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US man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-origin woman

New York: A 54-year-old man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin woman on a subway and hurling homophobic slurs at her. Allasheed Allah from Manhattan’s East Harlem neighbourhood was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment against 20-year-old Avneet Kaur during the November 30

Indian state elections: Congress pips BJP to lead in three states

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday appeared to be on the road to victory in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and possibly Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was headed for a landslide win in Telangana, dealing a blow to the Congress. The Mizo National Front (MNF) looked

Indian-origin man jailed for stabbing pregnant wife in Singapore

Singapore: A court here on Tuesday sentenced an Indian origin man to seven years in jail for stabbing his pregnant wife using a knife with a 10-cm long blade. The incident took place on December 30 last year during which Jayselan N. Chandrasegar, 30, stabbed his 26-year-old wife Mayuri Krishnakumar twice in her abdomen and twice

New Australia bill gives police power to spy on WhatsApp messages

Sydney/New Delhi: Australia is mulling a strict law that gives enforcement agencies power to track messages on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram that offer end-to-end encryption and also to force users to open their smartphones when demanded, a media report said. The controversial encryption bill comes amid allegations of encrypted platforms facilitating spread of rumours, hate

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

Try a press conference, it’s fun: Rahul to Modi

New Delhi: Taking a swipe at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked him to hold a press conference. Gandhi, who on the day campaigned in Telangana for the December 7 Assembly polls, shared pictures of his press conference in Hyderabad on Twitter and said it was fun to have questions

Indians biggest foreign investors in Dubai realty: Report

Mumbai: Expecting high returns, Indians have invested hugely in Dubai realty in the first nine months of 2018, making them the largest chunk of all foreign investors in the sector, according to the latest statistics of the Department of Real Estate Studies & Research, Dubai Land Department (DLD), said a spokesperson on Tuesday. Eyeing profits, Indian