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Three NRI men among six persons charged for molestation in Singapore

Three NRI men, including a doctor, were among six persons charged in separate cases of molestations in Singapore on Friday, according to a media report. Dheeraj Prem Khiatani, 35, was one of six men who were charged with molestation. He is a director at several firms, including Stark Medical Innovations, and his case has been.....Read More

Canada’s housing crisis and high cost of living are on top of mind of most Canadians.

Despite that, a recent survey of 87 countries has determined that this country is the second best to live in the world. Canada came second to Switzerland.  This is a very positive development for Canada and a feather in its cap. Since the pandemic, Canadians have been preoccupied with two major issues -housing and high cost of living. Both of these issues have affected a vast majority of Canadians.....Read More

Vivek Ramaswamy wants to end H-1B visa programme,
calls it ‘indentured servitude'

Calling the H-1B visa programme “indentured servitude”, Indian-American Republican presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy has vowed to “gut” the lottery-based system and replace it with meritocratic admission if he wins the race to the White House in 2024. The H-1B visa, the much-sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require......Read More

2 men convicted of killing NRI brothers in UK road crash

Two men have been convicted by a UK court over a horrific road collision which claimed the lives of NRI brothers, 10-year-old Sanjay and 23-month-old Pawanveer Singh, in Wolverhampton four years ago. Mohammed Sullaiman Khan, 27, from Edgbaston in the West Midlands region of England admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, and one count of causing serious.....Read More

The Fabulous Exhibit Features Over 20 Faith And Spiritual Traditions Including The Sikh Faith

A spectacular "Sacred Places" Exhibit recently opened in Indianapolis at the world's finest Children's Museum with a beautiful Reception attended by over three hundred invited guests, faith leaders, and friends representing
my cultures, nationalities, and faith traditions. I was an honor for me to serve on the Sacred Places Exhibit Advisory and Planning Committee......Read More

IOCUSA Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Bharat Jodo Yatra

Indian Overseas Congress celebrated the first anniversary of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in a reception organized by the Kerala Chapter in honor of visiting member of Parliament Smt. Ramya Haridas. Commenting on the anniversary, Mr. Mohinder Singh Gilzian, President of the IOCUSA, said," We gathered here to celebrate a remarkable.....Read More

3 NRI Men Jailed in UK for Running Large-scale Drugs Factory in UK

The accused were sentenced 24 years imprisonment at a hearing at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday after the Metropolitan Police’s Cyber Crime Unit were able to prove in court that the men were selling fake pharmaceutical drugs illegally on the dark web. A group of Indian-origin men, including a father-son duo, have been sentenced to a total of 24 years imprisonment after being.....Read More

Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue Vandalized in Honolulu

Throughout the world, Mahatma Gandhi is regarded as an advocate of nonviolence, and peaceful resolution of social and political violence. As a result, his life and work are memorialized, often in statues which evoke his 250-mile walk, joined by millions of Indians, and in spirit by millions throughout the world, in a protest against a British salt tax that fell most heavily on the poor.......Read More

Celebrating Gandhi’s Legacy and Practicing his Teachings to Promote Global Peace

Gandhi International Institute for Peace will host its 18th Annual program to commemorate the 154th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at his statue in the garden near the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo.  The program will start at 10 a.m. and end at noon. This program will feature talks, spiritual invocation, meditation, Yoga, peace music, and dance drawn from.....Read More

Gatka Federation UK, affiliated with the World Gatka Federation, in collaboration with Gurdwara Nanaksar Garib Niwaj in Hayes

The upcoming 9th UK Gatka Championship 2023 on Saturday, September 2 in the grounds of Gurdwara Nanaksar. This event will witness the participation of Gatka Akharas (Teams) from various cities and towns across Britain. Revealing the details about the event's preparations, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, MP from Slough and the founder President of Gatka Federation UK for over.....Read More

Canadian school cancels Khalistan referendum event

A Khalistan referendum event, scheduled to take place on September 10 at a school in Canada, has been cancelled after images of weapons on the poster were brought to the school authorities' notice by concerned residents. The Surrey School District announced on Sunday that it has cancelled the event at Tamanawis Secondary School in Surrey town of British Columbia province as the event organisers failed to remove the "concerning images.....Read More

NRI CEO jailed for 2 years In Prison For Tax And Conspiracy Charges

Kishore Kethineni, the CEO of multiple software development and IT services companies in the Bay Area, was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud and for his failure to pay over more than $2 million in employment taxes, announced United States Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Robert K. Tripp, and....Read More

4 NRI men charged with murder of NRI delivery driver Aurman Singh’s in Shrewsbury, western England

Aurman Singh was pronounced dead at the scene when the local West Mercia Police attended reports of an attack in the Berwick Avenue area of the city last Monday and went on to arrest four men on suspicion of murder. On Friday, Arshdeep Singh, 24, Jagdeep Singh, 22, Shivdeep Singh, 26, and Manjot Singh, 24, were charged with Aurman Singh’s murder and a fifth unnamed man.......Read More

IOCUSA PR: IOCUSA Vice-Chair Congratulates ISRO scientists.

IOCUSA Vice-Chair George Abraham congratulates ISRO scientists for the historical landing of Chandrayaan -3. 'India has made tremendous strides in space exploration by landing the Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon's south pole. It is a remarkable achievement for the scientific community in India that makes the whole nation proud of this pioneering effort.  We also owe a debt of gratitude to......Read More

Singapore National University appoints British professor Jasjit Singh to internationally raise appreciation of Sikh 

The prestigious National University of Singapore on Wednesday appointed UK-based Indian-origin academician Jasjit Singh as a visiting faculty to conduct lectures on Sikh beliefs and raise appreciation of the Sikh way of life internationally. Singh, 51, is currently associated as an associate professor at the UK’s University of Leeds and is considered to be a leading authority......Read More

IOCUSA Vice-Chair George Abraham applauds inclusion of Tharoor into the Congress Working Committee.

“AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge has made a sound decision to include Shashi Tharoor into the Congress working committee. That shows maturity and magnanimity of the current leadership looking into the future,” said George Abraham, Vice-Chair of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA. The talent and skill set Tharoor could employ to help the party is phenomenal, and teaming with Rahul.....Read More

Dealing with Anxiety

The pandemic and global warming have turned our world upside down. We see drastic changes all around us. The devastating  wildfires in BC, North West Territories and other of Canada and the world ,the raging floods in some parts of the world and the on-going war in Ukraine have added further to people’s anxiety.  These drastic changes are evident not only in the weather patterns but also in....Read More

NRI man in Singapore charged with murder following fatal hotel brawl

Asvain Pachan Pillai Sukumaran is accused of murdering Mr Mohammad Isrrat Mohd Ismail at about 6am at 100 Orchard Road, which is the address of Concorde Hotel Singapore and Concorde Shopping Mall. It was previously reported that Mr Isrrat had multiple injuries and was unconscious when taken to hospital, where he died. Another man, 23, was conscious when rushed to hospital with multiple injuries.....Read More

Canada considering foreign student visa cap to address housing shortage

The Canadian government, under pressure over the rising cost of housing, could consider capping foreign student visas, which have rocketed in recent years, new Housing Minister Sean Fraser said. Official data show there were more than 800,000 foreign students with active visas in 2022, up from 275,000 in 2012. Canada is a popular destination for international students since it is......Read More

Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago Presents  A Healthier Community Fun Fair "Punjabi Mela 2023"

Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago Presents  A Healthier Community Fun Fair "Punjabi Mela 2023" on Sunday, September 17, 2023,  11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. at Deer Grove East, 1599 Pepper Tree Drive, Palatine, IL. 60074 ( Grove # 1, 2 & 3).....Read More

Rival gangs clash during East Midlands kabbadi tournament, three hurt

Three people have been injured, one seriously, after a “large scale disturbance” at a kabaddi tournament in the East Midlands. Derbyshire Police said a large police presence will remain in the area of Elvaston Lane in Alvaston, Derby, where the clash occurred on Sunday (20). Social media footage of the sporting event shows large crowds dispersing in panic as gunshots are fired and reports of ........Read More

NRI Harry Sidhu, Former Anaheim Mayor plead guilty
to corruption charges related to Angel Stadium sale

In July 2020, Sidhu shared confidential information regarding the sale of Angel Stadium to Todd Ament, the then-CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, and to a consultant working for the Los Angeles Angels professional baseball team while he was on the city’s negotiating team “so that the Angels could buy Angel Stadium on terms beneficial to the Angels,” the agreement says......Read More

NRI Sikh family in London 'ran operation' to defraud Royal Mail of 70 million pounds

A family that deprived Royal Mail of £70 million over a decade owned a “multi-million-pound mansion” and bought properties “like Donald Trump,” a court has heard. Parmjeet Sandhu, 56, and his nephew Balginder Sandhu, 46, were part of a scheme to under-declare mail posted through a network of logistics companies in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, pocketing millions of pounds, it is alleged......Read More

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard Honored with the
Indiana Ratna Award at the IIBC Gala

A multicultural and multi-generational gathering of over 300 strong galaxy of friends, supporters, and sponsors attended the event. Many of the guests proudly wore elegant and festive Indian attire for the happy occasion where "India and Hoosier Indian-Americans were honoring Indiana and a respected Hoosier leader and a dear friend.".......Read More

Gatka Returns to National School Games After Seven Years With  Diligent Efforts of National Gatka Association: Harjeet Singh Grewal

In a momentous achievement for the martial art of Gatka which has make a triumphant return to the ensuing national school games after a hiatus of seven years, all thanks to the relentless endeavors of the National Gatka Association of India. This significant development was unveiled today, as the President of the National Gatka Association of India (NGAI), Harjeet Singh Grewal, State Awardee.....Read More

Harjeet Grewal Mourns the Demise of Jathedar Kirpal Singh Badungar's Wife

Harjeet Singh Grewal, President of the National Gatka Association of India and Chairman of the International Sikh Martial Art Council, expressed his profound condolences on the passing of wife of Jathedar Kirpal Singh Badungar, former president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

In his condolence message, he said the entire Sikh community stands united in his grief as they mourn this heart-wrenching loss to the Badungar family.  Acknowledging the immense contribution of the late Bibi Badungar to the Sikh community, Gatka promoter Harjeet Grewal described her as a profound Sikh woman who has played a vital role in disseminating the values of Sikhi and serving the Panth......Read More

180 Key Democrat and Republican Lawmakers Participate In ITServe Capitol Hill Day

“The first ever in-person Capitol Hill Day organized by ITServe Alliance in Washington, DC on July 19th, 2023, was highly successful,” said Siva Moopanar, Director of ITServe Alliance Policy Advocacy Committee (PAC). “We had overwhelming support from the nearly 180 key US Representatives and Senators, including influential committee chairs and members from both the........Read More

US lawmakers Ro Khanna to attend PM Modi's address on Independence Day at Red Fort

The bi-partisan Congressional delegation is led by Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna and Congressman Michael Waltz. The two are co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. The lawmakers will visit Red Fort where the Prime Minister will address the nation on August 15. They will meet with business, tech, government, and,,,,,Read More

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IOCUSA celebrates Rahul Gandhi's staying of conviction

The Indian Overseas Congress celebrated the staying of Conviction of Rahul Gandhi by distributing sweets while affirming their support and promising solidarity in standing with him in his struggle against Modi's misgovernance. "Truth has won out, and BJP's tactics to silence Rahul Gandhi has indeed failed," said Mohinder Singh Gilzian, President of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA......Read More

Gatka Federation USA Appoints Pritpal Singh Khalsa as President of Gatka Association New Jersey

The Gatka Federation USA has announced the appointment of two prominent individuals to key positions within the organization and has appointed Pritpal Singh Khalsa as President of Gatka Association New Jersey, while journalist Hardeep Singh Gill assumes the role of Press Secretary of the Gatka Federation US......Read More

World Gatka Federation Appoints Gurinder Singh Khalsa As Chairman of Gatka Federation USA

President Grewal, General Secretary Deep Singh Felicitates Khalsa for New Responsibility Aiming to promote the Gatka sport in the United States the World Gatka Federation has appointed S. Gurinder Singh Khalsa, a well-known community leader, entrepreneur, and public speaker, as the Chairman of Gatka Federation USA.....Read More

Prayer Vigil in front of United Nations in solidarity with the victims of violence in India

Indian Christians will hold a prayer vigil in front of the U.N. for the victims of violence in Manipur, India on Saturday August 5 Noon.‘Concerned Citizens on Manipur,' an activist group, is organizing a prayer vigil in front of the United Nations building in Manhattan on Saturday, August 5th, at 11 am in solidarity with the victims of violence in the northeastern State of Manipur in India and to pray for restoration.....Read More

Gatka promoters highlight to harness Gatka as a potent tool to address contemporary challenges

With a resounding call for promoting martial art Gatka across the globe the World Gatka Federation (WGF) organised a groundbreaking International Gatka Seminar at Gurdwara Glen Rock, New Jersey, USA. The seminar, organized under the theme "Gatka: Self-defence, Empowerment of Women, and Against Substance Abuse," was successfully held in association of International Sikh Martial....Read More

UK Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Dhesi stopped at Amritsar airport for 2 hours

United Kingdom MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi was allegedly stopped for around two hours by immigration officials after he landed at the Shri Guru Ramdas ji International Airport here on Thursday . Though there was no official word about stopping the MP, the sources said the Labour MP from Slough was not carrying his......Read More

NRI Akshay Doultani working as Uber Eats driver,
killed in crash in Australia'

NRI Akshay Deepak Doultani, 22, died while riding for Uber Eats on Saturday 22 July after a collision with an SUV in Epping in Sydney’s north-west. Paramedics treated Doultani but he later died at the Royal North Shore hospital. Doultani was studying a master’s degree in finance at Macquarie University, after receiving a scholarship allowing him to come to Australia.........Read More

Singapore's Deputy PM Lawrence Wong Praises Sikhs’ Contribution At the Sikh Advisory Board (SAB) 75th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

The Sikh community in Singapore, while being small in numbers, has made significant contributions to the nation’s development in various fields. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong acknowledged the community’s outstanding achievements in areas such as civil service....Read More

IOCUSA leaders interact with Shri. K. Raju, National coordinator- SC, ST, OBC and minority Department of AICC

IOCUSA leaders met with Shri. K. Raju, who is the National Coordinator of the Indian National Congress for SC/ST/OBC and Minority Affairs and exchanged views on how to improve the messaging to the Diaspora while increasing the reach of the organization. Mr. Raju, formerly an IAS officer, resigned from service in 2013 to join the Congress party. Prior to his resignation from service, he served as......Read More

Saree Walkathon to celebrate India’s Handloom Day in London

Hundreds of women draped in colourful Indian weaves are getting ready for a first-ever Saree Walkathon, to take place on August 6 – a day before India’s annual National Handloom Day. Representing different states of India, the women organised by the British Women in Sarees group along with Inspiring Indian Women (IIW) will kick things off at Trafalgar Square and make their way past historic landmarks of central London to end their walkathon......Read More

Two NRI Men Plead Guilty To Selling Drugs Out Of Albuquerque Motel, US

Two NRI men have pleaded guilty to drug and firearms charges arising from a drug trafficking venture run out of a motel in the US. Kamal Bhula, 44, of Albuquerque, and Pragneshkumar “Pete” Patel, 36, of Montgomery, Alabama are among the three charged for maintaining a drug-involved premise at a motel in Albuquerque,Mexico......Read More

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Canadian Immigration Work Initiative Reaches Cap in Two Days

Canada’s recently launched immigration work permit program is no longer accepting new applications since receiving an overwhelming response and reaching its cap of 10,000 applicants in two days. Aiming to attract highly skilled technology professionals from the United States with H-1B work visas, Canada unveiled the initiative in late June. “Status: Closed. You can no longer apply,” said a message on the Immigration, Refugees and.....Read More

Pargat Singh Visits Richmond Gurdwara

Long time Jalandhar Cantt area MLA, prominent sportsman , Olympian Pargat Singh is currently visiting family and friends in Canada. It as a pleasure for us at India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas, in Richmond to welcome him on Sunday, July 16. Mr. Pargat Singh was there with his close relatives and friends......Read More

2 NRI men jailed for smuggling 7 Indian migrants in car boots into UK

Two NRI men have been sentenced to a total of over six years’ imprisonment for smuggling seven Indian migrants, including women and children, into the UK in the boots of two cars. Palvinder Singh Phull, 48, was handed a three and half years’ sentence for assisting unlawful immigration and co-accused Harjit Singh Dhaliwal, 45, was jailed for three years and two months on the same charge.....Read More

Punjab Govt to bring back people stuck in abroad
says NRI Affairs Minister

State NRI Affairs Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Friday said that the the Punjab government will take all possible steps to help Punjabis stranded abroad to return home safely and will take strict action against the rogue travel agents. He said the government has resolved to take strict action against the travel agents who are doing the illegal.....Read More

With endowment, U of T Mississauga aims to become
global leader in Jain Studies

The University of Toronto Mississauga has received an endowment to establish a new chair dedicated to Jain Studies – its first-ever endowed chair in the humanities. 
The contribution marks a significant step in U of T Mississauga’s commitment to expanding its Centre for South Asian Critical Humanities (CSACH) and transforming the study of the global past and present.......Read More

Over 150 US Senators and Representatives Expected at ITServe Alliance’s Capitol Hill Day on July 18th-19th, 2023

Following the success of our virtual Capitol Hill events in 2021 and 2022, ITServe Alliance is excited to host its first-ever in-person Capitol Hill Day in Washington, DC on July 18th-19th, 20023,” said Siva Moopanar, Director of ITServe Alliance Policy Advocacy Committee (PAC). “The conference will have participation by over 150 US Representatives and Senators, including influential committee chairs.......Read More

Pioneer Club of Keralites honors George Abraham

The Pioneer Club of Keralites of North America came together on June 22nd at a General body meeting and passed a constitution creating a more formal framework for effective functioning. Mr. Johny Zacharia, the current President of the Pioneer Club, is the Chief architect of this evolution. “Ever since Mr. Zachariah took over, the organization is on a fast track enlisting more members......Read More

NRI driver Sukhchain Dale jailed for seven years for drugs possession in UK

A disqualified Indian-origin driver who was caught with more than GBP 1 million worth of cocaine after being stopped by officers has been sentenced to seven years and four months. Sukhchain Dale was found with a large stash of Class A banned drugs after his van was pulled over by police on the highway near Birmingham in May. The haul which had a street value of over GBP 1 million was seized.....Read More

Canada celebrated its 156th birthday on July 1 Happy Birthday, Canada

Canada has just celebrated its 156th birthday on July 1. Only a few days ago, it reached a landmark of 40 million population. Canada’s colonial past often overshadows its present, numerous positive attributes and accomplishments. There is no doubt that Canada has a lot of dark chapters as part of its history. Treatment of the......Read More

NRI Saju Chelavalel sentenced to life for murdering wife, 2 kids in the UK

A 52-year-old man from Kerala, who admitted to killing his Indian wife and two children last year, has been sentenced to life, involving a minimum of 40 years in prison, by a UK court. Saju Chelavalel, who was sentenced at the Northampton Crown Court on Monday, had pleaded guilty to three counts of murder of his wife Anju Asok, 35, a staff nurse......Read More

NRI Rajinder Singh man sentenced to jail for smuggling
over 800 Indian citizens into US using Uber

Seattle – A 49-year-old resident of Elk Grove, California, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 45 months in prison for Conspiracy to Transport and Harbor Certain Aliens for Profit and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Rajinder Pal Singh, aka Jaspal Gill, pleaded guilty in February 2023, admitting that he took in more.....Read More

Asian Indian community in New York demands to stop violence in Manipur; asks Center for stern action.

A group of concerned from the Indian American Community met regarding all the violence happening in Manipur, India, at Santoor Restaurant on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Dr. Anna George, Associate Professor at Molloy University, led the meeting. The program was attended by about 23 eminent community leaders of various organizations.....Read More

Indian education agent arrested, charged in fake admission-letter scandal in Canada

An Indian education agent accused of being at the centre of a scandal over fake Canadian college admission letters has been arrested in this country and is now facing criminal charges here. On Friday, Canada Border Services Agency charged Brijesh Mishra, a citizen of India, with offering immigration advice without a licence and with counselling a person to directly or indirectly.....Read More


The 67th annual Talbot Street Art Fair, one of the oldest and largest outdoor Art Fairs in the USA, favored by the two days of pleasant Indiana weather drew an enthusiastic multi-generational and multicultural crowd of art patrons and many friends over the weekend (June 17th-June 18th)........Read More

NRI doctor Rachandeep Singh arrested for sexually assaulting co-worker in California

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said that on April 26, Dr. Rachandeep Singh was accused of sexually touching a female employee against her will at River Point-Post Acute Care Facility. The administration of the facility, located on Fair Oaks Boulevard, removed Singh, who was the medical director of the Sacramento location, and two other facilities in San Joaquin County,......Read More

NRI Hardeep Singh Nijjar President Guru Nanak Gurdwara Surrey, gunned down in his vehicle

NRI Hardeep Singh Nijjar, one of India's most-wanted terrorists who carried a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was shot dead outside a gurdwara in the north American country, officials here said. Hardeep Singh lawyer Gurpatwant Singh Pannuntold that Canada’s spy agency warned him days ago that there were threats.....Read More

NRI Patel Dhavalkumar Chandubhai jailed in Singapore.
Scammer tried to escape country with roommate passport.

A 24-year-old NRI Patel Dhavalkumar Chandubhai who was out on bail for swindling numerous students in a rental scam has been sentenced to jail for attempting to escape Singapore. The young man attempted to use his roommate’s passport to leave the country, thereby adding a serious charge of identity fraud to his list of offences. Patel was sentenced to 14 months and 14 weeks’ jail....Read More

IOCUSA thanks its volunteers and supporters for a successful Rahul Gandhi meeting at Javits Center, New York

IOCUSA gathered its volunteers and supporters at Royal Albert Palace in Edison, New Jersey, and thanked them for their hard work and dedication in making the Rahul Gandhi meeting at the Javits Center in New York City an enormous success. Mr. Mohinder Singh Gilzian, President of the IOCUSA, congratulated the team headed......Read More

12 diplomats representing most of the countries in South East Asia, visited India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas

Richmond's Highway to Heaven (aka #5 Road) is home to almost 25 places of worship representing nearly every major religion of the world. Consequently, it is a favourite place to visit by various groups. On Thursday, June 8, 12 diplomats representing most of the countries in South ....Read More

Asa Johal Honoured Posthumously

Asa Johal was a very prominent member of our community. A pioneer, a lumber baron, a philanthropist and a proud Canadian. He left for his heavenly abode on July 5, 2021. However, his legacy lives on. India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas on Richmond’s Highway to Heaven is one of these outstanding legacies of Asa Johal. ......Read More

UK illegal migration bill ‘cruel and unworkable’, London Mayor tells Home Secretary Suella Braverman

More than 50,000 people will be at risk of homelessness in London as a result of the Government’s Illegal Migration Bill, Sadiq Khan has claimed. In a letter to Home Secretary Suella Braverman, the Mayor of London said the bill was “cruel and unworkable” and that it would leave tens of thousands of people stranded in the capital without support......Read More


As participants in the 2023 AES 500 Festival Parade's Nationalities' Council of Indiana Unit, we saw only a few glimpses of the several dozen floats - giant balloons, marching bands, 33 Race Drivers, celebrities, vintage cars, motorcycles, horses, Chinese dragons, banners, over 200,000 strong live audience.......Read More


The representative umbrella organization of National Gatka Federations worldwide, the World Gatka Federation (WGF), and the Asian Gatka Federation (AGF), have expressed immense happiness over the inclusion of Gatka sport in the 37th National Games in India . They stated that this achievement has sparked waves of joy among Gatka players globally, and the progress of Gatka......Read More

Neglected Tropical Disease

Disease of any kind is always very painful not only for the patient but also for the entire family. However, a skin disease can sometime be devastating for all concerned. Fortunately there are wonderful human beings and professionals who do everything to help such patients. They even put their own well-being and health at risk. People like Mother Theresa and Bhagat Puran Singh are shining examples....Read More

Chief Priest of Singapore’s Oldest Hindu Temple Sentenced for Jewellery Pawning Scam

The 39-year-old Indian chief priest of Singapore’s Sri Mariamman Temple, Kandasamy Senapathi, has been sentenced to six years in jail for pawning over SGD 2 million (USD 1.5 million) worth of ceremonial jewellery from the temple. Senapathi, who was employed by the Hindu Endowments Board as a priest at the temple, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal breach of trust and transferring criminal proceeds out of the country......Read More

Saskatchewan allows Sikh motorcyclists to ride without helmets for special events

The seventh annual Nagar Kirtan celebrations in Regina marked the first time that Sikh motorcyclists have been able to ride in Saskatchewan with turbans instead of helmets.“It’s hard for them to put their hair in the helmets and when they take it off, the hair opens up. According to our religious beliefs we find like to leave the hair open or uncovered,” Amrit Budwal, a Sikh motorcyclist taking part......Read More

13 NRI found guilty of money laundering, tax evasion In UAE

Thirteen defendants of Indian nationality and seven companies they owned were convicted of money laundering and tax evasion offences, according to Abu Dhabi authorities. They were found to have conducted economic activities — involving the unlicensed provision of credit facilities through points of sale (POS) — valued at Dh510 million, according to a ruling......Read More

Dr. Sampat Shivangi Honored With Lifetime Achievement
Award By Xavier University In Aruba

Dr. Sampat Shivangi, a physician, an influential Indian American community leader, and a veteran leader of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Xavier University School of Medicine on Friday, May 19th, 2023 at the Xavier's Campus in Aruba.......Read More

NRI Chirag Patel gets 51 months jail for computer fraud in US

A 38-year-old Indian-origin hacker from Virginia was sentenced to more than four years in prison for hacking into computers and stealing customer credit card numbers. Chirag Patel from Norfolk pleaded guilty to computer fraud and was sentenced by US District Judge G Murray Snow to 51 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He also was ordered to pay......Read More

Visiting India After the Pandemic Part 5

Visiting Punjab in particular and India in generaI is always a great pleasure for this writer. There is so much to see and do. India’s history and historical monuments are just amazing .I remember when I was in college, we used to have our college groups go on organized tours to visit various historical places. This interest has continued to motivate me to visit various historical places whenever I get a chance to visit India........Read More


Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett opened the 17th Asian Fest and paid a very welcome and generous tribute to the Asian Americans and the international community for their talents, cultures, and many contributions to the City of Indianapolis. Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb sent a beautiful video message declaring May as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. ......Read More

Congratulations to People of Karnataka From Indian Overseas Congress, USA

"It is a great victory for all Karnataka's freedom and peace-loving people. Having experienced the chaos, conflicts, and instability due to the communal agenda administered by the BJP over the last five years, the people of Karnataka have spoken that enough is enough," said George Abraham, Vice-Chair of the Indian Overseas Congress, USA.....Read More

Hawaii’s 5th Annual International Yoga Day Celebration

Gandhi International Institute for Peace (GIIP) is organizing its 5th annual International Yoga day event at the MOA Wellness Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday June 21, 2023 from 11 AM to 1 PM HST. The theme of this year’s event is Yoga for health, healing, and peace. Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard will be the keynote speaker. Other presenters include Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar from California, Dr. Tom Yarema form California,.........Read More

Canadian Man Gets 9-year Jail Term for 2021 Killing of NRI Sikh Youth Prabhjot Singh Katri 

Canadian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the 2021 killing of a 23-year-old Sikh from India in the country’s Nova Scotia province, media reports said. Prabhjot Singh Katri was stabbed to death by 21-year-old Cameron James Prosper in an unprovoked attack outside an apartment building in Truro town of the province in September 2021. Prosper was initially charged with second-degree murder ........Read More

2 teenagers have been jailed for murdering a 16-year-old NRI Sikh boy in 2021

Two teenagers have been jailed for murdering an innocent 16-year-old boy who they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang. Vanushan Balakrishnan, 18 (13.07.04), of Waylands, Hillingdon, and Ilyas Suleiman, 18 (30.05.04), of St Jeromes Grove, Hillingdon, were sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, 10 May for the murder of 16-year-old Rishmeet Singh.......Read More

Vaisakhi at Queensborough Middle School (QMS), New Westminster

Vaisakhi at Queensborough Middle School (QMS), New Westminster

In view of the South Asian /Sikh community’s contribution, the government has declared April as the Sikh Heritage Month. This has given added significance to celebrations like Vaisakhi. Consequently, the Nagar Kirtans in Vancouver and Surrey this year (after the pandemic) proved to be very popular. In addition to these Nagar Kirtans, Vaisakhi celebrations were also held in various other places and a number of schools. Queensborough Middle School in New Westmin...Read More

Gurdwara Nanak Niwas’ Three Wise Men

India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas on Richmond’s Highway to Heaven has been serving the Metro Vancouver community for 40 years. In addition to various services this Gurdwara is very popular for weddings and visits from students and various other groups. Our management team is doing the best it can to serve the community. In this context, every member of the committee has been working hard. However, there are certain.....Read More

Sam Pitroda, Chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress, calls for ending violence in Manipur.

“IOC leadership is concerned about the alarming situation in Manipur where our Christian community has suddenly suffered due to the burning of 25 churches and 500 homes. In addition, 50 innocent people have been killed in the violence. This must stop immediately. Peace must prevail to assure the safety, security, and well-being of all the people in.....Read More

Priyanka Chopra Jonas says botched surgery sent her into a deep depression

Priyanka Chopra Jonas opened up about going through a "deep depression" following a bungled polyp-removal surgery. In a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, the Citadel actress revealed that her career was almost ruined after a routine procedure left her botched. "This thing happens, and my face looks completely different, and I went into a deep, deep depression," she said of what was to be a.....Read More

The International Student Phenomenon Part 4

The exodus of international students, especially from Punjab to the west should be a major concern to the Punjab government and the Centre. These young, energetic boys and girls are a great asset to the western countries like Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand etc. They bring not only their youth and skills but also load of money with them. A few years ago, Canada’s then Minister of Immigration was reported to state that Canada was getting more revenue.....Read More

NRI Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi  Introducing 2023 SI Swimsuit Model

NRI Padma Lakshmi immigrated to the U.S. from India with her single mom at the age of 4 and grew up in New York and then in the suburbs of Los Angeles, started modeling after college. “I really credit my mom because people did ask me if I would model when I was 17, and my mother said, ‘I don’t want you to do it.......Read More

NRI businessman jailed over Covid loan fraud

Rajesh Dhirajlal Vaghela, 46, from Stanmore, who was given a £25,000 loan to avoid taxpayer loan repayment before his shop closed, has pleaded guilty to fraud by abusing the bounce-back loan scheme. He was caught out by new powers granted to the Bankruptcy Service in December 2021, allowing it to investigate directors of defunct companies suspected of going out of business to avoid paying back Covid-19 ......Read More

2023 Baisakhi Celebration and 324th Khalsa Sirjana Divas
at Gurdwara Sikh Satsang in Indianapolis

A BEAUTIFUL COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF BAISAKHI AT GURDWARA SIKH SATSANG. Sacred Recitations, Shabd Keertan, A Joyous Welcome and Fellowship Highlighted the 324th Khalsa Sirjana Divas and 2023 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) Celebration in Indianapolis. The festive celebration centered around the dazzling spiritual Light, a Saint-Soldier, life and legacy,......Read More

Canadian farmers to plant more grains, oilseeds in 2023

Canadian farmers expect to plant more wheat, canola, corn, barley and soybeans in 2023, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday. With seeding intentions from about 9,500 farmers nationwide, the national statistical agency said farmers anticipate planting 27 million acres of wheat in 2023, up 6.2 percent from the previous year........Read More

Canadian Politician Mr. Pierre Poilievre Visits Richmond Gurdwara

India Cultural Centre of Canada Gurdwara Nanak Niwas is a favourite place to visit for  people all over. Our Highway to Heaven (aka #5 Road) in Richmond has now become world famous. This has made our place of worship even more attractive. Last Friday, April 21, Leader of the main Opposition Party and head of the Conservative Party of Canada, along with a number of other VIPs, arrived at Gurdwara.....Read More

The International Student Phenomenon

The phenomenon of students from India in general and Punjab in particular going abroad to study is not something new. It started under the British rule in the early 20 th century. A number of prominent lawyers, activists and professionals used to go abroad to study. A few would decide to settle abroad. However, a vast majority of them would return to India and become active participants in.......Read More

Devenderpal S. Bhullar Organized Network to Help Democratic India

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60 delivery drivers, including Indians, have been arrested across London for working illegally

The drivers, working for companies including Deliveroo, JustEat, and UberEats, were arrested for offences, including illegal working and possession of false documentation. The majority of offenders were of Brazilian nationality. Indian and Algerian nationals were also found to be working without the right to do so in the country.....Read More

24-Year-Old NRI Saiesh Veera Dies of Gunshot Wounds In IS

A 24-year-old gas station clerk Saiesh Veera was killed early Thursday morning during an attempted robbery in Franklinton, Columbus police said, marking the 50th homicide reported in Columbus in 2023 and an uptick in violence compared to last year. The shooting was reported around 12:50 a.m. Thursday at the Shell gas station, located at 1000 W. Broad St. The clerk, who was identified as Saiesh Veera, was taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.......Read More

Canada needs 30,000 new immigrants in agriculture sector

Canada needs 30,000 permanent immigrants over the next decade to either start up their own farms, or take over existing ones, to address a looming labour crisis in the agriculture industry, says a new study. According to a Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) research, 40 per cent of Canadian farm operators will retire by 2033, placing agriculture on the cusp of one of the biggest labour and leadership transitions in the country's history.....Read More

Farmers in the Punjab Need Help

During the two months I spent in India in general and Punjab in particular, one issue dominated the press. It was the issue affecting farmers in the Punjab. As Punjab is mainly an agricultural province, it is natural that Punjabis are more concerned about issues affecting farmers than any other subject. My own family is a farming family. My dad was a prominent farmer in the area.....Read More

“RANGLA PUNJAB 2023” A Sold Out Spectacle & Vibrant Window to Punjabi Culture in Chicago

The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS)  flagship annual event “Rangla Punjab” to celebrate Vaisakhi festival, was held on March 25, 2023, at MAC Auditorium, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. This was the 29th year of this event by Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago. More than 1000 attended. Nearly 260 children and adults from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin participated performed.....Read More

California assembly passes resolution urging US Congress to recognise 1984 anti-Sikh riots as 'genocide'

The California state assembly passed a resolution, requesting the US Congress to formally recognise the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India as 'genocide'. The resolution also urged the US Congress to condemn the violence. The resolution, passed on Monday by the California assembly, said the Sikh community in the US had not yet recovered from.......Read More

 Visiting India After the Pandemic

After suffering through the COVID-19 Pandemic, finally it was time again to visit our homeland again after nearly five years. The Turkish Airline proved to be a good choice for our trip with my wife Baldev and some friends. The flight from Vancouver to New Delhi via Istanbul(Turkey) was very pleasant. The stopover in Istanbul gave us time to relax. Istanbul airport is a very big airport with flights to almost every destination...Read More

S.Africa to appeal judgement by UAE court on extradition of Gupta brothers

South Africa will appeal the decision by a court of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to decline the extradition of the Indian-origin Gupta brothers to be tried in the country for fraud and money laundering, said Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola. Lamola made the remarks on Friday at a virtual media briefing on updates about the extradition of Rajesh and Atul Gupta......Read More

Sikh American Valarie Kaur leaves a lasting impact as a distinguished speaker at Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs

Valarie Kaur - a public speaker, celebrated film maker, an author and civil rights activist kept her audience of over 200 students, educators, and friends of Butler University spell-bound for about 90 minutes with her disarming style, concept of "Revolutionary Love,".....Read More

Wait time for US visitor's visa interview in India reduced by 60% this year

The wait time for a US visitor’s visa interview in India has been reduced by 60 per cent this year, a senior official has said, attributing it to several steps the United States has taken, including increasing the number of officials and opening other diplomatic missions to process these applications......Read More

Indian cruise ship employee sentenced to 16 years in prison in US for distributing child sexual abuse material

Angelo Victor Fernandes, a 34-year-old cruise ship employee from Goa, India, was sentenced in federal district court to 188 months in prison for distributing child sexual abuse material. Between January 16 and April 30, 2022, Fernandes sent 13 child pornography videos through an instant messaging application to Daniel Scott Crow........Read More

U.S. pick for World Bank, Ajay Banga, to meet with Modi in native India

The U.S. nominee to lead the World Bank, former Mastercard (MA.N) CEO Ajay Banga, returns to his native India on Thursday, capping a three-week global tour to drum up support and discuss development and climate needs with donor and borrowing countries. The Treasury said Banga will visit New Delhi on March 23 and 24, where his likeness has already been posted on billboards.....Read More


NRI lawyer suspended for targeting S’pore’s legal system

NRI lawyer Ravi has been suspended for five years in Singapore for making “baseless and grave” allegations against the Attorney-General, prosecutors and the Law Society.He was earlier found guilty of three out of four misconduct charges and was ordered to pay a penalty of SG$6,000, but the Law Society pushed for more serious sanctions........Read More

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