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August, 2023


Prominent Physician’s Daughter Pled Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

The daughter (name and picture withheld) of a local well-known Indian-American Physician is arraigned for felony acts. Initially, the woman was charged with two felony counts, residential burglary, a category B felony, and grand larceny, a category D felony.  As per the initial charges, the woman is accused of unlawfully and feloniously entering the premises of another woman (victim) with an intent to commit grand or petit larceny, assault, or battery and obtain money or property by false pretenses. On the second count, the perpetrator is accused of intent toRead More

Inside the Bhattacharya Lab

UNLV biochemist Chandra Bhattacharya is unlocking clues for treatment of cancer and other diseases; answer may lie in mRNA. There’s detective work going on inside of one of UNLV’s science labs: Medicinal chemist Chandra Bhattacharya is busy cracking the code for cancer therapy. The answer, she believes, lies in messenger RNA (mRNA).  The science term likely sounds familiar for most, remembering back to the COVID pandemic and the race to develop the first mRNA vaccine to combat COVID. Using mRNA in this way wasn’t new, but the COVID pandemic helped toRead More

Luncheon & Conversations with Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei

SAPNA – South Asian Political Network Alliance, along with the South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (SABA-LV), invites you to its luncheon meeting with guest speaker Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei on Saturday, September 2nd at 11:30 am at Mint Indian Bistro, 4246 S. Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147 [at South East Corner of Durango & Flamingo Road] The cost per person is $20, which includes a specially prepared Indian lunch buffet with a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights. The short presentation by our guest speaker Congressman Mark Amodei, will beRead More

NV State Board of Medical Examiners Investigates Dr. Rashid Jahangir, M.D.

The Investigative Committee of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners filed a formal Complaint against Rashid Jahangir, M.D., alleging two Nevada Medical Practice Act violations.  The alleged charges include Malpractice and a Failure to Maintain Accurate and Complete Medical Records. Per the investigative charges, a patient was admitted to Sunrise Hospital and diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia and acute respiratory failure.  After staying for several days in the hospital, medical professionals determined the patient should receive a tracheostomy and a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG) tube.  Dr. Jahangir was the anesthesiologist for the patient’sRead More


The South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (SABA-LV) is pleased to announce multiple scholarships for students who are currently attending law school, or who are planning to pursue a career in law. The scholarships include $5,000 grants to students in law school, and grants for LSAT registration fees and prep courses for students contemplating a law career. Deadline to apply is August 30th 2023. In its commitments to diverse communities in Nevada, the State Bar of Nevada has granted monies to SABA-LV to assist financially needy South Asian studentsRead More

Auditioning for Patel Films New Upcoming Comedy

Indie movie Producer and Director Neel Esh Patel of Patel Films is at it again. After the successful launch of multiple Indie movies in the past few years, Patel is back with his upcoming production of Indian comedy. Patel films is anxiously looking for a few good actors and actresses for his new production Desi Rebels. The audition is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 27th. Stay tuned for further information.

Teeyan Da Mela – Ladies Day Out

Royal Sardarnis, a newly formed Las Vegas Sikh community women group, invites all the Vegas ladies to a social gathering to celebrate the Punjabi women’s festival Teeyan Da Mela on Saturday, August 26th. What: Teeyan Da Mela (LADIES ONLY PLEASE) When: Saturday, August 26th, 4-8 PM Where: Mountain Crest Park – Area “C” at 4701 N. Durango Rd., Las Vegas Cost: $20 per lady (again, no men). Includes Indian Food and Entertainment Ladies, leave your husband and/or significant other with the diaper bag, the cleaning & fixing honey-do list, the cooking guide with masala-box,Read More

India’s Independence Day Celebrations by Friends of India

Friends of India invites the community to their annual celebration of India’s Independence Day on Saturday, August 12th, at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center beginning 3 PM. In an ongoing quest to engage the new generation of Indian Americans, the Friends of India is holding a quiz competition with attractive cash prizes.  The competition is open to middle and high-school students.  The competition will be in conjunction with India’s Independence Day celebrations on Saturday, August 12th, at 1:30 PM.  The top 5 students in the written round will attend a live quiz at 4 PM.  TheRead More

Investigative Committee of the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners Files a Complaint Against Gastroenterologist Dr. Deb Mukhopadhyay, M.D.

Dr. Deb Mukhopadhyay, M.D., is accused by the investigative committee of the Medical Board of one count of malpractice and one count of failure to maintain complete medical records. The investigative committee firmly believes Dr. Mukhopadhyay violated the Medical Practices Act accusing Mukhopadhyay failed to use the reasonable care, skill, or knowledge ordinarily used when rendering medical service to a patient under his care. As per the complaint, a patient was admitted at the Mountain View Hospital with complaints of feeling dehydrated and weak and was finally diagnosed with aRead More

Philanthropists Drs. Jagdish Mehta, Ph.D., and Devyani Mehta, M.D., Donate $100,000 to UNLV to Launch Mehta Family Student Investment Fund

“Look for value in everything: how you live, act, and invest.” This guiding principle defines the Mehta family and their commitment to enriching the lives of students.  Last spring, Jagdish (Jag) Mehta — a longtime adjunct instructor at UNLV — and his wife, Devyani, gifted $100,000 to launch the Jagdish Mehta and Family Student Investment Fund.  Managing the new fund is integrated into a class in the Master of Science in quantitative finance (MSQF) program at UNLV’s Lee Business School. It will be taught by longtime finance professor Michael Sullivan.  Jagdish Mehta’s Journey WhenRead More