NEW YORK,NY-Cops are investigating high-flying Manhattan hotelier Vikram Chatwal for alleged animal cruelty, after he was spotted trying to set two dogs on fire, witnesses and law enforcement said on Oct 16. The scary incident happened on Oct 14 when dog walker Isabell Suquilanda, 29, and her pooches strolled past a man who screamed at them in a foreign language, police said. The man later identified as Chatwal,
MUMBAI-Americans were swindled out of tens of millions of dollars in an alleged tax scam that was run for about a year from call centers on the outskirts of Mumbai, a senior investigator said on Oct 6, predicting more arrests on top of the 70 made so far. Assistant police commissioner Bharat Shelke said the alleged scammers posed as U.S. Internal Revenue Service officials and left victims voicemails accusing them of tax evasion and...
A 41-year old Sikh-American IT specialist was brutally attacked by some men, who knocked off his turban and allegedly cut his religiously-mandated unshorn hair with a knife, prompting a civil rights organisation to demand a hate crime investigation into the incident. Maan Singh Khalsa, a father and IT specialist in California, was driving home on the night of September 25 when a group of men in car threw a beer can at his vehicle.
BAKERSFIELD,CA- A Sikh man has claimed that he faced racial slurs from a man who threatened to kill him, prompting police to launch a probe into a possible hate incident. The incident took place when Balmeet Singh went out at the restaurant he was eating at to make a phone call. He said in the middle of his conversation, a man walked out of a cafe and headed straight toward him.
HOUSTON,TX - Houston Police was struggling on Sept 27 to find the motive behind the mass shooting by a disgruntled Indian-American lawyer who fired indiscriminately and injured nine persons at a strip mall here before being shot dead. Nathan DeSai, the 46-year-old shooter who previously worked at McDaniel & DeSai LLP, was wearing a vintage military uniform and had Nazi emblems on him.
BERKELEY,CA-Sujit Choudhry, the former dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, filed a lawsuit on Sept 16 accusing school officials of singling him out because of his race for a second investigation of sexual harassment allegations.
In the federal discrimination suit filed in San Francisco, Choudhry said the UC system treated white faculty members and administrators found to have committed sexual misconduct more leniently...
SAN DIEGO, CA-Physician Naga Raja Thota, 62, a pain specialist with an office in El Cajon, was arrested on Aug 31, morning and charged with distributing oxycodone and other highly addictive drugs without any legitimate medical purpose in exchange for sex acts, as reported by voiceonline. The doctor was taken into custody by San Diego Drug Enforcement Administration agents at his practice. The complaint said...
ROME - The release of an Indian migrant accused of trying to abduct a small girl from a Sicilian beach resort has riled conservative Italian politicians and sparked calls for his deportation. Ram Lubhay should be "immediately expelled" for his attempted abduction of a five-year-old girl last week as she played in the sea at Vittoria, the town's centre-right mayor Giovanni Moscato told Adnkronos. "This is a very serious incident that...
NEW YORK - A woman of Indian origin was charged on Saturday with killing her nine-year-old step daughter whose lifeless body was found in a bathtub in their home, according to media reports. Arjun Samdhi Pardas, the 55-year-old step mother, allegedly strangled Ashdeep Kaur on Friday, local media quoted police as saying. Kaur had come to the US only about three months ago from India. This is the second incident involving step mothers...
NEW YORK - A US federal judge sentenced Babulal Bob Bera, the 83-year-old father of the only Indian American Congressman, Amerish Ami Bera, on Thursday to a year and a day in prison for fraudulently funding his son's election campaigns. Babulal Bera had earlier admitted before federal Judge Troy L. Nunley in Sacramento, California, that he had illegally contributed $268,726 to the election campaigns in 2009 and 2011 through fraud.