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TikTok files lawsuit against Trump administration’s executive order


Los Angeles: Video-sharing social networking company TikTok filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any US transactions with its parent company ByteDance. In the 39-page indictment, US President Donald Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and US Department of Commerce were listed as defendants. President Trump filed an executive order on...

US, China trade deal ‘alive and well’


New York: Top US and Chinese trade officials reaffirmed their commitment to a Phase 1 trade deal and discussed how to increase lagging Chinese purchases of American goods, lending support to financial markets on Tuesday. The pledge was made in a telephone call between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and...

NY breweries apologize, discontinue Lord Shiva beer after protest


Buffalo (New York) based breweries— Pressure Drop Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing Company—apologized and discontinued their collaboration beer “Aqua Shiva” named after Hindu deity; within a few hours of Hindu protest, who had called it “highly inappropriate.”  Matt Kahn, President & Co-Founder of Big Ditch Brewing Company, in a “joint response” email to Hindu statesman Rajan...

Gina Bajaj among ‘Women of Distinction’ honorees


Oyster Bay, NY: Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board held a special ‘Women of Distinction’ ceremony to recognize exceptional women who have significantly contributed to community. This year’s ‘Women of Distinction’ honorees included Dr. Gina Bajaj of Hicksville Supervisor Saladino stated, “These extraordinary individuals all have something special about them that deserves...

Gurdip Narula served as Delegate to elect Biden as Democratic nominee


Queens, NY: Gurdip Singh Narula, a prominent Sikh community leader, was elected by Queens primary voters as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in support of Joe Biden as the party’s presidential nominee. It was a proud moment for the Sikh community for the Queens Democratic organization to nominate him to represent them...

NYC Subway Service may be cut by 40%, commuter rail by half without Fed aid


The MTA says it will have to implement a slate of sweeping service cuts and changes without $12 billion in federal aid through 2021, including potentially cutting bus and subway service by up to 40 percent and commuter rail service by 50 percent. That would translate to up to an 8-minute longer wait for the...

Comcast program connects low-income students to Internet at home


Philadelphia, PA: With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast has announced a new program for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home. The “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” is designed to help accelerate Internet adoption at a critical time....

NYC unveils outdoor learning plan for upcoming school year


New York, NY: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday announced a plan to encourage outdoor instruction when schools start next month. "We want to give schools the option to do as much outdoors as they can," de Blasio said at a briefing. Principals of the city's 1,700-plus public schools would be asked to...

New Yorkers to get $300 a week jobless benefit

Post Date: August 27, 2020

Albany, NY:  New York was approved late Monday by the federal government for a $300 a week supplemental payment for unemployed residents. The money was made available by President Trump by executive order Aug. 8 through $44 billion from FEMA. FEMA said Monday New York's application was approved, making it among 30 states to enter the program to...