Diaspora

Indian-origin Canadians charged in US with bitcoin fraud

NEW YORK:  Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.

$3.3mn grant for Indian-origin researcher to manage battery waste

SYDNEY:  An Indian-origin researcher at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney has received $3.3 million grant to transform waste and resource recovery industry by developing advanced manufacturing capabilities that focus on small-scale processing of materials produced from battery and consumer wastes.

Indian-American teen wins South Asian Spelling Bee

WASHINGTON:  An Indian-American teenager from New Jersey won the 2019 South Asian Spelling Bee, after correctly spelling the word "flipe" to earn the national title and $3,000 grand prize.

73rd India Independence Day celebrated in Indianapoli

INDIANAPOLIS: A large number of Indian Americans assembled at the Monument Circle, Downtown, Indianapolis to take part in the
celebrations organized by India Association of Indianapolis on Sunday.

Indian expats celebrate I-Day in UAE

DUBAI: Indian expatriates on Thursday gathered at the consulate here and the embassy in Abu Dhabi to mark the 73rd Independence Day and witnessed the unfurling of the Tricolour.

Sikh elder beaten in Suspected Hate Crime Maryland, UNITED SIKHS Respond

WASHINGTON D.C: The UNITED SIKHS legal team is working with the family of an elderly Sikh man after receiving a report today that he encountered several brutal attackers inside his own home during a suspected hate crime. According to details provided by the family, who wishes to stay anonymous during this hardship, the home is now a bloody crime scene in the Washington D.C. area. The elderly citizen, known as “Mr. Singh,” suffered a fractured cheek bone and other bodily injuries requiring emergency surgery.

Collection centres open in UAE for flood-hit Kerala

DUBAI:  Indian expats from Kerala in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have opened collection centres for donations to support the thousands of displaced families in their flood-hit state, the media reported on Tuesday.

Sikhs Participate in National Night Out events held in Dayton, Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio: Police departments at Beavercreek and Springfield, suburbs of the city of Dayton, Ohio organized a National Night Out program to form positive relationships in the community. Sikh Community members in the area also participated in the events. This annual program is conducted by the Police Department in various US cities on the first Tuesday evening of August each year.

UN associated NGO calls for action following string of discrimination against Sikhs

LONDON: Following two reported incidents of discrimination against Sikhs today, UNITED SIKHS call upon federal and local government leaders to implement public education programs that would promote awareness of the Sikh community's values, beliefs and many contributions to the country and world.

Mela Gadri Babey' appeals to rectify criminal record of Gadar martyr Bhai Mewa Singh

CHANDIGARH: Prof. Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation (Canada) has demanded from the Federal Government of Canada to rectify the criminal record pertaining to Gadar movement martyr Bhai Mewa Singh. In addition, the provincial government of British Columbia should make Sikh history, including the Kamagata Maru and Gadar movement, part of syllabi in schools, colleges and universities.

US Hindus urge California firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh water polo suit & apologize

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging reportedly Murrieta (California) based water sports clothing firm Bbosi Sports for immediate withdrawal of men’s water polo suit carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate.

New Law in Illinois - April is Sikh Awareness & Appreciation month in Illinois

PALATINE, IL: State of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new law on August 3, 2019 designating "April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month" in the state of Illinois. The event took place at Sikh Religious Society (SRS) Palatine Gurdwara. A mini outdoor office of the Governor was set up in the picturesque front lawn of the gurdwara building, near "Nishan Sahib"  to conduct the gubernatorial signing ceremony per their official protocol and tradition.

Two friends from India win big in UAE raffle

DUBAI:  Two Indian friends, one a former Dubai resident who left the country for good and the other currently based in Abu Dhabi, has won big in a raffle in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Singapore-based Indian man convicted of molesting air stewardess

SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based Indian man was found guilty on Monday of molesting an air stewardess on a flight from India to Singapore two years ago.

Indian-origin doctor crowned Miss England

LONDON: A 23-year-old Indian-origin doctor has been crowned Miss England after fending off competition from dozens of other models, the media reported on Friday.

Singapore-based Indian origin YouTubers apologise for video

SINGAPORE: Two Singapore-based Indian origin YouTubers on Friday said they were "sorry for any hurt" caused by a controversial video they created to criticise a "racial" advertisement of NETS E-Pay, a local electronic payment service provider.

Thai ladyboys steal Indian man's necklace in Pattaya

BANGKOK: An Indian businessman has been robbed of his gold necklace worth Rs 1,20,000 by a gang of Thai ladyboys in Pattaya's Soi 6, one of the more notorious parts of the city's famous nightlife.

UK working to extend post-study work rights for foreign students

NEW DELHI:  The number of Indians studying in the UK has almost doubled in the last three years, with over 21,000 student visas issued to Indians till March 2019. A white paper on extending the duration students can stay and work post study is also in the works in an effort to make Britain an attractive destination for Indian students, officials said.

Indians in Britain relive partition with pain

NEW DELHI: Hitherto, the thousands of Indians who had migrated to Britain in the wake of the partition of the sub-continent had lived in silence, perhaps wanting to bury the ghosts of the past as they sought to make a new life. Two years ago, award-winning journalist and broadcaster Kavita Puri produced a three-part series, "Partition Voices" for BBC Radio 4 that won the Royal Historical Society's Radio and Podcast Award and its overall Public History Prize. She has now converted this into a similarly-titled book "to remember the time before separation so the next generations understand that there were Hindus in Lahore, and Muslims in Amritsar".

SC adjourns Mallya plea against confiscation of properties

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned to August 2 a plea filed by fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya seeking a stay on the confiscation of his properties by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

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