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NBA community not sad losing Trump as viewer: LeBron James


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James feels the NBA community is not at all sad with respect to losing US President Donald Trump as a viewer. Trump had earlier stated that watching basketball players take a knee during the national anthem in the NBA forces him to turn off the game. "I really don't...

Naperville Indian community to celebrate virtual India Day on Aug 15

Post Date: August 6, 2020

Illinois: “India Day 2020 is coming to YOU,” the flyer reads. Though the original August 9 event couldn’t go on due to concerns about COVID-19, Indian Community Outreach‘s biggest annual event has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 15. “We are working with the city on this but we’re trying to put together three things – a virtual event,...

2 South Asians among 11 to receive Milken Scholars Award


Santa Monica: The Milken Scholars, a joint initiative of the Milken Institute and the Milken Family Foundation, has chosen 11 talented students from greater Los Angeles for its 2020 scholarship program after a rigorous nomination, application and interview process. Open to college-bound high school seniors in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York City, Milken...

Indian Americans offer key advantage in battleground states: Trump Jr.


Washington, DC: President Donald Trump has a key advantage in the battleground states that could re-elect him in November, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr has said, citing an op-ed which claims that 50 per cent of Indian-American voters in these states are moving away from the opposition Democratic Party towards his father though most...

Majority Americans back India over China

Post Date: August 6, 2020

New Delhi: Majority of Americans overwhelmingly backed India over China saying they prefer the US government to support New Delhi in case of a possible Indo-China military and economic conflict. According to a survey by Australia-based think tank Lowy Institute which was published on The Interpreter explores US public views on potential military or economic strife...

Strong presence of South Asians on Democratic Party’s platform


South Asians for Biden has announced a strong South Asian presence on the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee. DNC Chair Tom Perez appointed three South Asians to the Platform Committee:  Anurima Bhargava, President of Anthem of Us, former senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International...

Global Kashmiri Pandits Diaspora and Battleground Warriors for Trump Victory team up for brainstorming session


With the hundred days countdown to the US elections having started, Global Kashmiri Pandits Diaspora (GKPD) brought together a distinguished panel of speakers to have an informed discussion on the critical and historic importance of the upcoming elections. The panel was moderated by Dr. Mohan Sapru, founding member of GKPD and chief coordinator, Washington...

AAPI condemns assault on doctor at Latur COVID Center

Post Date: August 5, 2020

Chicago, IL: “AAPI is shocked about the brutal and life-threatening attack on Dr. Dinesh Verma at the COVID Center, Alpha Hospital, Latur in the state of Maharashtra, India on July 29th.  We want to express our prayers and best wishes for speedy recovery to Dr. Verma, who has dedicated his life in the service of the...

Family creates nonprofit honoring Pakistani exchange student killed in school shooting


Houston: The family of a high school exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in a Texas school shooting have started a foundation to honor her memory through providing university scholarships to low-income Pakistani women. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was killed in a May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston that left 10 people dead and...