HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

Punjab Abroad- Australia

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.

Eight of Sikh family hurt as van plunges down cliff in NZ

Eight Indians, including a six-month-old boy, were injured when their van plunged 15 metres down a cliff in New Zealand, turning their celebration trip into a tragedy.

Indian assault case: One teenager gets bail in Australia

A teenager, charged with attacking and robbing a 20-year-old Indian student here, was on Friday granted conditional bail by an Australian court after it was told that the boy was assisting the police in the case.

'Oz gang targeted people of Indian appearance'

An Australian teenager, charged with brutally attacking and robbing a 20-year-old Indian student here, was part of a gang that targeted people of Indian appearance, a court heard today.

Indian-origin spinner Manjot Singh `breaks down barriers` to join NSW Blues

Recently recruited New South Wales spin bowler Manjot Singh, a car salesman who was coached by Sydney sixers wicketkeeper Daniel Smith, has described his representing the Blues as proof cricket was a game that embraced all.

Indian population up by 48 per cent in New Zealand

The population of Indian ethnic group in New Zealand has risen by 48 per cent to 155,000, latest census statistics show. The Chinese population rose by 16 per cent to 171,000 while the number of Filipinos more than doubled to 40,000, reports Xinhua.
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