Author - Tejram Sharma

U.S. to keep Covid travel curbs over Delta variant fears


Washington: The United States will not lift existing travel restrictions "at this point" due to concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of U.S. coronavirus cases, a White House official told Reuters last week. The decision means the long-running travel restrictions that have barred much of the world's population from...

St. Jude pediatric cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux youngest American to fly to space


Memphis: This September Inspiration4 crew member Hayley Arceneaux will be the first pediatric cancer survivor and youngest American to go to space, all to raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Arceneaux will serve as the crew’s medical officer. The 29-year-old is a physician assistant at St. Jude, where she was treated for osteosarcoma, a type of...

NY street named after Guyanese Pandit Ramlall


New York: Officials in Queens, New York, recently honored an influential community member by naming the 133rd Street and Liberty Avenue junction Pandit Ramlall Way. The Richmond Hill Queens community recently paid tribute to Ramlall, the late founder of the Annual Phagwah (Holi) parade, community advocate and scholar. Guyanese-born, Dharmacharya Pandit Ramlall, who also founded the Diwali Motorcade and the Arya Spiritual Center of...

AAPI’s blood and bone marrow drive in 75 US cities for India’s I-Day


Chicago, IL: “As we celebrate the 75thIndependence Day of India, the nation which has made us to be what we are today, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI,) the largest ethnic organization in the United States, representing nearly 100,000 physicians and Fellows of Indian origin in the United States, is excited to launch a unique...

Independence Cup 2021 Badminton Tournament in Westbury, NY


Westbury, NY: Independence cup 2021 Badminton tournament will be held at Long Island Badminton Center here on August 14th to celebrate the Indian Independence Day. This badminton tournament is first of its kind to be hosted in Long Island, NY to have Men’s doubles matches played at the highest level. It is an exclusive tournament for players...

Ashwin differs from Gavaskar, calls The Hundred outstanding


London: Indian Test team off-spinner R Ashwin has hit out at critics of The Hundred tournament that is gaining popularity in England. The 100-ball format, which is in its inaugural edition, has attracted crowds as well as record viewership for this year's cricket in England. Its critics include former India captain and opener Sunil...

India’s first overseas badminton champion passes away


New Delhi: Indian badminton icon Nandu Natekar passed away in Pune on Wednesday. Natekar, who was the first Indian badminton player to win an international event back in 1956, was 88. The six-time national singles champion made his India debut at the age of 20 and successfully shouldered the responsibility of leading India's challenge in...

Sri Lanka defeat India in 2nd T20 International


Colombo: A depleted India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here.  India had made 132/5 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka, riding on...

Senate panel votes to make women register for draft


Washington: The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved language in its annual defense policy bill that would require women to register for the draft. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved by the committee last week “amends the Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service.” The United States has not...