SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — TiE Silicon Valley has announced the organization’s 2017 conference, a celebration that will commemorate the body’s 25th anniversary, the event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on May 5 and 6. At the convention, a multitude of roundtables and discussions are scheduled to take ..
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, ..
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 ..
SAN CARLOS, Calif. (Diya TV) — The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 33-year-old Indian American man. Sayak Banerjee, who lives on the 1100 block of Laurel Street in San Carlos, was last seen by neighbors the week of April 16, his wife last spoke with him ..
NEW YORK (Diya TV) — U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met this week with Syed Akbaruddin, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, the two held talks at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN where they discussed the status and progress of the U.S.-India relationship. “We had a great meeting w/ Indian ..
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 (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 ..
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 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be received by the Indian government as an important reminder of just how far behind the pack it has fallen. The “Type 001A” — likely to be named the “Shandong” — will give China an edge ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Facebook said it won’t punish employees who take time off to join pro-immigrant protests on May 1. And, in a nod to security staff, janitors, shuttle-bus drivers and others who work for Facebook contractors on campus, the company also said it will investigate if any of its vendors illegally crack down ..
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 ..
SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Spectators in attendance at New Zealand’s Waitakere sports complex had plenty of time to savor the most inspirational performance of the World Masters Games so far. World-class sprinters can usually cut out 100 meters in about 10-11 seconds — if you’re a recreational athlete, something around 13-15 seconds isn’t too bad. When ..
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. ..
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 ..
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 ..
WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said on Friday that he was replaced, just two years after his appointment by former President Barack Obama. In a statement posted to Facebook, the 39-year-old Murthy said he “was blessed to have an extraordinary team of dedicated public servants who became my colleagues and friends” ..