Indian American News

United States

Never has the US seen a transfer of power in the White House as contentious and controversial as we are now witnessing. One has also rarely seen an electorate as polarized as it was during the Trump-Clinton no- holds-barred poll campaign. Many whites in small towns and rural America...
NEW YORK (TIP): Local media reports speculated that a top Indian-American real estate executive could join Trump administration, after the President Elect met him at the Trump Towers in New York on November 28. Sandeep Mathrani, 54, the chief executive officer of Chicago based General Growth Properties had a meeting...
WASHINGTON (TIP): On November 29, President-elect #DonaldTrump picked up Seema Verma, a health care consultant, to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, putting her in charge of a federal agency within the health department as part of a "dream team" which he said would transform America's healthcare...

Indian teen wins US quiz show

NEW YORK (TIP): Sharath Narayan, an Indian American teen from Madison, Alabama won Jeopardy! Teen Tournament - a top quiz show in the US. In the finale held in Washington, DC, on November 22, he won first place with just $1, taking home the grand prize of $100,000 and...
NEW YORK (TIP): Arvind Kumar Bansal, a professor and head of the department of pharmaceutics at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in India, has been nominated by The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) as one of its Fellows, 2016. AAPS announced the elevation of nine recipients to Fellow, one...
WASHINGTON (TIP): On November 30, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was re-elected to her leadership post for an eighth term, beating Representative Tim Ryan, a 43-year-old congressman from Ohio. Pelosi's margin of victory, 134 votes to 63 for Ryan was the narrowest margin in decades. With this victory...
NEW YORK (TIP): Donald Trump's win over Hillary Clinton has surprised many. But now the President-elect's Cabinet picks also have created a buzz as he is building it with his allies, old friends, and even some past rivals. The latest to be named is General James Mattis as defense secretary...
NEW YORK (TIP): Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, said after meeting the President-elect at Trump Tower on November 30 that he would remain in office under Donald Trump's administration. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Bharara said, "The President-elect asked, presumably because he's a New Yorker and...

India

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 for, perhaps, a long period. Jayaram Jayalalithaa, six- time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, died after protracted illness at Apollo Hospital December 5,...
If the government thought media was exaggerating the prevailing "cash chaos" and focusing excessively on urban India, its own officers' report has confirmed that the situation is far worse in rural India. A team of 81 Central bureaucrats sent on November 18 to assess the ground-level impact of demonetization...
NEW YORK (TIP): Amitabh Bachchan-starrer PINK, which dealt with crime against women, has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The 73-year-old Bollywood actor, who plays a lawyer in the film, announced the news on Twitter, saying, "'PINK' invited for a special screening...
NEW YORK (TIP): Arvind Kumar Bansal, a professor and head of the department of pharmaceutics at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in India, has been nominated by The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) as one of its Fellows, 2016. AAPS announced the elevation of nine recipients to Fellow, one...
NEW YORK CITY (TIP): Every time he comes to the US, he ‘takes home something new.’ On his third US tour, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr Raman Singh wooed investors to invest in new sectors, highlighting the tremendous potential across those sectors in the state that has been declared...
NEW YORK (TIP):  42 Year old Balwinder Singh, a resident of Nevada, pleaded guilty before US District Judge Larry Hicks to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, knowing and intending that such support would be used to carry out terrorist attacks overseas, Acting Assistant Attorney...
Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu and former Awaaz-e-Punjab leader Pargat Singh today have formally joined the Congress party in the presence of Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh. About the joining of Navjot Singh Sidhu in the Congress, Kaur said he would follow suit soon. Navjot Kaur...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM(TIP): A man wearing a white check lungi (kallimundu) was denied entry into the visitors' gallery in the Kerala assembly on the ground it was an 'informal' dress, following which the state Human Rights Commission has sought a clarification from the officials. Kunjimoyin from Kondotty in Malappuram, who had come with...

Pakistan

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...
BATHINDA (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Pakistan was yet to settle from the setback of surgical strikes and was damaging itself by fighting against India. "Earlier, soldiers were unable to show their valor despite having the strength. But now Pakistan has seen strength of our brave soldiers after...