United States

Community Organizations Take Care of Community Health

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (TIP): “For the first time, the Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) partnered with six other prominent organizations to bring free health camp to community members”, said a proud IALI President […]

Europe

A Good Samaritan Of Queens

Swami Durga Das lives for fellow human beings It was late in the morning last month when I walked in to Swami Durga Das’s modest office-cum-ashram, The River Fund, at Richmond Hill for an interview […]

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United States

CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record

Eliminates Paper Forms, Streamlines Admission Process WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced March 21 that it has submitted to the Federal Register a rule that will automate Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline […]

Business & Economics

Easter

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. […]

Business & Economics

April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, […]

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Give the Undocumented millions a Status

Ihave always maintained that the undocumented aliens in the country need to be given status as much for their smooth living in the country as for the economic gain for the country. As of now, […]

Featured

As I See It-Making India Truly Incredible

Some scary happenings Incredible India is the Union Tourism Ministry’s sales pitch to attract more and more highspending tourists from across the world. But is anyone in authority worrying about the hugely negative impact the […]

Business & Economics

Securitization of the BRICS

BRICS is a serendipitously created international grouping without any serious initial thoughts about its charter. Having said that it is a reality now and we must maximize our participation and derive maximum geo-political benefit from […]

India

With eye on vote bank, BJP wants FDI in retail trashed

NEW DELHI (TIP): BJP has conveyed to the US that it is still firm in its opposition to FDI in multi-brand retail, a proposal which the government has decided to go ahead with after getting […]

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India

Top Indian Space Scientist Inducted Into Satellite Hall Of Fame

BANGALORE (TIP): Renowned space scientist Prof U R Rao has been inducted into the highly coveted “Satellite Hall of Fame”, Washington, by the Society of Satellite Professionals International. Rao, a former Indian Space Research Organisation […]

India

Drugs case: Boxer Ram Singh dismissed from Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH (TIP): The Punjab Police has dismissed two officials from service – including international boxer Ram Singh – following their alleged involvement in a drugs racket busted in the state recently. The other person dismissed […]

India

Indian-Americans protest against Wharton’s Modi slight

It’s an attack on freedom of speech, they say NEW YORK (TIP): About 200 Indian-Americans held a protest march in Pennsylvania against the withdrawal of an invitation to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to speak […]

United States

Comptroller Liu proposes plans to resuscitate small businesses

NEW YORK (TIP): NYC Comptroller John C. Liu presented a set of plans that will help the small time business ventures gain more tax breaks and expand further. The proposals were made in his keynote […]

United States

Making Dollars & Sense

South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs Unveil Six-City Financial Education Tour NEW YORK (TIP): In celebration of National Women’s History Month in March, South Asian Young Women Entrepreneurs (SAY WE), a network of business-minded executives in […]

United States

Terrorist tried three 9/11-type attacks in UK since 2009

LONDON (TIP): Terrorists tried to carry out three 9/11-type attacks in the UK since 2009, British Home Office said on March 26. The home office listed three occasions: in December 2009, October 2010 and April […]

United States

Acting CG Highlights FM’s Focus During His Coming Visit To US

NEW YORK (TIP): Acting Consul General Dr. Devyani Khobragade arranged a one-on-one meeting at the Indian Consulate in New York to welcome any inputs and suggestions that the Indian businesses set up in New York […]

United States

Nyiff 2013 Announces An Exclusive Kick-Off Event: Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children With Special Q&A

NEW YORK (TIP): The 2013 Annual New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced an exclusive kick-off screening of MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN followed by a special Q&A on April 10, 2013. In attendance will be the film’s […]

India

Indian American Designer Naeem Khan To Open A Store In Mumbai

MUMBAI (TIP): Indian-born, New York-based designer Naeem Khan said he is looking to open a store in Mumbai and to work with Bollywood celebrities. The designer, who launched his eponymous brand Naeem Khan in 2003 […]

India

Amid Visa Denial, Lawmakers Invite Modi To Us

AHMEDABAD (TIP): A high-level 24- member business delegation from the United States led by three members of the House of Representatives called on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar today and discussed various issues […]

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Ready for third innings as PM? Too early to say: Manmohan Singh

ON BOARD PM’S SPECIAL AIRCRAFT (TIP): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on March 28 refrained from spelling out whether he will serve a fresh term if the Congress leadership nominates him for the top job for […]

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India

India To Reject Global Arms Trade Treaty

NEW DELHI (TIP): New Delhi is set to reject a global arms trade treaty (ATT) since the agreement is heavily loaded against weapons-importing countries like India, and let exporting nations like the US and China […]

Europe

Mandela hospitalized, responding to treatment

JOHANNESBURG (TIP): Former South African President Nelson Mandela is “responding positively” to treatment for a recurring lung infection after being admitted to hospital on Wednesday night, the government said on Thursday. “He remains under treatment […]

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Europe

Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked adoption of a U.N. treaty

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked adoption of a U.N. treaty that for the first time would regulate the multibillion-dollar international arms trade. An agreement required agreement by all 193 U.N. member […]

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United States

Settle ‘Central Park Five’ case now, Liu urges Mayor Bloomberg

Recent Court Order on Discovery Narrows Window for Settlement NEW YORK, N.Y. (TIP): Comptroller John C. Liu is urging the Mayor to instruct the New York City Law Department to negotiate promptly an appropriate settlement […]

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United States

USCIS to Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2014 on April 1, 2013

Premium Processing for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions to Begin April 15, 2013 WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced March 15 that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year (FY) […]