Sushil Kumar Shinde, a former home minister of India and a former chief minister of Mah- arashtra, launched the Maharashtra Chapter
of the Indian National Overseas Congress, USA at
the Royal Munkey restaurant in midtown Manhattan. He also named Devendra Vora as the president of the new chapter.
Shinde urged Congress party supporters not
to lose heart given how it is currently doing in
India, but to continue to work to earn people’s trust
‘Congress was in similar predicaments before but
always came back when people realized that
Congress party is their best option to keep political
tranquility at home while achieving sustained
growth,’ he said, recollecting domestic upheavals
during his tenure as home minister and asserting
that the current Indian government is not working
enough for peace and harmony.
He also agreed with current assessment within
the party that it had not done a great job communicating its achievements to the public, and hoped it
would do better in the future.
Harbachan Singh, secretary-general, INOC, USA
spoke of the party’s achievements and of his belief
that India’s youth would harness technology to
transform their country.
Sangat Singh Gilzian, the brother of INOC USA
President Mohinder Singh Gilzian and a member of
the Punjab assembly, expressed pride that some of
the best talents in the world in every sphere of
human endeavor were trained in India. He asserted
that the foundation for progress laid by the
Congress in India was very strong, and that it had
already embarked on eradicating red tape and outdated laws that were slowing India’s growth.
Former Indian home minister
launches INOC Maharashtra chapter
The Hicksville cricket champs
From left, Mohamed Hack, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, Shashikant Patel, Assemblyman David Weprin, activist Gopi Udeshi and community organizer Aliya Latif at the seventh anniversary of the Bruhud New York Seniors Grand Celebration at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Manhattan August 23. Other special invitees included David I Weprin, New York Assemblyman; Scott Stringer, the New York City Comptroller; Mohammed Hack, community coordinator, Queens Borough; community organizer Aliya Latif; Melinda Katz, Queens Borough president, and Indian community leaders. The gathering of about 500 seniors was particularly enthusiastic when Bachchan made a surprise appearance. He was given a bouquet by Manjari Bhatt, and later accepted an award honoring his public service from Katz. Assemblyman Weprin handed him an appreciation certificate from the president of Queens Borough in appreciation of community service the actor had done. Bachchan spoke highly about the Bruhud New York Seniors for their work in helping other seniors stave off loneliness.
Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor recently finished shoot- ing for Half Girlfriend in New York.Th e Ishqzaade actor shared an adorable picture with his co-star saying, ‘Time flies Sched wrap already in NYC #halfgirlfriend @shraddhakapoor & @mohitsuri it’s been a blast as usual #MadhavRiya.’ When Jacqueline Fernandez was not heating up the front row at New York Fashion Week, she was making the most of New York City. Sunny Leone, who was in the city to walk the ramp at the New York Fashion Week, caught up with Priyanka Chopra, who was also spotted at multiple NYFW shows.
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BOLLYWOOD SPOTTING IN NEW YORK
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