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May, 2022

 

Ambassador Richard Grenell Joins Adam Laxalt for Indian American Meet & Greet

Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt hosted an Indian American community meet and greet as he continues to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Ambassador Richard Grenell former Acting Director of National Intelligence for President Donald Trump made a surprise guest appearance. Rajesh Patel, Owner of Saffron Flavors of India, is excited to support Laxalt’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. He made the following statement: “Adam Laxalt, like President Donald Trump, is a great friend and supporter of the Indian American community. He stands with law enforcement, against illegalRead More


Las Vegas Review-Journal Honors Devika Bhatnagar and Camilla Srinarayana for 2022 Academic Excellence Award Winner

Devika Bhatnagar, a Sophomore at the Liberty High School, and Camilla Srinarayana, an eighth-grader at Hyde Park Middle School, are named recipients of the prestigious Academic Excellence Award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. As per the Review-Journal, the selection process for this year’s Academic Excellence Award was challenging as many highly qualified students from Clark County competed for the prestigious award. Camilla Srinarayana is a ballet dancer and freestyle figure skater and plays the piano. Camilla has also logged over 100 volunteer hours with nonprofits, including the American Heart Association,Read More


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Meet and Greet with Adam Laxalt, Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month Laxalt for Senate campaign invites the Indian-American community for a Meet & Greet with U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt.   Please attend and bring your friends to meet Adam Laxalt, who is running in one of the most competitive races in the country.  With the nation’s eyes set on this particular U.S. Senate race, the future of America depends upon which party will control the economic agenda beginning in 2023. The FREE event will be held at the Saffron Flavors of India, 4450 N. Tenaya Way,Read More


Kabir Singh Kamboj becomes the first Indian-American Turban-Wearing Sikh Police Officer to Join Las Vegas Metro

Indian-American Kabir Singh Kamboj will go in the local history books to be the first police officer with a turban to join Las Vegas Metro.  The local Sikh community passionately lobbied Metro to adopt the new policy to accommodate Kamboj so that he can continue to practice his faith while protecting the community. Growing up Kamboj was profoundly enthralled in joining law enforcement to serve the community.  It helps Metro to meet the growing commitment for a diverse workforce to serve the changing local demographics.  After six months of gruelingRead More

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A politically connected testing company, owned by Indian-American Family from Illinois, had contracts across Nevada. Its tests didn’t work.

A ProPublica investigation into the company’s operations in Nevada, including a review of more than 3,000 pages of internal emails obtained through public records requests, shows the Chicago laboratory’s testing was unreliable from the start. ProPublica’s investigation also found that Northshore used political connections, including contracting with the sons of a close friend to the governor Steve Sisolak, to fast-track its state laboratory license application and secure testing agreements with five government entities in the state.  Northshore Clinical Labs has been in business for nearly three decades, but its leadershipRead More


University of Nevada – Reno Honors Three Indian-American Scholars at ‘Honor the Best’

University of Nevada – Reno, a Tier 1 University, honored the achievements of the three Indian-American scholars during the ‘Honor the Best’ ceremony held at the UNR campus. Sesh Commuri was bestowed with the Foundation Established Innovator Award. Dr. Commuri is a professor of electrical and biomedical engineering. Before joining the University in January 2016, he worked at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, where he was the Gerald Tuma Presidential Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Revanth Konda was honored with an Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher – As per Revanth’sRead More


Religious Group led by Rajan Zed Ask Starbucks to Stop Charging Extra for Vegan Milk

Hindu leader Rajan Zed of Reno along with a group of Christian, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is asking Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk alternatives, saying the practice amounts to a tax on people who have embraced plant-based lifestyles. In a statement, an interfaith coalition led by Nevada-based Hindu activist Rajan Zed pressed the coffee chain to end the surcharges it called “unethical and unfair.” “A coffee company should not be in the business of taxing individuals who had chosen the plant-based lifestyle,” said Zed’s statement, which wasRead More


Husband And Wife, Mandeep Singh and Jaspreet Kaur, Plead Guilty To Criminal Charges

Attorney General of Nevada Aaron Ford has stated that his office is committed to rooting out corruption and prosecuting crimes of fraud and deceit.  To that end, AG Ford has succeeded in prosecuting husband and wife, Mandeep Singh and Jaspreet Kaur, as evidenced by their recent guilty pleas to serious criminal charges. Mandeep Singh plead guilty to the felony crime of securities fraud while his wife Jaspreet Kaur plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft. Singh was charged by the Nevada Attorney General with securities fraud inRead More

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Anjala Krishen Named Chair of UNLV’s Department of Marketing and International Business

UNLV Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey, Ph.D. is pleased to appoint Anjala Krishen, Ph.D. as the Chair of the Department of Marketing and International Business, commencing her service at the beginning of the next academic year.  “We are looking forward to seeing the continued growth of the department under Anjala’s leadership”, said Gary Sanders, Dean, UNLV Lee Business School. Anjala holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and three graduate degrees including an M.S. in Marketing, MBA, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Before pursuing a doctorate, sheRead More