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Green Card waitlist for Indians is more than 195 years: US senator

WASHINGTON (TIP): The backlog for an Indian national to get permanent residency or Green Card is more than 195 years, a top Republican senator has said, urging his Senate colleagues to come out with a […]

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US maintains ‘tremendous cooperation’ with India on Chinese border aggression: Amb Juster

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump administration has maintained close contact and “tremendous cooperation” with India on the latest Chinese border aggression, America’s top envoy in New Delhi has said, asserting that the last six months have […]

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Rajasthan slugfest: Need for impartial probe into horse-trading allegations

What had initially appeared to be an intra-Congress tussle in Rajasthan has turned into a ‘Congress vs BJP’ slanging match after the emergence of audio clips in which Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is purportedly […]

India

What Sachin Pilot fiasco teaches Congress

“The RSS has powerful ideologues, ideology, and cadre, which fuels and propels the BJP.  Until the Congress party makes an earnest effort to create a new cadre of leadership from the grassroots who are truly […]

India

The BJP’s hegemonic narrative

“Since 2014, the BJP’s stated objective of a Congress-free India has seen attempts to unsettle and unseat Congress governments in several States. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first statements after taking over as the […]

Entertainment

JUSTICE WARRIORS IN DOC FILMS

By Mabel Pais MICHAEL MOORE’S FREE GIFT IN COVID TIMES “I think the BIG CRISES of our time is (that) our minds have been manipulated to give power to ILLUSIONS. We shifted to measuring growth, […]

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MAKING MUSIC IN COVID TIMES

 By Mabel Pais “We have been able to keep our students playing, engaged, learning new concepts, recording, and making music together during Covid-19. We have an amazing faculty who hold our students to high standards […]

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Indian American Professor Venkatesan Guruswami Named 2020 Simons Investigator

NEW YORK (TIP): Venkatesan Guruswami, a Carnegie Mellon University professor of Theoretical Computer Science, has been named a 2020 Simons Investigator by the New York-based Simons Foundation. Venkatesan Guruswami’s research has led to major advances in the […]

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Indian Origin Uttam Dhillon Named Interpol Washington Director

WASHINGTON (TIP): Attorney General William P. Barr announced July 20 that Uttam Dhillon will become INTERPOL Washington Director after Wayne Salzgaber returns to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security following his over two-year detail serving […]

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Indian American CBS reporter Nina Kapur dies in moped accident in New York

NEW YORK (TIP): Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old Indian origin reporter in New York, died after she fell from a moped that had been rented from Revel, a popular moped sharing service. The accident, which a […]

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Indian American Sara Gideon Endorsed by Joe Biden for U.S. Senate

NEW YORK (TIP): Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden announced his endorsement of Sara Gideon in the Maine U.S. Senate race, citing her record of fighting for Mainers by working to […]

Coronavirus

Indian-origin nurse in Singapore conferred with President’s Award

SINGAPORE (TIP):  A 59-year-old Indian-origin nurse in Singapore has been conferred with the President’s Award for Nurses for serving on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kala Narayanasamy was among the five nurses given the […]

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Indian American Sutapa Ghosh Stricklett Named USAID Asia Bureau Assistant Administrator

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald J. Trump has nominated Sutapa Ghosh Stricklett, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Bureau for Asia). Her nomination was sent to […]

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Indian American Scientist Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, Pioneer in Molecular Imaging, Passes Away

NEW YORK (TIP): Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor and chair of radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine and an internationally recognized pioneer in molecular imaging, died July 18 of cancer. He was 57. The Virginia and D.K. […]

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Sikh-American Store Owner Attack: Hate Crime Charge Added against the Attacker

DENVER (TIP): Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has decided to add a hate crime charge against Eric Breemen for attacking Mr. Lakhwant Singh. Moving forward, Breemen will be charged with multiple counts–now including a bias-motivated […]

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Indian-American Puneet Ahluwalia announces PAC for Lt Gov of Virginia race

WASHINGTON (TIP): An Indian-American Republican businessman will run for the powerful office of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and has launched a political action committee for it. Puneet Ahluwalia, 55, in an e-mail to his supporters […]

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174 Indian nationals file lawsuit against presidential proclamation on H-1B

WASHINGTON (TIP): A lawsuit has been filed by a group of 174 Indians, including seven minors, against the recent presidential proclamation on H-1B that would prevent them from entering the US due to the suspension […]

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Seema Verma mishandled millions of dollars in federal contracts: Inspector General

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian origin Seema Verma, Chief of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, violated federal contracting rules by steering millions of taxpayer dollars in contracts that ultimately benefited GOP-aligned communications consultants, according to a report […]

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Faced with Widespread Opposition, US Drops New Visa Rules for International Students

A big relief to students, including those from India NEW YORK (TIP): Facing widespread opposition led by Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the federal government on July 14 abruptly dropped its plans to deport […]

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State Bank of India Country Head Ashwini Tewari given a warm Farewell

Community leaders laud the banker’s stellar contribution NEW YORK (TIP):  “The State Bank of India, which is the leading Indian bank, has been here in New York City since 1968. And then in 1973,  we […]

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Trump says he will soon sign new merit-based immigration act

WASHINGTON (TIP) :  President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 14 said he will soon sign a merit-based immigration act that will also take care of the immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and […]

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Sikh community in US to work for development of Punjab

About 70 eminent Sikh leaders from across the country participated in the virtual meeting with India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu on July 13 WASHINGTON (TIP): The Sikh community in the US vowed […]

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Indian-American Dr Sampat Shivangi Elected Republican Delegate for Florida Convention

NEW YORK (TIP): Prominent Indian American community leader Dr. Sampat Shivangi has been elected as a Republican delegate for the fifth consecutive term to the party’s August convention in Florida that would formally nominate US […]

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Sikh American Naureen Singh to Serve in US Armed Forces

DENVER, CO (TIP): Following in the footsteps of her father Colonel (Ret.) G.B. Singh, Sikh American Naureen Singh will be serving in the armed forces as an officer. Naureen Singh, 26, a community organizer from Colorado […]