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Bill introduced to end OPT program allowing foreign students to stay after studies


A group of US lawmakers has reintroduced a legislation in the House of Representatives to eliminate a program that allows foreign students to stay in the country for work after the completion of their studies under certain conditions, a bill if passed into law can affect tens and thousands of Indians studying in this country. Congressman Paul...

US to conduct rare 2nd lottery for H-1B visa applicants


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has decided to conduct a rare second lottery for H-1B visas to decide on successful applicants. The move is likely to provide another chance to several Indian IT professionals who did not get selected during the first round of the process. The USCIS said a decision was taken...

Shailesh Jejurikar becomes first Indian COO of P&G


Shailesh Jejurikar has become the first Indian to be appointed as the COO of the global consumer products major, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). As part of a leadership succession, the Cincinnati-based company announced that Jon R Moeller will become the new president and CEO, effective November 1, 2021. Moeller succeeds David Taylor who will take over...

Community enthused about the only India Day Parade in New York


By SATimes Team  Garden  City, NY: The 10th India Day Parade of Long Island to be held in Hicksville, NY on Sunday, August 8, 2021 to celebrate India’s 75th Independence Day has generated great enthusiasm among the Indian community, as it is the only parade this time in the entire New York State. This was revealed by...

Terrorism to be India’s key agenda as UNSC President


New York: India, which has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, will serve as the president of the powerful 15-nation UN body for the month of August. The scourge of terrorism will not only be the utmost agenda for India during its presidency in August, but also during the rest of its...

Bipartisan infrastructure bill passes first Senate vote


Washington: The Senate voted to move forward on a bipartisan infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations on Wednesday, clearing a key procedural hurdle on a bill that includes $550 billion in new spending for infrastructure projects around the country, reported CBS News. In the 67 to 32 vote, 17 Republicans including Senate Minority Leader Mitch...

Oyster Bay Town plants thousands of oysters


Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino, Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Lou Imbroto, Town Clerk Rich LaMarca and Receiver of Taxes Jeff Pravato took to the waters on the Town’s north shore to continue efforts of replenishing the oyster supply in Oyster Bay Harbor. The Town received these mollusks as part of a national effort facilitated...

NYC’s $100 incentive to residents to get vaccinated


New York City is offering residents $100 to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads throughout the U.S., fueling a surge in new cases.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Wednesday announced the city will pay New Yorkers who get vaccinated at any city-run vaccination site starting Friday.   “The...

AG James proposes $26 Billion agreement with opioid distributors


New York Attorney General Letitia James has announced an historic proposed $26 billion agreement that will help deliver desperately needed relief to communities across New York and the rest of the nation struggling with opioid addiction. The proposed agreement will resolve claims against three of the nation’s largest drug distributors — McKesson Corporation, Cardinal...