World

Undeterred by Facebook news blackout, Australia commits to content law

Sydney (TIP): Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed on Friday to press ahead with laws to force Facebook Inc to pay news outlets for content, saying he had received support from world leaders after the […]

Breaking News

Biden spells out foreign policy but does not indicate who are ‘key partners’

The Biden speech is notable for its stress on democratic values and human rights as guiding principles of American diplomacy. He declared that ‘we must start with diplomacy rooted in America’s most cherished democratic values; […]

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Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

Canberra (TIP): Microsoft said on Wednesday it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bing if Google quits the country. Microsoft […]

Frontpage News

Indian-origin Punjabi taxi driver’s son makes it to Australia T20I team

MELBOURNE (TIP): Teenaged leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha, son of an Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia, has been named in Australia’s T20 squad for the upcoming five-match series in New Zealand. Sangha, who represented Australia at the […]

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Israel extradites sex-crime suspect to Oz after 13 years

Tel Aviv (TIP): A former Australian school principal accused of sexually assaulting students was extradited to Australia on Monday under an order from Israel’s Supreme Court. Malka Leifer has denied the allegations against her. She […]

Sports News

Australia score 215 for 5 after electing to bat in Brisbane Test

Brisbane (TIP): Debutant Washington Sundar got the dangerous Steve Smith with a well-planned dismissal but Marnus Labuschagne upped the ante in the second session with an unbeaten 73 that took Australia to 215 for 5 […]

Sports News

Cummins puts Oz on top in Sydney Test as India dismissed for 244

Sydney (TIP): A relentless Patrick Cummins and a mean Josh Hazlewood dismissed India for 244 after Cheteshwar Pujara’s slowest half-century helped Australia take complete command at tea on the third day of the third Test […]

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More questions over fourth Test after Brisbane lockdown

SYDNEY (TIP): Brisbane went into three days of strict lockdown as the government tries to contain a more contagious variant of Covid-19, raising more doubts about the Gabba hosting next week’s fourth cricket Test between […]

Perspective

GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR & CHURCHILL ARE NEEDED IN 2021

The world has not seen a weapon that without a bomb launched or a bullet fired could devastate economies of all nations on earth in one fell swoop, and render their citizenry dead or fearing […]

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Oz national anthem sees a change after 36 years

Melbourne (TIP):  The lyrics of Australia’s national anthem have been changed by one word for the first time since 1984 to reflect what Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls “the spirit of unity”. The PM on […]

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Sports News

New Zealand has nail-biting win in 1st Test against Pakistan

Mount Maunganui (TIP): New Zealand beat Pakistan by 101 runs in the first cricket Test which ended very late on the fifth day on Wednesday,  Dec 30, achieving their third straight win in three home […]

World

Australia to make Facebook, Google pay news outlets for content

Sydney (TIP): Australia on Dec 9 finalised plans to make Facebook Inc and Google pay its media outlets for news content, a world-first move aimed at protecting independent journalism that has been strongly opposed by […]

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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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.” […]