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The ‘donkey route’ to Britain: Hair-raising tales of illegal immigration

New Delhi -- Hell-bent on entering Britain, a group of young Punjabis board a container truck in Amritsar for their tough journey to jobs and riches. Freezing and bouncing, they arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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03/25/14
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Indian-Americans agog over Indian election

Washington -- Only a fraction of some three million Indian Americans have a vote back home. But everyone seems excited about the Lok Sabha elections that many hope will usher in a "clean government" and help put India on the world stage.

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03/25/14
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Indian-American in immigration scam settles with US Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, March 25 -- An Indian-American businessman and two Chicago based organisations will pay $15 million to settle charges of raising $158 million dollars from close to 300 investors as part of an immigration scam.

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03/25/14
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US lawmakers want Diwali holiday in New York schools

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Washington, Feb 21 -- Noting that Diwali has been gaining increasing recognition in the US, six US lawmakers have urged New York City's education department to include the Indian festival of lights among new public school holidays.

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02/21/14
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Infogroup sues Clinton-backer Vinod Gupta

Washington -- After agreeing to pay $13 million to resolve investors' claims that directors sold Infogroup on the cheap to bail out founder Vinod Gupta, a former financial backer of Bill Clinton, the company's new owners have sued Gupta.
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02/21/14
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Missing Indian-American student Pravin Varughese found dead

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Chicago --  A missing Indian-American student Pravin Varughese was found dead in a wooded area Tuesday, February 18, nearly a week after he was last seen, according to a media report.

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02/21/14
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Kamala Harris seeks re-election as California attorney general

Washington -- California's Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris, the first woman as well as the first African American and South Asian to hold the job, has filed her papers for re-election.

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02/21/14
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Man convicted of 5 sex assaults in Atlantic City

New York -- An Indian American man in New Jersey has been convicted of sexually assaulting or attempting to assault five women. Hiten Patel, 35, was arrested Aug 2, 2012, after investigators linked him to at least 10 sexual assaults.

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02/21/14
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Indian man wins 250,000 pounds in British TV game show

London, Feb 13 -- A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process.

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02/21/14
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Indian-American fundraiser in Chicago sentenced to two years for fraud

Chicago -- Raghuveer Nayak, an Indian-American fundraiser for convicted politicians Jesse Jackson Jr. and Rod Blagojevich, has been sentenced to two years in prison and fined $500,000 for health care fraud.

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02/21/14
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