Atlanta sources reported that an 11 year old Indian American boy is being praised for pulling an unconscious 34 year old man from the bottom of the deep-end of a pool and saving his life. Advaik Nandikotkur was with his uncle and mother at an indoor pool in the family’s apartment complex in Eagan, Minnesota recently when the man wandered into the deep end and became unresponsive.
New Delhi sources stated that Union Minister Sushma Swaraj said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will award medals to the winners of the 'Bharat Ko Janiye' quiz on January 22 during the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas celebration in Varanasi. Meanwhile the winners will also visit the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, she said. The quiz, conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), seeks to motivate overseas Indian youth to enhance their knowledge about India and connect with their roots.
Washington sources reported that Raj Shah, an Indian American spokesman in the White House Press Office, has left President Donald Trump’s administration and joined an arm of a Florida-based lobbying firm. Meanwhile Shah, a former researcher at the Republican National Committee, will lead the Media Group, the press wing of Ballard Partners, a lobbying firm with offices in Florida and Washington.
New York sources reported that Tulsi Gabbard, 37, the first Hindu elected to the US Congress, announced on Friday that she will be running for president. Meanwhile Kamala Harris, 54, who is of Indian and African-Jamaican descent and is identified as a member of the Christian Baptist sect, is expected to announce her candidature for the Democratic Party nomination next week, according to several news reports quoting sources close to her.
Sources from Dubai stated that following the expulsion of USACA a couple of years ago, the International Cricket Council (ICC) welcomed USA Cricket as its newest member. As per ICC statement, USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved by ICC Members following the Membership Committee’s recommendation to the ICC
Sources from Atlanta made a statement that as per report recent graduate of Lawrence Tech University in Michigan is in critical condition after he was shot by robbers who took off with his car, wallet and other belongings, according to reports. Sai Krishna, who recently started working at an automotive company in downtown Detroit, was mugged while he was on his way home from work around 11:30 pm on January 3.
New York sources reported that when talking to reporters before a cabinet meeting in Washington on Wednesday, Trump said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi told him about a library that India had built in Afghanistan and mockingly said: “I don’t know who’s using it in Afghanistan.” Trump, who is known for his intemperate and undiplomatic off-the-cuff remarks, added that what India had spent was the
New York sources reported that man has been arrested for allegedly killing an Indian origin police officer during a traffic stop in California’s Newman country. Meanwhile the suspect was identified as Gustavo Perez Arriaga, 33, who came to the US illegally and was believed to have been fleeing to Mexico. Accordingly Arriaga was arrested from a home in Kern County, about 200 miles south of where the shooting occurred
New York sources stated that an Indian American teenager has won the inaugural “Digital Transformation Hackathon” at Cornell University for designing a device to detect the actual pain level of a patient during a diagnosis. Meanwhile the device designed by 17 year old Mahum Siddiqi and her team uses neurological activity occurring in one’s brain to help doctors more efficiently determine someone’s pain levels.
New York sources reported that an Indian origin police officer was shot and killed by an unidentified man during a traffic stop in the US state of California. Meanwhile Officer Ronil Singh, 33, had been working with the Newman Police Department since July 2011. He was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he was “working overtime on Christmas night to provide the best for his family”.
Hyderabad sources reported that three siblings from Telangana were killed in a devastating house fire in Collierville town in Tennessee in the United States, according to the family. Meanwhile the students were identified as Sathwika Naik (16), Jaya Naik (13) and their brother Suhan Naik (14). The three siblings hailed from Nalgonda district.
Atlanta sources reported that Dominic Sarkar, executive chef at the Passage to India restaurant was shot to death while he was sleeping in his bedroom inside his home in Fremont, on October 8, 2018. Police investigation established that Sarkar’s girlfriend Maria Moore had hired Marvel Salvant to kill him, in order to collect $800,000 in life insurance policies.
According to sources Harsh Vardhan Shringla, presently Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh was on Thursday named as the new Indian Ambassador to the US. Meanwhile a 1984 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, Shringla is expected to take up his new assignment shortly, according to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry.
Atlanta sources reported that though they have been in Washington for only a few weeks, they’re already making a splash clashing with incoming committee chairmen, joining a protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office and agitating for newly empowered Democrats to stake out ambitious goals on climate change,” the Politico feature said, of Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff.
Bangkok sources stated that India’s Nehal Chudasama failed to make it to the Top 20 of the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, where Catriona Elisa Gray from Philippines piped 93 contestants from around the world to emerge the winner as chosen by an all women jury. Accordingly India had pinned high hopes on Nehal, 22, to end a long drought for the country at the pageant as Lara Dutta had last brought back the crown in 2000.