Carrom tournament attracts players from U.S., Canada

Carrom tournament attracts players from U.S., Canada

Preeti Jakhotia of California, center, Singles Carrom Champion, poses with NEUSCA President Abul Shakeel Baig and NEUSCA Secretary Arshad Shaik- NEUSCA Winter 2023 Carrom Tournament held Jan. 28-29, 2023. Photo: NEUSCA The North East United States Carrom Association (NEUSCA) held their annual Carrom tournament amid a long winter. Nevertheless, it attracted players from the United…

Appeals court to hear arguments over vacating of Adnan Syed’s conviction

Appeals court to hear arguments over vacating of Adnan Syed’s conviction

An appeals court is expected to hear arguments Thursday on whether it should order a do-over of the proceeding that led to “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed’s conviction being vacated. The brother of the teenager that Syed had previously been convicted of killing is arguing that his rights as the representative of a crime victim…

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval announces new gun laws

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval announces new gun laws

Cincinnati, Ohio Mayor Aftab Pureval announcing new gun laws Feb. 2, 2023. Photo: Twitter @AftabPureval Mayor Aftab Pureval of Cincinnati announced two new gun safety policies Feb. 2, 2023. He was joined by Vice Mayor Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, Councilmember Scotty Johnson, Councilmember Liz Keating, Councilmember Meeka D. Owens, and community leaders, when announcing the landmark…

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is the politest home-invasion thriller you’ll ever see

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is the politest home-invasion thriller you’ll ever see

From left: Abby Quinn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint in “Knock at the Cabin.” MUST CREDIT: Universal Pictures/PhoByMo I’ll say one thing for “Knock at the Cabin”: M. Night Shyamalan may have made the politest – and the most provocative – home-invasion horror movie you’ll ever see. The four strangers who show up…

Vaishnav Temple in New York celebrates India’s 74th Republic Day

Vaishnav Temple in New York celebrates India’s 74th Republic Day

Attendees and organizers at the Jan. 29, 2023, Republic Day of India celebration at Vaishnav Temple in New York. Photo: Vijay Shah, Vaishnav Temple The Vaishnav Temple of New York, Inc, (VTNY), the first traditional ‘Pushtimargiya’ temple in North America, established in December 1986 under the leadership of the late Dr. Arvind Shah, celebrated the…

Haq named director of Michigan State’s Composite Vehicle Research Center

Haq named director of Michigan State’s Composite Vehicle Research Center

Mahmood Haq. MSU College of Engineering. Photo: msu.edu Professor Mahmood Haq has been named the new director of the Michigan State University Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC). An associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, Haq specializes in structural engineering and mechanics of materials. The CVRC, which is based in Lansing, Michigan, is a center…

K. Vishwanath is no more: Hum to chale pardes

K. Vishwanath is no more: Hum to chale pardes

Dadasaheb Phalke laureate K. Vishwanath passed away at 92 on February 2 of age-related ailments. Photo: Publicity Photo The monumentally-talented film director, Dadasaheb Phalke laureate Kasinadhuni (K.) Vishwanath (92), passed away February 2. He is survived by wife and three children. Suffering from age-related ailments, the filmmaker breathed his last a around midnight. Interestingly, his…

Immigrants Use Less Welfare Than Native‐​Born Americans

Immigrant consumption of welfare benefits is one of the most serious economic objections to liberalized immigration. Milton Friedman famously said, “you cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state.” Elsewhere, he said, “The real hitch is in denying social benefits to the immigrants who are here.” Friedman went further when he argued that illegal immigrants…