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Lord Ram’s images to grace Times Square on Aug 5 to celebrate Ayodhya temple groundbreaking


New York: Images of Lord Ram and 3D portraits of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be beamed across the giant billboards in the iconic Times Square here on August 5 to celebrate the temple's groundbreaking ceremony. President of the American India Public Affairs Committee Jagdish Sewhani on Wednesday said that arrangements are being made...

Several shark sightings prompt increased patrols on Long Island beaches


Some Long Island beaches are again closed to swimming after more shark sightings. There have been at least nine sightings in the waters off Nassau County since Monday, after sharks were spotted off the coast of Nickerson Beach, off Point Lookout, and off Tobay Beach in Oyster Bay on Wednesday. "It's a very difficult time down here,"...

Taxi and Limousine Commission’s initiatives to assist for-hire vehicle industry

Post Date: July 30, 2020

The New York City For-Hire industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID19 pandemic and the resulting public health measures. On March 1, 2020, New York City confirmed its first COVID-19 case. A citywide state of emergency was issued on March 7, and by March 20, Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo issued executive...

Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise installs Executive Team for 2020-2021


The Rotary Club of Jericho Sunrise had the installation ceremony of its new executive team on July 17 at Metropolitan Caterers. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran made the incoming President Priya Suri take the oath.  She took time out to address the audience and take a few pictures with the team before heading out.  Past Rotary District...

Seton Hall co-hosts virtual symposium on “The Bhagavad Gita and Humanity Today”

Post Date: July 30, 2020

Seton Hall University will co-host the International Gita Symposium 2020, "The Bhagavad Gita and Humanity Today," online on August 14, 2020. A partnership between the Gita Jayanti Committee, Singapore, and Seton Hall University's Institute for Communication and Religion (ICR), this virtual forum brings international scholars and faith leaders together to explore practical wisdom shared in the Bhagavad...

Census PUSH WEEK created to drive self-response rates

Post Date: July 30, 2020

Counties and major cities will compete in a regional challenge during Census PUSH WEEK to determine who can PUSH a greater self-response rate between July 27-August 2. The primary goal of PUSH Week is to increase 2020 Census self-response rates via local activities, parades, social messaging campaigns, and Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance events prior to the August 11 start...

LICC receives grant from Northrup Grumman

Post Date: July 30, 2020

Northrup Grumman gives the Long Island Council of Churches a $,5000 COVID grant for its Nassau County emergency food and support program. The Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) received the grant to support its emergency food and support program in Nassau County. “We are extremely thankful for all of the blessings and the continued support...

Dr. Palvia Endowed Jain Scholar Speaker Series inaugurated at LIU Post


New York: A virtual inauguration celebration of Dr. Shailendra Palvia Endowed Jain Scholar Speaker Series under the aegis of College of Liberal Arts (CLA), Long Island University (LIU) was hosted by the dean of CLA Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch and moderated by him and Dr. Palvia on July 22. Over 100 participants from the USA, Canada, and India joined the celebration that included representatives of LIU...

Lessons for South Asian singles from Netflix show


by  Jasbina Ahluwalia Indian American Matchmaker One thing is clear from the diversity of reactions to the Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ show - South Asians are not monolithic. Vision of partnership - reflecting temperament, values and mindset - can vary considerably even among sibling, warranting different approaches to finding a life partner. To keep perspective, ‘Indian Matchmaking’ spotlighted traditional...