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NYC may soon have shelter-in-place order

Post Date: March 19, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said residents should be prepared for the possibility of a “shelter in place” order within days. Tuesday was the first St. Patrick’s Day in more than 250 years without a large parade in New York City, but that didn’t stop a few dozen organizers from marching in a...

Trump Admin looks to send money directly to US citizens via checks

Post Date: March 18, 2020

The move comes amid fears of a major hit to the US economy due to the coronavirus crisis. It is assumed that hundreds and thousands of Americans would lose their jobs in the coming months.  Washington, DC: In order to give relief to the Americans adversely impacted by the economic slump caused by the coronavirus,...

Biden sweeps 3 more primaries, promises party unity


Washington: Former Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his march towards the Democratic Party nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in November by sweeping the latest three primaries. In the party elections to select the nominee that were held on Tuesday under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, he defeated...

Just 37% of Americans trust Trump on coronavirus


Do you trust the information you hear about the coronavirus from President Trump? Washington: Just more than 1 in 3 Americans — 37 percent — said in a new poll that they have a good amount or a great deal of trust in the information they hear about coronavirus from President Trump.  According to the NPR–PBS...

COVID-19: Seema Verma leading telemedicine push


By SATimes Team To keep seniors safe at home, Medicare under its Indian American administrator is expanding telemedicine. Washington: A top Indian American official, Seema Verma, is leading a push for a ground-breaking telemedicine initiative using laptops and phones and apps like Skype to ease the burden of growing novel coronavirus cases and the threat of...

Indian-Americans with visiting kin rush to extend B1/B2 visas

Post Date: March 18, 2020

Washington, DC: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many Indian-Americans with visiting family members, are rushing to extend their B1/B2 visas, which only allows a maximum stay for six months. While for those whose parents have just arrived, it may be a matter of only canceling the existing tickets, there were many whose parents'...

Community gears up to tackle Coronavirus with helplines, volunteer groups


Washington, DC: Several eminent Indian-American groups in the US have set up helplines and deployed volunteers to help community members, including a large number of Indian students, hit by the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected 3,777 people and claimed 69 lives in the US. The country has stepped up efforts to contain the...

Punjabi language classes part of after-school program in California

Post Date: March 17, 2020

San Francisco: Students in Fresno, California will now be able to learn the Punjabi language as part of an after-school program, it was reported. The Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) launched the new program in response to the Global California 2030 Initiative, which besides Punjabi, will also teach Arabic, Spanish, French and Mixteco. Currently, the languages...

Indian-American led non-profit aims to empower women in tech


Washington, DC: An Indian-American entrepreneur has launched a non-profit that is driven to empower young women with the skills to launch their own businesses. Avni Barman founded ''Generation She'' in 2018 with the intention of closing the gender gap in the current leadership landscape. According to the non-profit's website, Barman and her team plan to close...