OTTAWA - An Indo-Canadian man has sued the Canadian federal government over his wrongful conviction in a sexual assault case, a media report said. Gurdev Singh Dhillon, a former Surrey resident who spent three years in jail for a rape he did not commit and who was subsequently deported, is now suing the provincial and federal governments, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP),
WASHINGTON - The US has warned its citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan due to a threat posed by foreign and local militants throughout the country. The US continues to provide consular services for all its citizens in Pakistan, Geo news reported a statement from the state department. "The US Consulate General in Peshawar no longer offers consular services and the US Consulate General in...
LONDON - A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in Britain's prestigeous Parliament Square in London next month, a media report said Monday. The memorial will be unveiled March 14 and will stand alongside those of Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela. The Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust has given one million pounds (over $1.5 million) for the sculpture. Gandhi will be the first Indian,
DHARAMSALA - The woman US aid worker kidnapped by the Islamic State and killed in Jordanian airstrikes in Syria was inspired by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and was remembered for her humanitarian support to the Tibetans in exile. She also fed slum children in Uttar Pradesh, according to people who knew her. Kayla Jean Mueller was believed to have been an aid worker with the Spanish Doctors Without Borders.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American pilot and/or his passenger in Colorado were likely taking selfies when the pilot lost control of the plane, causing it to crash, and killing them both last spring, according to federal investigators Pilot Amritpal Singh, 29, and his passenger were killed instantly when Singh's Cessna 150K crashed into a wheat field shortly after midnight May 31, USA Today reported. The wreckage was discovered around 7:30 that morning.
TAIPEI/BEIJING - At least 25 people were killed when a Taiwan TransAsia Airways plane plunged into the Keelung river in Taipei Wednesday morning barely 10 minutes after takeoff. A total of 15 survivors have been taken to nearby hospitals in Taipei and New Taipei cities, Xinhua news agency reported citing disaster relief authorities. The plane's two black boxes have been recovered and should be deciphered by Wednesday night.