United States

FIA Annual General Meeting held: New Executive Committee for 2018 Announced

Srujal Parikh is President and Daxa Amin, Secretary EDISON, NJ (TIP): Federation of Indian Associations NY/NJ/CT held a General Body meeting at Royal Albert’s Palace, December 28th, 2017. In the absence of President Andy Bhatia, […]

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Theater in New York: Broadway & Off-Broadway

JUNK, the Play Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced, has now returned to Broadway with his play JUNK. He had long wanted to write “a very big play about finance” he confesses.  He […]

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Perspective : SHAME, YET AGAIN, ON THE U.S. JUSTICE SYSTEM

Guyanese American’s 30-year unlawful imprisonment a systemic evil “An unjust law is no law at all…Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”- Martin Luther King Jr. The evil and injustice that plague our judicial […]

Featured

As I see It : On the Road to Bankruptcy

Countries ‘benefiting’ from China’s ‘largesse’ will end in a debt burden “Unable to repay its debts to China, Sri Lanka has been forced to convert Chinese investments into equity in Hambantota, giving the Chinese partial […]

World

China Plans to Break Petrodollar Stranglehold

NEW YORK (TIP): Petrodollars have dominated the global energy markets for more than 40 years. But now, China is looking to change that by replacing the word dollars for yuan. Nations, of course, have tried […]

World

China’s visa waiver for 53 countries

NEW YORK (TIP):  The Chinese cities of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei will allow visitors from 53 countries to visit the region, without having to obtain a visa, for a six-day stay. The measure will be […]

Politics

US votes Obama as ‘most admired’ man

WASHINGTON (TIP): For the 10th year in a row, Americans have named former US president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as the man and woman they admire most, according to a recent Gallup poll published […]

United States

Roy Moore Fails to Stop Doug Jones’ Certification as Alabama’s first Democratic Senator in 25 years

WASHINGTON (TIP): An Alabama circuit judge on Thursday, December 28, rejected Republican Roy Moore’s request to halt the certification, arguing the court did not have jurisdiction. Meanwhile, officials from the secretary of state’s office dismissed […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Punjabi Girl’s Suspected Killer Arrested, Arraigned

How many more have to die this way before the Legislature will act? – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas I.S. Saluja MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Nassau County Police announced December 23 that the suspected killer […]

India

41 dead in attack on Shia Cultural Center in Kabul

KABUL (TIP): At least 41 persons were killed when an Islamic State suicide bomber struck a Shiite cultural center in Kabul, December 28 An AFP report says that the attack may have targeted the pro-Iran […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Punjabi Girl’s Suspected Killer Arrested, Arraigned

“How many more have to die this way before the Legislature will act?” asked Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Nassau County Police announced December 23 that the suspected killer of Taranjit […]

Sports News

Vijender confident of ending 2017 on high

JAIPUR (TIP): Ace Indian boxer Vijender Singh on Wednesday exuded confidence of ending the year on a high note as he takes on African champion Ernest Amuzu of Ghana at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here on […]

Sports News

MITHALI, BISHT, HARMANPREET IN ICC TEAMS OF THE YEAR

DUBAI (TIP): India captain Mithali Raj was named in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year while left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone cricketer to find a place in both the ODI and T20 teams of the […]

Sports News

INDIA BEAT SRI LANKA BY 93 RUNS IN F IRST T20

CUTTACK (TIP): India defeated Sri Lanka by a massive 93 runs in the first T20 International, here on December 20. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 87 runs with Yuzvendra Chahal picking four wickets. Earlier, opener KL Rahul’s classy […]

Business & Economics

AMAZON DROPS SALE OF CIRCUMCISION KIT IN UK AFTER COMPLAINT

LONDON (TIP): The British arm of Amazon has dropped sale of a circumcision training kit from its website after concerns were raised. The kit had been offered by a third party seller and offered instructions and instruments that […]

Business & Economics

BITCOIN SINKS 15% IN ASIA

TOKYO (TIP): Bitcoin prices plunged about 15% in Asian trade today before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news that a South Korean exchange had been hacked. The unit, which hit a record $19,500 at the start of the […]

Business & Economics

BANK OF INDIA UNDER RBI LENS OVER NPAs

NEW DELHI (TIP): The RBI has initiated a ‘prompt corrective action’ against Bank of India for mounting bad loans, placing various restrictions on it including issuing of fresh loans and dividend distribution, BoI said today. In a filing […]

Business & Economics

UBER SUFFERS NEW BLOW AS EU COURT RULES IT’S TAXI SERVICE

BRUSSELS (TIP): The EU’s top court ruled on December 20 that Uber is an ordinary transportation company instead of an app and should be regulated as such, in a decision that will be closely watched around the world. The case […]

World

Mosul is a graveyard: Final ISIS battle kills 9,000 civilians

MOSUL (TIP): The price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed was 9,000 to 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the nine-month battle to liberate […]

World

Putin says Russia’s spy agencies prevented 60 terror attacks

MOSCOW (TIP): President Vladimir Putin says Russian security agencies have thwarted 60 terror attacks in the country this year. Russia marked its Day of Employees of State Security Agencies on Wednesday. Speaking to intelligence officers on their professional holiday, Putin said […]

Europe

Key ally of British prime minister resigns amid porn scandal

LONDON (TIP): Key ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to resign on Dec 20 after an investigation concluded he made misleading statements about pornographic images found on a Parliament computer in his office in 2008. Damian Green, who […]

Entertainment

EVA LONGORIA IS EXPECTING FIRST CHILD

Actress Eva Longoria is expecting her first child – a boy – with husband Jose Baston. Longoria, 42, is four months pregnant, her representative told the media. The couple began dating in 2013, got married in May 2016 in […]

Entertainment

‘MAMMA MIA!’ SEQUEL BETTER THAN ORIGINAL: AMANDA SEYFRIED

Actor Amanda Seyfried, who plays the role of Sophie in ‘Mamma Mia!’, has promised fans that the upcoming sequel is going to be better than the original. Seyfried said she too was doubtful when she was approached for a follow-up initially. […]

Entertainment

TAAPSEE PANNU TO SHOOT FINAL SCHEDULE OF ‘SOORMA’ IN SERBIA

Taapsee Pannu cant wait to shoot the “final leg” of her upcoming film ‘Soorma’ in Serbia. The actress said that she is excited to visit a new country. “It’s the final leg of shooting and I am getting to visit […]