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Peloton recalls treadmills after injuries and 1 child death


NEW YORK: Peloton Interactive, the cultish fitness company that sells internet-connected exercise bikes and treadmills, has recalled more than 125,000 treadmills and paused sales of the equipment after the machines were linked to the death of a child and dozens of other injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission also announced a separate recall of the...

Bill Gates and Melinda to end marriage of 27 years


Washington: The mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates, who have emerged as a philanthropy powerhouse with a foundation named after themselves, are divorcing because their 27-year marriage has "irretrievably broken". According to TMZ,  Melinda Gates filed for the divorce asserting that their marriage was "irretrievably broken". TMZ notes the couple does not have a pre-nups agreement. But...

LA Mayor being considered for envoy to India


New York: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a close ally of President Joe Biden, is under consideration for appointment as the next US ambassador to India, according to several media reports. Biden’s Spokesperson Jen Psaki neither confirmed nor denied the reports on Wednesday, saying only at her daily briefing that she had no personnel announcements. She...

Dr.Parag Mehta first Indian American President-Elect of MSSNY


Westbury, NY: Internist Parag Mehta, MD has been elected President-Elect of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Dr. Mehta is the Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine and the Chief Medical Information Officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (NYPBMH). In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. A graduate of NHL Medical College in Ahmedabad, India, Dr....

“Not same skin”: Black man assaults Sikh with hammer in Brooklyn

Post Date: May 6, 2021

New York: A Sikh man was attacked with a hammer by a Black attacker who shouted at him "I don't like you" and "You're not the same skin" at a hotel in Brooklyn, prompting a prominent New-York based advocacy group to call on investigators to examine if the assault was a hate crime incident. Sumit Ahluwalia,...

AARP’s covid tele-town hall spotlights Asian American and Pacific Islanders


New York: AARP hosted a national coronavirus Tele-Town Hall focused on “Coronavirus, Vaccines, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” on April 22. The livestreamed event involved a panel discussion among health experts who also answered live questions from callers all over the country about: how to stay safe and protected from the coronavirus and prevent...

Biden says ‘doing a lot for India’ to meet Covid crisis


Washington: US President Joe Biden said that Washington is 'doing a lot' for India in terms of COVID-19 aid. Biden said that PM Narendra Modi told him that India needs raw materials for vaccine production, which are being sent by the US to India. "We’re helping Brazil and India, significantly I spoke to Prime Minister Modi...

Ask New York City Candidate(s) a Question

Post Date: April 30, 2021

Dear Readers, The South Asian Times has joined an initiative in collaboration with Center for Community Media (CCM) and THE CITY to engage our readers/supporters in conversations around issues important to you this election season in NYC.  Below you’ll find a link to a form where you can ask questions directly to candidate(s) running for a local or a citywide...

Indian American Ajay Banga led Mastercard commits $10 M for mobile hospitals, oxygen generators in India


Purchase, NY: Mastercard has announced a $10 million commitment to directly address critical Covid-related needs in India. Over the past few weeks, the country has seen a spike in both Covid diagnoses and deaths, with the healthcare system being stretched to its limits as more than 350,000 new cases are identified each day. The philanthropic efforts,...