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Indian gets 13 years jail for sex with minor in Singapore

Singapore: A 31-year-old Indian man was sentenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault of a minor and two charges of attempted statutory rape, the media reported. Udhayakumar Dhakshinamoorthy, a minimart worker courted a 12-year-old girl with gifts and called her his

Indian-origin gay man in UK found guilty of killing wife for lover

London: An Indian-origin gay pharmacist in the UK has been found guilty of murdering his wife by strangling her in order to start a new life with his boyfriend in Australia. Mitesh Patel, 37, injected his wife Jessica with insulin and strangled her with a supermarket bag at their Middlesbrough home in May, then staged a

Indian-origin professor in US used ‘students as servants’

Washington: An Indian-origin professor in the US compelled his students to act as his personal servants, a daily said. The Kansas City Star daily in a report on Sunday said that it had found that over professor Ashim Mitra’s 24 years as a leader in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy, his students

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