Sandeep and Reena Mander, British-born business professionals from Berkshire, were quoted by The Times as saying that they were told not to apply to become adoptive parents on the basis that white British or European applicants would be given preference.
According to official data, Australia's Census 2016 recorded new migrants from India at 1,63,000, emerging as the most common country of birth of new arrivals after China at 1,91,000 new migrants. The census updated the Australian population to 24.4 million people from over 21.5 million in 2011.
The PM spoke in Hindi and explained to the audience the welfare programmes his government has launched in past three years. Though the event was attended by more than 600 community members, the number was much less compared to his 2014 Madison Square Garden reception, attended by over 18,000 people.
PM Modi cited the diversity of language and taste in India to point out that Indians can adapt to the culture of the country they live in. "You have effortlessly gelled with the culture of the country you have been," he said and added that they were the "real ambassadors of India" in Portugal.
"There is much to celebrate in our country's relationship with India, the world's largest democracy, and in the enormous contributions that Indian-Americans make in our country," said Congressman David Schweikert. "The role of Indian-Americans in government is profound."
Anantha P Chandrakasan, the Indian-origin head of MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), has been named dean of MIT's School of Engineering, effective July 1. The Chennai-born academic credits his mother with inspiring him to take up an academic career.
Trump will host Modi at the White House on Monday and the two leaders would spend about five hours together in various settings beginning with their bilateral discussion, delegation level talks, a reception and a working dinner, the first of its kind hosted by this administration.
33-year-old Keralite priest Martin Xavier, who was missing from last four days was found dead on a beach in Edinburgh in UK, according to information received by Church sources here on Saturday. Sushma Swaraj condoled his death and asked the Consulate General of India in Edinburgh to provide help.
British Columbia Supreme Court judge of Indian-origin, Parbinder Kaur Shergill, has become first turbaned Sikh woman Supreme Court judge of Canada. Shergill migrated from Punjab to Canada with her family when she was 4-year-old.
The community is planning to welcome Modi at every possible location where he could be available during his three-day stay here. "There is a huge enthusiasm among Indian Americans," said Adapa Prasad, a top leader of the Overseas Friends of BJP USA, who is playing a key role in organising events to welcome the Prime Minister.
Participating in the debate on Queen's Speech in the House of Lords on Thursday, Lord Bilimoria, Founder-Chairman of Cobra beer and Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, said, "In reality, it is only a matter of time before the people see that the Brexit emperor has no clothes."
Dr Balvinder Mehat is accused of carrying out a non-therapeutic circumcision, or a procedure for religious rather than medical reasons, on the three-month old baby believed to belong to the Muslim faith in July 2013.
India is the only country in the world which has maximum opportunity to invest, leading NRI entrepreneur GP Hinduja has said, seeking tripartite co-operation between China, India and the UK for the investment.
Isha Blokhra recently learnt about global warming and the importance of trees at her school. When she asked her father what he wanted to do for his birthday, which he eventually left to Isha to decide, it was concluded that the family will celebrate living on earth by planting trees.
Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan launched the Web portal of VAJRA in New Delhi and said that the initiative would boost research work and lead to newer, cutting edge technologies, which was India needed.
Kailash Chand, a veteran Indian-origin doctor in the UK, has been appointed as honorary vice-president of the country's prominent medical body, becoming the first professional from the community to be appointed to the post.
The event was part of a week-long programme at different venues across South Africa coordinated by the Indian missions in all major cities. It will culminate on Sunday at a special yoga session at Tolstoy Farm.