RTA Kapur Chishti and Madhoolica Dear President of Indo-American Heritage Museum with Women from the community modeled saris draped in various regional styles
Indian Americans

The Indo-American Heritage Museum’s reveal: “Unstitched -The Art of Sari Draping”

CHICAGO, IL (TIP): The Indo-American Heritage Museum’s  April 23 presentation of “Unstitched: The Art of Sari Draping” at Ashton Place, 341 75th Street, Willowbrook, IL, was a winner on all counts, judging by the audience […]

Wrestler Sakshi Malik
Sports News

Dipa, Sakshi conferred with Padma Shri

NEW DELHI (TIP): Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and wrestler Sakshi Malik on Thursday received the coveted Padma Shri Award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday. Karmakar, hailing from Agartala, […]

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter moves through the Mediterranean Sea in early March. The warship was one of two that fired Tomahawk missiles Thursday, April6 night into Syria, the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president. U.S. Navy via AP
Middle East

America Launches Missile Attack at Syrian Base after Chemical Weapons Attack kills 100

Piqued by Syria‘s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday, April 6 night at a Syrian airfield Two U.S. warships in the […]


Pope to wash feet of inmates at mafia turncoat prison

VATICAN CITY (TIP): Pope Francis will wash the feet of inmates at a prison known for housing mafia turncoats in an Easter week ritual meant to show his willingness to serve. The Paliano prison, located […]


EU to start checks at external borders

BRUSSELS (TIP): Europeans will face systematic checks at the external borders of the EU‘s Schengen border area from Friday under legislation designed to tackle “foreign fighters” returning from Iraq and Syria. “Member States will as […]


Germany cracks down on child marriages

BERLIN (TIP): Germany‘s cabinet on April 5 moved to ban child marriages after the recent mass refugee influx brought in many couples where one or both partners were aged under 18. The new law, set […]


China jittery as Dalai Lama’s visit challenges its diplomatic ‘symbol’

BEIJING (TIP): Chinese foreign ministry said on Thursday that the Dalai Lama visit to Arunachal Pradesh has “fueled tensions” between China and India. “By inviting and approving the Dalai Lama to visit disputed areas between […]

In this picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdel Hameed Alyousef holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack
Middle East

Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

BEIRUT (TIP): The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, “Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye” to their lifeless […]

Business & Economics

GST Council caps cess on demerit goods at 15%

NEW DELHI (TIP): With the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council on Thursday approving the remaining two draft bills- UTGST (Union Territory GST) and SGST (state GST), all the five enabling draft bills stand approved […]



Amy Schumer says she feels sexy despite being what Hollywood calls fat. Slamming the body image standards followed by the film industry, the 35-year-old actress says she feels “strong and healthy” in her skin, regardless […]

Photo courtesy: Snapshot of an interview with Sabrina De Sousa uploaded on Youtube by McClatchyDC
United States

US, EU rift: Trump White House to rescue Indian-origin CIA agent

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Trump White House is coming to the rescue of a CIA agent of Indian-origin who is being extradited from Portugal to Italy following a conviction for her role in kidnapping an Egyptian […]


Pakistan on equipment buying spree to fight militancy

Pakistan has expedited efforts to acquire military equipment and weapons to combat militancy as a fresh bout of terror attacks have killed over 100 people. At least three such deals with the US were reported […]

Mass #Deportation: How Do You Deport 11 Million People?

Mass deportations? The Trump Administration goes after immigrants

Despite judicial rebuffs on his ban on immigrants, President DonaldTrump appears to be intent on waging war on the American society’s most vibrant elements: the immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security is reported to have […]

Punjab police arrest INLD Leader Abhay Choutala along with other party workers at Shambhu Barrier near Ambala in Haryana on Thursday; and (below) symbolic digging of the SYL Canal by INLD supporters Photo courtesy: HT

SYL standoff: INLD bid to dig canal foiled; Abhay Chautala, 72 other leaders jailed

PATIALA (TIP): Top leaders of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), including Abhay Chautala, 18 other MLAs and two MPs, were arrested by Punjab Police at Shambhu barrier on the Punjab-Haryana border on Thursday after […]

Jhumpa Lahiri called on US President to "rescind" travel ban order
Indian Americans


WASHINGTON (TIP): Indian-American authors Jhumpa Lahiri and Anish Kapoor joined scores of other writers to oppose the controversial travel ban by US President Donald Trump, asking him to “rescind” his last month’s executive order. “In […]

Other News

Sasikala’s new identity: Qaidi Number 9234 in Bengaluru Central Prison

We have the family format now firmly consecrated. The Chautalas, the Badals, the Muftis, the Abdullahs, the Gandhis, the Deve Gowdas, the Karunanidhis, the Lalu Yadavs, and many other aberrations have mocked our democratic pretensions. […]

Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami after taking the oath of secrecy administered by governor Vidyasagar Rao during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Chennai on February 16. Photo courtesy PTI

Sasikala’s pick Palaniswami takes over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

CHENNAI (TIP): The political potboiler in Tamil Nadu ended on February 16 with the swearing-in of jailed AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala’s proxy, Edappadi K Palaniswami, as the chief minister. A long-time confidante of former […]

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The government of Karnataka said on Thursday it welcomed a proposal from Apple Inc to begin initial manufacturing operations in the state, in a sign the tech company is slowly moving forward with plans to […]

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You do not have to wander around on Twitter to find its multiple features, as the micro-blogging site has rolled out a new tab called Explore that consolidates Moments, search, trending hashtags and live video […]

Other News

Now, a space radio to track every flight in real time

WASHINGTON (TIP): Researchers have developed a reconfigurable radio that could help air traffic controllers see in real-time the location of every plane in the air – even those flying across oceans. To design and develop […]

Google News

NRI wants his name delinked from Google search, court says no

There is no reason for creation of a separate legal framework under ‘right to be forgotten’ to delink ‘irrelevant information’ from the Internet, Google Inc told Delhi High Court on Thursday. The submission was made […]

Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan to file FIR against Hafiz Saeed

A top official of the Pakistan government said on Wednesday that an FIR would soon be lodged against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, currently in house arrest under an anti-terrorism law. The crackdown on […]


UN report blames Pakistan for delay in resolution of Indus water issues with India

Pakistan has neglected to resolve trans-border water issues and delayed presenting the cases of dispute with India to the Water Commission related to the Indus Waters Treaty, a United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) report said […]


Funding a clean polity: Crony capitalism needs a dirty political arena

“Today, our politics has become so divisive and toxic that any ‘reform’ becomes suspect. There is no ‘JRD’ today who would be able to tell the Prime Minister that he would be funding his political rivals. […]

Indian Union Budget 2017
Business & Economics

An incremental budget: welcome thrust on rural infrastructure

The Union Budget for 2017-18 is in line with the BJP‘s changed political stance of wooing the poor and shedding its “suit-boot-ki-sarkar” image. The Modi government has changed track and turned to the side where […]