Washington sources reported that Indian teenager has been killed along with two other persons after two small planes collided mid-air in the US state of Florida. The authorities have said Nisha Sejwal, 19, was killed in the accident on Tuesday along with Jorge Sanchez, 22, and Ralph Knight, 72, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
New York sources reported that Indian-American publishing group Parikh Worldwide Media (PWM) has acquired ITV Gold cable TV channel with plans to enter the Indian media market. Meanwhile when announcing the acquisition, PWM Chairman Sudhir Parikh, said “We will have tie-ups with digital platforms in India to launch ITV Gold
Sources from Jalandhar, Punjab stated that WWE fights may be flashy, hard and violent at times but the first Indian woman to get into that ring at the international level has beaten bigger odds at home to reach there. Meanwhile Kavita Devi, who is better known in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) international circles as “Hard KD”, is currently training and wrestling in Orlando, Florida, in the United States as part of her three year contract with the WWE.
New York sources reported that man who was a suspect in the killing of an Indian student in Kansas City has been shot dead by police after he shot and wounded three officers on Sunday. Accordingly the man, who had been under surveillance in connection with the fatal shooting of Sharath Koppu on July 6 at a restaurant, was killed during an exchange of fire with police on Sunday.
Atlanta sources reported that wealthy Indian American tech executive who brutally beat and assaulted an escort was sentenced to seven years in prison. Meanwhile according to media reports the woman, wearing all white, said she has “been living every day in fear” since Sanjay Tripathy, 48, attacked her after they met on a sugar daddy website in June 2016.
New York sources reported that a Sikh fighter will be wearing a turban as he competes on Vaisakhi in the American Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in a show of pride in his faith and tradition, according to the National Sikh Campaign (NSC). Accordingly Arjan Singh Bhullar is to face off against Adam Wieczorek on Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale in Arizona State.
Atlanta sources reported that Under Trump’s administration, USCIS is planning to reverse the 2015 final rule that granted eligibility and work permits for spouses of high skilled (H1-B visa) workers. The ban is likely to push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders, their families and their employers.
New Delhi sources added that for Indian fans of the football World Cup in Russia, it may come as pleasant consolation that this country will feature at the event, but in spirit alone, with the unveiling of an installation by Georgian born American artist David Datuna, who is greatly inspired by the works of Delhi based Subodh Gupta.
Atlanta sources reported that 26 year old University of Missouri, Kansas City student from Warangal in India was fatally shot in the back as he ran from a would-be robber at the restaurant where he worked, reports the Kansas City Star. Meanwhile Sharath Koppula, was critically injured when the man fired at him at about 7 pm last Friday and was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed.
New York sources reported that Indian American federal appeals court judge Amul Thapar has emerged as a “serious” contender for a spot in the US Supreme court and has been interviewed for the position by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile according media reports he was one of four judges interviewed for the position on the nation’s highest court by Trump on Monday, according to The Washington Post and other media outlets that quoted unnamed sources who had been briefed about the meetings.
Washington sources reported that the White House announced on Monday that US President Donald Trump has appointed an Indian-American official, Raj Shah, to a key role in the contentious process of the appointment of the next justice of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders said Shah will take leave from the position of Trump’s Deputy Principal Press Secretary to concentrate on getting the President’s nominee through the Senate approval process.
Washington sources reported that the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the decision-making body of the Democratic Party in the US, has tapped Indian American Seema Nanda to serve as its new CEO and handle day to day operations, making her the first from the community to be named an operational head of a key American political party. Meanwhile Nanda is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the
Atlanta sources reported that in an election race keenly followed by the Indian-American community, Maryland state legislator Aruna Miller lost to multimillionaire David Trone in the Democratic primary for the vacant seat in the state’s 6th District. Meanwhile the loss foiled her attempt to become only the second Indian-American to be elected to the US House of Representatives after Pramila Jayapal of Washington State.
United Nations sources added according to the US Mission to the UN that Nikki Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet level position in the US, begins a three day visit to India on Tuesday to advance relations between the two countries. Meanwhile Haley, who is the Permanent Representative to the UN with cabinet rank, is to meet senior Indian government officials and NGO and interfaith leaders to “underscore the US’ shared values and strong alliance with the people of India”
Washington sources reported that US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has slammed the “misleading and politically motivated” UN report on poverty and inequality in the country that accuses President Donald Trump of forcing millions of citizens into deprivation. As per report Philip Alston, a New York University law and human rights professor, led the study travelling across US. He said that the US was fast becoming a “champion of inequality.