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Nilima Madan takes over as RCHS President at oath ceremony


Roslyn, NY: Rotary Club of Hicksville South (RCHS) hosted its 12th Annual Installation and Oath Ceremony on June 26 at the lawns of the Nassau County Museum of Art here, where Nilima Madan took over as its President. Past District Governor and RCHS’s Charter President Kamlesh C Mehta outlined the Club’s 11-year history and accomplishments. He praised President Mukesh...

Lessons in quarantine from Sri Lanka


by Sonia Dandona Hirdaramani Just over a year ago in Sri Lanka, we were under curfew following the tragic Easter terrorist attacks. Schools were closed for weeks; when they reopened, students had to wear transparent backpacks, facilitating an easier check for weapons or explosives. I had to explain the grim realities of terrorism to my...

Losing the sense of time by doing projects you love is key to healing


Once you have tussled with what Truth is, it will begin to emerge everywhere. Your mind will sense when something is true and when it is not, seemingly useless in the world today when so much around us is scam, speculation, and sinister.  People are taught to expend a lot of strategy in building...

Pomp and show at Trump’s July 4 celebration


By South Asian Times Washington: Defying Democrats’ objections considering the pandemic conditions, President Donald Trump led a big celebration of America’s Independence Day. There were fireworks (literal and figurative as he blasted the ‘radical left’ and Democrats), flypasts and pomp and show at the Salute to America event at the White House in Washington DC on...

India to look for red flags amid de-escalation with China


New Delhi: As China withdraws troops from several friction points in eastern Ladakh, India on Thursday said it remained convinced of the need for maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas and resolution of differences through dialogue, PTI reported. At the same time, India said it is strongly committed to ensuring its sovereignty and...

Ankur Vaidya has a grand vision for FIA as chairman


Interview by Parveen Chopra New York: Ankur Vaidya, Board member and Past President (2014) of Federation of Indian Associations - Tristate , has been unanimously elected its Chairman for three years at a board meeting last week. The 40-year-old who is a construction professional, has an onerous task of filling the boots of Ramesh Patel, a...

Thousands of Indian students in US affected by online classes rule

Post Date: July 10, 2020

Washington: The Trump administration on Monday announced that international students might have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities moved classes entirely online in the upcoming fall semester. This means that of the 250,000 Indian students currently enrolled in schools or programs, those in entirely online classes for the fall semester can stay back only if they take...

Gov’t of India’s Vande Bharat Mission flights extended to major metros


Effective July 11 through July 19, VBM flights previously scheduled to terminate at Delhi will now continue to major metros in India as per the following chart, as per a press release from Air India’s New York office.  To book one of the special VBM flights, you must go to Air India Website at www.airindia.in after...

Indian Army bans 89 apps for its personnel, including Facebook

Post Date: July 9, 2020

New Delhi: The Indian Army has asked all its personnel and soldiers to remove 89 apps by July 15 owing to the national security risks. The list not only have Chinese apps that have already been banned by the government like TikTok but also carries US-based platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Zoom, Truecaller, Reddit and...