United States

Biden reassures US allies in calls with leaders of Japan, South Korea, Australia

NEW YORK (TIP): In their first calls with Joe Biden since the U.S. election, the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia on Thursday reaffirmed plans to form close ties with the president-elect to tackle […]

Opinions

Biden likely to give India more strategic space

Biden has said that he would constitute a united front of the US, its allies and partners to ‘confront China’s abusive behavior and human rights violations’ and ‘place US back at the head of the […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Chef in Australia Feeding Needy during the Pandemic 

MELBOURNE  (TIP): An Indian-origin chef in Australia has been tirelessly working to deliver free food to the homeless and needy people, including international students, ever since the coronavirus pandemic broke out and is now raising funds […]

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World

Australia charges first person under foreign interference law

Sydney (TIP): Australian police said a Melbourne man, who appeared in court on Thursday, was the first person charged with foreign interference under the new legislation introduced in 2018. A federal police statement did not […]

Perspective

The India-U.S. defense partnership is deepening

Blurb The optics around the 2+2 Dialogue in Delhi are defining — the defense ties between the two countries have come of age Sidebar The signing, last week, of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement […]

NY/NJ/CT

VFS Global to provide visa, OCI and passport services for India across US from November

NEW DELH/NEW YORK (TIP): VFS Global on Thursday, Oct 22 said it has been appointed as the exclusive service provider for visa, OCI (overseas citizens of India), passport, renunciation of Indian citizenship, and Global Entry […]

Asia

InstaReM Partners with The ROOT Academy (R66T Academy)

SINGAPORE / LONDON (TIP):  InstaReM, a leading digital cross-border money transfer & payments service provider with presence across Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas, has announced a partnership with The Root Academy (R66T Academy), the […]

United States

Indian Envoy woos Silicon Valley Investors for Next Phase of India’s Development

WASHINGTON (TIP): Describing Silicon Valley as the best regional partner of India in the social innovation arena, India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla expressed hope that more VC funding from Silicon Valley will […]

Indian Americans

Indian-Origin Sikh Man Racially Targeted in Australia

MELBOURNE (TIP): Indian- origin Sikh man running for the city council in Australia has been racially targeted by a man in a truck shouting racial slurs at a life-sized cut-out made from one of his […]

World

Educationist wins Rs157-cr suit in Oz: Was sued for admitting students by unfair means

PERTH(TIP): A Punjabi-origin entrepreneur and educationist has won a major legal case in Australia that allows him to run his institution, Unique International College, besides making him eligible to receive a payment of 26 million […]

Indian Americans

Indian- Origin British Billionaire Plans Clean Energy Project in Australia

CANBERRA(TIP): India-origin British billionaire has launched a $1 billion, one-gigawatt renewable energy plan based in South Australia‘s mid-north that he says will lead the country’s industry transition to more competitive power. Sanjeev Gupta’s energy company Simec […]

Indian Americans

Indian Student, Clicking Selfie, Dies After Falling Off Hill In Australia

MELBOURNE (TIP):  In a tragic incident, a 20-year-old Indian origin student has died after falling off rocks into the ocean from a popular tourist attraction in Western Australia while trying to take a selfie, media […]

Other News

Theater / Films

Socially Relevant Film Festival 2018, NY By Mabel Pais “(This year) we have been able to incorporate films from more (countries) and have been able to hone in on specific social issues in more depth.” […]

World

Upset Hindus urge Australia fightwear firm to withdraw battling Hindu gods rashguards

MELBOURNE (TIP): Upset Hindus are urging Gosford (New South Wales, Australia) based fightwear firm “Raven Fightwear” for immediate withdrawal of “Battle of the Gods – Hanoman v Ganesha” rashguards displaying images of Hindu deities Lord […]

Indian Americans

7,620 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails, highest in Saudi Arabia

Lodged in 86 jails abroad, at least 50 are women NEW DELHI (TIP):  As many as 7,620 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, with the highest number in Saudi Arabia. Of them, at least […]

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Misc

‘Paper marriages’ mushroom, but police await complaint

CHANDIGARH (TIP): It is literally a marriage of convenience. Far away from the infamous phenomenon of abandoned brides that left nearly 30,000 Punjabi women undefended when their NRI grooms deserted them, a cool ‘paper marriage […]

United States

US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

CANBERRA (TIP): The US Pacific Fleet commander said on July 27 he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander […]

Indian Americans

Indian American Golfer Sahith Theegala wins Sahalee Players Championship

SAN JOSE (TIP): Indian American Golfer Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, Calif. birdied the first playoff hole to win the 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), outlasting Min Woo Lee of Australia. The elite amateur championship […]

Sports News

Indians unhappy with Edgbaston practice facility

BIRMINGHAM (TIP): The Indian cricket team was unhappy with the practice facilities at Edgbaston, with both coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli expressing their displeasure to the local authorities. It was India‘s first training day in Birmingham, and they were allocated a practice arena adjacent to […]

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Business & Economics

Adani strikes deal on royalties with Queensland government

MELBOURNE (TIP): Indian conglomerate Adani Group today agreed to pay royalties on coal produced from its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal project in Australia after it struck an agreement with the Queensland government to help the controversy-hit project move forward. […]

Sports News

India maintain top position in ICC Test rankings

DUBAI (TIP): India retained its top position in ICC Test rankings with 123 points—a clear six point lead over second placed South Africa. The Proteas (117 points) have reduced the gap with India to six points while nine points now […]

Sports News

OZ TRIES TO LURE ITS STAR PLAYERS OUT OF IPL

OZ TRIES TO LURE ITS STAR PLAYERS OUT OF IPL SYDNEY: (TIP): Cricket Australia (CA) has made an attempt to lure away its key players from the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) by offering them multi-year central contracts. The […]

Americas

Donald Trump: Not against legal immigration

Donald Trump: Not against legal immigration WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald Trump has said that he wants to stop illegal immigration into the US and called for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India. “I want to […]

President Trump (above) will be meeting the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (below) with whom he was impolite in a telephonic conversation in February
Asia

President Trump to meet Australian PM in New York on May 4

Staff Reporter NEW YORK (TIP): Donald Trump comes to New York as President on May 4. It will be his first visit to New York since moving into the White House. The White House Press […]

Other News

Trump blasts Australian PM, hangs up on him

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump said on Feb 2 that he’s having to make “tough phone calls” to stop countries taking advantage of the US after a diplomatic firestorm over the abrasive nature of […]