Feb 2019

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) Named Chair of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigation

US Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., has been named the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. “I am honored to chair the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. I’ve always believed that the United States has a du

VA STEM champion Seshaiyer to receive honorary doctorate

George Mason University professor and STEM advocate Padmanabhan “Padhu” Seshaiyer has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to scientific excellence and social impact by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Padhu will receive an honorary doctorate fo

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67 US lawmakers attend Capitol Hill reception for new Indian Ambassador Shringla

CAPTION: Harsh Shringla, India's newly-appointed Ambassador to the US, right, with TV Asia chairman and CEO Padma Shri H R Shah, at the Congressional reception on Feb 7. In a show of unprecedented bipartisan support, 67 lawmakers from both chambers of the ...

UCLA history professor wins $500K prestigious award

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a professor of history whose scholarship focuses on the encounters between Asians, Europeans and indigenous and colonial Americans from 1400 through 1800, has been named a laureate of the Dan David Prize in recognition of his contribut...

Indiana’s Gurinder Singh Khalsa presented with Rosa Parks Trailblazer award

Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community. Indianapolis-based Khalsa, 4...

Bihar-born Mona Das elected as Washington State Senator, takes oath with Gita in hand

Bihar-born Mona Das, a Democrat, has been elected Senator of the 47th district of the State of Washington in her very first attempt. The oath ceremony took place on January 14 where Das, took pride in her ancestry with the Gita in her hand. Her ancestors b...