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Sexual harassment rife inside Aus parliament: Report


New York: One in three people working in Australia’s parliament have experienced sexual harassment, a recently published report said, following an independent inquiry into parliamentary workplace culture. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ordered the review in February after his party came under pressure over its handling of an alleged rape inside the building, said the findings...

South Africa says it’s being ‘punished’ for detecting Omicron


Washington: South Africa said it was being punished for its advanced ability to detect new Covid-19 variants early, like travel bans and restrictions imposed because the new Omicron variant threatens to harm tourism and other sectors of the economy. South Africa's epidemiologists and scientists have managed to detect emerging coronavirus variants and their mutations early on...

Myanmar court delays verdict in Suu Kyi’s trial: Report


New York: A Myanmar junta court postponed giving a verdict in the incitement trial of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, media reports said. The court, which had been due to rule on her trial for incitement against the military, adjourned the verdict "until December 6," said the source. The 76-year-old Suu Kyi has been...

Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise hosts Thanksgiving Lunch for Tri CYA kids


Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise held a Thanksgiving Lunch for the kids and staff at the Tri Community and Youth Agency under the Presidentship of Rachna Shahdadpuri. The event was chaired by Dr. Shaifali Rametra and co-chaired by Dr. Meenu Maheshwari. The lunch was for the underprivileged kids who attend Tri CYA after school. Lunch was catered by...

NY Kerala Center honors Indian Americans at 29th Annual Banquet


New York Kerala Center’s 29th Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Center’s auditorium in Elmont, NY on November 13th, 2021. The Center honored six outstanding achievers in different categories and two doctors with special awards for their services during the pandemic.  The honorees were: Dr. George M. Abraham, the President of the American College of...

Diwali at Nassau County: Indian Americans feted


The office of Asian Community Affairs, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran & Executive Director of External Affairs Farrah Mozawalla along with Indian American Forum Founding Member Dr. Bobby K. Kalotee & Chairperson Indu Jaiswal, celebrated Diwali honoring distinguished Indian American community leaders. Hosted by Beena Kothari & emceed by Flora Parekh, the event highlighted the accomplishments of several...

WWE posts Twitter teasers for Monday Night Raw debut of Veer Mahaan


Los Angeles: With an eye on India fan base, WWE has been teasing the Monday Night Raw debut of an Indian pro-wrestler, Veer Mahaan on its Twitter handle. The wrestling company took to their official Twitter handle multiple times and teased Veer’s singles debut at the Monday Night Raw.  The 33-year-old Veer made his WWE debut...

Tamil Nadu appoints MR Rangaswami as Investment Ambassador


California: San Francisco-based Indian American venture capitalist MR Rangaswami has been appointed Tamil Nadu’s ‘Investment Ambassador’ on November 26. The initiative by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin is being praised by the Indian-American community across the USA.  Rangaswami is also the founder of Indiaspora, a nonprofit whose mission is to unite the Indian diaspora and to transform their success...

Sikh victims of FedEx shooting seek compensation from Indianapolis city


Indianapolis: Three members of the Sikh community affected by a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility in April are seeking compensation of $700,000 each from the city. They claim that local officials failed to pursue a court hearing that could have prevented the shooter from accessing guns used in the attack.  The “red flag'' legislation...