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Indian American director’s thriller wins another US

Washington (TIP): “9 Eleven”, a Bollywood-style thriller by Indian American director Manan Singh Katohara, has won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2012 Third World Independent Film Festival (TWIFF). The San Francisco festival celebrates […]

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India

India beats China on Internet user additions

New Delhi (TIP): A report by industry body Assocham along with independent research firm comScore said that among the Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) nations, India has been the fastest growing market adding over […]

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Business & Economics

Kerala may get an IIT during 12th Plan, says Prime Minister

KOCHI (TIP): Kerala may get an Indian Institute of Technology during the 12th Plan. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday that the Centre is seriously considering a proposal to set up an IIT […]

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Business & Economics

SENSEX, RUPEE SURGE ON DIESEL PRICE HIKE

MUMBAI (TIP): The Sensex rose more than 2 percent to new seven-month highs on Sept 14 after the government announced a hike in diesel prices and after the Federal Reserve announced a new asset purchase […]

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Business & Economics

August sees highest PE deal value of year at $1.8 b

Private equity activity in India witnessed an uptick in August with a combined deal value ofhighlight, accounting for over half the cumulative deal value, according to research and consultancy firm Grant Thornton’s latest ‘Dealtracker’ report. […]

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Business & Economics

Tech Mahindra sets up three 4G labs

MUMBAI (TIP): Tech Mahindra has set up three laboratories for Long Term Evolution technology, one in Delhi and one each in Pune and Bangalore. The software services provider, in which vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra […]

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Business & Economics

INDIA FUMES OVER STEEP DIESEL PRICE HIKE

PATNA /HYDERABAD/AMRITSAR (TIP): People across the country have expressed outrage following the central government’s decision to hike diesel price by five rupees per litre, and restricted sales of subsidized cooking fuel or Liquefied Petroleum Gas […]

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India

India scores a perfect ton in space

Bangalore (TIP): An Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket on Sept 9 successfully put into orbit two foreign satellites, making the space agency’s 100th mission a grand success. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was present at […]

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India

Diplomat involved in 1999 hijack: Terrorist

SRINAGAR/JAMMU (TIP): Intelligence sources called the arrest of Mehrajuddin Wani alias Javed Dand —one of the terrorists who arranged logistics for the Kandahar hijackers—a big catch, and the terror suspect appeared to conform to that […]

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Justice Altamas Kabir to be next Chief Justice of India

New Delhi (TIP): Justice Altamas Kabir will be the new Chief Justice of India, and will assume charge on September 29, official sources said. Incumbent Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia will relinquish office on September 28. […]

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Aseem Trivedi, charged with Sedition, joins the list of greats

MUMBAI (TIP): The arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was charged with sedition for his ‘offensive’ cartoons, has once again brought into focus the contentious law under the Indian Penal Code. Sedition as defined under […]

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United States

Dawoodi Bohra Community Celebrates Eid

NEW YORK (TIP): The Dawoodi Bohra community in New York hosted a special Eid celebration event on Friday, September 7, at their community center in Springfield Boulevard in Queens. Dawoodi Bohra community resides in many […]

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United States

Wisconsin gurdwara shooting: Harvard University to host langar

NEW YORK (TIP): Harvard University will host a first-of-its-kind langar (community kitchen) on Monday, September 17. It is organized by India-born chef Vikas Khanna, as a tribute to Sikh worshippers who died in the recent […]

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India

WORRIED GOVERNMENT MOVES TO BLOCK ANTI-ISLAM FILM

NEW DELHI (TIP): Apprehending disturbances over a controversial anti-Islam movie that sparked massive anti- US protests in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, the government on September 13 asked Google to block 11 URLs of the popular […]

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EX-COAL MINISTER BAGRODIA’S BROTHER GOT HEFTY MINING CONTRACT

NEW DELHI (TIP): Between 2006 and 2010, PSU power giant National Thermal Power Corporation awarded a coal mine contract worth over Rs 23,000 crore to a joint venture company in which 10% shares are held […]

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India inks three MoUs with Palestine, pledges $10 m

New Delhi (TIP): Reiterating New Delhi’s support for Palestine’s bid for full and equal membership of the United Nations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that India would contribute $10 million to Palestine’s budget for this […]

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Judges will head RTI panels now, rules SC

New Delhi (TIP): The Central Information Commission (CIC) and State Information Commissions will now be headed by judges, courtesy a Supreme Court controversial judgment on Thursday that ended the tradition of retired bureaucrats gracing the […]

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Easy cross-LoC travel, trade bring happy tidings

Srinagar (TIP): The governments of India and Pakistan on Saturday took a giant step in making the Line of Control (LoC) “a line on the map”, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had put it when […]

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US choppers on Osama mission crossed Indian air space?

New Delhi (TIP): The flight path taken by two American MH-47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May last year has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as […]

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SC refuses to stop fuel loading in Kundankulam

New Delhi (TIP): Declining to put on hold for now the loading of fuel rods in one of the two reactors of Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court Thursday said it […]

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Business & Economics

HAQQANI NETWORK AS FTO: WHAT IMPACT?

By B.Raman In a report to the US Congress on September 7,2012, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, intimated it of her decision to designate the Haqqani Network, an affiliate of the Afghan Taliban […]

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As I See It: PHASING OUT CANADIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) has lately announced that it will phase out the funding for the International Canadian Studies program, which lasted for about forty years. I received this announcement […]

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Guest Comment: Parliament fracas It’s a dull world, let members have some fun too

By Akshaya Mishra Why grudge poor parliamentarians the little fun they have? The whole of this session they have had no work. And when they finally had the chance to come together, some got carried […]

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Europe

California law bars discrimination against Sikhs, Muslims

Washington (TIP): California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills aimed at battling workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslims by shunting workers wearing turbans, beards and hijabs to backroom jobs out of public view. “This […]

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United States

India takes up case of child in foster care in US

NEW YORK (TIP): The Consulate General of India in New York has taken up with the US authorities the case relating to an Indian child, Indrashish Saha, who is currently in Children’s Specialized Hospital, New […]