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February, 2020


Shivom Malhotra Accused of Sexual Assault

As per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas resident Shivom Malhotra is charged with a sexual assault in 2018 during the night out partying in a local night club. As per the Linkedin profile, Shivom Malhotra is currently working as a Manager, Supply Chain and Maintenance Business Systems at the Barrick Gold Corporation. Shivom Malhotra was booked at the Clark County Detention Center on both sex assault and attempted sex assault charges, according to police records. A woman told police she was visiting family in Las Vegas in May 2018Read More

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Holi Picnic by Friends of India

Spring is here and so are the much-awaited colorful HOLI celebrations by the local Indian community. Holi gives an opportunity to members of the community to immerse into festivities with socializing, renewed friendships, along with an explosion of celebratory & vibrant dry colors, and plenty of freshly prepared delicious Indian food. Once again, the local club Friends of India invites the community, irrespective of religion, creed, national identity or for that matter any other political correctness label, to come and celebrate the colorful HOLI picnic with friends and family underRead More

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Who am I – a Hindu, a Jain, a Sikh, a Muslim or what, you decide? – Guest Author Sulekh Jain, Ph.D.

When we are born, we all have our unique physical identity (Physique, facial and body features, and color of the skin, etc.) but none of us are born with a religion. There is no DNA for religion. Your family, looks and physique are from DNA but not religion.  As we grow up, we acquire our beliefs, faith and religious identity from parents and the environment around us. Later on, in addition to one’s given name (by the parents), caste, religion, ethnicity, various kinds of titles (thru education and skills such as Ph.D.,Read More

Akanksha Gupta Joins United Way of Southern Nevada Board

United Way of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce the election of Akanksha Gupta, Scientific Games Global Immigration Counsel to serve on the Board of Directors of United Way of Southern Nevada.   Akanksha Gupta serves as a Global Immigration Counsel for Scientific Games Corporation. She has over 10 years of experience in managing global immigration programs for multinational technology companies and practicing corporate immigration law.  She has managed outside counsel and oversees in-house preparation of filings for U.S. visas, work permits for Canada, Australia, U.K., EU, and complex permanent residency petitions. AkankshaRead More

Jainine Jaffer, Executive Chef of Shiraz Restaurant Honored with the Best Female Chef

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Las Vegas rolled out the red carpet for the highly anticipated 27th Silver State Awards – Women Awards.  The evening event honored Jainine Jaffer, Executive Chef of Shiraz Restaurant with the 2020 Best Female Chef award.  Janine is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Las Vegas, where she mastered the art of French cuisine and technique along with the ability to refine and expand her current versatile culinary skill set. This ranges from savory to sweet, baking and pastry, mezze/tapas, vegan and vegetarian to fusion, and she is alwaysRead More

Canceled – Deepak Chopra to speak at UNLV

India born Global Physician Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in Integrative Medicine and Personal transformation, will be the next speaker at UNLV’s popular Barrick Lecture Series. Since 1982, UNLV’s free Barrick lecture series has been bringing world-renowned personalities to the UNLV campus. In the past, the Barrick lecture series featured many South Asian speakers and thinkers including Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, global thinker Farid Zakaria, prominent Physician Sanjay Gupta and more. The lecture is FREE but tickets are required for entry. Tickets are limited to two per person and canRead More

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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

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

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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Spelling, Math & Science Bee Competition by North South Foundation

Las Vegas Chapter of the North South Foundation invites local students attending Grades 1st through 8th, to participate and compete in Junior & Senior Spelling Bee, Science Bee, Geography Bee and three levels of Math Bee.  Competition is scheduled for Sunday, March 15th, 2020.  Please register at the earliest, the deadline is March 1st, 2020.