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India fares poorly in hunger index

Country has the highest prevalence of ‘wasted children’; even Bangladesh and Pakistan score better NEW YORK (TIP): India has the highest prevalence of wasted children under five years in the world, which reflects acute undernutrition, […]

Opinions

Why India is not the first choice

The state of our infrastructure and logistics is way behind China’s “It is idle to think that global companies will shift out of China to India just on Donald Trump’s say-so. They will do so […]

Other News

Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight […]

Indian Americans

Heartwarming story of Hindu Muslim unity

Manu Shah HOUSTON (TIP): There are plenty of heartwarming stories of Hindu-Muslim unity, but it’ll be hard to top the one that took place in Houston recently. The Indian Muslims Association of Greater Houston (IMAGH) […]

India

World leaders Congratulate Modi: Great things are in store for US-India partnership, says Trump

World leaders on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his landslide victory for a second term in office. Congratulatory messages from various parts of the world poured in. While most of them congratulated him over […]

United States

Melinda Katz ahead of her Rivals in winning Endorsements in Queens DA Race

QUEENS, NY (TIP): Endorsements of political organizations, labor unions and elected officials are sure to help signal to voters what kind of candidate they’ll be casting their ballot for on Tuesday, June 25. Melinda Katz […]

Featured

Religious freedom in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka: A Summary of Religious Freedom concerns in South Asia.

The South Asia working group’s initial report to the International Religious Freedom Round-table “The many millennia old caste systems and the ‘unparalleled social abuse of untouchability (A.J. Toynbee)’ are based on religious doctrines of Brahminical […]

World

Bangladesh ex-PM Zia gets 5-year RI in graft case

Son, tried in absentia, and 4 others jailed for 10 years DHAKA (TIP): Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was, on February8, sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment for corruption, a body blow for the […]

World

ISIS used UK companies to finance terror: Report

LONDON (TIP): The Islamic State terror group has used a network of companies operating out of Wales in the UK to finance terror plots, including the recent attacks in Spain, a media report said on Sunday. In an incident in […]

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 […]

Asia

Bangladesh police arrest key suspect in Dhaka cafe attack

  NEW DELHI (TIP): Police in northwestern Bangladesh have arrested a suspected key supplier of explosives in last year’s attack on a Dhaka cafe that left 20 dead, including 17 foreigners. Police say Sohel Mahfuz was arrested along […]

World

Ten killed and dozens hurt in Bangladesh garment factory blast

DHAKA (TIP): A boiler has exploded at a Bangladeshi garment factory killing 10 people and injuring dozens, fire officials said on July 2, the latest mishap to hit one of the world’s biggest garment producers. The accident happened […]

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Is anjuman mein aap ko aana hai baar, baar…

It was so pleasing to watch beautiful rendition of Urdu poetry through a classical dance by Anupma Shar​d​a, student of guru Purvi Bhatt from Dance School, wearing traditional dress. This song was from1981 Urdu film, […]

Sports News

INDIA MAUL BANGLADESH TO SET UP DREAM FINAL WITH PAKISTAN

India and Pakistan will lock horns on Sunday for the title clash at The Oval. India are seeking to defend their crown while Pakistan, on the other side, are looking to win their first Champions Trophy. BIRMINGHAM (TIP): Rohit Sharma stamped […]

World

Rescuers aid 4,500 homeless after deadly Bangladesh mudslide

DHAKA (TIP): Rescuers recovered the body of a woman from the mass of mud that collapsed onto a village in southeastern Bangladesh, and were searching on Thursday for several more missing after landslides killed at least 141, officials said. […]

Other News

ENGLAND’S JOE ROOT DIGS BANGLADESH’S GRAVE

Joe Root scored 133 not out, Alex Hales made 95 and captain Eoin Morgan 75 not out as hosts England overhauled their target of 306 with 16 balls to spare against Bangladesh, the highest successful run-chase in the history of ICC?Champions Trophy. LONDON (TIP): […]

Asia

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

DHAKA (TIP): Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh on May 29 packing winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour (73mph) after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from low-lying coastal villages. The severe cyclonic storm made landfall on […]

Entertainment

Ekal Sur Ekal Taal – A Splendor of India’s Rural-Tribal Artistry

NEW YORK (TIP): Nine artists from tribal regions of India are currently touring the U.S. for five months as part of a dazzling stage presentation, titled – ‘Ekal Sur, Ekal Taal’ for “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation”. It is a musical splendor […]

Pakistan

CPEC may ignite more India-Pakistan tensions: UN report

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) traversing through PoK might create “geo-political tension” in the region by igniting further tensions between India and Pakistan, a UN report has warned. The report released by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission […]

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 […]

India

IF TRIPLE TALAQ INVALID, SUGGEST WAY OUT: SC

IF TRIPLE TALAQ INVALID, SUGGEST WAY OUT: SC NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on May 11 asked the Centre and Muslim women petitioners who have challenged the validity of triple talaq to suggest a possible way out if the […]

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Asia

Six killed as Bangladesh police raid militant hideout

Six killed as Bangladesh police raid militant hideout DHAKA (TIP): Police in Bangladesh raided a militant hideout on Thursday sparking a clash in which five suspected militants and a fire fighter were killed in blasts that the militants set […]

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Lawyer says justice Karnan in Chennai, moves SC seeking recall of 6-month jail term order NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to consider hearing a petition by Calcutta high court justice CS Karnan seeking a review of his conviction and […]

"The decision to invite BIMSTEC countries, in place of SAARC, to the summit is clearly a decision that relocates India's 'neighborhood first' policy to its east." Picture shows BRICS leaders at 2014 summit (File photo)
Asia

‘Bangladesh relies on BIMSTEC after SAARC failure’

DHAKA (TIP): Bangladesh is hopeful of forging regional cooperation through BIMSTEC after the failure of SAARC, a top aide of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday. “In this context coming together in BIMSTEC is […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina shake hands in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, June 6, 2015.
Asia

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina rejects Mamata’s plan, wants only Teesta

NEW DELHI (TIP): Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina signed off her hugely successful India visit on Monday with a restructured strategic relationship with India, but rejected Mamata Banerjee’s proposal for sharing rivers other than the Teesta. […]