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BJANA felicitates Padma Bhushan Udit Narayan


New Jersey: The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) felicitated acclaimed Bollywood singer Padma Bhushan Udit Narayan at Royal Albert Palace in Edison on September 3 at a special event. The meet and greet lunch event hosted about 200+ of Narayans fans, some of whom participated in a program of their own....

Indian-born filmmaker Priyanka Das trains spotlight on alternative art films


New York: Emerging filmmaker Priyanka Dass feature debut- Under the Jazz.Circulation. Formation. is all set to be released in film festivals. India-born Das received her MFA and MA in film from Ohio University and now creates alternative art films. She finds a great perspective in the cultural and social layers that make up her...

Ahead of high-level talks with India, US says “no change” for H-1B visas


Washington, DC:There has been no change in the processing of H-1B visas, the Trump Administration has said ahead of next weeks two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US, during which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to raise the issue. We are already raising the issue formally at various fora. We are...

Indian-origin doctor jailed for health care fraud


New York:An Indian-origin woman has been sentenced to over five years in prison for health care fraud and making false statements related to a health care benefits program. Vilasini Ganesh was sentenced on August 28 to 63 months in prison, US Attorney Alex Tse said. Vilasini Ganesh, 47 and her husband Gregory Belcher, 56,...

Indian CEO of two tech firms arrested for visa fraud

Post Date: September 8, 2018

New York:An Indian citizen, who was the CEO of two information technology companies in the US, has been arrested in connection with a multi-year visa-fraud scheme involving forged and fraudulent documents to get visas such as H-1B for over 200 foreign workers. Pradyumna Kumar Samal, 49, was taken into custody as he arrived...

Be part of interactive theatrical production ‘The Big Fat Indian Wedding’

Post Date: September 8, 2018

Austin:A unique four-day interactive theatrical production The Big Fat Indian Weddingwill run fromSept. 6 through 9at Mueller Lake Park in Austin, Texas bringing along experiential drama for audiences who can be part of it for a small fee. Directed by Indian American director/actor/musician/entrepreneur Prakash Mohandas, the innovative concept will give an opportunity to...

United for Impact


A Roundtable for Organizations working in the Development Sector in India, held at the Consulate of India in New York on August 21. 25 non-profits working on projects in India met for experience sharing, coordination networking for creating impact in India. It includedIndiaspora Forum,Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation USA,Pratham USA,The Akanksha Fund Inc.,AAPIChildrens Hope...

Sewa International announces $10,000 relief aid for Kerala


Houston, TX: Sewa International President, Prof. Sree Sreenath announced an immediate grant of $10,000 toward flood relief in the South Indian state of Kerala. Heavy monsoon rains have led to unprecedented flood damage bringing ten of the fourteen districts in the state under water. Seventy-five people have lost their lives, and more...

Two Indians among 19 arrested for illegally entering US from Mexico

Post Date: September 8, 2018

New York: Two Indian nationals were among 19 people arrested by the US border patrol officials in California for entering the country illegally by boat from Mexico. The US Border Patrol agents working in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement partners, arrested 19 people, a press release from the...