Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration post

Indian-American Bimal Patel, from Georgia, has been nominated to be an assistant secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Patel earned his BA from Stanford University.

Published on 14 September 2018 | 4:15 am

15 people, five Indian BPOs, indicted in massive call centre scam in US

The scam involved call centre operators who called potential victims while impersonating officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or individuals offering payday loans, US Attorney Byung J Pak said. Seven Indians and five call centres based in Ahmedabad have been charged for their alleged involvement.

Published on 8 September 2018 | 5:45 am

Boris Johnson and Indian-origin wife announce divorce

Wheeler, a respected human rights lawyer, is the daughter of former BBC journalist Charles Wheeler and his second wife Dip Singh. Johnson has often made reference to his wife's Indian roots to categorise himself as the son-in-law of India. During his term as London Mayor in 2013, he branded himself the "first and only mayor of London with real live relatives in India".

Published on 7 September 2018 | 11:58 am

British MPs demand inquiry into cheating 'scandal' involving Indian students

Terming the incident as "social injustice" which happened under the "government's watch", Indian-origin Labour MP Seema Malhotra said the entire episode hit the reputation of the students' families. She said the incident led to depression and affected whole families, including children, and demanded an "extensive apology and potential compensation".

Published on 5 September 2018 | 2:08 pm

3 Indian-Americans win primaries in race for US House of Representatives

Hiral Tipirneni and Anita Malik are running for the US House of Representatives seats from Arizona, while Sanjay Patel is seeking to enter the House from Florida. Tipirneni won the Democratic primary from the 8th Congressional District of Arizona uncontested, while Malik won the party primary in a three-way contest from the 6th Congressional District of Arizona.

Published on 4 September 2018 | 4:19 pm

Indian man in UAE hits Dh12 million in monthly lucky draw

George Mathew, who purchased ticket number 175342 at Big Ticket Abu Dhabi, was announced as the winner of the bumper prize on Monday, reported the Khaleej Times. Six other Indians also won prizes at the same lottery. Several Indians living in the UAE have won lottery in the recent times. Tajo Mathew from Kerala, had hit a jackpot by winning a whopping $1.9 million in a monthly raffle in July this year.

Published on 3 September 2018 | 10:32 am

9 distressed Indian construction workers rescued in Malaysia

The nine men had gone to the country between May and June with help of an agent but did not receive benefits as per the contract. Their passports were also taken, Noor, the Lok Sabha MP of Malda Uttar constituency said in a statement. The Indian High Commission to Malaysia today informed Noor that the workers have been rescued, the statement said.

Published on 30 August 2018 | 12:40 pm

NRI wife-killer to be deported to Indian jail from UK

Harpreet Aulakh was sentenced to a minimum of 28 years in London in December 2010 for ordering the murder of his wife, Geeta Aulakh, after she asked for a divorce. The 40-year-old will be deported under the India-UK Repatriation of Prisoners Act, the BBC reported on Monday. The man from Punjab, had told the UK authorities that he wanted to serve his remaining term in India, said police.

Published on 27 August 2018 | 2:41 pm

Indian-origin executive settles charges with SEC, another charged for making false claims

Hari Ravichandran, 42 former chief executive of web hosting company Endurance International Group Holdings and former chief financial officer Waruna Ellawala knowingly provided inflated subscriber figures for the Massachusetts-based online marketing company.

Published on 25 August 2018 | 6:16 am

Outrage after NRI posts image showing Singapore flag ripped up

The image, which is believed to have first surfaced on August 14, on the eve of Independence Day, was widely shared online when it was posted on the Singapore Indians & Expats page by Avijit Das Patnaik. The page has over 11,000 members, according to a report by Tabla!, a Friday weekly for the Indian community here.

Published on 24 August 2018 | 12:48 pm

China declines to renew visa for Indian-American woman journalist

​​Megha Rajagopalan on Wednesday said in a tweet that China's foreign ministry declined to issue her a new visa in May. China previously denied visas to other journalists including an Al-Jazeera television reporter and a French magazine journalist over their reporting on Xinjiang.

Published on 23 August 2018 | 4:32 am

Indian-origin surgeon finds contact lens stuck in patient's eye for 28 years in UK

Dr Sirjhun Patel and his eye specialist colleagues, Lai-Ling Tan and Helen Murgatroyd, recounted the discovery in the 'British Medical Journal' (BMJ) this week, explaining how the 42-year-old patient had presumed the lens had fallen out but had instead moved behind her eye without causing any obvious symptoms for many years.

Published on 17 August 2018 | 2:39 pm

Indian IT manager in US convicted of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on flight

A 35-year-old Indian IT manager has been convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman aboard a Detroit-bound flight in the US, media reports said on Friday. The verdict came seven months after he assaulted the 22-year-old woman during a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas while his wife sat in the next seat, the report said.

Published on 17 August 2018 | 2:38 pm

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