Saturday, March 25, 2017
facebook

google plus


Indian mission in UK issues advisory for fraud-hit nationals

25 Mar 2017 | 9:27 AM

LONDON: The Indian High Commission in London has advised Indian nationals in the UK to not entertain suspicious phone calls after some community members received calls demanding money for alleged mistakes on their passport and visa documents.

[ + read story ]

London, March 24

The Indian High Commission in London has advised Indian nationals in the UK to not entertain suspicious phone calls after some community members received calls demanding money for alleged mistakes on their passport and visa documents.

The mission advised those affected to contact the UK's anti-fraud line and said its officials have written to the UK Home Office, drawing their attention to the fraudulent calls.

"Indian nationals are advised not to entertain suspicious telephone calls and they should never part with their money in response to such calls," the mission said in its advisory.

It said that a number of incidents have come to the attention of the High Commission involving fraudsters having telephonically cheated some Indian nationals by posing as officers from the UK Home Office or immigration department or the UK Border Agency.

"These fraudsters extort money from Indian nationals, claiming that mistakes were noticed in their passports, visa forms, immigration forms etc. and that they should deposit money (as demanded by these fraudsters) to have these mistakes rectified or else they will be deported or imprisoned in UK.

"In some cases, these fraudsters have also falsely claimed that they received such information about Indian nationals from the High Commission of India in London, other authorities in India, British High Commission in New Delhi."          

It has advised Indians in the UK to notify the local police and report the matter online to Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk), by calling Action Fraud, or complain directly to their university or employer.

The advisory follows a number of complaints on Twitter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

"I wish to inform all Indians living abroad that all such calls are fake. Plz inform the Indian mission. They will take up with the Police (Sic)," she tweeted in her response to the complaints. —PTI

 

Indian mission in UK issues advisory for fraud-hit nationalsExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Gabbard asks US Justice Department to investigate hate crimes

Gabbard asks US Justice Department to investigate hate crimes

24 Mar 2017 | 10:46 AM

WASHINGTON: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in US Congress, has expressed concern over a series of hate crimes against Indian-Americans and asked the Justice Department to investigate all violent acts motivated by bigotry to promote a pluralistic society.

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha gets Sikh Jewel Award

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha gets Sikh Jewel Award

25 Mar 2017 | 10:40 AM

LONDON: Indian-origin British director Gurinder Chadha has been honoured with the Sikh Jewel Award for 2017 for her immense contribution to British cinema.

‘Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1-B visas’

‘Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1-B visas’

23 Mar 2017 | 8:17 PM

WASHINGTON: Asserting that replacement of American workers is not the intent of H-1B work visa, the Trump administration nominee for Labour Secretary has acknowledged the shortage of skilled workers in the US.

Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad

Sushma again to rescue of distressed Indian abroad

23 Mar 2017 | 1:55 PM

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country's authorities.

2 Indians jailed for smuggling foreign nationals into US

2 Indians jailed for smuggling foreign nationals into US

22 Mar 2017 | 2:29 PM

WASHINGTON: Two Indians have been sentenced to 17 months in prison by a federal court for their roles in smuggling foreign nationals into the US, the Department of Justice has said.

Singapore court denies compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

23 Mar 2017 | 1:52 PM

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean woman inseminated by a sperm from an unknown Indian donor instead of her husband in a fertility treatment mix-up in 2010 cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court has ruled.

German teens sentenced  for attack  on gurdwara

German teens sentenced for attack on gurdwara

22 Mar 2017 | 12:59 PM

BERLIN:Three radicalised German-born teens were today sentenced to up to seven years in juvenile detention for carrying out a “religiously motivated” bomb attack on a gurdwara that left a Sikh priest badly injured.

Fired US attorney Preet Bharara to join NYU Law School

Fired US attorney Preet Bharara to join NYU Law School

21 Mar 2017 | 8:19 PM

NEW YORK:India-born former top federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, fired by the Trump administration after he refused to quit, will join the prestigious New York University's law school as a distinguished scholar.

Trump nominates Indian-origin Amul Thapar to top judicial post

21 Mar 2017 | 1:11 PM

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American legal luminary has been nominated by US President Donald Trump to a key judicial position on the powerful US court of appeals.

Indian-American teen arrested for killing mother

Indian-American teen arrested for killing mother

20 Mar 2017 | 5:56 PM

WASHINGTON:A 17-year-old Indian-American boy has been arrested in North Carolina in connection with killing his mother, in a rare incident of matricide which has sent "shock waves" among the community.

Indian-origin man accused of murdering 1-year-old boy arrested in London

Indian-origin man accused of murdering 1-year-old boy arrested in London

20 Mar 2017 | 3:10 PM

LONDON: An Indian-origin suspect has been arrested by Scotland Yard in connection with the brutal murder of a one-year-old boy and attempted murder of his twin sister in north east London.

Indian-Americans to honour Kansas shooting survivor Ian Grillot

Indian-Americans to honour Kansas shooting survivor Ian Grillot

20 Mar 2017 | 3:00 PM

HOUSTON: Indian-Americans will honour a 24-year-old American who was injured while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas that left an Indian techie dead and another injured.

Indian-Americans hold rally against hate crimes

Indian-Americans hold rally against hate crimes

20 Mar 2017 | 12:48 PM

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans, particularly Hindus and Sikhs, have become victims of Islamophobia and xenophobia in the US, the community members said as they held an awareness rally against hate crimes in front of the White House seeking President Donald Trump’s intervention in the matter.

Ex-Indian Twitter executive Parminder joins Singapore’s Mediacorp

20 Mar 2017 | 3:07 PM

SINGAPORE: A former senior Indian executive at Twitter has been appointed Chief Commercial and Digital Officer at Singapore’s broadcaster Mediacorp.

‘Hindu Marriage Bill’ becomes law in Pakistan

‘Hindu Marriage Bill’ becomes law in Pakistan

19 Mar 2017 | 9:57 PM

ISLAMABAD:In a landmark development, the bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan became a law on Sunday after President Mamnoon Hussain gave his approval.

Indian-American 4th on list of overpaid CEOs in US: Report

19 Mar 2017 | 12:46 PM

HOUSTON: An Indian-American CEO of a Chicago-based property firm has been ranked fourth on a list of top 25 overpaid CEOs in the US, according to a new report.

Indian-American computer scientist bags NSF’s CAREER award

19 Mar 2017 | 2:06 PM

HOUSTON: An Indian-American computer scientist has won National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award for his research on redesigning current machine-learning processes.

Indian-American to lead PWE department in Houston

18 Mar 2017 | 1:59 PM

HOUSTON: Indian-American engineer Karun Sreerama has been named to head Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering by the city’s Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Canada hopes to attract talent from India through its policy

19 Mar 2017 | 8:45 PM

NEW YORK: Canada hopes its new global skills strategy will attract highly specialised professionals from India and elsewhere who will contribute to the growth of Canadian companies, according to a senior Canadian minister.

LIFE+STYLE
  • Words of wisdom

    Words of wisdom

    Of a man who invested his literary genius to translate Shakespeare into Punjabi, there are more than just layers of knowledge that go deeper as you attempt to unfold them. A scholar, and man of few words, Surjit Hans gave Punjabi literature a translated version of complete works of Shakespeare that took him over 20 years.

  • Star Track
  • It’s memories over selfies for DP

    It’s memories over selfies for DP

    Deepika Padukone says she is not someone who would keep up with the changing trends in the field of technology but acknowledges the fact that it is an important part of our lives.

  • Gyan Zone
  • No ghost writing this!

    No ghost writing this!

    Director Anshai Lai’s directorial debut, Phillauri, is a romantic comedy film. The movie stars Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada.

  • more Life+Style...
  • SpectrumVisual art beyond seeing

    Visual art beyond seeing

    The Kottapuram river, 45 km south of Kochi, Kerala, flows in its surreal majesty oblivious to a 124-metre-long scroll fluttering on its shores.

  • The showstoppers of Hola Mohalla

    Thundering hoofs raise dust as a mounted Nihang rider displays his prowess — is that one horse he is riding, or two, or three or four?

more Spectrum...

YOUR WORLD AND YOU

  • Jobs and creerTime to pocket that internship

    Time to pocket that internship

    Getting placed in a good company for internship goes a long way in building your career, it gives you a head start. Here are few questions that will help you in clearing the HR interview round for securing a dream internship role.

  • more Jobs Careers...