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    Meet Sara Gideon, the Indian-origin US Senate candidate backed by Obama

    Currently the Speaker of the Maine State Assembly, Sara Gideon, is the Democrat’s candidate for the Maine state Senate race.

    Leading Indian-origin doctor appointed New York City's new health commissioner

    Dr Dave A Chokshi was named Commissioner of the City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Tuesday after serving health commissioner Dr Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post. Blasio said Chokshi has spent his career fighting for those too often left behind.

    View: Indian-Americans and their role in the upcoming US presidential elections

    Potential Indian American voters number around 2.5 million — less than 1% of the US population. But 1.3 million happen to live in eight battleground states where they can make a difference. Traditionally, their vote goes to the Democrats. In fact, the party has taken it for granted in the past.

    Indian-Americans to celebrate Ram Temple foundation laying ceremony

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the temple would take place on August 5 in the holy town of Ayodhya and PM Modi would be attending the event. Temples across the US will perform special poojas and prayers, while a large number of Indian-Americans have said that they would lit diya to celebrate the bhoomi poojan of the Ram Temple.

    Indian independence icon: UK to mint Mahatma Gandhi coin, but not all PIOs happy with choice

    Finance minister Sunak, who is Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy's son-in-law, had written to The Royal Mint on Saturday, urging it to consider celebrating the achievements of someone from the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) community on UK coinage. He pointed out that "for generations, ethnic minority groups have fought and died for this country".

    The US-based Indian doctor behind the disputed Covid-19 data

    As the novel coronavirus hit, Dr. Sapan Desai seized the moment. With a Harvard professor, he produced two studies in May that almost instantly disrupted multiple clinical trials amid the pandemic.

    UK-based diaspora group to conduct 1st-ever British Indian Census

    The survey, available online from the Indian League website, intends to explore the diversity of heritage, identity, beliefs and behaviour of the Indian community based in the UK, whilst identifying key issues of concern to British Indians.

    Indian-origin executive Dipesh J Shah to chair England's highways firm

    An Indian-origin executive who has worked across leading public and private sector firms in the UK has been selected as the new Chair of Highways England, the British government-owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England's highways and major road infrastructure.

    Indian-American non-profit organisation Sewa International raised USD 8.3 million in 2019

    The organisation held its 2020 national conference on Tuesday which was virtually attended by nearly 300 members and followers.

    Indian-Americans hold peaceful protest in front of China's embassy in Washington

    Community activist Manoj Sreenilayam said: "We condemn the unprovoked Chinese aggression, landgrab and killing of Indians on Indian territory in Ladakh, while the world is distracted with the COVID-19 pandemic".

    Lord Swraj Paul donates $5 million to MIT

    Lord Swraj Paul donates $5 million to MIT

    UK-based Indian-origin entrepreneur Lord Swraj Paul has donated USD 5 million to his alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Kresge Auditorium, a landmark at the prestigious university that serves as a venue for community and cultural activities.

    Entrepreneur Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey

    Entrepreneur Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win GOP primary for Senate from New Jersey

    Washington, Jul 11 () Entrepreneur Rik Mehta has become the first Indian-American to win the Republican primary for the Senate seat from the US state of New Jersey.

    Indian-American scientist appointed acting head of top US agriculture research organisation

    Indian-American scientist appointed acting head of top US agriculture research organisation

    Dr Parag Chitnis was named Associate Director for Programmes earlier this year and leads implementation of NIFA's approximately USD 1.7 billion research projects.

    58 Indian-origin executives employ over 3.6 million globally, account for $1 trillion in revenue

    58 Indian-origin executives employ over 3.6 million globally, account for $1 trillion in revenue

    Indian-origin business leaders are reaching the pinnacle of corporate success in greater numbers than ever, many use their platforms for social change advocacy, said Indiaspora, a nonprofit organisation of global Indian diaspora leaders from various backgrounds and professions.

    Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, Prof Raj Chetty among '2020 Great Immigrants' honourees

    Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee, Prof Raj Chetty among '2020 Great Immigrants' honourees

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Raj Chetty have been named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as '2020 Great Immigrants' honourees, the Corporation said in a statement on Wednesday.

    Two agricultural experts from India named by UN chief to scientific group for 2021 food summit

    Two agricultural experts from India named by UN chief to scientific group for 2021 food summit

    Lal, a preeminent Indian-American soil scientist, was named last month as the 2020 World Food Prize Laureate for developing and mainstreaming a soil-centric approach to increasing food production that conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change.

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