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Teenager Pranav Anand is India’s 76th Grandmaster

Bengaluru teenager Pranav Anand became India’s 76th Grandmaster after he crossed the 2,500 Elo mark in the ongoing World Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania. The 15-year-old, having met the other requirements that are necessary […]

As I See It

Quo Vadis, Mother Russia?

“During some of the coldest days of the Cold War, U.S. presidents like Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan sought to find common ground on which to stand with Russia to avoid conflict. Ike […]

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Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine?

“President Joe Biden almost hourly promises, “We are not going to war in Ukraine.” Why would he then not readily rule out NATO membership for Ukraine, which would require us to do something Biden himself […]

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Europe

Britain, US sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east

BRUSSELS (TIP): Britain said on Oct 26 it will send fighter jets to Romania next year and the United States promised troops, tanks and artillery to Poland in Nato’s biggest military build-up on Russia‘s borders […]

Africa

E-tourist visa scheme extended to 37 more countries

NEW DELHI (TIP): The central government on Thursday announced the extension of e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility to 37 more countries from Friday, a home ministry statement said. With this the total count of countries under […]

After her untimely death, the parents of Georgina Joshi (above) created a foundation, which recently gifted Indiana University $1 million to help build a state-of-the-art audio recording studio. (Indiana.edu photo)
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Indian American Foundation Pledges $1 Million for Studio at Indiana University’s Jacobs School

An Indian American foundation, The Georgina Joshi Foundation Inc., has given a $1 million gift  to Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music for a state-of-the-art audio recording studio. The new facility, to be named the Georgina Joshi […]

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Europe

Romania appoints Sorin Campeanu as new interim Prime Minister

BUCHAREST (TIP): Romania’s President on Nov 5 appointed Education Minister Sorin Campeanu as interim Prime Minister to replace Victor Ponta, who quit following mass anti-government protests sparked by a deadly nightclub fire. Klaus Iohannis named […]

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2015 Rugby World Cup starts Sep 18

The four-year wait is over for the Rugby Fans who will see the 2015 World Cup where New Zealand will try to defend their title against England, Australia, South Africa, Wales and more, with the […]

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Rain delays Serena Williams’s quest for Grand Slam history

NEW YORK (TIP): Two triumphs from completing a calendar Grand Slam, top-ranked defending champion Serena Williams was confronted Thursday at the US Open by an opponent even she cannot defeat — rain. US Tennis Association […]

Among the 38 Great Immigrants honored this year are two Indian Americans- Preet Bharara (left) and Rakesh Khurana
Indian Americans

Indian Americans Preet Bharara & Rakesh Khurana honored with Carnegie’s ‘Great Immigrant’ award

NEW YORK (TIP): The Carnegie Corporation has announced the 2015 “Great Immigrant”: The Pride of America” awardees. These are the individuals who have helped advance and enlighten our society, culture, and economy. Preet Bharara, U.S. […]

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Serena Williams advances to Madrid Open semifinals

MADRID (TIP): Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Madrid Open by beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3 on May 7. The top-seeded Williams, who is a two-time champion in Madrid, broke the Spaniard’s […]

Europe

Iran releases seized Maersk cargo ship

TEHRAN (TIP): Iran has released the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel seized by its patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz last week over a business dispute, Iranian authorities said May 7. They said the ship […]

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Serena Williams claws into 10th Miami Open final

MIAMI (TIP): A frustrated Serena Williams clawed into her 10th Miami final on April 1, defeating Simona Halep 6- 2, 4-6, 7-5. Williams, apparently rattled by the Halep cheer squad who drowned out most of […]

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SPAIN FALLS FROM TOP 10 OF FIFA RANKINGS; GERMANY STILL 1ST

ZURICH (TIP): European champion Spain have fallen out of the top 10 in FIFA’s rankings for the first time since 2007. World Cup winner Germany are still No. 1 ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and […]

Europe

423 criminals from India living in Britain

LONDON ()TIP): Around 423 criminals from India are presently living in Britain. Data revealed by Britain’s National Audit Office has shown that as of March 2014, 10,650 criminals from overseas have been living in UK. […]

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India

Hyderabad ranked 2nd best place in world to see in 2015: Magazine

HYDERABAD (TIP): Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication. The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the […]

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Bopanna to get Davis Cup Commitment Award

BANGALORE (TIP): Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna will be presented the Davis Cup Commitment Award during the World Group play-off tie against Serbia which begins here tomorrow. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will present the […]

United States

US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (TIP): The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a US-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev. […]

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To each superpower, its own near-abroad

The downing of MH17 puts the spotlight back on the Ukrainian crisis. It’s a warning to the West to eschew attempts to ‘contain’ Moscow and stop the provocative expansion of NATO across Russia‘s borders. In […]

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Europe

European Commission proposes euro for Lithuania

LONDON (TIP): The European Commission in its 2014 Convergence Report has proposed to the EU council of ministers that Lithuania can become the latest country to adopt the euro as its currency on January 1, […]

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Maria Sharapova beats Eugenie Bouchard to reach French Open final

PARIS (TIP): Maria Sharapova reached the final of the French Open for the third straight year at Roland Garros on June 5, digging deep to see off the youthful challenge of Canada‘s Eugenie Bouchard. The […]

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Hodgson: Everybody associates Brazil with football

In the final part of our three-part interview with Roy Hodgson, the England manager speaks about his FIFA World Cup™ memories from 1958, when he was just ten years old, to 1994 as coach of […]

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Halep breezes into Indian Wells semifinals

INDIAN WELLS (TIP): Romania’s Simona Halep breezed past Australian qualifier Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-2 on March 12 to book a semifinal berth at the Indian Wells hardcourt tennis tournament. Halep, the sixth seed, needed precisely […]

Europe

Pak to beat India to associate membership to Cern

LONDON (TIP): Pakistan is all set to beat India in becoming an associate member at Cern ( European Organization for Nuclear Research), the world’s largest particle physics laboratory that recently found the God Particle. A […]

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Business & Economics

Global Flooding

In July at least 37 people were killed by flood waters inand around the city of Beijing, China. In the rural andsuburban areas outside Beijing, many more people died inas a result of flooding, which […]