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Indo-American Arts Council presents “Festival of [email protected]


The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), the organization dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the arts in North America, is proud to present a collection of New York-based events to honor the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence Day on August 15, 2022.  Headline events and exhibitions are part of the highly anticipated Festival of [email protected], a...

Roopali H Desai gets Senate approval to join US Court of Appeals


The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of Indian-American lawyer Rupali H Desai to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  The United States Senate on Saturday confirmed that Indian American litigator Roopali H Desai will serve on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, making her the first South Asian...

HHS Secretary Becerra and Ambassador Tai issue joint statement on 10th anniversary of Oak Creek Shooting


Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai – Co-Chairs of both the White House Initiative and the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders – issued a joint statement on the tenth anniversary of the mass shooting at a Sikh Gurdwara in Oak...

Coalition of South Asian community leaders back Sen. Anna Kaplan’s re-election bid


With two weeks to go before the August 23 primary, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) announced that she’s earned endorsements from a diverse coalition of prominent South Asian community leaders and officials in recognition of her tireless support for South Asian communities and issues. The coalition of leaders includes State...

US, India will work to advance free and open Indo-Pacific: White House


Washington DC: The US has extended greetings to India on 75 years of its independence and said the two countries will work to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific and address the challenges they face around the world. "We congratulate the people of India on 75 years of independence," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre...

Taiwan undeterred as China conducts ‘precision missile strikes’


Mood in Taiwan was calm despite the Chinese provocation  Pelosi jabs at Xi before leaving Taiwan Taipei: China conducted “precision missile strikes” Thursday in waters off Taiwan’s coasts as part of military exercises that have raised tensions in the region to their highest level in decades following a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi, the...

Indian-American Congressman Krishnamoorthi visits Taiwan with Speaker Pelosi


Washington DC: Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi visited Taiwan as a member of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delegation which drew Beijing’s ire. The Congressional delegation began its Asian tour with a stop in Hawaii for consultations with the US Indo-Pacific Command. It went to Singapore and Malaysia before going to Taiwan, and then to South...

Aashna Shah to represent Florida at the 17th Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2023


Tampa, Fla.: Aashna Shah Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2022 will represent her FL state at the 17th Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2023 during a 3-day event on August 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas where the new queen will be crowned by Alabama's Marcelle LeBlanc Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022 at...

Open primary may save Trump’s targets in Washington


Olympia, Wash.: The two Republican members of Congress from Washington who drew interparty challenges due to their vote to impeach former President Donald Trump were leading other Republicans in the state’s top two primary Wednesday. Under Washington’s primary system, all candidates run on the same ballot, and the top two vote-getters in each of Tuesday’s...