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Kamala Harris raises over $1m within 24 hours

Kamala Harris

Published on 23 January 2019 | 8:01 am


Indian-origin man jailed for bomb hoax in Singapore

Published on 22 January 2019 | 4:10 am


Indian-origin man charged for a woman murder in Singapore

Singaporean M Krishnan allegedly killed 40-year-old Mallika Begum Rahamansa Abdul Rahman in the apartment in northern housing estate of Woodlands late Wednesday night, revealed a court document. Police said that the two knew each other and were understood to be in a relationship. Both had frequent quarrels, Today, an online portal, reported.

Published on 18 January 2019 | 2:51 pm


Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi 1st South Asian to serve on powerful committee on intel

Raja Krishnamoorthy the first South Asian to serve in Congressional committee on intelligence, a powerful body tasked to strengthen US national security. He was born into a Tamil-speaking family in New Delh which moved to New York when he was three months old. He did bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Princeton University and attended Harvard Law School.

Published on 17 January 2019 | 7:55 am


Trump nominates 3 Indian-Americans to key administration post

Rita Baranwal has been nominated for the post of assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy), Aditya Bamzai for a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of the treasury. So far, Trump has nominated or appointed more than three dozen Indian Americans in key positions.

Published on 17 January 2019 | 2:47 am


Indian-origin doc embroiled in healthcare fraud in US, freed on record $7m bond

A 77-year-old Indian-American doctor, indicted in one of the largest healthcare fraud cases in the US history involving a USD 464 million conspiracy, was freed on a record-setting $7 million bond. Rajendra Bothra, who was awarded Padmashri, was indicted along with five other physicians in the alleged USD 464 million healthcare fraud conspiracy.

Published on 16 January 2019 | 1:08 pm


Kamala Harris says she will decide on 2020 presidential bid soon

Kamala Harris is the first Indian-origin US Senator and is being seen as a potentially strong contender to get Democratic presidential nomination to challenge Trump in the 2020 elections. She said she will soon decide on her nomination and she believes that the American people are ready for a woman of colour to hold the highest office in the country.

Published on 10 January 2019 | 6:54 am


Indian-origin policewoman jailed for forging molestation victim's statement

Senior staff sergeant Kalaivani Kalimuthu, 38, was an investigation officer in the Violence Against Persons Squad when she committed the offence. Kalaivani was assigned to conduct an investigation into the case and had to interview the woman and record a further statement.

Published on 8 January 2019 | 11:32 am


Cops rescue UAE-based Indian woman who planned to livestream suicide online

The woman through a message posted on social media had said she would stream the bid live from her residence in Sharjah's Al Nahda area around 2 am on Saturday as she was distressed at being trolled and cyber-bullied on social media. The police swung into action and raced against time to save her and was eventually rescued.

Published on 22 December 2018 | 1:19 pm


13-year-old Indian boy in Dubai owns software development company

Aadithyan Rajesh, a student from Kerala, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application as a hobby to beat boredom and also has been designing logos and websites for clients. He has finally launched his own company 'Trinet Solutions.' Trinet has a total of three employees, who are friends and students from Aadithyan's school.

Published on 16 December 2018 | 5:12 pm


Indian-origin woman jailed for drunken scene on flight to UK

Kiran Jagdev, an executive assistant based in the city of Leicester, had attempted to blame the crew of Jet2 airline for supplying her with alcohol during her flight from Tenerife in Spain back to the UK in January this year. Judge Philip Head “rejected” her excuse and decided to impose what he described as a “deterrent sentence” during a hearing at Leicester Crown Court this week.

Published on 23 November 2018 | 1:48 pm


Indian-origin man jailed for molesting Singaporean flight attendant

Paranjape Niranjan Jayant, who works for a logistics firm, pleaded guilty to two charges of molestation of the 25-year-old flight attendant in August and had one charge taken into consideration for sentencing. During the eight-hour flight from Sydney to Singapore, Jayant approached the flight attendant a few times to ask for her phone number, but she ignored him.

Published on 23 November 2018 | 11:09 am


Indian-origin police constable fired for ejecting homeless man in UK

Pericles Malagardis, a Greek national who was sleeping at Heathrow Airport, had gone to Uxbridge police station to collect his dog on a cold day in March 2016. The 63-year-old died of hypothermia after he was made to leave the police station for smoking inside the station.

Published on 20 November 2018 | 5:03 pm








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