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Indians to pay $50,000 more for US investor visa from April 1

Post Date: March 4, 2020

New York: In a huge blow to Indians wishing to immigrate to America, the US government has hiked fee for EB-5 or the US investor visa. Beginning April 1, Indians immigrants will have to pay an extra $50,000, when they move money to an escrow account in the US to fulfill the criteria for US...

Hindu population in US doubles in 7 years, continues to be most highly educated

Post Date: March 4, 2020

New York: The proportion of Christians in the US population dropped by ten percent over the last seven years, even as Hindus and Muslims nearly doubled their share, according to a recent study. In its report on “America’s Changing Religious Landscape” released this week, the Pew Research Center said that while the U.S. remained home...

Indian American author Vikram Chandra’s app comes to aid of writers


New York: Having lived through tedious manual bookkeeping while working on his award-winning novels, author, teacher and programmer Vikram Chandra hit upon the idea of creating a unique platform to help fellow writers negotiate the labyrinth of creativity with relative ease.In 2016 he co-founded a software startup Granthika which released its official app for...

JITO Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop on March 21 in NJ

Post Date: March 4, 2020

JITO Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop will be held on March 21, 2020 at the Jain Center of New Jersey in Somerset, NJ.  The Jain International Trade Organization (JITO) is a global organization that brings together a network of Jain professionals, business leaders, industrialists, and college students to achieve higher economic prosperity, enrich humanity, and cultivate...

IOC team meets with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel


New York: The officials of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA, held a meeting with the visiting Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel in New York and congratulated him for the great comeback of the Congress Party in the 2018 election and for the innovative development plans that he has put in place. Baghel was...

GE’s legendary chief Jack Welch passes away


New York: Former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch has passed away. He died from kidney failure at his home in Manhattan on March 1 at age 84. The US technology giant had seen unprecedented growth and expansion under Welch's leadership and management skills, which have been described as legendary by many commentators. He...

Hindu American Foundation condemns Delhi violence

Post Date: March 4, 2020

New York: The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has condemned the violence in Delhi that resulted in deaths and the destruction of places of worship and called for the arrest and prosecution of those responsible regardless of their religious affiliation. “We urge all those making inflammatory statements to take stock of the destructive impact of their...

Mnuchin directs IRS to audit the wealthy more


 IRS has been under pressure over the increasing share of audits on lower-income taxpayers. Washington: The IRS would ramp up audits on higher-income taxpayers with funding proposed for fiscal 2021, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. The agency has been under pressure over the increasing share of audits on lower-income taxpayers, while its audit rate has...

Embassy of India Student Hub’s inaugural women’s film fest pays tribute to women of Bombay


Washington D.C: The India Student Hub, an initiative of the Embassy of India, paid homage to women's voice, strength and resilience at its inaugural Women's Film Festival 2020 February 29 to March 1. Deputy Chief of Mission Amb. Amit Kumar, Mrs. Hemal Shringla, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and...