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Governor Cuomo: Special enrollment for uninsured extended through the end of 2020


By The SATimes News Service Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Sept 16 announced that the Special Enrollment Period for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended through December 31, 2020, as the State continues to provide supportive services during the COVID-19 public health crisis. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New...

NY’s iconic traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving parade to go virtual

Post Date: September 17, 2020

By The SATimes News Service This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be "reimagined" amid the coronavirus pandemic, with organizers opting to make the iconic holiday season kick-off event virtual. "It will not be the same parade we're used to," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Monday during a news briefing. "It will be a different...

AABANY congratulates Diane Gujarati for becoming first South Asian judge in NY


By The SATimes News Service The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) announced that its former Board Director Diane Gujarati, has been confirmed as the first South Asian Article III Judge in New York. South Asians are significantly under-represented in the Federal judiciary, including in New York. Judge Gujarati becomes the first Indian American to serve...

NYC prevented 15000 Covid-19 cases via test & trace effort

Post Date: September 17, 2020

By The SATimes News Service Mayor de Blasio announced that nearly 80 percent of all positive COVID cases are completing the City’s Test & Trace Corps’ intake, surpassing the program’s initial benchmark goals. To date, the program has also potentially prevented up to 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. Nearly three months since the program’s launch, COVID-related visits...

‘Seema Verma misused taxpayers’ fund to boost image’


By The SATimes News Service Washington, DC: When Seema Verma, the Trump administration's top Medicaid official, went to a reporter's home in November 2018 for a "Girl's Night" thrown in her honor, taxpayers footed the bill to organize the event: $2,933. When Verma wrote an op-ed on Fox News' website that fall, touting President Donald Trump's changes to Obamacare,...

A post office in Houston to be named after Sikh cop Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal


By The SATimes News Service Washington, DC: The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed a legislation to name a post office in Houston after Indian-American police officer Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was gunned down in the line of duty a year ago. The bipartisan legislation, Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Act, was co-sponsored by the...

Trump campaign video aimed at Indian American voters hits 10 million views


By The SATimes News Service Washington, DC: US President Donald Trump campaign commercial titled '4 more years' aimed at winning support from the country's Indian American voters has hit 10 million views. Trump senior adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle took to Twitter during the Republican convention last month and posted the commercial. The Trump supporter tweeted "America enjoys a...

Thiem scripts stunning fightback to claim US Open title

Post Date: September 17, 2020

By The SATimes News Service New York: Austria's Dominic Thiem claimed his first Grand Slam title with a jaw-dropping comeback to edge past Germany's Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) in the US Open final here. From being two sets down, the 27-year-old world number three was in all sorts of trouble before hitting back...

Osaka overcomes Azarenka for second US Open title


By The SATimes News Service New York: Fourth seed Naomi Osaka outlasted an inspired Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final to win the women's singles title of the US Open. It's Osaka's second US Open title and third Grand Slam title after her victories at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open. "In the...