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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

Indian-origin hacker, blackmailer jailed for 11 years in UK

"Akash Sondhi is an extremely manipulative man who inflicted emotional and psychological damage on young women, while also getting gratification from their images and videos," said Joseph Stickings, a senior crown prosecutor for the CPS. Sondhi threatened his victims that if they didn't send him nude images of themselves, he would post intimate images of them to their friends and family.

Published on 6 January 2021 | 5:39 pm

Indian expat wins $4 million in UAE lucky draw

Nobin Mathew, a supervisor for a spare parts company, said he was surprised when the organisers of the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket Draw called him to inform him of his winning, The Gulf News reported. Mathew's ticket number was 254806.

Published on 4 January 2021 | 7:22 pm

Ro Khanna will leave lasting impact on American politics, says his relatives

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna is a "dynamic and progressive" thinker who will make a positive contribution to public affairs in the US and leave an indelible impact on American politics, according to his family members. Khanna represents the Silicon Valley in the US House of Representatives.

Published on 20 December 2020 | 3:40 pm

Govt for wider consultations before allowing postal ballots for overseas Indians

The government is yet to take a decision on allowing the use of postal ballots for eligible overseas Indians to cast their votes as the move will need wider consultations with all stakeholders before a final call is taken, sources said on Tuesday.

Published on 15 December 2020 | 6:37 pm

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna seeks peaceful and fair solution to farmers' issue

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna on Saturday hoped for a peaceful and fair solution to the farmers' issues in India, saying he is encouraged by the ongoing dialogue between the protesting farmers and the government. Khanna, 44, was recently elected for a third consecutive term from the congressional district representing Silicon Valley.

Published on 13 December 2020 | 2:18 pm

Indian-American selected for NASA's manned Moon mission

An Indian-American is among the 18 astronauts selected by NASA for its manned mission to the Moon and beyond. NASA on Wednesday named the 18 astronauts -- half of them women -- who will train for its Artemis moon-landing programme. Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, 43, a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, MIT, and US Naval Test Pilot School, is the only Indian-American in the list.

Published on 11 December 2020 | 8:44 am

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