Presidential Award of Certificates of Honour to distinguished scholars of Sanskrit, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India has invited recommendations/ nominations for Presidential Award of Certificates of Honour to distinguished scholars of Sanskrit, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.

Dr Verghese Kannarkat


Dr KP Verghese Kannarkat, a philanthropist and a big supporter of all Indian American community activities in the DC region, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 3:00pm at his residence in Leonardtown, St Mary's county, Maryland.

Lavika Deshpal Singh Funeral Arrangements

Lavika Deshpal Singh passed away on January 14, 2017 at 12:40am at the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital in Virginia.

Open House to Address Complaints/Grievances Relating to Indian Passports, Visa, OCI And Other Consular Services

The Indian Embassy, Washington DC will hold an “Open House” every fortnight starting from January 2017 to address the grievances of the people on issues related to visas, passports and OCI cards. The same will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM on the first Wednesday and 2 PM to 5 PM on the thirdWednesday of every month w.e.f. January 2017 at the Embassy (2536 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008). If these days happen to fall on a holiday, the Open House will be held on the first working day thereafter.

Funeral Service for Santha Pankaj

Santha Pankaj, 73, wife of Dr Thampil Pankaj, passed away at her home in Fairfax, VA on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

Wake for Dr Anthony Antoniswami

The Wake for Dr Anthony Antoniswami, who died Monday October 3, 2016 morning at his home in Washington DC, will be held Friday, October 14 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (Tel: 301-622-2290).

US Postal Service Announces Diwali Stamp

U.S. Postal Service Honors Festival of Diwali with a Forever Stamp.

Dr NK Samuel dies at age 91

Dr NK Samuel of Maryland passed away on June 2 at 11:00pm at Howard county General hospital in Columbia MD following a stroke from the previous day. He was 91.

Baisakhi Festival Celebrated at Embassy Residence in Washington

Washington, DC – The annual Baisakhi celebration at the Indian Embassy Residence is always a colorful, vibrant, ebullient event highlighting the rich culture of northern India, primarily the state of Punjab.  This year was no exception as community activists, predominantly Indian-American Sikhs, attended a heart-warming function, April 23, hosted by Ambassador Arun K. Singh and his wife Dr. Maina Chawla Singh.

Chairman Royce Welcomes Modi Address to Congress

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the below statement after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress on June 8, 2016.


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