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Indian-origin university student killed in US

Varun Manish Chheda from Indianapolis, who was studying at Purdue University, was found dead in McCutcheon Hall on the western edge of campus, police said on Wednesday. Another university student was arrested on a murder charge on Wednesday, NBC News quoted the school's police chief as saying.

Published on 6 October 2022 | 6:17 am


Presidential commission recommends stamping of H-1B visas inside US

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

Published on 30 September 2022 | 2:56 am


Bill providing Green Card pathway introduced in US Congress

A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently.

Published on 29 September 2022 | 3:27 am


Congressman Krishnamoorthi says Pakistan's ISI views him as 'enemy

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has said that Pakistan's spy agency ISI considers him an "enemy" because of his stand against the radicals in the South Asian country. The Democratic Party lawmaker from Illinois said this while addressing community members during a fundraiser hosted by him in Boston at the residence of eminent Indian American R V Kapur, president of the US India Security Council (USISC).

Published on 21 September 2022 | 4:57 am


Singapore court sentences Indian-origin man to life imprisonment for murder

Surajsrikan Diwakar Mani Tripathi pleaded guilty to one count of murder. He stabbed 38-year-old Tay Rui Hao on May 10, 2020, while they were both jogging, Channel News Asia reported. Both he and Tay lived in Punggol but did not know each other.

Published on 15 September 2022 | 9:29 am


Joe Biden appoints two Indian-Americans to his national infrastructure advisory council

The President's national infrastructure advisory council (NIAC) advises the White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks, and improve security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure sectors.

Published on 1 September 2022 | 2:48 am


Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi seeks action against woman for hate crime against Indian-Americans

The Indian-American women have been racially abused and smacked by a Mexican-American woman in Dallas in the US state of Texas, who hurled racist slurs at them that they are "ruining" America and should "go back to India".

Published on 29 August 2022 | 4:49 am


Indian-American family installs Amitabh Bachchan's statue at New Jersey home

An Indian-American family has installed a life size statue of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan at their home in the Edison City of New Jersey.

Published on 29 August 2022 | 3:03 am


Biden nominates Indian American Shailen Bhatt for key transport role

Bhatt has held several leadership positions in the transportation sector both in government and the private sector. Since September 2021, he is senior vice president of global transportation innovation and alternative delivery at AECOM, a multinational infrastructure consulting firm.

Published on 30 July 2022 | 5:59 am


FBI adds missing Indian woman to its ‘Missing Persons' list, seeks help from public

Mayushi Bhagat was last seen in the evening hours of April 29, 2019, leaving her apartment in Jersey City, New Jersey. Bhagat was reported missing by her family on May 1, 2019. Bhagat came to the United States in 2016 on an F1 Student Visa. She was enrolled at the University of New Hampshire and then the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), according to information released by the FBI.

Published on 21 July 2022 | 5:29 am