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Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

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Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Korean Assaulted by McDonald’s Manager Sues for $10M

Community leaders say the attack by a McDonald's manager demonstrates how poorly Koreans are treated and that the lawsuit should raise awareness of such mistreatment, The Korea Times and Korea Daily noted in their coverage.

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Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Indian-American Brooklynite Wins Pulitzer for Poetry

Vijay Seshadri won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poems, "3 Sections." News India Times talks to the poet and professor about his multicultural background and how it influences his writing.

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Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

Depicting Mumbai’s Jews through Collage

An Indian-born artist has created a beautiful collection of collages to represent the lives of some of the 5,000 Jews who remain in Mumbai, the blog The Arty Semite reports.

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Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Reviewing ‘Family Life,’ a New Immigrant Tale

Akhil Sharma's new semi-autobiographical novel Family Life is discussed in The Aerogram's new book club.

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Photo Exhibit Puts Bangladeshi Identity in Focus

Photo Exhibit Puts Bangladeshi Identity in Focus

Built on grass-roots efforts, "Eyes on Bangladesh" displays faces and lives rarely seen in the American media.

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First Indian American to Head TLC

First Indian American to Head TLC

The latest in a string of appointments of Indian Americans, the naming of Meera Joshi as the new head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission was well received, News India Times reports.

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Agarwal New Commissioner for Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Agarwal New Commissioner for Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

One of this year's tasks for Nisha Agarwal, the new Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, will be to put the new municipal ID program into place, reports News India Times.

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Speedy Trial and Lower Bail Urged for Indian Youth

Speedy Trial and Lower Bail Urged for Indian Youth

The Indian community based in Edison, N.J., is calling for a speedy trial and reduction of bail amount for Aakash Dalal, who is facing charges of arson attacks on Jewish temples in Bergen County, reports News India Times.

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Indian-American Comedian to Launch Debut Album in March

Indian-American Comedian to Launch Debut Album in March

“Waiting for 2042,” the debut comedy album of Hari Kondabolu, a Brooklyn-based Indian-American stand-up comedian, will be released on March 11, reports News India Times.

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Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Lawmakers Call for Diwali to Be a Public School Holiday in NYC

Six Democratic members of the U.S. Congress ask New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña to consider declaring Diwali a public school holiday, reports News India Times.

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