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101-year-old Mann Kaur’s world record breaking Auckland sky walkThe 101-year-old athlete, Mann Kaur. File photo

101-year-old Mann Kaur’s world record breaking Auckland sky walk

28 Apr 2017 | 9:54 PM

AUCKLAND: The 101-year-old athlete, Mann Kaur, has become the oldest person to sky walk around Auckland’s famous landmark Sky Tower.

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Auckland, April 28

The 101-year-old athlete, Mann Kaur, has become the oldest person to sky walk around Auckland’s famous landmark Sky Tower.

The athlete from India had the world at her feet after a record breaking day at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday.

Having set a new world record on the field, she stepped out 192 metres above Auckland city to become the oldest person to sky walk around the city’s famous landmark.

She held her 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh’s hand as she inched along the narrow platform towering high above the city centre.

“Everyone should do this, everyone should come here and visit Sky City”, she said in a statement. 

Kaur, who hails from Punjab, is the oldest competitor and has completed the 100 m, 200 m, shot put and javelin events.

In her final competition at the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere, west Auckland on Thursday, she broke the Guinness World Record for javelin with a throw of 5m 12 taking her gold medal tally to four. — IANS

Indian-origin father strangles 7-yr-old son to death in South Africa

Indian-origin father strangles 7-yr-old son to death in South Africa

28 Apr 2017 | 3:53 PM

JOHANNESBURG: An Indian-origin man has been arrested in South Africa for allegedly strangling his seven-year-old son to death while his four-year-old daughter watched in horror.

Indian man killed in crossfire outside US motel

Indian man killed in crossfire outside US motel

28 Apr 2017 | 1:25 PM

NEW YORK: A 56-year-old Indian man has been killed after getting caught in crossfire outside a motel in the US state of Tennessee, becoming the fifth from the community to be killed in the country since February.

Indian teacher sentenced for H-1B visa fraud in US

Indian teacher sentenced for H-1B visa fraud in US

27 Apr 2017 | 10:11 PM

HOUSTON: A 58-year-old Indian teacher in the US has been fined over $50,000 and ordered to serve three years of supervised release by a court for defrauding several Indians on the pretext of providing them H-1B visas and teaching jobs in America.

Indian-origin soldier gets 22-year jail for killing ex-girlfriend in UK

Indian-origin soldier gets 22-year jail for killing ex-girlfriend in UK

27 Apr 2017 | 5:25 PM

LONDON: An Indian-origin British soldier was on Thursday sentenced to a minimum of 22 years behind bars for killing his ex-girlfriend in north-east England last year.

Indian woman in Dubai commits suicide after fight with spouse

Indian woman in Dubai commits suicide after fight with spouse

27 Apr 2017 | 7:30 PM

DUBAI: A newly-wed Indian woman in Dubai committed suicide after a dispute with her husband, following which the man attempted to kill himself by cutting his wrist, police said.

2 Indian doctors, woman indicted in US genital mutilation case

2 Indian doctors, woman indicted in US genital mutilation case

27 Apr 2017 | 4:46 PM

NEW YORK: An India-born doctor and his wife along with another Indian-origin woman doctor have been indicted by a grand jury in the US for allegedly performing genital mutilation on two girls, in a first-of-its kind federal prosecution in the country.

Indian national pleads guilty to call centre scam in US

Indian national pleads guilty to call centre scam in US

27 Apr 2017 | 2:02 PM

NEW YORK: A 28-year-old Indian national in the US has pleaded guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar scam in which individuals from call centres located in India impersonated US tax and immigration officials to defraud victims across America.

Indian citizen held in US, charged with insider trading

Indian citizen held in US, charged with insider trading

26 Apr 2017 | 2:30 PM

NEW YORK: A 41-year-old Indian citizen has been arrested on charges of insider trading and making thousands of dollars using confidential information of a private equity firm’s acquisition of a technology company.

Indian businessman wins Queen’s Enterprise Award

Indian businessman wins Queen’s Enterprise Award

26 Apr 2017 | 6:07 PM

LONDON: A prominent Indian businessman’s food processing plant in Britain has won the prestigious Queen’s Enterprise Award 2017 for its exceptional contribution to the UK’s trade, industry and economy.

Indian-American woman honoured with flag flown over US Capitol

Indian-American woman honoured with flag flown over US Capitol

26 Apr 2017 | 6:14 PM

WASHINGTON: A US lawmaker has honoured an Indian-American woman posthumously by hoisting the American flag over the Capitol in her honour.

Indian-American doctors’ body shocked over Murthy's sacking

Indian-American doctors’ body shocked over Murthy's sacking

25 Apr 2017 | 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON: A top body of Indian-American doctors has expressed shock and disappointment over the Trump administration's dismissal of physician Vivek Murthy as the US Surgeon General.

Man Kaur, 101, and her 100 metres of inspiration

Man Kaur, 101, and her 100 metres of inspiration

25 Apr 2017 | 11:51 AM

AUCKLAND:With a jaunty victory dance, 101-year-old Man Kaur celebrated winning the 100 metres sprint at the World Masters Games here today, the 17th gold medal in the athlete’s remarkable late-blooming career.

Indiana hails Sikhs’ contribution to US

Indiana hails Sikhs’ contribution to US

24 Apr 2017 | 2:02 PM

WASHINGTON: “The Indiana Senate recognises and acknowledges the significant contributions that American Sikhs have made across the US and to the State of Indiana on the great occasion of Vaisakhi as ‘National Sikh Day’,” said the resolution.

India-born doctor, wife charged in US genital mutilation probe

India-born doctor, wife charged in US genital mutilation probe

22 Apr 2017 | 6:21 PM

NEW YORK: An India-born doctor and his wife have been arrested and charged with helping another Indian-origin doctor perform genital mutilations, a procedure that is criminalised in the US, on minor girls.

US Surgeon General asked to quit

US Surgeon General asked to quit

23 Apr 2017 | 1:04 PM

WASHINGTON:Indian-American Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, appointed by former President Barack Obama, has stepped down after he was asked to resign by the Trump administration as part of a move to appoint new leaders in key posts.

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