Americas
Dr. Amit Chakrabarty -- A Visionary, Generous Physician

NEW YORK - It’s been a very long journey with American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, from being an ordinary member of the largest ethnic medical society in the United States to a Regional Leader, currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of national AAPI, and now looking forward to lead the organization that he calls as his second family and has come to adore.

US approves $1.867 billion Integrated Air Defense Weapon System Sale to India

WASHINGTON – USA has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of an Integrated Air Defense Weapon System (IADWS) for an estimated cost of $1.867 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 7, 2020.

Interfaith communities congregate with message of peace and justice

NAPERVILLE - Observing World Peace Day, the Interfaith communities--from diverse faith groups and backgrounds—gathered in Naperville to celebrate the shared message of peace and justice. World Peace Day was held on January 5th, 2020 at Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville. The theme for this year was "20/20 Vision: Seeking a World Where Everyone Belongs."

PUNJABI CULTURAL SOCIETY PARTICIPATES IN CHICAGO THANKSGIVING PARADE

CHICAGO - The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) kept up its tradition of participating in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2019, on State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest parade in Chicago and the city’s premier holiday event.

Kuwait Airways honors travel agents with appreciation awards

NEW YORK - Christine Al-Wazzan, Regional Director of the Kuwait Airways has honored some of its travel agents at a ceremony in a Manhattan, New York. Many officials of the Kuwait Airways attended the Award Ceremony.

India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Washington and New York bill of work
Washington, DC & New York:
October 19, 2019
• Finance Minister led the Indian delegation to the IMF/ World Bank Annual Meetings 2019 held in Washington DC this week. On the side-lines of the Annual Meetings, she also attended the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meetings of the G20 and the BRICS. She took this opportunity to also interact with industrial and institutional investors in New York and in Washington DC and hold bilateral meetings with Finance Ministers of some countries and others. There were 30 meetings of the World Bank/ IMF/ G20/ BRICS, investors and bilateral meetings.
No US visa for immigrants who can't pay for health insurance

WASHINGTON —US President Trump has issued a proclamation, effective Nov. 3, ordering consular officers to bar immigrants seeking to live in the United States unless they “will be covered by approved health insurance” or can prove that they have “the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs.”

Abducted NRI Found Dead In His Car

WASHINGTON - Abducted California based millionaire NRI Tushar Atre has been found dead inside his BMW car. Atre, 50—owner of digital marketing company AtreNet Inc which caters to Silicon Valley corporate businesses—was kidnapped from his house around 3 am "during a crime" on Tuesday, the Santa Cruz county sheriff's office said, adding that he was last seen getting into his white BMW.

Jaishankar, Pelosi Attend Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary Event in USA

WASHINGTON DC – A one-day exhibition on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi was held at the Library of Congress on 02 October 2019 as part of the ongoing celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. India’s US Embassy organized a commemorative event on 02 October 2019. Speaker of the US House, Nancy Pelosi was the Guest of Honor. India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and Speaker Pelosi addressed the gathering.

NGOs Form India Philanthropy Alliance

11 of the US-based not-for-profit organizations have joined hands to form the India Philanthropy Alliance which shall aim to enhance collaboration to augument India’s development, a press release said. The organizations are: Akanksha Fund, American India Foundation, Arogya World, CRY America, Dasra, Ekal USA, Foundation for Excellence, Indiaspora, Magic Bus USA, Pratham USA, and VisionSpring.

INDIA COLLECTION UNVEILED AT NORWALK LIBRARY

CONNECTICUT - Norwalk Public Library in Connecticut unveiled India Collection at its main library at One Belden Ave on Sunday, November 15th. The books were donated by Govt. of India. It was an initiative of the Connecticut Chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO-CT).

In Washington, India US Health Care Debated

the nation continues its debate on reforming of the Healthcare system in the nation, AAPI has taken on itself yet another role and be a vital part of policy making. Led by Dr. Suresh Reddy, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) led the discussions on ways to make healthcare delivery affordable, accessible and efficient at the first ever US-India Leaders’ Summit at The National Press Club in Washington, DC on September 18, 2019. 

Trump imposes toughest sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran took effect on Monday but eight major importers of Iranian oil were spared from immediate penalties.

NRIs deposits jumps as rupee slides

Non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits jumped to $5.7 billion in the first five months of this fiscal compared to $0.5 billion in the same period last year.