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Chris Gayle inaugurates one of the six fields at Paramveers Cricket Complex


Cartersville, GA: Legendary West Indian opener Chris Gayle, popularly known as Universe Boss,  inaugurated one of the six fields in the Paramveers Cricket Complex in Cartersville – Rydal (North of  Atlanta) on June 13, 2022 in presence of hosts Jayesh and Sima Patel, and Paramveers Management.  The event was anchored by USA Cricket Hall of Famer Jatin...

NY will always be a safe haven for anyone seeking an abortion: AG James


New York: New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, striking down the fundamental federal right to abortion:  “Today’s ruling is a vicious, dangerous, and deliberate attack on our most basic freedom as humans. Every single person in this country should...

Roe v. Wade: AAJC predicts devastating consequences of recent SCOTUS decision


Washington, DC: In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade through its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The decision will now allow individual states to ban or end the legal right to abortion. In response, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Advancing Justice – AAJC) issues...

SCOTUS ruling is a step backwards, threat to public health: NYC Health+Hospitals CEO Mitchell Katz


New York, NY: NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:   “Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling restricting the reproductive rights of millions of Americans is a step backwards and a threat to public health.  Soon we will bear...

NY announces added $1.6 M support for newly arrived Haitians


New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro announced an additional $1.65 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2023 to help newly arrived Haitian New Yorkers access immigration legal assistance and numerous social services. This funding is an increase from last year, bringing the total...

Pro-Pakistan US Rep. Ilhan Omar moves anti-India resolution in Congress


A pro-Pakistan US lawmaker has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives calling for the State Department to declare India an egregious violator of religious freedom. Ilhan Omar, the Democratic member of the House of Representatives known to be a sympathizer of Pakistan, is the lead on the resolution that has been co-sponsored by...

Biden picks Indian-American legal expert Anjali Chaturvedi for a key position


Prominent Indian-American legal expert Anjali Chaturvedi has been nominated by President Joe Biden as General Counsel in the Veterans Affairs department. Chaturvedi is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice, according to the White House website. The main vision of the department is to provide veterans with the...

CJI Ramana advises diaspora to protect their mother tongue


By Parveen Chopra Garden City, NY:  Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana advised Indian Americans to speak in their mother tongue at home as a way of safeguarding their identity and culture. “Mastery of your mother tongue helps in clarity of thought and success in life,” he said. The meet and greet event with Justice N.V....

Violent Protests: A Threat to Democracy


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni Dissent is the oxygen of democracy and peaceful protest is its lifeline. Sadly, lawful peaceful protest in this birthplace of democracy is no longer upheld or expected. When protesting, it is somehow increasingly okay for disaffected demonstrators to resort to violence rather than honor the parliamentary traditions of peaceful dissent and protest. For...