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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


Indian-origin executive takes charge of European bank's sustainability team

Nandita Parshad, currently managing director for Energy and Natural Resources at the EBRD, in her new role will lead the bank's engagement in environmental, transport and energy sectors in 38 countries across three continents with a particular focus on decarbonisation and sustainable financing, a statement said.

Published on 19 November 2018 | 3:03 pm


Indian-origin professor in US accused of using his students as 'servants'

​​Ashim Mitra, a longtime pharmacy professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, made his students tend his lawn, look after his dog and water the house plants, sometimes for weeks at a time when he and his wife were away, the Kansas City Star reported.

Published on 19 November 2018 | 12:38 pm


Singapore court charges 4 NRIs over lighting fireworks on Diwali

Lighting of fireworks has been banned in the country since 1972. The four were involved in three separate incidents -- illegal fireworks in the housing estates of Yishun, Bukit Batok West and Joo Seng Road on Tuesday, the day Singaporeans celebrated Diwali or deepavali. The four are accused of discharging dangerous fireworks on Diwali.

Published on 10 November 2018 | 10:07 am


Top Indian, US diplomats celebrate Diwali at State Department

Indian ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna and deputy secretary of state John Sullivan were chief guests at the Diwali celebrations held at Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department. Around 200 guests, including officials of the State Department and the Indian Embassy, attended the celebrations.

Published on 6 November 2018 | 2:55 am


Indian-origin couple arrested in UK on suspicion of keeping 'slave' in their shed

Palvinder and Pritpal Binning, both in their mid-50s, were arrested by the UK's labour abuse authority earlier this week in Chilworth, on southern coast of England. The authorities acted after a frail Polish man told staff at a walk-in healthcare centre in Southampton that he had been forced to work in exchange for food, which comes under modern-day slavery charges.

Published on 3 November 2018 | 11:41 am


Indian-American arrested in Silicon Valley over H1B visa fraud

Kishore Kumar Kavuru was arrested on Friday and produced before the US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen. He was later released on bond. Kavuru has been charged with 10 counts of visa fraud and as many counts of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to maintain a pool of foreign workers for the clients of his consulting companies.

Published on 3 November 2018 | 3:20 am


Indian-origin man ordered to pay $8.6m for cyberattacks

An Indian-origin man has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a series of cyberattacks on the computer network of a leading US university. Paras Jha, 22, of New Jersey had previously pleaded guilty before US District Judge Michael Shipp to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Published on 31 October 2018 | 9:45 am


Indian couple dies after falling 800 feet in California's Yosemite National Park

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. The married couple were software engineers and used to chronicle their travels in a blog called 'Holidays and HappilyEverAfters'. Rangers recovered their bodies on the steep terrain on Thursday below Taft Point, a popular tourist spot in the valley.

Published on 30 October 2018 | 3:50 am


Trump appoints Indian-American to head energy regulation panel

Neil Chatterjee has been appointed as the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by US President Donald Trump. He is an avid supporter of subsidizing ageing coal and nuclear power plants. Chatterjee is a Republican from coal-producing Kentucky and was a FERC commissioner.

Published on 25 October 2018 | 4:42 am


3 Indian-Americans in Time magazine's 'Health Care 50' list

Three Indian-Americans have been named in the Time magazine's 2018 list of the 50 most influential people whose work is transforming healthcare in the US. The three Indian-Americans included in the list are Divya Nag, Dr Raj Panjabi and Atul Gawande. To put together the list, Time's team of health editors and reporters nominated people

Published on 24 October 2018 | 6:07 am


US varsity building to be renamed after Indian-American couple

The university's Engineering Research Building will be named after Durga D and Shushila Agrawal who made a sizable donation to the college, the varsity's Indian- American president Renu Khator said. The $51 million building, which opened in 2017, already has a floor named after the couple.

Published on 12 October 2018 | 6:51 am


Indian-American invest $60 mn in medical device company: Seema Hakhu Kachru

Indian-American cardiologist and entrepreneur has invested $60 million in a medical company that will support clinical trial on cardiac devices to replace stent. Dr Kiran Patel's investment is for the Concept Medical Inc, a Florida-based medical device company's Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for the world's first sirolimus-coated balloon.

Published on 12 October 2018 | 6:06 am


Trump taps Indian American woman to head nuclear energy division

US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate a top Indian American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to be an assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy) at the Department of Energy. Baranwal currently serves as the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)initiative.

Published on 4 October 2018 | 2:49 am


Indian religious leaders back new declaration of peace in Europe

Prominent religious leaders of diverse faith, including Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian and Jewish, from around the world would sign the document at a major summit to be held at the Peace Palace in June 2020, an official statement said.

Published on 26 September 2018 | 2:41 pm








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