India

Varun removed as BJP’s star campaigner in UP polls

NEW DELHI (TIP): BJP MP Varun Gandhi is conspicuous by his absence in the Uttar Pradesh polls. His cold war with party chief Amit Shah has left him out of the list of star campaigners […]

Vijay Mallya
Business & Economics

INDIA MAY HAVE TO WAIT LONG TO GET MALLYA BACK

NEW DELHI (TIP): With the UK legal system providing enough safeguards to industrialist Vijay Mallya take advantage of, India may have to wait long to get him extradited. Though India and the UK have a […]

India

Kejriwal sets eyes on three BJP-ruled states

NEW DELHI (TIP): Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of state in charges on Saturday to discuss the party’s national plan post-Punjab and Goa elections. […]

India

With 82 seats, BJP makes gains in BMC polls, finishes 2 short of Shiv Sena’s tally

MUMBAI (TIP): The Shiv Sena on Thursday (February 23) emerged as the largest party in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections with 84 seats, but the BJP, which made massive gains, said it could take […]

India

I DRAW INSPIRATION FROM DONKEYS, MODI COUNTERS ‘CASTEIST’ AKHILESH

LUCKNOW (TIP): Countering Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘donkeys from Gujarat’ jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb 23 (Thursday) said he drew inspiration from the animal. Modi also said the remark reflected Akhilesh’s “casteist” mentality. […]

United States

Donald Trump reverses Barack Obama ban on private prisons

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald Trump‘s administration on Thursday reinstated the use of private prisons for federal inmates, saying commercial prison operators are needed for the correctional system’s “future needs.” Trump’s new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, […]

United States

Donald Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump administration has ended federal protections for transgender students that instructed schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities. Stepping into an emotional national debate, the […]

Ambassador of India to the United States Navtej Sarna highlighted the stellar contributions of Mr. Parasuram and Mr. Unna in the field of journalism
Indian Americans

Embassy of India hosts Memorial ceremony

WASHINGTON (TIP): Embassy of India organized a Memorial ceremony on February 21 to condole the passing away of two stalwarts of India-US journalism: Mr. Warren Unna (former South Asia Bureau Chief of Washington Post and […]

Indian Americans

Hindus concerned about fate of “Hindu Prayer Room” in Iowa’s Grinnell College

IOWA (TIP): Because of significant physical changes and construction projects at Grinnell College Iowa, Hindus are worried about the fate of existing dedicated “Hindu Prayer Room” with 24-hour access. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a […]

Photo courtesy: Snapshot of an interview with Sabrina De Sousa uploaded on Youtube by McClatchyDC
United States

US, EU rift: Trump White House to rescue Indian-origin CIA agent

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump White House is coming to the rescue of a CIA agent of Indian-origin who is being extradited from Portugal to Italy following a conviction for her role in kidnapping an Egyptian […]

McMaster (left) with President Trump
United States

Meet Lt Gen McMaster, Trump’s New National Security Advisor

Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster has been picked to serve as President DonaldTrump’s new national security adviser. The active duty 3-star Army general is expected to have a relatively easy confirmation process, as he is widely […]

Asia

Pakistan on equipment buying spree to fight militancy

Pakistan has expedited efforts to acquire military equipment and weapons to combat militancy as a fresh bout of terror attacks have killed over 100 people. At least three such deals with the US were reported […]

Asia

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy. The impoverished Himalayan nation emerged from a […]

Asia

Bacha bazi: Afghan practice of child sex slavery

Afghanistan is set to criminalise the practice of “bacha bazi”, sexual exploitation of boys, with a slew of stringent punishments laid out for the first time in a revised penal code. The move comes after […]

Asia

Centre clears Rs 5,700-crore hydro project to be set up in Nepal

NEW DELHI (TIP): The government on Feb 22 approved a 900 MW hydro power project to be set up in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal at a cost of Rs 5,723.72 crore. The decision to approve […]

Pakistan

7 dead, 20 injured in bomb attack in Pakistan’s Lahore

LAHORE (TIP): At least seven persons were killed and 20 others injured on Feb 23 in a powerful explosion that ripped through a building in a defence locality in this Pakistani city, the latest in […]

Featured

‘Huge blessing in small virtues’

Sheila Chaman, the one time most admired newsreader on Doordarshan and now a Delhi based freelance journalist sent me, the other day, a piece ‘Huge blessing in small virtues’ by Maj Gen SPS Narang (Retd). […]

"We greatly appreciate the Secretary General's initiative to promptly address the need to enhance coordination of the UN's Counter-Terrorism efforts, "said Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
COUNTER TERRORISM

UN To Create Counter-Terrorism Office; India’s Syed Akbaruddin Welcomes move

India has welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to create a new office for counter-terrorism and stressed the nations should not allow “turf battles” to “hobble” the proposal. “Every day our collective […]

United States

New Yorkers send a clear message – Activists drape Lady Liberty with ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner

NEW YORK (TIP): Activist scaled the Statue of Liberty and unfurled a red and white “Refugees Welcome” banner on Tuesday, just hours after the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its sweeping plan to deport undocumented […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

The terror Frankenstein: ISI-nurtured terror groups have come to haunt Pakistan

With Pakistan on the back foot, the time has come for New Delhi to make use of the aversion for jihadi groups in Pakistan over the Sehwan outrage. A carefully crafted approach to relations with Pakistan […]

Mass #Deportation: How Do You Deport 11 Million People?
Featured

Mass deportations? The Trump Administration goes after immigrants

Despite judicial rebuffs on his ban on immigrants, President DonaldTrump appears to be intent on waging war on the American society’s most vibrant elements: the immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security is reported to have […]

Featured

Media and issues of responsibility

The Indian media display certain defects. These should ideally be addressed and corrected in a democratic manner. But if the media prove incorrigible, harsh measures may be called for. The time has come when some […]

Donald Trump's weird relationship with Russia has been problematic and suspicious from the beginning of his presidential campaign
Asia

THE SUM OF ALL FEARS – THE REAL DONALD TRUMP AND RUSSIA’s PUTIN

The undeserving Donald Trump pretty just keeps on proving to America that his presidency was just going to be a pathetic continuation of his presidential campaign, squashing all hopes that he might suddenly come to […]

Punjab police arrest INLD Leader Abhay Choutala along with other party workers at Shambhu Barrier near Ambala in Haryana on Thursday; and (below) symbolic digging of the SYL Canal by INLD supporters Photo courtesy: HT
Featured

SYL standoff: INLD bid to dig canal foiled; Abhay Chautala, 72 other leaders jailed

PATIALA (TIP): Top leaders of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), including Abhay Chautala, 18 other MLAs and two MPs, were arrested by Punjab Police at Shambhu barrier on the Punjab-Haryana border on Thursday after […]

Sports News

IPL 2017 Player Auction Complete List

Ben Stokes most expensive buy at Rs 14.5 crore, Karn Sharma most expensive Indian for Rs 3.2 crore IPL 2017 Player Auction just got over today in Bengaluru inside the plush hotel rooms for the tenth edition. With […]