Punjab Abroad- Australia

  • People during a Nagar Kirtan in Hong-Kong.HT/ Photo
    Apr 12, 2015 18:45 IST

    Celebrating Baisakhi with élan!

    Baisakhi is one of the most important festivals of Punjab, but when it comes to enthusiasm in celebrating it, inspiring examples of Punjabis settled abroad stand apart. In fact, each year their zeal and gusto is beyond compare as they eagerly wait for this festival throughout the year.

  • court canada
    Jan 29, 2015 16:50 IST

    Indian man chases Oz women 'Bollywood-style', gets court rap

    A 32-year-old Indian man in Australia, accused of stalking two women, has escaped conviction after a court considered that he had been wrongly influenced by Bollywood movies.

  • Stop racial discrimination
    Mar 10, 2015 18:54 IST

    Sikh student gets NZD 45,000 compensation in racial harassment case

    A Sikh student has been awarded 45,000 dollars in damages by a rights tribunal in New Zealand for racial harassment and humiliation he suffered at the hands of his Indian-origin employers.

  • Kirpan-N: An article of faith of Sikhs. Vancouverdesi.com
    Mar 17, 2015 18:30 IST

    'Kirpan' should be permitted on planes: New Zealand Sikh MP

    New Zealand Parliament's first Sikh MP has called for a legislation to allow carrying of the kirpan while travelling in planes.

  • John Key
    Mar 16, 2015 15:12 IST

    New Zealand PM backs Sikhs on 'kirpans'

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said on Monday that the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to bar Sikh fans from carrying 'kirpans' at World Cup matches was wrong. Seven Sikh cricket fans were stopped from entering Eden Park to watch India play Zimbabwe in a match on Saturday as they were carrying kirpans, The New Zealand Herald reported.

  • Prabha Arun Kumar
    Mar 08, 2015 16:49 IST

    41-year-old Indian IT consultant stabbed to death in Australia

    A 41-year-old Indian IT consultant was brutally stabbed to death in Australia, just 300m from her home, police said on Sunday as they launched a probe into the horrific attack.

  • UAE citizen beats up an Indian delivery van driver
    Jan 30, 2015 21:43 IST

    Stolen car linked to Punjabi man's disappearance in Australia

    A stolen car may have been involved in a Punjabi delivery van driver's mysterious disappearance in Australia, a police officer said on Friday.

  • 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.