New York

India Day Parade of Long Island set for August 7


Mineola, NY: In celebration of India's 75th anniversary of independence, IDP USA will hold its 12th annual India Day Parade in Hicksville, Long Island on August 7, it was announced at the Curtain Raiser on June 21 held at the prestigious Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, NY. The event was attended by...

A Message to New York Seniors and Disabled New Yorkers: Freeze Your Rent!


By Beridiana Calderon  It’s no secret that rent prices are rising in NYC. But there is one secret you should know—some New Yorkers can freeze their rent. For more than twenty years, I’ve lived in my Washington Heights apartment. When I moved in, my daughter was just a baby, and now her babies are being raised...

Indian origin man gunned down inside parked car in Queens


A 31-year-old Indian-origin man was shot dead in Queens, New York on Saturday while sitting in a burrowed SUV parked down the street from his home. The shocking incident came days after an Indian national was killed after sustaining an apparent gunshot wound to his head in Maryland.  Identified as Satnam Singh, the 31-year-old was...

AG James issues advisory reminding abortion is legal, protected in New York State


New York: New York Attorney General Letitia James continued her fierce defense of reproductive freedom following the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (Roe) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (Casey) by issuing an advisory in multiple languages reminding New Yorkers abortion is legal and protected in New York state.   New York state has robust protections in place ensuring...

NY will always be a safe haven for anyone seeking an abortion: AG James


New York: New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, striking down the fundamental federal right to abortion:  “Today’s ruling is a vicious, dangerous, and deliberate attack on our most basic freedom as humans. Every single person in this country should...

SCOTUS ruling is a step backwards, threat to public health: NYC Health+Hospitals CEO Mitchell Katz


New York, NY: NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:   “Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting the reproductive rights of millions of Americans is a step backwards and a threat to public health.  Soon we will bear...

NY announces added $1.6 M support for newly arrived Haitians


New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro announced an additional $1.65 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2023 to help newly arrived Haitian New Yorkers access immigration legal assistance and numerous social services. This funding is an increase from last year, bringing the total...

CJI Ramana advises diaspora to protect their mother tongue


By Parveen Chopra Garden City, NY:  Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana advised Indian Americans to speak in their mother tongue at home as a way of safeguarding their identity and culture. “Mastery of your mother tongue helps in clarity of thought and success in life,” he said. The meet and greet event with Justice N.V....

15,000 summer job opportunities for New Yorkers


Governor Kathy Hochul announced a record number of summer job opportunities available to New Yorkers in a variety of industries, in every region of the state. From amusement parks and restaurants to farms and summer camps, the New York State Department of Labor's Seasonal Job Bank already has over 15,000 jobs posted with more...