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

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

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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

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Better life hope ends in Iraq misery

Promised a good life in rich havens like Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuwait and Jordan, hordes of gullible youth from Punjab and Haryana are allowing themselves to be trapped by travel agents in the state and their links in these countries and to work in miserable conditions in conflict-torn Iraq. With the number of people

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Melbourne Indian Consulate’s new website

Getting information from the Indian Consulate has become easy now. The Consulate General of India, Melbourne has now launched its user friendly redesigned website: www.cgimelb.org. More or less all relevant information/links have been incorporated in the website. The new site has many sections including information about the Consulate, Consular Services and Trade & Investment. The

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Few Melburnians Make Short Film on Dowry

The 20-minute long film is about how dowry affects women even before they get married as parents face the stress of arranging it. The film will be screened in ACMI on August 31. Gurmeet Sran, an IT professional from Punjab migrated to New Zealand about 10 years back. But he always carried with him his

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Australia among top 3 choices for Indian students

Reversing the earlier trend of migration to Australia by majority of Indians, the country now continued to be one of the top three destinations of choice for Indian students due to its academic quality and education system, a senior Australian diplomat said. Though many Indian students preferred to study in Australia for migration and have

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