Diaspora

COVID-19: Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee hangs up her crown, returns to work as doctor


London: A beauty queen who was crowned Miss England in 2019 has returned to the United Kingdom from overseas charity work to continue her career as a doctor amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bhasha Mukherjee took a career break as a junior doctor after competing in the Miss World pageant in December 2019. Mukherjee represented England...

Aditya Vashistha receives the Google Faculty Research awards


Indian-American Aditya Vashistha has received the Google Faculty Research awards. Vashistha is an assistant professor of Information Science at Cornell University.  Among the five projects which were selected for the awards included, Boost the performance and predictability of cloud computing services, improving the computer models used to predict disease and online harassment of women.   Vashistha, designs...

Trump’s India visit aimed at diaspora vote


By Frank F Islam By all accounts, the India visit of President Donald Trump was a grand success, if one were to judge it as a pure spectacle. But it is much too early to judge the historical significance of Trump’s trip. It will take months and years to know its real impact. However, one...

Hindu Council of Australia seeks apology from ‘Hinduphobic’ Treasurer


Canberra: Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been accused of making "racist" comments about Hinduism and other Indian religions in Parliament. Frydenberg made several references to the Indian religions in Parliament on February 28 while responding to the Opposition Labor Party's proposal to pursue a "wellbeing budget" reports Xinhua news agency "They (Labor) are inspired by their...

Indian-American store clerk shot dead in Los Angeles


Los Angeles: An Indian-American clerk was shot dead during an attempted robbery in a convenience store at a Los Angeles suburb, it was reported. Local news reports said that the victim, Maninder Singh Sahi, who was a clerk at a 7-Eleven store at the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier, was reportedly shot on Friday with...

Sikh-American couple’s food truck feeds LA’s homeless


Los Angeles: A Los Angeles-based Sikh-American couple run a food truck service, which dishes out 200 burritos on a daily basis, to feed the city's homeless, it was reported. Ravi Singh and his wife Jacquie's food trucks, called "Share A Meal", run across various locations around Los Angeles to serve vegetarian burritos and water to...

Usha Reddi in the fray for US Senate seat from Kansas


Raises $100,000 in campaign donations Washington, DC: Usha Reddi, Indian-American Manhattan city mayor who is running to enter the Senate from the state of Kansas, has raised over $100,000 in campaign donation. Usha Reddi, 54, who is seeking nomination from the Democratic party, migrated to the US along with her parents in 1973 from Andhra Pradesh...

Indian-American woman to run for US Congress from Virginia


Washington: Andhra Pradesh-born Manga Anantatmula who raised her voice against alleged discrimination in admission of Asians in IV League schools, has announced that she will run for US House of Representatives. Anantatmula, who worked as a federal government contractor in defense acquisitions program management, has already become a presumptive nominee of Republican party from the...

Indian-Americans disappointed with Iowa Democratic caucus


Washington: Members of the Indian-American community were disappointed with the chaos that took place within the Democratic Party in the Iowa caucus earlier this week, a media report said. All eyes were on Iowa as its biennial caucuses officially kicked off the first major contest of the US presidential primary season, The American Bazaar said...