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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Punjab Abroad- Australia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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