NEW YORK - A US government report on religious freedom lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere as well as restrictions on Sikhs in France and Denmark. The State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 (IRFR) released on Tuesday in Washington by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that mentioned growing attacks on minorities in India, some ascribed to cow-protection activists,
NEW YORK - Indian snowshoe athlete Tanveer Hussain Parra has been indicted in the US for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old girl. The Essex County grand jury charged the 25-year-old with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, a felony, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and misdemeanour, according to a statement from Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague. Saranac Lake Village Police arrested Hussain
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American doctor-cum-entrepreneur was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for defrauding his former company's shareholders of more than $49 million. Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, an ophthalmic surgeon licensed in Maryland and Virginia, founded VitalSpring Technologies Inc in 2000 and was its CEO and President and served on its Board of Directors, the US Department of Justice said on its website.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American man wanted for shooting his former wife and killing her husband was arrested here, officials said. Sayantan Ghose, 41, was arrested at a border checkpoint near Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Thursday and was charged with the murder of Clarence Wayne Harris II and an aggravated assault of Harris' wife Amanda, police officials said. The shooting was reported around 9 p.m. on Wednesday at a home in...
NEW YORK - An Indian-origin man here was stabbed to death by his cousin following an argument, a media report said. Sharanjit Singh, 26, was stabbed in the chest by Lovedeep Singh, 24, at their home in New York City borough Queens, the New York Daily News reported. Lovedeep Singh confessed to the crime and said: "I'm guilty, I'm the one who killed him." Lovedeep Singh was charged with second-degree murder and fourth-degree...
WASHINGTON - The man accused of shooting Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and his colleague Alok Madasani at a bar in Kansas has been indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime and firearms charges, the media reported. The indictment on Friday accused Adam Purinton, 52, of Olathe, of shooting and killing Kuchibhotla in February because of his "actual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin",
WASHINGTON - A Los Angeles judge has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the Indian American "hot" yoga guru, after he failed to pay more than $7 million in 2016 to his former lawyer who was the victim in a sexual harassment case against him. Choudhury has not paid the lawyer and authorities believe that he has hidden his assets and left the country, ABC News reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - A US court sentenced two men to three years in prison for severely beating a Sikh man in California and cutting off his hair. Chase B. Little and Colton T. Leblanc, both of Texas, pleaded no contest to felony assault and committing a hate crime against Maan Singh Khalsa during last year's September 25 attack, the New York Times reported on Thursday. "Both men went out of their way to cut Khalsa's hair,
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American businessman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for fraud schemes that cost investors over $33 million. Navin Shankar Subramanian Xavier, of Miramar, Florida, operated Miami Gardens-based Essex Holdings from 2010 to 2014 through which he carried out two fraud schemes, according to the court documents. He was sentenced earlier this week by US District Judge Darrin Gayles in Miami,
WASHINGTON - A 29-year-old Indian-American was stripped of his US citizenship after being sentenced for more than five years in jail for conspiring to illegally distribute male enhancement pills imported from China. Ismail Ali Khan was also convicted and sentenced for falsely stating that he was not a criminal on his application to become a naturalized US citizen, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Prosecutors said Khan, a resident of Decatur...