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Khanna has not only raised a record amount of fund, but has also taken services of the victory team of the Obama's
reelection campaign. The 17
th
Congressional District has gained added attraction as another Indian-American
Vanila
Mathur Singh
, an associate professor at Stanford University's School of Medicine, has entered the fray from the
Republican Party.
While Singh has little chance of winning the seat, this would be for the first time that two Indian-Americans are contesting
against each other from one Congressional seat.
Upendra Chivukula
, the first Indian-American lawmaker in the New Jersey State Assembly, this month announced his
intention to try his luck for US House of Representatives from 12
th
Congressional District of New Jersey, which is being
vacated by his own party colleague Rush Holt.
Chivukula would have to win the Democratic primary this summer to bag the party's ticket for November elections. He had
lost the 2012 House elections from a different seat.
Never Give says the Iraq war veteran
Manan Trivedi
, who has announced to contest for the third consecutive House of
Representatives election from sixth Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
Top Republican leader Paul Ryan, who was the vice presidential candidate in the 2012 elections, is receiving a serious
challenge from Indian-American
Amerdeep Kaleka
, from the first Congressional district of Wisconsin.
Kaleka is son of the president of Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Satwant Kaleka, who was shot dead by a white supremacist in a
Gurdwara shootout in 2012.
Swati Dandekar
, the first Indian-American to be elected to Iowa House of Representatives in 2002, is seeking to enter the
House of Representatives from the first Congressional District of Iowa. She has received quite a support from Indian
Americans.
Indian-American
Manju Goel
is seeking election on a Republican ticket from eighth Congressional district of Illinois.
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Pizza Hut plans to expand in north
Last year, Pizza Hut added 61 new outlets and it is likely to continue with that pace in the current year too.
Casual dining chain, Pizza Hut is looking to enhance its presence across the country particularly in tier II and III markets
with a renewed focus on north according to its Marketing Director, Sunay Bhasin. In Chandigarh, Pizza hut has 9 outlets
and in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir it has over 30 outlets as at present.
Bhasin who is here in Chandigarh to launch “Big Pizza” told media persons here today that at present Pizza Hut has 320
outlets across the country in 62 cities. Last year, Pizza Hut added 61 new outlets and it is likely to continue with that pace
in the current year too “The idea is to to expand to smaller cities with disposable incomes”, Sunay Bhasin quipped. He said
that besides strengthening retail presence, Pizza Hut is also looking to expand its product offerings to consumers. To add
fizz to the launch today, big pizzas were delivered on horses. The new range introduced today offers toppings like olives,
paneer and papkrika, edge to edge topped with cheese and signature tasty, tangy sauce on crisp crust.
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