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March, 2020


ANTI-CORONAVIRUS MEASURES!! Guest Author – Professor Satish Bhatnagar, Ph.D.

What I love about the US higher education system is the unrivaled academic freedom to design, teach and evaluate innovative and experimental courses without anyone’s approval. Since joining UNLV in 1974, I have fathered 15 different courses, workshops and honors seminars. This individual freedom in teaching has struck a chord in my mind as I have been reading about the global approach being taken in combating the onslaught of Coronavirus or Covid-19. The local and native treatments must not be discouraged.  Yesterday’s biggest headline was about a female medical researcherRead More

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Indian Restaurants are Open for Deliveries and Curbside Pickup

Pure India, India Palace, Shiraz, and Mint India are following the new reality of serving their customers via pick up and take out.  For years, these restaurants have been serving the community with their generosity and time has come to support them during these challenging times. Pure, Shiraz and Mint are serving the full menu for lunch and dinner, while India Palace is open during dinner hours only.  Additionally, Mint India’s is serving homestyle meals as well with ready-to-eat cooked roti, paranthas, food and fresh dosa, and idli batter along withRead More

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Annual EKAL Fundraiser Canceled Across the United States – DONATE ONLINE

With ongoing and newly reported challenges related to COVID-19, the EKAL USA has informed the local chapters of canceling their annual fundraising activities across the United States.  The springtime has become an annual ritual for local chapters to engage the local Indian community in raising funds for EKAL schools in remote areas of India. The Las Vegas chapters’ annual fundraiser concert was scheduled on Friday, April 3rd with a group of performers from India with 2020 theme “Bharat ke Rang, Ekal ke Sang”.  This year, the EKAL performers came from the villages of IndiaRead More

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Fayyaz Raja Candidate for County Commission Signs Vandalized

Fayyaz Raja, a candidate for the Clark County Commission, woke up on the weekend to the news of his political 4×8 signs were vandalized by unknown miscreants.  As per Raja, around 10 signs were totally destroyed with large cut-outs in the center of the displayed signs which were strategically placed around the boundaries of the Commission District C.  The defaced and damaged vandalized signs will cost over $750 to replace.  Raja has filed a report with the Las Vegas Metro to no avail.  As of today, there is no information on who didRead More

Friends of India Revisits 2019 – Guest Author Mahendra Mehta, President, Friends of India

It is my great pleasure to share with you the highlights of a very successful 2019 for Friends Of India.  At the same time, I invite you to our upcoming Holi event on March 22, 2020.  About a year ago during the 2019 Holi event, I and my high-performance team was elected unopposed to the executive committee of Friends Of India.  The new team was welcomed and blessed with immense support from our growing Indian community.  The new executive committee experienced a renewed interest by the community at Friends of India events.   2019 saw a significant increaseRead More

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Dhaval Shah, M.D. – Medical License Status Changed to Inactive; Patient Died; Malpractice Lawsuit Filed

In a lawsuit filed recently by the Estate of Kalie Nicole Drew against Dr. Dhaval Shah and his business, Clinical Infectious Disease Specialist (CIDS), it is alleged that Dr. Shah along with other defendants failed to implement and provide appropriate care. Blood test results provided by Quest Diagnostics showed Ms. Drew had critical laboratory levels which required immediate attention. It is alleged that the care providers, including Dr. Shah, failed to respond to patient Ms. Drew’s critical lab results and as a result, Ms. Drew died.   It is alleged thatRead More

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SAPNA Luncheon with Hon. Judge Douglas Herndon. POSTPONED.

With the ongoing challenges, SAPNA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the upcoming luncheon with Hon. Judge Doug Herndon. SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance invites you to its luncheon with guest speaker Honorable District Court Judge Douglas Herndon, on Saturday, March 21st, at the newly opened Divine Dosa & Biryani Restaurant. The newly opened restaurant is located at 3049, South Las Vegas Boulevard, North of Wynn & Encore Hotel. There is ample parking available in front of the restaurant. The price per person is $20, which includes a speciallyRead More

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Shiraz Restaurant Implements In-House Delivery Service Amidst Coronavirus Scrutiny

Shiraz Las Vegas has implemented an in-house delivery service due to the concerns surrounding the Coronavirus to better serve and accommodate their loyal guests and customer clientele. With recent reports of a second presumptive positive case in Clark County, Executive Chef Jainine Jaffer decided it was time to adapt for her customer’s sake, and are taking preemptive measures to provide their Halal-Indian and Mediterranean signature offerings straight from their kitchen to doorstep.   “In light of the recent concerns about the Coronavirus and hesitancy to eat out, we are quickly adaptingRead More

EKAL Vidyalaya Annual Evening of Entertainment and Fund Raising. CANCELLED

With the concern for the safety and well-being of the community due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19, the Las Vegas EKAL Board has decided to CANCEL the upcoming EKAL fundraiser event. 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 isRead More

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Keshav Chander, M.D. on Coronavirus

Why we panic? The worldwide spread of Coronavirus brings back the memories of past pandemics. The Black Death killed 30-60% of Europe’s population in the 14th century. The Flu pandemic in 1918 is estimated to have killed 50 million people. Some recent pandemics include HIV and Swine Flu. Common factor impacting previous pandemics? IGNORANCE. In certain cases, it was not known what caused the disease or how it was spread. Other cases, it was social ignorance/bias as in HIV pandemic. In case of coronavirus we have a pretty good idea aboutRead More

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