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Dr. Bharat Barai of Chicago receiving the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman from President of India. Seen from L to R: General VK Singh, Minister of State for External affairs, President Pranab Mukherjee, Dr. Bharat Barai and Luiss da Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal who was also conferred the honor. Photo / Jay Mandal on assignment

Six Indian Americans honored with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

BENGALURU (TIP): Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State, Department of State, community activist Dr. Sampatkumar Shivangi; community activist Ramesh Shah, environmental engineer Hari Babu Bindal, philanthropist...
President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Pravasi Bharatiya Samman on Nisha Desai Biswal, US Assistant Secretary of State. Seen in the picture, from L to R: General VK Singh, Minister of State for External affairs, President Pranab Mukherjee, Nisha Desai Biswal with her honor scroll and Luiss Da Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal who was also conferred the honor. Photo/Jay Mandal on assignment

PBD 2017 Concludes on a note of greater engagement between the government of India...

‘Indians abroad are ambassadors of our culture’: President Mujherjee BENGALURU (TIP): The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention came to an end on Monday, January 9, with the President...
US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma presenting the award to the 74-year-old actor, who himself is a TB survivor and brand ambassador for the cause. (Photo Courtesy/ Bachchan Blog)

Amitabh Bachchan honored by US Embassy for TB awareness

NEW DELHI (TIP): Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honored by the US Embassy to acknowledge his immense contribution to the India-US ties on tuberculosis. The award was...

Notebandi not enough to end corruption

The historic decision of Nov 9, 2016 to demonetize currency notes of Rs. 500/1000, which represents 86 %of the total currency in circulation, was 'overdue' since the...

Demonetization was a dishonest promise

A cost-benefit analysis of demonetization needs to take into account the inconvenience caused and the millions of man days lost in queues and lay-offs. The honorable Prime Minister...

SBI STARTS NEW YEAR WITH RATE CUT WAR

NEW DELHI (TIP): State Bank of India on Jan 2 (Monday) unleashed a rate war by cutting its home loan rates by 0.9%, betting big on mass...

GST: JAITLEY PUSHES FOR CONSENSUS

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Centre on Wednesday said that it will wait for consensus to emerge on GST laws and will not push for a decision by...

FROM WILL SMITH TO CHRIS HEMSWORTH: IT WAS A STARRY 2016 FOR INDIA

Every year a slew of Hollywood celebs visit India, and rarely do they return disappointed. Last year, superstars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom,...
Alexi Singh Grewal became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in cycling, at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Photo: Todd Buchanan

Overseas Indian sportsmen have done their homeland proud

The year 1984 may have been a tumultuous year for the Punjabi community in general and Sikh community. It may not be easy for anyone to put...
elections politics india

Poll schedule for 5 states announced, UP to vote in 7 phases; counting on...

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Election Commission on January 4 (Wednesday) announced the poll dates for Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi...

Welcome to Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 at Bengaluru

THE CONVENTION WILL FOCUS ON DIASPORA ACHIEVEMENTS   TIP Correspondent BENGALURU: The curtains are ready to be raised on the 14th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas being held...

The Expanding Horizons of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas over the Years

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. January 9 was...

HOW INDIA LOBBIED MOODY’S FOR RATINGS UPGRADE, BUT FAILED

NEW DELHI (TIP): India criticised Moody's ratings methods and pushed aggressively for an upgrade, documents reviewed by Reuters show, but the US-based agency declined to budge citing...

Multiple deposits of scrapped notes allowed till Dec 30: RBI

MUMBAI (TIP): Reserve Bank of India on Thursday clarified that account-holders can make multiple cash deposits in withdrawn currencies till December 30. RBI had on Wednesday reversed...
Najeeb Jung, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor, in a surprise move, submitted his resignation. Photo courtesy of PTI

Najeeb Jung Quits as Delhi Lieutenant Governor: Political Circlesare Surprised

NEW DELHI (TIP): New Delhi could not have a more surprising news than the one that Najeeb Jung resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, with 18...
Ashwin, currently the topranked Test bowler, had picked up 48 wickets and scored 336 runs in eight Tests during the ICC's voting period from September 2015 to 2016

Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year, Test Player of the Year

NEW DELHI (TIP): India off-spinner R Ashwin has claimed the top ICC awards for 2015-16, having been named the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the Test...
A lamp was lighted to inaugurate the kick off at the Indian Consulate. Seen in the picture, from L to R: The Indian Panorama EditorProf. Indrajit Saluja, Mrs. Purnima Desai, Vice Chair,Hindi Sangam Foundation,L. T. Ngaithe, Head of Chancery at the Indian Consulate who presided over the kick off,Padma Bhushan Dr. Lakshmi Prasad Yarlagadda, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the conference, Ashok Ojha, chief coordinator and president of Hindi Sangam Foundation,Dr. Bijoy Mehta, Chairman, Hindi Sangam Foundation

The Fourth International Hindi Conference at Vishakhapatnam kicked off in New York

NEW YORK CITY (TIP): More than two hundred Hindi scholars and professionals from around the world will participate in the three-day Hindi conference scheduled to be held...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Redefining Engagement with Indian Diaspora

"I personally extend my warm greetings to you. Please do come. This day is being celebrated in your honor. This day is dedicated to overseas Indians who,...
Priyanka Chopra named UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador

Priyanka Chopra named UNICEF Global Goodwill Ambassador

NEW YORK (TIP): Priyanka Chopra was appointed as UNICEF global Goodwill Ambassador at UNICEF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 11....
TAXING TIMES AHEAD: Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley with Deputy Chief Minister Delhi, Manish Sisodia after the recent GST Council meeting in New Delhi.

GST matters but so does fiscal federalism

As expected, the latest Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet, headed by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and with state finance ministers as members, could...

Another session lost: A timely rebuke from a marg darshak

The continued disruptions of the Lok Sabha provoked a strong reaction from a sidelined BJP veteran, LK Advani. The latter has blamed both Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and his...
"Vibrant Gujarat is connecting India to the world," Resident Commissioner of Gujarat in New Delhi Bharat Lal says.

Vibrant Gujarat connects Gujarat to the world: Bharat Lal

NEW DELHI(TIP): "Vibrant Gujarat is connecting India to the world," Resident Commissioner of Gujarat in New Delhi Bharat Lal said. "Our objective is to interact with government...
Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was a regional satrap with national stature.

Larger than Life ‘Amma’ Laid to Rest

She battled every odd in her life and won, most of the times; but she lost the battle of life, much though she fought it bravely and...
Ambassador Navtej Sarna addressing the gathering at the Reception hosted by Indian American Community of Metropolitan Washington, welcoming Ambassador him and bidding farewell to Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu DCM (seated left)

Indian American Community hosts warm reception to welcome Ambassador Navtej Sarna

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Indian American Community of Metropolitan Washington hosted a reception on December 4, 2016 at Fair Oaks, Virginia to welcome Ambassador Navtej Sarna who took...
Jayalalithaa was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan

The Young Prodigy – Jayalalithaa

Jayalalithaa was only 16 years old when she starred opposite M.G.R in Ayirathil Oruvan. The entire cast & crew would stand up every time the veteran actor...
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