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Obama makes case for Syria strike, British house votes no

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (TIP): The British parliament on August 29 rejected a motion supporting military action in Syria, reflecting deep divisions about using force to punish President Bashar al- Assad for what Western governments believe was his […]

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Landmark Land Acquisition Bill gets LS nod

NEW DELHI (TIP): After Food Security Bill, the pathbreaking Land Acquisition Bill that aims to give a fair deal to farmers for their land for industrial use was passed by the Lok Sabha on August […]

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Yasin Bhatkal, founder of Indian Mujahideen, arrested

NEW DELHI (TIP): Yasin Bhatkal, the Indian Mujahideen mastermind and a key suspect in several terror blasts since 2008, has been arrested in a joint operation by the central intelligence agencies and the Bihar Police. […]

Indian Americans

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi to be honored by Indian-American women

NEW YORK (TIP): A statement from the US-based NGO- Children’s Hope India (CHI) said Nooyi would be felicitated with the Special Impact Award at their annual gala to be held at Pier Sixty in Manhattan […]

United States

Cuomo: School-business partnership to offer free 2-year degrees

ALBANY (TIP): Sixteen schools across the state will be part of a partnership with colleges and private businesses, giving students the opportunity to obtain an associate degree at no cost, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced […]

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Indian American attorney Sheila Murthy honored

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-American attorney Sheela Murthy has been recognized as one of the world’s top international corporate immigration lawyers in the 2013 edition of Corporate Immigration, a prestigious directory of leading advocates in her […]

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United States

New York police department designates mosques as terrorism organizations

NEW YORK (TIP): The New York police department (NYPD) has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations. The designation has allowed police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific […]

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HINDUISM LAUNCHED

CHARLOTTE (TIP): South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley launched the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at the University of Southern California campus in the presence of Gandhian Anna Hazare and Indian Consul General in Atlanta Ajit Kumar. Hundreds […]

India

Anna Hazare says neither Modi nor Rahul Gandhi fit to become PM

WASHINGTON (TIP): Anna Hazare, described by some as second Gandhi, was recently on a two-week tour of the US when he met a cross section of Indian Americans at various locations. One of his notable […]

United States

Sam Kannappan elected to NCEES

HOUSTON (TIP): The 92nd Annual Meeting of National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) held in San Antonio, Texas recently has elected Sam Kannappan, a noted Indian-American community activist of Houston, Texas as […]

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US university launches yearlong celebration of India

WASHINGTON (TIP): The University of South Carolina launched year-long, a year-long celebration of India, as it unveiled the international edition of the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism at a conference on one of the world’s oldest major […]

United States

Anna Proposes; Kiran disposes

No reason for Anna Hazare to go back to Ramlila Maidan: Kiran Bedi NEW YORK (TIP): While Anna has been proposing a return to Ram Lila Maidan to relaunch his agitation for the Jan Lokpal […]

United States

Nikki Haley wants Indian companies to open shops in S Carolina

CHARLOTTE (TIP): South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said she is keen on working with Indian private sector to help set up manufacturing facilities in her home state. She said India has made great strides in […]

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‘Rogue’ acts on LoC

Raise the cost for Pakistan army’s proxy war In recent months the Pakistan army has been behaving in a rather aggressive manner on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in blatant violation […]

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International Raise the cost for Pakistan army’s proxy war order be damned

The West’s attempt to ride roughshod over the United Nations Security Council with a hastily drafted proposal to authorize the use of force in Syria sets the stage for its second military intervention in West […]

Business & Economics

STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN GROWTH AND REDISTRIBUTION

THE National Food Security Bill, just passed by the Rajya Sabha, constitutes a shift from the welfarebased approach to a rights-based approach. It gives a ground to the right holder to claim a defined quantity […]

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United States

Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect indicted for misleading probe

BOSTON (TIP): A friend of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect was indicted on Aug 29 for allegedly making false statements to authorities. Prosecutors said Robel Phillipos faces up to 16 years in prison in […]

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US treasury grants wide tax recognition to same-sex couples

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US government on Thursday announced that legally married gay couples will be treated the same as married couples for federal tax purposes. The decision applies to legally married same-sex couples whether they […]

United States

OBAMA AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY EMBODIES KING’S DREAM

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Barack Obama was set to lead civil rights pioneers on Aug 28 in a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr Martin Luther King’s “I Have a […]

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Europe

‘Star Wars’ cinematographer Gilbert Taylor dies at 99

LONDON (TIP): Gilbert Taylor was a master of black and white and a master of different universes. Taylor, the influential “Star Wars” cinematographer who worked on a number of stellar films alongside some of the […]

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Europe

Diana wanted to leave royal family with her sons: Book

LONDON (TIP): A royal expert has claimed in his new book that the Princess of Wales wanted to take her young sons, William and Harry away from the royal family to start a new life […]

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Pak military official in Beijing for advice on top appointments?

BEIJING (TIP): General Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC), met Chinese vicepremier Zhang Gaoli in Beijing on Aug 29. The meeting came just days before Pakistan is expected to […]

Europe

Karzai stresses need for Pakistani help in Taliban peace process

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Aug 25 stressed the need for Pakistan’s help in arranging peace talks with the Taliban in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who assured him of […]

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Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find Osama bin Laden

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (TIP): Pakistan on August 29 overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new […]

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Doctor who helped trace Osama bin Laden to face fresh trial

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was on Aug 29 overturned by an official who ordered a fresh trial. Frontier […]