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Process all Green Cards within 6 Months, Presidential Panel Recommends


Washington DC: A US presidential advisory commission has unanimously voted to recommend President Joe Biden process all applications for green cards or permanent residency within six months. To be sent to the White House now for approval, recommendations of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (PACAANHPI), if adopted, is...

Biden’s Asia trip shifts focus to China


PM Modi will participate in the third Quad leaders’ summit on May 24 U.S. on alert over North Korea threat Washington DC: President Joe Biden embarked Thursday on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aiming to build rapport with the two nations’ leaders while also sending an unmistakable message to China: Russia’s faltering invasion...

Swearing-in of new IAPC leadership on May 21


New York: Induction ceremony of the new Board of Directors and National Executive Committee of the Indo-American Press Club (IAPC) will be held on May 21 at the Grand Ballroom of the Indian Consulate in New York. Ambassador Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General, will be the chief guest at the ceremony. IAPC is the largest...

Now Google can translate into Sanskrit


San Francisco: Google has added 24 more languages to its Google Translate language-translation tool. Translate currently covers a total of 133 languages used around the world. New Indian languages being introduced include Assamese, Bhojpuri, Sanskrit, Dogri, Konkani, Meiteilon (Manipuri), Mizo, and Maithili. Google is also adding Quechua (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador), Guarani (Paraguay and Bolivia, Brazil...

Indian-American student bullied, video sparks outrage


Dallas, Texas: In a shocking incident, a video of an Indian-American boy being bullied and assaulted by a white student at a school in the United States has flared widespread fury on social media. The video which has been shot by classmates of Shaan Pritmani, an Indian-American, shows Shaan being bullied by a white...

India center at TJU aims to raise $5 million


Philadelphia: India center at Thomas Jefferson University is aiming to raise $5 million to expand the horizons of research and medical education. Ravishankar Bhooplapur, President of the Xavier University School of Medicine, has been entrusted to head the leadership of fundraising. Jefferson India Center has also collaborated with institutions such as KLE University in Belagavi,...

High-level panel of Asian leaders convenes to accelerate regional transition to net zero


New York: In a bid to accelerate Asia’s transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, and harness the opportunities of scaling climate action, the Asia Society Policy Institute convened a High-Level Policy Commission on Getting Asia to Net Zero.  Led by the Asia Society’s global president and former Australian prime minister, Kevin Rudd, the Commission...

Google picks Indian American Bakul Patel to head Digital Health Strategy


New York: Bakul Patel, a former Indian American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leader will join forces with technology behemoth Google as its new senior director of global digital health strategy and regulatory.  Having spent more than a decade at the FDA, Patel was most recently the chief digital health officer of global strategy and...

Indian-origin Dr. Kamaljit Bawa elected to US National Academy of Sciences


New York: Dr. Kamaljit S. Bawa, a noted, Indian-born, conservation biologist and President of the India-based Ashoka Trust for Research and Ecology and Environment (ATREE) has been elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Election to the 170-year-old Academy is a recognition of the significant contributions to science by its members, ATREE said...