Editorials

Eminent Ophthalmologist VK Raju honored by Egyptian Ophthalmology Society

CAIRO (TIP): Dr. VK Raju, an eminent ophthalmologist based in Morgan Town, West Virginia, USA was invited to Cairo by the Egyptian Ophthalmology Society to speak on childhood blindness. He lectured on difficult cataract surgery, […]

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No More 1947; no more 1984; no more 2002; no more 2020

13000 SOS calls made over 4 days of communal violence raging in some parts of Delhi, and no response from 85000 strong Delhi Police force to come to the aid of the victims. The result: […]

Baba Ramdev displays Patanjali products (Inset a bottle of rejected Amla juice)
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Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Amla juice found unfit for consumption and removed from India’s Defense Canteens

Patanjali products have failed tests earlier, too NEW YORK (TIP): The Economic Times has reported that the Indian Ministry of Defense’s canteen stores department (CSD) has suspended the sale of Patanjali Ayurved’s Amla juice after […]

The Parade was led by Guru Granth Sahib (the Holy Book of the Sikhs). The Sikhs regard Shri Guru Granth Sahib as their Living Master. Hence, the priests are always in attendance. Photos/ Baldev-BJ Video-6464037334
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Sikhs Take out an Impressive Parade in New York City

NEW YORK (TIP): Despite some showers, Sikh men, women and children in thousands thronged New York City to participate in the annual Sikh Day Parade, April 22. It is a day of the birth of […]

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A Vaisakhi Soured: Sikh Guru Insulted

What could be more unfortunate than to find the Sikh Gurdwara managers taking to violence in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib! The fight which broke off between two groups at Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society […]

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has proposed a 1.25%municipal tax cut in the budget he presented to the City Council on Monday, March 15.
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Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer proposes municipal tax cut

HOBOKEN, NJ (TIP): Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer introduced on Wednesday, March 15 a municipal budget to the City Council that includes a 1.25% municipal tax cut. “Through hard work and collaboration with the City Council, this […]

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‘Huge blessing in small virtues’

Sheila Chaman, the one time most admired newsreader on Doordarshan and now a Delhi based freelance journalist sent me, the other day, a piece ‘Huge blessing in small virtues’ by Maj Gen SPS Narang (Retd). […]

Politics

Trump’s “Hidden Votes” Surface to make him the 45th President of USA; Hillary Gracefully Concedes

NEW YORK (TIP): Upsetting all polls predicting victory of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, in early hours of Wednesday, November 9, won the Presidential elections with a wide lead over his Democratic opponent. Trump reached the […]

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Republican Hindu Coalition and Donald Trump perfect a Campaign of Misinformation and Hate

As I watched the latest Republican Hindu Coalition TV advertisements on some Indian channels, usually viewed by Indian Americans for India news, I was shocked how the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was being […]

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It is your right and duty to vote

Who wouldn’t like to be a part of the historic 2016 Presidential election?. Remember, each vote counts. And, moreover, we all have our right to vote and, more importantly, it is our duty to vote; […]

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A History making Forever Diwali Stamp

History was created when on October 5, USPS representatives officially unveiled the Diwali Stamp at the Indian Consulate in New York. It took almost seven years for a determined lady to achieve what appeared unachievable […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray (right), enjoy a lighter moment as Waris Ahluwalia (right), Actor, Designer, Model speaks on the occasion Photo/ Jay Mandal/On Assignment
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New York City Mayor Hosts a Diwali Reception at his Official Residence

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): A beautiful evening. A well-dressed gathering to celebrate Diwali at Gracie Mansion, New York City Mayor’s official residence by the waterfront. It was a perfect setting for a great celebration. And the […]

Consul General of India in New York, Riva Ganguly Das (center) addresses mediapersons at the press conference to announce the arrangements for the unveiling of the Diwali Commemorative stamp, September 21. Ranju Batra, Chair of the Diwali Stamp Project is to her left and, to her right is Ravi Batra - Photo/ Vijay Shah
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Diwali Stamp to be Unveiled October 5: Air India announces Raffle for free travel to India

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Almost a decade long struggles to have a US postal stamp to commemorate the best known Indian festival bore fruit in August when the USPS conveyed to Ranju Batra, Chair of […]

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Recalling Mother Teresa’s Grace

Mother Teresa will be canonized on September 4. The world seems to be converging at the Vatican to witness the historic occasion. President Obama has announced the presidential delegation for the ceremony. India, too, is […]

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Diwali Stamp Project Chairperson Ranju Batra announced that the Diwali Stamp will be unveiled on October 5 at the Indian Consulate. Seen in the picture, from L to R: Prof. Indrajit Saluja, Neeta Bhasin, Rajeev Sharma, Vandana Sharma, Regional Manager Air India, Ranju Batra, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Kamlesh Mehta, Consul General Riva Ganguly Das, Pal Dhillon, Ravi Batra, Harpreet Singh Toor, Sudhir Vaishnav, Srujal Parikh -- Photo/ Mohammed Jaffer-SnapsIndia
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US Honors Indian Festival of Lights: Issues Commemorative Diwali Stamp

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): What gift could have been better than the US magnanimously offering a Diwali Commemorative Stamp? The gift hasn’t come easily. It took a seven- year relentless effort by Ranju Batra, Chairperson […]

India's Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar unfurls the Indian National Flag at the Indian Consulate in New York, August 15, 2016. Looking on is Consul General Riva Ganguly Das, to Minister's left. Photo/ Moahmmed Jaffer-SnapsIndia
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Enthusiasm Marks Celebrations of India’s 70th Independence Day

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): The 70th Independence Day of India was celebrated with great enthusiasm with parades, flag hoisting and music concerts at a number of places all over the Tri-State area of New York, […]

A musical evening by music maestro A.R. Rahman on August 15 is the highlight of Independence Day celebrations at the United Nations
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INDIA CELEBRATES 70TH INDEPENDENCE DAY

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): The 70th Independence Day of India is being celebrated with great enthusiasm with parades, flag hoisting and music concerts at a number of places all over the Tri-State area of New York, […]

West Virginia based eminent ophthalmologist and founder of the Eye Foundation of America Dr. VK Raju
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The Eye Foundation of America Founder Dr. V K Raju and Dr. Ahmad Kheirkhah invited to deliver lectures at University of Baroda

NEW YORK (TIP): Dr. VK Raju and Dr. Ahmad Kheirkhahvisited the University of Baroda by invitation. On Sunday, 31st July and 1st of August,2016 they gave lectureson five subjects which included Artificial Cornea; Pandemic of […]

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DEMOCRATS DISPLAY UNITY AND ELAN AT THE CONVENTION

Democratic Convention concluded July 28, with powerful endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the President of USA and an exultant Hillary accepting the nomination.  In sharp contrast with the visible divisions and rancor in the Republican camp […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

MASSACRE AT ORLANDO ~ World Mourns for Victims

ORLANDO, FL (TIP): The world stood shocked and reminded of terrorist attacks in various parts of the world when the news of the worst mass shooting in the history of America broke out. A lone […]

PM Modi greets the gathering as he arrives at the podium to address US Congress. Seen behind him are the US Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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PM Modi delivers a well-rounded address to US Congress

WASHINGTON DC (TIP): When Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a joint sitting of US Congress on Wednesday, June 7, he became the sixth Indian PM to do so. Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, PV Narsimha Rao, […]

Organizers with Pandit Jasraj Ji and Gurudev Manak Muni Ji. (From L to R): K.K. Mehta, Dr. Ajay Lodha, Kanak Golia, Pandit Jasraj Ji, Gurudev Manak Muni Ji
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A Morning of Spiritual Experience with Pandit Jasraj Ji and Gurudev Manak Muni Ji

FLUSHING, NY (TIP): The morning of May 22 brought to the auditorium of Hindu Temple Society in Flushing a large number of people, particularly from Jain community, for a rare spiritual experience. There was music. […]

Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das inaugurating, April 29, the 3rd International Hindi Conference at the Indian Consulate in New York
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Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das inaugurates 3rd International Hindi Conference

NEW YORK (TIP): Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General of India in New York inaugurated the [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]3rd International Hindi Conference[/inlinetweet], America at the Indian Consulate, April 29. Speaking on the occasion, she […]

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Punjab Foodgrain Scam: Grain vanishes from Punjab godowns

MUMBAI (TIP): And now another scam. This time it is foodgrain scam. And it is the Punjab government, a partner of BJP in Punjab and at the center which is involved in a massive scam […]