Sher Rajput, Chicago’s towering community leader, has been honored with the ‘PRIDE OF INDIA’ award. The award was bestowed upon Sher Rajput at the MEATF’s India Unity Day celebration that US Congressman Danny Davis presided over. There, MEATF (Multi Ethnic Asian Task Force) Chairman Dr Vijay Prabhakar described him as the “Mayor Of Devon Avenue.” Jatinder Bedi introduced Sher Rajput. Executive Director Ms Mohita Sukumar, was MC.

Vijay Prabhakar Urges US Health Secretary for Community Leaders’ Collaboration to Rid Englewood of Gun Violence.

CHICAGO - Dr Vijay Prabhakar joined President Biden’s Cabinet HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY XAVIER BECERRA at a Congressional RoundTable on Mental Health and Gun Violence held in Englewood, Chicago on 17 Mar 2023. At the Roundtable, he described the AMEC-CAABH-MEDSTAR lead pilot project that has been launched in Englewood under the ‘GANDHI KING CENTER FOR NON VIOLENCE.‘ Dr Prabhakar urged a collaborative approach to reduce violence in Englewood by involving the Community leaders, health care providers, elected officials and the local law enforcement.


Chicago’s prominent  women-leader Ms MOHITA SUKUMAR has been inducted into the MEATF ( Multi Ethnic Asian Task Force). At MEATF’s India Unity Day Celebrations, that coincided with the ongoing Women Empowerment Month, Ms MOHITA SUKUMAR was honored with MEATF Congressional Medal. Congressman Danny Davis presided over the function.

Salil Mishra Elected Chairman of the AIA

CHICAGO – Ranking member of the AIA, Mr Salil Mishra has been elected the Chairman of AIA (Association of Indians In America) Illinois. Mr Salil Mishra is a high profile Banker from India’s most prestigious PO-stream of the State Bank of India. At the State Bank of India, He has climbed up the ladder to serve on multiple strategic appointments during sought-after postings. These included some foreign stints. To further enhance his career, he sidestepped to the Chicago-based Millennium Bank which is singularly revered as the ‘Crown Jewel of NRIs’ in the Midwestern United States. Since then, Mr Salil Mishra has been in the service of the Indian community through the AIA; as well as through the Orissa Society of Greater Chicago.

UCCA hosts Grand Musical Christmas Banquet in Chicago

CHICAGO - A glittering evening replete with stirring melodious carols, dance presentations, inspiring remarks and uplifting yuletide sermonette marked the Grand Christmas Banquet celebrations organized by United Christian Cultural Association [UCCA] on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the Cotillion Banquet in Palatine, Illinois that drew a large gathering of families Illustrating the spirit of Christmas with interludes of beautiful strains of Christmas carols presented by Tollywood’s blockbuster music director Anup Reuben that elevated the festive merriment.

Tarn Taran case solved, Canada-based terrorist Lakhbir Landa mastermind: Punjab DGP

Police have solved the rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack case which was carried out at a police station in Tarn Taran, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav said on Friday.

Chile volcano: Alert issued after Lascar rumbles to life

Chilean officials have put a safety warning in place after a volcano sent an eruptive column 6,000m (almost 20,000ft) into the sky.

Robert Vadra Attends Iftekhar Shareef Daughter Wedding In Chicago

CHICAGO – Robert Vadera of India’s illustrious Gandhi family attended prominent Chicagoan Iftekhar Sharief’s daughter Iram Shareef’s wedding reception. Robert Vadera is husband of Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi.

$1.5-million floating house prototype in Panama partially sinks during unveiling

A prototype of a floating house worth $1.5 million partially sank during its unveiling in Panama.

Local Americans Pay Rich Tributes To Mahatma Gandhi at IAGC’s Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations

CHICAGO – Under the leadership of its President Malla Reddy the IAGC organized a big Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations in Chicago. NRIs came from across Greater Chicago to pay tributes to the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. A group of local Americans as well as Chinese also attended the event. Rich floral tributes were offered to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck Friday by a man who rushed the stage as he was about to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man confront Rushdie on stage at the Chautauqua Institution and punch or stab him 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced. The 75-year-old author was pushed or fell to the floor, and the man was arrested.

United States Supreme Court strikes down New York restriction on guns

The United States Supreme Court has deemed unconstitutional a decades-old New York state law that requires gun owners to show “proper cause” to carry a concealed handgun for self-defence in public. The ruling says a law requiring a resident to show ‘proper cause’ to carry a concealed gun in public is unconstitutional.


United States President Joe Biden has called on oil refiners to produce more petrol and diesel, saying their high profit margins are hurting consumers. Biden made the appeal in a letter delivered on Wednesday to major refining companies, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, and British Petroleum. 

Shantanu Gupta Intros His Yogi Book To Chicago

CHICAGO - Under the banner of the US India Friendship Council, Ms Nirmala Reddy organized the book-launch of the book titled 'Yogi Who Transformed Uttar Pradesh.' Its author Mr Shantanu Gupta was present during the book launch.

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