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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

Indian-origin conwoman who posed as doctor faces jail in UK

Kamlesh Bassi used different aliases to pretend to be a qualified medical doctor, a nurse, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, an osteopath and a chiropractor, Warwick Crown Court was told at a hearing last week. She targeted elderly people and persuaded them to hire her as a medical professional.

Published on 3 April 2019 | 1:34 pm

Indian-American man sentenced to 12 years for health care fraud, aggravated identity theft

Babubhai Bhurabhai Rathod of Michigan had pleaded guilty to both charges in August 2018, US Attorney Andrew Birge said. US District Judge Janet Neff also ordered Rathod to pay over USD 939,000 in restitution to federal health insurance programmes Medicare and Medicaid.

Published on 2 April 2019 | 5:38 pm

32-yr-old Indian dentist killed in road accident in US

Dr Arshad Mohammed, originally from Hyderabad, was killed when a blue Volkswagen travelling the wrong way on the Veterans Memorial Tollway struck his black Honda on Thursday night, police said in a statement

Published on 31 March 2019 | 1:01 pm

Indian priest sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse in US

An Indian former Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl in the US, according to a media report.

Published on 30 March 2019 | 12:47 pm

Indian-origin jailed for hurting pregnant girlfriend in Singapore

Mohamed Mustaffa Ali was sentenced on Wednesday by the Singapore District Court Judge Mathew Joseph after he pleaded guilty to two counts of assault - one was a road rage case last year and the other for hurting his pregnant girlfriend in 2017

Published on 29 March 2019 | 12:13 pm

Indian nurse leaves Saudi Arabia after long battle

Published on 24 March 2019 | 5:26 pm

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

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