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Rakesh Khurana, professor of sociology and organizational behavior at Harvard University, and co-master of Cabot House, became dean of Harvard College on July 1, 2014, according to Harvard University. Founded in 1636, Harvard College, one of two schools within Harvard University awarding undergraduate degrees, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

"I can't help but remember that 43 years ago this month, my family immigrated to the United States. Looking outside my window and seeing the flag and the John Harvard Statue, I just feel incredible gratitude to my parents, who had the courage to come to this nation," Khurana told Harvard Gazette newspaper. "I am grateful to this nation and institution for making dreams only quietly imagined come true."
 By Simran Silva
FALL RIVER, MA--William A. Flanagan, mayor of Fall River, MA, attended the grand opening ceremony of Patel and Patel Indian Grocery store on the North Main Street in Fall River. It is the only Indian supermarket within 30 miles of the city. The store’s ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 17th.
WALTHAM, MA--Care.com , the world's largest online destination for finding and managing family care that was co-founded by Zenobia Moochhala, has acquired Citrus Lane, a social commerce platform designed for moms, for $48.6 million. The acquisition has been completed for consideration of $22.9 million cash and $8.1 million in equity at close. 
Bangla-O-Biswa, a Bengali non-profit organization in the Boston area, held its general election at the First United Methodist Church in Westborough, MA, with the largest turnover ever, and elected Dr. Soumitro Pal as its new president. With over 69 percent of the members casting their vote, this year's election was by far the most democratically conducted election with Dr. Anil Chawla serving as the Election Commissioner and the Westborough Police Department maintaining the order, Bangla-O-Biswa said in a statement.
By Maneesh Srivastava
Hindi Manch, a nonprofit organization that have been bringing Hindi cultural events in New England area for more than three years, announced audition dates in various towns as well as procedures and rules for the competition. Earlier, Hindi Manch has announced that Suresh Wadkar, one of the most respectable playback singers in Indian Film industry, will be judging the Finale on September 13th 2014.
By Srinivas Jidge
The New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar of Chelmsford, MA, has been bringing Baba's Palkhi to devotee's houses for 9 years now. The NESSP family has followed in the footsteps of the devotees that started the Chavadi Procession for Baba in Shirdi by doing a Palkhi Procession in the New England area. This year, Palkhi visited the homes of 160 families in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine. 
Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State of South and Central Asian Affairs, recently testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs, in Washington, DC. In her testimony, Biswal talked about reexamining US-India relations, especially in the context of recent Indian elections that conferred an unprecedented mandate on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Saheli, South Asian Friendship and Support organization, plans to reach out to South Shore's South Asian communities through its volunteers during Janmashtami festivities next month. The organization will also help with the seating and support to seniors, women and children during the festivities.
A recent survey of dating agencies owners revealed this trend: single men or women tend to go from date to date and yet unable to settle down on one person. Their most common problem is, "I have not found the right one." Annette C has been in the education field for several years. Not wanting to spend time dating without getting married, she signed up for a few singles events to look for someone special. 
Secretary of State John Kerry met with seven women mountain climbers from Nepal who are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 to promote women's empowerment, education, and environmental awareness. The all-women team climbed Mt. McKinley (Denali) in Alaska on June 24 and has now reached the top of six of the seven summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. 
 By Arthi Manivasakam
TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TyE) Boston is seeking highly motivated high school students with a passion for business and entrepreneurship. Applications are now open for the Class of 2014-15. TyE is TiE-Boston's signature program that aims to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs. Established in 2005, TyE-Boston is embarking on its tenth year of introducing entrepreneurship and business to high school students. 

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BURLINGTON, MA – India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB) announced that it is brining India Day celebration to Boston’s Hatch Shell and inviting all Indians to come and celebrate the 67th anniversary of India’s independence day.  The colorful family event is scheduled to be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. Admission is free.
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Democrat Maura Healey for Massachusetts Attorney General. Healey devised the strategy, built the case and argued the first successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, won a national settlement with Apple to make its devices more accessible for people with disabilities, and led a first-in-the-nation program to keep victims of predatory lenders in their homes.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that in order to provide operational flexibility and ease the procedures, it has been decided to permit Authorised Dealer (AD) Category-I banks to issue bank guarantee, without prior approval of the RBI, on behalf of a non-resident acquiring shares or convertible debentures of an Indian company through open offers/delisting/exit offers, provided:
NEW YORK--Adults around the world remain hooked on TV but the consumption habits of content-hungry viewers are changing rapidly, according to global research consultancy TNS. While our love affair with television endures, TV sets alone are no longer enough to satisfy our appetite for content, driving the growth of online media and •screen-stacking' as a result.

WASHINGTON, DC--When any Non-Resident Indian, commonly known as NRI, becomes citizen of any other country he/she applies for Visa/OCI/POI from Indian Consulate of his/her jurisdiction of residence to visit India. Then the applicant needs to produce several documents to get this which are mandatory. Five years back when someone applied for these services his Indian passport was cancelled and Indian Citizenship was surrendered without any charge. In 2009 Indian External Affairs Ministry found a new way to harass NRI's and make money by introducing Surrender Certificate, says North American Punjabi Association.

 


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