Education

Gandhi-King Exchange Act Passed in House Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian American Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) hailed the passage of the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill, written by the late Congressman John Lewis […]

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US coronavirus death toll passes 150,000: Johns Hopkins

The country recorded more than 4.38 million total cases. WASHINGTON (TIP): More than 150,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The world’s worst-hit […]

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USCIS took steps to prevent abuse, fraud in employment-based visa programs, Congressmen told

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump administration has taken a series of steps to prevent abuse and fraud in the employment-based visa programs, including H-1B, a top official from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told […]

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Trump raises possibility of delaying the election—but that power rests in Congress

Trump also said he would not trust results of an election that included widespread mail voting WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump on Thursday, July 30, raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s November 3 […]

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Green Card waitlist for Indians is more than 195 years: US senator

WASHINGTON (TIP): The backlog for an Indian national to get permanent residency or Green Card is more than 195 years, a top Republican senator has said, urging his Senate colleagues to come out with a […]

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174 Indian nationals file lawsuit against presidential proclamation on H-1B

WASHINGTON (TIP): A lawsuit has been filed by a group of 174 Indians, including seven minors, against the recent presidential proclamation on H-1B that would prevent them from entering the US due to the suspension […]

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Faced with Widespread Opposition, US Drops New Visa Rules for International Students

A big relief to students, including those from India NEW YORK (TIP): Facing widespread opposition led by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the federal government on July 14 abruptly dropped its plans to deport […]

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Visa politics: On Trump’s immigration policy

Changes to U.S. visa rules might do more harm than good to US economy in the long term The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump seems bent on pursuing controversial immigration policy measures following the […]

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A heat wave forecast for the U.S. has scientists alarmed

The coming heat is projected to affect huge stretches of the U.S., from eastern New Mexico and Colorado across the Central Plains and into the Northeast. NEW YORK (TIP): A sustained blast of heat is […]

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Carolyn Maloney Holds Narrow Lead over Challenger Suraj Patel in New York’s 12th District

Developing story.  Updated  June 25 , 6 PM ET NEW YORK (TIP): House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney is facing a primary challenge from Indian American Suraj Patel in New York’s 12th congressional […]

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5 Indian-origin environment techies feature in UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering list

LONDON (TIP): The UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Chitra Srinivasan is among the five Indian-origin engineers to be named among the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2020. Srinivasan, a control and software engineer at […]

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Indian American Deven Parekh Nominated by Trump to Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Deven Parekh, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Development Finance Corporation for a term of […]

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Indian origin doctor beats COVID-19 to feature in Hollywood flick

NEW YORK /ROHTAK (TIP): Nephrologist Dr Pooja Bhatia Malhotra, who hails from Rohtak, had contracted the deadly disease coronavirus while treating her patients. The doctor, who is currently in the USA, resumed work after defeating […]

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Indian Origin Nikhil Rathi Appointed New Chief Executive of FCA

LONDON (TIP): HM Treasury on June 22 announced the appointment of Nikhil Rathi as the new permanent Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of UK. Nikhil is currently the Chief Executive of London Stock […]

Americas

Indian Origin Sethuraman Panchanathan named Director of National Science Foundation

WASHINGTON (TIP): Arizona State University Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan has been named the 15th director of the National Science Foundation, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 18 after […]

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Why keep places of worship out of corona fight

          Why keep places of worship out of corona fight                                               By Prabhjot Singh “Perhaps never before  humanity felt so scared and helpless. A minute or invisible spec of a virus, […]

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Indian American Student Receives President Award for Educational Excellence

CHICAGO (TIP): Shina Trivedi, a Lake Park High School District 108 student, received The President’s Education Awards Program which is awarded on behalf of the President of the United States and the United States Secretary […]

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Indian American Shankari Rajagopal Named Stanford Science Fellow

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian American Shankari Rajagopal has been named as one of the 2020 Stanford Science Fellows. She is among eight postdoctoral researchers from around the world who are studying a variety of topics, including […]

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Indian American Congressman Krishnamoorthi Cosponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

SCHAUMBURG, IL (TIP):  This week, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) joined more than 150 Members of Congress as a cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. The bill is led by Congressional Black Caucus […]

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Indian origin Colorado store owner Lakhwant Singh brutally assaulted

LAKEWOOD, CO (TIP) – Last week, the Sikh Coalition, the nation’s largest Sikh civil rights organization, has called on the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Lakewood County Police Department to pursue hate crime […]

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Indian American Surgeon led team performs Lung Transplant on COVID-19 Patient

CHICAGO (TIP): For the first time, surgeons led by an Indian American at Northwestern Medicine performed a double-lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged by COVID-19. The patient, a Hispanic woman in her […]

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Indian American Stanford Professor Receives Outstanding Leader Award

NEW YORK (TIP): The Faculty Women’s Forum, which acts to enable women faculty members to thrive at Stanford, presented its Outstanding Leader Award to Jisha Menon, an associate professor of theater and performance studies in the […]

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Indian-American organization Indiaspora condemns racism, says will strive for just AmericaIndian-American organization Indiaspora condemns racism, says will strive for just America

WASHINGTON (TIP): An Indian-American organization has resolved to work together with the African-American and other minority communities for a more just America. This comes after 46-year-old George Floyd, an African-American, died in Minneapolis on May […]

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Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal gets 2020 World Food Prize

NEW YORK (TIP): Eminent Indian-American soil scientist Rattan Lal was on Thursday, June 11  named this year’s recipient of the World Food Prize for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that […]

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COVID-19 death toll in US could hit 2,00,000-mark by September: Indian-American professor

NEW YORK (TIP): The total death toll in the US from the novel coronavirus pandemic could hit the grim figure of 2,00,000 by September and expecting a dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases in the country […]