Washington sources reported that US President Donald Trump nominated Diane Gujarati, a prosecutor of Indian descent, to a federal judgeship on Thursday in an unusual move as she had been former President Barack Obama’s choice for the position.
Atlanta sources added that recently Raksha’s Executive Director, Aparna Bhattacharyya was given the Hope for Tomorrow Award at International Women’s House’s 10th Annual Night of New Beginnings Gala in recognition of her work for women and children in the community. The event was held at Le Fais do on March 17, 2018.
Vancouver sources reported that there are serious concerns about the collection of biometric data for Aadhaar cards in India and these must be allayed, a former State Department official who is considered an expert on social media and cyber-crime issues has stressed. Jared Cohen told on the sidelines of the third annual BCTECH Summit here.
Los Angeles sources reported that Indian actress Priyanka Chopra’s “Quantico” will not be getting a fourth season. Meanwhile the network ABC has opted to cancel the terrorism drama. Its season 3 finale will now serve as the series ender.
Ottawa sources stated that security officials have apologized after a Sikh minister of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet was asked to remove his turban at a US airport before boarding a flight last year. Meanwhile the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains said the incident happened at Detroit Metro Airport on his way back to Canada in April 2017.
New York sources reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi figures among the 10 most powerful people in the world in US magazine Forbes’ 2018 list that is topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping, while Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian businessman to feature in the list of 75.
Atlanta sources added that Grand Prize is awarded to one exhibit that is considered the best considering all categories, and Dr. Nyayapathi oil painting, titled ‘Graceful’, won the Grand Prize Award. Meanwhile Dr. Nyayapathi believes that art is the innate nature of humans; it is one of the most natural ways of communication. In his portraits, he loves the challenge of capturing the personality of the subjects. His paintings are a way he attempts to emulate God’s creativity and likes to play wi
Sources from Jalandhar, Punjab stated that WWE fights may be flashy, hard and violent at times but the first Indian woman to get into that ring at the international level has beaten bigger odds at home to reach there. Meanwhile Kavita Devi, who is better known in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) international circles as “Hard KD”, is currently training and wrestling in Orlando, Florida, in the United States as part of her three year contract with the WWE.
Washington sources reported that United States President Donald Trump has hailed the late Indian American astronaut Kalpana Chawla as an inspiration for millions of American girls. Trump said in a proclamation honoring Americans of Asian and Pacific Islands descent that “Chawla’s courage and passion continue to serve as an inspiration for millions of American girls who dream of one day becoming astronauts".
New York sources reported that Indian-American publishing group Parikh Worldwide Media (PWM) has acquired ITV Gold cable TV channel with plans to enter the Indian media market. Meanwhile when announcing the acquisition, PWM Chairman Sudhir Parikh, said “We will have tie-ups with digital platforms in India to launch ITV Gold
Washington sources reported that an Indian-American doctor has been indicted in Illinois for pocketing nearly $1 million in fraudulent health insurance claims through his medical practice. Meanwhile an officials said Dr Pranav Patel, 51, of Chicago suburb Burr Ridge allegedly submitted false insurance claims for medical tests that were never performed and used some of his patients’ names
New York sources reported that Hiral Tipirneni lost by only 6% of the votes in Tuesday’s by-election from a constituency that was considered so heavily Republican that the Democratic Party did not even bother to run a candidate there in 2016 considering it futile. Meanwhile the by-election in the constituency
Washington sources reported that as per a statement "Remittance inflows improved in all regions and the top remittance recipients were India with $69 billion, followed by China ($64 billion), the Philippines ($33 billion), Mexico ($31 billion), Nigeria ($22 billion), and Egypt ($20 billion)". Meanwhile the remittances to India rose sharply by 9.9% in 2017, reversing the previous year’s sharp decline.
New York sources added that Indian American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship. Accordingly the first year student at Ivy League Brown University emerged the champion in the two day final round of the college edition of America’s most popular quiz show televised nation-wide.
Pakistan sources stated that Pakistani actress cum model and singer Meesha Shafi has accused fellow Pakistani artiste Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. Meesha said "She has been subjected to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from her industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when she was young or just entering the industry".