Indian American to be the host of ‘Saturday Night Live’

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-American comedian and television star Aziz Ansari is all set to make his hosting debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on January 21, becoming the...

Sikh Doctor Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK (TIP): The Sikh Coalition filed a lawsuit on December 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of Dr....
Photo caption:Harish Jajoo. Photo courtesy/ sugarlandtx.gov

Indian-American in Texas seeks re-election to US city Council seat

SUGAR LAND, TX (TIP): Harish Jajoo, a licensed professional engineer and small business owner, has served on the city council since 2011.An Indian-American engineer is seeking re-election...
An emotional President Barack Obama with the First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama at his farewell address to the nation from McCormick Place in Chicago, January 10, Obama dwelt on the challenges before America's democracy and sought to give a message of hope to American. "Let's be vigilant. But not afraid", he said.

President Obama delivers Nostalgic and Hopeful Farewell Address in Chicago

An emotional President Barack Obama with the First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama at his farewell address to the nation from McCormick Place in...
Andy Bhatia who retired as Area Sales Manager for Air India in New York a couple of years ago, after serving the organization with distinction for 35 years, has been elected President of FIA Tri-State

Andy Bhatia elected president of FIA Tri-State

NEW YORK (TIP): Noted community activist Andy Bhatia has been elected president of the Federation of Indian Associations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which organizes the largest India Day Parade...
Nikki Haley, who will replace Samantha Power as the US Ambassador to the United Nations if confirmed, has already created history by becoming the first women Indian- American Governor of a US State.

Nikki Haley’s confirmation hearing for US envoy to United Nations next week

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley would appear before a Congressional panel for her confirmation hearing for the post of US Ambassador to the UN...

Chided by Donald Trump, Ford scraps Mexico factory, adds Michigan jobs

FLAT ROCK (TIP): Ford Motor has scrapped a planned Mexican car factory and added 700 jobs in Michigan following criticism by Donald Trump, as the US president-elect...
Mr. HR Shah, Chairman of TV Asia is a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader

Mr. HR Shah: The Doyen of Indian American Community

He may pass by. You may not notice him. He is one among many. But only when you get to know him, you understand the power of...

New Bill on H-1B Visas Seeks to Crack Down on Abuse

WASHINGTON (TIP): A bill backing key changes in the H-1B visa program that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the U.S....
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Federal bribery trial for Harendra Singh indefinitely delayed

NEW YORK (TIP): The much anticipated federal trial of the once prominent Long Island restaurateur Harendra Singh, which was scheduled for jury selection Monday, January 2, has...

China tycoon Cao Dewang moves jobs to US, citing high taxes at home

SHANGHAI (TIP): A Chinese auto glass tycoon has caused a stir by shifting part of his empire to the United States and setting up a factory in...

Indiaspora Gala to celebrate ‘Fab Five’ Indian-Americans

WASHINGTON (TIP): USIBC and Indiaspora will host a Leadership Conference and Gala January 3 at Washington, DC to celebrate the "Fab Five" Indian-Americans who were recently elected...

ISIS social-media channels distributed a holiday attack list of churches in the US

NEW YORK (TIP): The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them...
Lighting of the Menorah at the Hanukkah celebrations at Ambassador Sarna's Residence. Ambassador of Israel Ron Dermer (seen in the foreground) and Ambassador of India Navtej Sarna lighting the Menorah.

Embassy of India Celebrates Hanukkah

WASHINGTON (TIP): Embassy of India organized celebration of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah at Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna's residence on December 19, 2016. The event was attended...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Redefining Engagement with Indian Diaspora

"I personally extend my warm greetings to you. Please do come. This day is being celebrated in your honor. This day is dedicated to overseas Indians who,...
Savita Vaidhyanathan became first Indian-American mayor of Cupertino

Cupertino selects Savita Vaidhyanathan as first Mayor of Indian origin

CUPERTINO, CA (TIP): Savita Vaidhyanathan became first Indian-American mayor of Cupertino. She took over for Barry Chang during a Dec. 8 public hearing. Vaidhyanathan is also the...

Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation started by Indian-Ameican Frank Islam and his wife, Debbie Driesman, will partner with Alfred Friendly Press Partners (AFPP)...
Bridgegate is a headache for Christie. Two of his former aides been convicted in Lane-Closure Scandal. Christie seems to blame it on hostile media coverage.

Gov. Chris Christie accused of pushing ‘Revenge Bill’ to punish Press for Bridgegate Coverage

TRENTON, NJ (TIP): New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pushing a bill that would hit the newspapers that hounded him over the Bridgegate scandal where it hurts. The...

The Indian Panorama hosts an ‘Evening with a Purpose’

LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): The Indian Panorama hosted a well-attended fundraising dinner for the Eye Foundation of America on Tuesday, December 13 at Cotillion in Jericho, Long...

Trump’s picks for his cabinet: A different league from his predecessors

NEW YORK (TIP): President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks have created a buzz as he is building it with his allies, old friends, and even some past rivals....
Surjeet Rajendran, an assistant professor of physics at UC Berkeley, has been awarded $100,000 New Horizons in Physics Prize

INDIAN AMERICAN PHYSICIST AWARDED ‘NEW HORIZONS IN PHYSICS BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE’

BERKLEY, CA (TIP): Surjeet Rajendran,assistant professor of physics at University of California, Berkeley, was named one of six winners of the 2017 New Horizons in Physics Prize...
Dave Ashok Chokshi will serve as Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health

Indian American Physician named to Key Administration Post

WASHINGTON (TIP): On December 1, President Barack Obama announced appointment of Dave Ashok Chokshi as Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health....
Potarazu faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He will be sentenced on March 3, 2017.

Indian physician pleads guilty to $30 M shareholder fraud and $7.5 M employment tax...

POTOMAC, MD (TIP): On December 2, Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, an Indian American ophthalmic surgeon based in Potomac, Maryland, pleaded guilty to charges of inducing interstate travel to...
Vinod Dadlani was sentenced to 24 months in prison on November 30

Indian Jewelry Store Owner in New Jersey sentenced to two years in prison for...

TRENTON, NJ (TIP): An Indian origin New Jersey jewelry storeowner who used his business to further one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by...
Since 2009, Raju Venugopalan has served as an adjunct professor in Stony Brook University's Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts & Sciences

Indian American Physicist honored with prestigious Humboldt Research Award

NEW YORK (TIP): Raju Venugopalan, an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and a senior physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been...
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