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Indian-origin man gets 20 years in prison for killing wife

New York, Oct 8, A 48-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his wife by stabbing her nearly 40 times after she told him she was having an affair. Nitin P Singh must serve 85 per cent of the sentence on the single charge of first-degree

Indian-American Physician Announces Congressional Bid

Indian-American Physician Announces Congressional Bid

An Indian-American physician from Arizona has announced that she will run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 general elections. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, said she believes in solving problems and improving lives. She would run from the Arizona’s eighth Congressional District, which is one of five

Indian-American Viral Patel invents dryer that requires no heat

Indian-American Viral Patel invents dryer that requires no heat

Waiting an hour for your clothes to dry can feel tedious when you need something in a rush. But Indian-American research and development associate Viral Patel and his team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have developed a dryer that could make doing laundry much quicker.Called the ultrasonic dryer, it’s expected to

Indian-American selected by NASA among 12 new astronauts

Indian-American selected by NASA among 12 new astronauts

Indian-American selected by NASA among 12 new astronauts. The NASA has chosen an American of Indian descent–Raja Chari, among the 12 new astronauts. He is the first Indian-American after Kalpana Chawla to be chosen by NASA for one of its missions.“Meet Raja Chari, one of our 12 #NewAstronauts! He’s a @usairforce Lt. Col. from Cedar Falls, IA.

14-Yr-Old Indian-american student wins National Geographic Bee Contest

14-Yr-Old Indian-american student wins National Geographic Bee Contest

14-year-old Indian-American student Pranay Varada has won the prestigious$50,000 National Geographic Bee competition, maintaining the dominance of the community in the contest. Indian-Americans have won the National Geographic Bee competition for the last six consecutive. “I was absolutely sure I could win that challenge,” Varada said. “Having done this for such a long time and winning

Indian-American felicitated with interfaith leadership award

Washington: Indian-American philanthropistFrank Islam has been felicitated with the Interfaith Leadership Award for his contributions towards the arts and higher education and support of interfaith dialogue. “Americans of all faiths and background need to come together and redouble our efforts to reject hate and bigotry in all forms,” Islam said in his address to the

Indian-American Thapar on Trump’s list for SC judge nominees

Washington: Indian-American judge Amul Thapar is among the shortlisted potential nominees for US Supreme Court justices picked by President-elect Donald Trump. Thapar’s name figured in Trump’s second list of 21 individuals who would be considered for the nomination of Supreme Court judge. The nomination list, announced on September 23, now assumes significance since Trump, as

Indian-American women making mark in 2016 general elections

Washington: Indian-American women politiciansare making a mark in this year’s general elections in the US with Democrat Kamala Harris all set to be elected as the first Senator from the community. This is seen as a direct effect of Clinton, 69, the first- ever woman candidate of a major political party and also a result

Two Indians, one Indian-American among 17 UN Young Leaders for SDGs

New York: Two Indians and one Indian-American are among the 17 people appointed as the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals. They were chosen for their leadership and contribution to end poverty, fight against inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change by 2030. Ankit Kawatra, Founder and Chairman of Feeding India

Indian-American physician to receive National Humanities Medal

Washington:Indian-American physician-author Abraham Verghese, whose work has emphasised empathy in medicine, has been selected for the prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal, the White House has announced.US President Barack Obama would confer the honour upon Verghese, along with 11 others, and the recipients of 2015 National Medal of Arts at ceremony on September 21. Currently a

Indian-American named New York’s Chief Digital Officer

New York:  An eminent Indian-American digital media expert has been named by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as the city’s new Chief Digital Officer to focus on promoting access to local government through technology and support the its tech ecosystem. Sree Sreenivasan has previously served as the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first Chief

Indian-American to be recognised as emerging Democratic leader

Philadelphia: Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democratic Congressional candidate from Illinois, will be introduced as one of the party’s emerging leaders during the ongoing Democratic National Convention here. Krishnamoorthi, 42, is among only two Congressional candidates to have been invited on to the DNC stage here as the party’s rising star or emerging leader. Stephanie Murphy


Indian-American elected delegate to GOP convention

Washington: An Indian-American has been elected as a Republican delegate for a record fourth consecutive term to the party’s July convention in Cleveland which would formally nominate real-estate tycoon Donald Trump as its presidential candidate. Sampat Shivangi, the national president of Indian-American Forum for Political Education and a long-time Republican leader, was recently elected as

Indian-American gunman planned to kill another faculty member

Los Angeles: Mainak Sarkar, the Indian-American gunman who shot dead his former college professor in California before turning the gun on himself, drove over 3,200 km to kill his mentor after murdering his wife and had another faculty member on his hit list, police said. Sarkar, 38, killed his wife Ashley Hasti at her Minnesota

Obama to present national medal of science to Indian American

Washington:  A 65-year-old Indian American scientist will receive the prestigious ‘National Medal of Science’ award from US President Barack Obama this week, the White House has said. Rakesh K Jain, a professor of tumor biology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical School, will receive the award from Obama along with 16 other recipients