Obama to nominate Indian-origin doctor as Surgeon General

US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Indian-origin doctor Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy heads the group that promotes Obama’s pet healthcare project. If confirmed by the Senate, Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy could become the next US Surgeon General, the youngest in the country’s history to assume the … Read more

Obama apologises to Americans losing health plans

The US President, Barack Obama has apologized to the Americans who have lost health insurance plans because of the troubled implementation of his healthcare reforms. In an interview with NBC News, his administration will do everything it can to help those who have been receiving cancellation notes. Mr. Obama had promised that those who are … Read more

Diwali festival celebrated at Capitol Hill US

The first ever Diwali festival was celebrated at the US Congress amidst chanting of Vedic mantras by a Hindu priest. Over two-dozen influential lawmakers along with eminent Indian-Americans gathered at the Capitol Hill to lit the traditional “diyas”. The event, first of its kind, at the Capitol Hill in Washington was organised by the two … Read more

Voyager 1 spacecraft ventured into interstellar space

US space agency NASA said on Thursday that its Voyager 1 spacecraft has become the first man-made object to venture into interstellar space. New and “unexpected” data indicated 36 years after it was launched, Voyager 1 has left the heliosphere, the bubble of hot, energetic charged particles surrounding the solar system, and entered into a … Read more

Where Do I Vote – Election Day 2012 – November 6

Election Day 2012 is here, after what seems like an interminable campaign season. If you haven’t been able to take advantage of early voting and did not vote via absentee ballot, below you can find a tool to locate your polling place. Over 25 million Americans have already voted. The Presidential Elections 2012 will be … Read more

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