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Indian American co-founded company and University of Houston partner for COVID-19 vaccine

HOUSTON (TIP): The University of Houston (UH) has joined hands with an Indian American co-founded biotech company, AuraVax Therapeutics, to develop a ‘differentiated-approach’ vaccine against aggressive respiratory diseases, such as COVID-19. AuraVax, however, has the option to exclusively license […]

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Indian American researchers making Covid-19 vaccine for older adults

INDIANA (TIP): A team of Indian American scientists is working to develop a unique covid-19 vaccine to protect all segments of the population, especially older adults using an adenovirus that causes disease in cattle. Led […]

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Indian-American Diaspora to be wooed by Biden, ‘Team of Six’ Democrats

NEW YORK (TIP): Having announced Kamala Harris his running mate, Democratic candidate Joe Biden will begin his battle with incumbent Donald Trump for the Indian-American votes with a special message on India’s Independence Day. Of […]

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Seema Verma mishandled millions of dollars in federal contracts: Inspector General

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian origin Seema Verma, Chief of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, violated federal contracting rules by steering millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts that ultimately benefited GOP-aligned communications consultants, according to a report […]

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Indian American CEO of Google Sundar Pichai backs racial equality

Google and YouTube put a black ribbon on their home page in the US NEW YORK (TIP): Google stands in support of racial equality, the tech giant’s Indian-American CEO Sunder Pichai has said, expressing solidarity […]

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India’s Governance Response to Covid-19

Government of India is acutely aware of the need to balance our central concern about the welfare of our citizens with our global responsibilities.             On April 14, 2020 Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of […]

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Indian-American body launches initiative for underprivileged communities in India during Covid-19

The American India Foundation (AIF) said it will use its existing “service delivery platforms” comprising frontline health workers, teachers, community mobilisers and local self-governments to contribute to the COVID-19 preparedness and response and strengthen India’s […]

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Indian Origin British Parliamentarian Lisa Nandy is appointed UK Shadow Minister

Lisa Nandy said her first focus will be on the “pressing matter” of Britons stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide lockdown. LONDON (TIP): Indian-origin British parliamentarian Lisa Nandy on Monday promised a constructive […]

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Restarting America

    It may be accepted that waiting to restart all sectors of the economy simultaneously will  unnecessarily keep some sectors shut that actually can be re-engineered to open  without much further delay.   America […]

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You will be missed, Brahm Kanchibhotla

I never ever dreamed of losing my friend and fellow journalist Brahm  Kanchibhotla the way he has been snatched from us. I recall vividly my first meeting with him in New York. Shri  Atal Behari […]

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GET WELL SOON

Some of our friends are tested positive with Coronavirus. Two of them, well known doctors , got infected while performing their sacred duty of saving lives.                                     Dr. Ajay Lodha                                 Dr. Sunil Mehrra      […]

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Coronavirus, my Trojan Horse, which sought to overcome my Walls of Troy

  A COVID-19 Survivor’s Reflections By Ravi Batra  The best that has come out of these three weeks’ “Groundhog Day“ quarantine is: I realize more than ever how much I love, and how dear my […]

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Indian Origin Technology Executive Arvind Krishna Takes Charge as IBM CEO

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-origin technology executive Arvind Krishna took charge as the new Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant IBM on April 6. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building […]

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Indian American Surita R. Bhatia Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

NEW YORK (TIP): The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Surita R. Bhatia, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, to its College […]

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Indian American Student at UVA Develops Coronavirus Tracker

NEW YORK (TIP): TrackCorona, a COVID-19 tracking website developed by two University of Virginia students, James Yun and Soukarya Ghosh, and friends at Virginia Tech and Stanford University, is proving to be a valuable public […]

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Indian American Stanford Student Awarded Michel David-Weill Scholarship

NEW YORK (TIP): Stanford senior Riya Verma is the recipient of the Michel David-Weill Scholarship, which provides funding for two years of graduate study at Sciences Po in Paris, France. Verma is the first Stanford student […]

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Indian American Mother Charged with Murder of 4-Year-Old Son

HOUSTON, TX (TIP): A 36-year-old Sugar Land woman of India origin is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of her son. Ritika Rohatgi Agrawal is charged with the capital murder of her […]

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Indian American Assembly Member Announces Medical Supply Donation Drive in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CA (TIP);  Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced a safety supplies donation drive in response to the countywide shortage of protective equipment for medical workers to protect them against COVID-19. “Today I […]

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Indian American Aditya Vashistha Receives Google Research Award

NEW YORK (TIP): Aditya Vashistha an Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University has received Google Research Award. He designs and builds computing systems to empower people in low-resource environments. Vashistha’s team will use human-centered […]

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Ravi Batra Writes to Chairman Engel Voicing Disagreement over Pramila Jayapal’s Resolution Urging India to End Restrictions on Communications in Kashmir

Dear Chairman Engel, Thomas Jefferson’s June 28, 1776 draft Declaration of Independence – had sequentiality built into what’s more important as in – “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” – in that order. That […]