Politics

JACK MARTINS ANNOUNCES RUN FOR NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE

MINEOLA, NY (TIP): On the steps of Mineola Village Hall, former Mineola Mayor and State Senator Jack Martins announced, April 26, his candidacy for Nassau County Executive. “For the first hundred years of its existence, […]

Americas

Not Terminating NAFTA, for Now: President Trump

WASHINGTON (TIP): In an apparent reversal of his stated position on NAFTA, U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday, April 26, that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty […]

President Trump (above) will be meeting the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (below) with whom he was impolite in a telephonic conversation in February
Asia

President Trump to meet Australian PM in New York on May 4

Staff Reporter NEW YORK (TIP): Donald Trump comes to New York as President on May 4. It will be his first visit to New York since moving into the White House. The White House Press […]

Baba Ramdev displays Patanjali products (Inset a bottle of rejected Amla juice)
Featured

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Amla juice found unfit for consumption and removed from India’s Defense Canteens

Patanjali products have failed tests earlier, too NEW YORK (TIP): The Economic Times has reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense’s canteen stores department (CSD) has suspended the sale of Patanjali Ayurved’s Amla juice after […]

Education

STEM Update – 24-month OPT extension lawsuit dismissed

WASHINGTON (TIP): Encouraging foreign students who graduate with specialized degrees in the United States, the US administration had allowed them, especially STEM F-1 visa students to avail of the extended 24-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) […]

Education

Missouri State University Announces $5,000 Scholarship for Indian Students

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Missouri State University (MSU) in the US announced $5,000 scholarship for Indian students. The university will grant the scholarship on the basis of GPA scores — the students’ cumulative scores in […]

Since 2010, Attorney General Schneiderman has launched a multi-pronged strategy to tackle New York's constantly evolving heroin and opioid epidemic
United States

NY AG WAGES A WAR AGAINST HEROIN AND OPIOID TRAFFICKERS

New York State Attorney General launches new law enforcement to crack down on violent heroin and Opioid traffickers Schneiderman’s “S.U.R.G.E” Initiative brings together AG’s Organized Crime Task Force and Local and State Law Enforcement to […]

Europe

French elections: At the crossroads

French voters have defied predictions time and again. In 1995, Jacques Chirac, a Gaullist conservative who had been trailing in opinion polls, won the presidency. In 2002, they sent Jean-Marie Le Pen, the far-right, Holocaust-denying […]

Featured

Trump’s first hundred days; Democratic voices have slowed presidential recklessness down

The American presidency remains undoubtedly the most powerful office in the world. The man who sits in the Oval Office can mug anyone of his happiness. The relief, if any, of these first hundred days […]

Triple talaq
Featured

Triple Talaq – myths and misperceptions

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has, in a recent meeting, decided on a code of conduct for divorce. In a major climbdown, it has conceded ground and resolved in favor of “one divorce.” […]

India objects to Pakistan raising Kashmir issue at UN forum
India

India objects to Pakistan raising Kashmir issue at UN forum

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): India has strongly objected to Pakistan raising the Kashmir issue at a UN General Assembly session here, asserting that it is a bilateral matter which should not be brought up in the […]

India

India demands consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISLAMABAD (TIP): India on Tuesday demanded consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for alleged spying. This was conveyed by Indian high commissioner in Islamabad Gautam […]

"The decision to invite BIMSTEC countries, in place of SAARC, to the summit is clearly a decision that relocates India's 'neighborhood first' policy to its east." Picture shows BRICS leaders at 2014 summit (File photo)
Asia

‘Bangladesh relies on BIMSTEC after SAARC failure’

DHAKA (TIP): Bangladesh is hopeful of forging regional cooperation through BIMSTEC after the failure of SAARC, a top aide of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday. “In this context coming together in BIMSTEC is […]

United States

Man fatally shoots boss, kills himself in US

HOUSTON (TIP): An unidentified man shot dead his woman boss before killing himself, leading to chaos in a multi-storey building in the northern part of US city of Dallas, police said. The Dallas police responded […]

In this picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdel Hameed Alyousef holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack
Middle East

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early […]

Asia

Donald Trump: ‘Major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump said on April 27 a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to […]

FBI Director Comey gave details, March 20, on the extent of Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. election, confirming an open FBI investigation into Moscow's alleged interference and refuting President Donald Trump's explosive claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped.
United States

FBI chief Comey tried to shield agency from politics, then shaped an election

WASHINGTON (TIP): The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

French consulate in New York evacuated after bomb threat

NEW YORK (TIP): The French consulate in New York, where thousands of expatriates were registered to cast ballots in their presidential election, was briefly evacuated following a bomb threat, officials said. A suspicious vehicle prompted […]

United States

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Donald Trump

CAPE CANAVERAL (TIP): Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the US record on April 24 for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. The International Space Station’s commander […]

United States

US judge blocks Trump order to restrict funding for ‘sanctuary cities’

SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): A US judge on April 23 blocked President Donald Trump‘s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities, dealing another legal blow to the administration’s efforts to toughen […]

India

INDIA WANTS PAK TO GIVE CERTIFICATE ON JADHAV’S HEALTH

NEW DELHI (TIP): India on April 27 asked Pakistan for a certificate on the health condition of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by a military court in Islamabad after it found him […]

Sahara chief Subrata Roy
Business & Economics

PAY OR GO TO JAIL, SUBRATA TOLD

NEW DELHI (TIP): Embattled Sahara Chief Subrata Roy today appeared before the Supreme Court which extended his parole till June 19 with a warning that failure to pay Rs 1,500 crore, as promised, may again […]

India

Author Meghna Pant Wins Bharat Nirman Award

NEW DELHI (TIP): Meghna Pant, the award-winning author of ‘One & A Half Wife’, was felicitated with the prestigious ‘Bharat Nirman Award’ for her contribution to the field of literature. The award was given to […]

Uttar Pradesh natives Sanjay Singh (right) and Durgesh Pathak (left) had taken over the Punjab unit in early 2015 — as in-charge and co-incharge — almost 18 months before the state polls.
India

‘Outsiders’ Sanjay, Durgesh finally exit Punjab AAP

CHANDIGARH (TIP): It’s been more than six weeks since the Aam Aadmi Party’s disappointing loss in the Punjab assembly elections, but finally a humiliation in the Delhi civic polls became the trigger for Sanjay Singh […]