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Reforming the UN system after Covid-19

The current global crisis demands global leadership. This is a major opportunity for India, together with a coalition of member-states whose national aspirations in a post-Covid19 world depend on effective international cooperation, to rise to […]

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Migrant crisis may help plan viable roadmap

“Since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India and the world have seen on TV channels disturbing pictures of thousands of migrant workers — including women and children — walking […]

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Indian American Vrinda Marwah Earns Prestigious Mellon/ACLS Fellowships

AUSTIN, TX (TIP): Vrinda Marwa, a Doctoral Candidate of Sociology at University of Texas at Austin is among the winners of the 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowships. The prestigious fellowships support […]

Education

Indian Origin Nobel Laurate Venki Ramakrishnan Elected to American Philosophical Society

NEW YORK (TIP): Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist of Indian origin,is among 34 new members recently elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS), the nation’s oldest scholarly organization. Ramakrishnan has been inducted into APS’ biological […]

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Indian American Physician Sudheer S Chauhan Succumbs to Deadly Corona Virus

NEW YORK (TIP): Dr. Sudheer S Chauhan, a kindhearted physician of Indian Origin, who had dedicated his life at the service of his thousands of patients in the New York region, succumbed to the deadly […]

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Indian American Qazi Javed Appointed to Texas Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council

HOUSTON (TIP): Texas Governor Greg Abbott last month has appointed Indian American psychiatrist Qazi Javed to the Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Advisory Council for terms set to expire on August 31, 2021. The council advises […]

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Indian-origin South Africans’ ‘musical’ initiative to fight coronavirus blues becomes global hit

JOHANNESBURG(TIP): The ‘SA Musicians against COVID-19’ project helps artists to showcase their talent in Indian music and song, sometimes accompanied by dance as well. The project was started by Johannesburg residents—Lexy Shunmoogam, Chitra Perumal, Kreasan […]

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T. S. Tirumurti Assumes Charge as India’s New Permanent Representative to UN

NEW YORK (TIP): Ambassador T S Tirumurti, India’s new Permanent Representative to the UN, presented his credentials virtually May 20 as he assumed charge as the Ambassador. He succeeds Syed Akbaruddin, who is set to […]

Breaking News

More than 43 Million file for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (TIP): More than 4 million U.S. workers filed for jobless benefits last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, May 21. That brings the total number of people applying for aid to more than 43 […]

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Trump says he won’t close the country if second wave of coronavirus hits

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald Trump said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said […]

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Cuomo bars summer school in N.Y. amid spike in coronavirus-linked illness afflicting kids

NEW YORK (TIP): Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday, May 21 that summer school isn’t happening in New York. It is “still too early”, he said, to say if students will be allowed back into their classrooms […]

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80 reported dead as Cyclone Amphan Ravages West Bengal

PM Modi arrives in Kolkata for aerial survey of damage KOLKATA (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in West Bengal to take stock of the damage due to Cyclone Amphan in the state which […]

Crime

Indian American Attorney Shot Dead in Georgia

ATLANTA (TIP): An Indian origin senior staff attorney at Cobb County Magistrate was shot and killed May 9 morning while confronting a gunman outside a home in Locust Grove, a report in Atlanta Journal Constitution […]

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Indian American Yale Student Builds Textbook Library for Needy Students

NEW YORK (TIP): Kushal Dev, a second-year student at Yale’s Silliman College has founded the Silliman Textbook Library — a communal space housing over 1,000 textbooks that can be used by Yale students who can’t […]

Business & Economics

Indian Grocery Store Owner in California Faces Price Gouging Charges

NEW YORK (TIP): On May 7, Alameda County DA O’Malley and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that their offices have jointly filed a nine-count misdemeanor complaint charging Apna Bazar, a large grocery store in […]

Business & Economics

Indian American Engineer Charged in Texas with COVID-Relief Fraud

HOUSTON (TIP): An Indian origin engineer has been charged in the Eastern District of Texas with allegedly filing bank loan applications fraudulently seeking more than $10 million dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small […]

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Indian American Stony Brook Sisters use GRL PWR to fight disease

NEW YORK (TIP): Ruchi Shah was 15 years old when she noticed a long line of people outside of a tiny clinic waiting to get treatment for mosquito-transmitted diseases during a family trip to India. […]

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Indian American Historian Rohit De Named One of 27 Carnegie Fellows

NEW YORK (TIP): Rohit De, an associate professor of history at Yale University, has been named a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He joins a class of 27 fellows, each of whom receives up to $200,000 […]

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Indian Origin Texas Man Admits Role in Nearly $5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

HOUSTON (TIP): A 57-year-old Houston man has entered a guilty plea in Corpus Christi federal court for conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. Ravinder Syal admitted he engaged in a […]

Indian American

Indian Origin Chintan Mehta and Munish Kumar on Wells Fargo Expanded Technology Leadership Team

CIOs named to support Corporate Strategy, Digital Platform & Innovation, and Wealth & Investment Management businesses SAN FRANCISCO (TIP): Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced, May 8, two new leaders joining the Technology organization. […]

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Three Indian American Students Win Prestigious DOE Fellowship

NEW YORK (TIP): Three Indian American Students are among 26 recipients nationwide of a Department of Energy Computation Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). They are Priya Donti from Carnegie Mellon University, and Dipti Jasrasaria and Amaresh […]

Coronavirus

Mega stimulus package: Self-reliance pitch timely, now for delivery

A new slogan, ‘Be vocal about local’, has been added by the Prime Minister to his long list of aspirational-inspirational repertoire. How far it goes in infusing the much-required dynamism in the Covid-hit business and […]

Business & Economics

Pathways to a more resilient economy

  The redesign of economies, of businesses, and our lives, must begin with questions about purpose. What is the purpose of economic growth? What is the purpose of businesses and other institutions? What is the […]

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A plan to revive a broken economy

“A combination of wealth and inheritance taxation and getting multinational companies to pay the same effective rate as local companies through a system of unitary taxation will garner substantial public revenue. They will also reduce […]