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March, 2018


Annual Spring Picnic by Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj

Las Vegas Gujarati Samaj invites you to become a member and enjoy their annual picnic on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.

Dr. Prem Reddy’s North Vista Hospital Faces Mental Health Care Issues

Review-Journal reports an inhumane treatment of mental health patients at the North Vista Hospital.  Dr. Prem Reddy, a trustee of the Las Vegas Hindu Temple and Jain Center, owns a  national health care company Prime Health Care Services which owns North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas. As reported, the allegations against North Vista raise questions about the lace of mental health services in Nevada.  Jacob Delgado says he was tackled, put into a headlock and sedated for no reason. David McCovy says he got slammed to the ground and punched in theRead More

Indian Classical & Bollywood Music Training

Dhruvit Shah, a trained Indian Classical Vocalist is conducting classes in Las Vegas in Indian classical, semi-classical and Bollywood singing.

Financial Analysis of Indian Community Non-Profit Organizations

On the financial ladder, the top rank in 2016 goes to Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh with a year-end cash position of close to $600,000, followed by Dr. Reeta Thukral’s Global Charity Organization which is holding over $ 521,000 in cash and other liquid investments.  During the same year, Friends of India’s year-end cash position fell to just over $39,000. Auditing the 2016 tax returns of the Indian community non-profit organizations in Las Vegas reflects organizations are doing well financially and are serving the spiritual and social needs of the localRead More

Rajan Zed to Open Councils of 10 Utah Cities & Counties with Hindu Prayers

Hindu mantras will open the meetings of ten city and county councils in Utah between June four to seven, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. These include Weber County Board of Commissioners (Ogden), Wasatch County Council (Heber City), Juab County Commission (Nephi), Payson City Council, Centerville City Council, Heber City Council, Woods Cross City Council, Salem City Council, West Bountiful City Council and Charleston Town Board. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before these city and county councils. After Sanskrit delivery, he then willRead More

Indian Community Celebrates Holi, Accused Congressman Ruben Kihuen in Attendance

The local Indian community came together under the beautiful cloudy Las Vegas sky to celebrate the colorful Holi festival.  The Holi picnic, organized by the Friends of India, was well attended by over 200 members of the community with special Holi themed Bollywood dance performances by the local kids and adults alike.  The beautiful calm cool Vegas spring weather was the perfect background for the Holi festivities with a vibrant riot of dry colors. For the first time, Friends of India started charging for the Holi festivities and luncheon fromRead More

Now Open – Gopal Patel’s Indian Market and Cafe

With great pride, Gopal Patel, owner of India Market announces an opening of a new location of the longest-running Indian grocery store in Las Vegas.  The gleaming new internationally inspired grocery store, though still focused on Indian and Pakistani groceries, is located on Tropicana Avenue – few hundred yards East of Maryland Parkway not far from the previous location. It took Gopal over a year of meticulous planning, redesigning, and remodeling the complete interior of over 12,000 square feet of a self-standing retail building, previously owned by Smart & FinalRead More

Indian Physician Defrauded by a Local Indian Retiree

With increasing population of the prosperous Indian community, the community is seeing its’ share of con artists, criminals, and swindlers.  In the past couple of years many members of the community, including but not limited to gurdwara priest, seniors, and lonely retirees were duped by members of their own community. Once again, in a strange case of a trust, friendship and community connection, the local Indian wealthy Physician (name withheld) lost a significant amount of money to a fellow Indian retiree Mr. Mukund Vasa.  Mukund and his wife Vimi VasaRead More

Annual Holi Picnic by Friends of India

 Friends of India invites the community to its annual Holi Picnic on Saturday, March 10th beginning at 12 Noon, at the Mountain Crest Park (Lone Mountain & Durango).  Join your family and friends to enjoy the vibrant Holi colors, lunch buffet and socialize with members of the growing and prosperous Indian community. 2017 HOLI PICNIC PICTURES…Dry powdered colors will be provided by Friends of India. Check out the prior year HOLI Pictures…2015 2014 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Asian Democratic Caucus Executive Board Installation

Fayyaz Raja, the newly elected Chairman of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus, invites the local South Asian community to the Executive Board Installation Ceremony on Monday, March 12th.