US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans
Washington: Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.
NRI Commission takes note of Punjabis detained in Kuwait
Chandigarh: The Punjab State Commission for NRIs has taken a suo motu cognisance of news reports, highlighting the plight of 700 Punjabi youth detained by their employer in Kuwait.
First human trafficking charges filed in NZ
Wellington: Two men who allegedly helped 18 Indian nationals to deceive the authorities and enter New Zealand, appeared in court Thursday to face the country’s first human trafficking charges.
Indian-origin faces visa fraud
Washington: A 30-year-old Indian Americanbusinessman has been indicted on charges for exploiting a US visa program to fraudulently raise approximately USD 160 million from nearly 290 Chinese nationals who invested in the project while seeking US residency.
US-based NRI alleges land fraud worth `8.5 crore
Kapurthala : “Five persons who belong to the land mafia being patronised by a senior political party leader in Phagwara are roaming freely and I have been living under their threats,” rued a US-based citizen Jatinder Singh, a resident of Phagwara while interacting with the media on Thursday.
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