AAPI Convention 2022


Bridgeport in US to bid for 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup matches with brand new stadium

Bridgeport in US to bid for 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup matches with brand new stadium

CCI leaders find Bridgeport to be the ideal location to bring top-level cricket to the northeast United States.

AAPI’s historic 40th convention in San Antonio, Texas; celebrating achievements of Indian American physicians

Dr. Jack Resneck, President of American Medical Association, praised the contributions and achievements of Indian American physicians who serve and provide best healthcare to every 7th patient in the United States. “It’s time our nation renews our commitment to you for the incredible services you provide to our nation,” he said.

Biden appoints Indian American scientist to US cabinet; second Indian American cabinet member after Vice President Kamala Harris

If she is confirmed to the post by the Senate -- as required for all senior appointments -- Prabhakar will be the third Indian American ever to serve in a US cabinet

Will Biden raise human rights with Modi at Middle East Quad summit?

The new Quad with India, Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the US to be known as I2U2 for the initials of the countries is scheduled to be inaugurated during Biden’s visit to Israel in the second week of July


US Senate foreign panel chief praises India’s role, asks Quad to help Sri Lanka

Although an aim of the Quad is to counter China’s aggressive posture in the Indo-Pacific region, the Quad stopped short of any joint military cooperation, and instead focused on humanitarian efforts in the region like a programme for making, financing and distributing 500 million Covid vaccines in the region to counter Beijing's growing influence in the region.

New Delhi’s double standards on Naga and Kashmir issues

The moment for imagining the possibility of Yasin Malik and his like-minded political jail mates playing a larger role in resolving the Kashmir dispute is now, writes Sandeep Pandey for South Asia Monitor 

Trailblazing titans to share their tales at AAPI’s Women’s Forum

Dr. Seema Arora, Chair, AAPI National Women Physicians Committee, a Past Chair Board of Trustees of AAPI, said, “The Women’s Forum titled ‘Trailblazer Titans Tell Their Tales’ will have a panel of Trailblazer Women who have achieved extraordinary feats in each of their phenomenal lives. 

Kabir Festival 2022 in the US: Celebrating the humanistic values of an ancient mystic

The organizers hope to bring Kabir’s message of peace, harmony and love to people in our troubled times.

Over a dozen Pakistanis linked to the 2020 Charlie Hebdo attack arrested in Italy

Those arrested in Italy and Europe have been charged with conspiracy to commit international terrorism, according to the Italian news agency ANSA. An Italian judge signed 14 arrest warrants concerning offenses related to "international terrorism".

'Revolutionary' cancer drug: Indian origin patient among those completely healed

Varughese recalled discovering she completely cancer-free: “That day I didn't see the tumour. So, I was thinking, where is the tumour? Then, maybe I thought it's hiding somewhere inside. Doctor told me, there is no more tumour. It's a miracle”.

Malaysian businesses seek return of Bangladeshi workers amid labor shortage

Over 10 million Bangladeshi workers work abroad in different countries, bringing in over $24 billion annually in remittances to the government.

Europe needs a change of mindset, says Jaishankar in Slovakian capital

Jaishankar said Europe was also silent on many developments in Asia, and added "you cannot be so Eurocentric as in the past" anymore for the world has changed and countries like India were now critical to many of the world's present problems and challenges, from climate changes to emerging technologies.

Indian Americans dominate US National Spelling Bee as championship regained by Indian-origin teen

Indian Americans have monopolised the contest from 2008 to 2018, but in 2019 a non-Indian girl was among the eight co-winners. The other seven were of Indian origin.

US-Bangladesh talks trade, climate change in high-level economic consultation; endorse free, open Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) also came up during the discussion, and Bangladesh “welcomed additional information on the supply chain resilience and decarbonization pillars of the IPEF.”

Pakistan seeks to boost trade and bilateral ties with Turkey, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

Turkey has continued supporting Pakistan over the years, and the friendship between the two countries is historic, with both nations maintaining extensive cultural, commercial, strategic and military cooperation. 

Bangladeshi expatriate beaten and stabbed in Paris, dies

Sohel, who was living in Paris with his wife and a son, was returning home after work on Saturday morning when some people blocked his way and beat him up, The Daily Star of Bangladesh reported, citing the deceased’s family members who are in shock.

Heal the Healers: Focus on wellness at AAPI convention in Texas next month

AAPI will also celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, with the convention being partly co-sponsored by the Embassy of India and the Consulate General of India (CGI), Houston.  For the first time, AAPI is planning to organize a plenary session on India-USA Healthcare Partnership with India's Health Mansukh Mandaviya expected to attend 

EU releases €22 million for Bangladesh and Myanmar in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees

For Bangladesh, the challenges are only growing amid the resource crunch, a growing rate of crimes, and drug smuggling in the refugee camps. 

Former Afghan leaders meet in Turkey, stress ‘political’ & ‘military’ options

The meeting, hosted by former Uzbek warlord, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, saw participation from leading leaders, mainly from the north, including Salauddin Rabbani, Ahmed Zia Massoud, Atta Muhammed Noor, Muhammed Mohaqiq, Karim Khalili, Rahman Rahmani, and former Afghan spy chief Rahmatullah Nabil and others


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