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Indian American hotel tycoon’s corona crisis letter

Post Date: April 3, 2020

Dearest PRINCE Hotels Team members,  Hope this message finds you healthy and safe during these trying times. It is not an easy time as for the first time in modern history, the world is united in our shared experience of pain. But in the midst of all of this sorrow, I really believe the entire...

How and when will I get the $1,200 check?

Post Date: April 2, 2020

Washington, DC: Part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package signed by President Trump on March 27 is an emergency universal income payment of $1,200 for most every adult who makes under $75,000 a year. Based on 2019 tax filings, individuals who earn up to $75,000 a year are eligible for a full $1,200 check....

COVID-19: Important messages from Mayor de Blasio


Social distancing saves lives:  Keep yourself six feet away from anyone else wherever you go.  It is critical that people who do not live in the same household stay at least six feet away from each other. There will be an increased presence of NYPD Officers and Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to make sure...

Cuomo: Over 75,000 New Yorkers diagnosed with coronavirus


New York: A somber and weary Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday told New Yorkers to brace for weeks of bad news as coronavirus cases and deaths shot up by record numbers in the state, a global hotspot. As fatalities across the United States climbed past 3,600, eclipsing China's toll, the latest victims on Long...

Elephant Ambika gifted to US by India euthanised at Washington zoo


Washington, DC: Ambika, a 72-year-old elephant which was gifted to the US in 1961 on behalf of children of India, was 'humanely euthanized' by veterinarians at a national zoo here, officials said on Saturday. Estimated to be the third oldest Asian elephant in the North American population, Ambika was euthanized at the Smithsonian National Zoo. 'Ambika...

Patel Brothers supermarket temporarily closes stores


New York: A popular Indian-American supermarket chain has announced that it has temporarily closed all of its U.S. stores – including its Jackson Heights location – in order to help flatten the coronavirus curve. Patel Brothers – which runs over 50 grocery stores specializing in food found in the Indian sub-continent and the Middle East...

Congressional candidate Suraj Patel tests positive for COVID-19


Washington, DC: Indian-American Suraj Patel, who worked as a campaign staffer for former President Barack Obama and was now a candidate for a Congressional seat in New York’s 12th District, announced that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but has since recovered after a period of isolation, a media report said on...

US toll at 4,055 passes grim 9/11 mark, prepares for worst


New York: As the number of deaths from coronavirus passed the grim milestone of the toll of 9/11, the US stared at questions about its preparedness and the stark prospects of more than 100,000 people dying in the pandemic. After the top doctors dealing with the crisis displayed their statistical model for the pandemic's trajectory,...

Biden doubts Democratic convention slated for July


Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Tuesday he wouldn't be surprised if the Democratic National Convention is rescheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.When asked by MSNBC's Brian Williams if he could imagine the nation's top Democrats all gathered together in one arena 104 days from now, Biden said it was difficult to...