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Ludhiana police solve triple NRI murder case
Report dated Today @ 2:42 PM
Ludhiana rural police say they have arrested Akash Kumar, 21, who was responsible for the triple murder of Canadian NRI Shingara Singh, 70, his wife Manjit Kaur, 65, and sister-in-law Surjit Kaur, 55 who were found murdered on May 7..
Police authorities say they formed a special investigation team to investigate the case and found that an acquaintance of the family, namely Akash Kumar, committed the murders in revenge and tried to make it look like a robbery.
Kumar who did house work for the family said Singh had humiliated him publicly by calling him a thief and slapping him.
The accused said he took drugs then went to Shingara'a house and killed him as well as the two ladies and later ransacked the home to make it look like a robbery.
UK NRI found dead under mysterious circumstances in Lucknow
Report dated 21/05/2013 @ 2:46 PM
Shivanand Dunker George Khan, 55, who was running an NGO in Lucknow for the HIV-AIDs afflicted, was found dead at his rented accommodations. His head was wrapped in polythene with a rubber band tied around his neck. The door was bolted from the inside and he was alone in the room. Police claim it appeared to be a case of suicide.
British citizen Khan had made Lucknow his home for 12 years. His family in London have been informed of his death.
Police say Khan had dinner with Ravindra Kumar Yadav, a youth he had adopted, then he closed himself up in his room. Yadav was forced to sleep in the gallery outside the room. When Khan failed to open the door in the morning Yadav informed the police and neighbours.
Police say they found an SMS to one Ayub saying he was killing himself and requested Ayub to take care of Yadav.
His body has been sent for an autopsy and they await the arrival of his mother and sister to arrange further legal formalities.
Canadian NRI legislator accused of perjury
Report dated 19/05/2013 @ 5:05 PM
Edmonton-Manning MLA Peter Sandhu is being investigated following reports of ethics violations and perjury. Sandhu owned a home-building company that was being pursued by creditors for not paying debts.
Leader of the opposition Wildrose party, Danielle Smith says Sandhu a member of the ruling Progressive Conservative Party should be charged with perjury as he lied in court by saying he was out of Canada, when in fact he was in Calgary.
In her letter to the RCMP Smith sites a section of the Criminal Code that states making a false statement under oath is perjury.
Sandhu who resigned from the Conservative caucus following the allegations this week, is also being investigated by Alberta's ethics commissioner.
NRI turns 101 on Girmit day in Fiji
Report dated 15/05/2013 @ 2:12 PM
Deogi Nair turned 101, the day the country celebrates the 134th anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers from India, which is also known and celebrated as Girmit Day on May 14 every year.
Deogi Nair hails from Chennai and accompanied her parents who went to work in Fiji.
When asked about her long life and birthday on Girmit Day, she called it the grace of God and thanked him for her long life. She remembered that she never went to school as there was no school at the time and she does not know how to read and write. She was later married and everything was good and peaceful, but there were lots of cyclones and floods.
Ms Nair has no medical problems, good eyesight and hearing and is fit enough to go for afternoon walks in the neighbourhood.
Britain introduces 'super priority' same-day visa for Indians
Report dated 15/05/2013 @ 2:08 PM
Britain has made India the first country to get a visa to visit the UK within 24 hours. The same-day service was announced by PM David Cameron during his recent visit to India.
The cost will be 600 pounds (nearly Rs.50,000) in addition to the price of the visa. People in Delhi and Mumbai will be able to apply for this service. There are plans to expand the scheme to Chennai in the next few weeks.
According to the UK home office, the service will be available to those applying for a six-month or two-year multiple entry visitor visa (excluding student visit visa) and have travelled without difficulty in the last five years to one of the following countries - UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or a Schengen country. Employees of companies that are members of the Business Express Programme and are travelling as an official business visitor will also be eligible to apply.
After India the new single-day visa will be introduced in China, Brazil, Turkey and South Africa.
Over the past five years an average of 70,000 business visas have been issued per year to Indians.