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April, 2017


Shahil Pema, University of Nevada-Reno Honors student named 2017 Goldwater Scholar

Shahil Pema, Junior at the University of Nevada-Reno, is named 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America. Pema earned this honor due to his stellar academic records, extensive research activities and hard work at the UNR. “The high caliber of outstanding undergraduate researchers at the University shows that our students are being recognized for their high level of coursework in the STEM area, intense engagement in research, close connections to faculty researchers and community partners, andRead More

Kamala Kanta Vijai and Girija Vijay – Philanthropy Runs in their Veins

Those who know Girija, they know her as a Women on the Go.  Girija is instrumental in bringing EKAL Vidyalaya program to Las Vegas and for the past seven years has dedicatedly raised funds for EKAL’s successful educational programs across India. After spending over 40 years in Atlanta, Kamala Kanta Vijai and Girija Vijay moved to Las Vegas to be closer to their son Sandeep Vijai.  In 1966, after completing Ph. D. from Purdue University in Chemistry, the family moved to Atlanta, where Kamala worked for Lockheed Martin.  After fewRead More

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals CEO Rajesh Shrotriya earns over $2.7 million in 2016

Rajesh Shrotriya, MD, and CEO of Las Vegas based Spectrum Pharmaceuticals earned over $2.7 million during 2016 which includes $945,000 in base salary, bonus $945,000, stock awards $608,000 and other compensation $262,977. Dr. Shortriya’s 2016 compensation is way less than a total compensation of over $4.4 million he made in 2015.  Dr. Shrotriya is the highest compensated Indian American in Las Vegas. In 2011, Dr. Shrotriya made the headlines by topping the Las Vegas CEO compensation list with 2011 compensation of over $25 million.  Rajesh’s annual compensation includes salary, cashRead More

Confidential settlement reached. Attorney Paul Padda quiet.

Las Vegas Review-Journal reports an undisclosed settlement has been reached in a lawsuit between a New York hedge fund manager David Moradi and Marquee nightclub inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino.  Paul Padda represented the hedge fund manager David Moradi who was manhandled by the club security and suffered traumatic brain injuries. Paul Padda, attorney for David Moradi has refused to comment on the settlement due to confidential out of court settlement.  Earlier Paul Padda asked for $483 million in punitive damages. Click here for complete story…

Paul Padda secures $160 Million Judgement

Paul Padda, a well-known and accomplished Indian-American Attorney, secures $160 million judgment against a nightclub at Cosmopolitan for his client, a New York City hedge fund manager David Moradi. As per the Review-Journal, a New York City hedge fund manager who sued the Marquee nightclub after he was attacked by a manager and security officers won a $160.5 million jury verdict this week. According to a 2014 lawsuit against The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the nightclub and Roof Deck Entertainment LLC, the manager and security officers forced Moradi into a security roomRead More

Paul Padda retained by a prominent sports bettor

Paul Padda, a high profile Indian American attorney and a former Attorney with the Department of Justice, has been retained by a well-known sports bettor David Oancea, aka Vegas Dave. David Nakama Oancea, aka “Vegas Dave,” 40, of Las Vegas, a Las Vegas sports betting personality, was indicted by a federal grand jury, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada. The indictment charges Oancea with nine counts of misuse of Social Security Numbers and 10 counts of causing false currency transaction reports to be filedRead More

Hindu Mandir 16th Anniversary Celebrations

Hindu Mandir of Las Vegas invites you to join the community to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas on Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Jay P Raman recommended by Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended Jay P. Raman, 38, along with two other individuals for an appointment to the Dept. 18 judgeship.  There were eight applicants who applied for the vacant position. The open seat will be filed by Governor Brian Sandoval at the recommendation of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection.  Eight attorneys submitted applications for the Dept. 18 open judicial seat.  The position is available due to the retirement of Judge David Barker. In selecting the finalists, the Commission conducted background investigations and considered theRead More

Luncheon with Sheriff Joe Lombardo

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance invites you to its monthly luncheon with special guest Sheriff Joe Lombardo, on Saturday, April 22nd, at the Taj Palace Indian Restaurant.

EKAL Vidyalaya Fund Raiser & Entertainment

The Las Vegas Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya announces its 7th annual fundraising & musical evening with a performance from EKAL supported Tribal Artists from India, on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at the Windmill Library, 7060 West Windmill Lane, Las Vegas.  Dinner starts at 7:00 pm, followed by an entertainment around 8:00 pm. ‘Less than a few days are left for our program. We would very much appreciate if you support this noble cause of educating the underprivileged children of a rural area of India’, said Ms. Girija Vijay, a local coordinatorRead More