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Finding Light at the End of the Tunnel


By Aparna Kalbag, PhD, Advisory Panel, SAMHIN, and Anoushka Buddhikot, SAMHIN volunteer A Suicide Prevention Workshop by South Asian Mental Health Initiative & Network held in NJ stressed that suicides can be prevented and preventing suicides is everyone’s business. Jersey City, NJ:  Suicide results in more deaths than war, homicide and natural disasters combined. Over 42,000...

US spy agencies concerned about how India would cope


Washington: US intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak, the media reported. While there are only a few known cases in India, one source...

CIA spied on India, Pak via secretly-owned Swiss firm


New York: More than 100 countries across the world including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh bought Swiss encryption equipment without suspecting that foreign spies, including CIA agents, would have access to their secrets, The Washington Post reported. The Swiss company that global governments trusted with their most sensitive of conversations for more than fifty years was actually...

Proposed US budget seeks to allocate $2 billion for Indo-Pacific strategy


New York: US President Donald Trump is proposing to cut foreign aid by 21 per cent while allocating more than $2 billion to support the Indo-Pacific strategy in the $4.4 trillion budget for the next fiscal year. The allocations in the budget unveiled on Monday seek to counter "the Chinese Malign influence and champions security,...

Four from the USA named for Padma Awards 2020


Padma Bhushan for marketing guru Prof Jagdish Sheth New York: Boston’s S P Kothari and three other Americans were named for Padma Shri by the Indian government with India American Prof Jagdish Sheth being chosen for Padma Bhushan. Kothari is the Gordon Y. Billard Professor of Management and former deputy dean at MIT’s Sloan School of...

NBA legend Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in LA chopper crash


New York: NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter and plunging the sports world into mourning. Bryant, 41, was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and...

2020 US Census is closer than you think


* Here is a quick refresher of what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted. * The U.S. Census Bureau is also recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the Census count. The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where...

Tulsi Gabbard files $50m defamation suit against Hillary


New York: The outspoken, independent-minded Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has hit Hillary Clinton with a $50-million suit alleging that the defeated presidential candidate defamed her by calling her a "Russian Asset." "Whether out of personal animus, political enmity, or fear of real change within a political party Clinton and her allies have long dominated" Clinton...

Amrit Singh becomes first turban-wearing Deputy Constable in US


New York: In a historic moment, an Indian American law enforcement officer Amrit Singh, 21, has become the first turban-wearing Sikh to be sworn in as Deputy Constable in Harris County in Texas. Singh’s swearing-in ceremony coincided with the adoption of a new policy that allows law enforcement officers in Harris County Constable’s Office to...