US. “I am one of the very few physicians from […]

Eight Persons of Indian Origin on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Rishi Sunak, Apoorva Mehta, Vijaya Gadde, Shikha Gupta, Rohan Pavuluri, Chandra Shekhar Aazad, Ranga Dias are among the 100 Most Influential People on the prestigious TIME’s List for the year 2021 and Beyond, who are “emerging leaders who are shaping the future.” The […]

The COVID-19 Virus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Vaccines?

As we enter the second year of living with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus is celebrating its invasion of the world’s population with yet more mutated forms that help it to spread more easily from person to person.   One, first detected in the U.K. in […]

Worried About The UK Or South African Strains? India Has 240 Strains

With the fifth consecutive day of rising Covid-19 cases in the country, fears of India on the brink of a second Covid-19 wave appear to be gaining ground. From reporting under 10,000 fresh cases last week, India's daily fresh Covid-19 cases climbed back to over 14,000 […]
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