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August, 2019


US Department of Labor Orders Dr. Dhaval Shah to Pay Overtime to Employees

Dr. Dhaval Shah owner of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialist will pay $43,247 in back wages and liquidated damages to 51 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD investigators found Dr. Shah failed to pay his employees overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. Instead, Shah paid them straight time hourly rates without regard to the number of hours that they worked. On average, the underpaidRead More

Indian Community Celebrates India’s 73rd Independence Day

The weekend celebration of Indian’s 73rdIndependence Day brought in an exceptional cultural showcase of the local talent and social camaraderie.  The patriotic elements along with India’s cultural diversity were part of the exuberant celebrations which brought close to 500 community members to celebrate India’s 73rdIndependence Day.  The homegrown entertainers and performers with their diverse vibrant personalities, performances, and talent dazzled the attendees.  The well-executed program,  under the leadership of the newly elected President of Friends of India Mahendra Mehta, began on time with a patriotic parade with participants of all ages in aRead More

Evening of Indian Bollywood M​usic

An evening of musical program Rang-E-Mehfil by renowned singer Arjun Jaipuri at the Shiraz Restaurant on Saturday, September 7th from 7 pm till 11 pm. Arjun is traveling across North America and for the first time, he is bringing his music and singing diversity to Las Vegas. Acclaimed singer Sanghmitra will also join Arjun Jaipuri for the evening show. Please get your tickets ASAP from one of the sponsors/supporters listed on the flyer below. Tickets are reasonably priced at $50 per person, which includes a sumptuous dinner prepared by acclaimedRead More

Eight Members from the South Asian Community Apply to the Newly Formed Asian American Pacific Islanders Community Commission

In response to a request for the membership in the newly formed Asian American Pacific Islanders Community Commission, the County Commission has received letters of interest from 8 individuals from the Indian sub-continent region.  In total over 50, Clark County residents have applied for the 15 member Commission. The following members of the South Asian community, along with their brief application/resumes, have applied to serve on the Commission.             Pradip Bhatt             Nirmalya Chatterjee             Arun Gupta             Siddharth Jhaveri             Jay Mann             Divya Narala             Fayyaz Raja             Sharifa Wahab The newly formed Commission will beRead More

Bribery Alleged, Indian Employees Involved in DMV $75 Million Contract with Tech Mahindra

The DMV awarded Tech Mahindra the contract a year after the meetings and a few weeks after Dillard, who retired from the DMV in October 2015, joined the company, records show. Tech Mahindra was fired last year after a critical audit and scathing contractor report questioned its work. The failed project cost drivers about $26 million in wasted registration fees. A lawsuit filed in Carson City by former Tech Mahindra executive Brian Coffey accuses Manivannan and Vijayaraghavan of sabotaging the modernization after Coffey blocked millions of dollars in bribes that Sethi and otherRead More

Vikas Sayal, M.D. Named President of the Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (NAPI)

The Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin is pleased to announce Vikas Sayal as President for the year 2019-20.  Dr. Sayal will be at the helms of affairs at NAPI and is planning to play an active role in reinventing the association with more meaningful outreach efforts involving the medical and non-medical community at large. Dr. Vikas Sayal, a graduate of Patiala Medical College, Patiala, Punjab is licensed in Nevada and Arizona to practice in the areas of Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Pulmonary Diseases.  With impeccable medical and academic credentials,Read More

Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Files Complaint Against Dr. Priya Chib

Dr. Priya Chib was disciplined by the California Medical Board with a public reprimand and was required to complete 20 hours of an educational course aimed at correcting areas of deficient practice of knowledge, and was required to enroll in a medical record keeping course.  The educational program/course was in addition to the CME requirements for renewal of licensure. In November 2018, Dr. Chib entered into a stipulated settlement and disciplinary order with the California Medical Board. The public reprimand was issued in connection with the care and treatment of aRead More

Global Charity Foundation Mixer

Global Charity Foundation invites the community for their summer mixer to support the local community education program at THE CAPITAL GRILLE in Fashion Show Mall on the Strip on Wednesday, August 28th. Tickets $35 per person.

Upset Hindus urge Georgia clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Athens (Georgia) based apparel and home goods company Vision Lab for an immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying an image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to sit on or put feet/buttocks/legs on or sweat on. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay asRead More

Landing in Las Vegas – A quest for a new challenge brought Abbas Badani to UNLV

Abbas Badani says the challenge of a new place and a more urban life brought him to UNLV. But considering he spent the last 14 winters in Pennsylvania, there’s a good chance the lack of snow factored in. The new senior director of integrated graphic services has been charged with providing strategic direction and a customer-centric perspective to the formerly named reprographics unit. It’s also known colloquially as the print shop, but Badani says the unit is responsible for so much more than course packs. “We handle anything graphics-related forRead More