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Goan man convicted of sexually grooming two underage girls in UK

A Goan man was convicted by the Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to sexually grooming two 12-year-old girls (actually a middle-aged woman volunteer with an Internet vigilante group posing online as two girls) and trying to meet them to commit further sexual offences.

Published on 19 June 2018 | 4:11 pm

Indian-origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport

In a row that could have implications for expansion of the hub, Surinder Arora issued a UK High Court claim against the west London airport over his plans to build a 2,077-space, nine-storey car park on the land he owns at Heathrow, the Sunday Times reported.

Published on 18 June 2018 | 9:16 am

Man found guilty of murdering Indian-origin student in US

A man in the US has been convicted of the first-degree murder of an Indian-origin student after four years of untiring efforts by his family to seek justice, according to a media report.

Published on 17 June 2018 | 9:20 am

Top MIT professor to chair World Hindu Congress in Chicago

More than 2,000 delegates from over 80 countries are expected to attend the second World Hindu Congress to be addressed by nearly 250 eminent speakers from across the globe, including Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Richard Gere and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Published on 14 June 2018 | 2:21 am

Deserter 'NRI husbands' may soon lose assets, passports

The government is considering changes in the law to enable confiscation of an absconding NRI husband’s share of joint property and prevention of alienation of commonly held land to build pressure on delinquent spouses who refuse to answer court summons.

Published on 13 June 2018 | 9:54 pm

Indian-origin chef sacked over anti-Islam tweet in Dubai

Atul Kochhar, a popular Indian-origin chef in the United Arab Emirates, was on Wednesday sacked by a Dubai hotel after he courted controversy by posting an anti-Islam tweet that caused outrage on social media.

Published on 13 June 2018 | 11:02 am

American-Indians fear US-Mexico border wall will destroy ancient culture

To the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Indians, the water of the Rio Grande that divides the United States and Mexico sanctifies religious rites and purifies their hunts. Indian communities living miles away use the river to send messages to fellow tribes downstream, tribal chief Jose Sierra told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Published on 13 June 2018 | 1:29 am

Indian-origin spends Rs 38k for a 1-night stay at hotel to meet Trump

North Korean leader Kim today agreed to work toward "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" in return for security guarantees from the US as Trump wrapped up his historic summit which he described as "honest, direct and productive."

Published on 12 June 2018 | 11:30 am

Indian-origin chef Atul Kochhar slammed for anti-Islam tweet

JW Marriot hotel distanced itself from the chef's comments. The anti-Islam tweet created a furore on the social media, with twitterati calling for firing the chef.

Published on 12 June 2018 | 8:44 am

Paralysed Indian worker flown back from UAE

Published on 11 June 2018 | 9:20 am

UAE-based Indian undergoes amputation after minor infection

Punjab-origin Gurbinder Singh Arjan Singh (42), who worked as a crane operator for a private company in the UAE capital, injured his knee at the company site on Zirku Island on February 24, Khaleej Times reported.

Published on 9 June 2018 | 9:48 am

Sikh soldier to become first to wear turban for Trooping the Colour ceremony in UK

A Sikh soldier is set to become the first to wear a turban instead of a bearskin hat during an annual parade that celebrates the British monarch. Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, 22, will march among 1,000 soldiers taking part in Trooping the Colour ceremony which also marks the Queen's birthday.

Published on 9 June 2018 | 7:43 am

UK needs to invest in workforce: Lord Swraj Paul

The founder of Caparo Group of industries said the University of Wolverhampton had taken positive and progressive steps to help match need and demand of industries.

Published on 8 June 2018 | 12:45 pm

Indian man charged in Dubai for abusing former boss

According to public prosecution records, the 30-year-old Indian man threatened the complainant, an Uzbek national, that he would destroy her life and circulate inappropriate messages of her, Khaleej Times reported.

Published on 8 June 2018 | 11:13 am

Speak truth, raise voice against bigotry, hatred: Kamala Harris to Indian-Americans

First Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris has urged Indian-American politicians to speak the truth and join the "collective fight" against bigotry, hatred and the growing anti-immigrant sentiment in America.

Published on 8 June 2018 | 10:17 am

All NRI marriages to be registered within 48 hours: Maneka Gandhi

As of now, there is no time frame to register marriages in India. However, a Law Commission report has recommended that the time limit to register marriages should be restricted to 30 days after which a penalty of Rs 5 per day could be imposed.

Published on 6 June 2018 | 11:53 pm

Indian jailed for spiking flatmate drink to rape her in Singapore

Annadurai Prabakaran, a private hire bus driver who has worked in Singapore for more than seven years, started having thoughts about having sex with his flatmate, a 21-year-old, on December 8 last year, according to court documents.

Published on 6 June 2018 | 11:35 am

Mosque and Gurdwara in UK set on fire in arson attacks

The main door of the mosque in south of the city centre had been set on fire at about 3.45am (local time) yesterday. A few minutes later, the door of the Gurdwara was also set on fire, the report said.

Published on 6 June 2018 | 8:32 am

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