HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- Australia

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.

Cricket Australia apologizes for Monty Panesar lookalikes photo

Cricket Australia posted a photograph of four men dressed as England spinner Monty Panesar lookalikes on its official twitter account on Thursday, then deleted it after widespread accusations of racism.

Sikh leader case in New Zealand remains unsolved

Jurors remain deadlocked in the case of a Sikh leader in New Zealand who has been charged with having forged election documents in a bid to win a local body poll three years ago.

Ground announcer sacked for making racist comments against Panesar

The ground announcer at the tour game between England and Cricket Australia's (CA) Chairman XI in Alice Springs on Saturday has been reportedly sacked after making alleged racist comments towards tourists' batsman Monty Panesar over the Public Announcement (PA) system.

BC search team to conduct operations in Oz for missing Indo-Canadian man

BC search and rescue crew has been called upon to help find an Ontario man who went missing six months ago while hiking an Australian mountain. Search manager of Vancouver-based SAR Technology, Martin Colwell, would leave for New South Wales with the rest of his 18-member search and rescue crew to search for 25-year-old Brampton man, Prabhdeep Srawn.

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.
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