India

Only Kovind, Meira left in the fray

NEW DELHI (TIP): NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind and Opposition candidate Meira Kumar are the only two contestants in the race for the President’s post, with the nomination of around 90-plus other hopefuls being rejected today on the day […]

India

VICE-PRESIDENT ELECTION, RESULT ON AUGUST 5

NEW DELHI (TIP): With incumbent Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s term ending on August 10, the Election Commission today announced the election to the post on August 5 and the counting of votes the same day. Members of both the Houses […]

India

1984 riots hearing to continue on convict Capt Bhagmal’s bail plea

NEW DELHI (TIP): The hearing will continue on the bail plea filed by 1984 anti-Sikh riots convict retired naval officer Captain Bhagmal, who was held guilty in a case relating to the murder of a family of five […]

India

KILLING PEOPLE IN NAME OF PROTECTING COWS UNACCEPTABLE, SAYS PM MODI

AHMEDABAD (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the killing of people by cow vigilantes is unacceptable; hours later, a man was killed in Jharkhand for allegedly carrying beef and his van was set on fire. […]

India

After Israel, PM heads to Germany for G20

NEW DELHI (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head to Hamburg, Germany, to attend the G20 Summit after wrapping up his highly-anticipated Israel visit next week. The Prime Minister will be in Israel from July 4 to 6 and then […]

India

INDIANS’ MONEY IN SWISS BANKS HIT RECORD LOW OF 676 MILLION FRANCS

ZURICH/NEW DELHI (TIP): Money parked by Indians in Switzerland’s banks nearly halved to 676 Swiss francs (about Rs 4,500 crore) in 2016 to hit a record low amid a continuing clampdown on the suspected black money stashed behind their famed […]

India

Mallya never intended to repay loans CBI

NEW DELHI (TIP): Liquor baron Vijay Mallya never intended to repay the loans he took for Kingfisher Airlines, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) claimed in its supplementary charge sheet,which it filed against the embattled businessman and 10 others earlier this month. In the […]

India

CHINA REFERS TO 1962, ASKS INDIA TO LEARN LESSONS

NEW DELHI (TIP): Beijing on July 29 hardened its stance on the standoff with Indian troops, with the Chinese foreign ministry asking India to withdraw its troops from the Donglong area in Sikkim sector as a precondition for a “meaningful […]

India

Indo-China border tension intensifies

Both sides are not willing to budge from their positions. Flag meetings between the rival commanders have not worked. India has made it clear that it will not allow China to construct a motorable road till the tri-junction through the Bhutanese territory […]

United States

Donald Trump to press South Korea leader on trade as North Korea looms

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump will press South Korean President Moon Jae-in to solve trade differences over cars and steel in meetings in Washington focusing on the nuclear threat from North Korea. Concerns about the US military’s THAAD missile defense […]

United States

Indian American wanted in Houston area murder arrested near Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO (TIP):  A murder suspect wanted in League City, Texas was arrested at the Border Patrol checkpoint in between Las Cruces and Hatch, according to the League City Police Department. Sayantan Ghose, […]

Other News

Texas’s Illegal Execution Drugs from India have Expired Plans to buy more

DALLAS (TIP): Three states spent more than $75,000 to buy a banned execution drug from India. The FDA blocked the shipments, a court fight ensued, and last month the drugs expired. Three-thousand vials of a […]

Other News

Texas A&M wins Energy grant to build power grid in India

DALLAS (TIP): Texas A&M University has won a U.S. Department of Energy grant to help India improve its electrical power grid and add energy storage capacity. A&M is part of a team of scientists from […]

Education

CanSat 2017 Indian students grab first position in global aerospace competition in Texas

HOUSTON (TIP): Students from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) have emerged as winners at the global aerospace competition CanSat held in Texas. They left behind 39 teams from across the world to […]

Asia

Sino-India border flap: Increasing risk of a spillover

Scrimmages between the Indian and Chinese border troops on YouTube make for an amusing viewing. With rifles strapped securely on their backs, the soldiers carefully calibrate their firmness to ensure it does not deteriorate into […]

Asia

Reining in China – India must collaborate with Japan, US & EU to counter Chinese influence

“It is now time for India to work with Japan, the US and the EU to coordinate their efforts to actively promote alternatives to Chinese economic exploitation in Asia and Africa. Moreover, Russia needs to […]

Other News

A welcome sale – Air India disinvestment

The Centre should sell its entire stake in Air India, even if in stages With the Union Cabinet’s ‘in-principle’ approval for the sale of Air India and five of its subsidiaries, a long-standing demand on […]

Featured

Trump sticks to Obama line on India

Narendra Modi has realized that India will not get a free pass from the dealmaker in the White House. India must make its markets and commercial laws US-friendly to upgrade bilateral ties. Till then, the […]

United States

Nritya Dhara – A dance Journey through the Golden Era of Bollywood Classics

Nartan Rang Dance Academy’s Annual Extravaganza GARDEN CITY, NY (TIP):  On Sunday, June 18th, 2017, the Nartan Rang Dance Academy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan presented its annual dance showcase, Nritya Ranjani (now in its 16th […]

United States

Nassau County Comptroller Maragos Orders Audit of MTA- LIRR Station Operation and Maintenance

MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Commuters across Nassau County are suffering on a daily basis from an endless array of problems with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) including broken rails, derailments, and signal problems causing service delays, […]

United States

MTA in State of Emergency – Cuomo to fund $1B

ALBANY, NY (TIP): Gov. Andrew Cuomo is declaring a “state of emergency” for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to expedite repairs on what he called the “circulatory system” of New York, which he acknowledged Thursday, June […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Night 2017 Celebrated

LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): Indian American Forum on Sunday June 25, 2017, organized an evening of music and dances at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. This program is part of the 2017 […]

United States

Trump’s Travel Ban Returns

President’s executive order targeting travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees went into partial effect on Thursday, June 29 night. WASHINGTON (TIP): President Trump’s controversial executive order went into partial effect on Thursday night for […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Krishna R Urs nominated as US Ambassador to Peru

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American diplomat Krishna R Urs has been nominated as the new US Ambassador to Peru by President Trump. A 31-year veteran of the Foreign Service, Krishna “Kris” R. Urs assumed duties as Deputy […]