An Indian national hit a jackpot by winning 10 million dirhams in a raffle draw at Abu Dhabi International Airport. “This is great. Since this is for real I am very happy,” said Vazhappallil Yohannan Simon, who first thought it to be a prank. There was one Syrian in the top 10 winners list, rest all were from India. Sabih won 70,000 dirhams, the Khaleej Times reported. Separately, one Filipino expat Jayson Baloloy won the Land Rover Series 12. Earlier this week, Indian national Sandeep Menon won $1 million in Dubai Duty Free raffle. Another Indian Santhi Bose won a BMW R Nine T Scrambler motorbike. According to data from two of the biggest raffle draws in the United Arab Emirates, Indian nationals prove to be the most lucky.
Go back, or will kill your kids, PIO couple told in Canada
An Indian-origin couple has been harassed in Canada by a ‘racist’ white man who yelled at them to ‘go back to your country’ and threatened to ‘kill’ their children, prompting police to investigate it as a hate crime. The incident happened when the couple got into an argument with Dale Robertson over parking of vehicle in Ontario. The fight started after the couple apparently got in Robertson’s way and the wife appears to get hit by the truck. When the Indian questioned Robertson, the man says, “You want me to go to my own country? I’m a Canadian citizen.” Robertson responds “Show me. Prove it. I don’t believe you.” “I'm racist. I don’t like you. I would kill your children first,” Robertson was quoted as saying. The couple are Canadian citizens and have been living there for seven or eight years, the report said.
Indian, his two friends abducted, killed in Afganistan
An Indian national and his two friends were abducted and killed in Afghanistan. The Indian whose identity has not been revealed, and his two colleagues were working as chefs for the French food services and facilities management giant Sodexo. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killings, but the Taliban remains the primary suspect. The incident occurred months after six Indian engineers of an RPG group working in Afghanistan were kidnapped by Taliban, suspecting them to be government officials.