Neeta Bhushan Announces Yoga Day Celebrations In Chicago

In Chicagoland, the International Yoga Day - IYD is being celebrated on June 24th under the aegis of Ms Neeta Bhushan, India’s new Consul General at Chicago. This May 17th, she convened a Yoga Day kick-off ceremony at the Consulate premises. To raise the spirit of Yoga Day celebrations, she has put forth an elaborate plan of action. 

Punjabi woman is Labour candidate

Preet Kaur Gill, a councillor in Sandwell, has been selected as Labour party candidate from Birmingham-Edgbaston constituency for the UK snap elections.Preet is replacing party MP Gisela Stuart, who chaired the “leave“ campaign to take UK out of the European Union and recently announced that she would stand down in 2017 election to pass the baton after remaining MP for 20 years.

'Support secularism, shun fanaticism'

Shabbir Ali, the Opposition Leader of Telangana State Assembly, said India is passing through a difficult phase these days, where some religious ideologues are hell-bent on fomenting trouble by raising  issues that irate other religions. He said groups like the RSS, that were not active in the past, have very aggressively come to the fore.

US Sikhs honour Ambassador Navtej Sarna in Chicago

In a direct mention of NRIs, Sarna informed that the "importance of the Indian American community is … recognised and cherished by the Government of India. It’s a reality which is impacting the US polity and economy". The Ambassador was honoured with a Siropa and a Kirpan.

Attack on Indians in US, third killed

The Consulate General of India at San Francisco is in touch with local police officers in Washington State, where armed robbers killed Vikram Jaryal, recently. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked the Consul General of India to provide all possible assistance to Jaryal’s family and coordinate with the investigating police officers.

NRIs expect system sensitive to aspirations

There is no institutional mechanism to study socio-economic , cultural and emotional issues of NRIs. Periodic efforts to reach out to NRIs have been a momentary affair. The government must put in place an effective system to redress their grievances.

Non-NRIs causing long queues at RBI offices for exchanging scrapped notes

The government on Tuesday said ineligible persons queuing up at Reserve Bank for exchange of scrapped currency notes are responsible for longer queues at designated central bank offices.

Indian from Kerala racially assaulted at restaurant in Australia

An Indian man from Kerala was allegedly assaulted by a group of teenagers who hurled racial abuses at him at a restaurant in Australia’s Hobart, According to Press Trust of India report. Li Max Joy, who is pursuing a nursing course and working as a part time taxi driver in Australia, alleged that five people, including a girl, hurled racial abuses like “you bloody black Indians” at him and assaulted him up at the McDonald’s restaurant at North Hobart, 

Chicago Consul General presides over Women's Day

At Chicago-based Mandi Theatre Group’s International Women Day celebrations, Indian Consul General Neeta Bhushan stated that India’s “culture and value-system does give equal right to the women and the girls.” Driving home Prime Minister Modi’s Beti Padao – Beti Bachao program Neeta Bhushan stated that “there must be at least one girl in each household.”

NRI MURDER: Police arrests wife, her paramour for murder of Indian-origin man from Kerala in Australia

Ten months after the death of an Indian-origin man, Australian police have arrested his wife and her paramour for allegedly poisoning him with cyanide. Sam Abraham died of cyanide poisoning at his Epping home in October last year, just three months after he was attacked in what police allege was an attempted murder.

An India origin woman Rodriques appointed Deputy Mayor of London

ndian-origin philanthropist Shirley Rodrigues has been appointed as London mayor Sadiq Khan's deputy for environment and energy and she will be responsible for setting up a not-for-profit company aimed at boosting recycling rates and producing low carbon energy."Shirley Rodrigues brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is the perfect person to deliver my agenda to make London a cleaner and greener city. 

Popinder Singh jailed for a term of 17 yrs in Britain for committing money laundering offences

A Punjab-origin man based in Walsall in the west Midlands has received prison sentences totaling 17 years following two investigations into drug and money laundering offences. Popinder Singh Kandola, 54, from Skip Lane, was jailed for 10 years at the Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply heroin and money laundering. The case can only now be reported as Kandola was involved in a second trial at the Bristol Crown Court.


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