Indian Americans

Indian-origin NYPD officer hailed hero for shooting gunman in New York

NEW YORK (TIP): A 27-year-old Indian-origin “super rookie” NYPD officer is being hailed as a hero after he shot a convicted felon who killed his colleague and seriously injured another while investigating a domestic-violence call […]

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Indian-origin Gujrati family of four found frozen to death near US-Canada border

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP):  A family of four Indians from Gujarat — including a baby and a teenager — froze to death in -40F blizzard after walking for 11 hours through waist-high snow to illegally cross […]

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Indian American golfer Bhatia wins The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic

GREAT EXUMA, THE BAHAMAS (TIP):  Indian-American golfer Akshay Bhatia has become the third-youngest player to win a Korn Ferry Tour event since the Tour’s establishment in 1990 when he secured a two-stroke victory at The […]

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Indian American Director of White House military office quits citing personal reasons

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): Maju Varghese, the Indian American director of the White House Military Office, has quit his post, citing personal reasons. In a series of tweets on Saturday, January 22,  Varghese said leading the […]

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Indian American businessman Narender Reddy announces campaign for newly drawn Georgia House District 50

ATLANTA, GA (TIP):  Republican businessman Narender Reddy announced his candidacy Tuesday, January 18,  for the newly drawn House District 50 in North Fulton. “I’m running for the State House because we need a leader who […]

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Indian-origin Scotland Yard chief Inspector dismissed for misconduct

LONDON (TIP): An Indian-origin chief inspector in London’s Scotland Yard police force has been dismissed for “gross misconduct” without notice following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS). Davinder Kandohla was […]

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Indian-origin CEO who fired 900 employees over Zoom last month is returning to his position

NEW YORK (TIP): Vishal Garg, the Indian-origin CEO of US-based homeownership firm Better.com, who recently fired nearly 900 employees over a Zoom call and triggered widespread outrage, is returning to his position more than a […]

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Indian American soil scientist Rattan Lal up for a key role

WASHINGTON, D.C. (TIP): President Joe Biden intends to appoint leading Indian American soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal as a member of Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). Established in 1975, BIFAD advises the […]

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Indian American chemical engineer Poornima Padmanabhan gets NSF CAREER Award

ROCHESTER, NY (TIP): Indian American chemical engineer Poornima Padmanabhan, who is searching for the origins of life based on minute systems of molecules, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. […]

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5 Indian origin scientists among 45 American Mathematical Society Fellows in 2022

PROVIDENCE, RI (TIP): Five Indian origin mathematicians are among 45 American Mathematical Society Fellows for 2022 from around the world chosen for their “outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.” […]

India

Expert CEO Forum at 15th AAPI Global Healthcare Summit 2022 Urges Modi Govt. to Appoint an Indian Preventive Task Force (IPTF)

HYDERABAD / NEW YORK (TIP): The Healthcare industry in India and worldwide is rapidly changing, leading to many describing the healthcare environment as dynamic, complex, and highly uncertain. How the health care environment is perceived […]

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Federation of Indian Associations Chicago elects Sunil Shah as Chairman

CHICAGO, IL (TIP): FIAFounder President Sunil Shah has been conferred the title of the Chairman of the FIA Board in recognition of his services to the organization.  The meeting was a significant one, not just […]

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Ven Parameswaran Bereaved; pays Tribute to his Dear Departed Sister

Mr. Ven Parameswaran, a former Indian diplomat with the United Nations and a regular contributor to The Indian Panorama lost his younger sister Bhagyalakshmi on January 16, 2022. She was 90. The staff at The […]

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Indian American Republican politician Rik Mehta to challenge Frank Pallone in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY (TIP): Indian American Republican politician Rik Mehta, who made an unsuccessful bid for US Senate against Democrat Cory Booker in 2020, now plans to challenge Democrat incumbent Frank Pallone in New Jersey’s 6th […]

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Indian American entrepreneur Cherian Thomas owned Octopus Interactive acquired by T‑Mobile

Parminder S Aujla SACRAMENTO (TIP):Octopus Interactive, the largest national network of interactive video screens inside Uber and Lyft vehicles, co-founded and run by Indian American entrepreneur Cherian Thomas has been acquired by T-Mobile. This move […]

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American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) organizes “Aerospace symposium for Everyone” on Jan 15

WASHINGTON (TIP):  Fasten your seatbelts for a high-speed flight into the future at an “Aerospace symposium for Everyone”, being organized by the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) on Jan 15. To be […]

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British Indian author reinvents Princess Sophia Duleep Singh as a role model for children

Nirpal S Shergill LONDON (TIP): Princess Sophia Duleep Singh deserves more attention as a role model for young girls in Britain, says British Indian author Suifya Ahmed about her new children’s book on the granddaughter […]

India

Mountaineer Major HPS Ahluwalia dies at 85

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK (TIP): Indian mountaineer and Padma Shri Awardee Major HPS Ahluwalia has died at the age of 85. The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre founder breathed his last on Friday, January 14, 2022, according […]

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New Jersey Police arrests Mohamed Hassanain in hate crime against Sikh taxi driver; Sikh Coalition thanks police for swift action

TRENTON, NJ (TIP): The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department has arrested one Mohamed Hassanain in the hate crime case where he had assaulted an Indian-origin Sikh taxi driver at John […]

India

AAPI Organizes Cervical Cancer Vaccine Camp in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD/CHICAGO (TIP): “We at AAPI, in keeping with our efforts and initiatives to educate, create awareness and provide support on disease prevention, I am pleased to announce that API organized a Cervical Cancer Vaccine Camp […]

India

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated annually on 9 January to mark the contribution of the non-residential Indian community towards the development of the country. According the Ministry of External Affairs, 9 January was chosen […]

India

“If above 60, see your ophthalmologist at least once a year”: Dr. VK Raju

HYDERABAD/NEW YORK (TIP): Eminent ophthalmologist and President of Eye Foundation of America spoke on cataract surgery at the AAPI Global Health Summit held in Hyderabad from January 5 to 7, 2022. “Cataract surgery was first […]