Baltimore county to honor 3 south asians for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Baltimore county to honor 3 south asians for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Baltimore County announced this week the 2017 recipients of the county’s Asian American Excellence Award — a recognition event to be held in May, which is designated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The award is presented annually to individuals whose life work has successfully contributed to the vitality of the greater Baltimore County region, ..

Harvard student Neil Davey invited to TEDx for diagnostic tool innovation

Harvard student Neil Davey invited to TEDx for diagnostic tool innovation

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Neil Davey, and Indian American student at Harvard University, has developed a device that can diagnose malaria in a more cost effective and time efficient way. Davey and a fellow student, Miraj Shah, have developed a small hand-held device to detect malaria named UniDX, which brings a more effective solution to identifying malaria at ..

Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna dead at 70

Bollywood Star Vinod Khanna dead at 70

MUMBAI (Diya TV) — Veteran Bollywood sensation Vinod Khanna passed on Thursday at the age of 70, according to a hospital statement. Khanna died of advanced bladder cancer on Thursday morning, said Tushar Pania, from the HN Reliance Foundation and Research Centre in Mumbai. Khanna, who was dubbed Bollywood’s “original heartthrob,” had reportedly been battling the ..

Chicago Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi meets with South Asian leaders on growing hate crime concerns 

Chicago Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi meets with South Asian leaders on growing hate crime concerns 

CHICAGO (Diya TV) — Illinois congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been working proactively with members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Muslim-American communities in and around his district to speak to their unique and shared concerns regarding the recent spike in hate crimes taking place across the nation. Rep. Krishnamoorthi met last week with leaders from the Hindu, Sikh, and ..

Indian-American Doctors React to sacking of Vivek Murthy

Indian-American Doctors React to sacking of Vivek Murthy

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — A top body of Indian-American doctors have publicly reacted with shock and disappointment over the firing of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama. The American Association of Physicians of Indian-origin (AAPI), in a statement released Monday, said they were “shocked and saddened” to learn ..

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expected to debut new net neutrality plans on Wednesday

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expected to debut new net neutrality plans on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai will kick off the process to scrap the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules on Wednesday, according to sources familiar with the matter. In Pai’s latest moves to relax regulations in the telecom industry, he will use an upcoming speech in the nation’s capital to repeat his opposition ..

Arun Jaitley talks H-1B Visas, Demonetization and India’s Global Investment

Arun Jaitley talks H-1B Visas, Demonetization and India’s Global Investment

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Arun Jaitley, India’s Finance Minister, provided an update on his discussion with U.S. officials regarding the Indian tech industries’ fear of getting an unfavorable deal on immigration and H-1B programs at the hands of the Trump administration. Jaitley arrived Thursday for a five-day trip to meet and discuss matters with U.S. officials. ..

Amit Chakrabarti named dean of Arts and Sciences college at K-State

Amit Chakrabarti named dean of Arts and Sciences college at K-State

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Following an extensive national search, Kansas State University has named Amit Chakrabarti as its new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Chakrabarti has served since Feb. 2016 as interim dean of the university’s largest college with 24 departments, and a broad array of majors, secondary majors and minors spanning many ..

Ascend Pinnacle hosts Inaugural Awards Dinner

Ascend Pinnacle hosts Inaugural Awards Dinner

PALO ALTO, Calif. (Diya TV) — Ascend Pan-Asian, a leadership group comprised of 20,000 members and 28 student chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, hosted the organization’s inaugural awards dinner on Friday, bringing together the South Asian community’s best and brightest from the technology, manufacturing and industrial sectors. Since the organization’s founding in 2005, Ascend ..