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COVID-19: Zero positive cases recorded in NBA before restart


New York: Of the 342 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on August 5, zero have returned confirmed positive tests. The 2020 NBA Playoffs are slated to begin on August 17. In the event that a player on the NBA campus returns a confirmed positive test in...

Gov. Cuoma orders probe after utility companies’ ‘failed storm response’

Post Date: August 6, 2020

New York: Hundreds of thousands of power outages were reported throughout the state when the storm Isaias struck on Aug. 4, leaving thousands in the dark a day later, with some restoration efforts not expected to be complete until the weekend. The Department of Public Service will probe storm planning and response by Verizon, PSEG Long...

14000 NYC households face risk of eviction

Post Date: August 6, 2020

New York: With the state’s eviction moratorium set to expire Wednesday night, residents of 14,000 New York City households who were struggling to pay the rent before the coronavirus pandemic could face eviction, according to the city’s Department of Social Services. The moratorium has halted evictions throughout the state since March, but lifting the ban would...

Indian-origin Dr Dave Chokshi appointed NYC’s new Health Commissioner


New York: Dr Dave A Chokshi, a 39-year-old Indian-origin physician with expertise in public health, has been appointed as New York City's new health commissioner by Mayor Bill de Blasio who praised him for playing a crucial role in addressing the unprecedented coronavirus challenges faced by the city. Dr Chokshi was named Commissioner of the City's...

US should get large share of TikTok sale proceeds: Trump


New York: US President Donald Trump has said that the country should get a large percentage of the proceeds if part of the short video-sharing platform TikTok's business is bought by an American firm. Trump said that he made the demand that a "substantial portion" of that price should come into the US Treasury during...

Majority Americans back India over China

Post Date: August 6, 2020

New Delhi: Majority of Americans overwhelmingly backed India over China saying they prefer the US government to support New Delhi in case of a possible Indo-China military and economic conflict. According to a survey by Australia-based think tank Lowy Institute which was published on The Interpreter explores US public views on potential military or economic strife...

Trump’s new order on H-1B visa blow to Indian professionals

Post Date: August 5, 2020

Washington, DC: In a huge blow to Indian IT professionals eyeing the US job market, President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers -- mainly those on H-1B visa -- from hiring. The move came over a month after the Trump administration on June 23 suspended...

Top technologist Ravinder Pal Singh invents affordable ventilator design


New York: Ravinder Pal Singh, one of the world’s most sought out experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Robotics has invented and prototyped an affordable ventilator for all, using a minimalistic design which can be easily operated by anyone. The key design element is the ability to build it quickly for mass...

Robert and Carola Jain gift $1M to Cornell


New York: Cornell University recently announced that a $1 million gift from Robert ‘92 and Carola Jain to the College of Arts and Sciences will support Black arts and science students with demonstrated need, and others who enhance Cornell’s diversity, equity and inclusion. The Robert ’92 and Carola Jain Cornell Promise Scholarship meets a critical need at a...