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Canada News: Indian-origin truck driver who killed 16 people in an accident ordered to detained

Mastermind in the Moosewala murder case Gangster Goldie Brar murdered in America!

'Big win for human rights': Hindus in Canada, US, UK laud CAA implementation

NEW DELHI: Calling the government's decision to offer Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities a "big win for human rights", Hindu organisations across the US, the UK, and Canada on Tuesday hailed the announcement of the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Indian women beyond borders - a formidable force in world politics

NEW DELHI:Women serve as heads of state and government in only 31 countries with less than one in four serving as cabinet ministers, and just 26.5 per cent of them as MPs in a 21st-century world that speaks of gender equality.

RBI streamlines Bharat Bill Payment System, customers get more protection

MUMBAI: The RBI has put in a revised regulatory framework - Bharat Bill Payment Systems Directions, 2024, which will be applicable to NPCI Bharat Bill Pay Limited (NBBL - a wholly owned subsidiary of National Payments Corporation of India); and all Bharat Bill Payment Operating Units (BBPOUs).

Family of slain British Indian teen slams UK cops for 'mismanagement'

LONDON: Slamming the police for 'mismanagement', families of the victims of Nottingham murders, which included an Indian-origin student, said they will continue to raise 'serious concerns' about the case and 'will not be silenced'.

'I heard my mother's last screams': Canadian Sikh shooting survivor slams cops for 'inaction'

Toronto: With 13 bullets pumped inside her body, the lone survivor of a shooting spree in Canada last year who watched her Sikh parents die in front of her, wants swift justice and says police didn't do their duty well.

Indian-origin man wanted in connection with father's murder in Canada

Toronto: Police are on the lookout for a 22-year-old Indian-origin son, who fled after allegedly murdering his father, at their home in Canada's Ontario province.

Indian-origin man admits stabbing teen wife to death in London

LONDON: A 24-year-old Indian-origin man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his 19-year-old wife to death in South London in October last year.

Indian-origin tech executive dies after assault outside US restaurant

NEW YORK:A 41-year-old Indian-origin tech executive has died in the US, days after he was assaulted outside a restaurant in Washington, according to media reports.

Indian-American lawmaker from Arizona resigns to focus on congressional run

NEW YORK: Indian-American doctor Amish Shah has stepped down from the House of Representatives in the US state of Arizona to focus on his congressional campaign.

Haley reiterates US will have a female president - either her or Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: Fresh out of her stinging loss in the Nevada primary, a confident Nikki Haley has reiterated that the US will have a female president in 2024 -- either her or Vice President Kamala Harris -- both Indian-Americans.

Five Indo-Canadians arrested for extortion threats targeting South Asians

Toronto: Canadian police have arrested three men and two women of Punjab origin and laid almost two dozen charges in connection with extortion threats targeting the South Asian business community in the Greater Toronto Area.

Fresh trouble for Sunak as Minister accused of giving Infosys 'VIP access': Report

LONDON: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is facing a fresh conflict of interest row after a Conservative minister on a trade mission to India last April said he would be happy to help IT firm Infosys, owned by his wife's family, grow in the UK.

H-1B visa process begins March 6 amid overhaul of lottery system

NEW YORK: The initial registration for the H-1B visa application for fiscal year 2025 will open from March 6 and run through March 22, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said on Tuesday.

Missing Indian student found dead on Purdue University campus in US

New York: An Indian studying at Purdue University has been found dead outside a building on the campus after he went missing last week, a county coroner in the US confirmed.

British-Indian student acquitted after 'Taliban' joke to blow up plane

LONDON: A British-Indian student has been acquitted by a Spanish court after he was accused of public disorder for joking about blowing up a plane in which he was travelling along with his friends.

Indian-American parents accuse Illinois Univ of negligence after teen son's death

New York: Parents of an Indian-American teen, who was found dead last weekend with signs of hypothermia, have filed a complaint alleging negligence by the police department of the university where the son studied.

British-Indian teen's killer will not face murder trial due to 'mental illness'

LONDON: A 32-year-old man who stabbed British-Indian teen, Grace O'Malley-Kumar, and two others to death in the UK last year, will not face trial for murder after his plea of guilty to manslaughter was accepted as victims' families grieved the loss of lives.

'This race is far from over': Nikki Haley after New Hampshire loss

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said that the race for White House 2024 was "far from over" after her former boss Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary, solidifying his position as GOP's likely nominee.

Indian-American announces run for California State Assembly

New York: Indian-American community leader Tara Sreekrishnan has announced that she is running for California State Assembly from District 26 as a Democrat.

Top Trump adviser rules out Ramaswamy’s chances as VP pick

NEW YORK: A top aide of former US President Donald Trump has said that voters are likely to rule out Indian-American longshot presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy as the Republican frontrunner's Vice Presidential pick.

UK's sacked Home Secretary warns voting against Rwanda Bill

LONDON: With the Rwanda asylum bill set to return to the UK Parliament next week, sacked Home Secretary Suella Braverman said she will vote against the legislation if there were “no improvements” in it.

I come from a country where toxic air is a big issue: India-born UK mayoral candidate

LONDON: An India-born investment banker, standing as an independent in the 2024 London Mayoral election, has said that he comes from a country where toxic air is a big issue, and wants things to be "greener and more effective" in the British capital.

2 Indian-origin men indicted for kidnapping, murder of aircraft mechanic in US

NEW YORK: A federal grand jury in the US state of Florida has charged three people, including two Indian-origin men, for the violent kidnapping and murder of an airplane mechanic who went missing last month.

Small boat arrivals expected to rise this year: UK Border Force officials’ union

LONDON: A union of Border Force officials in the UK have warned that the number of people arriving in small boats is expected to rise again this year after government figures reported a fall in migrants crossing the English Channel by about a third in 2023.

Vivek Ramaswamy reiterates vow to withdraw from Maine, Colorado ballots

WASHINGTON: Coming out firmly in support of his Republican presidential rival candidate Donald Trump, Indian-American Vivek Ramaswamy has reiterated that he will withdraw from the ballot in states that remove the former President from running in the primaries.

Two Indians in advisory council of charity founded by King Charles

LONDON: The British Asian Trust, a charity founded by King Charles III, has announced the appointment of entrepreneurs Nikhil Kamath and Neerja Birla to its India Advisory Council.

Congressional Hindu Caucus in 118th Congress announced

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers Pete Sessions and Elise Stefanik have announced the inauguration of the Congressional Hindu Caucus in the 118th Congress.

Congressional Hindu Caucus in 118th Congress announced

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers Pete Sessions and Elise Stefanik have announced the inauguration of the Congressional Hindu Caucus in the 118th Congress.

2 Indian-origin men jailed for 34 years in UK for drug smuggling

LONDON: Two Indian-origin men have been sentenced to prison in the UK for smuggling cocaine, cannabis and cigarettes into the country hidden in shipments of perishable goods.

Indian-origin doc accused of molesting woman acquitted in Singapore

Singapore: A 35-year-old Indian-origin doctor accused of molesting a woman in Singapore earlier this year has been acquitted after paying compensation to the victim.

Plot-to-kill: Biden admin briefs Indian-American lawmakers on Nikhil Gupta

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Congressmen were briefed by US President Joe Biden's administrationon the indictment of Indian national Nikhil Gupta, allegedly involved in a foiled bid to kill a Sikh separatist leader in the US.

Indian-origin hotel owners arrested in US for 'hiding' fugitives

NEW YORK:Two Indian-origin hotel owners have been arrested in the US state of Tennessee for allegedly lying to the police about the whereabouts of fugitives whom they hid inside their building.

Canadian Sikh sentenced to 15 yrs in jail for drug smuggling, flees to India

Toronto:A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued against a 60-year-old Sikh truck driver in British Columbia province who fled to India after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking.

Indian-origin motel owner shot dead by homeless trespasser in US

NEW YORK: A 46-year-old Indian-origin motel owner in the US state of North Carolina died after being shot at by a homeless trespasser, who barricaded himself inside a room, before killing himself, police said.

4 Indian-origin men sought in connection with aggravated assault in Canada

Toronto:Police have sought public assistance in locating four Indian-origin men, aged between 22-30 years, in connection with an aggravated assault that took place in Canadian city of Brampton.

Indian-origin man among 12 arrested in Canada auto theft ring bust

Toronto: A 25-year-old Indian-origin man is among 12 people who have been arrested in connection with an auto theft and insurance fraud ring in and around the Greater Toronto Area, police said.

Indian-origin prison warden convicted for seeking bribe in Singapore

Singapore: A 56-year-old Indian-origin prison warden has been convicted in Singapore for seeking bribes of SG$133,000 in exchange for transferring an inmate out of his jail cluster.

Migrant workers face exploitation due to UK's employer sponsorship scheme: Report

LONDON: With most work visas tied to sponsors, the UK's post-Brexit Points Based Immigration System severely limits migrant workers’ abilities to change jobs, putting employers in a position of great power, which remains unchecked, according to a new report.

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