Indian American

Indian Origin Tech Executive Charged with COVID-Relief Fraud and Money Laundering

SEATTLE (TIP): A Washington tech executive of Indian origin was taken into custody July 23 and charged with fraudulently seeking over $5.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and laundering the proceeds. Mukund Mohan, […]

Indian American

Indian-American Political Group Announces New Executive Director, commits $10M to Support Community Candidates

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (TIP): Indian-American political organization IMPACT announced July 28 that public interest lawyer Neil Makhija will be its new Executive Director. The group also announced a $10 million commitment to support Indian American candidates nationwide, […]

Indian American

Indian-origin author Avni Doshi on 2020 Booker Prize longlist

The Dubai-based Indian-origin author is among the 13 authors longlisted for her debut novel ‘Burnt Sugar’ LONDON  (TIP): Dubai-based Indian-origin author Avni Doshi is among the 13 authors longlisted for the prestigious 2020 Booker Prize […]

Indian American

Indian American Anil Cheriyan Named Cognizant’s Strategy, Technology EVP

TEANECK, NJ (TIP): Anil Cheriyan, former director of the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services, will join Cognizant  on Aug. 3 to serve as executive vice president of strategy and technology. Cheriyan will oversee the company’s […]

Indian American

Indian Origin former Long Island doctor pleads guilty to conspiring to illegally distribute Oxycodone

NEW YORK (TIP): On July 27, in federal court in Central Islip, Tameshwar Ammar, a former medical doctor in Roslyn, New York, pleaded guilty via teleconference to conspiring to illegally distribute oxycodone. Ammar was indicted […]

Education

Indian-origin politician Pritam Singh appointed Singapore’s first Leader of Opposition in Parliament

‘Singapore’s legislatures have never had formally designated Leaders of the Opposition’ SINGAPORE (TIP): Indian-origin politician Pritam Singh was on Tuesday, July 28,  designated as the Leader of the Opposition in Singapore, the first such appointment […]

Indian American

Indian arrested for stabbing wife to death in Miami

MIAMI, FL (TIP): Philip Mathew (Nevin), 34, of Wixom, Michigan has been arrested and charged in the murder of his Malayalee wife Merin Joy, 26. She was a nurse at Broad Health Coral Springs Hospital. Merin […]

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Indian American John Cyrus Joins HighPoint as IT Strategy, Business Solutions Director

WASHINGTON (TIP): HighPoint,  a provider of IT and digital services for government agencies, announced the addition of John Cyrus as Director of IT Strategy and Business Solutions. Cyrus brings more than 24 years of management and technology experience within […]

Coronavirus

Indian Owned Dallas Textiles Company Creates PPE Division During Pandemic

DALLAS (TIP): More than 35 million (and counting) pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE) have been shipped to hospitals, school districts and government agencies around the country through Nextt Shield, a new division of Dallas-based textiles company Nextt Affiliated, […]

Business & Economics

Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu talks trade and investment with Wisconsin Governor

WASHINGTON  (TIP): Ambassador of India to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on July 29 held a virtual meeting and discussed trade and investment as well as people-to-people relations between […]

Education

Gandhi-King Exchange Act Passed in House Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian American Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) hailed the passage of the Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill, written by the late Congressman John Lewis […]

Frontpage News

Indian American Congressman Introduces Lifesaving Legislation to Curb COVID-19 Surge

WASHINGTON  (TIP): As COVID-19 infections continue to surge across America and nearly 30 states impose public mask-wearing requirements, Indian American Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and over three dozen of their Democratic colleagues in […]

Frontpage News

Should Muslims sacrifice cattle on Eid-al-Adha?

On Friday, July 31, 2020, over a billion and a half Muslims around the world, will be slaughtering millions of goats, camels, and cattle to carry out Abraham’s tradition of sacrificing the symbolic lamb. Is […]

Frontpage News

The ‘Right to return’ and violations of a sacred principle

“Are the NRIs at the mercy of the authorities for a ‘right to return?’ Don’t they deserve a better reception when they arrive home during a crisis such as this? At the minimum, don’t the […]

Coronavirus

World must seek reparation from China

Post-Covid, it’s a fit case for the world to demand reparation, as was done after World War I, at the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919. Articles 231 and 232 made Germany sign and pay for […]

Breaking News

US coronavirus death toll passes 150,000: Johns Hopkins

The country recorded more than 4.38 million total cases. WASHINGTON (TIP): More than 150,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The world’s worst-hit […]

Breaking News

Oxford vaccine shows protection against COVID-19 in monkeys: Study

Preliminary results from this research were used to facilitate the start of clinical trials of the vaccine in humans, the researchers noted LONDON (TIP): A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford in […]

Breaking News

India now has fifth highest COVID-19 fatality count in the world

Health Ministry flags high human cost of herd immunity   NEW DELHI (TIP): In a densely populated country like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic option because this will come at a very high […]

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USCIS took steps to prevent abuse, fraud in employment-based visa programs, Congressmen told

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump administration has taken a series of steps to prevent abuse and fraud in the employment-based visa programs, including H-1B, a top official from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told […]

Breaking News

Trump raises possibility of delaying the election—but that power rests in Congress

Trump also said he would not trust results of an election that included widespread mail voting WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump on Thursday, July 30, raised the possibility of delaying the nation’s November 3 […]

Breaking News

Should Muslims sacrifice cattle on Eid-al-Adha?

Should Muslims sacrifice cattle on Eid-al-Adha?                                             By  Dr. Mike Ghouse   Special article […]

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U.S. records over 1,000 new coronavirus deaths for a second day in a row

Over 142,000 lives have been lost to the virus in the United States over the last five months, the highest in the world. WASHINGTON (TIP): The deaths from the novel coronavirus in the United States […]

Featured

Community Stalwart Peter Bheddah Passes Away – TRIBUTE

HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): Mr. Peter Bheddah, a community stalwart in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, passed away on July 21. He was 80. A man of charitable disposition and generous […]

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Randhir Jaiswal Assumes Charge as Consul General of India in New York

I.S. Saluja NEW DELHI (TIP): Ambassador Randhir Kumar Jaiswal , on July 19, assumed charge as Consul General of India in New York . He has succeeded Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty  who remained Consul General from […]