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Dr Nori appointed advisor to Andhra Pradesh government


By SATimes Team New York: World renowned, US based oncologist and Padma Shri awardee, Dr Dattatreyudu Nori has been appointed advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government with a senior cabinet minister level position. This followed his meeting with the state Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on September 28 to discuss public health, especially the development of...

Indian American nominated as Vice Chair of Nassau Republican Committee


New York: Joseph G. Cairo, Chairman of Nassau County Republican Committee has nominated Sharanjit Singh Thind, as a Vice Chairman of the party, on Oct. 18.   Sharanjit Thind becomes the first Sikh American to hold this prestigious position in the Republican party in the county. Elated with the nomination, he stated, "I am thankful to Chairman Joe Cairo for bestowing...

IAF hosts panel on Tirlok Malik’s ‘To New India with Love’


New York: Indian American Forum hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion virtually  on the Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik’s ‘To New India with Love’ in collaboration with The Indian Panorama. The short film, which examines the subject of aspirations of Indian youth, was also shown to the participants on October 17. Indu Jaiswal, Chairperson, IAF, introduced the moderators...

Annual Making the Grade Report reveals 84 % M/WBEs don’t have access to city spending


New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the eighth annual “Making the Grade: New York City Agency Report Card on M/WBEs” report, finding that 84 percent of Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) still do not have access to City spending. The share of M/WBEs receiving City dollars has never exceeded 22 percent since FY 2015. The Comptroller announced...

Mayor de Blasio to announce COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all city workers


Mayor de Blasio is set to announce a coronavirus vaccine requirement for all municipal employees Wednesday, according to The New York Post report. The city workers — including firefighters and cops — will have to get their first shot by Nov. 1, sources told The Post. Currently, only Department of Education staff are required to be vaccinated, but...

Post Date: October 20, 2021

The City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Business Alliance unveiled a 70’ x 45’ mural influenced by the City’s rich history and architecture by artist Beau Stanton.

Nassau Legislature votes to amend proposed 2022 budget


Nassau County legislators voted along party lines Monday to amend the county’s executive’s proposed 2022 budget, a decision that Republicans say could save taxpayers millions of dollars. Nassau Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello says lawmakers voted 11-8 to make key changes to the budget. “The residents really have been overtaxed,” Nicolello says. “We’ve been building up a surplus, and we’re...

Attorney General James takes Texas abortion ban fight to Supreme Court


New York Attorney General Letitia James continues her fight to safeguard the health care and reproductive rights of patients across New York and the rest of the nation. As part of a coalition of 24 attorneys general, Attorney General James urged the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas’ unconstitutional six-week abortion ban, Senate Bill 8...

Parag Mehta named President of JPMorgan Chase Policy Center


New York: Indian American executive Parag Mehta has been appointed head of public policy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the United States and the fifth-largest bank in the world, according to a press release. Mehta announced Oct. 18 on LinkedIn and social media that he will serve as the new managing...