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Indian-origin woman sentenced up to 6 years for duping home buyers in US

An Indian-origin woman in the US has been sentenced up to six years in prison for stealing nearly $600,000 in payments from prospective home buyers and using that money on vacations, gambling and other personal expenses.

Published on 5 September 2019 | 6:32 am


Indian man jailed for inappropriately touching woman at Singapore church

A 27-year-old Indian national was jailed for five days and fined SGD 2,500 (nearly Rs 1.30 lakh) on Tuesday for embracing and inappropriately touching a woman at a church. Rajendran Prakash was drunk when he entered the Church of Our Lady Lourdes at about 1 pm on September 29 last year and touched and embraced the woman there, Channel News Asia reported.

Published on 4 September 2019 | 3:56 am


Indian-origin man killed in collision as he crossed road in UK

A 29-year-old Indian-origin man was killed when he was struck by a car which failed to stop at the scene in Handsworth near Birmingham. Rajesh Chand was crossing the road at the time of the collision, believed to be a hit and run, in the early hours of Saturday.

Published on 2 September 2019 | 6:39 am


Indian-origin man charged with murder in UK

Gurjeet Singh Lall was charged on Friday with the murder of Allan Isichei, who succumbed to his injuries after Raj Grover – a local resident – called the emergency services on finding him bleeding outside his home last week. "Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime are investigating," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement confirming that Lall had been charged with the fatal stabbing.

Published on 31 August 2019 | 9:47 am


Indian-origin anti-Brexit campaigner goes to court over Parliament suspension

Gina Miller has filed an urgent judicial review application over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament which he announced on Wednesday. Miller is a prominent Indian-origin campaigner, who had mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent former British premier Theresa May triggering the Brexit without Parliament's approval.

Published on 29 August 2019 | 11:16 am


Sikh man stabbed to death in US

Published on 28 August 2019 | 5:23 am


Two Indian-origin Canadian nationals indicted for bitcoin fraud

Two Indian-origin Canadian nationals, Karanjit Singh Khatkar, 23, and Jagroop Singh Khatkar, 24, have been charged on various counts in a bitcoin fraud case where they used social media platform Twitter to transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of virtual money in their accounts.

Published on 23 August 2019 | 9:58 am


Indian student in US jailed for intentionally damaging 66 college computers

A 27-year-old Indian student has been sentenced to one year of imprisonment, to be followed by twelve months of supervised release, for intentionally damaging over 60 computers of a college in New York. The youth, identified as Vishwanath Akuthota of Albany, was also ordered to pay $58,471 as restitution charge, US Attorney Grant C Jaquith said on Tuesday.

Published on 14 August 2019 | 1:13 pm


Indian-origin ex-policeman jailed for sexual offences with underage girls

A R Arun Prashanth, 25, committed sexual acts on three of his five victims who were then aged 12 to 15, and was found to have snapped more than 700 upskirt photos of unknown women with his mobile phone, the Straits Times reported. Before handing down the sentence, District Judge Kessler Soh told him: "I hope you realise that what you had done had caused serious harm to the five young girls."

Published on 13 August 2019 | 9:47 am


2 NRIs offer Rs 14 crore donation to Lord Balaji temple

Two US-based NRI entrepreneurs have made a donation of Rs 14 crores to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara. The devotees made the offering on the auspicious day of Goddess Sri Varalakshmi Vratham festival. This is the second straight year the two have made a similar offering. In July last year, they had donated Rs 13.5 crore to the shrine.

Published on 9 August 2019 | 11:39 am


Indian-origin doctor crowned Miss England

Bhasha Mukherjee, 23, an Indian-origin doctor has been crowned Miss England. Mukherjee holds two different medical degrees, has an IQ of 146, making her officially a 'genius' and is fluent in five languages. Mukherjee was born in India. "Some people might think pageant girls are airheads, but we all stand for a cause," she said before the contest.

Published on 2 August 2019 | 11:32 am


Indian-origin fined for putting up toy grenade outside Presidential Palace in Singapore

Elankovan Marimuthu had chanced upon the toy grenade while working as a cleaner near the Istana area at about 7am on November 3, 2017. He placed it upright to see how the public would react to it. Elankovan's work involved cleaning Istana Park and the surrounding areas. Deputy Public Prosecutor Thiagesh Sukumaran said he used a pair of tongs to put up the toy grenade before leaving the scene.

Published on 24 July 2019 | 12:20 pm


Indian envoys in US praise authorities for quick action in Hindu priest attack case

Swami Harish Chander Puri, priest of the Shiv Shakti Peeth temple in Glen Oaks neighbourhood in the easternmost portion of Queens, was brutally attacked by a man who reportedly screamed "this is my neighbourhood". Prominent US Congresspersons Grace Meng and Tom Suozzi strongly condemned the "heinous" attack, saying they stand in solidarity with the Hindu community and the borough of Queens is home to a diverse community from around the world.

Published on 22 July 2019 | 4:32 am


Indian-origin stand-up comedian dies while performing in Dubai

Manjunath Naidu suffered a cardiac arrest while performing his routine on stage on Friday. "He went on stage and was making people laugh with his stories. Naidu got into a story of how he suffers from anxiety. And a minute into it, he collapsed," Miqdaad Dohadwala, his friend and fellow comedian, said. People thought it was part of the act.

Published on 21 July 2019 | 5:43 am


Indian-origin woman sentenced for smuggling hundreds of illegal aliens into US

A 51-year old Indian-origin woman was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and ordered to forfeit more than $7 million for her role in smuggling hundreds of undocumented people, primarily from India, into the US in exchange for fees ranging from approximately $28,000 to $60,000 per person.

Published on 19 July 2019 | 6:53 am


UK counter-terror police arrest two British Sikhs

Two British Sikhs were arrested in Birmingham on Wednesday by UK counter-terrorism police in connection with ongoing investigations into "allegations of extremist activity in India and fraud offences". The individuals arrested are 38-year-old Deepa Singh, who runs the group Sikh Youth UK (SYUK), and a 49-year-old female relative of his.

Published on 5 July 2019 | 2:19 am


4 Indian women forced to work as bar dancers in Dubai rescued

The four women, from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, were deluded into believing that they will be working for an event management company. However, when they reached Dubai, their employer locked them in a room and were then forced to work in a dance bar and solicit customers, Consul General of India to Dubai, Vipul, told Gulf News.

Published on 29 June 2019 | 12:35 pm








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