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July 22, 2017

Zee Entertainment award for Ajit Pai

WASHINGTON, DC -- Zee Entertainment launched an annual program to identify and honor individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the media & entertainment sector.Republican attorney Ajit Pai, 44, was conferred with the inaugural “Zee Entertainment National Leadership Award” at a special event on Capitol Hill this past week. He is the first Indian American to lead the Federal Communications Commission in the US. Zee Entertainment is the biggest multicultural programmer in the…

Suspect charged with murder of student

CHICAGO, IL -- Three years after Indian American student Pravin Varughese’s mysterious death in the woods of Carbondale, Illinois, a Jackson County grand jury on July 13 indicted Gaege Bethune, a long-time suspect in the case, with two counts of first-degree murder.Bethune turned himself in that evening, and was held on $1-million bail. He has since posted a $100,000 bond and has been released. A bond hearing was held July 18, at which the suspect pleaded not guilty. Bethune was the last person to see Varughese, a…

SELFLESS SERVICE

Viren Babubhai Joshi left his comfortable life and corporate job in Chicago to go back to his roots in Gujarat and work for underprivileged children Manav Sadhna a charitable organization started in Chicago and Ahmedabad, by Viren Joshi works on the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi Joshi’s story is an inspiring tale of coming to America building a life from a scratch, riding the corporate ladder in Chicago and then listening to the heart and returning to roots to serve the poor.“When you work with children you work…

No competition with Mohun Bagan, East Bengal: ATK owner

Kolkata, July 22: Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Atletico de Kolkata's (ATK) principal owner Sanjiv Goenka on Saturday said his team was not competing with city football giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, and saw no problem regarding allotment of home ground with the two big domestic leagues -- ISL and I-League -- slated to be held parallel this year.Describing Mohun Bagan and East Bengal as "great clubs with great legacies", Goenka said he has grown up watching and idolising them. But ATK,…

Bill names post offices after Virginia heroes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- A Virginia lawmaker is proposing legislation that would rename two post offices for fallen military members from his district.US Rep. Tom Garrett introduced Bills that would name the University of Virginia post office after Army Capt. Humayun Khan, and another would name a Palmyra post office in honor of Navy Gunner's Mate Dakota Kyle Rigsby. Khan, a Pakistani American, was killed in 2004 while in the line of duty in Iraq. Khan's father, Khizr Khan, made headlines for his criticism of Donald…
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