San Francisco sources have reported that Microsoft’s Indian born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company’s upcoming revitalized campus. Meanwhile as part of a plan to overhaul its 500 acre campus in Redmond
According to sources new US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster had said currently US is undertaking a comprehensive review of its visa policy but it’s not focused on any one country or H-1B visas. Meanwhile he said as the US administration had not yet announced the policy, he can’t comment on the impact it may have.
Washington sources have reported that an Indian born American couple has gifted $1 million to the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts to create an India Fund for producing and presenting Indian programming through 2025. Accordingly the gift from entrepreneur Ranvir Trehan, a leading Indian-American patron of the arts, his wife Adarsh and their Trehan Foundation would provide seed money for the fund.
Washington sources have reported that Adam Purinton, 51, was charged with first degree murder in the February shooting at the Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe that killed 32 year old Srinivas Kuchibhotla. Meanwhile he also faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder for wounding another Indian Alok Madasani and American man Ian Grillot.
According to a report published by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the total number of Indian students now in the US stands at over 186,000, rising by more than 12% in the last one year. Meanwhile comprising 17.3% of all international students there, the Indian students are only behind China, which remains the top sender of students to the US since 2009-10 when it toppled India for the number one position.
Washington sources have stated that Sherin Mathews, a three year old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch last month in the US state of Texas, had a series of broken bones and injuries in various stages of healing that could not have happened prior to her adoption.
According to reliable sources, Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna the term of Sarna, a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service officer and who was supposed to retire November end, has been extended by a year. He was named India’s envoy in Washington in September last year ahead of the US presidential election and after serving just eight months as Indian High Commissioner to Britain.
New York sources have stated that an Indian descent father was shot and injured while trying to protect his son from robbers who tried to force their way into his home here, according to media reports. Earlier on Sunday a man came to the home of Thakur Persaud in the Queens district of the city and when his 13 year old son answered the door he claimed to have a package for delivery.
Sources from Sanya have reported that India’s Manushi Chillar had won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant. According to sources Priyanka Chopra was the last winner from India in 2000. Accordingly Chillar, 21, looked emotional as the crown was placed on her head by Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle.
New York sources have reported that according to media reports an Indian-American teenager has been killed in a road rage incident when a driver ran his truck over her after a minor collision in the city’s suburb of Levittown. Earlier on Sunday, police in Nassau County adjoining New York City were looking for the driver who allegedly attacked dental student Taranjit Parmar, 18, on Thursday.
New York sources have stated that two Indian American candidates have overcome bigoted propaganda to win local elections in New Jersey one of them as the Mayor of Hoboken. Meanwhile Ravi Bhalla was elected in Tuesday’s elections as the first Sikh Mayor of the town that is a suburb of New York City.
New York sources have reported that Manisha Singh, a lawyer and Congressional staffer, has won Senate approval to be the Assistant Secretary of State in charge of economic and business affairs, making her the second senior official of Indian descent in US diplomacy. Meanwhile the Senate voted unanimously for her appointment on Thursday during the same session that approved Kenneth Juster’s posting as Ambassador to India.
Washington sources have stated that authorities said an Indian man was re-arrested in the US after he was released from prison following the completion of his 10 year sentence for posing a threat to public safety. Meanwhile Jerald Peter Dsouza, 58, was arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after he was released from a jail where he was lodged for using the Internet to induce a minor, believed to be a 13 year old girl, to engage in criminal sexual activity.
New York sources have stated that a novel iPhone-based portable ultrasound machine that can help detect cancer easily at home has been developed by US researchers. Meanwhile the device called Butterfly IQ is a scanner of the size of an electric razor that can display black-and-white imagery of the body, when paired with an iPhone.
Washington sources have stated that India has emphatically risen with the US administration the issue of H1B and L1 visas, which have facilitated the entry Indian IT professionals, thereby, immensely benefiting the American economy, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said.