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Indian-origin woman jailed for drunken scene on flight to UK

Kiran Jagdev, an executive assistant based in the city of Leicester, had attempted to blame the crew of Jet2 airline for supplying her with alcohol during her flight from Tenerife in Spain back to the UK in January this year. Judge Philip Head “rejected” her excuse and decided to impose what he described as a “deterrent sentence” during a hearing at Leicester Crown Court this week.

Published on 23 November 2018 | 1:48 pm

Indian-origin man jailed for molesting Singaporean flight attendant

Paranjape Niranjan Jayant, who works for a logistics firm, pleaded guilty to two charges of molestation of the 25-year-old flight attendant in August and had one charge taken into consideration for sentencing. During the eight-hour flight from Sydney to Singapore, Jayant approached the flight attendant a few times to ask for her phone number, but she ignored him.

Published on 23 November 2018 | 11:09 am

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

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

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