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Curran rolls out new food truck program & offerings at six County park & pool facilities

Post Date: July 8, 2020

Nassau County, NY: Diving into the holiday weekend, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran officially opened County pool facilities for the season and announced a new food program, launched at six County parks including Wantagh Park, North Woodmere Park, Cantiague Park in Hicksville, Nickerson Beach, Cow Meadow Park in Freeport and Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn.  The...

Independence Day Message from HAB BANK

Post Date: July 8, 2020

  Saleem Iqbal President & CEO HAB BANK, New York On behalf of HAB BANK, I would like to extend Independence Day greetings to our community in the tri-state area. As we celebrate Independence Day this year in these challenging times, we can take pride in our achievements as a community despite the challenges that lie ahead. We have,...

Macy’s July 4th fireworks illuminates Empire State Building


Macy’s iconic July 4th fireworks ended with a beautiful blitz atop the Empire State Building in Manhattan. The demonstration though kept brief and unannounced to prevent people from gathering in wake of the pandemic capped off Macy’s five nights of fireworks displays held at different locations. The crowds lined up along 34th Street between 5th...

One in 6 knew someone who tested positive: Survey on Covid-19 impact on Indo-American community

Post Date: July 8, 2020

Washington, DC: Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) released the results of an extensive survey conducted in a three-week period to measure the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Indian-American community.  The survey revealed that 1 in 6 knew someone from the community tested positive by Covid-19, 1 in 4 are feeling...

Indian-Americans hold “Boycott China” protest at Times Square


New York: A large number of Indian-Americans chanting "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and other patriotic slogans staged a protest against China at the iconic Times Square in New York last Friday, demanding an economic boycott and a diplomatic isolation of the country for its aggression against India. Indians living in New York and New Jersey states...

Nilima Madan takes over as RCHS President at oath ceremony


Roslyn, NY: Rotary Club of Hicksville South (RCHS) hosted its 12th Annual Installation and Oath Ceremony on June 26 at the lawns of the Nassau County Museum of Art here, where Nilima Madan took over as its President.   Past District Governor and RCHS’s Charter President Kamlesh C Mehta outlined the Club’s 11-year history and accomplishments. He praised President...

Indian-led team develops cheap, power free device for COVID testing

Post Date: July 8, 2020

New York: Researchers, led by an Indian scientist, have developed a cheap, electricity free centrifuge to separate components in patient saliva samples for the detection of the novel coronavirus, an advance that may increase accessibility of COVID-19 diagnostics in poor regions of the world. According to the scientists, including Manu Prakash from Stanford University, the ''Handyfuge''...

California sues Cisco over caste discrimination against employee

Post Date: July 8, 2020

San Jose: California regulators have sued Cisco Systems Inc, accusing it of discriminating against an Indian-American employee and allowing him to be harassed by two managers because he was a Dalit, a member of a marginalized group in India. “The higher caste supervisors and co-workers imported the discriminatory system’s practices into their team and Cisco’s workplace,” the...

India’s ban on Chinese apps a welcome move says American Indian advocacy group

Post Date: July 8, 2020

Washington, DC:  A US-India business advocacy group has welcomed India’s ban on Chinese apps, including TikTok, saying the move will provide opportunities to American and Indian start-ups. Amidst escalating tensions with China in eastern Ladakh, the Indian government banned 59 mobile phone applications, mostly having Chinese links, citing threats to national security. Mukesh Aghi, president of US-India...