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During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.(Reuters Photo)

Joe Biden selects Vedant Patel as White House assistant press secretary

By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:42 AM IST
Patel is a senior spokesperson of the Biden inaugural committee and has been a part of the Biden campaign where he served as regional communications director. During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western primary-states communications director.
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Rao was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year. She was interviewed by actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.(Twitter/ @gitanjaliarao)
Rao was selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees as TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year. She was interviewed by actor and activist Angelina Jolie for the TIME special.(Twitter/ @gitanjaliarao)

15-year-old Indian-American Gitanjali Rao named first-ever TIME ‘Kid of the Year’

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:48 AM IST
“The world belongs to those who shape it. And however uncertain that world may feel at a given moment, the reassuring reality seems to be that each new generation produces more of what these kids…have already achieved: positive impact, in all sizes,” Time said.
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“For years, Google has accounted for almost 90 percent of all search queries in the United States and has used anti-competitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in search and search advertising,” the Justice Department said.(Reuters file photo)
“For years, Google has accounted for almost 90 percent of all search queries in the United States and has used anti-competitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in search and search advertising,” the Justice Department said.(Reuters file photo)

India-born US Judge Amit Mehta assigned Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | New York
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Mehta was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on December 22, 2014 by former US president Barack Obama.
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According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between February 2014 and October 2016, Kartan and Barai hired workers from overseas to perform domestic labour in their home in Stockton, California.(HT Archives. Representative image)
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between February 2014 and October 2016, Kartan and Barai hired workers from overseas to perform domestic labour in their home in Stockton, California.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Indian-American woman jailed for 15 years for forced labour violations

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Sharmistha Barai and her husband Satish Kartan were found guilty of conspiracy to obtain forced labour and two counts of obtaining forced labour by a federal jury on March 14, 2019, after an 11-day trial.
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Hitting out at President Donald Trump, he said all the harmful actions on H-1B, racial injustice or climate crisis are a common threat. “This president makes things worse, not better,” Biden added.(Reuters file photo)
Hitting out at President Donald Trump, he said all the harmful actions on H-1B, racial injustice or climate crisis are a common threat. “This president makes things worse, not better,” Biden added.(Reuters file photo)

Indian Americans have powered economic growth of United States, says Biden

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:04 AM IST
Addressing a national virtual fundraiser organised by Indian Americans, Biden assured the community members and the mega donors that as a president, he would address their concerns with regard to H-1B visa and legal immigrants that attract the best and the brightest to the US.
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A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)
A US flag flies at half-staff during a vigil for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on Sept. 19.(Bloomberg)

Indian-American Amul Thapar in the race to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Thapar has been on the shortlist for a while and had made it to the list of names as a possible candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy, who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh
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Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the last few names as a candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh.(AP file photo)
Thapar has been on the list for a while and had made it to the last few names as a candidate to succeed Justice Stephen Kennedy who retired in 2018. He lost that race to Brett Kavanaugh.(AP file photo)

Indian American in the running for vacancy on US SC bench

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:46 AM IST
President Trump, who on Saturday indicated he intended to move “without delay” on naming a replacement, has not indicated who it will or when. But he has had a list of potential candidates for a long time, which he updated recently with 20 names.
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Eric Trump, the second son of the president, charged Harris of not associating herself with the community at an event in Atlanta early this week.(Reuters)
Eric Trump, the second son of the president, charged Harris of not associating herself with the community at an event in Atlanta early this week.(Reuters)

Kamala Harris has ‘totally run away’ from Indian-Americans, says Donald Trump’s son

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:47 AM IST
“You just look at Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris is of Indian descent and she’s totally run away from the community,” Eric Trump said in his address to the Indian Voices for Donald Trump.
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Eric said that Indian-American community stands for everything that the Trump family stands for.(Reuters file photo)
Eric said that Indian-American community stands for everything that the Trump family stands for.(Reuters file photo)

Indian-Americans represent ‘best of America’, says Donald Trump’s son

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Ahead of the November 3 presidential elections, the Trump campaign has intensified its outreach towards the Indian-American community, particularly in the battleground states like Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas.
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Bhavini Pravin was stabbed multiple times by estranged partner Jigukumar Sorthi in her home when he went there to speak to her.(Image courtesy: Leicestershire police)
Bhavini Pravin was stabbed multiple times by estranged partner Jigukumar Sorthi in her home when he went there to speak to her.(Image courtesy: Leicestershire police)

Indian who killed estranged partner in UK jailed for life

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 07:22 AM IST
Jigukumar Sorthi admitted to murder after stabbing Bhavini Pravin multiple times in her home, when he went there to speak to her.
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A general view of a neighbourhood in Leicester, Britain.(REUTERS/ FILE)
A general view of a neighbourhood in Leicester, Britain.(REUTERS/ FILE)

UK: Indian-origin man guilty of estranged partner’s murder

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 08:12 PM IST
A 23-year-old man who arrived from India as a partner for a woman in Leicester and later fell out with her and stabbed her to death, has been found guilty, awaiting sentence on September 16
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped the Forbes’ list of richest Americans(REUTERS)
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos topped the Forbes’ list of richest Americans(REUTERS)

7 Indian-Americans in Forbes’ list of richest people in US

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New York
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:47 PM IST
The 2020 Forbes list of 400 Richest People in America has been topped by Bezos, 56 who has a net worth of USD 179 billion and has occupied the spot of the richest person in the US for the third year in a row.
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Donald Trump was responding to a question on a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump was responding to a question on a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.(REUTERS)

Indian-Americans would be voting for me, says Donald Trump

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Trump was responding to a question on a video titled, “Four more years” released by the Trump Campaign during the Republican National Convention last month.
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Indians are so good at everything they touch, it’s a natural progression to have them get involved in politics as well, sai Nikki Haley. (Photo @NikkiHaley)
Indians are so good at everything they touch, it’s a natural progression to have them get involved in politics as well, sai Nikki Haley. (Photo @NikkiHaley)

‘Brag about your feats, run for office’: Nikki Haley to Indian Americans

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 12:03 PM IST
At just about 1% of the population, Indian Americans are not big in numbers. But they are the most affluent and educated community, and the most philanthropic, something that Haley said makes her feel the proudest about being Indian American.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the last four US presidents had raised the level of relationship with India further.(PTI)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the last four US presidents had raised the level of relationship with India further.(PTI)

Is Donald Trump better for India or Joe Biden? S Jaishankar answers

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 12:08 PM IST
India has bi-partisan, or in a sense, non-partisan support in American politics, says external affairs minister S Jaishankar
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Indian-Americans have historically favoured Democrats(AP)
Indian-Americans have historically favoured Democrats(AP)

2020 is special for Indian-Americans in US politics

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Indian-Americans haven’t felt so politically coddled — empowered, you can also say — before. “We have arrived, says some. Others call it the “coming of age.”
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The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
The ‘21-Day Immunity Plan’, published by Hodder & Stoughton, lays out the benefits to global health of highly effective lifestyle changes, which the author himself has been following and prescribing to many of his patients. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

21-Day Immunity Plan: Indian-origin doctor in UK releases book with hacks to fight Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | London
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Dr Aseem Malhotra’s ‘The 21-Day Immunity Plan: How to Rapidly Improve Your Metabolic Health and Resilience to Fight Infection’ is pegged as a tried and tested method of how in just 21 days people can prevent, improve and even potentially reverse many of the underlying risk factors that exacerbate how infections, including coronavirus, affect humans and improve their ability to recover.
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Kamla Harris said those walks along the beach in India really “planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me.’(AP file photo)
Kamla Harris said those walks along the beach in India really “planted something in my mind and created a commitment in me.’(AP file photo)

‘Those walks in India created a commitment in me’: Harris recalls her grandfather

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Washington DC
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 12:35 PM IST
“As a young girl, my grandfather would often take me on his morning walks in India, where he’d discuss the importance of fighting for democracy and civil rights. That commitment and that fight for a better future lives on in me to this day,” The Vice Presidential nominee of Democratic Party said in a tweet.
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Haley sought to address the issue of racism as she spoke at the Republican convention to nominate President Donald Trump for a second term.(AFP)
Haley sought to address the issue of racism as she spoke at the Republican convention to nominate President Donald Trump for a second term.(AFP)

Proud daughter of Indian immigrants: Haley

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Haley, who was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, has been the first and only Indian American woman governor of a US state yet of any party
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File photo of minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan(HT File Photo)
File photo of minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan(HT File Photo)

‘Govt will soon decide on OCI visa issue’: Minister allays fear of card holders

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 09:05 AM IST
A large number of Indian citizens whose children are OCI card holders and several people of Indian-origin having the card are unable to travel to India, even for emergency reasons, because of the temporary suspension of their long-term visa.
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At least 11 Indians have died of Covid-19 in the United States
At least 11 Indians have died of Covid-19 in the United States

11 Indians die of coronavirus in US

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 01:44 PM IST
All Indian citizens who have succumbed to the deadly infection in the US are male, with ten of them from New York and New Jersey area. Four of the victims are said to be taxi drivers in New York City.
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The Indian storekeeper,Sreejith, has been buying raffle tickets every year for the last 10 years.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Indian storekeeper,Sreejith, has been buying raffle tickets every year for the last 10 years.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian storekeeper wins luxury car, USD 54,000 in Dubai raffle after buying tickets for decade

By Press Trust of India | Dubai
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The Indian storekeeper,Sreejith, claimed an Infiniti QX50 car as well as 200,000 dirhams (USD 54,448) cash prize in the Infiniti Mega Raffle.
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Witnesses said Subramani and two friends were rooftop hopping on the night of January 11 when the accident happened.(Facebook)
Witnesses said Subramani and two friends were rooftop hopping on the night of January 11 when the accident happened.(Facebook)

Indian-American medical student falls to death in Philadelphia

By Indo Asian News Service | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 12:07 PM IST
The victim was identified as the 23-year-old third-year Drexel College of Medicine student Vivek Subramani.He was found by his friends face down in a pool of blood and unresponsive.
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Anmol Singh Kamra would sell drugs without a prescription and then ask Fisher to backdate a fake prescription in an attempt to cover the tracks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Anmol Singh Kamra would sell drugs without a prescription and then ask Fisher to backdate a fake prescription in an attempt to cover the tracks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Indian-origin man in US convicted for illegally distributing opioid pain pills

By Press Trust of India | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 10:34 AM IST
Anmol Singh Kamra of Philadelphia, a pharmacy technician, conspired with George Fisher, a physician, and Frank Brown, both charged separately, to illegally distribute thousands of oxycodone pills to people suffering from addiction.
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After Masood Azhar was designated global terrorist by the UN security panel, there have been several attempts by Pakistan to falsely implicate Indian nationals in terror cases.(VIA REUTERS)
After Masood Azhar was designated global terrorist by the UN security panel, there have been several attempts by Pakistan to falsely implicate Indian nationals in terror cases.(VIA REUTERS)

Pakistan, with China, tries to put 4 Indians on UN terror list

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:43 AM IST
After the UN Security Council designated Jaish-e-Mohammed’s Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government in Pakistan has been on an overdrive to frame Indians in terror cases.
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Shah also submitted fraudulent spreadsheets to federal agencies claiming that all of his center’s students listed were employed in the informational technology field.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Shah also submitted fraudulent spreadsheets to federal agencies claiming that all of his center’s students listed were employed in the informational technology field.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian-origin man pleads guilty to defrauding US Dept of Veterans Affairs out of more than $29 mln

By Press Trust of India | New York
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 12:10 PM IST
Nimesh Shah, 36, owner of Blue Star Learning, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs out of more than USD 29 million in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
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The United States (US) Embassy here on Thursday asked visa applicants to apply up to 90 days before their employment begins.(Raj k Raj / Hindustan Times)
The United States (US) Embassy here on Thursday asked visa applicants to apply up to 90 days before their employment begins.(Raj k Raj / Hindustan Times)

Apply for visa 90 days prior to employment start date: US Embassy

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 06:28 AM IST
“Applying for your work #USvisa? You can apply up to 90 days before the employment start date noted on your I-797 form,” the US Embassy wrote in a tweet.
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In the delegation-level talks, both sides discussed issues of mutual concern related to immigration and citizenship.(Photo: Bloomberg)
In the delegation-level talks, both sides discussed issues of mutual concern related to immigration and citizenship.(Photo: Bloomberg)

India asks Britain to ensure students from country do not face visa problems

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 07:16 PM IST
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla spoke to Director General for Borders, Immigration, Citizenship and International Strategy at UK Home Office Glyn Williams regarding this.
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