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Digvijaya Gets Bail In Gadkari’s Defamation Case

NEW DELHI (TIP): A Delhi court Friday granted bail to Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sudesh Kumar asked Digvijaya Singh […]

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Charges To Be Framed Against Kalmadi

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on December 21pronounced its order on framing of charges againstformer Commonwealth Games Organising Committee(OC) Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and 10 others in agames-related graft case.Kalmadi along with CWG OC Secretary General […]

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Punjab Assembly Standoff Continues

Cong ‘battles’ outside House; mediator Madan Mohan Mittal jostled, falls CHANDIGARH (TIP): An attempt by the SAD-BJP government to end the standoff with the Opposition Congress in the Punjab Assembly failed on December 20. Mediator […]

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Want To Contact A Stranger On Facebook? Pay $1

NEW DELHI (TIP): Several monthsafter Facebook started testingpromoted status messages, the socialnetworking website on Friday said itwill start “a small experiment”around paid messages.In a statement posted on Facebook,the website said that it is makingseveral changes […]

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Rajya Sabha Passes UAPA Amendments Amid Protest

NEW DELHI (TIP): Parliament on Thursday passed a bill that makes economic offences, including circulation of high quality counterfeit currency, a terrorist act. The Rajya Sabha passed Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2012 by voice […]

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Foreign Tourist Arrivals To Kerala Plummet

KOTTAYAM,INDIA (TIP): Asharp decline inarrival of foreigntourists to Keralais causing concernin the tourismindustry. Thedeclining trendthat started a fewyears agocontinuesunabated.T. Damu,director of Taj group of hotels and resortsin Kerala, said that foreign tourist arrivalshave declined considerably […]

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Gujarat Election Results 2012: How Congress Lost The Plot

AHMEDABAD (TIP): The Congress went hammer and tongs about the issue of uneven development in Gujarat, handling of the draught situation in the state, malnutrition and water problems. They hoped to come back to power […]

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Virbhadra Steers Cong To Power In Himachal

SHIMLA (TIP): The verdict is out and theCongress under the leadership of VirbhadraSingh on December 20 wrested power inHimachal Pradesh by getting an absolutemajority in the state Assembly.The Congress has won 36 out of the […]

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Rita Singh elected Federation of Indian Associations president

CHICAGO (TIP): Rita Singh, an Indian American businesswoman from Bihar with close connections to Bollywood, has been elected the first woman president of Chicago-based Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). A native of Saharsa district of […]

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India offers sympathies to families affected by Newton school tragedy

NEW DELHI (TIP): India has expressed grief over the massacre of 20 children and seven adults in an American school, saying the horrific violence “leaves the whole world diminished”. External affairs minister, Salman Khurshid, sent […]

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US-Made Apache Choppers Will Be For The Air Force, Says Air Force Chief

NEW DELHI (TIP) : 22 Apache helicopters, which are in the process of being acquired from the US, will be for the IAF, Air Force chief NAK Browne said. “The Apaches are going to be […]

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Two MPs, 6 Legislators Face Rape Charges: Reports

NEW DELHI (TIP): Two sitting MPsand six sitting legislators in differentstates were fielded by their partiesdespite cases of crimes againstwomen pending against them, a thinktank said on Thursday, four days aftera 23-year-old medical student wasgangraped […]

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Don’t expect Modi to be BJP’s next PM candidate: Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar

It is a fantastic achievement that he has won the third election in a row with an increased majority and higher vote share. Does this mean that he is the next prime ministerial candidate? I […]

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Indian Consulate says Happy Holidays

NEW YORK (TIP): The Indian Consulate in New York, in the last few years, ever since Ambassador Prabhu Dayal took over as Consul General, has become a cultural center for the Indian American community. Over […]

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Think Local, Act Local

NEW DELHI (TIP): At an age when mostmen’s thoughts turn to retirement,Himachal Pradesh Congress chiefVirbhadra Singh has been in overdrive,working the crowds in his state over thesepast few weeks. Covering as many as 60 ofthe […]

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Number of Indian students in US drops again

WASHINGTON (TIP): The number of Indian students studying in the United States has dropped continuously for the second consecutive year while the count of international students in the country has now reached a record high […]

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Victory Raises Modi’s PM Candidature Prospects

After Modi’s massive victory in Gujarat, some party leaders have said Modi should now be projected as the BJP‘s prime ministerial candidate NEW DELHI (TIP): Narendra Modi‘s third successive victory in the Gujarat assembly polls […]

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Sonia Makes A Point On Promotion Quota Bill, LK Advani Denied Say

NEW DELHI (TIP): Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s firminsistence that the quota in promotions bill be consideredon Thursday led to repeated adjournments in the LokSabha as the opposition’s expectations that Houseproceedings will end by noon did […]

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Liu delivers State of the City address

Calls for higher minimum wage of $11.50 Proposes small biz economic stimulus plan, elimination of corporate welfare; Outlines innovative educational policies NEW YORK, NY (TIP): New York City Comptroller John C. Liu reported December 20 […]

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Sikh, Muslim Ngos Received Least Foreign Funds

NEW DELHI (TIP): Counter-terror agencies may be looking into fund flowing into Sikh and Muslim institutions and NGOs engaged in welfare activities of minorities on the suspicion of money from some of these being diverted […]

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Govt Nixes Ex-CBI Chief’s Plea For Longer Tenures

NEW DELHI (TIP): Government hasrejected former CBI director APSingh’s suggestion that the tenure ofthe agency chief be increased to fiveyears or at least three years to allowhim enough time to fully implementhis vision for the […]

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1984 Violence against Sikhs in India: Sikhs For Justice submits Genocide Petition to Obama Administration

NEW YORK (TIP): “A Petition has been tabled before Obama Administration urging to recognize the organized violence perpetrated against Sikhs during November 1984 as “Genocide”. With more than 46000 signatures (29,000 online and 17000 on […]

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Diversification Plan Boosted Gujarat Farm Growth

NEW DELHI (TIP): Gujarat strongman Narendra Modi‘s hat-trick in assembly polls can not just be attributed to the success of BT cotton but also the massive crop diversification programme that has helped the state take […]

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Brooklyn’s Mayans pretty sure world won’t end today

NEW YORK (TIP): If the world is ending Friday, as many earthlings say the ancient Mayans predicted, there were no signs of panic, prophesying or much else out of the ordinary on Thursday on the […]

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Another Accused Detained In Delhi Gang-Rape Case

NEW DELHI (TIP): Delhi Police on December 21 submitted its status report in the High Court on its investigations in the case. One more person has been detained in connection with the brutal gang-rape of […]