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NY City Mayor pressures Governor to expand vaccinations

New York reported 31,164 total statewide deaths of New Yorkers who tested positive for COVID-19, as of Jan. 6. There were 197 more fatalities in New York on Jan. 6. NEW YORK (TIP): The long […]

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The Indian American Action Group seeks to promote community

NEW YORK (TIP) New York based The Indian American Action Group (IAAG) is a bipartisan movement launched by a group of visionary Indian Americans. These individuals have achieved positions of leadership across a broad range […]

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New York State attorney general sues NYPD

NEW YORK (TIP): New York State Attorney General Letitia James is suing the New York City Police Department and its leadership over its “excessive, brutal and unlawful” handling of George Floyd protests, James said in […]

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Indian Community Organization GOPIO raises $5,000 for Building One Community for new immigrants

Indian community organization aims to help local communities hit hard by Covid pandemic. STAMFORD, CT (TIP): Global Organization of People of Indian Origin-Connecticut Chapter (GOPIO-CT) has  given Stamford-based Building One community (B1C) $5,000 for its mission to […]

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Indian American writer Ved Mehta passes away

NEW YORK (TIP): Celebrated Indian American writer Ved Mehta, who overcame blindness to provide Americans their first introduction to India through his prolific writing on a broad canvas has passed away. He was 86. Mehta’s […]

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NYC TEST & TRACE CORPS EXPANDS RAPID COVID-19 TESTING ON MOBILE UNITS TO REACH COMMUNITIES MOST IN NEED

Expansion comes as City surpasses 100,000 tests per day for three days in a row NEW YORK (TIP): As the City continues to fight the winter surge of COVID-19 cases, the NYC Test & Trace […]

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UN Secretary General Guterres’ path to reelection might be a quick one, experts say

NEW YORK (TIP): After months of speculation, United Nations chief António Guterres officially announced his bid for reelection this week through his spokesperson’s office. The race might be a relatively straightforward and possibly short one; […]

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Positivity Rate in Nassau County Tops 10 Percent

It’s the first time since reopening there have been so many cases in one day. More than 25,000 have been confirmed in December alone MINEOLA , NY (TIP): Nassau County’s daily positivity rate of the […]

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Gandhi Brothers Launch Second Annual Holiday Charity Drive

JAMAICA, NEW YORK (TIP);  Partnering with local non-profits, New York City’s Gandhi brothers are once again bringing their philanthropy to local communities in need, particularly in Brooklyn and Queens. The Gandhi brothers have been active […]

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RECOVERY AGENDA: MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF OPEN STOREFRONTS PROGRAM

NEW YORK (TIP) Mayor Bill de Blasio  announced, December 29,  the Open Storefronts program, which permits storefront businesses to use a portion of their sidewalk to display merchandise, sell goods, complete transactions, and provide queuing […]

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Nassau Announces Rent Relief Program for Struggling Tenants

The program will give up to $2,500 a month for three months to people who can’t pay their rent because of the pandemic. MINEOLA, NY (TIP)  Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced a new program  […]

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Minimum Wage Raised in New York, New Jersey

NEW YORK (TIP); New York’s minimum hourly wage goes up to $12.50 statewide Thursday, December 31. It rises to $14 an hour on Long Island and in Westchester County. There’s no increase in New York […]

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New York City will Honor Lives Lost to COVID-19 with Day of Remembrance on March 14

NEW YORK(TIP):  Mayor Bill de Blasio said  New York City will honor those who have died from COVID with a Day of Remembrance on March 14. The observance will mark the somber anniversary of the […]

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Guru Nanak Digital World Peace Conclave kicks off on December 20

NEW YORK (TIP): Delhi based The ImagIndia Institute is organizing Guru Nanak Digital World Peace Conclave 2020, and Young Leaders Award.  The inaugural edition of the Conclave  will be held on December 20, 2020, the […]

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India ranks 110 out of 162 countries on personal freedom index

NEW YORK (TIP): A global ranking of personal, civil and economic freedom released on Thursday, December 17,  placed India at 111 out of 162 countries. The Human Freedom Index 2020, which uses data from 2008 […]

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IndianAmerican Time’s Kid of the Year Gitanjali focuses on effective Covid-19 vaccine distribution

NEW YORK (TIP):Young IndianAmerican scientist Gitanjali Rao, TIME magazine’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’, has said she is brainstorming about solutions for the effective vaccine distribution to address a pressing challenge posed by the coronavirus, […]

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Open Enrollment Extended for Health Plans

NEW YORK (TIP): The deadline to sign up for a health plan through NY State of Health has been extended. New Yorkers have two more weeks (until December 31) to enroll in a health plan […]

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Bhoomi puja for construction of the Eye Foundation of America – run “Green Goutami Eye Institute” Performed

RAJAHMUNDRY, INDIA / NEW YORK (TIP): “Sarvendriyanaam Nayanam Pradhanam”: with this objective, Dr. V.K. Raju, a world renowned Ophthalmologist – Cornea Specialist, Chairman of EFA (Eye Foundation of America) & GEI (Goutami Eye Institute) and […]

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WIPA – Rings in Winter Solstice

By Mabel Pais “Despite the global pandemic, young musicians of Wharton Arts never stopped making music.  At our Virtual Winter Celebration, you will see and hear performances from over 450 young people, sharing messages of […]

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Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented$6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

Prakash Waghmare NEW YORK (TIP): On Saturday, December 5, “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF)” hosted a magnificent Star-studded Gala, called ‘Future of India’. This Gala-2020 raised record-setting $6.5 Million in pledges & donations for the special […]

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Children’s Hope India Gratitude Awards Conferred

NEW YORK (TIP):  Children’s Hope India, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting children from poverty to prosperity in India and the United States, announced, November 28,  the honorees for its first-ever Gratitude Awards, recognizing […]

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A Misnomer Causes Confusion

India’s 10- Year Multiple Entry Visa is wrongly termed as Tourist Visa Prem Bhandari recommends entry visa on departure (E-VoD) My friend Prem Bhandari who is Chairman, Jaipur Foot USA , was at JFK airport […]