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Eight Indian American students finish in the top 10 at the 30th annual National Geographic Bee

Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic Summer is approaching and schools and colleges are finishing up spring semester in preparation. It’s also the time of year for various competitions such as the National Geographic Bee to the Scripps National Spelling Bee and the Intel Science competition. And once again, it’s a proud moment for Indians living worldwide! If the past is …

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Three Indian-American Professors Named Fellows of AAAI Indian-Americans Amit Sheth, Gaurav Sukhatme, and Dinesh Manocha are among the eight honorees chosen by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence as its 2018 Fellows. The AAAI recognizes a group of individuals annually for significant and sustained contribution in the field of artificial intelligence through its Fellows program. These Fellows are …

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2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients

2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients

2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor: South Asian Recipients Each year, the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presents the Ellis Island Medal of Honor to native-born and naturalized US citizens who “embody the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity.” Awarded to a select group of individuals, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor acknowledges …

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Guyana Celebrates 100 Years of Cricket in Cuba

Guyana-USA team marks occasion with Goodwill Series History was made when the first ever cricket team from the USA participated in The First Cuba-Guyana Solidarity Softball Cricket Tournament which was played in Havana, Cuba on March 4th-5th. The event celebrated the 100th years of cricket in Cuba and the 47th Republic Day Anniversary of Guyana affectionately referred to as Mash …

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2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards

2017 PRAVASI BHARATIYA SAMMAN AWARDS The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is the highest award given to Indians who have established their base abroad and are recognized for their achievements in respective fields. This award mainly recognizes these Indians and is honored by the President of India. Organized every year since 2003, this event recognizes Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for their contributions in …

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President-elect Trump Nominates another Indian American for senior cabinet position.

  President-elect Trump announced his choice of Seema Verma, Indian American and  one of the leading experts in the country on Medicare and Medicaid, to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as the United States Permanent Representative …

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President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations On November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald J. Trump nominated Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC), a leading Indian American republican, as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position in the Trump-Pence Administration. Governor Haley …

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Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

Top Cricket – Bollywood Couples of All Time

Cricket is like a religion in India and cricketers are worshipped like gods. Bollywood is an equally integral part in the life of Indian movie-buffs. Fans from both arenas want to stay updated about the minutest details of their favorite cricketers and actors and are very sensitive about any news regarding their favorite stars. Any news about these actors or …

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U.S. Postal Service Commemorated Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp Today

NEW YORK CITY —The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the joyous Hindu festival of Diwali by dedicating the Diwali Forever stamp today. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place at the Consulate General of India in New York City. The public is asked to share the news using the hashtag #DiwaliStamp. “The Postal Service is honored to issue this Forever stamp that …

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Keep the Festive Spirit Alive in the US

Keep the Festive Spirit Alive in the US

Celebrating festivals is not always easy when you’re away from your home country, but there are ways to keep the festive spirit alive! By Taniya Talukdar India is perhaps one of the few countries in the world that has a festival season that is kickstarted by Ganesh Chaturthi in the month of September. But, it is the month of October …

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