Thursday, March 30, 2023

Another Mahatma Gandhi statue vandalised in Canada

NEW DELHI:Another statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised at a university campus in Burnaby, Canada, the Consulate General of India in Vancouver announced on Tuesday, just days after another statue was targeted in Ontario.

3 suspected Khalistani extremists from India nabbed in Philippines

Manila:Authorities in the Philippines have arrested suspected members of a banned Sikh separatist group, a government agency announced, as a massive manhunt continued in India to arrest pro-Khalistani elements.

I was called 'pagan, greasy Indian': California state Assembly candidate Darshana Patel

NEW DELHI: As an Indian growing up in America, Darshana Patel who recently announced her bid to run for the California State Assembly District 76, was called a "pagan, greasy Indian", and was asked to "go back home".

Indian-origin Sikh sworn-in as Connecticut's first assistant police chief

NEW YORK: Indian-origin Sikh Manmeet Colon has been sworn in as first assistant police chief of Connecticut's New Haven city, becoming the department's first Indian-American and second female assistant chief of colour to rise to the top position.

Indian-origin Sikh sworn-in as Connecticut's first assistant police chief

NEW YORK: Indian-origin Sikh Manmeet Colon has been sworn in as first assistant police chief of Connecticut's New Haven city, becoming the department's first Indian-American and second female assistant chief of colour to rise to the top position.

2 people shot at Sikh temple in Sacramento

NEW YORK: Two people were critically injured when shots were fired during a parade at a Sikh temple in Sacramento, the state capital of California, authorities said.

Will continue to address concerns of Punjabi community in Canada: Minister

Toronto:Responding to the concerns of a Sikh MP over internet suspension in Punjab, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said her country is closely following the developments in the state, and will continue to address the concerns of the community.

British Indian MP slams Home Office for failing to protect Indian Mission

LONDON: British Indian MP Navendu Mishra has slammed the Home Office for failing to provide adequate protection to the Indian High Commission in London, which was targeted and vandalised by anti-India elements.

Arizona Gov's move on race-based hair discrimination fuels hope for Sikhs

NEW DELHI: Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs signed an executive order prohibiting race-based hair discrimination in workplaces and schools, a move that could help Sikhs who must wear turban and maintain uncut hair and beard.

Biden nominates Nisha Biswal as Dy CEO of US finance agency

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Indian-American policy expert Nisha Desai Biswal as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

Biden nominates Nisha Biswal as Dy CEO of US finance agency

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Indian-American policy expert Nisha Desai Biswal as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

Indian-American in race for top post in Pennsylvania county

NEW YORK: Indian-American attorney and educator Neil Makhija has thrown his hat in the ring for the May 16 primary election for Commissioner of Montgomery County -- the third largest county in Pennsylvania with over 865,000 people.

Canadian diaspora concerned over suspension of mobile internet in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Diaspora in Canada is concerned over the recent development in Punjab regarding the suspension of SMS and mobile internet services, except the voice call, in the interest of public safety as the police launched action against 'Waris Punjab De' chief and Khalistan ideologue Amritpal Singh and his aides.

Punjabi actor Aman Dhaliwal, also seen in 'Jodhaa Akbar', stabbed in US gym

MUMBAI: Punjabi actor Aman Dhaliwal, who has worked in the Bollywood film 'Jodhaa Akbar' starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, has been attacked in a gym in the US.

Tweet on Canadian Sikh leader's turban draws sharp reactions

NEW DELHI: A tweet by a Toronto Sun journalist on the colour of a prominent Canadian Sikh leader's turban was deleted after it drew sharp reactions from the community, calling it "insensitive" and "inappropriate".

K.R. Parvathy appointed top UN official for Tajikistan

United Nations:UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Kavilmadam Ramaswami Parvathy, who led the World Food Programme's (WFP) relief operations in Turkey after last month's devastating earthquakes, as the world body's top official in Tajikistan.

Indian Consulate in Brisbane briefly shut due to Khalistani menace: Report

Melbourne:The Indian Consulate in Brisbane was forced to close down temporarily today after Khalistani supporters blocked the entry raising slogans against the Hindus, days after Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's assurance to curb anti-India elements in the country, a media report said.

Indian national arrested for illegal possession of firearms in Philippines

Manila:A 30 year-old Indian national has been arrested for an alleged robbery attempt and illegal possession of firearms in the Philippines' Quezon province, police said.

Indian-origin teen charged for cheating bank in Singapore

Singapore:An Indian-origin teen in Singapore was charged on Friday with one count of cheating and one count of abetting an unknown person to secure unauthorised access to a bank's computer system.

Indian-American Suhas Subramanyam to run for Virginia Senate

NEW YORK: Indian-American Democrat Suhas Subramanyam has announced his bid for Virginia's newly-drawn 32nd Senate District.

2 convicted in UK for killing Sikh teen in case of mistaken identity

LONDON:Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a 16-year-old Sikh boy who they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang in West London.

Italy’s Neos airline to connect Toronto & New York with Amritsar

Punjabi diaspora in North America have a reason to rejoice with the Italian airline Neos Air commencing flights connecting Amritsar with Toronto in Canada and New York in USA via its hub at Milan Malpensa Airport starting 6 th April 2023. Sharing the news Sameep Singh Gumtala, Global Convener of the FlyAmritsar Initiative, an advocacy group pushing for direct flights to Amritsar welcomed the launch of this new one-stop seamless connectivity between Toronto – Amritsar via Milan, that will also link Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar with New York as well.

FTX fraud: Indian-origin Nishad Singh pleads guilty to criminal charges

San Francisco:Indian-origin Nishad Singh, the former director of engineering at collapsed crypto exchange FTX, has finally pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was currently cooperating with the US prosecutors in the alleged billion-dollar scam at the crypto trading platform run by former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried who is also facing a trial.

Indian-origin MIT professor awarded 2023 Marconi prize

New York:Indian-origin professor Hari Balakrishnan has been awarded the 2023 Marconi prize for his fundamental discoveries in wired and wireless networking, mobile sensing, and distributed systems.

India received the highest number of UK student visas in 2022: Envoy

NEW DELHI: The UK issued a total of 2,836,490 visas in 2022, out of which 25 per cent went to India, the highest number issued to any country, British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said on Tuesday.

After temples, Khalistanis target Indian consulate in Brisbane

Melbourne:Following vandalisation of Hindu temples, Khalistani flags were found attached to the Indian consulate in Brisbane, just days after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar's visit to Australia.

Beyond partisanship, Indian-American community leaders see political headway in Haley candidacy

New York: Beyond partisanship, Indian-American leaders view Nikki Haley's bid for the Republican presidential nomination as an example of the community making political headway.

Swati Dave named Chair of Centre for Australia-India Relations

Melbourne:Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Penny Wong on Tuesday announced the appointment of Swati Dave as inaugural Chair of the Advisory Board to the Centre for Australia-India Relations.

Indian-American Ro Khanna elected co-chair of India caucus

NEW YORK: Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna will be the co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans in the 118th Congress.

Sikhs call for probe after N Carolina gurdwara vandalised

NEW YORK:A recent string of attacks by vandals on a Sikh temple in the US has left the community worried with leaders asking for a thorough investigation into the incidents.

Khalistani supporters, Indians clash in Australia; 2 arrested

NEW DELHI:A scuffle broke out between the Indian diaspora and Khalistan supporters in Australia during a referendum called by the banned Sikhs For Justice for the creation of an independent Sikh state, local media reported.

Bienvenue! Canada welcomes record number of French-speaking immigrants

NEW DELHI: Welcoming the highest number of French-speaking immigrants since 2006, Canada said it has achieved its target of 4.4 per cent of Francophone newcomers outside Quebec in 2022.

Sikh sentenced for smashing window with hockey stick in UK

LONDON: A 48 year-old Sikh man has been fined and banned from driving for multiple offences, including smashing a window in a UK residential colony with a hockey stick.

Reckless driver jailed for killing Sikh woman in UK

LONDON: A 23-year-old man in the UK has been jailed for six years for recklessly driving at a speed of nearly 100 mph, which led to the death of a Sikh woman -- mother to a five-month-old.

British-Indian doc gets two more life sentences for abusing girls

LONDON:A former Indian-origin doctor, already convicted of 115 offences of sexual assault against 28 women, has got two more concurrent life terms for carrying out unnecessary invasive examinations.

Indian-American named NASA's chief technologist

NEW YORK: NASA has named Indian-American aerospace industry expert A.C. Charania as its new chief technologist to serve as principal advisor on technology policy and programs at the agency's headquarters in Washington.

Surrey proclaims day in memory of Sikh victim of racist attack

SURREY (Canada): On the 25th anniversary of the brutal killing of Nirmal Singh Gill by the white supremacists, one of the fastest growing municipalities of Canada made a proclamation to recognize the incident.

Canada admits record 431,645 new immigrants in 2022 

Toronto:Canada has set a new record in immigration by admitting 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, the largest number of people ever welcomed in a year in the country's history.

Indian-American takes oath as Texas county judge

NEW DELHI: Indian-American Democrat Juli A. Mathew took oath as a judge in Fort Bend County, Texas, for a second consecutive term.

Californian city gets its first Sikh mayor

NEW YORK: Mikey Hothi has been unanimously elected as the 117th mayor of Lodi city in northern California, becoming the first Sikh to hold the position in the city's history.

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