Diaspora News Headlines

Sushma Swaraj to visit Mauritius, attend diaspora event

New Delhi , Oct 31

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj begins a three-day visit to Mauritius from Saturday during which she will participate in the 180th anniversary of the Aapravasi Ghat, where from 1834 and 1920 almost half a million indentured Indian labourers arrived to work in the island's sugar plantations.

Indian American duo charged in $5.8 mn debit card scam

Newark , Oct 30

Two Indian Americans have been charged with conspiring to extort victims to load prepaid debit cards with funds that were stolen as part of a scam running into over $5.8 million.

Indian-origin US student in Fiji court for Facebook intimidation

Sydney , Oct 30

An Indian-origin US student appeared in a Fiji court for luring a Fijian girl into sending her explicit photos and then intimidating her, media reported Thursday.

Jailed Indian-origin doctor found not guilty of third rape

Sydney , Oct 30

An Indian-origin doctor in Australia, jailed last year for raping two patients, has been found not guilty of raping a third woman, media reported Thursday.

Indian-American seeks election to Illinois House

Aurora (Illinois) , Oct 29

Most Indian-Americans vote for the Democratic Party and contest elections on that platform. Bucking this trend, an Indian-American is contesting for the Illinois House of Representatives as a Republican.

Bear killed Indian-origin hiker in US: Report

Washington , Oct 31

An Indian-origin hiker found dead in September near a circling bear in a wildlife preserve in West Milford, a township in New Jersey state of the US, was actually mauled to death by the bear, an autopsy report has revealed.

Kerala diaspora voters can register online

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 30

With Kerala going 100 percent online in preparing voters list, Keralites working abroad can register their names online in the upcoming special summary revision of electoral rolls, an official said here Thursday.

Mehndi on hands, Indo-Trinidadian girl back in class

Port-of-spain , Oct 30 The mehndi remains on the hands of this girl in Trinidad and Tobago, yet she was allowed to return to class.

Vandals 'mistakenly' target Gurdwara in Australia

Perth (Australia) , Oct 29

In an incident of mistaken identity in Australia's Perth city, a Gurdwara was spray-painted by vandals with anti-Muslim graffiti.

Indian American candidate seeks to reform education

Aurora , Oct 29

Most Indian Americans vote for the Democratic Party and contest elections on that platform. Bucking this trend, an Indian American is contesting for Illinois State Representative from the 84th district as a Republican.