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Visa Interview Waiver Program Gaining Popularity in India

NEW YORK (TIP): After Brazil and China, a recently launched pilot program to waive off interview for an American visa is gaining popularity in India as the US government intends to target the country to […]

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): The United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed global Indian icon, Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as International Goodwill Ambassador. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe announced Aishwarya as the Goodwill Ambassador at […]

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Queens College New York launches ‘Year of India’ 2012

Pooja Premchandran NEW YORK (TIP)New York’s Queens College dedicated academic year 2012 to India, by officially launching ‘Year of India’ at an event held at the Consulate General of India last week. The program was […]

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Nirmal Lifestyle Becomes First Indian Company to Sponsor U.S. Open

Major Indian Developer Partners With US Open to Promote Healthier Lifestyle NEW YORK (TIP): Nirmal Lifestyle, the leading developer of real estate in India, has become the first Indian company chosen to sponsor the US […]

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Sri Lanka prevail in Super Over

Pallekele (TIP): Tillakaratne Dilshan, who had scored 76 off 53 in regulation time, set himself under the ball at long-off, turning side ways to make sure he knew where the boundary cushions were – they […]

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Tax residency certificate now mandatory for foreign investors

NEW DELHI (TIP): India has made it mandatory for all foreigners to furnish a tax residency certificate of their home country to claim benefits under the double taxation avoidance agreement. This will make the process […]

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Norwest Venture Partners invests Rs 120 cr in Thyrocare

MUMBAI (TIP): Thyrocare Technologies, a Mumbai-based medical diagnostics services provider, has raised about Rs 120 crore from private equity (PE) firm Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). Through the deal, Thyrocare has diluted about 10 per cent […]

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Amarnath dropped from selection committee, Patil new head

MUMBAI (TIP): Mohinder Amarnath, widely predicted to be the next chairman of selectors, has been dropped from the selection committee following its reconstitution on September 28. Sandeep Patil, Amarnath’s World Cup winning team-mate, is the […]

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FIA: An Insult to Democracy and Secularism

By Dave Makkar FIA is an organization in the public domain. As we had promised our readers to lay bare the facts about the organization in our editorial last week, here is the first in […]

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FIA in the Eye of a Storm

One of the oldest and supposedly a “representative body of Indian Americans in Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut”, Federation of Indian Associations of NY,NJ,CT, popularly known as FIA, seems to be […]

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As i see it: Dollar Billionaires in Poor Countries India’s Philanthrocapitalism

In this time of global financial crisis, when so many are suffering financial hardship, most countries have witnessed increases in their number of dollar millionaires. These ‘High Net-Worth Individuals’ (HNWI), according to a report by […]

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Maharaja Dalip Singh’s dinner plate up for auction

LONDON: Collectors of Maharaja Dalip Singh memorabilia will be thrilled at the prospect of bidding for a dinner plate that once belonged to the last independent ruler of the Punjab, reports appearing in London newspapers […]

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Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation: a Lighthouse of Hope for Cancer Patients

It was a pleasant afternoon on September 18 that I was in the company of Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation Board of Governors and Executive Members at Akbar Restaurant in Garden City, Long Island. Sher S […]

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Flushing Saibaba temple to hold Gita discoursea

NEW YORK (TIP): The Saibaba temple on Robinson Street in Flushing, Queens is organizing a program on the Bhagavad-Gita on September 22, according to information given out by the temple management. The discourse will be […]

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India Faces Multiple Challenges

India, a country in South Asia with a population of more than 1.2 billion people, is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past two decades, with an influx of new money and new opportunities – […]

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US House seeks hate crime data against Sikh Americans

WASHINGTON D.C. (TIP): As many as 81 members of the US House of Representatives have introduced a resolution supporting a call to the Justice Department to begin collecting comprehensive data on hate crimes committed against […]

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International calls set to become cheaper on new TRAI rule

New Delhi (TIP): International long distance call charges are set to come down with the telecom regulator introducing a new measure that will intensify competition in this segment. TRAI has allowed telephone users of one […]

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India-Pakistan commerce secretaries likely to discuss new trade routes, air links, petro trade

Opening of new trade routes for boosting bilateral trade via land with Pakistan, including the Khokrapar- Munabao link, would feature in the commerce secretary-level talks with India over the next two days. Commerce Secretary S […]

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Saina Nehwal signs Rs 40-Cr endorsement deal

India‘s badminton queen Saina Nehwal has signed up a 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports Management company, making her the country’s highest paid sportsperson outside cricket. The London Olympics bronze medal list shuttler had a three […]

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Afghanistan give India scare but run out of gas

COLOMBO (TIP): Bubbling with enthusiasm and energy, Afghanistan gave India a scare with the ball and a half with the bat, but 20 overs proved to be too long a time for them to sustain […]

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Protests against Rajapakse visit in Chennai, Madhya Pradesh; Vaiko arrested

BHOPAL (TIP): The police have arrested politician Vaiko and his supporters on the border of Madhya Pardesh and Mahrashtra, about 350 kilometres away from Sanchi. They were protesting against the visit of Sri Lankan president […]

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Sri Lanka President meets Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI (TIP): Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa met President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on September 20 evening. Official sources said the meetings consisted of discussions in a restricted format, followed […]

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Report points fingers at special cell

NEW DELHI (TIP): There are at least 16 cases in which the Delhi police special cell had brought terror charges against alleged suspects but all of them were acquitted by the courts, as the police […]

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Bharat Bandh: UPA a minority after Mulayam courting arrest, says BJP

PATNA (TIP): Describing the nationwide bandh as an “unprecedented” success, the BJP on September 20 claimed the UPA government has been reduced to minority after the Samajwadi Party, an outside supporter of Congress-led coalition, joined […]

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Fast-track lanes for rich Indians at Heathrow?

LONDON: After facing embarrassment over long delays at immigration at Heathrow before the Olympics, Britain is working on plans for fasttrack passport lanes for highvalue individuals from India and other countries to convey the message […]