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President-Elect Joe Biden unveils ambitious 1.9 trillion ‘American Rescue Plan’

$1 trillion to assist families needing direct financial support: $1400.00 more to each American $440 billion to emergency funds for small businesses and communities $400 billion for COVID-19 response and increasing vaccine capabilities Outlines plan […]

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President Donald Trump is Impeached

Becomes the first U.S. President in US history to be impeached twice WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time on January 13, charged with “incitement of […]

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Lady Gaga to sing national anthem, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Joe Biden’s inauguration

WILMINGTON, DEL (TIP): Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when he is sworn in […]

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Mohinder Kaur files plaint against Kangana

Bathinda (TIP): Mohinder Kaur of Bahadurgarh Jandian village here, who hit the headlines after Kangana Ranaut tweeted her picture claiming that she was the same “Dadi” who was part of the Shaheen Bagh protest, has […]

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Pro-Trump mob storms and lays a siege of Capitol Hill, 5 die

Joint session certifies Biden win; Hold Trump accountable, demands media ; World leaders horrified WASHINGTON (TIP): In an unprecedented assault on democracy in the US, thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters, on January 6, stormed […]

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US modifies H-1B visa selection process; gives priority to wages, skill level

The next H-1B visa filing season is slated to start on April 1 WASHINGTON (TIP): The outgoing Trump administration on Friday modified the selection process for the H-1B visa, giving priority to salary and skills […]

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Farmers-government talks deadlocked

No Repeal of Laws, says government; Farmers say, Nothing Less I.S. Saluja NEW DELHI (TIP): The January 8 talks between protesting farmers and government of India failed to resolve the ongoing deadlock over three farm […]

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Twitter bans Donald Trump’s account, citing risk of violent incitement

Facebook, Snapchat also suspend Trump’s account WASHINGTON (TIP): Twitter banned President Donald Trump's account citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.” The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against […]

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Threat to kill Punjab Chief Minister, case registered

MOHALI (T I P): Mohali Police have registered a case against an unidentified person who has announced a reward of $ 1 million for killing Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, in a printed poster […]

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Farmers Vow to Take Firm Steps If January 4 talks fail

Threaten to shut all malls and petrol pumps in Haryana I.S. Saluja NEW DELHI (TIP):Continuing with their tactics of delaying acceptance of the demands of farmers to repeal the farm laws enacted in June 2020, […]

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Trump extends freeze on H-1B till March 31; Indian IT professionals to be hit

WASHINGTON(TIP): US President Donald Trump has extended the freeze on the most sought-after H-1B visas by Indian IT professionals, along with other types of foreign work visas and green cards through March 31 to protect […]

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Lawmakers override Trump’s veto for the first time on major military bill

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Senate on Friday, January 1,  joined the House to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a sweeping military policy bill, delivering the first such blow to Trump just weeks before he leaves […]

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Challenges for India’s external engagements in 2021

The dynamics of India’s economic and strategic engagements with the outside world have changed significantly in the last few years, particularly in 2020. This has resulted from the health and economic implications of COVID-19 pandemic […]

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10 economists write to Tomar, seek repeal of farm laws

-Laws ‘Not in best interests of small and marginal farmers’ CHANDIGARH (TIP): As the stand-off between the agitating farmers and the BJP-led central government continued for the third week, top economists from some of the […]

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India’s Supreme Court says farmers have a constitutional right to protest, but urges talks

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on Thursday, December 17,  said farmers have a constitutional right to continue with their “absolutely perfect” protest as long as their dissent against the three controversial agricultural laws does […]

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Republican Senate Majority Leader Acknowledges Biden’s Win

WASHINGTON (TIP): More than a month after the election, top Republicans finally acknowledged Joe Biden as the next U.S. President, a collapse in GOP resistance to the millions of voters who decisively chose the Democrat. […]

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Hope to improve ties under Biden government: Putin

MOSCOW/ NEW YORK  (TIP) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, December 17,  said that he hopes the administration of the incoming U.S. President Joe Biden will work with Russia to resolve disagreements between their countries. […]

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Farmers call for nationwide protest on December 14

New Delhi (TIP): Farmers on Wednesday, Dec 9, rejected government’s proposal over the farm laws and called for a nationwide sit-in protest on December 14. In a press conference, farmer leaders announced a ‘Delhi gherao’ […]

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All 50 US States and DC certify their presidential election results

– Biden projected to win 306 electoral votes, Trump set to win 232 – On Monday,, December 14,  the 538-member Electoral College will meet to take forward the election process. WASHINGTON (TIP): With West Virginia […]

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FDA advisers recommend Pfizer-Bio NTech vaccine

-Biden promises 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office -US reported record number of 3,300 Covid deaths on December 10 WASHINGTON (TIP): A panel of independent medical experts voted on Dec. 10 […]

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Farmers reject government’s latest proposals:  want ‘concrete solutions’

Doors have not been shut for dialogue, they say  NEW DELHI (TIP):  Responding to the renewed appeal by the Union government to the farmer unions to consider their proposal for amendments in the three agriculture […]