India

Sedition law colonial, concerned over misuse: SC

New Delhi (TIP): Expressing concern over the “misuse” of the sedition law and “no accountability of executive agencies”, the Supreme Court sought to know on Thursday, July 15,  if this “colonial law” is still needed […]

India

Devotees can have ‘darshan’ of Ramlala in Ayodhya temple by 2023-end

New Delhi (TIP) : Toward 2023-end, devotees will be able to have “darshan” of Ramlala in the Ayodhya Ram temple. Speaking to The Daily Guardian, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust’s general secretary Champat Rai […]

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India

India eases drone norms in boost for future tech

New Delhi (TIP): The Union civil aviation ministry on Thursday, July 15,  released the draft of the national drone policy, making it significantly easier for people and companies to own and operate drones, while also […]

Coronavirus

‘Early stages’ of Covid-19 third wave, amid Delta surge: WHO

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic is now in the “early stages” of the third wave, warned World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, even as he sounded a fresh alarm over a […]

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Coronavirus

UK passes COVID-19 jabs milestone but masks confusion mounts

London (TIP): Two-thirds of UK adults have now been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, the government said Wednesday, July 15, arguing that the breakthrough justified its contentious move to drop most pandemic curbs next week. […]

United States

 US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy makes out a case for Covid Vaccination

Says he lost 10 family members to Covid WASHINGTON (TIP): US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy, an Indian-American, on Thursday, July 15, said he lost 10 family members both here and in India to the […]

Breaking News

US editor jailed in Myanmar fears he has Covid: Lawyer

BANGKOK (TIP): An American journalist detained in Myanmar told his lawyer he believes he has Covid, but prison authorities deny he is infected. Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as […]

United States

US Senate passes bill to ban most imports from China’s Xinjiang over rights abuses

WASHINGTON (TIP): The U.S. Senate passed on Wednesday, July 14, a bill to ban imports from China‘s Xinjiang region. Several human rights groups, media outlets, and national governments have accused China of committing human rights […]

United States

Texas Judge Orders Immediate End of DACA; NY Immigrant Rights Advocates Demand Swift Action by Biden

NEW YORK(TIP): Judge Andrew Hanen, on July 16, ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) invalid going forward. In his ruling, Judge Hanen blocked the Department of Homeland Security from approving any new […]

United States

Social media platforms ‘killing people’ with misinformation, says Biden

WASHINGTON (TIP): The U.S. President’s comments came a day after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared misinformation about the vaccines a threat to public health. President Joe Biden has said that social media companies are […]

Opinions

All about Xi Jinping and party

The centenary speech an exercise in self aggrandizement and promotion of CCP “Xi Jinping asserting full reunification indicates that he will remain unyielding on issues of sovereignty. It is relevant for those with whom China […]

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Comments

Population control in Uttar Pradesh

Creating awareness is the best bet to achieve goal The assurance by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh led by Yogi Adityanath that population control measures will not be aimed at any class or section […]

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Sedition law-Overdue review

Supreme Court’s remarks on sedition cases bode well for its inevitable invalidation It is gratifying to note that the Supreme Court, while indicating its intention to reconsider the sedition provision in the Indian Penal Code, […]

Breaking News

Long Island Girl Placed Third in Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition

PLAINVIEW, NY (TIP):  Long Island‘s Bhavana Madini competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals on Thursday, July 8, where she was placed third overall. Bhavana made it to round 14 out of 18 before […]

NY/NJ/CT

FIACONA mourns the demise of the Catholicos of the East

NEW YORK (TIP): Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America (FIACONA) extends our heartfelt condolences at the demise of his holiness Baselios Marthoma Poulose Bava of the Indian Orthodox Church.  He was one […]

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Editorials

Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle

The revamp belies PM’s claim that caste in India has been ‘buried’ “Modi had said caste had been buried, but he had also said black money would be eliminated with demonetization and Covid had quietly […]

As I See It

Government sans governance is unimaginable

 “Instead of guiding the officialdom to rise and work for the nation, politicians prefer to deepen the spoils system for their immediate and personal gains. Not many try to understand governance, though they are quick […]

Breaking News

US Senate confirms Indian-American Seema Nanda as solicitor for labor dept

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American civil rights lawyer Seema Nanda as the solicitor for the Department of Labor. A former CEO of the Democratic National Committee who also served in the Department […]

Breaking News

Indian American Rahul Gupta nominated as America’s drug czar

I.S. Saluja WASHINGTON (TIP): President Joe Biden nominated Indian American Rahul Gupta, the top health official at maternal-and-child advocacy group March of Dimes, as the nation’s top drug policy official, the White House announced, July […]

Breaking News

Indian Americans, US Lawmakers, Welcome Biden’s Nomination of Eric Garcetti as Envoy to India

WASHINGTON (TIP): Powerful US lawmakers and eminent members of the Indian American community have welcomed the nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the country’s next envoy to India. US President Joe Biden on […]

Breaking News

Jaipur Foot has given new hope, ray of light to people everywhere: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

NEW YORK (TIP): Jaipur Foot, a prosthetic limb, has given a new hope and ray of light to people everywhere and has changed lives of people around the world, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. […]

Breaking News

Rich Tributes Paid to Veteran Journalist Tejinder Singh

I. S. Saluja WASHINGTON (TIP): Veteran Indian-origin journalist Tejinder Singh who passed away on May 29 this year was fondly remembered by friends, colleagues and admirers at a well-attended memorial meeting at National Press Club, […]

Breaking News

Sirisha Bandla isthe third Indian-Origin Woman to fly into Space

HOUSTON (TIP): Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla on Sunday, July 11, became the third Indian-origin woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed suborbital test flight from […]

Breaking News

Indian American Surgeon Atul Gawande nominated to Senior Job at USAID

WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday, July 13 nominated writer, surgeon and public health expert Atul Gawande to lead global health development at the U.S. Agency for International Development, including for COVID-19, the […]

India

Indian American Samir Banerjee lifts Wimbledon boys’ singles title

LONDON (TIP): Indian American tennis player Samir Banerjee on Sunday, July 11, lifted the Wimbledon boys’ singles title with a straight set win over compatriot Victor Lilov, here. Playing only his second junior Grand Slam, […]