In FY13, NRI deposits climb 19%
Lured by higher returns offered by banks in their homeland, non-resident Indians (NRIs) placed deposits aggregating $14.18 billion in the financial year ended March 2013, an increase of 19 per cent over the previous year.
PUNJABI MIGRATION TO UNITED STATES- A story of great tenacity by Jasbir Singh Kang MD
Punjabis were the first South Asians to migrate to North America. Their history of migration to America is full of adventure. It is a story of struggle against discrimination and a battle for survival. The first verifiable record of an East Indian in North America is a 1670 Colonial diary that mentions a visit to Salem, Massachusetts by an Indian from Madras who was accompanying a sea captain.
Australian jailed to 45 yrs for raping and killing Indian girl
Melbourne, May 17: A 21-year-old Australian man was today sentenced to 45 years in jail with a minimum non-parole period of 30 years for the “planned and premeditated” rape and murder of Indian student Tosha Thakkar, who he strangled to death, stuffed into a suitcase and dumped in a canal.
3 NRIs win Mini Punjab polls in Canada
BATHINDA: Three Punjabi NRIs have won the elections to the British Columbia legislative assembly in Canada. Apart from two sitting members of New Democratic Party (NDP) winning the election, a candidate from the ruling British Columbia Liberals Party (BC Liberals) has also won -- taking the tally of winning Punjabis to three.
Sikh clergy fails to arrive at decision on memorial row
Amritsar : The meeting of the Sikh clergy ended on an inconclusive note here today. Terming the controversy over Operation Bluestar Memorial as an internal matter of the Sikhs, the high priests said nobody should be allowed to publicly air views on the matter.
UK girl’s organs removed for pathology tests: Doctors
Patiala : A day after the parents of a British schoolgirl Gurkiren Kaur Loyal alleged in the British media that their daughter could have been “murdered by medics in India intent on harvesting her organs,” doctors who conducted the postmortem admitted that the girl’s vital organs were removed. But this was done only to ascertain the cause of the death.
US court reserves verdict in case against Badal
Washington : A court in Wisconsin has reserved its decision in the alleged human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal after completing the hearing in the matter.
Memorial row: Sikh clergy to meet today
Amritsar : The Sikh clergy will meet here tomorrow to deliberate on the Operation Bluestar Memorial controversy that has brought the SGPC and the Damdami Taksal at loggerheads.
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