• Afghan: 9 militants killed
  • Bihar: 55 students fall ill
  • Shanghai: Tiger kills feeder
  • Republic of Congo: 18 killed
  • New Zealand Earthquake
  • Al-Qaida militants kill 100
  • Iraq council attacked
  • 21 killed in Philippine
  • Baghdad blasts: 13 killed
  • Mexico: 10 bodies found

Indian Americans launch Overseas Friends of Narendra Modi  

16 Dec, 2013  

Supporters of Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 General Elections launched Overseas Friends of Modi in New York on Dec 8th and enthusiastically celebrated stunning victory of Narendra Modi and BJP in four States in India.


Ambassador Asoke Mukerji handing over check of $1 million to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, ED, UN Women on

India contributes $ 1 million to UN Women  (16 Dec, 2013)

Ambassador Asoke K Mukerji, Permanent Representative of India to the UN handed over a check of $1 million towards Government of India’s contribution to the core voluntary budget of UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) for the financial year 2013- 2014.

Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara now nets dozens of Russian diplomats  (16 Dec, 2013)

Manhattan's Indian-American attorney Preet Bharara, also known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street", has now charged 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses with scamming Medicaid out of $1.5 million over a decade.

Suren Gupta

Suren Gupta joins Pratham USA board  (16 Dec, 2013)

Pratham USA has announced the appointment of Suren Gupta, executive vice President, Technology & Operations for Allstate Insurance Company, to its national board of directors.

The honorees at the event

NJ pharmacy owners to form political action committee  (16 Dec, 2013)

Pledge to reform retail pharmacy at Winter Summit

(L to R) Priyanka Wadgaonkar, Zainab Mahmood and Jia Wen Pai

Indian American Hewlett High seniors win $100,000 Siemens grand prize  (16 Dec, 2013)

Three George W. Hewlett High School students won the $100,000 grand prize Tuesday in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology -- making the high school the first ever to win back-to-back team victories in the premier national research contest.

INOC (I) celebrates Sonia Gandhi’s birthday in NY  (16 Dec, 2013)

New York: Registering for bone marrow transplant, blood donation drive, cancer screening and organ donor programs marked the 66th birthday of Congress President Sonia Gandhi organized by the Indian National Overseas Congress, Tamil Nadu Chapter in Hicksville in Long Island Saturday.

Children presented Ramlila on the occasion

Maheshwari Southwest Chapter celebrates Diwali in India House  (16 Dec, 2013)

Houston: Maheshwari Mahasabha of North America (MMNA) southwest chapter celebrated Diwali festival with a get-together on November 17. Hundreds of members gathered at the ‘India House’ in Houston. MMNA is a nonprofit organization representing the Maheshwari community in North America. The southwest is one of the chapters consisting of Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. There are other chapters that represent various different regions.

Sikh awareness and turban day at Yale University  (16 Dec, 2013)

Connecticut Mental Heath Center(CMHC) committee on diversity and heath equity invited Swaranjit Singh Khalsa who is member of Sikh Sewak Society International to give presentation on Sikhism on their cultural conversation event.