Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Diaspora

Canada to strengthen visa processing capacity in Delhi, Chandigarh

NEW DELHI: As a Pacific nation, Canada constituted an ambitious plan, which initially provides for an investment of nearly $2.3 billion over the next five years as it recognises that the Indo-Pacific region will play an important and fundamental role in Canada's future.

Slain Indian-origin teen's father regrets moving to Canada

Toronto:The father of 18 year-old Mehakpreet Sethi, who was stabbed to death at a parking lot of a school in Surrey, has told a news channel that he regrets moving to Canada along with his children.

Can there be 2 Indian-origin women running for US Prez? Haley hints she may contest (Analysis)

NEW YORK: Can there be two women of Indian origin vying for the US presidential nominations from two opposing parties?

Indian fined $6,806 for drunk driving, crashing vehicle in Dubai

DUBAI: An Indian man has been fined 25,000 dirhams ($6,806) for drunken-driving and fleeing the scene after crashing his vehicle into a car in Dubai.

Indo-Canadian appointed Principal, V-C of McGill University

TORONTO: Indian-origin academic H. Deep Saini has been appointed as Montreal-based McGill University's 18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and will begin his five-year, renewable term from April next year.

2 Indian-origin community helpers in Australia win $672,805 mn grant

Melbourne:Two Indian-origin achievers are among 20 inspiring Australians who have won A$$1 million grant ($672,805) for creating sustainable and innovative solutions to address community issues.

38 years on, UK MPs drum up support for Bhopal gas tragedy victims

LONDON: Labour MPs, led by Indian-origin MP Navendu Mishra, have called on the UK government to give political support to victims of Bhopal gas tragedy, by providing swift justice, medical care and right compensation.

Funds raised for Sikh driver 'murdered' in UK

LONDON: More than 10,000 pounds have been raised in support of Anakh Singh, a Sikh taxi driver in the UK who was allegedly murdered last month while he was at work, local media reported.

Indian national jailed in Singapore for bank fraud

Singapore:An Indian national has been jailed in Singapore for nine weeks after he committed fraud involving more than S$26,000 that was traced to three fraud victims in the US.

Post Leicester, report says UK Hindus 'smart, well behaved'

LONDON: Close on the heels of Britain getting its first Hindu Prime Minister, and launch of an independent inquiry into the recent Hindu-Muslim clashes in Leicester, a report in a UK-based daily says that "Britain's Hindus are smart, rich and very well behaved".

Murderer of Indian-American sheriff's deputy sentenced to death

NEW YORK: The man who murdered an Indian-American Sikh sheriffs deputy in Texas has been sentenced to death, according to officials.

Indo-Canadians concerned as municipal polls coincide with Diwali

TORONTO: With the Canadian Municipal elections falling on October 24 -- the same day as Diwali -- Indian-origin community, including councillor candidates, are raising concerns over the two events overlapping.

Indo-Canadian gets 7 year jail-term for killing girlfriend

OTTAWA: An Indo-Canadian man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for 'accidentally' killing and then attempting to burn the body of his Sikh girlfriend in Surrey.

Gujarati family's death in Canada: Police seek public help

TORONTO: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which is investigating the deaths of four members of a Gujarati family who froze to death while trying to enter the US illegally in January, has sought public help about the movement of the victims in Canada.

Canadian Sikh accused of killing his kids charged with murder

OTTAWA: An Indo-Canadian Sikh has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two of his children were killed in the family home north of Montreal, local media reported.

Diwali to be public school holiday in New York City starting 2023

NEW YORK: Diwali will be a public school holiday in New York City starting next year, Mayor Eric Adams announced at a press conference on Thursday with state assembly woman Jenifer Rajkumar.

Labour party appoints its first turban-wearing Sikh to House of Lords

LONDON: India-born Kuldip Singh Sahota has become the first turban-wearing Labour peer and the only Sikh on the Labour benches in the House of Lords.

Sikh named to US DHS' Faith-Based Advisory Council

NEW YORK: After Indian-American community leader Chandru Acharya, Kiran Kaur Gill, an Indian-origin Sikh, has been named to the US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Faith-Based Security Advisory Council.

Jaishankar thanks diaspora for shaping India's image in Egypt

CAIRO: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar thanked the Indian business community in Egypt for advancing national interests and shaping the country's image in the region.

1MDB scandal: PIO banker banned for not reporting suspicious transactions

Singapore: An Indian-origin banker has been issued a 10-year prohibition order and a 24-month conditional warning by Singapore's top banking regulator for his role in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, involving former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Indian-origin teacher honored in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi:An Indian-origin teacher has been recognized in Abu Dhabi for her dedication and contribution towards education on World Teachers' Day.

'Baby Aroohi Dheri, left for dead, died of exposure as parents, uncle murdered'

NEW YORK: Eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri was left for dead and died of exposure in a remote farm area in the US where her parents and uncle were killed, according to a family spokesperson.

'A good person': Friends remember slain Indian student in US

NEW DELHI: As students gathered at Purdue University campus in the US to hold a candlelight vigil in the memory of slain Indian American student Varun Manish Chheda, his friends, shocked and shattered, remembered him as a "good and humble person".

Selective abortion seen among Indian diaspora: Indo-Canadian professor

Toronto:Indo-Canadian professor Prabhat Jha has found that the practice of selective abortion of females in second and third pregnancies is more pronounced among the families in which the mother was born in India but living in Australia, Canada, the UK, or the US.

How long will Punjabi diaspora keep facing inconvenience while flying to Canada?

In a recent development on September 2nd, the pilots of the German airline Lufthansa went on lightning strike for a day due to which the airline cancelled around 800 flights from its hubs in the German cities of Frankfurt and Munich, affecting an estimated 130, 000 passengers globally. About 700 passengers were affected in Delhi-India alone due to the cancellation of flights by Lufthansa & its code-share airlines.

Nihangs, sect followers' clash leaves 11 injured in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: A clash broke out between Nihang Sikhs and followers of religious sect Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Punjab on Sunday after the former allegedly tried to forcibly enter the dera premises to graze their cattle, leaving 11 injured.

Indian-born Laxman Narasimhan is new CEO of Starbucks

WASHINGTON: Global coffee chain Starbucks has named Indian-born Laxman Narasimhan its next CEO.

NRI philanthropist SPS Oberoi provides flood relief of 30000 pounds to ailing Pakistanis

NEW DELHI: Extending a helping hand towards the flood-affected people in Pakistan, Dubai-based NRI philanthropist S.P.S. Oberoi has provided relief of 30,000 pounds.

Good news for diaspora: Now Fly more conveniently from Amritsar to Australia & other South-East Asian Countries

AMRITSAR: There is good news for the diaspora and tourists from the South-East Asian countries including Australia, planning to travel to Punjab during the upcoming fall and winter season. Traveling between Punjab and Australian cities is going to become easier with Malaysia based Malindo Air, now known as Batik air, resuming its non-stop flights between Kuala Lumpur and Amritsar’s Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport from September 9 onwards.

US-based gurdwaras seek improvement in security funding

Ten years after a white supremacist gunned down six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in the US state of Wisconsin, the White House is calling for a sharp increase in funding for a federal programme that provides security grants for houses of worship.
WASHINGTON: Ten years after a white supremacist gunned down six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in the US state of Wisconsin, the White House is calling for a sharp increase in funding for a federal programme that provides security grants for houses of worship.

Two Indian-origin men shot dead in Canada, 10 days after Ripudaman's killing

Two Indian-origin men have been shot dead in Canada, 10 days after an eerily similar killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of charges of bombing an Air India plane, according to media reports.
NEW YORK: Two Indian-origin men have been shot dead in Canada, 10 days after an eerily similar killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of charges of bombing an Air India plane, according to media reports.

Rishi Sunak cementing position as Tory leadership front runner

UK's former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak underlined his status as Tory leadership front runner on Tuesday as more Cabinet big beasts backed him - with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss begging the Tory right to unite behind her to take him on, media reports said on Tuesday.
LONDON: UK's former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak underlined his status as Tory leadership front runner on Tuesday as more Cabinet big beasts backed him - with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss begging the Tory right to unite behind her to take him on, media reports said on Tuesday.

Odisha receives investment intents worth Rs 21,000cr

The Odisha government has received investment intents worth more than Rs 21,000 crore with employment potential for 19,000 people in different sectors during Odisha Investors' Meet held in Dubai on Wednesday, officials said.

DUBAI: The Odisha government has received investment intents worth more than Rs 21,000 crore with employment potential for 19,000 people in different sectors during Odisha Investors' Meet held in Dubai on Wednesday, officials said.

Indian-origin man shot dead execution-style in New York

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man was shot dead execution-style as he was sitting in a jeep near his home in New York, according to media reports.

Randeep Singh Chahal wins “Brisbane Choreographer Cup 2022”

AMRITSAR: Randeep Singh Chahal, a 29 year old dancer/Choreographer from india who lives in Brisbane, Australia now has won “Brisbane Choreographer Cup 2022” Competition by competing against top 10 choreographers/ dancers in Australia.

KP Singh happy to be at Talbot Art Fair 50th time

INDIANAPOLIS: "It is joy and pleasure to be 50th time at the Talbot Art Fair, one of the largest and the oldest art fairs in the United States of America. We had taken some vacation for the last two years due to Covid. There was no art fair in the last two successive years, " said Inter-Faith Ambassador of the Year 2016, Mr Kanwal Prakash Singh. His art work has been described as "Lines of Distinction."

Explainer: 'Khalistan' returns to spook Punjab again

NEW DELHI: Khalistan had become a thing of the past after India trudged on from the grisly period of peaking insurgency in Punjab, the assassination of a powerful Prime Minister, and the anti-Sikh riots that followed.

Big Boost to the Demand of Canada to Amritsar Direct Flights

AMRITSAR: The FlyAmritsar Initiative, global civil society advocacy campaign for connecting Amritsar airport to destinations around the world, has expressed its gratitude to the Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra for raising the issue of more direct flights to India including direct flights to Amritsar with the visiting Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia during the recent bilateral ministerial level talks held between the two countries.

IAI hosts Holi 2022 with a bang

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian Association of Indianapolis Road the 2022 Holi Festival with a bang at the World Global Village, Lafayette Road here last Saturday. The turnout was encouraging.

NY Police arrest two in alleged attacks on Sikhs

NEW YORK; The New York Police have arrested two men in connection with two separate attacks on Sikhs in the city amid rising fears in the community in an area with a prominent gurdwara.

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