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Consulate allays community concerns over OCI rules


New York: Indian Consulate officials have addressed concerns expressed and shared on various media platforms in the United States about  the recent changes to rules relating to Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card-holders. In a March 11 virtual meeting, Consul General in New York, Randhir Kumar Jaiswal, assured leaders of various community organizations that there were...

Amb. Sandhu urges corporates to help realize full potential of India-US ties


Washington: India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has urged the corporate sector to help realize the full potential of the India-US relationship that has witnessed the strength of bipartisan support under the Biden administration. This would create value for companies and jobs for people, he said in his address at the annual board...

Chairman of Statewide Seniors Association endorses Bhagia for Edison Mayor


Dipak Shah, Chairman of the powerful Federation of Indo-American Seniors Associations of North America endorsed Mahesh Bhagia for Edison Mayor on Thursday. The organization that Shah leads represents over 20,000 strong and vibrant Asian Indian senior citizens who provide significant grass root support. The organization, which is based out of Middlesex County, is the managing body...

The South Asian Times Editor selected ‘2021 City Election Reporting Fellow’


New York: Parveen Chopra, Managing Editor of The South Asian Times, has been selected for 2021 Elections Reporting Fellowship by The Center for Community Media (CCM) of CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. Chopra, who has been with The South Asian Times since its inception 12 years ago, is among the 30 Fellows who will produce in-depth...

Indo American Kashmir Forum condemns death threat to human rights activist Sushil Pandit


New York: Members of the Kashmiri diaspora in the US have expressed concern over the death threat to Sushil Pandit, a Kashmiri human rights activist in India, urging the Indian government to take a stern action against those responsible behind the plot to assassinate him. Pandit is a human rights activist and the chief executive officer...

Conservatives clash on Indian-American associate attorney-general nominee Vanita Gupta


New York: After President Joe Biden's Indian-American cabinet nominee, Neera Tandon, the focus is now on Vanita Gupta, who is soon to face the Senate for confirmation as the third highest-ranking official in the Justice Department. Conservatives are split on Gupta, a civil rights lawyer, with two groups fighting it out with TV ads — one rallying...

JAINA Convention 2021 to go global with virtual events lined up from July 1-6

Post Date: March 4, 2021

New York: The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) will be celebrating its 21st Convention on the Fourth of July weekend — from July 1st to 6th, 2021. Every two years, this premier event brings together 4000-5000 members of the Jain Community from across the world. This year, the virtual event is planned to be...

JAINA Convention 2021 to go global with virtual events lined up from July 1-6

Post Date: March 2, 2021

New York: The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) will be celebrating its 21st Convention on the Fourth of July weekend — from July 1st to 6th, 2021. Every two years, this premier event brings together 4000-5000 members of the Jain Community from across the world. This year, the virtual event is planned to be a global...

NYC Councilman endorses Nabaraj KC for District 19


New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera representing Bronx district 14 has endorsed Nabaraj KC. KC is running in the Democratic primary on June 22 for City Council District 19, which includes the northeast Queens neighborhoods of College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Malba, North Flushing, and Auburndale. Politicians, community leaders, journalists, and local community members ...