Saturday, August 13, 2022

Diaspora

11 Indian Americans receive Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in USA

INDIANAPOLIS: The Indiana India Business Council on Wednesday presented the prestigious “Indiana Ratna” (Jewel of Indiana) award to former Indiana Commerce Secretary and current Ambassador of Global Relations at Butler University, Mr James A. Schellinger, and Founder and Chairman, U.S. India SME Council, and Chairman, FICCI Committee on Aerospace and Defense, Mr Sudhakar Gande, at the fourth Annual Gala at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Downtown Indianapolis.

Amazing journey of Hindu temple of central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS: Hindu Temple of Central Indiana Board Member Dr. Rama M. Belagaje said "It gives me a great pleasure to present this report having witnessed and experienced the amazing journey of our temple from the ground breaking to Kumbabhishekam and all the way to the current status."

Religions want moral-ethical guardrails as Artificial Intelligence heads towards sentience

NEVADA, USA: In view of fast emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the possibility of artificial sentience, the world needs to seriously and urgently address the ethical and moral issues surrounding it; a multi-faith coalition of Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish leaders warns.

Delhi: Kitchen commodity prices record substantial rise in July

NEW DELHI: Amid the debate over inflation and price rise, the latest data from the Consumer Affairs Department revealed that prices of kitchen commodities including wheat, rice, sugar, edible oil and essential vegetables such as potato recorded substantial jumps in the month of July as compared to the last year, in Delhi

Chennai to get second airport at Parandur

CHENNAI:The process for a second airport in Tamil Nadu's capital is advancing with the Ministry of Civil Aviation going along with the choice of the state government for its site.

Dr, Jasbir Singh Sarna's book 'The Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir' released in Surrey, Canada

SURREY, Canada: A function was held by Sikh National Archive at Lovely Banquet Hall in Surrey to release Dr Jasbir Singh Sarna's book ' The Sikhs in Jammu Kashmir'.

5 Ukrainians liberated from Russian captivity, including 3 civilians

kiev: A serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed forces, a former police officer and three civilians were liberated from Russian captivity, said a message from Ukrainian Chief Intelligence Directorate on Tuesday.

Pressure mounts to prevent Rajapaksas from leaving Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: As Sri Lanka awaits President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to quit on Wednesday, court orders have been sought to prevent him from leaving the country together with his two brothers -- former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and ex-Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

“Indiana Ratna” awards for James A. Schellinger and Sudhakar Gande

INDIANAPOLIS: The Indiana India Business Council will recognize two honorees this year with the prestigious “Indiana Ratna” (Jewel of Indiana) award – James A. Schellinger, former Indiana Commerce Secretary and current Ambassador of Global Relations at Butler University and Sudhakar Gande, Founder and Chairman, U.S. India SME Council, and Chairman, FICCI Committee on Aerospace and Defense.

NAPA expresses concern over rising crime in Punjab

JALANDHAR: US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) today raised serious concerns over the increasing number of incidents of gang wars and the recovery of sophisticated weapons from various gangsters just ahead of the election season. Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director, North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), said the arrest of gangsters in the past had led to the seizure of sophisticated weapons from them which was causing a serious concern for the diaspora.

Randeep Singh Chahal wins “Brisbane Choreographer Cup 2022”

AMRITSAR: Randeep Singh Chahal, a 29 year old dancer/Choreographer from india who lives in Brisbane, Australia now has won “Brisbane Choreographer Cup 2022” Competition by competing against top 10 choreographers/ dancers in Australia.

KP Singh happy to be at Talbot Art Fair 50th time

INDIANAPOLIS: "It is joy and pleasure to be 50th time at the Talbot Art Fair, one of the largest and the oldest art fairs in the United States of America. We had taken some vacation for the last two years due to Covid. There was no art fair in the last two successive years, " said Inter-Faith Ambassador of the Year 2016, Mr Kanwal Prakash Singh. His art work has been described as "Lines of Distinction."

US files charges in crackdown on Indian gang preying on elders

NEW YORK: The US Department of Justice announced that an Indian has been charged in a continuing crackdown on a gang from India that preyed on the elderly with fraud and physical threats.

Chicago Sikhs participate in memorial day parade and ceremonies

CHICAGO: Memorial Day in America honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country protecting our freedom. The sun drenched day started with a wreath laying ceremony at Daley Plaza remembering over 1.2 million heroes, followed by a parade on State street. Large crowds of people lined the parade route to pay their respect. The parade was broadcast live on local TV on channels like ABC TV-7.

Explainer: 'Khalistan' returns to spook Punjab again

NEW DELHI: Khalistan had become a thing of the past after India trudged on from the grisly period of peaking insurgency in Punjab, the assassination of a powerful Prime Minister, and the anti-Sikh riots that followed.

3000 guests attend 2022 Asian Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: More than 3,000 guests turned up for the family-friendly Asian Festival and 300+ performers and artists enthralled the guests with their vibrant cultural activities, including dances. About 30 volunteers did their jobs with dedication. Besides culture, arts and music there were free health fairs and fun activities for the entire family. The venue of the 2022 Asian Festival was the spacious Global Village Welcome Center 4233 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Sankalp and Vishnu receive Asian American Youth Leadership Award

INDIANAPOLIS: Sankalp Srivastava and Vishnu Iyer were among eight outstanding servant leaders from local high schools who were presented the Asian American Youth Leadership Award by chief guest Mayor Joe Hogsett during the Asian Festival at the Global Village Welcome Center 4233 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Big Boost to the Demand of Canada to Amritsar Direct Flights

AMRITSAR: The FlyAmritsar Initiative, global civil society advocacy campaign for connecting Amritsar airport to destinations around the world, has expressed its gratitude to the Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra for raising the issue of more direct flights to India including direct flights to Amritsar with the visiting Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia during the recent bilateral ministerial level talks held between the two countries.

Shaminder Singh of USA declared 'Tankhahiya' by Akal Takht

AMRITSAR: The Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh today declared Shaminder Singh of USA as guilty and directed him to stop printing of holy scriptures of Guru Granth Sahib.