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Senator Niraj Antani announces Congressional bid from Ohio


Washington, DC: Indian-American state Senator Niraj Antani on Tuesday announced his congressional bid from the US state of Ohio.   The 32-year-old Republican, who is the youngest Indian-American state or federal elected official in the US, announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives Seat from the 2nd Congressional District of Ohio.   “As the first Hindu and Indian American State Senator...

Senator Niraj Antani announces Congressional bid from Ohio


Washington, DC: Indian-American state Senator Niraj Antani on Tuesday announced his congressional bid from the US state of Ohio.   The 32-year-old Republican, who is the youngest Indian-American state or federal elected official in the US, announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives Seat from the 2nd Congressional District of Ohio.   “As the first Hindu and Indian American State Senator...

Menendez tried to influence Gurbir Grewal: Report


New Jersey: Indicted U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is speculated to have contacted New Jersey’s former Indian American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in an attempt to influence the prosecution of a businessman. Grewal is mentioned as “Official-2” in the indictment of Menendez, the New Jersey Globe claimed, suggesting that Grewal likely would be a government witness...

Rotary Club of Plainsboro, North & South Brunswick annual fundraising gala, award ceremony held


On Friday, May 19, 2023, Rotary Club of Plainsboro, North and South Brunswick – RCOP held their annual fundraiser Gala and seven individuals were recognized for their community service, public service and philanthropic service at Royal Albert’s Palace in New Jersey. More than 300 attended the event to include local elected officials, business...

Sen. Niraj Antani introduces resolution condemning Hinduphobia in Ohio


Columbus: State Senator Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) Wednesday introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 6 to condemn Hinduphobia. Senator Antani is the first Hindu and Indian American State Senator in Ohio and is the youngest Hindu and Indian American elected official in the country. "As the first Indian American and Hindu State Senator in Ohio history and the...

NYIC, LILAC demands Language Access Equity in NCPD


Long Island, NY: The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition (LILAC) have sent a letter signed by elected officials on Long Island to the Nassau County Executive, Bruce Blakeman, demanding compliance with the existing language access policy by the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD). The move comes after the...

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for safety audit of Long Island’s deadliest roads


After 60 deaths in five years on Long Island roads, there are calls for the federal government to step in. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, Long Island's deadliest roads include Hempstead Turnpike, as well as Jericho Turnpike/Middle Country Road, Montauk Highway/Sunrise Highway, State Route 25A and Suffolk County Route 80. Sections of each...

1984 anti-Sikh riots mark ‘one of the darkest years’ in modern Indian history: Senator Toomey


The anti-Sikh riots of 1984 mark “one of the darkest years” in modern Indian history, a US Senator has said, as he underlined the need to remember the atrocities committed against the Sikh community so that those responsible may be held accountable.  Violence erupted in Delhi and other parts of the country after former Prime...

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...