Category: Breaking News

Gujarati student attacked at Melbourne station

By our correspondent Melbourne: An Indian student from Gujarat was today attacked at the Newport Station. He is said to have been attacked with a cricket and baseball bat at around 2 pm in the afternoon here. Another student who witnessed the attack was chased by the offenders. A FISA […]

Bollywood shooting ban in Australia

Mumbai: The attacks on Indian students in Australia has prompted Bollywood to call for boycott of Australia as a shooting detination. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has called upon Hindi producers to avoid Australia for shooting purposes. We have decided not to schedule film shooting in Australia […]

Melb: 1477 assults,robberies on Indian people in 2008

Melbourne: Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland released figures showing robberies and assaults on Indian people in the state had increased by a third in a year. Mr Overland said some of the crimes were racially motivated but many were opportunistic. -Last financial year, 1447 assaults and robberies were committed on […]

Tougher hate crime sentences: The Age

HATE crime could soon be an offence in Victoria as the State Government moves to crack down on violent attacks against Indian students, homosexuals and other targeted groups, reports The Age. Under a plan being pushed by Attorney-General Rob Hulls, judges would have to take into account “hatred for or […]

Oz PM flays attacks

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday (1 June) flayed a series of attacks on Indian students in Australia. “We deplore and condemn these attacks. These are senseless acts of violence. Those who carry out these attacks stand condemned,” Rudd told parliament,” reports Reuters. In a telephone talk with […]