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Congressman Elijah E. Cummings Dies at 68

WASHINGTON (TIP):  Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who rose to become one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress and a central figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump, died on […]

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Parts of Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan gutted in Fire

HASAN ABDAL, PAKISTAN(TIP):  A fire broke out at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib in the Pakistani city of Hasan Abdal on Wednesday, October 16, Sajjad Azhar, a freelance journalist who has extensively covered the news of […]

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Indian ambassador briefs US lawmakers on situation in Kashmir

WASHINGTON(TIP): India’s ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday, October 16,  briefed lawmakers on the situation in Kashmir and the steps taken to maintain peace after Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was abrogated. […]

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India Gets Second Nobel Laureate in Economics

Indian American MIT Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee Bags the Second Nobel Prize in Economics after Amartya Sen (1998) BOSTON(TIP): India got another Nobel laureate in Economics after Amartya Sen when Indian American MIT economist Abhijit […]


For now, a sense of ease

Modi can derive satisfaction from the fact that despite Chinese actions and Sino-Pakistan collusion, India has successfully ridden the storm of external pressures after the revocation of Article 370. New Delhi can now move ahead […]


Sourav Ganguly to be BCCI president

But politicians, businessmen keep control, too The nomination of Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, to be the next president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) is a welcome development, though the ‘election’ process had […]


India Diaspora Integrated in Modi’s New Style of International Diplomacy

Modi succeeds but Foreign Office and diplomats fail to deliver In Public Relations, P stands for Performance.  R stands for Reporting.   Though Prime Minister Modi performs at his highest levels, his diplomats and bureaucrats are failing […]


NJSO Opens 2019-2020 With Celebration Gala

By Mabel Pais Gala honors Turrell Fund President & CEO Curtland E. Fields Xian Zhang conducts program pairing Holst’s “The Planets”with NASA imagery, Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Hiraeth”with film by Mark DeChiazza Women of Newark Voices […]


NYC Sheen Center’s – Two Remarkable Plays

By Mabel Pais The Sheen Center for Thought And Culture presents two plays: “When It Happens To You” and “Unheard Voices” in October 2019.  When It Happens To You “The first time I held my […]


Why India and the World Need Gandhi

The great leader envisioned a world where every citizen has dignity and prosperity Originally published in New York Times  Upon reaching India in 1959, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked, “To other […]


A Display of Nurtured Relationship between India and the USA Courtesy Indian Americans

The Indian American leadership deserves credit and praise because this single event has transformed USA-India relations to a new high.   It should not be forgotten that the Indian Americans played a key role in the […]


Sandy Desert Barmer

By Yash Goyal Barmer in Rajasthan is a part of the Great Indian Thar Desert surrounded by Jaisalmer in the North, and neighbouring Pakistan on the West side. Barmer’s small railway station Munabao is famous forThar […]

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Indian American tech executive found dead in his car

SANTA CRUZ(TIP): Indian American Tushar Atre, California‘s  Santa Cruz-based tech executive who was kidnapped from his home on Tuesday, October 1, has been found dead inside his BMW car. Santa Cruz county sheriff’s office posted an […]

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Indian American Historian’s Book shortlisted for 2019 Cundill History Prize

NEW YORK(TIP): Indian American Historian Sunil Amrith’s “Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History,” has been shortlisted for the 2019 Cundill History Prize. The Cundill History Prize is a prestigious annual award […]

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Indian Origin Ambassador Richard Verma Discusses Past and Present U.S.-India Ties at Cornell India Law Center’s Inaugural Distinguished Lecture

NEW YORK(TIP): On September 26, 2019, the Cornell India Law Center hosted Ambassador Richard Verma for the center’s inaugural distinguished lecture. Ambassador Verma, who previously served as the US Ambassador to India (2014-2017), gave a […]

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Indian American Rajeev D. Majumdar Sworn-in as President of Washington State Bar Association

SEATTLE, WA(TIP): Indian origin Rajeev D. Majumdar has been sworn in as President of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) on Sept 26. Washington Supreme Court Justice Steven C. González administered the oath of office […]

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Indian American Physician Charged in one of the largest health care fraud schemes

PHILADELPHIA (TIP): The Justice Department announced Sept 26 a coordinated health care fraud enforcement action across seven federal districts in the Northeastern United States, involving more than $800 million in loss and the distribution of […]

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Indian American Doctors Indicted for Kickback Conspiracy

HOUSTON(TIP): Two Indian doctors from Northeast Ohio and two drug company salesmen were indicted in federal court for their roles in a kickback conspiracy in which the doctors allegedly received money and other things of […]

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Indian American Dr Jame Abraham Appointed Department Chair of Hematology/Medical Oncology at Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND(TIP): Jame Abraham, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been appointed the new chair of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic. In this capacity, he will recruit and develop staff, and guide the department’s focus on patient […]

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Indian Americans in Philadelphia charged with murder of Another Indian

PHILADELPHIA(TIP): The Philadelphia Police arrested two Indian origin suspects following a Sept 25 night shooting in the Castor section of Northeast Philadelphia that left another Indian man dead. Authorities say 34-year-old Prince Kunjappan-Joy and 51-year-old […]


150 Trees Planted at SUNY Gandhi Peace Garden in Commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary

LONG ISLAND , NEW YORK(TIP): Plantation Ceremony of 150 trees at Gandhi Peace Garden at the State University of New York Old Westbury Campus took place on Oct 1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi  had earlier on […]

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Impeachment fight escalates as Trump calls upon China to investigate Bidens

WASHINGTON(TIP):   President Donald Trump on Thursday, October 3  called on China  to probe former Vice President Joe Biden, further escalating the impeachment fight. “China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump said in remarks […]