Canada

Indo – Canadians elated as park in Canada’s Brampton renamed as Shri Bhagavad Gita Park

BRAMPTON (TIP): A park in Brampton in Canada was renamed as Shri Bhagavad Gita Park on Wednesday, according to a Haryana government statement. The park, spread over 3.75 acres, will have sculptures of Lord Krishna […]

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Indo-Canadian Jaspal Singh Ahluwalia only Punjabi contesting Quebec Assembly election

MONTREAL (TIP): A lone Punjabi candidate is contesting the Assembly elections in Quebec, a French-dominant area in Canada. Jaspal Singh Ahluwalia representing Bloc Montreal is in the fray from Vaudreuil seat. The elections are scheduled […]

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Indian-origin man burnt alive in vehicle collision in Edmonton city

EDMONTON (TIP): Gurkirat Singh (42), a transporter in Canada, who belonged to Gajjan Singh Wala village of Faridkot was burnt alive in a collision between two vehicles in Edmonton city of Alberta province on Monday, […]

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Canada Retaliates: Advises citizens to exercisecaution while in India

By Prabhjot Singh OTTAWA (TIP): The Canadian government has advised its citizens to avoid travel to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and areas of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan that are within 10 km […]

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Snowstorm strands motorists, grounds planes in eastern US, Canada

Toronto / Ontario (TIP): A winter snowstorm creeping up the East Coast of the United States into Canada on January 19 was expected to dump more than two feet (60 cm) of snow in some […]

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Canada drops vaccine mandate for its truckers after pressure from industry

Ottawa (TIP): Canada will allow unvaccinated Canadian truckers to cross in from the United States, reversing a decision requiring all truckers to be inoculated against the coronavirus, Canada’s border agency said on January 12. Canadian […]

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Canada Based Sikh dance teacher performs bhangra in freezing cold, gives special message on Covid through a Video

YUKON,CANADA (TIP):  Yet another video of Canada based Sikh dance teacher Gurdeep Pandher performing bhangra in freezing temperature has become an internet sensation.  This time, however, Pandher was not giving bhangra tips, but was spreading […]

Americas

House prosecutors wrap up Impeachment case against former President Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (TIP): House prosecutors concluded two days of emotional arguments in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Thursday, February 11, insisting that the Capitol invaders believed they were acting on “the president’s orders” to stop Joe […]

Americas

More than half of emergency small-business funds went to larger businesses, new data shows

Much of the funds were  used for purposes other than PPP was meant for, which calls for investigation WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump administration has emphasized PPP loans to small firms, but most of the $522 […]

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Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2021

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Internal Revenue Service today, December 2,  announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2021.  The rates will be: Three (3) percent for overpayments [two […]

Americas

A Man of All Seasons : Dr. Ajay Lodha

At ease with all- old, young, men, women . No matter, what the situation, Dr. Lodha was always composed. He knew to be royal, and at the same time, play a commoner. He belonged to […]

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The Global Beat Foundation of USA organized online discussion on the  impact of US Presidential elections on South Asian communities

Dr. Zafar Iqbal in Washington WASHINGTON (TIP): The Global Beat Foundation of USA (TGBF) organized an online discussion on US Presidential elections on 18th October 2020.  Using Zoom technology and Facebook, the overall discussion centered on the […]

Americas

Indian classical music’s greatest voice falls silent

NEW JERSEY (TIP): Mozart, Beethoven, Pavarotti and Jasraj are up there in the skies somewhere, planets all in a cosmos of stars big and small.     Pandit Jasraj died in his New Jersey home on […]

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Indian origin man is Chief Superintendent of Surrey police in Canada

SURREY, CANADA (TIP): Hailing from Rajeana village in Moga district, Sharanjit Singh Gill, popularly known as Shawn Gill, has been promoted as the Chief Superintendent and is now the Senior Operations Officer for the Royal […]

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Indian Origin Sethuraman Panchanathan named Director of National Science Foundation

WASHINGTON (TIP): Arizona State University Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan has been named the 15th director of the National Science Foundation, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 18 after […]

Americas

Trump Administration’s 1 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Most Americans to get  2 installments of $1200.00 checks, based on their income Large part of stimulus money to go  to businesses   WASHINGTON (TIP):  The  proposed  legislation  the details of which remain in flux, […]

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200% rise in invites to Indians for Canadian permanent residency

Canada has emerged as a coveted destination for India’s diaspora NEW YORK(TIP): Indians appear gung-ho about Canada’s Express Entry program which invites top ranked candidates — under the country’s point-based immigration system — to take […]

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Indian American confirmed to key Judicial Post

US Senate confirms Judge Amul Thapar for the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American Judge Amul Thapar to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals. The […]

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Indian-Americans shine at Intel science fair in the US

WASHINGTON (TIP): While four Indian- Americans received top awards in various categories, an Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, alongwith over 20 high […]

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Three Indian writers among Twenty O. Henry Prize winners

NEW YORK (TIP): The O. Henry Prize, fist awarded in 1918, accolades American and Canadian short stories of exceptional merit. The 99th O. Henry Prize winners were announced on May 26, and a group of twenty writers have been credited for […]

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It’s official: The Obamas are Washington homeowners

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle initially decided to stay in Washington once he left the White House so their daughter Sasha could finish high school. Now, their presence in the US capital looks […]

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Trump hails deals worth ‘billions’ with Vietnam

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump talked trade with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a White House visit on May 31 and welcomed the signing of business deals worth billions of dollars and the jobs they would create. […]

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White House communications director resigns amid tensions

WASHINGTON (TIP): A top White House communications staffer has resigned as President Donald Trump considers a major staff overhaul. The departure of Michael Dubke, Trump’s communications director, comes as aides say Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and revelations of […]

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Clinton analyses defeat: ‘Was victim of broad assumption that I was going to win’

WASHINGTON (TIP): Hillary Clinton has blamed her unexpected defeat in the US presidential elections on a variety of factors including Russian meddling, her own party, the FBI, the media and “a very broad assumption that I was going to win”. Clinton, […]

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to revive travel ban

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump‘s administration on Thursday asked the US Supreme Court to revive his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations after it was blocked by lower courts that found it was discriminatory. The administration filed two […]