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October, 2021


Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

Professor Dr. Paromita Pain, Assistant Professor of Global Media at the University of Nevada Reno, partnered with other University researchers to train participants to identify and counter online misinformation with special reference to stopping the spread of misinformation in India. The grant’s principal investigator Dr. Paromita Pain (pictured with University student Nour Sarsangi) partnered with other University researchers to train participants to identify and counter online misinformation. Photo credit: Damian Gordon Three University of Nevada, Reno faculty members recently received a grant from the U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs SectionRead More

Devika Bhatnagar Named to the Nevada Youth Legislature

Devika Bhatnagar, currently a Sophomore at the Liberty High School in Henderson, is named as the Youth Legislator to the Nevada Youth Legislature for the two years beginning August 2021.  District 5 State Senator Carrie Buck appointed Bhatnagar to the position to represent youths from the Senate District 5.  The Nevada Youth Legislature (NYL) is a two-year program that gives high school students an opportunity to learn about representative government and take an active role in the legislative process. Bhatnagar, with public service in mind, had to go through aRead More

Diwali Celebrations Kicks Off with Ramlila Play Based on Ramayana

Festival season is here! Hindu and Jain Temple of Las Vegas invites the local community to celebrate Dussehra and Diwali festival. To celebrate Dussehra, a festival to celebrate good over evil, the local community members have come together for an epic re-enactment of the life of Hindu God Rama as depicted in Holy Ramayana. Cultural festivities along with the Ramlila play will be held at the West Las Vegas Library on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 beginning at noon. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the Hindu MandirRead More

Two Indian Americans Arraigned for Lewdness with Child Under 14

In two separate incidents, the Clark County law enforcement authorities have charged two Indian Americans with committing a lewd act against a child under the age of 14. A. Metha/Mehta is charged on two counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14.  On both counts, Mehta is accused of willfully, lewdly, and feloniously committing a lewd or lascivious act on a child by touching and/or rubbing and fondling with the intent of arousing. Earlier Mehta’s attorney requested third-party independent investigative services to provide effective representation as MehtaRead More


Longtime Las Vegas resident Alka Kalla is looking for a kidney donor at the earliest. Ms. Kalla is looking for a donor with a blood type B+ or O.  Living kidney donation is safe and is widely accepted practice around the world and have saved thousands of precious life with no negative impact on donors’ health. Currently national kidney transplant list has a long wait with thousands of people on the waiting list. Living kidney donation is the fastest and the best option for the recipient to live a normal healthyRead More

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag; Drama of Human Life. Guest Author Sulekh Jain, Ph.D.

Milkha Singh (1929 –2021) also known as The Flying Sikh (also popularly known as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) was an Indian track and field sprinter.  He is the only athlete to win gold at 400 metres at the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games. Even at 91 years of age he was always running. For many, human life too from birth to death is also like constant running. If you have already lived 40/50 years of life then start preparing to return now before it is too late, before everything you have done becomes useless. Why & Where to ReturnRead More

Obituary – Shakuntala Singh

Forty years Las Vegas resident Shakuntala Singh passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 22nd at home. She is survived by her 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Singh family has announced the final rites/funeral to be held on Tuesday, October 26th from 12 noon to 2 pm at the La Paloma Funeral Services, 2551 S. Fort Apache Rd.

Annual Navratri Celebrations by Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj invites the community to their six-day/three consecutive weekends of exhilarating Navratri celebrations with a fervent display of music, garba & raas dancing and dining, beginning Friday, October 8th, 2021. The festivities are opened to the public irrespective of caste, class and one’s religion. However, due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, all the participants must adhere to an ever-changing health department guidelines.

SAPNA Monthly Luncheon – Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance, along with the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speaker Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo along with former Sheriff Kevin McMahill, on Saturday, October 23rd at 11:30 am at Mint Indian Bistro, 4246 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas [SE Corner of Durango and Flamingo].  The price per person is $20, which includes a specially prepared splendid Indian lunch buffet.   The short presentation by our guest speaker will be followed by a Q&A session.  We hope to see you there. OnRead More

Diwali Festivities by South Asian Women Group

Newly formed South Asian Women’s Alliance of Nevada invites the community to their first celebration of Diwali – the festival of lights, on Saturday, October 23rd at the Clark County Government Center. FREE ADMISSION