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New York State Takes Action to Address School Bus Driver Shortage

ALBANY, NY (TIP):  New York officials are taking immediate steps to tackle a school bus driver shortage statewide. Governor Kathy Hochul announced a multi-agency plan this weekend to address the shortage: The plan includes steps […]

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Fumio Kishida wins vote to become Japan PM

“I felt our democracy is in a crisis. I am determined to make an effort towards making a more open LDP and creating a bright future for Japan” – Fumio Kishida TOKYO (TIP): Former Japanese […]

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All eyes are on West Bengal by-polls

Mamata Banerjee is contesting from Bhabanipur, one of the three constituencies which go to poll KOLKATA (TIP): Polling for the three assembly constituencies of West Bengal began at 7 am on Thursday, September 30.  West […]

Editorials

The White House & Quad

Amid global realignments, India should secure its interests The strategic reverberations of Narendra Modi’s September 24 double bill in Washington will be felt for long — a meeting with US President Joe Biden, followed by […]

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PM Modi did well to commit India to its democratic traditions at UN General Assembly

For the third consecutive year in a row, and his fourth such speech since he was elected in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly, outlining his outlook on India’s place in […]

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Indian Overseas Congress USA stages protest against Modi policies at the United Nations

NEW YORK (TIP): The Indian Overseas Congress, USA, an advocacy organization that promotes democracy, human rights, and equal justice together with its supporters and friends, held a protest rally in front of the United Nations […]

Incredible India

Beautiful Bengal

West Bengal boasts of different ethnicities, cultures, religions, people and languages which add to its beautiful landscapes, forests, coastal beauty as well as its heritage. The beautiful state of West Bengal attracts a significant number […]

Festival

Pitru Paksha Shradh

The full moon time of Bhadrapada and the Pratipada of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month from Amavasya is called Pitru Paksha. In the year 2021, Pitru Paksha will commence from 20th September 2021 (Monday) till […]

Business & Economics

Banks can now sell fraud loans to ARCs

Mumbai (TIP): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday, Sept 24,  allowed banks to sell fraud loan exposures to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs). Banks will now be able to transfer to ARCs loan exposures […]

Business & Economics

Sensex scripts history, crosses 60,000 mark for first time; Nifty nears 18,000

Mumbai (TIP): The BSE Sensex made history on Friday, Sept 24,  by reaching the 60,000 mark for the first time ever as investors continued to accumulate banking, finance and auto stocks despite lacklustre global cues […]

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Business & Economics

ADB slashes India’s GDP growth forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s growth projections for the current financial year by a percentage point to 10%, mainly due to disruptions in economic activity caused by the second wave of the […]

Entertainment

Vanessa Hudgens tells how she got bruised doing pole dance

Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she had Zoom pole dancing lessons during the lockdown, which were “tough” and left her bruised. Hudgens said: “I’ve had multiple hobbies, I’ve definitely leaned into multiple things. At one point […]

Asia

Taliban minister rebukes fighters over misconduct

PESHAWAR (TIP): The Taliban’s new defence minister has issued a rebuke over misconduct by some commanders and fighters following the movement’s victory over the Western-backed government in Afghanistan last month, saying abuses would not be […]

Asia

Nepal’s new foreign min wants friendly ties with India, China

Kathmandu (TIP): Nepal’s newly-appointed Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka said on Wednesday that he would work towards maintaining friendly and balanced relations with India and China and forge national consensus with political parties on matters of […]

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Asia

Taliban expand all-male interim Afghan Cabinet

Kabul (TIP): The Taliban expanded their interim Cabinet by naming more ministers and deputies on Tuesday, but failed to appoint any women, doubling down on a hard-line course despite the international outcry that followed their […]

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Asia

Lanka seeks $100-mn IMF loan to procure Covid vax

 Colombo (TIP): Sri Lanka has decided to ask for a $100 million loan from the IMF to procure 14 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and finance other vaccination programme related costs, it was […]

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Asia

Narayan Khadka appointed Nepal’s new Foreign Minister

Kathmandu (TIP): Senior Nepali Congress leader Narayan Khadka has been appointed Nepal’s new foreign minister. President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Khadka on the recommendation of the government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. Khadka, […]

World

107-year-old Japanese twins certified as world’s oldest

Tokyo (TIP): Two Japanese sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 330 days, the organisation has said. The announcement coincided with Respect for […]

World

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

London (TIP): Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to […]

World

Vaccine certification for travel must meet ‘minimum criteria’, says UK

London (TIP): The UK government has said that Covid-19 vaccine certification from all countries must meet a “minimum criteria” and that it is working with India on a “phased approach” to its international travel norms. […]

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World

China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

Beijing (TIP): China’s central bank on September 24 declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Chinese banks were banned from handling […]

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World

UK to make it illegal for restaurant employers to keep staff tips

London (TIP): The UK government said on September 24 that it will make it illegal for employers to withhold tips from workers under new regulations for the country’s hospitality industry. Most hospitality workers, many of […]

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World

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near Melbourne, tremors rattle southeast Australia

Sydney/Melbourne (TIP): A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Melbourne on september 23, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country’s biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country’s second largest city and sending tremors […]

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History This Week

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Martin Luther King, Jr. September 24 September 24, 1957 – President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the National Guard to enforce racial integration of schools in […]