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Indian-Origin Principal Wins UK Legal Challenge Over School Prayer Ban
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Indian-Origin Principal Wins UK Legal Challenge Over School Prayer Ban

[ad_1] Justice Thomas Linden ruled in the school's favour.London: An Indian-origin school principal, often referred to as “Britain's strictest headmistress”, on Tuesday welcomed a UK High Court ruling that upheld her ban on prayer rituals after a Muslim pupil sought to legally challenge it as discriminatory.Katherine Birbalsingh, of Indo-Guyanese heritage, had told the court that Michaela School – a “secular” secondary school for boys and girls in Wembley, north London – did not allow religious prayers in keeping with its ethos of promoting an “inclusive environment”.My statement regarding the verdict on our ban of prayer rituals at Michaela. pic.twitter.com/88UMC5UYXq— Katharine Birbalsingh (@Miss_Snuffy) April 16, 2024While half of the pupils at the school are Muslims, it also has larg...
“Big Concern”: S Jaishankar On Rise In Deaths Of Indian Students Overseas
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“Big Concern”: S Jaishankar On Rise In Deaths Of Indian Students Overseas

[ad_1] S Jaishankar was speaking to reporters in BengaluruBengaluru: Amid a rise in violent attacks on Indian students in the US in which many have lost their lives, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday that such cases are unconnected but certainly a big concern for the government. According to him, some students were murdered over personal issues whereas others were victims of accidents.Speaking to reporters, Mr Jaishankar responded to a question about the rise in the number of Indian students becoming victims of violent attacks in foreign countries, saying, "Obviously, in every case, wherever anything unfortunate has happened to the students, it is of great tragedy for the family, and a big concern for us but...our embassy or consulate has looked at every case and they...
5 Facts About Chirag Antil, Indian Student Killed In Canada
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5 Facts About Chirag Antil, Indian Student Killed In Canada

[ad_1] Chirag Antil was a resident of HaryanaChirag Antil, a 24-year-old Indian student, was shot dead inside his car in South Vancouver, Canada earlier this week.The Vancouver Police Department (VCD) said that Chirag was found dead inside a vehicle in the area after neighbours reported hearing gunshots on April 12.In a statement, the authorities informed that the culprits have not been arrested yet and that an investigation is underway.Here are 5 facts about Chirag Antil:Chirag Antil was a resident of Sonipat, Haryana.He was the youngest son of Mahavir Antil, a retired employee of the Sugar Mill Department of the Haryana Government.Chirag moved to Vancouver in 2022 to pursue higher studies at the University Canada West (UCW), in British Columbia.After completing his MBA, he started work...
“We Spoke, He Seemed Happy”: Brother Of Indian Student Killed In Canada
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“We Spoke, He Seemed Happy”: Brother Of Indian Student Killed In Canada

[ad_1] Chirag Antil, 24, was found dead in a car in VancouverNew Delhi: The parents of a murdered Indian student in Canada's Vancouver have appealed for help to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishaknar to bring their son's body to India.Chirag Antil, 24, was found dead in a car after neighbours reported hearing gunshots, the Vancouver police said in a statement on its website. His parents live in Haryana's Sonipat.The Indian student came to Vancouver in September 2022. He had just finished MBA at University Canada West, and recently got his work permit.His father, Mahavir Antil, said the family had high expectations from their son, but now they are devastated."We were very happy he got a work permit, finally," said Mahavir Antil, who retired from working at...
24-Year-Old Indian Student Shot Dead In Car In Canada
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24-Year-Old Indian Student Shot Dead In Car In Canada

[ad_1] Chirag Antil's family is raising money through a crowdfunding platform to repatriate his body to IndiaNew Delhi: A 24-year-old student from India was shot dead inside a car in Canada's South Vancouver, the local police have said.The Vancouver Police in a statement said Chirag Antil, 24, was found dead inside a vehicle in the area after neighbours reported hearing gunshots."Officers were called to East 55th Avenue and Main Street around 11 pm on April 12 after residents heard the sound of gunshots. Chirag Antil, 24, was found deceased inside a vehicle in the area. No arrests have been made, and the investigation remains ongoing," the police said.The Congress students' wing National Students' Union of India chief Varun Choudhary in a post on X tagging the Ministry of External Affair...
“Stay Calm, Follow Safety Protocols”: India To Its Nationals In Israel
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“Stay Calm, Follow Safety Protocols”: India To Its Nationals In Israel

[ad_1] The Indian embassy in Israel also issued helplines numbersNew Delhi: As Iran launched drones and missiles at Israel - marking a new and more volatile phase of the Middle East conflict - India today urged its nationals in Israel to "stay calm" and follow the safety protocols issued by the local authorities.The Indian embassy in Israel also issued helplines numbers and urged all Indian national to register with the embassy.📢*IMPORTANT ADVISORY FOR INDIAN NATIONALS IN ISRAEL*Link : https://t.co/OEsz3oUtBJpic.twitter.com/ZJJeu7hOug— India in Israel (@indemtel) April 14, 2024The Foreign Ministry earlier today said that India is seriously concerned at the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Iran that threatens the peace and security in the West Asia region."We call for immediat...
FBI To Give Rs 2.1 Crore Reward For Info On Indian Man Wanted For Murder
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FBI To Give Rs 2.1 Crore Reward For Info On Indian Man Wanted For Murder

[ad_1] Chetanbhai Patel is accused of killing his wife, Palak, while they worked at a Dunkin' Donuts.The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has announced a reward of up to ₹2.1 crore for any information that could lead to the arrest of Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel. He is a fugitive on the FBI's ten most wanted list.“The #FBI offers a reward of up to $250,000 for info leading to the arrest of Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, wanted for allegedly killing his wife while they were working at a doughnut shop in Hanover, Maryland, on April 12, 2015,” their official notice read. The #FBI offers a reward of up to $250,000 for info leading to the arrest of Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, wanted for allegedly killing his wife while they were...
“We’ll Murder You”: Indian-Origin Woman Charged  For Terror Threats In US
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“We’ll Murder You”: Indian-Origin Woman Charged For Terror Threats In US

[ad_1] Ms Patel's threats were made during two separate speeches.New Delhi: An Indian-origin woman has been arrested in the United States and charged with making terroristic threats against the Mayor of California's Bakersfield, a report said. At a city council meeting on Wednesday, the woman, identified as Riddhi Patel, directed threats towards officials, slamming them for not backing a ceasefire resolution for the Israel-Hamas conflict. Viral video footage from the meeting captured Ms Patel's alarming statements, where she expressed her desire for "oppressed minorities" to "guillotine" the city's officials. She even invoked the name of Jesus Christ in her threats, claiming that even he would condemn them. "I remind you that these holidays that we practice, that other people in the glob...
Rs 34 Crore “Blood Money” Raised To Get Kerala Man Out Of Saudi Jail
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Rs 34 Crore “Blood Money” Raised To Get Kerala Man Out Of Saudi Jail

[ad_1] Abdul's mother said she never thought that such an amount could be raised. (Representational)Kozhikode: In a display of solidarity and compassion, people in Kerala have rallied together to raise an astounding Rs 34 crore to save a man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia.Abdul Rahim, who hails from Kozhikode, has spent 18 years behind bars in the Gulf nation for allegedly killing a Saudi boy in 2006.Until five days ago, the action committee, formed to work for the release of Rahim, could raise only a meagre amount but as the campaign intensified, help poured in from Kerala people from across the world, the organisers said on Friday.Local people said Rahim was jailed in 2006 after he accidently caused the death of a specially-abled boy whom he was taking care of. He was sentenced to ...
“I Was 8-Week Pregnant”: Indian-Origin Woman Who Was Wrongly Jailed In UK
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“I Was 8-Week Pregnant”: Indian-Origin Woman Who Was Wrongly Jailed In UK

[ad_1] Seema Misra, now 47, had her conviction quashed in April 2021.London: An Indian-origin former manager of a Post Office in England wrongly jailed while pregnant has rejected the apology of a former boss of the government-owned entity during an ongoing public inquiry into the accounting scandal.Seema Misra, now 47, had her conviction quashed in April 2021 as the Court of Appeal ruled that she had been wrongly imprisoned over 12 years ago after being accused of stealing GBP 75,000 from her Post Office branch in Surrey where she was the sub-postmistress.During Thursday's hearings for the Post Office Horizon IT inquiry in London, former Post Office Managing Director David Smith apologised for a congratulatory email he sent after Ms Misra's conviction.“It was intended to be a congratula...