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September, 2019

 

Ivy League Graduate Ramanjeet Singh Sentenced to Life with a Minimum Parole Eligibility of Twenty Years

After over three years of legal deliberations, Ramanjeet Singh plead guilty but mentally ill to the crime of murder with use of a deadly weapon. Ramanjeet is sentenced to life with minimum parole eligibility of 20 years plus a consecutive term of 240 months with minimum parole eligibility of 36 months for the use of a deadly weapon with credit for the time already served.  The court further ordered Ramanjeet to receive treatment for his mental illness during his incarceration. On August 15th2016, Ramanjeet, in his early forties and a graduateRead More


Fayyaz Raja to Run for Clark County Commission District C

Pakistani American political activist Fayyaz Raja has announced his candidacy for the Clark County Commission District C. Raja is a forty–year resident of Las Vegas and has been actively involved with the growing Asian community.  Raja, an independent insurance agent, is currently serving as the Chair of the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Democratic Caucus and is a President of the South Asian Political Network Alliance (SAPNA). Commission District C is an open seat in 2020 as the current Commissioner Larry Brown is term-limited. The open seat has already attracted a coupleRead More


Twenty Students Named Semifinalists in 2020 National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced nineteen South Asian American Semifinalists students from Nevada in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  Fifteen of the students are currently attending public schools in Las Vegas, and one student is attending the private The Meadows School.  There are four students from Reno, Nevada.  Reno students include three from the prestigious The Davidson Academy of Nevada and one from the Reno area public school. Ten of the students are from the prestigious Clark High School Magnet program. The 2020 National Merit Scholarship recipients are… Ritvik JanamsettyRead More


Evening of Classical Bhajans at the ISKCON Temple of Las Vegas

Las Vegas ISKCON Temple invites the community for a bhajan evening on Sunday, September 15th with social and cultural activities for all ages along with a live performance of classical bhajans by Haribhakti Dey and group.


Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents Appoint Kumud Acharya, Ph.D., Interim President of Desert Research Institute

Dr. Kumud Acharya, an ecological engineer and, long-time Desert Research Institute faculty member, was given a two-year contract. Dr. Kumud Acharya, an ecological engineer whose pioneering work in Nevada helped local and state water managers address aquatic invasive species threatening both Lake Mead and Lake Tahoe, has been tapped to lead Desert Research Institute. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents appointed Dr. Acharya as Interim President after Chancellor Thom Reilly, Regents Chair Jason Geddes, and Vice Chair Mark Doubrava met with faculty, research support staff, and DRIRead More


Evening of Bollywood Music

Las Vegas Music Lovers Group invites the community for an evening of Bollywood music by the talented local aficionados of yesteryear Indian music. The program is scheduled for Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Pure Indian Cuisine. The cost is still $20 per person for an entertaining evening with Indian dinner.


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Four South Asians Named to the Asian American Pacific Islanders Community Commission

In a quest for a better understanding of the Southern Nevada’s growing and prosperous Asian American community, the Clark County Commission has approved a formation of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community Commission to research and understand the history, unique culture, and requirements of the local Asian communities. The Commission solicited applications for the newly established Commission from diverse Asian communities. Eight members of the South Asian community applied for the coveted membership on the newly formed volunteer board. Two Indian Americans Arun Gupta and Divya Narala along with Fayyaz Raja, PakistaniRead More


Dusshera Mela at the Hindu Mandir

Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas invites the community for their much-awaited Annual Dusshera Mela on Sunday, October 13th from 3 pm to 9 pm. Bring in the whole family & friends and enjoy some homemade food, indulge in some shopping followed by the burning of Ravana and a spectacular fireworks at sunset. The festival of Dushera or Vijay Dashmi celebrates the Hindu god Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil – a victory of God Ram over Ravana.  In that spirit, yourRead More


CLE Professional Development Class for Legal Professionals

In its continuing quest for professional development and community outreach, the South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas is offering a 1.5 CLE professional development class. The class will focus on Mediation Preparation – What your mediator expects and social media and its effect on cases. The instructors are Judge Jackie Glass and Mediator Paul Haire.