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June, 2021

 

Karter Singh, 39, Dies in Police Custody

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified a man who died shortly after he was taken into custody by Las Vegas police on Monday evening. He was 39-year-old Karter Singh, of Las Vegas, the coroner’s office said. His cause and manner of death were pending as of Wednesday morning. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield said Wednesday that Singh showed signs of “medical distress” after he was taken into custody and handcuffed, adding that the “medical distress appeared to be caused by drug use.” Singh died after he was taken into custodyRead More


With High Summer Temperatures Upon Us, Dr. Syed Saquib Expects to See Rise in Pavement Burns

UNLV medicine surgeon plays critical role in treating burn patients. Summertime typically evokes so many pleasant images — backyard barbecues, time spent at the pool or beach, camping trips to cooler climes. But for Dr. Syed Saquib one of the images it brings to mind is far less pleasant — nasty burns acquired when someone lands on hot pavement. In fact, summer is known to Saquib as “pavement burn season.” If you fall on sidewalks, roads, or other surfaces that a scorching summer sun heats to as much as 180 degrees, seriousRead More


Illegal Hindu Mandir Board Trustees Continue with their Contemptible Deliberations

It is with inordinate disappointment this publication is reporting the local community is disappointed by the actions of the illegal Hindu Mandir Board of Trustees to continue with their contemptuous behavior by ignoring the Mandir’s by-laws.   First, why the entire Board of Trustees is deemed illegal? As per the current by-laws section III.2 (a) – Trustees – Annual dues shall be in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).  Method of payment is negotiable and at the discretion of the Membership Committee. This publication has learned that almost all the Trustees are inRead More

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SAVE the Date – Friends of Indian Announce Independence Day and Diwali Celebrations

As the economy is coming back to normal, the Friends of India has announced the upcoming India’s Independence Day and Diwali celebrations. Please make a SAVE THE DATES for the two important Indian events.


SAPNA Monthly Luncheon – Guest Speaker Assemblywomen Miller & Nguyen

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance, along with the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speakers NV State Assemblywomen Brittney Miller and Rochelle Nguyen, on Saturday, June 26th at 11:30 am, at India Oven & Masala, 1040 E. Flamingo Dr. [NE Corner of Flamingo and Cambridge]. 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. On regular basis SAPNA hosts aRead More


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Guru Arjun Devi Ji Martyrdom Day Observation at the local Gurdwaras

Newly completed Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Ji invites the community to a special event to observe the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, with special services/ Kirtan by Bhai Satwinder Singh and Harwinder Singh, the visiting priests from Delhi on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Ji is also celebrating the martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji on Sunday, June 20th from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. Both the events are open to the community irrespective of one’s religious and spiritual beliefs.Read More


US Department of Labor Finds Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center Manipulated Employee Timecards. Failed to Pay Overtime.

Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, whose CEO is Indian-American Sajit Pullarkat, required workers to complete necessary paperwork without pay after their daily shifts ended also manipulated employee time cards to avoid paying overtime, a federal investigation has found. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center – a subsidiary of Universal Health Services Inc. – violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay employees for all hours that they worked. The employer also willfully manipulated workers’ timecards in an attempt to avoid paying overtime byRead More

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Four Students Won College Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

National Merit Scholarship Corporation is pleased to announce four Las Vegas students from our community as the winner of the scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. 2021 winners are… Sanjay C. Shankar.  Probable career field: Medicine. Graduating from Coronado High School. NATIONAL MERITRead More

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