US Census 2020

New York

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Long Island opens in 1st phase, NYC to wait till early June


New York: Following other parts of the state, Long Island began returning to work Wednesday after two months in lockdown. Sales were slow. Employers, workers and customers had to adjust to the new normal in safety. But many businesses started to operate again for the first time since mid-March, as the state lifted restrictions intended to slow...

Ram Shriram and Chandrika Tandon

Shriram, Tandon honored with Ellis Island Medal


New York: Two eminent Indian Americans, Chandrika Tandon and Ram Shriram are recipients of the 2020 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Chandrika Tandon is a business leader, Grammy-nominated artist and humanitarian. A graduate of the Madras Christian College and the Indian Institute of Management, Tandon is chairperson of Tandon Capital Associates and on the board of the Lincoln Center...

Padma Rao, VP of Special Projects at Grubhub, whose brand Seamless has tied up with NYC Census 2020 for the contest.

Ten New Yorkers can win $1,000 gift cards by completing 2020 Census


New York: NYC Census 2020, in partnership with Seamless, Grubhub’s NYC-specific brand, is holding a contest to give ten $1,000 gift cards to City residents who complete the 2020 Census. “While New York City remains the greatest city on earth, we’re going to need all the help we can get to recover from the devastation COVID-19...

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Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Fitr with a car parade in Buffalo


Buffalo, NY:  The Muslim community in Western New York celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, marking the end of Ramadan. The Muslim Public Affairs Council of WNY held a car parade in Buffalo as an opportunity for everyone to celebrate in a modified way. The parade started at University of Buffalo’s North Campus and ended at the Islamic...

US student builds website to track COVID-19 in India

Post Date: May 28, 2020

New York: In the midst of the global pandemic, a computer science student from the US, has created a website to help India keep track of COVID-19 infection rates. Jeremy Philemon has applied his skills in the creation and updating of covid19india.org, a website that aggregates data from every part of the country of 1.35 billion...

Sid Mukherjee and Satish Tripathi

Satish Tripathi and Sid Mukherjee in NYS commission on economic recovery


New York: Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian-American physician Sid Mukherjee and compatriot higher education leader Satish Tripathi have been named by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo among members of a commission that will focus on plans to jumpstart the state's economy badly hit by the COVID19 pandemic. Cuomo on Sunday announced that the state's Blue-Ribbon Commission, chaired by...

Niren Chaudhary

Panera Bread’s CEO Niren Chaudhary suggests innovative approach to opening up


New York: As the US starts opening up after two months of lockdown amid a raging coronavirus pandemic, the Indian American CEO of a leading restaurant chain has suggested an innovative approach. “I believe that the health crisis is now becoming a financial crisis,” said Niren Chaudhary, President/CEO of Panera Bread during President Donald Trump’s...

Bipartisan bill to reform H-1B, L-1 visas amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Post Date: May 28, 2020

New York:  A bill has been introduced in Congress for wide-ranging reforms to the H-1B and L-1 visa programs amid the COVID-19 uncertainty over job prospects and immigration in order to stop replacement of US workers, give preference to US-educated applicants, tighten wage requirements and increase enforcement. "We want to make sure that talent is coming...

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Indian-American scientist Rajiv Joshi wins ‘Inventor of the Year’ award


New York: Prolific Indian-American inventor Rajiv Joshi has bagged the prestigious Inventor of the Year award in recognition of his pioneering work in advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence capabilities. Dr Joshi, who is a master inventor with more than 250 patented inventions in the US, works at the IBM Thomson Watson Research Center...