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UAE, Singapore shut out fliers from India

New Delhi (TIP): At least nine jurisdictions — the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, France, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Oman — have imposed fresh restrictions on travel to […]

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France’s Covid death toll surpasses 100,000

France : France’s Covid-19 death toll passed the 100,000 mark on Thursday, April 15, and a further jump in intensive care (ICU) admissions was also reported in the past 24 hours, suggesting that the coronavirus […]

Business & Economics

Oil slump deepens as Europe faces pandemic lockdowns

Oil prices fell on Friday, extending losses for a sixth day as a new wave of COVID-19 infections wash across Europe, spurring new lockdowns and dampening hopes for a recovery in demand for fuels anytime […]


Global Covid-19 caseload tops 121.7 mn

In its latest update on Friday, March 19, morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 121,714,255 and 2,689,898, respectively. The US […]

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Global Covid-19 cases top 96.8 mn, toll at 2.07 million

The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 96.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.07 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the […]


Global Covid-19 cases top 52.6mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 52.6 million, while the deaths have surged to 1,291,920, according to the Johns Hopkins University.As of Friday (Nov 13) morning, the total caseload and death toll […]


Lockdowns start to limit Covid-19 spread in Europe

Lockdowns and other restrictions are starting to stem the spread of Covid-19 in some, but not all, European countries, authorities have said, and the continent’s hospitals remain under heavy pressure that is unlikely to ease […]

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 […]


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 […]


Clash of Civilizations

 Islam, more than any other religion, smells apostasy in rejection of its beliefs More than any other religion in our universe, Islam smells apostasy and insult in any rejection of its beliefs, however casual the […]


Global Covid-19 Cases top 48.5mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 48.5 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,231,610, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday (Nov 6) morning, the […]


Dutch PM denounces intolerance as teacher in hiding amid Islam cartoon debate

Amsterdam (TIP): Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday denounced what he called intolerable threats to freedom of expression, after a Rotterdam teacher was forced into hiding following a classroom discussion on the killing of […]


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 […]


Tens of thousands of Muslims protest over Macron remarks after killings in France

Islamabad/Dhaka (TIP): Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday after killings in a French church prompted a vow from President Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on […]


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 […]


“The UN: if it doesn’t exist, we would have to invent it”

Here is a special article on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of the United Nations. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24th October 1945 when the Charter was ratified by China, France, […]

Frontpage News

India Secures UNSC Non-Permanent Membership with Unanimous Support of Asia-Pacific Group

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): In an extremely significant diplomatic victory for India, the Asia-Pacific group of the world body, including Pakistan and China, unanimously endorsed India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security […]


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

IDC Honors Indian Soldiers on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018 in France

NEW YORK(TIP): On the November 11, 2018, the centennial of the Armistice ending World War 1, members of the Indian Diaspora Council International(IDC) led by IDC president Mr. Ashook Ramsaranof New York, USA, participated in […]


Celebration of National “Bastille” Day 2018 in France

NEW YORK (TIP): The Indian Diaspora Council International (IDC) congratulates the people of France on the 229th anniversary of Bastille Day, the La Fête Nationale, commemorating the day in 1789 when crowds stormed the Bastille, […]

United States

President Trump to attend G7 Summit, in part

The two-day meeting will be dominated by the possibility of a trade war – prompted by the US levies of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum WASHINGTON(TIP): After initial dithering, […]


Can the 3 Ms save Iran deal?

By Arun Kumar The Macron-Merkel-May trio hopes to bear upon Trump to keep pact “Besides the Europeans, the looming May 12 deadline also has India worried, as since the end of sanctions, it has greatly […]


UK snaps diplomatic ties with Russia: 23 Russian officials told to leave in a week

British PM May says Moscow behind murderous bid LONDON (TIP): British Prime Minister Theresa May, on March 14, held Russia responsible for the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter as […]


The French Connections

The Macron visit underlined the growing strategic convergence that draws India and France together “The slew of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding signed, the detailed ‘joint statement’ and accompanying ‘vision statements’ on cooperation in […]

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.” […]