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World

China keeps diplomats out of espionage trial of Australian blogger Yang Hengjun

Beijing (TIP): Australia‘s ambassador to China was denied entry to a heavily guarded Beijing court on Thursday that is hearing an espionage case against Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, at a time of worsening ties between […]

World

Germany recognizes colonial killings in Namibia as genocide

Berlin (TIP): Germany has reached an agreement with Namibia that will see it officially recognise as genocide the colonial-era killings of tens of thousands of people and commit to spending a total of 1.1 billion […]

World

Maradona death probe: Judge issues travel ban for seven suspects

Buenos Aires (TIP): An Argentine judge on Thursday imposed an international travel ban on seven health professionals who cared for Diego Maradona in the days before his death. Judge Orlando Diaz issued the order after […]

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World

EU challenges TikTok over consumer rights breaches claim

Brussels (TIP): The European Commission said on Friday it has given one month to the Chinese-owned video app TikTok to answer complaints from an European consumers group over its commercial practices. The EU‘s executive arm […]

Asia

Plague of ravenous, destructive mice tormenting Australians

Bogan Gate (Australia) (TIP) : At night, the floors of sheds vanish beneath carpets of scampering mice. Ceilings come alive with the sounds of scratching. One family blamed mice chewing electrical wires for their house […]

World

Shoot-out after policewoman stabbed in attack in western France

Chapelle-Sur-Erdre (France) (TIP): A man stabbed and badly wounded a policewoman in the town of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre in western France on Friday before he was arrested in a shoot-out, the national gendarmerie force. The assailant […]

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Asia

Pakistan marks 23rd anniversary of 1998 nuclear tests; says credible minimum deterrence established

Islamabad (TIP) : The Pakistan Army on Friday said that the country restored balance of power in the region on this day more than two decades ago by carrying out nuclear tests in response to […]

Asia

Nepal PM Oli calls upon political parties to form all-party govt and hold elections

Kathmandu (TIP): Embattled Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Friday urged all political parties to form an all-party government and hold fresh elections, as he tried to justify the controversial dissolution of the […]

Asia

Pakistan Hindu lawmaker submits bill seeking religious minorities to be referred to as ‘non-Muslims’

Islamabad (TIP): A Hindu lawmaker in Pakistan has submitted a bill in the lower house of Parliament seeking that religious minorities in the country be constitutionally referred to as ‘non-Muslims’ to end the discrimination and […]

Business & Economics

Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 bn

Amazon is going Hollywood. The online shopping giant is buying MGM, the movie and TV studio behind James Bond, ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘Shark Tank’, with the hopes of filling its video streaming service with more […]

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Business & Economics

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO on July 5

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has picked a date to step down as CEO. Bezos, who grew Amazon from an internet bookstore to an online shopping behemoth, said Wednesday that Amazon executive Andy Jassy will take […]

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Business & Economics

Iran bans cryptocurrency mining for 4 months after blackouts

Iran‘s President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday announced a four-month ban on all cryptocurrency mining, a day after his energy minister apologised for unplanned power cuts in major cities. Iranian officials have regularly blamed unlicensed cryptocurrency […]

Business & Economics

PNB scam: Choksi’s immediate repatriation stayed by Dominica court

A Dominica court has put a stay on the repatriation of fugitive Mehul Choksi after Choksi’s legal team in Dominica filed a habeas corpus petition and highlighted that he was denied legal rights and was […]

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Business & Economics

Cost of equity declined in India

The India Cost of Capital Survey 2021 concludes that in line with the falling interest rates, the cost of equity in India has declined since EY’s last cost of capital survey in 2017. The EY-NSE […]

NY/NJ/CT

CONGRESSMAN ADRIANO ESPAILLAT ENDORSES ERIC ADAMS FOR MAYOR

Assembly Member De La Rosa, Council Members Ayala & Feliz also endorse Adams NEW YORK (TIP): Rep. Adriano Espaillat endorsed, May 23, Eric Adams for mayor of New York City, outside the historic United Palace […]

NY/NJ/CT

ASHLEY SHARPTON ENDORSES ERIC ADAMS FOR MAYOR

NEW YORK (TIP):  Prominent activist and community leader Ashley Sharpton, on May 27, endorsed Eric Adams for mayor outside the historic National Action Network headquarters in Harlem. “Eric Adams has been consistent in showing up […]

United States

AAPI and Heartfulness Institute collaborate with Medicover to launch Virtual Covid Education Series for medical professionals, caregivers, and COVID volunteers

CHICAGO (TIP): Continuing its initiatives under COVID-19 care, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and Heartfulness Wellness team invites all healthcare and medical professionals, caregivers, and covid care volunteers across the world for […]

United States

Senate Republicans block Jan. 6 commission in victory for Trump

WASHINGTON (TIP): Senate Republicans blocked legislation Friday, May 28, that would have launched a 9/11-style commission on the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, affirming they want to turn the page on the dark […]

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Business & Economics

Regulating digital media: Tightrope act over privacy, social orderd

The tussle over an individual’s right to privacy vis-a-vis the state’s duty to identify and punish wrongdoers has taken an interesting turn. The management of WhatsApp, the messaging application used by 53 crore Indians, has […]

United States

Indian Americans Founded “Pure Hearts of Georgia” is a support group for families with special needs children

ATLANTA, GA, (TIP): Anandhi Jambunathan watched with much joy as her firstborn Krishiv met his first-year milestones such crawling, walking, and smiling at people. But around 17 months, Anandhi noticed that Krishiv maintained minimal eye contact and […]

NY/NJ/CT

Alert Indian-origin driver stops train from hitting Asian man pushed onto tracks in New York

New York (TIP):  An alert Indian-origin driver stopped his train and saved an Asian man who was pushed onto the tracks in an apparent hate crime incident, according to media reports. Tobin Madathil, 29, noticed […]

NY/NJ/CT

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES PARTNERS AGAINST THE HATE (P.A.T.H.) FORWARD, PROVIDING $3M TO COMBAT HATE CRIMES IN NEW YORK CITY

The de Blasio Administration and the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes (OPHC) to partner with six anchor organizations, launching an innovative, community-based approach to hate crime prevention. NEW YORK (TIP): Mayor Bill de […]

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Editorials

A Summer of Renewal for our Students

OPEN LETTER This year has demanded that all New York City families and students do so many things differently—they’ve had to think differently, learn differently, and connect differently with teachers, peers, and the whole school […]

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Editorials

“Hansel and Gretel breadcrumbs for the Intel Investigation on Covid Origins”

Applaud POTUS Biden – now a Bipartisan Investigation. “I heartily welcome and celebrate President Biden’s command to our intelligence community to investigate the origin of Covid19. Roots are important not only to Alex Haley, but […]

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Politics

Questionnaire

What do you want your local elected officials to pay attention to? Let us know, and we’ll ask them. New York voters have a lot of decisions to make this year. A bunch of local […]