Pakistanis Arrested for Kidnapping Indians in Turkey and Cambodia for Ransom

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:31pm on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

Pakistani nationals were arrested in Turkey and Cambodia for kidnapping Indians and demanding ransom. In Turkey, three Pakistanis abducted Radhakrishnan from Istanbul, seeking Rs 20 lakh from his family. Police rescued him and arrested the kidnappers. In Cambodia, two Pakistanis held Mohammad Saad and Sudit Kumar for three weeks, demanding $20,000 total ransom. The victims were tortured and only rescued after alerting condominium staff. These incidents are part of a troubling trend of Pakistanis kidnapping foreigners for ransom, prompting tighter visa policies and increased law enforcement action in affected countries.

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Indian-Born Nikesh Arora Becomes Second-Highest Paid CEO in the US

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:55am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, ranks as the second-highest paid CEO in the US, earning $151.43 million in 2023. Born in Ghaziabad, India, Arora studied at The Air Force School and IIT (BHU) Varanasi before moving to the US for an MBA. He held significant roles at Fidelity Investments, T-Mobile, Google, and SoftBank before joining Palo Alto Networks in 2018. Arora's compensation surpasses those of major tech leaders like Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai. His illustrious career has earned him recognition, including the Global Indian award in 2015.

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Bangladesh MP Allegedly Murdered in Kolkata, Three Arrested

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:26am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

Bangladesh MP Anwarul Azim, reported missing last week, was allegedly murdered in Kolkata. Bangladesh's Home Minister, Asaduzzaman Khan, described it as a "planned murder" involving Bangladeshi perpetrators. Three arrests have been made in connection with the case. Azim arrived in India on May 12 and was last seen on May 13 in Bidhannagar, Kolkata, where he went for a medical check-up with friends. The motive behind the alleged murder is yet to be determined. Indian authorities are cooperating with the investigation, according to the Bangladesh Home Minister.

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Three Indian-Origin Students Died in a US Car Crash, Two Others Injured

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:49am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday India Global

A devastating car accident on Westside Parkway, north of Maxwell Road, claimed the lives of three 18-year-old students on Monday. Aryan Joshi, Sriya Avasarala, and Anvi Sharma died in the crash, while two others, Rithwak Somepalli and Mohammed Liyakath, were injured. Speed is believed to be a primary factor in the accident, which occurred when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to flip over and land upside down in a tree line. The victims were students at Alpharetta High School and the University of Georgia. An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the crash.

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Three Indians were Aboard Singapore Airlines Flight that Hit by Severe Turbulence Leaving One Dead

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:46pm on 21 May 2024,Tuesday India Global

Three Indians were among the 211 passengers on Singapore Airlines flight SQ321, which encountered extreme turbulence, forcing an emergency landing in Bangkok. The incident resulted in the death of a 73-year-old British man, likely from a heart attack, and injured 30 others. Passengers described a dramatic drop that hurled unbuckled individuals into the cabin ceiling. Visuals showed damaged cabin panels and debris scattered. The flight, en route from London to Singapore, hit turbulence over the Irrawaddy Basin. Singapore's Transport Safety Investigation Bureau will investigate the incident. The British man’s wife was also hospitalized.

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Indian Students Urge PM Sunak to Safeguard "Graduate Route" Visa Policy

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:07pm on 21 May 2024,Tuesday India Global

Indian students in the UK have appealed to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to maintain the "Graduate Route" visa policy, following the Migration Advisory Committee's (MAC) recommendation for its continuation. The National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU UK) emphasized the economic and cultural benefits of the policy, which allows international graduates to stay in the UK for up to two years (three for PhD holders) to gain work experience. The MAC report highlighted that Indian students represented 42% of Graduate Route visas issued between 2021 and 2023, underscoring the policy’s significance.

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India Mourns: Flag Flies Half-mast at Rashtrapati Bhavan Following Iran President Raisi's Death

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:20am on 21 May 2024,Tuesday India Global

The Indian national flag was flown at half-mast on Tuesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as the country observed a day of national mourning. This followed the death of Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials in a helicopter crash. The Ministry of Home Affairs announced the mourning period, canceling all official entertainment for the day. Raisi and nine others, including the foreign minister and senior officials, were killed in the crash near Jolfa, a city on the Azerbaijan border. India has extended condolences to Iran over the tragic loss.

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Owaisi Urges External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Indian Students' Safety in Kyrgyzstan

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:55am on 21 May 2024,Tuesday India Global

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi urged External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to intervene as Indian students allegedly face violence in Kyrgyzstan. Following advisories from consulates, Owaisi highlighted instances of locals targeting Indian students, prompting concerns for their safety. Owaisi shared a distressing video where a student claimed to have gone without food for five days amidst the tense situation. The student's inquiry to the consulate about evacuation and security measures further underscores the urgency of the matter. Calls for diplomatic action intensify as Indian students seek refuge amid escalating tensions in Kyrgyzstan.

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Iran President's Death: India Declares 1-Day State Mourning

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:11am on 21 May 2024,Tuesday India Global

The Indian government has announced a one-day state mourning on Tuesday, May 21, to honor the memory of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on Monday. As a mark of respect, the national flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings where it is regularly flown, and official entertainment will be suspended for the day. Raisi, along with Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amit-Abdollahian and other officials, were killed in the crash in northwest Iran. The state mourning is a gesture of respect from the Government of India.

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Indian-Origin Man Jailed for Stealing Train Track Rails in UK

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:36am on 21 May 2024,Tuesday India Global

Jaspreet Oberoi, a 40-year-old Indian-origin director of a scrap metals business, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing train track rails from Network Rail locations in the East of England. Oberoi, along with six others, conspired to steal rails between March and November 2016, making profits by selling them as scrap metal to legitimate customers. The gang used insider knowledge and heavy goods vehicles to transport the stolen rails to Oberoi's business, JSJ Metal Recycling. The Crown Prosecution Service hailed the conviction as a success, highlighting the criminal operation's disruption and the prevention of further thefts.

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