Arun Venugopal

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Arun Venugopal appears in the following:

Change in Terrorism Funds Distribution

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Department of Homeland Security is changing the way federal terrorism funds will be distributed. WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports.

REPORTER: Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff says cities will be held to a more rigorous standard when they ask for money from the department's Urban Areas Security ...


Transit Union Board Overwhelmingly Approves Contract

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Last night, five days after ending a citywide transit strike, the executive board of the transit workers union overwhelmingly approved a contract that will soon go to the union's general body for a vote. WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports.

A visibly exhausted but relieved Roger Toussaint, the ...


City Suggests Commuter Car Pools

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

City and county officials have offered back-up plans in the event of a transit strike. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

Besides encouraging commuters to find friends in Manhattan they can stay with, city officials are suggesting commuters car pool or work from home. Police will enforce ...


NYU Graduate Assistants Return to Work, Strike Continues

Friday, December 09, 2005

NYU contends the worst of the graduate assistant strike is behind it. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: According to NYU at least three-quarters of its graduate assistants returned to work as of Wednesday. But it's not clear how the university arrived at this figure because ...


Judge Rules Subway Searches Constitutional

Friday, December 02, 2005

A federal judge ruled today that New York's subway bag searches are constitutional. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

Judge Richard Berman found the searches were not overly intrusive. He also agreed with the city's contention that the threat of a subway bombing was real and substantial ...


NYU Demands Strike End Monday

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Hundreds of NYU students and faculty demonstrated yesterday to voice support for striking graduate assistants. WNYC's Arun Venugopal has more.

The high point of the protest came when the protesters thronged the lobby of Bobst Library, filling it with the sound of their chants. However, as ...


Bronx Terminal Market in Final Days

Friday, November 11, 2005

Chances are, you've never been to the bronx Terminal market, unless you run a restaurant or an ethnic food store. WNYC's Arun Venugopal looks into the final days of the market, which is set to give way to a shopping mall, and finds two competing ...


Pataki Proposes Workers' Comp Overhaul

Friday, November 04, 2005

Governor Pataki has proposed an overhaul of the state's workers' compensation coverage. The program has been derided as a hurdle to economic growth by business leaders around the state. WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports.

Governor Pataki said employers would save over $800 million as a result of ...


Olympic Delegation Heads to Singapore

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

New York's olympic delegation has left the city for Singapore. That's where the International Olympic Committee will choose the host of the 2012 games next week. Reporter Arun Venugopal has more.

REPORTER: At a City Hall Park send off, Singer Ben Vereen serenaded the crowd which ...


Gay South Asians

Monday, May 16, 2005

Arun Venugopal of the newspaper India Abroad, found that gay South Asians have created a community in New York that includes many Indian and Pakistani customs. But there are some aspects of South Asian culture that they want to escape, and can't.

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4,000-Year-Old Game Played in Queens

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Last weekend a tournament involving a game said to be played for the last four thousand years old took place. Drummers, singers and crowds gathered in Queens.

Arun Venugopal reports on the festivities.

REPORTER: It’s springtime, and if you’re Punjabi, you’re the sporting type and you live ...