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NYC Councilman endorses Nabaraj KC for District 19


New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera representing Bronx district 14 has endorsed Nabaraj KC. KC is running in the Democratic primary on June 22 for City Council District 19, which includes the northeast Queens neighborhoods of College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Malba, North Flushing, and Auburndale. Politicians, community leaders, journalists, and local community members ...

India issues new rules for international travelers as mutant virus of COVID surge


In view of rising cases of new COVID strain in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has announced updated guidelines for international passengers arriving in India. The MoCA stated, "These guidelines will supersede all guidelines issued on the subject since August 2, 2020. This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 22nd February 2021 till further...

The Scripps National Spelling Bee to return in mostly virtual format


The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a dozen finalists who will gather on an ESPN campus at Walt Disney World in Florida, Scripps announced Monday.Last year's bee was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II...

Americans may have to wear masks in 2022: Fauci


Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser for Covid-19, said Americans may still need to wear masks in 2022 even as he suggested that the US could reach some sort of normality by the fall.Fauci told CNN’s Dana Bash on "State of the Union" that while he can't predict when Americans could go...

Meng and Mayor condemn anti-Asian hate in New York City

Post Date: February 25, 2021

During his morning briefing Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng to condemn the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination that was fueled by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis and racist rhetoric from politicians.“Every community suffered, but there’s been a particular pain, a particular horrible challenge faced by the Asian American...

Five Indian-origin leaders in Time100 Next list


Twitter's Vijaya Gadde, UK's FM Rishi Sunak, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta, Get Us PPE executive director Shikha Gupta, Upsolve founder Rohan Pavuluri and activist Chandra Shekhar AazadNew York: Five Indian-origin personalities, including Twitter's top lawyer Vijaya Gadde and UK's finance minister Rishi Sunak, and an Indian activist feature in TIME magazine's annual list of...

Independent investigator clears Lupinacci of any wrongdoing

Post Date: February 18, 2021

Huntington, NY: Huntington Republican Committee Chairman Thomas McNally released a statement on the independent investigation clearing Supervisor Chad Lupinacci’s name in a report released by the Town of Huntington on February 12: “The Town of Huntington released a report today clearing Supervisor Chad Lupinacci of any wrongdoing.”    “Looking past the heavy redactions, it appears Councilwoman Joan Cergol...

Pandemic threatens New York’s iconic yellow taxis

Post Date: February 18, 2021

New York: They were omnipresent on the streets of New York day and night, as emblematic of the Big Apple as the Empire State Building or Yankees caps. But the pandemic has made yellow taxis scarce and facing an uncertain future.Prior to coronavirus the parking lot near La Guardia airport would be full of cabs and...

Cuomo in FBI scanner for handling of nursing home deaths

Post Date: February 18, 2021

New York: The US attorney in Brooklyn and the FBI have begun a preliminary investigation into the way New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration handled data about Covid-19 nursing home deaths.After early praise for his leadership when his state became the US epicenter of the pandemic, the governor is now dealing with accusations of underreporting...