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Indian-origin man upset after being served beef pizza in UK

A strictly vegetarian Indian-origin man has spoken of his shock and anger after he ended up taking a bite out of a beef pizza in a restaurant mix-up in the Midlands region of England.

Published on 21 February 2019 | 5:09 pm

US slaps sanctions against Indian man, parents for running global drug smuggling network

The US has slapped sanctions against a UAE-based Indian man and his parents for allegedly running a global money laundering and smuggling network for heroin. The US Department of Treasury said Jasmeet Hakimzada runs a global drug trafficking network that smuggles heroin, cocaine, ephedrine, ketamine, and synthetic opioids into the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Published on 21 February 2019 | 6:46 am

Indian-Americans across US mourn Pulwama terror attack victims

Hundreds of Indian-Americans gathered in various US cities to mourn the killing of 40 Indian soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack and demanded that perpetrators of one of the worst suicide bombings be brought to justice. At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 in Pulwama district in a suicide attack claimed by Pak-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group.

Published on 19 February 2019 | 7:59 am

Man faces hate crime charge after throwing hot coffee, punching Sikh clerk in US

The Sikh clerk told officers that Crain had prepared himself a cup of coffee and attempted to leave without paying, according to a Marysville Police Department press release. He is seen in the CCTV footage confronting Crain at the front door before being attacked. The victim suffered injuries from the hot coffee, as well as a contusion on his face, police said.

Published on 17 February 2019 | 11:10 am

Three Indian-Americans convicted in multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme

Three Indian-Americans are among six people convicted for their role in a two-year multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme. All the three were convicted of a money laundering conspiracy following a five-week jury trial. The US currency was moved by couriers via cars, commercial buses, commercial planes and also a private plane. The money arrived in plastic bags, cloth bags, suitcases, backpacks and even cereal boxes.

Published on 13 February 2019 | 10:30 am

Sangrur Girl selected in UK Civil Services

Chahat Sekhon is serving as an Economist in finance department of Scottish government. Just after she earned a degree in M.Sc. economics and finance from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2018, Chahat appeared in the civil services exams of UK. Chahat’s father Kiranjeet Singh Sekhon an advocate, said, “She is a first girl from Punjab to join the civil services in UK.

Published on 9 February 2019 | 5:16 pm

Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard to campaign in early-voting states in Feb

Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator and Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, the two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, on Tuesday announced tour of four States which will hold the Democratic primaries early next year. While Harris would travel to South Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada later this month, Tulsi Gabbard would be in Iowa and Chicago this month.

Published on 6 February 2019 | 6:00 am

Indian national pleads guilty to role in human smuggling conspiracy

Yadvinder Singh Bhamba pleaded guilty last month to one count of conspiracy and 15 counts of smuggling aliens to the US for profit before US magistrate judge Sivia Carreno-Coll of the district of Puerto Rico. Individuals paid between $30,000 and $85,000 to be smuggled from India to the United States and from at least 2013 to 2016

Published on 4 February 2019 | 7:15 am

Indian man wins Rs 19.45 crore raffle in Abu Dhabi

Published on 3 February 2019 | 9:48 am

Indian-origin man jailed for drug trafficking in UK

Bhavin Patel, 27, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court in London on Thursday along with an accomplice, 25-year-old Lawrence Amoah, who was jailed for five years and seven months after the duo pleaded guilty to the offence of supplying Class 'A' drugs

Published on 1 February 2019 | 2:48 pm

India-born billionaire on trial in US for bribing doctors

Published on 29 January 2019 | 4:55 am

Indian-origin S Africans attend Republic Day

A group of Indian-origin South African nationals who attended the Republic Day were moved after seeing Railway's tableau themed on transformation of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Mahatma. Yashika Singh, who hails from KwaZulu-Natal Province, said the Pietermaritzburg train incident depicted in the tableau 'Mohan to Mahatma' touched many emotional chords.

Published on 28 January 2019 | 10:16 am

Indian-origin man convicted of 60,000 pounds illegal drugs offence in UK

Baljit Gill was convicted of two charges of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, one charge of conspiracy to supply class B drugs and one charge of conspiracy to supply class C drugs at Southwark Crown Court in London on Thursday

Published on 26 January 2019 | 9:30 am

Indian-American lawmaker joins key Congressional committees

In the current 116th Congress, Indian-American Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna,has joined three influential committees -- Oversight and Reform, Armed Services and Budget. The 42-year-old Congressman, who represents Silicon valley, has also joined the House Armed Services subcommittees on Intelligence and Emerging Threat and Strategic Forces.

Published on 25 January 2019 | 8:02 am

Kamala Harris raises over $1m within 24 hours

Kamala Harris

Published on 23 January 2019 | 8:01 am

Indian-origin man jailed for bomb hoax in Singapore

Published on 22 January 2019 | 4:10 am

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