India

The Expanding Horizons of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas over the Years

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion […]

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Ajay Batra bereaved: Young son Arvin dies in a car accident

HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): IVSTV owner and community activist Mr. Ajay Batra lost his young son, Arvin Batra who met with a fatal car accident Saturday, December 24 morning, in Hicksville, Long Island. Arvin Batra, well […]

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FACEBOOK IS STILL THE ‘BIGGEST ENEMY’ OF YOUR SMARTPHONE BATTERY

According to Avast Software’s latest study into app use and performance drain, Facebook still tops the charts. What’s more, thanks to the impact of Instagram (6th place), Pages Manager (9th) and Facebook Messenger (10th), the […]

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SUPERCLUSTER OF GALAXIES NEAR MILKY WAY FOUND

MELBOURNE (TIP): An international team of astronomers has found one of the universe’s biggest superclusters of galaxies near the Milky Way. Researchers, including those from Australian National University (ANU), said the Vela supercluster, which had […]

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Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

SYDNEY(TIP): An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish. The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) took […]

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Spot lies, fake news and propaganda on #Facebook

The Pope has endorsed Donald Trump for president.A Washington, DC, pizzeria is a front for a child sex abuse ring. George Soros will “bring down” the US by funding “black hate groups.” These are just some […]

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MESSENGER APP GETS NEW POWERFUL CAMERA

To help make conversations better, Facebook on Friday launched a new, faster and easier-to-use camera with art and special effects in its Messenger app that will be rolled out globally over the coming days. “We […]

Business & Economics

HOW INDIA LOBBIED MOODY’S FOR RATINGS UPGRADE, BUT FAILED

NEW DELHI (TIP): India criticised Moody’s ratings methods and pushed aggressively for an upgrade, documents reviewed by Reuters show, but the US-based agency declined to budge citing concerns over the country’s debt levels and fragile […]

Business & Economics

Multiple deposits of scrapped notes allowed till Dec 30: RBI

MUMBAI (TIP): Reserve Bank of India on Thursday clarified that account-holders can make multiple cash deposits in withdrawn currencies till December 30. RBI had on Wednesday reversed an earlier directive requiring banks to question customers […]

Business & Economics

NUSLI WADIA VOTED OUT FROM POSITION AS A TATA MOTORS DIRECTOR

NEW DELHI (TIP): Nusli Wadia was voted out of his position as an independent director of Tata Motors. More than 70% of Tata Motors shareholders voted in favour of the resolution to remove Wadia, The […]

Asia

China tycoon Cao Dewang moves jobs to US, citing high taxes at home

SHANGHAI (TIP): A Chinese auto glass tycoon has caused a stir by shifting part of his empire to the United States and setting up a factory in Ohio, citing high taxes and soaring labour costs […]

Sports News

Indian eves clinch bronze in U-18 hockey Asia Cup

BANGKOK (TIP): Sangita Kumari scored twice as India blanked Korea 3-0 to clinch a bronze medal in the 4th Women’s Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament on December 22. Sangita scored in the 55th and 58th […]

Sports News

Ashwin rewarded with wages of spin

CHENNAI (TIP): It was late August and R Ashwin was playing a T20 game against West Indies in Florida. On a small ground, the Indian bowlers had conceded 245, with Ashwin finishing with 2-39 off […]

Sports News

Paes-Bhupathi rollercoaster part II?

PUNE (TIP): The scintillating partnership that took Indian tennis to dizzying heights is set to return in a new avatar as Mahesh Bhupathi was on Thursday appointed the non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team […]

Indian Americans

Indiaspora Gala to celebrate ‘Fab Five’ Indian-Americans

WASHINGTON (TIP): USIBC and Indiaspora will host a Leadership Conference and Gala January 3 at Washington, DC to celebrate the “Fab Five” Indian-Americans who were recently elected / re-elected to the US House and Senate, […]

Najeeb Jung, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor, in a surprise move, submitted his resignation. Photo courtesy of PTI
India

Najeeb Jung Quits as Delhi Lieutenant Governor: Political Circlesare Surprised

NEW DELHI (TIP): New Delhi could not have a more surprising news than the one that Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, with 18 months left in his tenure, saying he wants […]

Ashwin, currently the topranked Test bowler, had picked up 48 wickets and scored 336 runs in eight Tests during the ICC's voting period from September 2015 to 2016
India

Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year, Test Player of the Year

NEW DELHI (TIP): India off-spinner R Ashwin has claimed the top ICC awards for 2015-16, having been named the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the Test Cricketer of the Year. Ashwin is the third […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

ISIS social-media channels distributed a holiday attack list of churches in the US

NEW YORK (TIP): The Islamic State published the names and addresses of thousands of churches in the United States and called on its adherents to attack them during the holiday season, according to a message […]

Lighting of the Menorah at the Hanukkah celebrations at Ambassador Sarna's Residence. Ambassador of Israel Ron Dermer (seen in the foreground) and Ambassador of India Navtej Sarna lighting the Menorah.
Indian Americans

Embassy of India Celebrates Hanukkah

WASHINGTON (TIP): Embassy of India organized celebration of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah at Indian Ambassador Navtej Sarna‘s residence on December 19, 2016. The event was attended by around 200 guests including leading members of […]

A lamp was lighted to inaugurate the kick off at the Indian Consulate. Seen in the picture, from L to R: The Indian Panorama EditorProf. Indrajit Saluja, Mrs. Purnima Desai, Vice Chair,Hindi Sangam Foundation,L. T. Ngaithe, Head of Chancery at the Indian Consulate who presided over the kick off,Padma Bhushan Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the conference, Ashok Ojha, chief coordinator and president of Hindi Sangam Foundation,Dr. Bijoy Mehta, Chairman, Hindi Sangam Foundation
India

The Fourth International Hindi Conference at Vishakhapatnam kicked off in New York

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): More than two hundred Hindi scholars and professionals from around the world will participate in the three-day Hindi conference scheduled to be held from January 6 to 8, 2017 in Vishakhapatnam, […]

India

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Redefining Engagement with Indian Diaspora

“I personally extend my warm greetings to you. Please do come. This day is being celebrated in your honor. This day is dedicated to overseas Indians who, through heroic achievements, have made a mark in […]

Savita Vaidhyanathan became first Indian-American mayor of Cupertino
Indian Americans

Cupertino selects Savita Vaidhyanathan as first Mayor of Indian origin

CUPERTINO, CA (TIP): Savita Vaidhyanathan became first Indian-American mayor of Cupertino. She took over for Barry Chang during a Dec. 8 public hearing. Vaidhyanathan is also the first woman mayor of the city since Kris […]

Indian Americans

Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Frank Islam & Debbie Driesman Foundation started by Indian-Ameican Frank Islam and his wife, Debbie Driesman, will partner with Alfred Friendly Press Partners (AFPP) to fund a fellowship for a mid-career journalist […]