Indian Origin

  • Indianorigin woman arrested in US for abducting her child July 13, 2014

    New York: Police in US city of Dallas have recovered a child from the city airport who had been abducted by his Indianorigin mother nearly eight years ago and taken to India. The mother, Padmashini Devi Drees, 38, was arrested at the airport. Her son Drew Dees, now 10, was recovered...
  • Indian origin judge appointed Singapore Attorney general June 25, 2014

    Singapore: Justice V K Rajah, an Indianorigin judge, was on Wednesday appointed as the eighth AttorneyGeneral of Singapore. Justice Rajah's appointment takes effect from Wednesday, said a statement from President Tony Tan Keng Yam's Office. Rajah takes over from Steven Chong. President Tan also appointed Rajah, 57, as a Member...
  • Indianorigin woman awarded for contribution to education June 11, 2014

    New York: An Indianorigin woman in the US has been conferred an Indian diaspora organisation's 2014 Service Award. Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the 2014 Service Award of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America,...
  • New Zealand: Indianorigin man sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife June 5, 2014

    Wellington : An Indianorigin man in New Zealand has been sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife while he was on bail, The New Zealand Herald reported on Thursday. The High Court at Wellington Thursday sentenced Rajeshwar Singh, 47, to a mandatory life sentence with a minimum nonparole period of...
  • Australian jailed for killing Indianorigin cabbie in crash February 14, 2014

    Melbourne: A court in Australia on Friday jailed a man for 11 years for killing an Indianorigin taxi driver and his British passenger by smashing his stolen vehicle into their taxi while being high on drugs. The West Australian Supreme Court sentenced Antony Edward Fogarty, 24, who admitted to unlawfully...
  • 8 firms headed by Indianorigin entrepreneurs makes it to Forbes' list January 24, 2014

    Eight companies cofounded and headed by Indianorigin entrepreneurs are among Forbes magazine's 100 most promising companies in America, according to an annual ranking of highgrowth, privatelyheld companies with under $ 250 million in annual revenues. Forbes said "rocketship growth" is not the only factor that describes the 100 companies in its...
  • Mother charged over death of 3yearold Indianorigin boy January 19, 2014

    The mother of a threeyearold Indianorigin boy, who went missing last week in Scotland, has been charged in connection with his death. Rosdeep, 33, was detained on Saturday after Mikaeel Kular's body was found by officers in woodland behind her former home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, where she lived before moving...
  • Indian origin doctor in Britain gets excellence award December 1, 2013

    An Indian origin doctor in Britain has received an excellence award for his work across the medical space. "Dr Jaswinder S Bamrah is a dedicated medical professional conducting a large number of lectures nationally to psychiatrists, general practitioners, to other disciplines and voluntary organisations such as Alzheimer's Disease Society and PACE...
  • Indianorigin trainee teacher dies after attack in New Zealand November 4, 2013

    Melbourne: A 25yearold Indianorigin trainee teacher in New Zealand died on Monday after being punched outside a fast food outlet in central Auckland. Tarun Asthana, who was on life support in hospital since he was assaulted on Saturday morning, died in Auckland City Hospital on Monday, police said. He was surrounded by...
  • Kenya mall attack: Indianorigin radio presenter among those killed September 24, 2013

    Abuja: Ruhila AdatiaSood, a popular media personality of Indianorigin, was among 69 people killed when Islamist militants besieged a swanky mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Ruhila was in the rooftop car park of Westgate mall as part of a team hosting a cooking competition for small children at the...
  • Indian-origin teacher in UK gives birth in classroom September 17, 2013

    London: An Indian-origin teacher in the UK has dramatically given birth to a baby boy in a classroom after she went into labour while in school. Diane Krish-Veeramany, 30, went into labour, a week before her due date, and three of her colleagues at Manford Primary School helped deliver the baby,...
  • Indian-origin woman and former Miss New York wins Miss America contest September 16, 2013

    The new Miss America says she's delighted the pageant embraces diversity. Nina Davuluri became the first contestant of Indian heritage and the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant on Sunday night. The 24-year-old Davuluri won the title as the nationally televised pageant returned home to Atlantic...
  • Indian doctor taken into custody by Immigration Dept in Australia September 9, 2013

    An Indian-origin doctor, who had served 18 months in jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting one of his patients in Australia, has been taken into custody by the Immigration Department. Suhail Durani, 36, who had his permanent residency revoked four months ago after serving the jail term has been fighting...
  • Malaysia: Indianorigin doctor charged with assaulting wife May 30, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indianorigin doctor in Malaysia is facing charges of assaulting his wife in 2009 in which a lower court had earlier acquitted him. P Mahendran, 47, was ordered by Shah Alam High Court on Tuesday to answer to the charge of assaulting his estranged wife, B Bhavani Devi, 41,...
  • Singapore: Indianorigin student jailed for forgery May 4, 2013

    Singapore: A 22yearold Indianorigin student has been sentenced to 22 months in jail by a Singapore court for a series of cheating and forgery cases. Suraj Kumar Sarabjeet admitted to 10 counts of cheating and forgery in a district court in this citystate on Friday, the Straits Times reported. A polytechnic...
  • South Africa: Indianorigin student stabbed to death April 30, 2013

    Durban: An Indianorigin schoolboy was stabbed to death and his brother injured in a gang attack after a spat over a girl. Dareshan Moodley, 16, was stabbed to death and his brother Revarsheen, 18, is recovering in a hospital here after they were stabbed, beaten and left for dead in...
  • Fiji: Indianorigin man gets life term for slaughtering his family April 30, 2013

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin man, convicted of murdering his wife and two minor daughters, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by an court in Fiji. 33yearold Bimlesh Dayal was sentenced by the high court in Suva, the capital of the island nation of Fiji, for murdering his wife Ranjini Rekha Singh...
  • Sunil Tripathi's family recalls how they tried to prove his innocence April 26, 2013

    The body of the missing Indianorigin student Sunil Tripathi, mistakenly linked to the marathon bombings, has now been identified in Boston. His family recalls their ordeal in trying to prove his innocence. ...
  • Australian court reduces jail term of Indianorigin doctor April 18, 2013

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin neurosurgeon, convicted in 2010 for manslaughter and supplying cocaine to two female escorts, has won a substantial reduction in his sentence, with an Australian court agreeing that one of the women willingly took the drug which killed her. Suresh Nair, 44, who pleaded guilty in late 2010...
  • UK: Indianorigin woman, two daughters found dead in London April 15, 2013

    An Indianorigin school laboratory technician and her two daughters were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in west London, a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Sunday. Heena Solanki, 34, was found dead along with Prish, 4, and Jasmine, 9, at their home in Midcroft, Ruislip on Friday evening....
  • UK: Indianorigin woman, 2 daughters found dead April 15, 2013

    London: An Indianorigin school laboratory technician and her two daughters have been found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in west London, a Scotland Yard spokesman said on Sunday. Heena Solanki, 34, was found dead along with Prish, 4, and Jasmine, 9, at their home in Midcroft, Ruislip on...
  • US: Indianorigin lottery winner's body exhumed January 19, 2013

    Chicago: The body of a 46yearold Indianorigin businessman in Chicago, who died of cyanide poisoning days after he won a million dollar lottery, was exhumed in a bid to find answers to his mysterious death. Judge Susan Coleman of the Probate Division of the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois...
  • 'Humiliation may have driven Indian nurse to suicide' January 12, 2013

    London: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul feels that public humiliation by the press may have driven Indian nurse Jacintha Saldhana to take her own life. Participating in a debate on Lord Justice Leveson's report on the culture, practices and ethics of the press on Friday evening in the House of...
  • Indianorigin woman killed by husband in Pak: family January 11, 2013

    Ahmedabad: An Indianorigin woman hailing from Ahmedabad was allegedly shot dead by her Pakistani husband in Karachi in December, her family members on Thursday claimed. Shirley Ann Hodges (39), who after conversion had become Shabanm Khan, was killed by her husband Gul Mohammad Khan on December 4 in Karachi, her brother...
  • Woman gets life for killing son for not memorising Quran January 7, 2013

    London: An Indianorigin mother, who beat her 7yearold son to death for failing to memorise the Quran, was on Monday sentenced to life for killing him and setting his body on fire to hide evidence after applying barbeque gel. A sobbing Sara Ege, 33, collapsed and had to be helped from...
  • Indianorigin physiotherapist spared jail in rape case December 19, 2012

    Melbourne: In an unusual case, an Indianorigin physiotherapist found guilty of raping a woman patient in 2011 was on Wednesday spared jail by an Australian court, with the judge citing his remorse. Barath Devadas, 35, was found guilty of rape of the woman at a Woodville West physiotherapy clinic in...
  • Hoax call death: Jacintha Saldanha laid to rest December 17, 2012

    Udupi: Indianorigin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who had committed suicide in a London hospital after a prank call about Princess Kate from an Australian radio channel, was laid to rest at her husband's hometown of Shirva in Udupi on Monday evening. Jacintha's husband Benedict, her son Junal and daughter Lisha accompanied the...
  • There is no direct connection between the RJs' call and Jacintha's death: PN Vasanti December 13, 2012

    Jacintha Saldanha, a 46yearold nurse of Indian origin in the UK, reportedly committed suicide after falling victim to a prank by Australian radio jockeys Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2Day FM. Greig and Christian impersonated the Queen and the Prince of Wales to extract information about the health of...
  • ExOxford Dictionary editor deleted Indian words November 28, 2012

    London: An eminent former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary attempted to rewrite it by deleting thousands of words with foreign roots, including those of Indianorigin, a new book claims. Robert Burchfield deleted words like 'balisaur', a badgerlike animal from India, 'Danchi', a Bengali plant and 'boviander', the name in...