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Setback to Climate Action Plans

That Donald Trump‘s skepticism about climate change will adversely impact policies to address global warming became abundantly clear minutes after his swearing-in as U.S. President. The White House website quickly deleted all mention of climate change. […]

Indian Americans

INOC(I) National President Lavika Bhagat Singh Passes away

Indian National Overseas Congress members are grieving nationwide over death of their beloved President Mrs. Lavika Bhagat Singh. Expressing his condolences, the AICC Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi said “She worked hard to spread the […]

India presented a scintillating display of her military might at the 68th Republic Day at Rajpath, New Delhi, January 26, 2017
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India celebrates 68th Republic Day showcases military might, rich cultural diversity

he majestic Rajpath saw a scintillating display of India‘s military might and resplendent cultural diversity as the country celebrated its 68th Republic Day January26, with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al […]

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is being sworn in as the US ambassador to the United Nations by US Vice President Mike Pence, January 25, 2017
Indian Americans

Nikki Haley sworn in as US ambassador to the UN

On January 25, Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was sworn in as US ambassador to the United Nations. Vice President Mike Pence swore in Haley who served as the 116th Governor of South Carolina […]

Archana Verma from Jericho Senior High School, Long Island, New York is third from left.
Education

13 Indian-American Students named Finalists in “Super Bowl of Science”

Thirteen Indian-American students, including one each from New York and New Jersey, were among 40 high school students who were declared finalists Jan. 24 in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the oldest and most prestigious […]

Uttam Dhillon, who served as chief oversight counsel for the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, has been appointed as special assistant to the President.
Indian Americans

Indian-American attorney appointed to key White House post

WASHINGTON(TIP): US President Donald Trump has appointed prominent Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position to assist him on ethics and compliance matters. Dhillon, who served as chief oversight counsel for the […]

HR Shah, Ustad Imrat Khan and Anant Agarwal to receive Padma Shri award from the President of India at a ceremonial function which will be held at Rashtrapati Bhawan
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TV Asia Chairman HR Shah and 2 others from USA among recipients of Padma awards

NEW YORK (TIP): TV Asia Chairman/CEO and prominent Indian American community leader HR Shah was on Wednesday, January 25 named for the Padma Shri, India‘s fourth highest civilian honor in the field of Literature & […]

Consul General of India in New York, Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das hoisting the Indian national flag
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Zest marked celebration of India’s 68th Republic Day at the Consulate General of India, New York

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): The Consulate General of India, New York celebrated India’s 68th Republic day with enthusiasm and patriotic fervor, January 26. The celebrations began in the morning at the Consulate. Consul general of […]

President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the nation on the eve of Republic Day. (Picture courtesy: Twitter/President of India)
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President Mukherjee bats for electoral reforms, demonetization in his address to the Nation

NEW DELHI (TIP): President of Republic of India, in his address to the nation on the eve of Republic Day,on Wednesday, January 25, spoke about the need for simultaneous elections to Parliament and assemblies, saying […]

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PRESIDENTS AREN’T CEOS ~ On the meaning and implications of the country’s first true businessman president

With respect to the best, unlike a president who has spent decades cultivating the hard skills that lend themselves to complex bureaucratic management and quantitative acumen, Trump consistently boasts of shunning hard analysis and expert opinion […]

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the US with Michelle Obama being seen off by his successor Donald J Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump, January 20, 2017
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Redefining Leadership ~ Obama makes way for Trump, and shallowness

America is going through, what historian Arthur M Schlesinger Jr. calls “cycles” in American history, when the tide of action, passion, idealism and reform gives way to seasons of drift, quiescence, hedonism, and cynicism. The cheapness […]

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Modi’s Raisina Dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spelt out the nation’s foreign priorities at the second Raisina Dialogue, an initiative by the current government which it hopes will eventually rival the conclaves in Munich and Singapore (Shangrila Dialogue). For […]

India

INOC, USA expresses strong objection at ‘Modi’ replacing Gandhiji on KVIC calendar

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian National Overseas Congress, USA strongly opposes the fact that the Prime Minister has replaced Mahatma Gandhi on the wall calendars and table diaries issued by the Government-owned Khadi Village Industries Commission […]

Ambassador Sarna at the reception at TV Asia. He is flanked by Consul General Riva Ganguly Das (left) and HR Shah, Chairman TV Asia
Indian Americans

Indian American community has come of age, says Ambassador Sarna at FIA-led reception

India‘s new Ambassador to the US Navtej Singh Sarna feels that biggest change in the Indian community in the US is that ‘The community has come of age.’ He said that during a welcomereception hosted […]

India

Air India to start Delhi-DC non-stop flight from July

NEW YORK (TIP): Come July, Washington’s Dulles International airport will become Air India‘s fifth U.S. destination, joining Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK, Newark Liberty and San Francisco. Air India would be the only carrier offering […]

Education

Raghuram Rajan recognized with distinguished service professorship

Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan has been named the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance by University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Another Indian American economist Oeindrila […]

Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will not attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20.
Indian Americans

Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal won’t attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Ms Jayapal said in a statement on Sunday, January15, that she will remain in her Seattle district to “be with constituents who are immigrants and immigrant advocates to hear their stories and concerns, and discuss […]

Amit Kanodia, 49, has been sentenced in Boston by Federal Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, who also imposed a$200,000 fine and 100 hours of community service and ordered the forfeiture of the$242,500 illegal profit he made
Indian Americans

Indian-American Jailed for $1 Million Insider Trading Scheme

An Indian-American man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for a $1 million insider trading scheme involving the failed Apollo Tyres bid to takeover Cooper Tire, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Amit Kanodia, 49, […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Student Wins Big in Literary Contest on Dental Health

NEW YORK(TIP): Arth Patel, an Indian American Student at The UCLA School of Dentistry was the winner of the first annual My Kool Smiles Scholarship Fund essay contest, sponsored by the Benevis Foundation. Arth earned […]

Business & Economics

Indian American Ajit Pai tipped for FCC Chair?

Donald Trump met Ajit Pai fueling speculation about his role in the incoming administration. NEW YORK (TIP): Washington: US presidentelect Donald Trump met Indian-American Ajit Pai, commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, fueling speculation about […]

Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts administering the oath of office to Trump, with wife Melania holding the Bible and the Trump family in attendance
Politics

Inauguration of the 45th President of the US in pictures

On January 20, 2017, the peaceful transfer of American power took place in Washington, DC, as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama passed the office to President-elect Donald J. Trump. Hundreds of […]

Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts administering the oath of office to Trump, with wife Melania holding the Bible and the Trump family in attendance
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Trump takes oath as 45th President of the United States of America

Says he is restoring power back from Washington to people and “Together we will make America Great again”  Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday, January 20, as he was administered […]

Politics

Thousands Attend Women’s March On Washington

Embed from Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of people protesting Donald Trump’s presidency swarmed events in U.S. cities and around the world in a rebuke to an incoming president unlike any seen in modern times. […]