World

World’s biggest uncut diamond sells for $53 million

LONDON (TIP): British jeweller Graff said Tuesday it has purchased the world’s largest uncut diamond — roughly the size of a tennis ball — for $53 million (44.5 million euros). Canadian miner Lucara Diamond sold to Graff […]

World

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

BEIJING (TIP): The Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship+ as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent […]

World

India to roll out red carpet to UK SMEs

LONDON (TIP): India has started to “roll out the red carpet” to UK SMES instead of subjecting them to a barrage of regulations. The move comes as India hopes to ramp up exports from Britain. “Earlier the mindset of […]

Entertainment

MOVIE REVIEW – AMERICAN MADE

CAST: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright DIRECTION: Doug Liman GENRE: Biography DURATION: 1 hour 55 minutes STORY American Made brings the chilling true story of the infamous Barry Seal to the big screen, seen through […]

Entertainment

ACTING HELPED EMMA STONE TO COPE WITH ANXIETY

Oscar winner Emma Stone has revealed that she has been dealing with anxiety since her childhood. The actor, said she had been in therapy for anxiety while she was just seven. “I was a very, very anxious child […]

Entertainment

DEBRA MESSING’S ‘FEMINIST’ REQUEST

Actress Debra Messing had one request when she signed on to ‘Will & Grace’ reboot – that her character must be a feminist. “The only thing that I asked for was that Grace be a feminist. That she have […]

Entertainment

MOVIE REVIEW – HASEENA PARKAR

CAST: Shraddha Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia, Siddhant Kapoor DIRECTION: Apoorva Lakhia GENRE: Biography DURATION: 2 hours 4 minutes STORY This courtroom drama tries to decode the life and criminal activities of India‘s most wanted fugitive – Dawood Ibrahim’s late […]

Entertainment

I CHOSE ‘JUDWAA 2’ TO AVOID BEING TYPECAST, SAYS TAAPSEE PANNU

After starring in movies like ‘Pink’ and ‘Naam Shabana’, working on ‘Judwaa 2’ was nothing less than a picnic for Taapsee Pannu. Pink won the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues, and ‘Naam Shabana’ had Taapsee playing […]

Entertainment

PRIYANKA CHOPRA AMONG TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID TV ACTRESSES IN THE WORLD

Priyanka Chopra is on the top of her game and there is just no stopping her. The actress who has two People’s Choice Awards to her name is now among the top ten of the highest paid television actresses […]

India

JOURNALIST KJ SINGH’S MURDER CASE – Police focus probe on Singh’s former woman colleague

The Special Investigation Team also suspects that a family insider may hold the key to the crime MOHALI (TIP): The Mohali police are now focusing their investigation on the former woman colleague of KJ Singh who had worked with him in […]

India

INDIA FORCE STABILISER IN AFGHANISTAN

NEW DELHI (TIP): “India remains ready to respond to the urgent needs of the Iraqi people for stability, security, political progress and economic reconstruction… were there to be an explicit UN mandate for the purpose. The Government of India […]

India

Army livestreamed 2016 surgical strike to Delhi headquarters, reveals officer

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Indian Army commandos participating in last year’s surgical strike on terrorists’ launchpads in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir livestreamed the entire operation back to army headquarters in Udhampur and Delhi, the officer-in-charge of the operation has revealed. “Yes, we were getting […]

India

Jaya death: Inquiry panel to submit report in three months

CHENNAI (TIP): An inquiry commission, set up by the Tamil Nadu government to probe former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death, will look into the circumstances leading to her hospitalisation last year and subsequent treatment, the government has said. The […]

India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name removed from voter list

LUCKNOW (TIP): Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name has been removed from the voters’ list in Lucknow on the ground of being ”inactive” and ”absent” from his registered address in the city. According to the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) officials here […]

India

Former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal charged with rape, trial begins November 21

PANAJI (TIP): Tejpal, who then ran Tehelka, was accused of rape by a junior colleague in 2013. The charges against him include Sections 376(2)F and 376(2)K, which lay down stricter punishment for a person who uses a position of power or trust to abuse a […]

India

Note ban a disaster, GST poorly conceived: Yashwant Sinha lambasts Modi govt

Contradicting BJP chief Amit Shah’s stand that the economy was sluggish due to ‘technical reasons’, Sinha says it is here to stay and the slowdown in demand has only aggravated the situation NEW DELHI (TIP): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former finance minister […]

Featured

Guest Comment: Repeat and repent — On Obamacare repeal

A second failure by Republicans to replace ‘Obamacare’ exposes incoherence in the party A second concerted push by Republicans in the U.S. Congress to “repeal and replace” the landmark health-care reform law passed by the […]

Featured

As I See It – Why we need bullet trains

By R. Srinivasan Mega projects, like mega mountains, shape the environment around them. “You need vision to think up mega projects, and indomitable will to drive them through. Dubai’s sheikhs have it. They are pumping […]

Featured

The activist and the intellectual

When the moral temperature of a society falls, as it has globally in recent times, activists will arise. “ Activists working with a variety of marginalized groups often believe that scholarship and ‘theory’ is of […]

United States

“Khandaan” Launched

NEW JERSEY (TIP): K.S Aura LLC launched ‘Khandaan’ their first and finest premium quality South Asian grocery brand in the United States. On Friday the 22nd of September, K.S Aura LLC celebrated the launch of […]

United States

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months for Sexting 15-Year-Old

NEW YORK (TIP): Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman and husband of former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison for the sexting case that reopened […]

United States

Ex-Oyster Bay officials face judge on several charges

 WOODBURY (TIP): Former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and several other former town officials accused of corruption appeared before a judge on Wednesday, September 27. Venditto, who had nothing to say as he left […]

United States

Marc Herman Endorsed for Oyster Bay Supervisor

LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): Indian American Voters Forum of Long Island made history when its panel consisting of prominent community leaders interviewed the two leading candidates running for election as Supervisor for the Town of […]

United States

Sushma Swaraj unveils new magazine in New York focused on Indo-US ties

NEW YORK CITY, NY (TIP): India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj unveiled a new magazine ‘US-India Global Review’, published by the New York-based Parikh Foundation for India’s Global Development, at a private meeting, held at […]

United States

Indian Celebrities Sparkle & Shine at SKN HOPE Gala

SOMERSET, NJ (TIP): More than 500 supporters in the fields of business, arts, philanthropy and medicine attended the annual SKN Hope Gala on Friday, Sept 22 evening at the Marigold Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey, […]