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Texas Governor celebrates Diwali with Indian-Americans


Austin: Texas Governor Greg Abbott celebrated Diwali with prominent members of the Indian-American community at his official residence in Austin, the state capital. “Tonight, Cecilia & I celebrated Diwali at the Governor’s Mansion. We welcomed friends as we lit Diwali lamps & celebrated the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil, & hope over despair....

Indian American named to Texas Economic Development Corp. BOD


Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Arun Agarwal, Indian American philanthropist and CEO of Dallas-based home textile company NEXTT to the Texas Economic Development Corporation's (TxEDC) Board of Directors. Governor Abbott tapped Agarwal, along with eight other Texas executives, to market the state nationally and globally to relocate a business and create new jobs. "Their efforts will...

Indian American philanthropist Ashok Mago reappointed to Texas university board


Washington: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed eminent Indian-American businessman and philanthropist Ashok A K Mago to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. This is the second consecutive term for Mago, who is also the founding chairman of the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber, now known as the US-INDIA Chamber.  The Board of Regents...

Abbott threatens to declare an ‘Invasion’ as migrant numbers climb


San Antonio: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is openly musing about declaring Texas under “invasion” in what would be a radical, legally dubious attempt to address the state’s migrant crisis. The plan would involve invoking war powers and allowing state police to begin rounding up migrants and asylum-seekers and then dispatching them over the border into...

Texas keeping most truck inspections despite border gridlock


Austin, Texas: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday defied intensifying pressure over his new border policy that has gridlocked trucks entering the U.S. and shut down some of the world’s busiest trade bridges as the Mexican government, businesses, and even some allies urge him to relent. The two-term Republican governor, who has ordered that commercial...

Attorney Himesh Gandhi appointed to Texas Public Accountancy board


Fremont, CA: Indian-American attorney Himesh Gandhi was appointed by Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. The department oversees the skills and competence of certified public accountants (CPAs). Texas State Board of Public Accountancy protects the general public by ensuring that the attorneys issued certificates as CPAs possess the...

US lawmakers send Diwali greetings to Indian community

Post Date: November 19, 2020

Washington: Many governors, Senators and elected officials  in the US greeted Indian Americans on the occasion of Diwali, with many of them joining their constituents in celebrating the festival. Light will always overcome darkness, tweeted Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, home to the largest Indian-American population in the US. “Today, we celebrate the power of hope...

US lawmakers send Diwali greetings to Indian-American community


Dozens of elected representatives in the US greeted Indian Americans on the occasion of Diwali, with many of them joining their constituents in celebrating the festival of lights. Light will always overcome darkness, tweeted Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, home to the largest Indian-American population in the US. “Today, we celebrate the power of hope...