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Recognize ‘Hinduphobia’ and violence against Buddhists, Sikhs too: India to UN


New York: India has raised concerns over the matter of emergence of certain contemporary forms of religiophobia especially anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, and anti-Sikh at the UN. India called for urgent attention from the UN and other member states for addressing the threat. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti at the International Counter-Terrorism Conference...

Thanks to CCTV, New Jersey man thwarts burglary attempt in Kanpur home


A family in New Jersey managed to thwart a burglary attempt in their house in Kanpur by watching the CCTV footage in which miscreants were seen trying to break into the house.  The family immediately informed the Kanpur police which reached the house and caught the burglars.  It was late on Monday night when Vijay Awasthi,...

Air India resumes US flights after 5G rollout cancellations


Amid 5G rollout by the US, Air India has resumed B777 operations to the country on Thursday after approval from the US authority, said Airline officials.  Due to the 5G rollout, Air India had earlier canceled more than eight flights to the USA.  "Boeing has cleared Air India to operate in the USA on B777. Accordingly,...

Four reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster early in 2022


January is a month when Americans are making New Year’s resolutions that often include pledges to take steps for better health. The new year is also a great time to wish good health on others and yourself, and COVID vaccines and boosters can go a long way to making the new year healthy for...

Nabeela Syed is running to be First South Asian in the Illinois State Legislature


Palatine, IL: Indian American Nabeela Syed, a Democratic candidate for the 51st District in the Illinois state House, is vying to be the first South Asian in the State Legislature. On her website, Syed says she’s running “to build a better Illinois for residents today and tomorrow — an Illinois with a strong economy, sustainable...

NJ Senate and General Assembly recognized 2021 as Bharathi Centenary Year!


By Suchitra Srinivas New Jersey: The New Jersey Senate and the General Assembly jointly recognized 2021 as the Bharathi Centenary Year as a tribute to the extraordinary accomplishment of the great poet and progressive thinker Subramania Bharathi.  The resolution declared Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi as a renaissance figure not only to Tamil-speaking people but to all...

Political Strategist Punya Krishnappa Joins Uber


New York: Uber has named political strategist and advocacy professional Punya Krishnappa as manager for federal campaigns. In a LinkedIn post, C.R. Wooters, head of Federal Affairs at Uber wrote that the growing Uber Federal team is pleased to add Krishnappa and Erin Reif, who are “rock stars and we are lucky to get...

Donald Trump faces legal action to comply with New York attorney general’s inquiry


New York: New York Attorney General Letitia James took legal action to compel former US President Donald Trump and his closest family members to give sworn evidence on Wednesday, part of a continuing investigation into the Trump Organization’s financial dealings. The probe will also summon his son Donald Jr, and daughter Ivanka, to explain irregularities...

Biden endures up-and-down first year


Washington DC: Joe Biden’s long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office. He achieved it — albeit, at 78, as the oldest person to assume the presidency. After the turbulence and chaos of his predecessor, Donald Trump, Biden was seen by...