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Indian-origin man strangles son to death April 28, 2017 18:45

An Indian-origin man in South Africa allegedly strangled his 7-year-old son to death, while his 4-year-old daughter watched in terror has been arrested. The man is expected to appear in the court on Tuesday. The 29-year-old man was separated from his wife, but a court granted him right to visit his children. The suspect’s identity has not been revealed due to South Africa’s child protection law. The mother reported to police officers after the father failed to bring the children back to home at the scheduled time, an uncle of the children said. Police officers found the father wandering around a park with both the kids in his arms. He claimed that the boy was asleep. The children were rushed to a hospital where the boy was declared dead. His sister described how her father choked him. Tracy Sinayhakah, who is the grandmother of those children said that she had received a chilling WhatsApp message from the father just before the alleged killing, asking her to tell his estranged wife what she was 'going to lose'. Lieutenant-Colonel Thulian Zwane said that a murder case has been registered. The cold blooded murder incident took place earlier this week. The incident has shocked the community of Phoenix, the sprawling township in Durban, which was created during the apartheid era to forcibly resettle the Indian community in the city. Hyderabadi woman sold to Kafeel for Rs. 3 lakh AMandeep

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Deserted wife seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help April 11, 2017 18:00

Chand Deep Kaur, who has been deserted by her Non Resident Indian(NRI) husband has sought help from the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Kaur and has requested to get her husband Ramandeep Singh deported from New Zealand. Though her husband has been declared a proclaimed offender by the Punjab police. Kaur has requested the minister for help, saying that she wants to send a message that no other NRI cheats his wife. "I have sought  Swaraj's help in getting my husband deported. He is in New Zealand," Kaur said. She wants her husband’s passport to be cancelled, "I want to set an example so that no other NRI husband can ever dare to cheat a woman. I also want stringent laws in place to check such men," she said. Kaur received a call from the ministry to send relevant documents in connection with the case. She said that she wants her husband back to India, so that she can divorce him and start a fresh life. They got married in July 2015, when Ramandeep Singh was working in Auckland as an accountant. Soon after the marriage Ramandeep returned  to New Zealand and Kaur stayed with her in-laws in Jalandar, Punjab. Ramandeep returned to India in December 2015 and returned back to New Zealand in January 2016, she said. Kaur just spent 40-45 days with her husband, she alleged that her in-laws’ behavior changed after the marriage."They told me that they had disowned Ramandeep so I should move back with my parents," Kaur claimed. When she tried calling her husband, he did not respond and members of her in-laws family refused to respond and blocked her number. On August 2016, Kaur filed a complaint at the police station against her husband. Ramandeep faces charges of criminal breach of trust, among other sections of the Indian Penal Code. A look-out circular was also issued against Ramandeep, she said. Indian-origin disqualified as company director in the UK AMandeep

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Indian-origin woman and her son killed in New Jersey March 24, 2017 13:09

In the ongoing hate crime against Indian community in the United States, Indian-origin women along with her son were brutally killed under suspicious circumstances in their residence at Mappleset, New Jersey. The 40-year-old Telugu mother, hailed from Prakasham district and her son Anise Sai were found in a pool blood, when her husband Hanumantha Rao reached home. Rao immediately informed the emergency service about the incident. For the past fifteen year’s software engineer Rao and his wife were staying in the United States. Hanumantha Rao, is from the Timmarajupalem village of Paruchuri mandal in Prakasham district. According to preliminary investigation at the scene of the incident, officials said that the woman had been attacked with a knife and she received critical cut on her throat. Indians in China rush to help an unconscious Indian in Hospital AMandeep

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Indians in China rush to help an unconscious Indian in hospital March 22, 2017 18:47

The people of Indian community in China have rushed to help a 35-year-old Indian man, who was found by the police, in an unconscious state on a road in Wuxi city. Clueless about his identity, the members if ‘Indians in China’ first took him in a hospital. Currently, the man is in the ICU of the hospital. The man was later identified as Dhavuth Hussain, according to his passport details Hussain is from Salem in Tamil Nadu and his visa expires in August this year. The Indian Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate of General in Shanghai were also alerted about him. The Indian community took the responsibility of Hussain and made enquiries. They found that he worked in a hotel. ‘Indians in China’ in a tweet reply said that the consulate officials in Shanghai visited Hussain in the hospital. “Hussain’s family has been located. One of his friend’s is present in the hospital with him,” a representative of ‘Indians in China’ community said. The Indian consulate will send another official to the hospital soon to investigate in the case. The community said that Hussain is still unconscious. ‘Indians in China describe itself as a community that helps Indians visiting China or living in China. Indian-origin priest stabbed in Melbourne Church AMandeep

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Indian-origin 4th overpaid CEO in the United States March 20, 2017 18:36

An Indian-origin CEO has been ranked fourth on a list of top 25 overpaid CEOs in the United States, according to a new report. Sandeep Matharani, who is the CEO of General Growth Properties, a Chicago based company, has been listed fourth on the list of top 25 overpaid CEOs in the United States, according to the report from the nonprofit 'As You Sow'. The non-profit organization promotes social corporate and environmental responsibility and takes a close look at CEO pay. According to the report, Matharani, with a total compensation of $39.2 million in 2016, is overpaid by $26 million. Using a regression study that ties CEO pay to performance and other indicators such as the portion of pay that is offered in options and returns on corporate capital, 'As You Sow' has determined which CEOs are paid above and beyond their performance. The gap between CEO’s performance to his pay is the criteria for the rankings. Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, is the most overpaid CEO in the United Sates. Moonves earned compensation worth $57.6 million in 2016. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce is ranked second on the list with a total compensation of $33.6 million. David Zaslav of Discovery Communication came in third with a compensation of $32.4 million. Not only CEOs are overpaid, but the report says that their companies did not perform well on the S&P 500 last year, so there may also be a drag on shareholders return. Matharani joined the General Growth Properties, at the time it was emerging from bankruptcy in 2010 and refocused the mall owner to high-end shopping centers. Matharani has been mentioned many times as a potential candidate for a position in the Donald Trump’s administration. General Growth Properties operates 126 retail properties across 40 states. With its HQ in Chicago, the company has 1,800 employees. Indian Diplomat slammed Pakistan in the UN council AMandeep

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Indian-origin woman faces discrimination in Singapore March 18, 2017 17:30

An Indian-origin woman Nana Burns in Singapore, who decided to babysit was in for a deep shock, when a parent said that she would not accept her service, because of her nationality. The parent said that she was not comfortable engaging the Indian babysitter because “many Indians and Malays sexually abuse young female infants.” Nana Burns shared her experience on her Facebook page. The parent claimed that she was not racist, but preferred babysitters of one race over others. “Nana who used to be a childcarer before deciding to babysit said, “Too many Malay men sex abusing infants in Singapore? Like pedophiles?! I haven't heard of one such incident in Singapore. As much as we'd like to think we are very multi-racial, every day I still come across racism in Singapore. Be it finding a job or doing anything else, most Chinese people/employers always seem to play the race card. Pretty sick of this.” Nana’s Facebook post has gone viral with about 2,000 shares since Wednesday (March 15).   American man charged with hate crime for abusing Indian-origin AMandeep

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Man arrested in Hyderabad for cheating an NRI March 17, 2017 15:05

Cyber crime wing of Hyderabad Police has arrested a 30-year-old man in Hyderabad today for allegedly cheating an NRI of more than Rs 9 lakh by fraudulently using the NRI’s international credit card for buying a car and gold ornaments. Suspect identified as K Nageswara Rao, who is a native of Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh, was presently staying in Hyderabad, police said. Earlier this month, a friend of Rao, who has been identified as Ananth Bhaskar, met Rao and informed him that he has an international credit card. Bhaskar lured Rao by saying, if he uses the card Bhaskar will give commission to Rao. Police reports said that, the duo went to a car showroom in Begumpet, Hyderabad and swiped the card to purchase a car worth Rs 7.65 lakh and they also used the card to buy two gold chains worth 1.38 lakh. When the owner of the credit card got aware of the fraudulent transactions, he raised the matter with the bank, which issued the card to him in the United States. The Untied States bank, in turn, brought the matter to the notice of a private bank in Hyderabad. A bank official of the private bank then approached the police over the misuse of the card. The Police registered a case and during the investigation, police arrested Rao. The police were able to seize the brand new car purchased with the credit card from Rao’s possession. The gold chains are with Bhaskar. The police have launched a search operation to arrest him. NRI arrested for allowing friend to rape his wife AMandeep

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NRI arrested for allowing friend to rape his wife March 14, 2017 12:40

Kanchanbagh police, Hyderabad have arrested an Australia based NRI along with his mother on Monday (March 13th) for allegedly forcing his wife to indulge in an unnatural sex with him. According to the police complaint, he allegedly allowed his friend to rape his 21-year-old wife recently. Police said, that Mohammed Salimuddin married his wife last year and then left for Australia to pursue post-graduation. Salimuddin use to ask her to get nude and have an online video chat with him. He also asked her to send him nude videos. Being forced, with no other option left, the victim shared her videos with Salim, who in turn would show them to his friends in Australia, police said. Last month on 13th, Salimuddin returned to India and since then he has forced his wife to indulge in an inappropriate sex with him. A few days ago, Salimuddin brought his friend Chand, a local resident of Hafeez Baba Nagar, to his home. Salimuddin’s wife was given sleeping pills and then Salimuddin started to get intimate with her. But she was shocked, when she discovered someone else was in the room and it turned out to be Chand. "The victim fell asleep and Salimuddin allowed his friend Chand to rape her. The victim realized what happened the next morning and complained to us," deputy commissioner of police (South Zone) V Satyanarayana said. The Kanchanbagh police department has arrested Salimuddin on Monday, based on the victim’s four-page complaint. Arun Jaitely appointed as Defence Minister AMandeep

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Indian told to go back to his own country in New Zealand March 07, 2017 10:31

Hate crimes and abusive comments have recently increased towards Indian communities not just in the United States, but also in New Zealand. According to media reports, yesterday an Indian national was subjected to racist comments and was told to go back to his own country during a road rage incident in Auckland, New Zealand. Narindervir Singh said that he was filming the incident from inside his vehicle, which took place last week. "I gave him a space... that lady gave me the finger. He was driving that car [pointing to a white Holden] and now he's trying to threaten me, giving me bad names," Singh says in a video which was being streamed live onto Facebook. When Singh said that he was going to upload the video live, the situation only got worse and he was abused, sworn and told to go back to his own country. Singh said the abuser simply pulled over to let him pass. Reportedly the man also made derogatory remarks about Punjabi people. "I don't know what to do; it really hurts my heart... The first thing in my mind was that he might hurt me with some weapon," Singh said. Singh assumed it was all over, but when he parked his vehicle on a nearby side street, the abuser pulled up once again and continued the racist rant, including the n word. In a similar incident, Indian-origin Bikramjit Singh, suffered similar abuse last week, as he left a Papatoetoe storage facility. Who said a man claimed that he (Bikramjit Singh) was speeding yelled at him, saying: "Go back to your country - slow down! You know what the speed limit is here." Bikramjit said that he was not speeding at all; he is a New Zealand citizen and has lived here for more than a decade. The man who hurled abuse on Bikramjit apologized in an email, blaming alcohol that he had consumed earlier that day. Donald Trump signs new executive order AMandeep

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NRI divorced wife on WhatsApp March 04, 2017 10:05

An NRI husband divorced his wife by setting an image having the word “talaq” (divorce) written thrice as his Whatsapp profile picture. The woman’s parents said that her husband’s brother did same to his wife and it is a matter of serious concern as people are using misusing talaq. He sent the divorce notice to us and set his Whatsapp profile picture as talaq”, her mother said. The allegedly divorced woman said that she has been cheated by Md. Abdul Aqeel, who made false promises to keep her happy after their marriage and take her to the United States. “Instead, they used me as a maid along with the elder daughter-in-law of the family,” she said. A few days ago her husband sent her a text message on WhatsApp saying ‘talaq talaq talaq’. Upon getting the message, she informed her parents. Meanwhile, her in-laws sent her back to her parent’s house, saying that she does not have any right to stay in their house anymore.” “Talaq cannot be given in such a manner by any man. In order to give talaq, both the husband and wife should be present in front of each other and tell the world personally. And there should be a gap of 40 days between every utterance of talaq”, the woman’s mother said. “How can the father of the husband declare talaq and send my daughter back to our home”, she added. The police said that they have arrested the husband’s parents and booked them under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 354 (outraging the modesty). Punjab withdraws NRI quota from AYUSH Colleges AMandeep

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Seven Indian-American students nominated for Truman Scholarship March 03, 2017 11:11

Seven Indian-American students have been selected for the prestigious Harry S Truman Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to college juniors for demonstrating leadership potential and a commitment to public service. The selected students will compete for the prestigious national awards, which provides up to 30,000 USD for graduate studies. The award is given to college students for demonstrating their leadership, public service and academic achievement. Every year only 60 students across the United States are awarded with Truman Scholarship. According to a release, the foundation reviewed 768 potential scholars from 315 institutions before setting the 199 students from 136 institutions. Shreya Ganeshan of the University of Georgia, Anjali Misra of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samarth Gupta of Harvard University, Megan Patel of Georgetown University, Maya Durvasula of Duke University, Manju Bangalore of the University of Oregon, and Anjana Murali of the University of Pittsburgh were among the finalists. The finalists will be interviewed from March 3 to April 7 by a foundation regional review panel and the scholars will be announced on April 21st. In 1975 the Congress established The Truman Scholarship Foundation as the federal memorial to President Harry S Truman. Every year, a selection committee reviews applications from over 600 nominees for the Truman Foundation in Washington D.C. Indian-origin cartoonist asked to shut design school AMandeep

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Indian-origin man gets three life sentences for killing wife, kids March 02, 2017 09:56

An Indian-origin man in South Africa has been sentenced to three life terms in jail for brutally murdering his wife and two children with a mace. Mogamberry Rajan Kandasamy is from sprawling Indian township of Chatsworth near Durban. Rajan managed to escape death penalty only because it has been outlawed constitutionally in the post-apartheid democratic order. The 41-year-old was sentenced three life sentences for killing his wife, 41 year-old Versham his son 17-year-old Megandran and 18-year-old daughter Melarisa. In 2013 Rajan attacked the family, when he came to know that his wife wanted a divorce to marry another man. At the trail Rajan confessed during the trial that the murdered his wife and two children with a mace. "While she was on the floor, I hit her twice with the Hanuman stick on her head. On the third strike the stick broke,” he said. Captain Sathisiven Naidu said Rajan had made the confession of his own accord, although he claimed he had been coerced into doing this. "I'm here to tell you what I did. I want to tell you the truth and come clean, it is eating me inside," Rajan told to the police two days after the incident. Rajan initially pleaded that he was not guilty, by claiming that he had no memory of the attack or evidence by a state witness, Ashley Ganesh. Ganesh found Rajan wandering in a park nearby the family home. After observation at a mental health institution following Rajan’s amnesia claim, he was declared fit to stand trial. Earlier in the investigation Police ruled out any possibility of the murders resulted due to an attempted robbery at the house, as alleged by Rajan, who also claimed that he might have been drugged by the robbers. Donald Trump breaks his silence on Kansas shooting AMandeep

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