Indian Abroad articles

19 Indians indicted for $60 mn medical fraud in US

Washington: US Federal prosecutors have charged 26 people, including 19 Indians, with participating in a scheme to defraud government Medicare and Medicaid services for the elderly of nearly $60 million in unwarranted prescriptions. An indictment unsealed in Detroit accuses Babubhai “Bob” Patel, 49, a Canton Township pharmacist, of using his ownership in more than 20

Indian researcher gets $10,000 Commonwealth scholarship

Toronto: Canada’s Carleton University, which has become the prime institution in forging educational and research exchanges with India, has awarded its $10,000 Commonwealth Scholarship to an Anna University researcher. Under the grant, researcher Selladurai Madhiyan will travel to Canada to work with Carleton’s P.R. Sundararajan in his work on temperature-tolerant polymers, the Ottawa-based university said.

Indian enterprise to set up $30 mn cancer centre in Ethiopia

An Indian healthcare enterprise plans to construct a cancer care centre in Ethiopia at a cost of over $30 million. Dinesh Madhavan, marketing director of HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG), an Asian cancer care network which is headquartered in India’s Bangalore city, said the construction of the centre will help cancer patients in Ethiopia to get

Indian Doctors made in China

New Delhi: Admission to medical colleges in India continues to remain a pie in the sky for thousands each year due to the incredible imbalance between demand and supply. Students have been enrolling in medical colleges outside India in droves and the effort is being supported by an entire home grown industry. Popular destinations for

1,800 Canadians to lose citizenship

Toronto: Canada is stripping 1,800 people of their citizenship, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced, in a first step of this scale by any western nation. Canadian citizenship will be revoked from these 1,800 people for obtaining it fraudulently, he stated. The minister said the government will be “revoking their citizenship because Canadian citizenship is not

Indian-origin man admits post office fraud in Britain

London: A 51-year-old man of Indian origin has pleaded guilty before a court of committing fraud at a post office in Britain. Hasmukh Shingadia – owner of the Peaches Spar shop in Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire – claimed that the amount of cash-in-hand at a post office branch inside his shop was greater than the true

Art of Living founder honoured with global prize

Art of Living founder Sri Ravi Shankar has become the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award, one of the highest civilian honours in Belgium, a release from the group said. The award acknowledges an individual’s contribution to making the world a humane place. The award was conferred on the seer June 24.

‘Over 120 Indian cos sets up Singapore office a month’

Singapore: As many as 120 India-based companies are incorporating offices in Singapore every month, taking advantage of the city state as a gateway to Asia-Pacific markets. “We are seeing as many as 120 Indian origin companies incorporating Singapore offices every month,”R Narayanamohan, the chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) said.

Indian engineer turns big farmer in Ghana

Accra: Perhaps India’s agricultural prowess inspired him. Prabhpreet Khinda, an engineer by training, arrived in Ghana in 2009 after he was devastated by the effects of the 2008 global financial meltdown. Twists and turns later, the 38-year-old from Punjab is today one of the big farmers in the West African country. His original plan was

Yet another Indian techie donates $1.5 million to Canadian varsity

Ottawa: Hyderabad-born Indian-Canadian techie Sreedhar Natarajan has announced to donate $1.5 million to the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton University based in Ottawa. He has become the second Indian techie within two weeks to make a huge donation to a Canadian university. Just last week, another Indian techie,