Business & Economics

Air India Washington-Delhi Service from July 7

Only Airline to offer Nonstop Flights from Washington, D.C., to Delhi, Service Will be Three Times a Week on Boeing 777 NEW YORK (TIP): Air India announced that it is increasing its services to India […]

Indra Nooyi, Fareed Zakaria among Ellis Island Honor recipients
Indian Americans

Indra Nooyi and Fareed Zakaria named recipients of Ellis Island Medal of Honor

NEW YORK (TIP): Six Indian-Americans have been named recipients of prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor 2017- the highest civilian award in the US for immigrants. Among 88 recipients, the six Indian- Americans are – […]

Ambassador Verma will help support Georgetown's India Initiative
India

Indian American Former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma joins SFS as Centennial Fellow

GEORGRTOWN (TIP): Former US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has joined Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service as SFS Centennial Fellow, the University announced. The Centennial Fellows program at the School of Foreign Service […]

Indian Americans

Indian American tech executive indicted for H-1B visa fraud

FREMONT, CA (TIP): Two Bay Area tech executives, Including an Indian American CEO of an employment firm based in Fremont with an office in India, are accused of filing false visa documents through a staffing […]

Sreerama is a highly respected engineer with 28 years of experience managing multi-million-dollar capital projects across the U.S. and abroad
Indian Americans

Indian American engineer to head Houston’s Public Works Department

HOUSTON, TX (TIP): Houston Mayor Mayor Sylvester Turner has nominated Veteran Indian American engineer Karun Sreerama to head the Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE). Sreerama is a highly respected engineer with 28 […]

Brain Bee founder Norbert Myslinski, PhD, associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, presents a trophy to 2017 USA champion Sojas Wagle
Education

Indian American students win top three spots at USA Brain Bee Championship

MARYLAND (TIP): Indian American students sweep top three spots at USA Brain Bee Championship hosted by the University of Maryland. The winner of the competition, which took place March 17 through March 19, is Sojas […]

Asia

Pak court asks govt to explain detention of Hafiz Saeed

LAHORE (TIP): A Pakistani court has asked the government to explain under what authority it has detained Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed “without a trial”. A Lahore high court’s two-judge bench headed by justice Syed Kazim […]

Pakistan

Facebook blocks 85% ‘blasphemous’ content in Pakistan, Islamabad high court still unhappy

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Facebook has removed 85 percent of content considered insulting to Islam, but the high court in Pakistan’s capital is unhappy because there’s still “carpet bombing and drone attacks going on at our ideological […]

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp
Asia

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare […]

Afghanistan women swim against threats for Olympic dream
Asia

Afghanistan women swim against threats for Olympic dream

KABUL (TIP): There are 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one that welcomes girls — and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory […]

4 women die as ferry sinks in Bangladesh river
Asia

4 women die as ferry sinks in Bangladesh river, 18 missing

DHAKA (TIP): At least four people died and several remained missing after a ferry carrying about 80 passengers capsized on March 28 in Bangladesh‘s Panguchi River, police said. Rescuers recovered the bodies of four female […]

Trump to host Xi
Asia

Trump to host Xi in Florida in first meeting

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump will host his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on April 6-7 next week at his Mara-a-Lago resort in Florida, the White House announced March 30. The engagement — the first […]

Asia

China sets rules on beards, veils to fight extremism

BEIJING (TIP): China will step up a campaign against religious extremism in the far western region of Xinjiang on March 25 by implementing measures, including prohibiting “abnormal” beards, the wearing of veils in public places […]

Europe

Paris exhibition explores racism amid tensions in France

PARIS (TIP): A UNESCO-backed Paris exhibition exploring the psychology behind racism aims to shed light on why racist acts in France are on the rise, and to educate against prejudice. “We and the Others, Prejudices […]

Britain targets legal certainty with plan to convert EU law after Brexit
Europe

Britain targets legal certainty with plan to convert EU law after Brexit

LONDON (TIP): The British government set out on Thursday how it will handle the mammoth task of converting European Union laws into domestic legislation in preparation for its exit from the bloc, seeking to ease […]

Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials
Middle East

Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials

BAGHDAD (TIP): A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials. The bomber detonated the vehicle, an oil tanker laden […]

Park Geun-Hye arrested
Asia

South Korea’s ousted leader Park Geun-Hye arrested

SEOUL (TIP): South Korea‘s ousted president Park Geun-Hye arrived at a detention centre near Seoul early March 31 after being arrested over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. The Seoul […]

Several hurt in clashes at Turkey's Brussels consulate
Middle East

Several hurt in clashes at Turkey’s Brussels consulate

BRUSSELS (TIP): Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country’s consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said. Belgian Prime Minister Charles […]

File photo of a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Tashkent
Asia

Why China is pressuring India to join OBOR meeting

BEIJING (TIP): China is putting pressure on India to participate in an international conference on its One Belt, One Road or Silk Road programme next May after realizing that showcasing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) […]

India

Centre accords Z+ VVIP security to UP CM Adityanath

New Delhi (TIP): The Centre has accorded the top category ‘Z+’ VVIP armed security cover to newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The cover will be provided by a special commando team of the […]

India

EC asks analysts not to predict winning margins, seat shares

NEW DELHI (TIP): Political analysts must not predict figures — such as winning margins or the number of seats a party is likely to win — in their comments during polls, the Election Commission announced […]

India

Recover Rs 97 cr from AAP for ads: LG tells CS

NEW DELHI (TIP): In a setback to the Kejriwal dispensation, Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed that Rs 97 crore be recoverd from AAP that was allegedly “splurged” by the city government on advertisements in […]

India

STRATEGIC PUSH: INDIA TO CONNECT TAWANG IN ARUNACHAL WITH RAIL NETWORK

NEW DELHI (TIP): Giving strategic interests a further push, the Centre is exploring feasibility to connect Sino-India border district Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh with the railway network. The Centre has asked Minister of State for […]

India

NO SUMMER BREAK, 19 JUDGES TO HEAR CASES ON TRIPLE TALAQ, WHATSAPP PRIVACY

NEW DEIHI (TIP): It will be a long working summer for the country’s top judges. For the first time in the Supreme Court’s history, three constitution benches of five judges each will sit during the […]

Stay away from sites of encounters #Kashmir
India

Stay away from sites of encounters, Kashmir youths told

J&K top cop says bullets don’t see who they hit WhatsApp groups with Pak admins entice stone pelting, mislead Kashmir youth: DGP SRINAGAR (TIP): Stating that civilians who march towards the encounter sites were “committing […]