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Pandemic stoked economic inequalities world over


By Lalit Garg Oxfam in its latest global economic inequality report has warned that inequality is spreading very fast all over the world. The rich are getting richer very fast. Capitalism has increased the wealth on one hand and poverty has also increased on the other hand. The report says that the gap between rich and poor...

Boycotting Winter Olympics: A halfhearted attempt to deter China


By KS Tomar To isolate Russia, former US President, Jimmy Carter had given a boycott call for the Moscow Games in 1980 over the invasion of Afghanistan but most of his European allies refrained from supporting the move. In retaliation, the Soviet Union led more than a dozen countries in a boycott of the 1984...

Jan 30: Martyrs’ Day


Gandhi’s Eternality By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni George Floyd’s brutal entirely preventable death at the crushing knee of a savage cop justifiably shook the conscience of America and the world. The manner in which societies have treated and continue to treat the underprivileged and especially people of color and lesser caste is indisputably unjust, inhumane, and unacceptable. It...

Post pandemic recovery: Long Island orgs score in NYS funding


New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts and others are the big winners in Round XI the New York State’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. In total, $196 million was awarded to support 488 projects to stimulate the state’s post-pandemic recovery. “The pandemic toll...

Nassau Exec-elect Bruce Blakeman will not enforce mask mandate

Post Date: December 15, 2021

Nassau County Executive-elect Bruce Blakeman won’t enforce Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new statewide mask-or-vaccine mandate for when he officially takes office on Jan. 1 – joining a growing list of county officials opposed to the new rule. “Come January 1st, my administration will move Nassau forward with a commonsense approach that acknowledges the facts, science and progress made by...

Letitia James exits NY governor’s race, to focus on re-election


New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that she is dropping out of the governor's race and will instead run for re-election. “I have come to the conclusion that I must continue my work as attorney general. There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish...

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams appoints first woman NYPD commissioner


New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams named Keechant Sewell police commissioner, marking the first time a woman will lead the NYPD, the US’s largest police department. Sewell, 49, is the Nassau County Chief of Detectives. The Queens native will replace Dermot Shea, a career NYPD cop who was appointed to the job by Mayor Bill de...

Over 100 extrajudicial killings since Taliban takeover: UN


Geneva: The UN has said there are "credible allegations" of more than 100 extrajudicial killings in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power in August, with most blamed on the country's new rulers. UN deputy rights chief Nada Al-Nashif said she was deeply alarmed by continuing reports of such killings, despite a general amnesty announced by the...

Pak offered safe haven to Taliban as militants killed US troops: Senator


New Delhi: A Democrat senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez said Islamabad offered a safe haven to the Taliban as its militants targeted and killed troops of the United States. Welcoming the nomination of Donald Armin Blome as US Ambassador to Pakistan, the senator called for a serious conversation with the Imran Khan government on the...