New York

Saladino invites residents to free family fall & halloween festival

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites residents and their families to the Town of Oyster Bay’s Family Fall & Halloween Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at […]

Murray recognized by India Independence Day Committee

Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray was recognized by members of the India Independence Day Committee on September 30, 2021 at Hempstead Town Hall. Also attending were President Deepak Bansal, former president Jasbir Singh and Zahid […]

First 90 owners get $14 M in debt waiver under Taxi Medallion Relief program

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that 90 loan restructuring deals have been approved under the City’s $65 million Medallion Relief Program (MRP), delivering $14 million in debt forgiveness to individual medallion owners. The program […]

International

Sputnik V refutes claims Russia stole Oxford vaccine blueprint

Moscow: Russian spies allegedly acquired the design for the life-saving Oxford/AstraZeneca jab and utilized it to construct their own Sputnik V jab and win the race to produce the world’s first effective coronavirus vaccine. However, […]

Kuwait allows women to serve in army: Report

Kuwait City: Kuwait announced that women will be allowed to register for the military service, according to local media reports citing the Kuwait army. Kuwait’s deputy prime minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah, who also serves […]

Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr claims victory in Iraq election

Washington: Shi’ite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s party was the biggest winner in an Iraqi election, increasing the number of seats he holds in parliament, according to initial results, officials, and a spokesperson for the Sadrist Movement. […]

Of ‘diminished’ comrades and Congress

By Nirendra Dev The Congress party’s base has shrunk and Communists have, in an ironical turn of events, vanished from West Bengal. Now, it is Mamata Banerjee all the way. Importantly, she is seen as […]

Are India’s borders under renewed threat?

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd) Last week the Indian public was jolted by a cascading set of events in some of India’s border regions. These are related to the borders in J&K, Ladakh, […]

Modi calls on Boris Johnson as UK withdraws quarantine rules for Indians

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a conversation over the phone on October 11. The timing of the talk was significant as it took place on the day the […]

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Entertainment

PM Modi, ‘Ramayan’ co-stars pay tribute to Arvind Trivedi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a moving tribute to actor Arvind Trivedi, who died on Oct 5th following a heart attack, in Mumbai. The Prime Minister described him as an “exceptional actor” who was also “passionate” […]

Florina Gogoi Wins ‘Super Dancer – Chapter 4’

Sony Entertainment Television’s kids dance reality show, ‘Super Dancer – Chapter 4’ has finally declared this season’s ‘Dance Ka Kal’. As the country waited to know who from amongst the Super 5 finalists will be […]

JP Dutta first civilian to be awarded Indian Armed Forces’ Remembrance Flower

J P Dutta, director of films such as ‘Border,’ ‘LOC,’ and ‘Paltan,’ has been awarded the Indian Armed Forces’ Remembrance Flower. General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, will present the award to the filmmaker.  Speaking about […]

Sports

Of Success and Silence: The Case of Virat Kohli

Kohli is perhaps being somewhat presumptuous in assuming the BCCI will go along with his wishes and change him only as T-20 captain. By Shivaji Sengupta   I still remember 2008. The TV showing a […]

India controls world cricket now, says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that money has become a “big player” in cricket and that countries like New Zealand and England wouldn’t have dared to cancel their tours of India because […]

PCB to receive blank cheque if Pakistan can beat India

New Delhi: Stressing on the need for a flourishing cricket culture in Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board has a golden opportunity to strengthen its finances if the Pakistan cricket team is able to defeat India […]

Business

US businesses suffer setback due to Biden’s China policy: Media

New York: US businesses are feeling the effects of President Joe Biden’s trade policy on China, voicing the hope for some relief from the US tariffs on Chinese goods, Arkansas-based public radio station KUAR has […]

Reliance says unnecessary gets dragged into ZEE-Invesco tussle

Mumbai: Reliance Industries, which got drawn into the ZEEL-Invesco tussle by virtue of its February proposal to merge its media properties with Zee, said that it has never resorted to any hostile transactions and regretted […]

India keeps top global spot with 9.5% GDP growth

United Nations: India has emerged from a “very tough second wave” of Covid-19, Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Chief Economist, said at the release of the flagship report that showed India continuing to […]

Lifestyle

World’s largest cruise ship ‘Wonder of the Seas’ to set sail in 2022

The largest cruise ship in the world will set sail next year – with routes spread across North America and Europe. Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, their fifth Oasis Class ship, will be able […]

NGO requests Big B to withdraw from ad promoting pan masala

A national anti-tobacco organization has urged Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to withdraw from an advertising campaign promoting pan masala, saying that the move would help wean away youngsters from getting hooked to tobacco addiction.  In […]

PM Modi’s 3 secrets to keep jet lag at bay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had three days in hand as he embarked on his recently concluded US trip. Several time zones later, PM Modi landed in the US and spent 65 hours in the country, […]