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Sikh student assaulted in Canada; turban ripped off

In an apparent hate crime, a 21-year-old Sikh student from India was attacked in Canada's British Columbia province by a group of unknown men who ripped off his turban and dragged him across the sidewalk by his hair, according to a media report. Councillor Mohini Singh said Gagandeep Singh's eyes were swollen shut and he couldn't open his mouth.

Published on 20 March 2023 | 8:48 am

No relief for man who visited other nations using Indian passport after obtaining Belgian citizenship

The court refused to accept Shah's contention that he had made an innocent mistake. Shah in his plea sought a direction to the Union government to issue him a visa to travel to India or an Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card. “If, having obtained Belgian citizenship, he (Shah) still travelled on his Indian passport anywhere, then that had to be a deliberate and conscious act and cannot possibly be a mistake or inadvertence. This is a clear violation of law,” the court said.

Published on 18 March 2023 | 7:05 am

US Senate confirms Indian-American as Assistant Secretary of Air Force

The United States Senate has confirmed Indian-American Ravi Chaudhary as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Air Force, one of the top civilian leadership positions in the Pentagon. The Senate on Wednesday voted 65-29 to confirm the former Air Force officer's nomination with more than a dozen votes being cast by the opposition Republican party.

Published on 16 March 2023 | 1:31 am

Indian-origin prolific shoplifter convicted of multiple frauds in UK

An Indian-origin woman, who prosecutors said shoplifted on an industrial scale and deceived shops into refunding her for items that she had never actually purchased, has been convicted by a UK court of multiple counts of fraud and related offences.

Published on 15 March 2023 | 2:57 pm

Indian-origin professor sues US college for racial discrimination

An Indian-origin associate professor at the Wellesley business school, Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was subjected to racial and gender discrimination, according to a media report.

Published on 9 March 2023 | 11:19 am

50,000 Indians have already used option of third country visa application in 2023

The huge rush for US student visas later this year is, however, not likely to have an impact on other categories such as first time B-1 and B-2 tourist and visitor visas; for which applicants are currently facing long delays.

Published on 7 March 2023 | 4:59 am

Indian-origin woman killed, daughter injured in plane crash in US

Roma Gupta, 63, and her daughter Reeva Gupta, 33, were on board the small plane on Sunday as its pilot reported smoke in the cockpit before crashing near Long Island homes, NBC New York TV channel reported. Roma was killed when the four-seater single-engine Piper Cherokee plane went down in flames as it was returning to the Republic Airport on Long Island from where it had also taken off.

Published on 7 March 2023 | 4:26 am

Indian national shot dead in Sydney by Australian police

Published on 28 February 2023 | 4:32 pm

Robbers attack shop in NZ owned by Indian-origin man; flee with cash & cigarettes

On Monday, burglars entered a dairy store owned by Uresh Patel in Kaurilands, a suburb in western Auckland, and ripped the counter and stole cigarettes, according to The New Zealand Herald newspaper. "Three kids came in and one jumped over the counter. Two others came from the other side and grabbed the cash register," Patel was quoted as saying in The Herald.

Published on 28 February 2023 | 11:18 am