Diaspora

US announces sanctions on Gupta brothers of South Africa

WASHINGTON:The US Department of Treasury on Thursday announced it had imposed sanctions on the high-profile Gupta brothers - Ajay, Atul and Rajesh - of South Africa and their associate Salim Essa for corruption.

Indian girl flew to Abu Dhabi 'for love'

ABU DHABI: A 19-year-old Delhi-based Christian girl who flew to Abu Dhabi earlier this month and embraced Islam, has rubbished reports that she has been abducted and coerced into joining a terrorist group, adding that she came to the UAE for love.

Houston's first Sikh Deputy shot dead

HOUSTON: Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first Sikh Deputy in Houston's Harris County Sheriff's Department, was shot dead multiple times in the head from behind during a mid-day traffic stop, authorities said.

Indian-origin man jailed for robbery in Singapore

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin man in Singapore has been sentenced to 11 and a half years after being convicted of robbery at a petrol station in 2017 and admitting to drug consumption and possession, the media reported on Friday.

Indy Festival of Faiths: Embracing Religious Diversity

INDIANAPOLIS: The 7th Annual Indy Festival of Faiths was a 'sangam' (confluence)  of many cultures and religious traditions. Organized by Center for Interfaith Cooperation at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Downtown, Indianapolis, the Religious Diversity festival attracted a large number of visitors and participants from all major religions of the world and interfaith communities.

UAE to deport Indian worker held for stealing mangoes

DUBAI:  A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court has ordered the deportation of an Indian airport worker who was held for stealing two mangoes from the baggage of a passenger last year, a media report said.

SSGD-Bollywood Beats introduce "authentic Garba" dance in Indianapoli

NDIANAPOLIS: Garba folk dance of India has made its mark in Indianapolis. A Grade-1 course was conducted by world's largest authentic  Garba Dance School, known as the Soni's School of Garba Dance. SSGD director Suhrad Soni said it was "our maiden appearance in Indianapolis and other cities of Indiana. It was on the invitation of Bollywood Beats (owned by Jenny Bhupatkar Chakrabarti)."

Even Americans would rather drive cars themselves: Study

NEW YORK: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, from Washington University have revealed that people in the US would rather drive themselves than have an autonomous vehicle drive them.

3 of an Indian family killed in Oman crash

DUBAI: Three members of a Dubai-based Indian family, including an eight-month-old baby, were killed in a road accident in Oman, the Consulate General of India in Dubai has confirmed.

Indian worker at Dubai airport held for stealing mangoes

DUBAI: An Indian man working at the Dubai International Airport faced a trial at the Court of First Instance for stealing two mangoes from the baggage of a traveller.

200 unpaid Indian workers in UAE to get wages

DUBAI: Some 200 unpaid Indian workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who have been surviving for months without basic facilities, were set to receive their wages soon, it was reported on Tuesday.

UN chief appoints new coordinator for multilingualism

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appointed Movses Abelian of Armenia the new coordinator for multilingualism.

Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for sexual assault

SINGAPORE:An Indian-origin homeless man in Singapore has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman.

‘Indien Fest- Unity in Diversity’ held at Rossmarkt, Frankfurt

CHANDIGARH: In what was a resounding success, the Consulate General of India in Frankfurt, along with Indian Associations representing different Indian states, organised a huge cultural extravaganza, the ‘Indien Fest-Unity in Diversity’. Held at the central location of Rossmarkt and Rathenauplatz in Frankfurt, the Fest saw participation from nearly 20,000 people including members of the Indian community as well as local Germans and expats. 

Manpreet Singh Badal extends Punjabi diaspora of Karnataka to attend 550th Parkash Purb celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

BENGALURU: The Finance Minister, Punjab, Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal has extended a warm invitation to the Punjabi diaspora of Karnataka to attend the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Punjab. He also said that the Punjab Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has chalked out a comprehensive roadmap of the programs to ensure that the celebrations turn into memorable ones and the Punjabi diaspora is openly invited to partake Guru Sahib's blessings.

EcoSikh Canada plants ceremonial tree to launch Guru Nanak's 550th birth-anniversary

TORONTO:  Over 25 EcoSikh members, political leaders of various parties, and representatives of various Gurdwaras joined to plant the first ceremonial tree in celebration of Guru Nanak's 550th birth-anniversary at a historically important site of Black Creek Pioneer Village. A silver pine tree was planted symbolizing the connection with Canada and the historic site where first immigrants were welcomed. Toronto Region and Conservation Authority worked with EcoSikh Canada team to finalize the strategic site where this tree has been planted.

Indian-origin ex-Trump Hotel partner arrested for theft

WASHINGTON: Dinesh Chawla, an Indian-origin developer who previously partnered with the Trump Organization to bring a series of new hotels to the state of Mississippi, has been arrested for allegedly stealing luggage from a Memphis airport, media reports said.

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.

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