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Seattle elects first socialist in Indian-American Kshama Sawant

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Washington --  Kshama Sawant, a Pune-born young Indian-American activist-academic, has become the first socialist to be elected to a public office in the US, with a narrow victory in the Seattle city council election over the 16-year Democratic incumbent.

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11/19/13
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Indian American actor Kal Penn on Obama’s arts panel

Washington -- President Barack Obama has nominated popular Indian-American actor Kal Penn of "The Namesake" fame to his Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

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11/19/13
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$2M Gift Establishes the Sanghvi Endowed Chair at University of Cincinnati

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CINCINNATI—With a $2 million gift from Vijay Sanghvi, MD, the Drs. Vijay and Khushman Sanghvi Endowed Chair in Cardiac Imaging (the Sanghvi Chair) has been created to support a faculty member who is dedicated to the advanced cardiac imaging program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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11/19/13
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Seven Indian-origin management gurus among Thinkers50

Washington -- Seven Indian-origin academics figure among Thinkers50, described as the Oscars of management thinking published every two years with Indian-born thinker Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, ranked fifth.

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11/19/13
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USCIS to recognize Dr. Rahul Jindal as an Outstanding American by Choice on Veterans Day

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WASHINGTON—In recognition of Veterans Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct naturalization ceremonies across the country that will feature military members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens. From Nov. 7-13, USCIS is welcoming approximately 8,000 new U.S. citizens during 120 naturalization ceremonies throughout the nation and overseas.

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11/10/13
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Three Indian-Americans elected to US Institute of Medicine

Washington -- Three Indian-Americans have been elected members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM), including Subra Suresh, who has become the only current university president to be elected to all three US national academies.

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10/25/13
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Jhumpa Lahiri among US National Book Awards finalists

Washington --  After losing out on the Man Booker Prize, Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri has made it to the finals of the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction for her new novel, "The Lowland".

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10/25/13
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US senate confirms Indian-American dancer Ranee Ramaswamy to National Council on the Arts

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10/25/13
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Malala honored by Nobel Peace prize nomination

Islamabad, Oct 10 -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager attacked by the Taliban for advocating the education of girls, has said that she was hugely honored by her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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10/10/13
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Eight Indian-Americans, Ratan Tata in US National Academy of Engineering

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Washington -- Eight Indian-Americans have been inducted into the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering in the US.

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10/10/13
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