Saturday, September 30, 2023

Canadian police denies report claiming delay in Nijjar’s murder probe

Toronto:Dismissing a media report which claimed that there was a delay in initial response to the fatal shooting of hard-line Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said its officers reached the scene within four minutes of the incident.

Election of President NRI Sabha Punjab will be held on January 05, 2024; Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has given approval to elect the President of NRI Sabha Punjab. This election will be held on January 05, 2024.

Indian-origin man jailed for wearing Singapore flag as cape while shouting he's god

SINGAPORE: A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to two weeks in jail for wearing Singapore's flag like a cape while shouting that he is god at a coffee club in the city-state earlier this month.

Police let off Indian-origin man arrested during Ganesh Chaturthi event in UK

LONDON:The UK police said they have released a 55-year-old Indian-origin man, arrested the same day on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, following a viral video on social media that showed community members and a police officer squabbling during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations.

Khalistani leader Pannun threatens Indo-Canadian Hindus, asks them to leave

Toronto:Stating that pro-Khalistan Sikhs have always been loyal to Canada, Gurpatwant Pannun, leader of radical Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), threatened Indo-Canadian Hindus and asked them to leave the country in a video which went viral on Wednesday.

Kshama Sawant, other Seattle leaders call for action after cop mocks Kandula's death

NEW DELHI: Mumbai-born Kshama Sawant, a prominent Indian-origin Seattle council member, has called for an elected police accountability system after a recent bodycam video of a police officer mocking an Indian student's death by a police patrol vehicle in January sparked massive outrage.

Student accused of killing Indian-American roommate found fit to stand trial

NEW YORK: A Purdue University student, who was charged with murder after he stabbed his Indian-origin roommate to death in October last year, has been found fit to stand trial, media reports said.

'Appalled', 'sickened': Top Indian-American lawmakers slam video mocking student's death

NEW DELHI: Top Indian-American lawmakers and advocacy groups said they were "horrified", "sickened" and "appalled" following the release of a bodycam video in which a Seattle cop is heard joking and laughing about an Indian student's death by a police patrol car this year.

Sunak confirms raising British Sikh's detention with Modi: Report

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he raised the case of a Scottish Sikh detained in India since 2017 during his talks with counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi, a BBC report said.

Fifth man charged with murder of Indian-origin delivery driver in UK

LONDON: A fifth man has been charged with the murder of a 23-year-old Indian-origin delivery driver who died after being ambushed by a machete-wielding gang in western England, police said.

Singapore ready for a non-Chinese PM: Indian-origin presidential candidate

Singapore:Ahead of the September 1 presidential election in Singapore, Indian-origin candidate Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said that the city-state is now ready for a non-Chinese Prime Minister.

Moonstruck! From US to South Africa -- a 'proud day' for Indian diaspora

NEW DELHI:It was a 'proud and historic day' for India's 32 million-plus strong diaspora, which stood in unison with their mother country amid chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram', as the nation conquered the moon on Wednesday with its historic Chandrayaan-3 mission.

'We're cheering for you': Astronaut Sunita Williams on Chandrayaan-3 touchdown

NEW DELHI: Wishing Indians 'good luck', Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams has said she will cheer for India as Chandrayaan-3 mission's lander module attempts a touchdown on the moon's surface on Wednesday.

Indian-origin executive charged with bribery offences in Singapore

Singapore:A 61-year-old Indian-origin Malaysian executive from a marine engineering company in Singapore has been charged with taking bribes totalling more than S$200,000 over a period of six years, a media report said.

British Indian doc who helped catch 'killer' nurse says 'babies could've been saved'

LONDON: An Indian-origin paediatrician in England, who helped catch a nurse convicted of murdering seven babies in her care, has said that the infants could have been saved had the hospital acted faster.

Indian-American lab owner jailed for $463 mn fraud scheme

NEW YORK: A 44-year-old Indian-origin lab owner was sentenced o 27 years in prison for defrauding Medicare by submitting over $463 million in genetic and other laboratory tests that patients did not need.

British High Commission organises send-off for Indian Chevening scholars

NEW DELHI: The British High Commission organised a special send-off in New Delhi for recipients of the 2023 to 2024 Chevening Scholarship, which includes 22 women and 22 men.

British Sikh presenter arrested for alleged sexual offenses released

LONDON: British Sikh chef and former BBC presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli, who was arrested and charged over sexual harassment allegations, has been released on an undertaking and will appear in court at a later date, police said.

India-born college student is first Republican to enter US Senate race in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON: India-born college student Rejani Raveendran has announced her senate candidacy for the US state of Wisconsin, becoming the first Republican to officially get in the race against Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin.

2 Indian-origin ministers likely to sue Singapore PM's brother for defamation

Singapore:Singapore's Indian-origin ministers K. Shanmugam and Vivian Balakrishnan have sent lawyers’ letters to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's brother, Lee Hsien Yang seeking an apology and damages for defamation.

Indian-Americans hold protests against Manipur violence in 3 US states

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans and allies held protests in US states of California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts throughout the weekend to condemn the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, which has left hundreds of people dead and thousands displaced.

Death of top Dalit activist leaves Hindu-American community in shock

NEW DELHI: Top Dalit activist and engineer Milind Makwana, who took up cudgels against the caste discrimination bill in California state assembly, has died of a heart attack, leaving the Hindu-American community in shock.

Indian-origin men admit maintaining a drug-involved premises in US

NEW YORK: Two Indian-origin men have admitted to drug and firearms charges arising from a drug trafficking venture run out of a motel in a southwestern US city.

Canadian-Sikh cop who died by suicide was under probe for texts to minor

Toronto:A 26-year-old off-duty Canadian-Sikh police officer, who fatally shot himself earlier this year, was facing investigation for sending inappropriate texts to a 15-year-old girl, recently unsealed court documents found.

Indian-American named CEO of Fox's streaming service Tubi

NEW YORK: Indian-American Anjali Sud will take over as the new Chief Executive Officer of Tubi, Fox Corporation’s free ad-supported streaming service, from September 1.

Two teens jailed for life in UK for murdering fellow Indian

LONDON: Two Indian-origin teenagers have been jailed for 34 years for fatally stabbing a 16-year-old boy in an "unbelievably callous and shocking case" of mistaken identity in the West Midlands region of England last year.

Two teens jailed for life in UK for murdering fellow Indian

LONDON: Two Indian-origin teenagers have been jailed for 34 years for fatally stabbing a 16-year-old boy in an "unbelievably callous and shocking case" of mistaken identity in the West Midlands region of England last year.

Cops to probe ex-BBC British Sikh presenter for harassing over 20 women

LONDON: Police in Scotland have said they have begun probe after fresh complaints of sexual harassment allegations emerged against British Sikh chef and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli, according to media reports.

New Sikh temple in Leicester opens its doors for worshippers

LONDON: Bringing cheer to the Sikh community in the UK, a new gurdwara has opened its doors for up to 900 worshippers in Leicester.

Indian-American admits to promoting illegal charitable contribution tax scheme

NEW YORK: An Indian-American financial planner from Cleveland has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the US government in addition to aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return.

Indian-American admits to promoting illegal charitable contribution tax scheme

NEW YORK: An Indian-American financial planner from Cleveland has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the US government in addition to aiding and abetting the filing of a false tax return.

Indian-American takes oath as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

NEW YORK: Indian-American Geeta Rao Gupta has been sworn-in as the Ambassador-at-Large for the Office of Global Women's Issues in the US State Department, becoming the first woman of colour to hold the position.

Indian-origin man gets 10 years' jail for assaulting cop in Singapore

Singapore: A 25-year-old Indian-origin man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in jail and fined S$4,000 for punching and kicking a police officer during a raid in 2020, a media report said.

Indian-American who drove family off cliff asks court for mental health treatment

NEW YORK: An Indian-American doctor, accused of deliberately driving his wife and two kids off a 250-foot California cliff, suffers from a major depressive disorder and needs treatment, his lawyers have said.

British Sikh jailed for repeatedly punching man after altercation

LONDON: A 37-year-old Sikh in England has been jailed for a year for repeatedly punching a man with his steel bangle (kada) after believing that he was racially targetted, a media report said.

Indian-American Microsoft exec who helped build Windows, Skype to resign: Report

NEW YORK: Indian-American Gurdeep Pall, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, who helped build and promote Windows, Skype and Bing, intends to retire from the company in September, a media report said.

Dubai's highest court rejects appeal of Pak man convicted of killing Indian couple

DUBAI: A Pakistani man convicted of murdering an Indian couple in Dubai during a break-in and robbery attempt in 2020, has lost appeal against his death sentence at the city's highest court, a media report said.

Actions of a few don't speak for entire community or Canada: FM Melanie Joly

NEW DELHI: Actions of a few do not speak for an entire community or Canada, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said after a poster with pictures and names of Indian diplomats portraying them as "killers" of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar emerged.

Indian-American urologist accused of performing vasectomy on wrong side

NEW YORK: A 72-year-old Indian-origin urologist from Florida has been accused of incorrectly performing the vasectomy procedure on his 51-year-old patient.

Canada's first turbaned police officer appointed chair of WorkSafeBC

Toronto:Baltej Singh Dhillon, the first turbaned Sikh officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), has been appointed Chair of WorkSafeBC's board of directors, making him the first South Asian to hold the top post.

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