Indian-origin man sentenced for fraudulently selling workout supplements

Sitesh Patel, the former vice-president of S K Laboratories, was sentenced on Friday by a federal court in Texas, announced Acting US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah and Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton of the Department of Justice's Civil Division.

Published on 20 February 2021 | 12:14 pm

Meet Swati Mohan, who helped NASA land rover on Mars

Mohan also confirmed that the rover had survived a particularly tricky plunge through the Martian atmosphere. "Touchdown confirmed," exclaimed Mohan, who emigrated from India to the US when she was only a year old. She says the Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Operations (GN&C) are "eyes and ears" of the spacecraft.

Published on 19 February 2021 | 2:15 pm

Indian fraudster sentenced to two years in prison

A 32-year-old Indian national who played a key role in a telemarketing fraud scheme has been sentenced to two years in federal prison, the Department of Justice has said.

Published on 14 February 2021 | 1:59 pm

Indian-origin UN staffer announces her candidacy for its Secretary-General

An Indian-origin employee at the UN has announced her candidacy to be its next Secretary-General, the first person to throw her hat in the ring against incumbent Antonio Guterres, who is seeking a second five-year term beginning January 2022 as chief of the world organisation.

Published on 13 February 2021 | 12:16 pm

'Indian-Americans more liberal towards issues in US, conservative in India'

Indian-Americans' policy views are more liberal on issues affecting the United States and more conservative on issues affecting India, said the Indian American Attitudes Survey (IAAS). Issues such as the equal protection of religious minorities, immigration, and affirmative action, Indian-Americans hold relatively more conservative views of Indian policies than of US policies.

Published on 10 February 2021 | 1:22 pm

Indian-American Bhavya Lal appointed acting chief of staff of Nasa

In a statement, Nasa said Bhavya Lal brings extensive experience in engineering and space technology, serving as a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defence Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) from 2005 to 2020.

Published on 1 February 2021 | 11:20 pm

Indian-American arrested for living in Chicago airport for 3 mths

A 36-year-old Indian-origin man who was too scared to fly due to the coronavirus pandemic and lived undetected for nearly three months in a secure area of Chicago's international airport has been arrested, US authorities said. Aditya Singh lives in a suburb of Los Angeles, California, was arrested on Saturday for living in a secure area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport since October 19, the Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday. Singh has been charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanour theft, the report said.

Published on 18 January 2021 | 8:11 pm

Joe Biden picks Indian-American Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general

US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Indian-American Vanita Gupta to be the associate attorney general. He also announced the nominations of Lisa Monaco as deputy attorney general and Kristen Clarke for assistant attorney general for the civil rights division.

Published on 7 January 2021 | 8:26 pm

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