New York

Indian-origin NYPD officer shoots gunman, hailed as hero


A 27-year-old Indian-origin “super rookie” NYPD officer is being hailed as a hero after he shot a convicted felon who killed his colleague and seriously injured another while investigating a domestic-violence call in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Sumit Sulan is still struggling to deal with Friday’s deadly ambush and “his brain is...

US aviation hit by fears over 5G


 Air India resumes US operations after clearance from Boeing   New York: Travel plans for thousands of passengers, including those traveling to India, were disrupted after airlines canceled or curtailed some flights to and from the US over the issue of deployment of new 5G service. According to FlightAware, airlines had canceled more than 320...

Recognize ‘Hinduphobia’ and violence against Buddhists, Sikhs too: India to UN


New York: India has raised concerns over the matter of emergence of certain contemporary forms of religiophobia especially anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, and anti-Sikh at the UN. India called for urgent attention from the UN and other member states for addressing the threat. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti at the International Counter-Terrorism Conference...

Four reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster early in 2022


January is a month when Americans are making New Year’s resolutions that often include pledges to take steps for better health. The new year is also a great time to wish good health on others and yourself, and COVID vaccines and boosters can go a long way to making the new year healthy for...

Nabeela Syed is running to be First South Asian in the Illinois State Legislature


Palatine, IL: Indian American Nabeela Syed, a Democratic candidate for the 51st District in the Illinois state House, is vying to be the first South Asian in the State Legislature. On her website, Syed says she’s running “to build a better Illinois for residents today and tomorrow — an Illinois with a strong economy, sustainable...

NJ Senate and General Assembly recognized 2021 as Bharathi Centenary Year!


By Suchitra Srinivas New Jersey: The New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly jointly recognized 2021 as the Bharathi Centenary Year as a tribute to the extraordinary accomplishment of the great poet and progressive thinker Subramania Bharathi.  The resolution declared Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi as a renaissance figure not only to Tamil-speaking people but to all...

Political Strategist Punya Krishnappa Joins Uber


New York: Uber has named political strategist and advocacy professional Punya Krishnappa as manager for federal campaigns. In a LinkedIn post, C.R. Wooters, head of Federal Affairs at Uber wrote that the growing Uber Federal team is pleased to add Krishnappa and Erin Reif, who are “rock stars and we are lucky to get...

Donald Trump faces legal action to comply with New York attorney general’s inquiry


New York: New York Attorney General Letitia James took legal action to compel former US President Donald Trump and his closest family members to give sworn evidence on Wednesday, part of a continuing investigation into the Trump Organization’s financial dealings. The probe will also summon his son Donald Jr, and daughter Ivanka, to explain irregularities...

NYS announces $2 M fund for Bronx fire victims


New York State is giving $2 million to a fund for the victims of last week's Bronx fire that killed 17 people, New York Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin announced Sunday.  Benjamin made the announcement at a mass public funeral for the victims at the Islamic Cultural Center in the Bronx on Sunday morning.  "As the Lieutenant...