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February, 2020


Dhaval Shah, M.D. Settles with U.S. Department of Labor

Dr. Dhaval Shah owner of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialist and Chairman of the Nevada Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, agreed to 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). This publication had to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain the complete investigative report from the Department of Labor on Dr. Dhaval Shah’s investigation on shortchanging his employees.  TheRead More

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Fayyaz Raja and Sanje Sedera Appointed to the Citizens Advisory Committee

The Clark County Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Fayyaz Raja and Sanje Sedera to the Clark County Social Service Citizens Advisory Committee.  The committee identifies and communicates to the department crucial social service issues and service requirements regarding an improvement to client services and to assist in assessing the needs of the community.  The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Clark county citizens who have interests in social services impacting the community. For the past 40 years, Fayyaz Raja is active in the South Asian community.  Fayyaz is currentlyRead More

Meet, Greet and a Reception for Fayyaz Raja, Candidate for Clark County Commission

Please join friends, family and supporters of Fayyaz Raja in his quest for the next Clark County Commissioner from District C.  A well-known political activist, Democrat Fayyaz Raja is running for an open seat in the County Commission. Fayyaz Raja, originally from Pakistan, has resided in Las Vegas for over 40 years.   UNLV graduate Raja is a self-employed independent insurance agent. Raja has been actively involved in local and statewide politics and has volunteered thousands of hours on Democratic campaigns, fund-raising and other political activities.  Previously Raja served as a 2nd Vice-ChairRead More

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APPNA Annual Banquet & Entertainment

Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Physicians of Pakistan Descent of North America (APPNA) invites you to an evening of glamor, entertainment and dinner with an internationally renowned singer Malaika Faisal on Friday, February 21st at 6:30 PM at the Panos Hall – St. Johns the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 5300 El Camino Rd., Las Vegas.

Passage from India: Essays, Poems, and Stories – Dr. S. S. Moorty

A regular visitor to Las Vegas, Prof. Satyam Sikha Moorty is an Emeritus Professor of English at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah. As a professor and author, Dr. Moorty has recently written a book on his life experiences in the form of short stories and essays. The book Passage from India is a product of two cultures and academic worlds, Indian and American. Originally from India, Moorty received his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.  Dr. Moorty taught English literature courses for thirty-one years at SouthernRead More

A Match Made in Medical School

Aradhana Mehta…Love, Romance, and an MD Degree from UNR Medical School. Medical school forges a bond of commonality where relationships are often a natural outgrowth for many medical students. For two med students in particular, volunteering at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics brought them closer than they ever could have imagined. Though Lance Horner was born in California and Aradhana Mehta in West Virginia, they both ended up in Reno for high school. They both attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated in 2013.Read More

Las Vegas hosts IFAB Awards

The entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is getting ready to host the Annual iFAB Awards with a wide variety of entertainment, fashion, and dance show for the attendees. Buy your tickets at GOPAL INDIA MARKET, 1435 E. TROPICANA AVE., LAS VEGAS. Dr. Juhi Jagiasi, M.D., CEO of the IFAB Awards group is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual IFAB AWARDS to be held in Las Vegas at the Southpoint Hotel.  The awards to be held on Thursday, February 27th will be a red carpet gala night showcasing the musical performances,Read More

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Meets South Asian Community in Support of Biden for President Campaign

After the lackluster attendance at a meeting with Congressman Ami Bera, the Biden for President campaign brought in Khizr Khan,  father of the US Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War to meet with the South Asian community.  The event dubbed as Chai and Chat with Khizr Khan brought in close to 100 attendees, mostly Democrats, to Shiraz Restaurant.  The successful “Chai and Chat” included dinner was organized by Mrs. Hanadi Nadeem to energize the South Asian community, Pakistani Americans in particular, to deliver Nevada to VPRead More

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Global Charity Foundation Annual Banquet

Reeta Thukral’s Global Charity Foundation invites the community to their 9th Annual Evening of Global Hope gala on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at the Siena Community Center Ballroom. The Global Charity Foundation was established with a mission to provide health care and education assistance to the neediest in the United States, India, and Ghana.  The prior three successful fundraisers helped GCF to continue the much needed academic after-school tutoring programs for the inner school children here in Las Vegas along with, providing education and healthcare to the women and childrenRead More

EKAL Vidyalaya Annual Evening of Entertainment and Fund Raising

The Las Vegas Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya invites everyone to its 10th annual fundraising & musical evening with a performance by entertainers from India, on Friday, April 3rd , 2020 at the Windmill Library, 7060 West Windmill Lane, Las Vegas.  Dinner starts at 6:00 pm, followed by an entertainment around 7:15 pm. This year, the theme for the evening entertainment is Bharat Ke Rang Ekal Ke Sang. Please buy your tickets ASAP by calling one of the program volunteers. The much-needed fundraiser allows our local Las Vegas community to able to sponsorRead More

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