When supporters of Pakistan’s prime minister-elect Mian Nawaz Sharif stamped their approval on his PML-N party’s election symbol of a tiger, were they really voting for a lion? Newspaper editors, party supporters and members of the New York Pakistani community are not really sure.
As Pakistan moves towards a historic transition to a second democratically elected government in a row, the community here in New York is having mixed reactions to the results amid allegations of voting irregularities.
Supporters of a Pakistani political party stage a noisy demonstration in front of U.N. headquarters to protest the Taliban's bloody bombing campaign against the country's three major secular parties. Protesters said the violence would skew the election results.
The crowded New York premiere of the Nepali movie “Visa Girl” became more than a testimony to the rising popularity of South Asian filmmaking. Profits were directed to the non-profit organization Empower1, which helps the street children of Nepal.
Pakistani residents in Flatbush are busy debating their favorite candidates in the May 11 parliament elections. The Brooklyn Ink reports that support for the party of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan's is high in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
A corner of Midtown Manhattan was awash in color and Bhangra music as hundreds of Hindus congregated for their yearly Holi celebration. The Dag Hammarskjold Park hosted the fourth New York edition of the festival of colors on March 31.
Abe George will challenge veteran incumbent Charles Hynes for Brooklyn DA, while Natraj S. Bhushan will face Michael Nelson who has been in the City Council since 1999, newsindiatimes.com reports.