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Long Island coronavirus hot spot as cases surge

Post Date: April 8, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday warned again that COVID-19 cases on Long Island were continuing to spike. From the suburbs bordering New York City to the exclusive summer enclave of the Hamptons, Long Island has become the latest "hot spot" in a state ablaze with the coronavirus. The island's two counties, Nassau and...

With unproven drugs as norm for Covid-19, why not test Ayurvedic remedies


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda-BHU) On March 27, a survey in India asked physicians whether they would take Ayurvedic herbal medicines as part of their own prevention routine if placed on the frontlines of the pandemic or where they would meet people who are possibly contagious with COVID-19. Within 24 hours, 1,500 people...

Restaurateur Ajay Walia shuts Michelin-starred fine diner Rasa

Post Date: April 8, 2020

Washington, DC: As the coronavirus pandemic continues to alter lives and economy across the US, Indian-American restaurateur has shut his Michelin-starred Indian fine-diner Rasa in California, a media report said. Ajay Walia said that he has not seen tougher times, especially for the ethnic food industry during his 30 years as a business owner in...

Assemblyman Ash Kalra announces medical supply donation drive

Post Date: April 8, 2020

San Francisco: Ash Kalra, an Indian-American California state Assemblyman, has announced a safety supplies donation drive in response to the countywide shortage of protective equipment for medical workers to protect them against the novel coronavirus, it was reported. “I am calling on all members of the public, companies, organizations and others to donate needed medical...

Coronavirus, my Trojan Horse, which sought to overcome my Walls of Troy


By Ravi Batra Let honor  and humility, not greed and arrogance, define the brave new world after coronavirus is whipped, even as our casualties will be enormous during this near-Biblical war with Mother Nature. All of us started to pay some attention by February to this beautiful image of this new virus, the coronavirus. Indeed, the...

Indian American hotel tycoon’s corona crisis letter

Post Date: April 3, 2020

Dearest PRINCE Hotels Team members,  Hope this message finds you healthy and safe during these trying times. It is not an easy time as for the first time in modern history, the world is united in our shared experience of pain. But in the midst of all of this sorrow, I really believe the entire...

How and when will I get the $1,200 check?

Post Date: April 2, 2020

Washington, DC: Part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package signed by President Trump on March 27 is an emergency universal income payment of $1,200 for most every adult who makes under $75,000 a year. Based on 2019 tax filings, individuals who earn up to $75,000 a year are eligible for a full $1,200 check....

COVID-19: Important messages from Mayor de Blasio


Social distancing saves lives:  Keep yourself six feet away from anyone else wherever you go.  It is critical that people who do not live in the same household stay at least six feet away from each other. There will be an increased presence of NYPD Officers and Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to make sure...

Cuomo: Over 75,000 New Yorkers diagnosed with coronavirus


New York: A somber and weary Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday told New Yorkers to brace for weeks of bad news as coronavirus cases and deaths shot up by record numbers in the state, a global hotspot. As fatalities across the United States climbed past 3,600, eclipsing China's toll, the latest victims on Long...