Category: NRI’s

Bankrupt OFBJP leader Kushagra Bhatnagar promoted or demoted?

By Ashok Kumar December 10, 2016 The IS Times has received some communications from Victoria about Mr Kushagra Bhatnagar being appointed as a member of “Political Advisor Group” of OFBJP Australia by Balesh Singh Dhankar ( in November 2016.  Bhatnagar was appointed as Victoria head of OFBJP in May, 2016.  Prior to that he was OFBJP Head of […]

December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Why High Commission of India and Consulates in Australia should refain from being selective when inviting operatives linked with Indian political parties

Editorial:   Sydney, NSW, 16 November, 2016 The IS Times has been contacted by many Indians living in Australia with their concerns in regards to high profile invitations which High Commission of India (HCI) and Consulates seem to be extending to operatives linked with some political parties of India.  It also appears that this favour is limited to […]

November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

3 Indian teenagers in Google Fair

Three Indian teenagers have reached the final fifteen in the global competition, Google Science Fair 2012, which challenges young minds to innovate and conduct experiments to change the world we live in. Rohit Fenn, 16, from Bethany High School, Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, from St John’s International Residential School (both from Bangalore) and Sumit Singh Yadav, […]

June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More

3 NRI medical scientists honoured in UK

Three Indian-origin scientists, based in London and Oxford and noted for their excellence in medical science, are among 46 experts elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, reports PTI. The three scientists are Professor Anant Parekh, Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford; Professor Jaspal Singh Kooner, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College London; and […]

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More

First Hindu prayer in Stockton City in 162 years

Stockton City Council in California (USA) will reportedly have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. […]

May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

US Sikhs invent device against racial profiling

WASHINGTON: The Sikh Coalition, a US based community group, has launched FlyRights, an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real time. Reports filed through the FlyRights app will be considered official, actionable complaints by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the group said. […]

May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Indian wins White House journalism award

WASHINGTON: Indian American journalist Manu Raju was among the White House Correspondents journalism award winners for 2012 honoured at the association’s traditional annual dinner with President Barack Obama. Raju, 32, along with colleagues Glenn Thrush, Carrie Budoff Brown and John Bresnahan at Politco, an influential Washington news site focusing on presidential politics, was named the […]

May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Voting Rights: Who is an NRI?

By Ashok Kumar The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas in Jaipur, asked the Non-resident Indians now to vote in the coming elections. He told a gathering of 1,900 Diaspora from 0ver 60 countries that the notification for registration of overseas voters had been issued […]

January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Centenarian NRI from UK runs full marathon

A 100-year-old runner became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished the race in Toronto on Sunday. Indian-born Fauja Singh, a UK national earned a spot in the Guiness World Book of Records for his accomplishment. It took Singh more than eight hours to cross the finish line more than six […]

October 18, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Govt apologises to Haneef; Doctor gets $ 1 M compensation

THE government has quietly issued a formal apology to the wrongly detained Mohammed Haneef, saying it hopes he can now move on with his life. Dr Haneef this week received a substantial compensation payout from the federal government following his  detention on terrorism-related charges in 2007. Part of the settlement was that the government would […]

December 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More