World

UK actors settle phone hacking claims with tabloid publisher

London (TIP): British television presenter and writer David Walliams and “Doc Martin” star Martin Clunes were among several actors who formally settled damages Thursday with a newspaper publisher over phone hacking claims. Walliams, a judge […]

World

Runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain, top court says

London (TIP): A British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship because she poses […]

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Asia

Malaysia court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals amid outcry

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (TIP): A Malaysian court has allowed a temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals scheduled to be sent back to their strife-torn homeland on Tuesday, after rights groups petitioned to say […]

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Asia

Exim Bank to fund $130 million Maldives project

Maldives (TIP): India Exim Bank will provide funding of $130 million to finance 2,000 Housing units in Maldives. The Exim Bank had exchanged a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Fahi Dhiriulhan Corporation of Maldives for […]

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Asia

Nepal PM won’t step down, will face Parliament: Official

Kathmandu (TIP): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will not resign immediately and implement the Supreme Court‘s verdict against him by facing Parliament that is due to convene within two weeks, an official representing the […]

Asia

Pakistan offers Lanka $15-mn credit line for defence coop

Islamabad (TIP): Pakistan has sought to replicate India’s offer for security and development cooperation with Sri Lanka during its PM Imran Khan’s two-day visit to Colombo. Pakistan offered Sri Lanka a defence line of credit […]

Entertainment

MUSIC MAKERS

WIPA OFFERS AUDITION WORKSHOPS – FREE  “This has not been an easy season for our young musicians as they had to pivot to online lessons and rehearsals. These instrument-specific audition workshops will provide extra support […]

NY/NJ/CT

Governor Cuomo bemoans lack of supply of COVID Vaccine

I.S. Saluja NEW YORK (TIP): “As of today, more than 2.5 million New Yorkers have received a first vaccine dose—about 12.8 percent of the state’s population”, Governor Cuomo said at his press briefing Feb 25. […]

NY/NJ/CT

New coronavirus variant identified in New York: Researchers

Shares similarities with a more transmissible, intractable variant discovered in South Africa NEW YORK (TIP): A new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with a more transmissible and intractable variant discovered in South Africa is […]

India

New Yorkers mourn the death of Punjabi Singer Sardool Sikandar

I.S. Saluja NEW YORK (TIP): The sad demise of popular Punjabi singer Sardool Sikandar on February 24 in India has shocked and saddened millions of his fans across the world.  One of the first to […]

Breaking News

RSS chief advocates ‘Akhand Bharat’

Says “Akhand Bharat possible through Hindu Dharma, but not by force” HYDERABAD (TIP): Advocating the need for ‘Akhand Bharat’ (undivided India), RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday, February 25, said countries such as Pakistan which […]

Breaking News

Biden revokes Trump ban on many green card applicants

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Feb 24, revoked a proclamation from his predecessor that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States. Former President Donald Trump issued the ban last […]

Breaking News

UK judge orders Nirav Modi to be extradited to India

Nirpal Singh Shergill LONDON (TIP): A UK court on Thursday, Feb 25, ruled that fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated […]

NY/NJ/CT

Manhattan District Attorney gets Trump’s tax returns and financial data

NEW YORK (TIP): The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has taken possession of former president Donald Trump‘s tax returns and a wealth of other financial data deemed central to prosecutors’ ongoing criminal case, officials confirmed Thursday, […]

NY/NJ/CT

Meisha Porter to succeed Richard Carranza who is resigning as Chancellor of N.Y.C. School System

NEW YORK (TIP): Richard Carranza, who oversees the nation’s largest schools system, will step down after about three years as chancellor. He will resign in March. The abrupt move comes after disagreements between Mayor Bill […]

United States

Rahul Gandhi to address students of Cornell University on Democracy: Virtual event is open to the Cornell community with NetID

NEW YORK (TIP): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on March 2 will address the students of prestigious Cornell University and interact with them on the subjects of democracy and development, the university said on Thursday, February […]

United States

Judge says NO to Biden’s plan on deportation

HOUSTON (TIP): A federal judge indefinitely banned President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations, AP reports. US District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued […]

United States

Out competing China will be key to national security in decades ahead: Biden’s CIA nominee

WASHINGTON (TIP): Out competing China will be key to America’s national security in the decades ahead, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the CIA has told lawmakers, stressing that Beijing is the “biggest geopolitical test” […]

United States

US report on Khashoggi death expected to single out Saudi crown prince

Riyadh admitted that Khashoggi was killed in a “rogue” extradition operation gone wrong WASHINGTON (TIP): A declassified version of a U.S. intelligence report expected to be released on Thursday, February 25, finds that Saudi Crown […]

United States

U.S. will seek to rejoin UNHRC: Blinken

NEW YORK (TIP): The U.S. will seek re-election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Tuesday, February 23, as he “humbly” asked for the support of UN […]

United States

Whatever vaccine is available, take it: Fauci

WASHINGTON (TIP):  The top US infectious disease expert told NBC on Thursday, Feb 25, a third vaccine becoming available “is nothing but good news” and would help control the pandemic, AP reports. US regulators announced […]

Editorials

China’s lies, damned lies and statistics

China deliberately concealed the extent of the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak during the early days China also kept mum about its casualties after the clash with Indian Army in Galwan Valley Now, after eight […]

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Bail for Disha Ravi

Court stands up for individual’s right to dissent Climate activist Disha Ravi is out on bail in the toolkit case, 10 days after her arrest that had sparked outrage in India and abroad. The 22-year-old […]