Indian-American Neomi Rao sworn in as judge of powerful US court

Born in Detroit to Parsi physicians from India – Zerin Rao and Jehangir Narioshang Rao – Neomi Rao is the second Indian-American after Sri Srinivasan to be part of the powerful District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, said to be next only to the US Supreme Court. Rao has replaced controversial Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 2:36 am

Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada's Parliament

Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh created political history in Canada when he made his debut in the House of Commons as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country. The arrival of the turbaned leader, Jagmeet Singh, cheered by all members, coincided with the induction of a senior woman member into PM Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 5:37 am

Bear ‘wear & tear’ of married life: Top court to NRI couple

"Spouses overcome the temperamental disharmony which usually exists in every marriage, rather than magnifying it with impulsive desires and passions. Parents are not only caretakers, but they are instrumental in the development of their child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being and work harmoniously to give their children a happy home to which they are justly entitled to," a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Ajay Rastogi said.

Published on 17 March 2019 | 2:29 am

2 Indian-origin boys killed in speeding car crash in UK

Two minor Indian-origin brothers were named by British police on Saturday as the victims of a fatal car crash in Wolverhampton involving speeding vehicles. The brothers, 10-year-old Sanjay and 23-month-old Pawanveer Singh, were in their BMW with their mother when they were struck by an Audi S3 on Thursday evening, West Midlands Police said in a statement.

Published on 16 March 2019 | 2:38 pm

US Senate confirms Indian-American Neomi Rao for powerful federal judgeship

Rao, 45, was confirmed for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most powerful benches in the country, by 53-46 votes in the US Senate, which was basically on party lines

Published on 14 March 2019 | 11:32 am

Andhra physician among Ethiopian plane crash victims

A US-based young physician from Andhra Pradesh was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash. Nukavarapu Manisha, hailing from Guntur district, was on her way to Nairobi to see her sister who had delivered three baby boys a few days ago.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 3:11 pm

US judge returns foster mother's passport days after child abandonment charge dropped

The Indian-American foster mother of Sherin Mathews has got her passport back, nearly a week after charges were dropped against her in connection with the tragic death of her 3-year-old daughter. She had left her adoptive daughter Sherin alone at home while she and her husband Wesley Mathews went out for dinner with their 4-four-year old biological daughter.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 6:29 am

India-born eminent mathematician, wife give $1 million to US university

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has received the amount from mathematics professor emeritus VS Varadarajan and his wife Veda to establish the Ramanujan Visiting Professorship' in his home department. The new position aims to honour the genius Ramanujan, who made substantial contributions to mathematics in the early 1900s.

Published on 8 March 2019 | 3:06 am

Indian-origin woman dentist killed in Australia; body found in suitcase

A 32-year-old Indian-origin woman dentist has been found dead with stab wounds in Australia, days after she went missing from Sydney's busiest area under mysterious circumstances, police said on Wednesday. Preethi Reddy's body was found stuffed in a suitcase in her car parked in an eastern Sydney street, New South Wales Police said.

Published on 6 March 2019 | 3:25 am

Indian-origin 'chicken king' set to shut UK restaurants

The Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) unveiled plans this week to close around a third of the branches of Giraffe and Ed's Easy Diner restaurant chains this week, affecting an estimated 300 workers.

Published on 5 March 2019 | 3:41 pm

Indian-origin man gets 33-month jail in US for over $2m fraud

Dinesh Shankar, 41, San Jose, California, was sentenced last week for embezzling from a medical device company, US Attorney David L. Anderson and FBI special agent in charge John F. Bennett said. In addition to the prison sentence and restitution, Shankar was also ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release which will begin on May 1.

Published on 4 March 2019 | 5:17 pm

Indian student dies in pool incident in Rhode Island University

In a tragic incident, a student from India died at a campus pool in the University of Rhode Island (URI) in the US. Suhail Habeeb, a graduate student in physics from India, died on Sunday following an incident that occurred in a Tootell Physical Education Center pool on the Kingston Campus, the University said.

Published on 26 February 2019 | 4:32 am

Indian-origin man jailed for burqa-clad robbery in UK

Imtiaz Patel, 42, had pleaded guilty to the knife-point robbery and possession of a bladed weapon. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment for the robbery and concurrent nine-month imprisonment for possession of the weapon at Leicester Crown Court on Monday.

Published on 25 February 2019 | 6:28 am

Indian-origin man upset after being served beef pizza in UK

A strictly vegetarian Indian-origin man has spoken of his shock and anger after he ended up taking a bite out of a beef pizza in a restaurant mix-up in the Midlands region of England.

Published on 21 February 2019 | 5:09 pm

US slaps sanctions against Indian man, parents for running global drug smuggling network

The US has slapped sanctions against a UAE-based Indian man and his parents for allegedly running a global money laundering and smuggling network for heroin. The US Department of Treasury said Jasmeet Hakimzada runs a global drug trafficking network that smuggles heroin, cocaine, ephedrine, ketamine, and synthetic opioids into the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Published on 21 February 2019 | 6:46 am

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