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FIRE GUTS SANTA CLARA STRIP MALL

RADHE CHAAT, KUMAR JEWELERS FLAGSHIP STORE, COMPLETELY DESTROYED

A view of the burned strip mall stretch in Santa Clara, Calif., May 25. (All photos: Rakesh Kumar | Siliconeer) A five-alarm fire burned at the Rancho Shopping Center on El Camino Real in Santa
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EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE

INDIAN AMERICAN TEEN WINS INTEL’S YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD

Top winner Austin Wang, 18, of Vancouver, Canada (c) with second-place winners Kathy Liu, 17, of Salt Lake City, Utah (l) and Syamantak Payra, 15, of Friendswood, Texas (r) celebrate their awards at the Intel
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BOOSTING MICE TOURISM

INDIA TO SOON OFFER E-VISA FOR CONFERENCE DELEGATES

The symbol of the Indian Bureau of Immigration as seen on a counter inside the new T2 terminal of Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. (Indranil Mukherjee | AFP | Getty Images) The government is
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SCIENTIST HONORED

INDIAN AMERICAN GETS U.S. NATIONAL MEDAL OF SCIENCE

Dr. Rakesh K. Jain, from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, is escorted offstage by President Barack Obama after receiving the National Medal of Science, during a ceremony in the East Room of the
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OBAMA SLAMS TRUMP’S POLICIES

ON MUSLIMS, BORDER

President Barack Obama speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate of laws during the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony at Rutgers University, May 15, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Obama is the first sitting president to speak
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CLINTON WON KENTUCKY

AS SANDERS STAYS AFLOAT WITH OREGON

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally, May 6, in Oakland, Calif. Hillary Clinton was campaigning in California ahead of the State’s presidential primary on June
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NEW ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK DIRECTOR

U.S. SENATE NOMINATES INDIAN AMERICAN

Indian American politician Swati Dandekar has been nominated by the U.S. Senate to the post of executive director to the Asian Development Bank which has ambassadorial rank, writes Lalit K. Jha. (@Siliconeer, #Siliconeer, #SwatiDandekar, #ArvindDandekar,
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TRIBUTE TO PRINCE

PRIYANKA CHOPRA

  Priyanka Chopra paid tribute to music icon Prince during a performance at the 2016 ABC Upfront Presentation at Lincoln Center in New York City, May 17. (@Siliconeer, #Siliconeer, #Bollywood, #Hollywood, #PriyankaChopra, #Quantico, #PC, #Prince,
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VIDEOSEVENTS • COMMUNITY • BOLLYWOOD

GANDABANDHAN CONCERT

ISHIKA RATHI, DISCIPLE OF PANDIT HABIB KHAN

Habib Khan Saraswati Temple and Gurukul presented Ishika Rathi in her Gandabandhan debut concert on April 3. Ishika started her concert with a short sitar performance of a holy song “Raghupati Raghav” and Raag Jog.
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THE MAHARAJA COMES TO SF

AIR INDIA WELCOMED AT SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL

A cocktail reception in celebration of Air India’s new nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Delhi, India, with connections to more than 100 destinations in India and beyond, was held at the San
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PHOTOSEVENTS • COMMUNITY • BOLLYWOOD

BOISAKHI MELA IN SACTO

BANGLA NEW YEAR 1423 CELEBRATED

Bengali Songs. (All photos: Ras H. Siddiqui) It is well known that one of the largest annual celebrations of Bengali New Year or “Pohela Boishakh” outside the country of Bangladesh or the state of West
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THE MAHARAJA COMES TO SF

AIR INDIA WELCOMED AT SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL

A cocktail reception in celebration of Air India’s new nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Delhi, India, with connections to more than 100 destinations in India and beyond, was held at the San
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