New York

Governor Cuomo announces groundbreaking for $8.4 M transportation facility at Macarthur airport

Post Date: October 8, 2020

New York: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Oct 7 announced the groundbreaking of the new $8.4 million intermodal ground transportation facility at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, Suffolk County. The commuter-focused facility, which is integral to the airport's continued modernization, is supported by an $800,000 grant from the New York State Department of Transportation...

GOPIO-Manhattan chapter launched


New York: On Sept 24, Shivender Sofat took charge as president of the newly launched Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) Manhattan chapter in a virtual ceremony, a live webcast attended by several community business leaders from around the New York region. Consul General of India in New York, Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, inaugurated the new Chapter. The program,...

Meng introduces bill to ensure students learn Asian Pacific American history


New York: US Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, announced Oct 5 that she introduced the Teaching Asian Pacific American History Act (H.R. 8519), a bill to promote the teaching and learning of Asian Pacific American history in schools across the United States. The announcement of the bill’s...

Attorney General James renews suspension of debt collection again

Post Date: October 8, 2020

New York: New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that the state has renewed, for the seventh time, an order to halt the collection of medical and student debt owed to the state of New York that has been specifically referred to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for collection for an additional 30-day...

With rise in Covid cases, hundreds of NYC schools closed

Post Date: October 8, 2020

New York: New York City public and private schools were once again closed Tuesday in neighborhoods seeing an uptick in Covid-19 cases. This came as the city struggles to enforce mask wearing and social distancing in those areas. Hundreds of schools will be closed for at least two weeks, including Edward Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn. “I thought it...

Long Island couple donate Ventilators & multi-parameter monitors in Jodhpur


New York: Sharada and Chandra Bhansali, New York based co-founders of AccountantsWorld, donated 5 high flow oxygen Ventilators and Multipara (multi-parameter) Monitors to the Covid Care Center of Mathura Das Mathur Hospital in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a heavily infected city with thousands of Covid cases and these high flow Oxygen Ventilators were urgently needed to save...

Indian American Rinki Sethi is Twitter’s new cybersecurity chief


New York: Twitter has appointed an Indian American and an ex-IBM executive as its new Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Rinki Sethi, who worked at IBM as Vice President, Information Security, last served at Rubrik, the Cloud data management company as CISO. Nick Tornow, Platform Lead at Twitter, tweeted, “I’m thrilled to welcome @rinkisethi...

CG Jaiswal graces [email protected] finale events


New York: The Consulate General of India, New York in collaboration with many organizations commemorated the 151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. These celebrations marked the conclusion of the two-year-long celebration of [email protected] The Consulate, along with members of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and International Ahimsa Foundation observed International Day of Non-violence by paying respects to Mahatma Gandhi...

16M in funding to those providing free, safe immigrant legal services

Post Date: October 2, 2020

New York: The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration celebrates five years since the launch of ActionNYC by awarding 21 community-based organizations (CBOs) and legal service providers with more than $16 million in funding over the course of the next 2.5 years to provide immigration legal services to New York City’s...