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US unemployment applications reach over 26m as many States struggle to deal with the Pandemic

NEW YORK (TIP):  From a record  number of employments to a  record-breaking number of unemployment, the US is facing a grim situation with joblessness. The total number of Americans filing for  unemployment shot up to  […]

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Cuomo says 21% of NYC found infected with coronavirus in random tests

ALBANY, NY (TIP): New York State Governor Cuomo said a shocking 21% of people from the five boroughs of New York City who were tested outside supermarkets were found inflicted with COVID-19. Men slightly outnumbered […]

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Trump Suspends Immigration into U.S. for 60 Days

I.S. Saluja WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. President Donald Trump, April 22,  signed an executive order pausing immigration for 60 days to protect the jobs of Americans laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary suspension […]

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No exponential rise in Covid-19 cases in India

I.S.Saluja NEW DELHI / NEW YORK (TIP): Government of India said , Thursday, April 23 that the rise in coronavirus cases in the country has been more or less linear, not exponential. The country is […]

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Get answers to Economic Impact Payment questions

  WASHINGTON  (TIP): The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment  and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on IRS.gov as more information becomes available. Taxpayers should check the FAQs often […]

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Governor Cuomo Favors Reopening but insists on Wherewithal to do it: Federal Funding and Testing

NEW YORK (TIP): In his Coronavirus briefing, Saturday, April 18, New York State  Governor Andrew  underlined the need for federal funding to the State  in order to reopen the State. Governor Cuomo  said there was […]

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Dance Diplomacy on Battery Dance TV

                                         Dance Diplomacy Jonathan with Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India NY, dancer Pallavi Krishnan of Kerala, India and Samiul Islam Poluck, elocutionist of Dhaka, Bangladesh On Battery Dance TV,  Sunday, April 19, 2020 […]

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Ramadan, everything you always wanted to know

Ramadan is pronounced Ramzan in the Subcontinent, Iran, Turkey, and the Central Asian Republics wherever the Persian linguistic influence exists, elsewhere in the world, it is Ramadan. In the Arabic language, “Z” is “D” in […]

Asia

India’s international response to Covid-19

    By Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji India’s international response to the challenge posed by the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated her global leadership as a reliable first responder to humanitarian crises.   India’s international response to […]

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Indian-American attorney Ravi Batra accuses China of creating COVID-19 in a Lab; Urges Trump to Seek Compensation from China

NEW YORK (TIP): Alleging that coronavirus was genetically-engineered in a Wuhan lab, an Indian-American survivor of the deadly virus has urged President Donald Trump to seek compensation from China, running into trillions of dollars, for […]

Coronavirus

India’s Governance Response to Covid-19

Government of India is acutely aware of the need to balance our central concern about the welfare of our citizens with our global responsibilities.             On April 14, 2020 Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of […]

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Actor and Writer Ranjit Chowdhry dies at 65

 I.S. Saluja MUMBAI/ NEW YORK (TIP): Film, television and theater actor Ranjit Chowdhry passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday, April  15 at the age of 65. Ranjit was the son of Mumbai theatre heavyweight Pearl […]

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OBITUARY

The death of Mr. Avneet Singh  son of Mr Jay Jasbir Singh and Mrs. Lovely  Kaur has sent shock waves in the community in Long Island. Mr. Singh was sick for some time and was […]

Entertainment

ReelAbilities Film Fest NY 2020: A Closer Look

By Mabel Pais The ReelAbilities Film Festival 2020 (RFFNY2020) had its virtual run, March 31 to April 6th. The virtual schedule is available at reelabilities.org/newyork The following are highlights of some of the films screened…. […]

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Indian-American body launches initiative for underprivileged communities in India during Covid-19

The American India Foundation (AIF) said it will use its existing “service delivery platforms” comprising frontline health workers, teachers, community mobilisers and local self-governments to contribute to the COVID-19 preparedness and response and strengthen India’s […]

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11 Indian Citizens infected with Coronavirus die in US, Sixteen more test Positive

NEW YORK  (TIP):  At least 11 Indians have died of COVID-19 in the United States with another 16 testing positive for the infection that has claimed more than 16,000 lives and afflicted more than  460,000 […]

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Indian- Origin Rishi Sunak next in line as UK PM deputy after foreign minister

    Given the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the UK, where the death toll has crossed 6,000, and its impact on frontline ministers, questions around leadership have been increasingly doing the rounds LONDON (TIP): […]

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Indian Origin British Parliamentarian Lisa Nandy is appointed UK Shadow Minister

Lisa Nandy said her first focus will be on the “pressing matter” of Britons stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide lockdown. LONDON (TIP): Indian-origin British parliamentarian Lisa Nandy on Monday promised a constructive […]

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Restarting America

    It may be accepted that waiting to restart all sectors of the economy simultaneously will  unnecessarily keep some sectors shut that actually can be re-engineered to open  without much further delay.   America […]

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You will be missed, Brahm Kanchibhotla

I never ever dreamed of losing my friend and fellow journalist Brahm  Kanchibhotla the way he has been snatched from us. I recall vividly my first meeting with him in New York. Shri  Atal Behari […]

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GET WELL SOON

Some of our friends are tested positive with Coronavirus. Two of them, well known doctors , got infected while performing their sacred duty of saving lives.                                     Dr. Ajay Lodha                                 Dr. Sunil Mehrra      […]

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Coronavirus, my Trojan Horse, which sought to overcome my Walls of Troy

  A COVID-19 Survivor’s Reflections By Ravi Batra  The best that has come out of these three weeks’ “Groundhog Day“ quarantine is: I realize more than ever how much I love, and how dear my […]