HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- Australia

Curryfest to be held in Australia

Vibrant Punjabi culture and spicy Indian curries will be the highlight of an annual festival at a small sea-side village in Australia that has been an early centre of Sikh migration.

Indians among migrants facing discrimination in Australia

Migrants, including Indians, face 'high levels' of discrimination in Australia on the basis of 'skin colour, ethnic origin or religion' but at the same time they are positive about life in the country, a recent study has suggested.

Sikh man in New Zealand held guilty of domestic violence, rape

A Sikh man in New Zealand has been found guilty of domestic violence and rape by a court. The man, from Hastings in the Hawke's Bay region of New Zealand's north Island, was held guilty by a jury at the Napier district court.

Aus court grants bail to Indian-origin man charged with murder

An Indian-origin truck driver, charged with the murder of four members of a family in a road accident, was on Thursday granted bail by an Australian court even as police argued that he is a flight risk. Jobandeep Gill, a 27-year-old sub-contractor for a trucking company here, has been accused of killing four persons, two of them children, when the truck he was driving crashed into their car last week.

Indian-origin man charged with murder appears in Oz court

An Indian-origin man, charged with the murder of four persons in a road accident, appeared in an Australian court today and surrendered his passport.

Indian-origin man crashes truck into car, kills 4 in Australia

An Indian-origin man has been charged in Australia with several offences after the truck he was driving crashed into a car, killing four members of a family. Jobandeep Gill, a 27-year-old sub-contractor for a trucking company in Melbourne, was refused bail at a hearing.

Punjabi student's family demands detail of his death

The family of an Indian student,who was found dead in a detention centre here, has said they are upset with the Australian government for not providing the details of the circumstances leading to his death.

Killer Indian driver's family to fight Oz extradition

An Indian man who fled Australia after killing a teenager while drink-driving was sent back to prison on Thursday as a New Delhi court again delayed his extradition hearing.

NZ Sikh leader sentenced for forging poll papers

A New Zealand court has sentenced a Sikh leader to community detention and community work for forging election documents in an attempt to win a local-body seat three years ago.

Women deserted by overseas Indian spouses given govt assistance

More than 450 women deserted by overseas Indian spouses have been helped by the government through monetary assistance and legal support, the ministry of overseas Indian affairs said on Tuesday.

Indian dies in Oz immigration detention facility

A 27-year-old Indian student, who had overstayed his visa in Australia, died at an immigration detention centre here by allegedly hanging himself. The student hung himself in his cell at the Maribyrnong immigration detention centre last night, Fairfax Media reported quoting its sources.

Killer of Indian-origin cabbie jailed in Australia

A court in Australia on Friday sentenced a man, who was driving while high on drugs, to 11 years in jail for ploughing into a taxi, killing its Indian-origin driver and his British passenger.

Indians top list of temporary work visa receivers in Australia

Indians topped the list of temporary work (skilled) visa receivers in Australia during the first six months of the current financial year, according to latest official data. The data released by the Immigration Department showed that Indians represented over 23 per cent of total 'subclass 457 visa' granted by it during July-December 2013.

Court extends judicial custody of youth

A Delhi court on Thursday extended till February 6 the judicial custody of a youth seeking trial in India for an alleged driving offence committed in Australia in 2008 in which one person lost his life.

Assaulted Indian student in Oz out of induced coma

A 20-year-old Indian student, who suffered serious head injuries after being brutally attacked and robbed in Australia, is now out of induced coma and responding well to the treatment.
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