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Featuring Indian-Americans across the country, events, articles on India-US ties, and news from India ~

Written and compiled by Geeta Goindi, Special Correspondent at INDIA THIS WEEK & EXPRESS INDIA, Washington-based newspapers. Press credentials: US Senate / House

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President Biden picks Arati Prabhakar as top White House science adviser

Indian Embassy celebrates eighth International Yoga Day at Washington Monument

Indian-American teen Harini Logan wins 2022 National Spelling Bee in lightning round tiebreaker

Ukraine crisis tops agenda at Biden-Modi virtual meet

Key US lawmakers introduce bill to make Diwali a federal holiday

25 Indian students to get Quad Fellowship for STEM education

Prime Minister Modi calls Kamala Harris an inspiration, invites her to visit India

Prime Minister Modi’s US visit an opportunity to strengthen global partnership with India: White House official

Nine of the eleven finalists in the 2021 National Spelling Bee are of Indian origin

Kamala Harris calls Prime Minister Modi, apprises him of US plan to share Covid-19 vaccines

Covid surge, deaths in India “nothing short of heartbreaking”, says Vice President Kamala Harris

Biden administration backs India-South Africa proposal of patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines

Pfizer to donate over $70 million worth of Covid-19 drugs to India

US lawmakers urge Biden to increase Covid-19 assistance to India

Pressure mounts on Biden administration to help India during catastrophic surge in coronavirus cases

Senate confirms Vivek Murthy for second stint as US Surgeon General

Four Indian-American teens among top winners of 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Indian-Americans are taking over the country, says President Joe Biden

Key Senate committees postpone votes on Neera Tanden for Biden budget director

Eight Indian-origin teens among 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists aim to tackle world’s vexing problems

Kamala Devi Harris remembers India-born mother during NIH visit for Covid-19 vaccine

Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Prime Minister Modi joins a chorus of world leaders in denouncing the attack on US Capitol

Anika Chebrolu crowned America’s Top Young Scientist for discovering potential Covid-19 cure

Seven US lawmakers write to Secretary Mike Pompeo on brutal treatment of protesting farmers in India

President-elect Joe Biden picks Indian-American trailblazer Vivek Murthy to lead new coronavirus task force

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris extend Diwali greetings, look forward to celebrating festival of lights at White House next year

President Donald Trump greets Indians on Diwali, a festival that ushers in new beginnings

All Four Indian-American Members of the US House of Representatives Cruise to Re-election

Vice President Mike Pence: US-India relationship has never been stronger, the best is yet to come

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden calls for granting asylum to persecuted Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington vandalized amid George Floyd protests and riots

Images of Lord Ram and Ayodhya temple to beam in New York’s Times Square on August 5

President Trump’s India visit demonstrates “strong and enduring ties” between the two countries: White House

President Trump sidesteps questions on India’s citizenship law even as violent clashes erupt in Delhi

India’s envoy to US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, presents credentials to President Trump

Sri Srinivasan becomes first Indian-American to lead a federal circuit court

Indian-American trailblazer Indra Nooyi inducted into Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

Nine Indian-American teens among 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists

Indian film stars rock the Smith Center at GWU

Mike Pompeo has muted response to India’s amended citizenship act

New York City Council approves bill naming major thoroughfares as ‘Gurdwara Street’ and ‘Punjab Avenue’

USIBC hosts outgoing Indian envoy, incoming Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla addresses concerns of Sikh Americans at Gurpurab celebration on Capitol Hill

US Congress introduces resolutions commemorating 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

President Donald Trump lights Diwali diya in White House for third consecutive year

For the first time, Diwali is celebrated at Washington Dulles International Airport

President Trump joins Prime Minister Modi at “profoundly historic event” in Texas

Indian-American teens Adam Ardeishar, Eshika Saxena among top winners in 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Indian-American girls in STEM awarded $25,000 each for innovations tackling air and water pollution

Seven Indian-Americans among eight co-champions of National Spelling Bee

In a first, National Geographic GeoBee champion Nihar Janga is a former Spelling Bee co-champ

Samvrit Rao, 11, crowned US champion of International Geography Bee, Junior Varsity Division

Nearly forty percent of students competing in 2019 National Geographic GeoBee are of Indian origin

Indian-American Avi Gupta wins top prize of $100,000 in Jeopardy! 2019 Teen Tournament

Tributes pour in for trailblazing Sikh deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Mike Pompeo touts advancing “special partnership” with India, ahead of visit

Google CEO Sundar Pichai conferred with 2019 Global Leadership Award

US lawmakers advocate strong ties with India, salute Indian-American community

Immigration reform, healthcare top agenda at Indian-origin physicians meet on Capitol Hill

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla felicitated at 2019 SALDEF gala

House votes to condemn President Trump’s racist tweets

Democratic lawmakers blast Trump administration for inhumane treatment of immigrant detainees

First-ever Indian-American senator Kamala Devi Harris announces 2020 presidential run on MLK Day

Record 102 women sworn into US House of Representatives

A whopping 42.5 percent of finalists in 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search are of Indian origin

Indian-American teen Kavya Kopparapu conferred National STEM Education Award for invention to improve brain cancer treatment

Resounding welcome for Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla by record number of US lawmakers

Overflow crowd for India’s 70th Republic Day celebration at Indian Embassy in Washington

President Trump calls India, Pakistan standoff “a very very bad situation”

US urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions in aftermath of Kashmir terror attack

US lawmakers strongly condemn terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district

Swaminarayan Temple in Kentucky vandalized in “cowardly and unacceptable” act of hate

Neomi Rao grilled over past writings on rape at Senate confirmation hearing

Trailblazers in politics, public policy gather at ‘Women Who Impact’ event hosted by Indian American Impact

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in America, announces presidential run

President Trump hosts Diwali at White House for second year in a row

The battle of good over evil is never over, Senator Tim Kaine says at Diwali celebration by VA Democrats

Year-long celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary begin in Washington with Capitol Hill event

Indian Embassy in Washington sparkles for Diwali

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

Messages of kinship mark Hanukkah celebration at Indian Embassy in Washington

Indian-American teen Rishab Jain crowned America’s Top Young Scientist

Indian-American incumbent House members sail to re-election success in midterms

H Mart, a supermarket patronized by Indian-Americans, opens at new location in Herndon

Nikki Haley resigns as US Ambassador to UN, will leave at year’s end

Indian-American teens make a clean sweep of awards at 2018 National Geographic Bee

Indian-American teen Karthik Nemmani crowned champion of US Spelling Bee

Indian-American kids throng to National Harbor to compete in National Spelling Bee

Fifty percent of finalists for the 2018 Young Scientist Challenge are Indian-American whiz kids

President Trump nominates Indian-American lawyer Neomi Rao to DC Circuit Court of Appeals

Indian-American Minal Patel Davis conferred with Presidential Award for combating human trafficking

Indian Embassy in Washington commemorates 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Two Sikh men brutally attacked in one-week span in central California

“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

High-skilled Indian workers, DALCA kids urge US lawmakers to clear green card backlog

Crowds protest Trump’s hardline immigration policies from coast to coast

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan conferred with inaugural Meryl Streep Award of Excellence

Fourth annual International Yoga Day draws manifold enthusiasts to US Capitol grounds

Patriotic sights and sounds mark India’s 72nd Independence Day event at Embassy Residence in Washington

Academy Award-winning maestro AR Rahman casts his musical spell on Washington

Seventh annual DC South Asian Film Festival featuring the finest in independent cinema opens at Montgomery College

Senators Hatch, Flake introduce merit-based immigration bill expanding H-1B visa program

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

Invisible Citizens, a docudrama on domestic violence, set to release in October

Diversity makes us great, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam tells AAPIs

Teach kids the importance of non-violence, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sadhguru imparts lesson on higher truths in Washington

Ravi Bhalla sworn in as first Sikh Mayor in New Jersey

Nearly thirty percent of students competing in 2018 National Geographic Bee are Indian-Americans

Indian-American teen Dhruv Gaur wins 2018 Jeopardy College Championship

Over one-third of 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists are Indian-American students

Massive crowds descend on DC to demand gun control

Salman Khan headlines mega concert in Washington after 12-year hiatus

Thousands throng to Salman Khan concert in Washington

Theatrical version of Mughal-e-Azam continues to pack crowds in Delhi

Mela Phulkari draws finest talents to famed India Habitat Centre in Delhi

Garden Tourism Festival focuses on green Delhi to reduce toxic air pollution

All Women Power Rally encourages women to live fearlessly

Indian-American Girl Ananya Vinay Crowned Champion of National Spelling Bee

Hundreds of Thousands Join Women’s March on Washington to Protest President Trump’s Agenda

Nikki Haley Moves Closer to the World Stage with Senate Confirmation Hearing

President Trump greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Fourth glittering Diwali celebration in US Congress draws over 400 guests

A mix of Indian flavors at Christmas celebration by Embassy in Washington

Indian Embassy in Washington lights up for Diwali celebration

Record Number of Indian-Americans Sworn Into New US Congress

Gurbir Grewal becomes the first Sikh nominated as Attorney General in America

A Sikh woman, Preet Didbal, is elected Mayor for the first time in US history

With Indian-American Manka Dhingra’s win, Democrats gain majority in Washington state Senate

Indian-American Teen Indrani Das Wins 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Indian-American Teen Pranay Varada Wins 2017 National Geographic Bee

Six out of Top Ten Finalists in 2017 National Geographic Bee are of Indian Origin

Several Indian-American Whiz Kids Competing in 2017 National Geographic Bee

Indian-American Sojas Wagle Crowned Champion of 2017 World Brain Bee

Obama says young people are key to charting the course of India-US ties

Thousands Celebrate Dussehra at Hare Krishna Temple in Washington

Ten-Day Ganesha Festival Draws Devotees to Workhouse Arts Center in Virginia

Reston Multicultural Festival: a celebration of diversity and community spirit

Asia Meets America at Grand Reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler Galleries

President Trump celebrates Diwali by lighting ‘diya’ in Oval Office

Ivanka Trump sees Global Entrepreneurship Summit as testament to a strong India-US friendship

Ivanka Trump extols Prime Minister Modi, says “People of India inspire us all”

Gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam leads Virginia Democrats in celebrating Diwali

Top DC Officials Celebrate Diwali at Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art

US Lawmakers Celebrate Vaisakhi with Sikh Community on Capitol Hill

Senator Kamala Harris Keynotes 2017 Madeleine K. Albright Luncheon to Promote Political Empowerment of Women

US lawmakers laud Indian-American community at Senate Luncheon hosted by Indian American Friendship Council

Kenneth Juster, President Trump’s choice for Ambassador to India, queried on trade, human rights at Senate hearing

Ambassador Navtej Sarna Leads Third Annual International Day of Yoga Celebration in Washington

White House to Roll Out Red Carpet for Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Modi Addresses Indian-American Community at Ritzy Reception in Washington

Prime Minister Modi, President Trump Talk Terror, Trade in Maiden Meeting

Inaugural Launch of Air India’s Nonstop Washington-Delhi Flight is Celebrated in Style

Avdhoot Baba Shivanand brings ‘Cure is Possible’ message to Washington

Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act

Zeenat Aman Lends Star Power to Sixth Annual DC South Asian Film Festival

Sixth Annual DC South Asian Film Festival Opens at Montgomery College

FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, repeals net neutrality protections

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Conferred with Inaugural Zee Entertainment National Leadership Award

Patriotic Fervor Infuses Independence Day Celebration at Indian Embassy Residence in Washington

India’s 68th Republic Day Celebrated at Embassy in Washington

India’s 70th Independence Day Celebrated at Embassy Residence in Washington

Thousands Throng to Arijit Singh Concert in Washington Area

Independent Film ‘Yadvi’ Takes a Royal Look at Women’s Empowerment

Air India Unveils New Nonstop Service between Washington and Delhi

GOP Senators have Proposed a Bill to Slash Legal Immigration to US

Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar calls Kansas shooting an “Individual Act” with American society against it

White House: Too early to call Kansas shooting of Indian engineers a hate crime

President Trump Condemns Kansas Shooting in First Speech to Congress

Sikh American woman harassed on NYC Subway, told to go back to Lebanon

Several Indian-American Whiz Kids Among Finalists in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Indian-American Teen Swetha Prabakaran is Selected for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Education Campaign

Indian dances to be game opener when Washington Wizards play Brooklyn Nets at Verizon Center

Jairam Hathwar, 13, and Nihar Janga, 11, Declared Co-Champions of the 2016 National Spelling Bee

Indian-American Teen Maanasa Mendu is America’s Top Young Scientist

Young Indian-American Chefs Attend Fifth Annual Kids’ State Dinner Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama

Indian-American Lawmakers Kamala Harris, Ami Bera Co-Sponsor Fourth Annual Langar on Capitol Hill

US Lawmakers Partake in Sikh Tradition of Langar on Capitol Hill

US Lawmakers Throng to SALDEF’s SikhLEAD ‘Langar on the Hill’

White House Hosts First-Ever United State of Women Summit Focusing on Gender Equality

Donald Trump’s Daughter-in-law Lara Yunaska Visits Hindu Temple in Virginia

NFIA Conference Empowers Women and Girls as Leaders

Fifth Annual NFIA Empowering Women and Girls Conference Puts Spotlight on Teen Leaders

Thousands Attend Janmashtami Celebration by ISKCON at Hare Krishna Temple in Maryland

Prime Minister Modi’s Address to Congress Draws Multiple Standing Ovations, Sustained Applause

Prime Minister Modi Begins Washington Visit by Honoring the Fallen at Arlington National Cemetery

Aamir Khan Honored for Highlighting Social Issues in Satyamev Jayate

At 82, Asha Bhosle Performs in ‘Farewell’ Concert at Wolf Trap

‘Kaifi Aur Main’ Rivets Washington Audience

Supremely Gifted Singer Arijit Singh Rocks Warner Theatre

Interfaith Ceremony Honoring American Military Veterans Conveys Strong Message: Let Sikhs Serve

Baisakhi Festival Celebrated at Indian Embassy Residence in Washington

Beautiful Brown Bodies Empowers Women By Focusing on Fitness

Vice President Joe Biden: Our Goal is to be India’s Best Friend

Indian-American Community Hosts Glittering Reception for Delhi’s Top Diplomats in Washington

Diwali Stamp Unveiled at Indian Embassy Celebration in Washington

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: “No -ism will work without Humanism”

First International Day of Yoga Celebrated in Washington

Second International Day of Yoga Celebrated on US Capitol Grounds

Make Attacks on Sikhs a Hate Crime, Victim’s Son Pleads with US Senators

Key US Official Pledges Support to Stamp Out Attacks Against Sikh Americans

Montgomery County Celebrates First-Ever Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Five Indian-Americans Elected to the US Congress, Setting a Record

Singers Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Evoke Nostalgia with 90s Superhit Songs at Packed Warner Theatre

Thousands Flock to Heritage India Diwali Festival at Dulles Expo Center

Fiesta Asia Street Fair: A Cultural Treat in Capital City

Fiesta Asia Street Fair Draws Scores to Nation’s Capital

Seventh Annual Punjabi Mela Draws Thousands to Bull Run Regional Park in Virginia

Punjabi Mela in Washington

EcoSikh Joins Thousands in Earth Day Rally for Climate Action

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Vows to Make Delhi a Tourism Hub

Dalai Lama’s ‘Peace’ Talk Draws Thousands to Washington

Dalai Lama Marvels at Indian Democracy

National Medal of Science for Indian-American Engineer

President Obama, Prime Minister Modi Bond Over Tea and More

Prime Minister Modi Addresses American Business Leaders in DC

Grand Welcome for Prime Minister Modi in New York

Stamp Commemorating Diwali is Issued by US Postal Service

US Lawmakers Laud Accomplishments of Indian-Americans at Congressional Diwali Celebration

US Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts First-Ever Diwali Celebration at State Department

Five Indian-American Teens are among Ten Finalists of the 2016 Young Scientist Challenge

Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

Indie Film ‘A Little Revolution’ is Eye-Opener on Impact of Farmer Suicides in India

Tete-a-tete with Actress and Activist Nandita Das

Actor Farooque Sheikh Headlines Second Annual DC South Asian Film Festival

Jaswinder Singh to pay tribute to Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh in Washington area concert

President Obama Awards National Humanities Medal to Author Jhumpa Lahiri

‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival

DC South Asian Film Festival Celebrates Independent Cinema

Kailash Satyarthi Headlines Childhood Freedom Event in Washington

‘On Golden Years’ Puts Spotlight on Senior Indian-Americans

National Dance Day Event at Kennedy Center Promulgates Physical Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle

National Dance Day Draws Diverse Crowd to Kennedy Center

Janaki Rangarajan Enthralls American Audience with Bharatanatyam on International Dance Day

Natananjali’s Annual Dance Show ‘Devi’ is a Tribute to Divine Female Power

Natananjali School’s Annual Dance Show is a Spiritually Uplifting Experience

Fifth Annual Mela Teeyan Teej Draws Over 800 Women and Girls in Washington Area

Community Celebrates India Independence Day in Washington Area

Peace can only be achieved by Non-Violence: Reverend Martin Luther King III