HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

Punjab Abroad- Australia

Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas begins in Australia

Aiming to link the vast Indian diaspora and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region with India, the Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was officially launched today in Sydney by New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi.

Indian-origin man who died in Auckland remembered as guardian angel during farewell

The 25-year-old Indian man, Tarun Asthana, who died a few days after he was fatally punched in Auckland, was remembered as a guardian, angel and protector, who lived life to the full.

Indian-origin Oz player Gurinder Sandhu douses `flash in pan`

Indian-origin Australian cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has said that he is planning to put in good performances and keep his spot in the team and has dismissed talk of the so-called second-year syndrome as a concern.

Indian child slaves being exploited to stitch rugby balls for use in Oz: Report

Hundreds of Indian children are secretly employed to make balls for Australian children of the same age, pressed into harmful, backbreaking labour for a little more than one dollar a day, according to a report in the Australian media.

Oz sex worker charged with Indian boyfriend's murder denied bail

An Australian woman charged for killing her 37-year-old Indian boyfriend by pumping 10 bullets in his head was today denied bail by the Supreme Court saying that she could flee the country.

Victoria welcomes Air India's direct flight to Melbourne

With Air India launching its direct flights between Melbourne and Delhi, premier of Victoria Denis Napthine said today the province is set to get benefit from the air service as it would facilitate trade, attract investment and tourists from India.

Indian-origin candidates in fray in Aus elections

A number of Indian-origin candidates will be in the fray in the coming elections in Australia, in which over 50 political parties are preparing to contest, signalling a coming-of-age of the diaspora community in the country.

Indian students present research work in Australia

Four Indian doctoral students studying in Australia today presented their research to key industry stakeholders in the fields of chemistry, physics, biotechnology and bioinformatics under a scholarship programme to attract India's best and brightest students.

Oz couple jailed for racially abusing Sikh taxi driver

A couple has been sentenced by an Australian court to nine months in jail for a racially motivated attack in which a Sikh taxi driver’s turban was ripped off.

Indian-origin Sandhu set to get 'special' CA contract

Indian-origin Australian fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu is set to be awarded a special marketing contract by Cricket Australia (CA) as the game continues to lose its 'pale, male and stale' image.

Oz sports commentator sparks Twitter outrage with Indian gag

An Australian sports commentator has sparked outrage on Twitter for an Indian impersonation during a news broadcast. Sandy Roberts had put on an Indian accent and made a joke about eating curry following coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during Channel 7's news broadcast, reports.

Indian-origin surgeon to face trial in Aus in Sept: report

Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel would stand trial in an Australian court in September this year for causing grievous harm to a patient, a media report has said.

Oz province exempts Sikh cyclists from helmet

Queensland on Tuesday became the fourth Australian province to exempt cyclists from the Sikh community from wearing a helmet. Announcing the decision, Queensland transport minister Scott Emerson said it was a "common-sense approach" to the issue and only cyclists with "genuine religious beliefs" will be exempted.

Fauja to inaugurate Australian Sikh Games

Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathon runner, is set to inaugurate the 26th Australian Sikh Games to be held here on March 29. The India-origin runner, who is turning 102 on April 1, had recently announced his retirement after participating in the Hong Kong marathon.

NRI surgeon cleared of murder charge

In a relief to Indian-origin surgeon and manslaughter convict Jayant Patel, an Australian court on Wednesday found him not guilty for the death of an elderly patient in 2003, after the Supreme Court ordered his retrial in the three cases of criminal negligence.
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