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Indian-origin jailed for 18 years in Singapore

An Indian-origin Singaporean was on Thursday jailed for 18 years for killing the mother of his former employer when she tried to stop him from robbing her, a media report said. Mageswaran was convicted of culpable homicide in May, and sentenced to 18 years' jail.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 5:01 pm


Indian-origin man among 3 charged in currency-rigging case

An Indian-origin British national is among three former traders of major banks charged for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to manipulate the price of US dollars and euros exchanged in the foreign currency exchange spot market.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 4:50 pm


Indian, Indian-American plead guilty in US call centre scam

An Indian national and an Indian-American have pleaded guilty to the charges of their involvement in a massive telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by India-based call centres.

Published on 20 July 2017 | 8:58 am


Indian-origin doctor set to become UK's youngest to start work

Arpan Doshi graduated with his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sheffield on Monday - aged 21 and 335 days - and is due to start work as a junior doctor in York next month.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 3:42 pm


Sikhs in Europe disuss religious identity issues

Sikh representatives from across Europe recently met at the European Parliament to discuss actions aimed at safeguarding the Sikh identity in Europe. Besides, they also discussed about the Kirpan issue in Italy.

Published on 19 July 2017 | 3:18 pm


Indian-American-led Dream Hotels to open property in Delhi

Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal-led Dream Hotel Group signed the hotel management agreement with Viiking Ventures to open the Dream Hotel in Delhi. Set to open in West Delhi, Dream New Delhi will feature 187 guest rooms and suites and other hi-end amenities.

Published on 18 July 2017 | 9:56 am


First Sikh woman MP in Britain joins key House panel

The first Sikh woman MP in Britain, Preet Kaur Gill, has been selected as a member of an influential parliamentary select committee which scrutinises the work of the home office. The Labour MP, who won the Birmingham Edgbaston seat, will be one of 11 MPs on the cross-party home affairs committee.

Published on 17 July 2017 | 4:51 pm


Six NRIs booked for harassing woman over dowry

Six members of an NRI family were on Sunday booked for allegedly harassing a woman for dowry, the police has said. Manbir Kaur complained to police that her husband Harsimran Singh and five of her in-laws have been harassing her for dowry after she got married in 2008.

Published on 16 July 2017 | 3:59 pm


Foreign bank accounts of non-resident Indians under income tax lens

I-T authorities have added a new provision in the tax return form (ITR2) which will require all non-residents to disclose details of their bank accounts outside India. Most NRIs, even those who have been away for years, file tax return in India to cover their income from stocks and properties.

Published on 15 July 2017 | 4:02 am


New report in 2011 death of Indian-origin student slams 'flawed' police procedure

Jagdip Randhawa, 19, from south-west London, was punched by boxer Clifton Ty Mitchell during a night out in the city of Leeds on October 12. After being hit, Randhawa struck his head on a pavement and was taken to hospital.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 1:51 pm


Indian-origin man executed in Singapore for drug trafficking

Prabagaran Srivijayan was sentenced to death in 2014 after he was caught with 22.24 grams of diamorphine while trying to enter Singapore. Both Malaysia and Singapore execute murderers and drug traffickers by hanging, a system which dates back to British colonial rule.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 8:46 am


Supreme Court asks Centre to apprise it on issue of NRI voting in polls

A bench comprising CJI JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud considered the statement that the Centre and the Election Commission have agreed to the proposal of enabling NRIs to vote in polls in principle and the only issue is the ways to effect it.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 7:29 am


Subra Suresh, Indian-origin scientist, to head Singapore's NTU

Subra Suresh, 61, joins NTU from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where he was president for the last four years. He was chosen by former US President Obama to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation. His undergraduate degree was from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 4:36 am


Indian to lose US citizenship after being convicted of fraud

Gurpreet Singh of Watertown was sentenced in federal court in Syracuse to three months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, following a jury trial in January where he was convicted of knowingly obtaining US citizenship through unlawful naturalisation.

Published on 14 July 2017 | 4:30 am


Can not overlook what is happening in Myanmar, Nikki Haley says

The UN estimates that over 90,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes in northern Rakhine State since last October. The US mission to the UN said violence in Rakhine State against ethnic and religious communities continues to claim lives and there are allegations of sexual violence as well.

Published on 13 July 2017 | 2:46 pm


Ten Indians killed in fire in Saudi Arabia

At least 10 Indians were killed and six others injured on Wednesday when a major fire ripped through a windowless house in Saudi Arabia.

Published on 13 July 2017 | 3:11 am


Indian-origin women jailed for lying to US grand jury

Two Indian-origin women in US have been sentenced to two years in prison each for making false declarations before a grand jury. Harjit Kaur Johal, 50, and Jasvir Kaur, 47, were sentenced by a US district judge. They participated in a series of unemployment and disability fraud schemes in Yuba City

Published on 12 July 2017 | 3:36 pm


Indian-American doctor couple killed in plane crash in US

Indian-origin psychiatrist couple - Umamaheswara Kalapatapu, 63, and his wife Sitha-Gita Kalapatapu, 61 - of Logansport, were killed when their private plane crashed in the US state of Ohio, police officials said on Wednesday.

Published on 12 July 2017 | 5:20 am


Telugu diaspora teaches language to the new generation, screens regional movies

In a bid to ensure that children learn their mother tongue, Telugu diaspora in the US, UK, Brunei and other countries have launched a mission to teach their children the language. So far, if children were watching Telugu films to be familiar with the language, it will henceforth be a formal affair to learn it.

Published on 11 July 2017 | 3:35 pm


Helped by Indian in tough times, man goes on to become top jurist in SA

An Indian-origin shopkeeper in South Africa has become a media sensation after the new deputy chief justice recalled his generosity over four decades ago when he was looking for a loan to fund his studies.

Published on 11 July 2017 | 7:08 am








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