Coronavirus

Global Covid cases top 104.8mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington (TIP): The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 104.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.28 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday, […]

Asia

Indonesian cleric linked to 2002 Bali bombings walks free after 10 years in jail

Sukoharjo, Indonesia (TIP): Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, walked free from prison on Friday after serving 10 years for setting up a […]

Opinions

Biden likely to give India more strategic space

Biden has said that he would constitute a united front of the US, its allies and partners to ‘confront China’s abusive behavior and human rights violations’ and ‘place US back at the head of the […]

Coronavirus

Global Covid-19 Cases top 48.5mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 48.5 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,231,610, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday (Nov 6) morning, the […]

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Asia

Indonesia suffers first recession in over two decades as coronavirus hits

Jakarta (TIP): Indonesia suffered its first recession in over two decades in the third quarter and millions of people lost their jobs over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic battered Southeast Asia’s largest economy, […]

United States

Tulsi Gabbard to report for active duty for 2 weeks

WASHINGTON(TIP): Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii and presidential candidate, will be taking a two-week absence from her campaign Monday to report for active duty with the Hawaiian Army National Guard in Indonesia, she said in […]

United States

Statue of Peace Leader Sri Chinmoy Dedicated at Toronto’s Vishnu Mandir

By  Ashok Parulekar TORONTO (TIP): Leaders of Toronto’s Vishnu Mandir dedicated a bronze statue of Dreamer of World-Peace Sri Chinmoy holding aloft the Peace Torch on Sunday, May 26  afternoon in their Peace Park dedicated […]

Indian Americans

7,620 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails, highest in Saudi Arabia

Lodged in 86 jails abroad, at least 50 are women NEW DELHI (TIP):  As many as 7,620 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, with the highest number in Saudi Arabia. Of them, at least […]

Asia

Indonesia’s president signs decree to ban radical groups

  JAKARTA, INDONESIA (TIP): Indonesia’s president has signed a decree giving the government the power to ban radical organizations, in a move aimed at outlawing groups behind an apparent rise in the political clout of hard-line Islam. The measure […]

World

10 injured as volcano erupts on Indonesia’s main Java island

JAKARTA (TIP): A volcano popular with tourists erupted Sunday on Indonesia‘s main island of Java, injuring 10 people, an official said.Sileri Crater at Dieng Plateau spewed cold lava, mud and ash as high as 50 meters (164 feet) […]

Middle East

Saudi king Salman visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

JAKARTA (TIP): King Salman today began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in almost 50 years, seeking to strengthen economic ties with the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The king — who […]

Asia

Indonesia launches anti-Valentine’s Day condom raids

MAKASSAR (TIP): Indonesian authorities raided convenience stores and seized condoms in a major city to stop teenagers having casual sex on Valentine’s Day, an official said, the latest crackdown on the holiday in the Muslim-majority […]

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
India

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 behind the dastardly and tragic events that rocked […]

Sports News

Sindhu, Prannoy advance at French Open Super Series

PARIS (TIP): Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round with straight-game wins but it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram in the$300,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament on Wednesday. […]

Business & Economics

BLACKBERRY, THE ORIGINAL SMARTPHONE, ENDS PRODUCTION AFTER GREAT RUN

WATERLOO, ONT (TIP): It’s official. BlackBerry Ltd., the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “CrackBerry,” has stopped making its iconic handsets, a news report says. Finally, conceding […]

Asia

Defense secretary: US will sharpen ‘military edge’ in Asia

SAN DIEGO (TIP): Defence secretary Ash Carter said on sept 29 the US will “sharpen our military edge” in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the […]

Asia

Bali tourist boat blast kills two foreigners, injures 18

DENPASAR, INDONESIA (TIP): An explosion on a speedboat in Bali left two foreigners dead and 18 other tourists injured on September 15, sparking dramatic scenes as rescuers rushed to haul stunned and bloodied holidaymakers off […]

Indian Americans

Indians Across The World Mark Independence Day With Fervor

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Soaked in patriotism, hundreds of Indians today proudly marked the country’s 70th Independence Day, as the national flag fluttered and the national anthem reverberated at Indian missions across the world. Indians in countries like […]

Other News

WHY WOMEN LIVE LONGER THAN MEN

It’s queer but true – women have a longer lifespan compared to men. Researchers Steven Austad and Kathleen Fischer of the University of Alabama explored this riddle in their latest perspective piece. “Humans are the […]

India

AT A STROKE, PSLV C-34 LOBS 20 SATELLITES INTO ORBIT

CHENNAI (TIP): India took a big leap in space technology on June 22 when Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) used its workhorse PSLV-C34 to inject 20 satellites including 17 foreign satellites into orbit in a […]

Europe

ISIS has a ‘kill list’ with 8,318 assassination targets, report says

LONDON (TIP): A pro-ISIS “hacking” group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate distributed its latest “kill” list this week. The group claims the list includes names, addresses, and email addresses belonging to 8,318 people, making it one of the longest target lists […]

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Other News

Indonesia Open: Saina enters quarters; doubles teams knocked out

HYDERABAD (TIP): Two days after struggling against a lower ranked opponent Saina Nehwal was in full flow on Thursday as she breezed past Fitriani Fitriani of Indonesia 21-11, 21-10 to advance to the quarterfinals of […]

Asia

Indonesia detains hundreds demanding release of political prisoners

JAKARTA (TIP): Indonesian police on June 1 detained more than 300 demonstrators who were demanding the release of political prisoners in restive Papua province, a rights group said. Veronica Koman of the Jakarta-based Indonesian Legal […]

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Business & Economics

Economic crisis is not far away

The next financial crisis is coming. It’s just a matter of time – and we haven’t finished fixing the flaws in the global system that were so brutally exposed by the last one. Massive monetary policy […]

Asia

Police arrest 3 men on suspicion of links to Jakarta attack

JAKARTA (TIP): Indonesians were shaken but refusing to be cowed a day after a deadly attack in a busy district of central Jakarta that has been claimed by the Islamic State group. In a new […]