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July, 2020


Balvinder Batra charged with 9 counts of first-degree kidnapping, sexual assault, and multiple other felonies

Las Vegas resident Balvinder Batra was arrested on 9 counts for committing the crimes of first- degree kidnapping, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon constitution domestic violence, robbery with use of a deadly weapon, battery constituting domestic violence – strangulation and coercion with use of a deadly weapon. Batra is currently being held without bond at the Clark County Detention Center.  The first-degree kidnapping charges come from Batra willfully and feloniously, kidnap Ms. N (name withheld) with the intent to detain Ms. NRead More

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Vegas Legal Magazine host Milan Chatterjee and Former Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison to discuss civil rights and social justice causes

Milan Chatterjee and Mark Hutchison of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists (AAJLJ) were invited by the Vegas Legal Magazine Podcast to discuss the admirable work the organization is doing in advancing civil rights and social justice causes.  Milan Chatterjee is the Founder President of the Nevada Chapter of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists (AAJLL). AAJLJ is America’s leading Bar Association focused on civil rights issues affecting the Jewish community.  As the Founding President, Milan has recruited Nevada’s top political, judicial, and community leaders to Nevada’sRead More

Upset Hindus urge Wish to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging San Francisco headquartered “global e-commerce platform” Wish for the immediate withdrawal of shorts/swim-trunks carrying an image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.  Hindu leader from Reno, Nevada, Rajan Zed in a statement, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s thighs, groin, genitals, and pelvis for mercantile greed. Inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okayRead More

Giving voice to the Black experience in the Ivory

“It’s not just time to understand; it’s time to concede the power we yield in the Ivory”, Dr. K.D. Joshi, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Information Systems, College of Business, UNR As I once again watched the most recent outrage displayed by my fellow Americans regarding Black Lives, I braced myself for – Yet another round of disappointment – Yet another round of condescending narratives about the Black community – Yet another round of ineffectual solutions that focus on “fixing” the Black community so they can overcome academic failures andRead More

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Jay Parikh, Eshaan Vakil, and Opalina Vetrichelvan Named Asian Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Winners

In a quest for educational excellence among the local Asian community, the Asian Chamber of Commerce has announced three Indian American high school graduates, Jay Parikh, Eshaan Vakil, and Opalina Vetrichelvan, winner of the 2020 Annual Scholarship.  All three Indian American students are graduating valedictorians from Ed. W. Clark High School. Jay Parikh is joining the University of Central Florida to pursue a degree in Biomedical Sciences. At Clark, AP scholar Parikh was the President of the Fantasy Football, Club Vice President of activities for DECA.  Additionally, Parikh is a recipient ofRead More

Second Quarter Campaign Financials From Indian-American Candidates Released

After succeeding in their respective primary races, two Indian American candidates, Radhika Pochapally-Kunnel for Assembly District 2 and Swadeep Nigam for Regent, University System, had the ardent task of raising funds for the upcoming general election on November 3rd, 2020. All candidates running for public office were required to file their second quarter financial reports by Wednesday, July 15.  Based on the filed reports, Democrat Kunnel, candidate for Assembly District 2, started her fundraising efforts in November 2019. For the second quarter ending on June 30th, Kunnel raised $2,618 fromRead More

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Harvard bound Eshaan Vakil on COVID tracing

As the nation struggles with the resurgence of COVID-19, robust contact tracing could help alleviate much of the strain on our already-burdened health care systems. However, we have a massive shortfall in the number of available contact tracers. Contact tracing — identifying people who have been exposed to people with COVID-19 and asking them to self-isolate — has shown its effectiveness, helping to eradicate the disease from New Zealand and other places. In the Mountain West region, we can no longer afford to fight the pandemic with one hand tiedRead More

Advising with Empathy – Rimi Marwah, Director of Academic Advising at UNLV

Planning and consistent communication are Rimi Marwah’s tools of the trade. Marwah, director of academic advising for the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, usually describes an adviser’s job as an effort to “see the forest through the trees.” She and fellow advising staff constantly look for complications that could derail student progress. When the global coronavirus pandemic struck, Marwah and the staff used that awareness and those tools to build a reliable, remote advising infrastructure for Urban Affairs students. “Advisers play an utterly vital role in every student’s success. We’re there when theyRead More

Saad Chowdhry and Aryan Shukla Named to College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners

National Merit Scholarship Corp names Las Vegan Saad Chowdhry and Aryan Shukla of Reno a recipient of College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners.   Saad Chowdhry is a graduate of Coronado High School.  Saad is planning to attend the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) with a probable field of Medicine for undergrad.   Aryan Shukla, a graduate of Sage Ridge School, Reno is planning to major in Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC) Officials of both the sponsored universities selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the NationalRead More

Directly From the Frontlines: Part 4 – Guest Author Bidur Mukherjee, PT

How I wish I was wrong. How I wish I did not have to pick up my pen to write another sequel to this sad, unending story.  Alas, my warning came true. As is pretty evident now:  we are heading down a very dangerous route with record breaking new COVID cases every day.  Time and time again, patients who got hit hard by the disease have said what it felt like: “an elephant sitting on your chest” as it gets harder and harder to breathe. This is the perfect metaphorRead More