HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

Punjab Abroad- Australia

Indians make up over 1 per cent of Aus population: Report

A new report has found Indians comprise over one per cent of the total population of Australia while Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi and Sindhi have emerged as some of the fastest growing languages other than English in the country.

Indian family racially abused in Australia

An Indian businessman in Australia has alleged that his family was racially abused and spat on by two men. Raj Sharma, owner of restaurant Indian Mehfil, along with his wife and two children, was targeted by two men outside his restaurant in Ipswich locality in the Australian state of Queensland.

Indian-origin woman honoured with international radio award

An Indian-origin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence.

Couple from Chandigarh opens grocery store in Australia, gets business award

A couple from Chandigarh, who had migrated to Sydney in Australia last year and opened an Indian grocery outlet ‘Desi Hatti’ there, has been conferred with ‘New Business Award 2014’ by the Sydney administration, which has also ensured them all support in their new venture.

Punjab-born wrestler in Australian team for CWG

The Australian women's wrestling team for this year's Commonwealth has an Indian connect to it with the Punjab-born Rupinder Kaur making the cut in the three-strong squad for the July 23 to August 3 event at Glasgow.

Punjabi taxi driver deported for rape of Aussie woman

An Australian court has ordered the deportation of a Punjabi taxi driver after convicting him for indecently assaulting a woman passenger four years ago, a media report said.

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.
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