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An Indian-founded organisation rehabilitates Syrian refugees in Germany

New Delhi: As Europe continues to grapple with the problem of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an organisation founded by an Indian is helping a small town in Germany in rehabilitating these people. R Ventures Foundation, registered in Amsterdam, is helping the university town of Heidelberg in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg in rehabilitating the Syrian refugees

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21 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call centre fraud in US

Washington: Twenty-one Indian-origin persons have been sentenced here to up to 20 years for their role in a massive India-based call centre scam which defrauded thousands of US residents of hundreds of millions of dollars, the Justice Department said. The sentences which range from 4 years to 20 years were announced earlier this week, the department


Matrimonial disputes: MEA website to display summons to NRI husbands

New Delhi: In order to create a stronger deterrent for non-resident Indian (NRIs) who have abandoned their wives in India, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs will now display the summons to such men on their official website, an official said on Wednesday. The decision was taken among other legal solutions for redressing the issues faced

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Indian American techie convicted of sexually assaulting ‘date’

Washington: An Indian American IT executive has been convicted of sexually assaulting, choking and beating a woman he met on a dating website and faces up to 25 years in jail, the media reported. Sanjay Tripathy, 48, of North Carolina was found guilty this week of criminal sex act, sex abuse, assault, strangulation and unlawful imprisonment


Indian descent stock broker charged in alleged $131mn stock market scam

New York, May 5: A stock broker of Indian descent has been charged in an alleged $131 million stock manipulation scheme after investigations by a task force set up for President Barack Obama’s war on financial crimes, federal officials announced Wednesday. Pranav Patel of Tamarac, Florida, participated along with eight others in the multi-state scam


Indians queuing up to migrate to Australia

Indians are seeking increasingly to migrate to Australia, drawn by the work opportunities that Australia offered. A study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in this connection, stated that India has now replaced Britain as the top country of origin, regarding applications for “457 visas” in Australia, The Melbourne Age reported. According

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When Lisa Singh came calling

Lisa Singh, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Climate change and Water, was a special guest of Melbourne Consul General of India Manika Jain at the 68th Independence Day Celebrations here. “As a woman of Indian origin I always look forward to celebrating Indian Independence day as it marks a pivotal moment in the history of

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Khangura introduces Mercedes cabs to Melbourne

Lovedeep Singh Khangura, 35, is a businessman who has perhaps created a first in the sphere of taxi business. He has introduced Mercedes among his fleet of taxis in a bid to provide the best service for his customers. How Khangura forayed into the business is interesting. Growing up in India, he studied his Bachelor’s

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Napthine Government launches Study Melbourne Student Centre

The Victorian Coalition Government formally launched the new Study Melbourne Student Centre, which will enhance international students’ access to a broad suite of support and information services. Minister for Employment and Trade Louise Asher said the centre, located at 599 Little Bourke Street, provided a ‘one-stop-shop’ for international students living and studying in Melbourne. “The

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“I always wanted to contribute something back to India”

COMMUNITY | PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH Dr Natteri V Chandran is a doctor who migrated to Australia in 1971. After studying at Jipmer, Pondicherry, he came to train and work in Australia in the health sector. Despite having settled here, he always harboured a strong desire to give back something to India for having nurtured