Overseas Friends of BJP-USA organizes march in San Francisco Bay Area in support of PM Modi

Several BJP supporters from the San Francisco Bay Area convened at the iconic Golden Gate Bridge for the ‘Modi Ka Parivar’ march on April 7. The march, organized by the Overseas Friends of BJP-USA, showcased the party supporters’ solidarity for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and the collective aspiration of ‘Abki Baar 400 Paar’ in the upcoming Lok Sabha Election 2024.

Maitri gala in San Francisco Bay Area raises $600k for domestic abuse victims

Headlined by actor-filmmaker Nandita Das, Maitri, a San Francisco Bay Area-based non-profit for victims of domestic violence, raised $600,000 at its 2024 Gala held on March 2 in Palo Alto, California. More than 400 people attended the 33rd anniversary event to support the cause. Das, a multi-award winning film personality, screened her latest short film ‘Listen to Her’, an whereas Dr. Geetha Krishnamurthy, President of Maitri addressed the rising concern of rising numbers, the work they offer and the proceeds would enable survivors of domestic violence to choose a nonviolent future and get back on their feet.

San Francisco swamped with “voters” taking part in Sikh “referendum” organized by outlawed Khalistani group

On January 28, the Civic Center Plaza across the City Hall in San Francisco turned into a little Punjab, where thousands of Khalistan supporting Sikhs converged with their families to vote for a “referendum” demanding a new country to be carved out of India. The vote seeks to gather Sikhs’ opinions on whether Punjab should break away from India to form an independent nation called Khalistan.

What will San Francisco be like for future generations, Indian American teen asks top city officials

What does San Francisco’s future look like? This question haunts many SF residents in a city that is known today for its increasing number of homeless people, drugs, an empty downtown, and street crime. Seventeen-year-old Indian American Ishaan Bhattacharya is one of them. SF Mayor London Breed, Police Chief William Scott, and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins came together to talk about the big issues facing California’s prime city and the solutions they are working on at a town hall-like event on December 4.

San Francisco: India’s Piyush Goyal holds bilateral meetings with counterparts on sidelines of IPEF

On the sidelines of the IPEF (Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity) in San Francisco, India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended a series of bilateral meetings aimed at deepening and finding scope for new investment opportunities. Goyal, currently on a four-day visit to the US, met Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto and the talks between the two leaders focused on strengthening trade and investment ties between India and Indonesia.

X sign taken down from Elon Musk company’s San Francisco HQ after complaints

Following several complaints, Elon Musk’s X sign has been removed from his social media company, formerly known as Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Monday in the afternoon hours. Citing several media reports, The Hill stated the workers removed the luminous sign after receiving complaints from city residents and officials. It had been put up last week during the company’s rebranding.

Khalistan supporters brandish sword, shout anti-India hate outside San Francisco consulate

Anti-India protestors held away at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco on July 8 when pro-Khalistan groups shouted ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ (Hail Khalistan), some held Khalistan flags, others held placards proclaiming “Liberty or Death”, “Sikhs declare Independence from Lawless India,” etc, while some stood on the Indian National flag, and even brandished a large sword.

Modi supporters among Indian diaspora plan blitz to welcome PM

Several BJP-friendly and other Indian American community organizations have planned a blitz to welcome and honor him during his state visit to Washington DC at the invitation of President Joe Biden. Biden is scheduled to host Modi at an official State Dinner on June 22, while and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have invited him to address a joint session of Congress.