Indian workers face deportation under new UK law
London: Thousands of Indians in the UK mayget hit by a new law from next month under which they could be deported if their annual salary is below 35,000 pounds. The changes will affect professionals living and working in Britain on a Tier-2 visa who earn less than 35,000 pounds a year at the end of five years of their stay in the country. “The UK government changed the settlement rules in 2012 to break the link between coming to work in the UK and staying here permanently. We were clear that the new rules would apply to migrants who entered Tier-2 from April 6, 2011. Those individuals were aware when they entered that new settlement rules would apply to them,” a Home Office statement said
PAU alumnus appointed Canberra University V-C
MELBOURNE: Noted plant physiologist and alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, H Deep Saini, has been appointed the next vicechancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra. Saini, 60, currently the vice-president of the University of Toronto and principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga campus in Canada, will succeed vicechancellor Stephen Parker in September who steps down from the post in July after over nine years.
Sir Ganga Ram’s descendant running for US state’s top post
Washington : A great-great-granddaughter of Sir Ganga Ram, an Indian civil engineer known for building a network of health infrastructure in both India and Pakistan before Partition, is running for a top elected position in the US state of Vermont.
US woman dumps 8-yr-old ‘rude, ungovernable’ son
Los Angeles : A US woman dumped her eight-year-old son at a hospital with a note saying she did not want him anymore as he was “rude and ungovernable”. The woman is facing child abuse charges after dropping off her son at the hospital in West Jordan, Utah.
I have more Sikhs in Cabinet than Modi: Canadian PM
Washington: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, known for his witty repartees, told an American audience here that he has more Sikhs in his Cabinet than his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. The quip came when Trudeau was taking 10 questions from students at the American University in northwest Washington during his state visit to the US. During the half-an-hour session at the university on Friday, a student named Jahan from the Punjab province of Pakistan told Trudeau that it was really great to see so many Punjabis in his cabinet.
Ramoowalia to launch drive to woo NRI Sikhs
LUCKNOW: To mobilise support of Sikhs for the Samajwadi Party in the 2017 state assembly polls, Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia has taken an initiative to woo the members of the community living abroad.
LOW-PAID INDIANS FACE DEPORTATION
LONDON: Nearly 40,000 Indian and other non-EU professionals face deportation from the UK along with their families unless they earn a minimum of £35,000 a year in their jobs, when a new rule intended to reduce the number of foreign workers and encourage local employment comes into effect on April 6.
25 Sikh stowaways found in truck in Belgium
London : At least 25 illegal Sikh immigrants, including children, were found hiding in a secret compartment of a Romanian truck by the police at an industrial zone in Belgium.
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