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Many events planned in US to celebrate International Yoga Day


New York: Last summer when the pandemic was still raging in America, the International Day of Yoga (June 21) events had to go virtual. This year amid the reopening of the country, many events in-person and virtual have been planned to celebrate the day established by the UN in 2014 at the behest of Prime...

District 23 City Council candidate Harpreet Singh Toor calls for end to attack ads


Bellerose, Queens: Calling for an end to the hateful attack ads by a group from outside Council District 23 against one of his opponents, City Council Candidate Harpreet Singh Toor issued the following statement, “My campaign is built on bringing people together.  That is the only way we will solve the problems facing District 23,...

Curran announces opening of Housing Choice Voucher waitlist


Nassau County, NY: Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that the Nassau County Office of Housing will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list beginning June 21, 2021 at 9am and closing on July 2, 2021 at 4: 45pm. Section 8 Vouchers provide a subsidy to...

New York lifts all Covid curbs with 70 per cent vaccine threshold hit


New York, NY: Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York announced on Tuesday that "we can now return to life as we know it" because the state had hit his vaccination-rate threshold. Earlier this month, Cuomo said he would lift "virtually all" Covid-19 restrictions once 70% of New Yorkers had received at least one dose of a...

June 19 now a federal holiday

Post Date: June 17, 2021

Washington, DC: The House passed legislation Wednesday that would establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, sending the bill to President Biden who is expected to sign it after returning from his Europe tour. The bill passed the House 415-14 after the Senate unanimously passed...

FIA, CGI New York organize Yoga Day program at Liberty State Park, NJ


The Federation of Indian Associations of the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and the Consulate General of India, New York, is organizing a one-hour-long yoga and meditation program on the occasion of the 7th International Day of Yoga on June 20, 2021 at Liberty State Park,200 Morris Pesin Drive Jersey City,...

Houston to observe IYD 2021, focused on well-being amid pandemic


By Pooja Salhotra  Although India’s second spike of Covid-19 has been dominating news headlines, it is the country’s ancient mind-body practice of yoga that is top of mind for some. Health and wellness experts around the world are gearing up to observe the seventh annual International Yoga Day (IYD), recognized by a United Nations resolution co-sponsored by...

K Nagaraj Naidu named to lead UN bureaucracy for a year


Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer K Nagaraj Naidu was named chef de cabinet on Wednesday by the incoming UN general assembly president, Maldivian foreign minister Abdulla Shahid, for the duration of his one-year tenure to lead the world body through its return to normalcy as countries strive to bring the pandemic under control. “Today, I...

39th Annual AAPI Convention from July 2-5

Post Date: June 17, 2021

The American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) will have its 39th Annual AAPI Convention & Scientific Assembly from July 2nd to July 5th, 2021 at CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center. The megaevent this year is being organized by AAPI’s Atlanta Chapter, chaired by Dr. Sreeni Gangasani. “The convention team is working hard...