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Rep. Grace Meng introduces legislation to make Diwali a federal holiday


Queens, NY: US Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, announced that she introduced the Diwali Day Act, a bill to make Diwali a federal holiday.     Diwali, also known as Deepavali or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important holidays for many in the South...

A glimpse of the Ceremony
Indo-American Press Club inducts new leadership


IAPC is the largest organization of Indian descent journalists in North America New York:  Swearing-in ceremony and inauguration of new office bearers of the Indo-American Press Club (IAPC) was held at the Indian Consulate in New York on May 21. The IAPC is the largest organization of Indian descent journalists and media persons working across...

Hindu Center, Flushing celebrates Maha Shivratri with zest


The Maha Shivratri celebration held at Hindu Center, Flushing, NY on March 1, 2022 was attended by hundreds of devotees. Dr. Krishna Pratap Dixit, the head priest and Pandit Vinay Kumar Sharma conducted the abhishek of Lord Shiva from 5 pm to midnight.  Queens County District Attorney Melinda Katz attended the festivities and expressed her feelings...

Ranked Choice Voting is fair and more democratic


NYC Primary Elections Special Coverage By Parveen Chopra Fellow, CCM NYC Elections Reporting New York: Starting this year, New York City has adopted Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in primary and special elections for local offices including Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. The radical new system’s first citywide use will be the Primary Election...

Hindus, Jains and Buddhists express concerns over NY Senate Bill declaring Swastika as symbol of hate


New York: The Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA: www.cohna.org) brought together leaders from the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities, along with lawmakers from New York State, for a town hall on Feb 23 to discuss New York State Senate Bill S2727. The Coalition expressed grave concerns with the language in the bill, which seeks to...