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Thousands sign petition to let Indian woman suffering from rare disease stay in UK

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling on the UK Home Office to allow an Indian woman suffering from a rare disease stay in Britain. The petition for Bhavani Espathi, ill with Crohn's Disease, is edging close to 150,000-signature target on Change.org. Her case came to light recently after her application to stay in the UK was been rejected.

Published on 19 May 2019 | 9:51 am


Indian-origin man indicted for $98 million fraud in US

The 34-count indictment charges Gopalkrishna Pai from Texas of being engaged in a scheme to defraud merchant processors and others by submitting false information and falsified documentation to create merchant accounts in the name of straw companies to process credit card and electronic payments and to receive a substantial financial benefit.

Published on 17 May 2019 | 4:24 pm


Indian-origin woman convicted of killing 9-year-old stepdaughter

Shamdai Arjun, 55, of Queens, New York was convicted on Friday of second-degree murder of her nine-year old stepdaughter in 2016 by a jury that deliberated for less than one hour before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder, who indicated that he would sentence her on June 3. Arjun faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

Published on 14 May 2019 | 5:49 am


Indian-origin doctor gets 9 years jail for healthcare fraud in US

An Indian-origin doctor has been sentenced to 9 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release by a US court for committing healthcare fraud and illegally distributing prescription painkillers. Pawankumar Jain, 66, had entered guilty pleas in February 2016 to one count of unlawfully dispensing a controlled substance and one count of healthcare fraud.

Published on 11 May 2019 | 6:55 am


Indian-origin neurologist ordered to pay ex-wife 25m Singapore dollar

Gobinathan Devathasan, 69, whose behaviour was described as "reprehensible" during the litigation, was ordered on April 29 to pay his ex-wife Christie Devathasan Canadian dollars 5,498,344 in spousal support, with another Canadian dollars 612,084 for child support.

Published on 8 May 2019 | 3:19 am


University of Houston renames engineering building after Indian-American couple

The University of Houston, a public research college founded in 1927, renamed its Engineering Research Building after Durga D Agrawal and Sushila, long-time Houstonians, on April 26. The renaming was done to give recognition to their contribution to aid research projects, faculty and students at the varsity.

Published on 5 May 2019 | 8:40 am


Indian-origin 'romance fraudster' jailed for over 6 years for conning women in UK

Keyur Vyas, a 32-year-old Indian-origin man, has been dubbed as "romance fraudster" by UK police for conning six women he met online and luring them to invest huge amounts in non-existent companies. His overall fraud is estimated at over 800,000 pounds. Vyas was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, marking the conclusion of a four-year-long investigation.

Published on 3 May 2019 | 1:06 pm


Indian jailed for six weeks for corruption in Singapore

Muthukaruppan Periyasamy, 52, who worked as a construction manager for a firm has been jailed for giving 1,600 Singapore Dollars (USD 1,173) as a bribe. He bribed two officials of a pest control company for providing him information about the impending mosquito breeding inspections at his site. The two officials were also jailed on March 18 for accepting the bribe.

Published on 3 May 2019 | 12:07 pm


Indian man drowns while fishing in Dubai Creek

The incident happened when Sahad Abdul Salam was fishing with his friends in Jaddaf district and suddenly slipped into the creek through a water hole, the Khaleej Times reported. The deceased belongs to Kollam in Kerala and is survived by his wife and two children.

Published on 2 May 2019 | 12:42 pm


1 Indian, 3 Indian-origin persons killed in US: Sushma Swaraj

"Indian Ambassador in United States @IndianEmbassyUS has informed me about the killing of four persons in Cincinnati on Sunday evening. One of them was an Indian national on a visit to US while others were persons of Indian origin," she tweeted

Published on 1 May 2019 | 12:07 pm


Indian charged with kidnapping after driving away 2 children in car in US

A 24-year-old Indian man has been charged with kidnapping, assault and theft after he drove off in an elderly woman's car from outside a medical centre in the US with her grandchildren inside the vehicle. Dalvir Singh, a heroin addict, was taken into custody and charged with two counts of kidnapping, felonious assault for dragging Nita Coburn & grand theft.

Published on 30 April 2019 | 11:00 am


Indian man convicted in Dubai for hacking 15 websites

A 33-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to three months in prison followed by deportation for hacking 15 websites, according to a media report. The Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday charged the man with hacking websites and issuing threats, Gulf News reported.

Published on 16 April 2019 | 9:41 am


Indian-American Congressman offers help to countrymen in tax filing

Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has offered to help the residents of California's Sacramento County who might be having issues with filing of taxes after the introduction of new federal tax law. April 15 marks the Tax Day in the US.

Published on 15 April 2019 | 3:35 pm


Indian-origin man in US jailed for life for sexually exploiting minor

A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and 30 years' imprisonment for production of child pornography. Deepak Deshpande of California, who pleaded guilty in October last year, was sentenced by US District Judge Carlos Mendoza on Thursday.

Published on 13 April 2019 | 3:16 pm


Indian-origin man in Singapore jailed for unlawfully setting off Diwali fireworks

Jeevan Arjoon, 29, bought the firecrackers from Little India shopping precinct and unlawfully lit them at 3.30 AM as Diwali night stunt on November 6, 2018. The judge said that setting off fireworks at 3 AM could also cause considerable alarm to the public, particularly in this time of heightened concerns over possible acts of terrorism.

Published on 12 April 2019 | 12:31 pm


Ex-husband on trial for killing Indian-origin woman in arrow attack in UK

According to prosecutors, 51-year-old Indian-origin Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, armed with two crossbows, burst out of the garden shed at a suburban home in Ilford area of east London, and shot arrows at his ex-wife Devi Unmathallegadoo as she tried to flee upstairs.

Published on 11 April 2019 | 12:01 pm


Indian expat wins $2.7 million raffle draw in Abu Dhabi

Ravindra Boloor was declared the winner in the draw that was held at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on Wednesday, Khaleej Times reported. However, Boloor could not be informed about the news immediately as he was in Mumbai. His daughter told the organisers of the draw to call after a week.

Published on 4 April 2019 | 4:09 pm








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