By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue is the fifth-largest city in Washington and, just a few weeks after this month’s election, its city council continues to reflect the 28 percent of citizens who are Asian, the highest share of any city in the state. Vandana Slatter, a biotechnology professional and community leader, won Position […]
By Biswajeet Banerjee Associated Press LUCKNOW, India (AP) — When a northern Indian state announced a few hundred job openings for low-level office workers who run errands and make tea, the response was staggering. About 2.3 million people applied for the 368 jobs with the government of Uttar Pradesh. Hundreds of candidates with doctorates and […]
By Tim Sullivan Associated Press MANIWALA, India (AP) – She lies in wait while her victims are collecting firewood, or taking cattle to graze, or working in the fields. She has grabbed people in broad daylight, carrying them away silently into the forests or the sugarcane fields. By the time the victims are found, often […]
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press ROZAJALALPUR, India (AP) — The farmers of Rozajalalpur knew what was coming. They saw others closer to India’s expanding capital city pushed off their land to make way for malls, apartments and offices. They saw billboards rise along nearby potholed roads and tiny sales offices sprout in the grassy […]
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Muslim mothers in a northern Indian town have been arrested on accusations that they killed their daughters for dishonoring the family
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — On Monday, March 15, hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters marked the 25th anniversary of a political party representing India’s lowest castes and feted its bejeweled leader as a “Goddess,” who currently leads the country’s largest state.