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Probe against police for closing case of 82 year old NRI victim
Report dated 03/05/2012 @ 7:34 PM
A Delhi court has ordered a vigilance probe against 3 Delhi police officials, Paharganj ACP Raja Ram Yadav, Inspector Jagbir Singh and Sub-Inspector/IO Prakash Roy for closing a cheating case in a court other than in which it had been lodged, thus victimising 82-year-old US NRI Raghbir Singh.
The Judge also rebuked the court of the chief metropolitan magistrate for accepting the closure report without notifying the NRI and hearing his plea. The NRI claims he was cheated of Rs.80 lakhs in a property transaction.
The Court ordered a detailed fact finding investigation and departmental inquiry on the conduct of the police officials.
India targets tax evading billionaires
Report dated 02/05/2012 @ 8:19 PM
India's Finance Ministry is close to signing a deal with the Swiss government to end secrecy about undeclared bank accounts of the super rich. The Ministry said it will approach the Swiss government to obtain information under the 'liberal interpretation of the identity requirements for providing information', as agreed in the reworked Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement signed between the two countries.
Once signed the agreement will boost India's attempts to bring in billions of dollars in cash hidden in Swiss banks accounts.
India's tax authorities already began a crackdown on black money parked in Mauritius and Switzerland, after they received information on tax evading bank accounts at HSBC Switzerland.
This report was released shortly after India's second richest man, Lakshmi Mittal, founder of steel giant ArcelorMittal complained that the Indian government was too slow in permitting the construction of new steel mills. ArcelorMittal is headquartered in Luxembourg.
Australian NRI family of four found dead at their home
Report dated 02/05/2012 @ 8:16 PM
Nilesh Sharma 34, his wife Pritika 32, children Divesh 5, and Divya 3, were found dead at their home in Melbourne.
The Fiji-Indian family moved to Australia over a decade ago and lived at their Glen Waverley home for some 2 years. They appeared to have been a normal happy family but quiet and very reserved. The uncle of the children said they recently had a get-together and were laughing and socialising well into the night. He believes they died from a leaking gas tank.
Police however are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide and await post-mortem examinations.
Sikhs launch mobile app to combat racial profiling at US airports
Report dated 02/05/2012 @ 8:14 PM
A US based community group, the Sikh Coalition has launched FlyRights, an innovative mobile application that permits users to report instances of airport profiling in real time. They say FlyRights creates a novel link between technology and civil rights and is the first and only app created to combat racial profiling at airports.
Reports filed through FlyRights are considered official, actionable complaints by the Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.
FlyRights is available for download in the Apple App Store and the Andriod market.
NRI Tabloid wins UK Award
Report dated 30/04/2012 @ 7:33 PM
A Manchester based fortnightly 'Asia Lite' that focuses on British Asian events and issues, edited by Anasudhin Azeez, was judged the best of eight journals, and won the top prize in the newspaper category in the How-Do-Awards, that celebrates the best in the media industry in the north of England.
Azeez who hails from Palakkad in Kerala said the award will inspire his editorial team to stick with its policies to bring back the missionary values of journalism, that is more than just a business but is an attempt to serve the community better. He follows a strict advertising policy to protect readers from psychics and the sex industry.
Asia Lite is five years old and was praised by the awards committee for bucking trends in declining sales and circulation by developing innovative solutions to identify new models and revenue streams.