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AAIRE organizes session on Anti-Asian hate crimes


New York: AAIRE, the Asian American Institute for Research and Engagement held a session on “Anti-Asian Hate and its Effects on the Asian Community” at the Hofstra University Club in Hempstead, Long Island on September 21. The session was hosted by Farrah Mozawalla, the Founder and CEO of AAIRE. Members of the communities from a...

NAPA concerned over student’s detention over kirpan


New York: The United States-based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has strongly condemned the incident in which a Sikh student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte was allegedly detained on the campus for wearing the kirpan. A viral video shows that the US police tried to take the kirpan away from a Sikh...

Dilip Chauhan bags Patron for Planet Award 2022


New York: Dilip Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner for New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs was presented the Patron for Planet Award 2022 on September 24 at the 6th NYC Green School Conference -2022 at SUNY Maritime College New York. 63 other individuals and institutions were also presented the Green Awards to honor their efforts...

HAF slaps legal notice to IAMC for making false allegations


Washington DC: Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has slapped Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) with a legal notice for falsely labeling the advocacy group as a ‘Hindu supremacist outfit.’ HAF has also slammed the IAMC for calling it the ‘domestic branch of foreign hate groups’ and accusing HAF of ‘blocking congressional attempts to warn against the...

Canadian lower house unanimously recognizes November as ‘Hindu Heritage Month’


Ottawa: The Canadian House of Commons has passed a unanimous resolution moved by an Indo-Canadian MP to have November proclaimed as Hindu Heritage Month. The motion is still to be debated and passed by the Senate before Hindu Heritage Month becomes a reality. Similar heritage months are already dedicated in Canada. April is Sikh Heritage...

NYC gala raises $1.3 million for Sankara’s Million Free Eye Surgeries


New York: More than 300 invitees opened their hearts and wallets as the Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) raised $1.3 million at its glittering "Be the Light Gala" at Cipriani 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan on September 24. Donations kicked in after Gala Co-Chair Mohan Wanchoo, techpreneur, and philanthropist, announced a donation of $500,000. Speaker after...

NATO calls Nord Stream leaks ‘deliberate, reckless’ sabotage


Copenhagen, Denmark: The NATO military alliance warned Thursday it would retaliate for any attacks on the critical infrastructure of its 30 member countries and joined other Western officials in citing sabotage as the likely cause of damage to two natural gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea. The warning came as the Swedish coast guard confirmed...

U.S., India to retrieve ground lost to China in the Pacific


Washington DC: Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held talks with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan Tuesday and reviewed the progress in the US-India strategic partnership. Both leaders exchanged views on global and regional issues, including approaches to advance a free, open, secure, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. Jaishankar, who was on a four-day official trip...

Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Pose improves body balance


By Atul Vyas According to yogic philosophy, the physical world is divided into seven levels or layers in the same way the human body is also divided into seven segments or levels. Each of these levels is dominated by one element i.e. earth, fire, etc. These levels are called gland centers and are named as...