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Jim Angleton would have loved this. Angleton, admired and despised in equal measure, was the legendary (or notorious) CIA director of counterintelligence in the 1960s and 1970s, who spent those years in a Captain Ahab-like search for a Soviet mole in the Agency. He described the universe in which...
WASHINGTON (TIP): On January 9, President Barack Obama named 102 scientists and researchers including Four Indian-Americans as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their...
NEW YORK (TIP): Philanthropist and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Krishne Urs recently donated $500,000 to Richmond University Medical Center for its emergency department construction project. Dr. Urs' pledge, which will go toward the medical center's $65 million project, was made during a ceremony in the hospital's MLB conference room. Daniel Messina,...
NEW YORK (TIP): Indian-American comedian and television star Aziz Ansari is all set to make his hosting debut on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on January 21, becoming the comedy sketch show's first host of South Asian descent. The news comes on the heels of a big year for 33-year-old Ansari. The...
NEW YORK (TIP): The Sikh Coalition filed a lawsuit on December 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee on behalf of Dr. Jaswinder Pal Singh. The suit alleges that Dr. Singh - an observant Sikh physician and father who keeps a religiously mandated turban...
SUGAR LAND, TX (TIP): Harish Jajoo, a licensed professional engineer and small business owner, has served on the city council since 2011.An Indian-American engineer is seeking re-election for the post of the mayor of a city in Texas that has 35 per cent Asian population. Harish Jajoo, a City...
An emotional President Barack Obama with the First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama at his farewell address to the nation from McCormick Place in Chicago, January 10, Obama dwelt on the challenges before America's democracy and sought to give a message of hope to American. "Let's...
NEW YORK (TIP): Noted community activist Andy Bhatia has been elected president of the Federation of Indian Associations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which organizes the largest India Day Parade in New York City. Andy took charge on January 1 along with a new team comprising of Srujal Parikh (executive vice president);...

India

When India first tested its three-stage Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Agni V on April 20, 2012, China's reaction was remarkably restrained. "China and India are both emerging powers. We are not rivals, but cooperative partners. We should cherish the hard-earned momentum of cooperation," Liu Weimin, China's foreign ministry spokesperson, said, adding...
BENGALURU (TIP): The three-day 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, a mega meet of the Indian disapora which saw its largest convergence, came to an end in the IT city on Monday, January 9, with the government saying the PBD engagement was "extremely substantive" and outcome oriented. "This year we have had...
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 and organizer of Modi's historic Madison Square Garden event in 2014, Dr. Bharat Barai; and the founder and former president of Vishwa...
‘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 Pranab Mukerjee delivering valedictory address and conferring Pravasi Bharatiya Samman on 30 NRI's which included the Chief Guest at the PBD, Prime...
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 presented on January 8 by US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma to the 74-year-old actor, who himself is a TB survivor...

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 last time in 1978. Many reports suggest that it has resulted in shrinking the size of the parallel economy and black money tremendously,...

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 promised the people an India of their dreams after 50 days in lieu of their cooperation. And people gave full cooperation by...

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 migration from other banks, while also maintaining the largest ever spread to ensure increased profitability. The move by the market leader – SBI...

Pakistan

PESHAWAR (TIP): Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-661 crashed after one of its two turboprop engines failed en route to Islamabad killing everyone on board, authorities said on Dec 8, even as they began a probe into the accident and sent bodies for DNA test to identify the victims. The flight...
ISLAMABAD (TIP): Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs, said on Nov 26 that the Kashmir issue would only be resolved through indigenous movements led by the younger generation of Kashmiris. He told legislators in the National Assembly here that Pakistan would continue extending political, diplomatic and...
ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan's military and officials say a group of militants have attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents and two soldiers were killed. The army in a statement said 14 troops were also wounded in Saturday's suicide attack on...