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Punjab Abroad- Australia

  • Edith Green
    Dec 06, 2014 14:14 IST

    Indian-origin man dies after falling from high-rise building in Australia

    A 21-year-old Indian-origin man on Saturday died after falling from 26th floor of a high-rise apartment building here. Identified as Rehmat Sandhu died falling from the glass balcony of a 36 storey apartment building of the City Road tower. He was a member of a Punjab dance group based in Melbourne.

  • Aus flag
    Nov 28, 2014 21:43 IST

    Oz province's ruling party fields 10% Indian-Australians in state polls

    Parties have fielded a large number of Indian-Australian candidates for Saturday's state elections in Victoria, an indication of the growing profile of the Indian community Down Under. The ruling Liberal Party has nominated nine Indian-Australian candidates for the lower and upper houses of the state parliament. The number assumes significance considering the fact that the total number of Liberal Party candidates (for the two houses) is 94.

  • Rape
    Sep 25, 2014 19:35 IST

    Indian-origin cabbie to be tried for molestation in Australia

    An Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia will face trial for sexually assaulting a woman, media reports said Wednesday. A West Australian taxi driver, identified as Suni Kumar Saharan, 28, molested the woman, who is also 28 years old, after picking her up along with her four friends from Victoria Park in Perth Sep 7.

  • Sexual harassment at workplace
    Sep 08, 2014 20:04 IST

    Two Indians found guilty of rape in Australia

    Two Indian men, accused of abducting and raping a woman in Australia, were found guilty of the crime Monday, media reported. Ajitpal Singh, 31, and Randhir Singh, 21, were Monday found guilty by an Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court jury on charges of sexual assault, committing acts of indecency, unlawful confinement, and abduction, the Canberra Times reported.

  • Afghan Sikhs paying obeisance at Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul. Photo courtesy: SBS Punjabi
    Aug 22, 2014 15:41 IST

    Dark days continue for Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan

    The recent incident of Afghan Sikhs rescued from a shipping container from a UK port has again brought to the limelight the plight of the Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan. Both the minority communities have been facing discrimination at the hands of the majority Muslim community.

  • Aug 09, 2014 21:25 IST

    Sikh found stabbed in car in New Zealand, 2 held

    A man and a woman have been charged with the murder of a person of Indian origin, Davender Singh, in New Zealand's Auckland city. He was found dead in a car on Thursday evening.

  • Aug 08, 2014 18:18 IST

    Welcome growth in Sikh,Indian communities in Victoria: Napthine

    Victorian Premier Denis Napthine on Friday paid his first-ever visit to a gurdwara here and acknowledged the growing role and contributions made by the Punjabi community in the key Australian state.

  • Punjabi youth Shiva Chauhan missing in Australia
    Jul 30, 2014 13:03 IST

    Family of Indian man missing in Aus appeals for help

    A family of a 27-year-old Indian man who has been missing since May this year has appealed for help in tracing him. Shiva Chauhan, who worked in Melbourne as a delivery man went missing on the night of May 1 after concerns were raised on his welfare when he failed to make his deliveries and did not turn up to an arranged meeting on the same day.

  • (From left) Essendon captain Jobe Watson
    Jul 23, 2014 18:15 IST

    Australian football gets Punjabi ‘tadka’

    The Australian Football League (AFL) has truly embraced India this season, and it would seem that Indians are also embracing AFL like never before! Sunday, July 20, provided ample proof of this — the Round 18 match between Essendon Bombers and Western Bulldogs had plenty of Indian ‘tadka’ and created history of sorts.

  • Jun 27, 2014 15:30 IST

    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.

  • Raj Sharma
    Jun 27, 2014 08:14 IST

    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.

  • Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards
    Jun 25, 2014 16:11 IST

    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.

  • grocery owner, australia
    Jun 25, 2014 00:03 IST

    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.

  • CWG wrestler Rupinder Kaur
    Jun 24, 2014 16:00 IST

    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.

  • May 22, 2014 13:48 IST

    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.