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BAPS Charities delivers care packages to over 8,000 families


New Jersey: Volunteers from BAPS Charities delivered care packages to over 8,000 families – across North America.  The initiative was a joint effort of volunteers of BAPS Charities and the food services affiliate, BAPS Shayona, which provided the food items for the packages. A significant portion of the deliveries were made to families that are...

Google CEO Sunder Pichai commits $800 M in COVID-19 aid, small business support


Dallas, TX:  In a blog post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company was committing $800 million in resources, targeted to help small businesses and those responsible for responding to the pandemic. A majority of the $800 million figure (about $510 million) will come in the form of ad grants and Google Ad credits. The...

US Navy hospital ship arrives in New York


New York: The US Navy’s USNS Comfort — which arrived in New York City on Monday — is a mammoth floating hospital that was last dispatched to aid New York City after 9/11. With 1,000 beds, 12 fully equipped operating rooms and up to 1,200 doctors, nurses and medical specialists, the white converted supertanker emblazoned...

Social distancing slowing spread of coronavirus in some areas


Washington: The two top infectious disease experts on the White House coronavirus task force think social distancing measures appear to be helping but reminded Americans they are going to have a significant effect on how many people in the Unites States die. "It's communities that will do this. There's no magic bullet (for Covid-19), there's...

Masks use in public guideline coming


Atlanta: Because 25% of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering broadening its guidelines on who should wear masks. CDC has repeatedly said that ordinary citizens do not need to wear masks unless they are feeling sick. But with the new data...

‘Painful’ 2 weeks ahead as White House projects 100,000+ deaths


‘Painful' 2 weeks ahead as White House projects 100,000+ deaths Washington: The White House coronavirus task force on Tuesday pleaded with Americans to abide by the administration’s extended social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus as a somber President Trump told Americans to brace for “a very painful two weeks" and warned of...

COVID-19 drives surge in online sales of groceries, computers

Post Date: April 1, 2020

San Francisco: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales in certain categories, including groceries, cold medications, fitness equipment and computers (with more people now working from home) have surged in the US, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index unveiled on Tuesday. With many US consumers confined to their homes starting in March, orders for fitness...

Facebook to give $100M for corona-hit news industry

Post Date: April 1, 2020

San Francisco: Facebook has pledged to invest an additional $100 million to support journalists at a time when ad revenues are declining due to the economic impact of the new coronavirus. The social networking giant said the investment will include $25 million in emergency grant funding for local news through the Facebook Journalism Project, and...

My Case has been denied!!! What to do now?


Motions to Reopen and Motions to Reconsider By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq. In this phase of coronavirus and quarantines and shelter in place orders, life is a mere shell of its former self. In the immigration world many people have questions related to all the shutdowns, and suspensions and delays. One other question that has come...