Author - Tejram Sharma

Local Leo Club receives International Kindness Matters Service Award


By Ojas Chitnis  New Jersey Visionary Cyber Leo Club, a youth group of Lions Clubs International sponsored by Edison Visionary Lions Club, has been recognized with the prestigious Kindness Matters Service Award by the International Association of Lions Clubs. The club, which is the only youth recipient in North America, received the award in a...

Dr. Deepak Chopra and Sonu Sood to join Akshaya Patra USA virtual gala on April 24


Boston, MA: Akshaya Patra USA will hold its first virtual gala of 2021, Partnerships for Happiness, on Saturday, April 24th to raise funds for hunger relief to migrant families and the mid-day meal beneficiaries in India. The event hosts are the Boston, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia chapters.  “The purest form of happiness is...

Jayapal, House Dems propose constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood


Washington, DC: Reaffirming that "corporations are not people and money is not speech," Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Tuesday led 50 members of Congress in introducing a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood, reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, and "put power back into the hands of people." The We the People Amendment would establish...

Kapil Dev supports Indian American running for Virginia Lt Governor


Washington, DC: Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev has come out in support of Indian American Puneet Ahluwalia, who is in the race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The Republican party is slated to pick its nominee for the Lieutenant Governor at a hybrid convention on May 8. "Wishing all the luck," Kapil Dev...

AARP analysis shows nongroup health insurance unaffordable for half of older adults in 2019


Washington, DC: A new analysis from AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds that nearly half of older adults purchasing health insurance through the nongroup health insurance market faced unaffordable health coverage in 2019, compared to 30% of younger adults. As a result, a growing share of older adults remained uninsured: 9% of all 50-64 year olds, more...

Congressman Tom Suozzi and Italian American PAC endorse Eric Adams for NYC Mayor


New York, NY: Congressman Tom Suozzi officially endorsed Eric Adams for mayor of New York City in Whitestone, Queens, saying Adams “led while others fled.”   “Eric Adams has been advocating for everyday New Yorkers -- underserved communities, essential workers, blue collar workers, and our small business owners -- since the start of this pandemic,” Congressman Tom Suozzi...

Governor Henry McMaster declares March 24 IAICC Chapter Day


Columbia: The Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster declared March 24 as the ‘IAICC-South Carolina Chapter Day’ in a proclamation, at the inauguration of the IAICC South Carolina Chapter on March 24 at the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina.   Governor McMaster presented the proclamation to KV Kumar, President & CEO of Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC) and appreciated...

Kamala Harris moves into newly renovated official residence


Washington, DC: After months of waiting for renovations, Vice President Kamala Harris moved into her official home. The Democrat and husband Doug Emhoff moved to Number One Observatory Circle Tuesday night, as per media reports. Harris, 56, is now the eighth vice president to live in the 9,150-square-foot mansion on the observatory’s grounds. The Queen Anne-style six-bedroom house sits...

US wants to ramp up vax sharing: Blinken


Washington: "We believe that we'll be in a position to do much more on this front. I know that many countries are asking for the US to do more, some with growing desperation, because of the scope and scale of their Covid emergencies," DPA news agency quoted Antony Blinken as saying on Monday. "We hear you....