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AAPI plans mini convention in Chicago on Sept 26-27

Post Date: September 24, 2020

By The SATimes News Service Mini Convention and the Fall Governing Body Meeting of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will be held September 26-27th, 2020 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Chicago, IL. A special feature of the Convention will be honoring hundreds of volunteers who have dedicated their time, energy and...

Andrij Parekh wins an Emmy for HBO series Succession


By The SATimes News Service Los Angeles: Director Andrij Parekh, the Indian connect in the Emmys 2020 winner roster, has dedicated his award to all people of color. Parekh, who is of Indian-Ukrainian descent, won an Emmy for directing the "Hunting" episode of drama series "Succession" one of the big winners at the annual gala this year. An...

Trump admin races to raise H-1B visa hurdles for skilled workers

Post Date: September 24, 2020

By The SATimes News Service Washington, DC:  The Trump administration is racing to toughen the process for US companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. With just weeks to go until the November...

Indian American siblings join US Air Force, make community proud


By The SATimes News Service By Prakash Bhandari  New York: Indian-American brother-sister duo has created a sort of record. Suvir Singh Shekhawat, the brother and his sister Pragya Shekhawat are both serving the US Air Force as officers. While Suvir is a fighter pilot and holds the rank of Captain in the US Air Force, Pragya was commissioned...

Andrij Parekh wins an Emmy for HBO series Succession


By The SATimes News Service Los Angeles: Director Andrij Parekh, the Indian connect in the Emmys 2020 winner roster, has dedicated his award to all people of color. Parekh, who is of Indian-Ukrainian descent, won an Emmy for directing the "Hunting" episode of drama series "Succession" one of the big winners at the annual gala this year. An acclaimed...

Qantas 7-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes


By The SATimes News Service Sydney: Pre-pandemic, many of us viewed flying simply as a method of getting from one destination to another as quickly as possible. That's where "flights to nowhere" come in -- air travel that takes place purely for the purpose of the journey, not the destination. Proving how popular these now are, a...

KKR to invest Rs 5,500 crore in Reliance Retail ventures


By The SATimes News Service Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited on Wednesday announced that global investment firm KKR will invest Rs 5,550 crore into its subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures Limited to pick up 1.28 per cent equity in the company. This investment values Reliance Retail at a pre-money equity value of Rs 4.21 lakh crore, a company...

China threatens to end ‘dirty’ TikTok deal: Report


By The SATimes News Service Beijing: China has no reason to approve the “dirty and unfair” deal based on “bullying and extortion” that Oracle and Walmart said they struck with ByteDance, the state-backed English-language China Daily newspaper said on Wednesday. “What the United States has done to TikTok is almost the same as a gangster forcing...

Original films galore in OTT space over the next months


By The SATimes News Service The OTT screen is the new cinema hall -- at least for now till cinemas remain shut. So, when it comes to original film releases, streaming platforms are going all out with fresh options in the festive months. While the influx of direct-to-OTT film releases continues, OTT platforms have also lined...