Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31

Asian Indian population is largest Asian Population Group in 25 States

India West recently published an article on Asian Indian population growth in the United States from the Census 2010 data. The report indicates that Asian Indian group is the largest Asian group in 25 states in the US. http://indiawest.com/news/3783-analysis-of-the-indian-american-community-from-census-2010-data.html It is not clear whether the reporter Mr. Richard Springer is using the Asian Indian alone …

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Mar 06

India Network Launches Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan for Visiting Parents

India Network lauched award winning comprehensive health insurance  plan tied to Multiplan Network with coverage for pre-existing conditions. This is a unique plan available to all age groups and enrollment is automatic without any medical underwriting. The plan, like other India Network plans is underwritten by Chartis Insurance, A Member of American Internatonal Group of …

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Mar 06

Latest Outcome From Elections in States, India – 2012

Key party position – Party lead position in brackets as of March 6, 2012 Uttar Pradesh (403/403) SP 218 (6), BSP 76 (4), BJP 45 (2), Congress 26 (2), RLD 9  – SP is going to form the government with Mulyam Singh Yadav as CM Uttarakhand (70/70) BJP 29 (2), INC 28 (4), BSP 3, …

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Mar 01

Prevalence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians – By Dr. Thakor G Patel

‘Prevalence of Diabetes in the Indian Diaspora: Successful Community-Based Prevention and Management Programs in India’ by Dr. Thakor G. Patel with Sevak Project of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). He presented detailed data on the global burden of diabetes mellitus which is more pronounced in India and migrant Asian Indians as they …

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Mar 01

IRS Imposes Additional Burden on Asian Indians with Form 8938

With effect from 2012, the IRS has introduced ‘Form 8938 – Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets’ to be filed along with the income tax return. That is, all those filing their tax returns of 2011 will have to include Form 8938, if applicable to them. This form, which has already earned synonyms like ‘Son …

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