CALIFORNIA - An Indian student was shot dead allegedly by two armed robbers, including one of Indian-origin, at a grocery store in the US state of California, after which External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the government is following up on the incident. The incident happened on Monday night when Dharampreet Singh Jassar, 20, was on duty at the Tackle Box store next to a gas station in Madera city.
WASHINGTON - A 14-year-old Sikh boy was beaten up by a classmate here, with his father claiming that he victim was targeted as he is of Indian descent, the media reported. The incident happened on October 26 less than a block from Kentridge High School in Kent city, where both the boys are students, KIRO-TV reported. In the clip that was posted on mobile application Snapchat, a teenage boy followed the victim and punched him,
WASHINGTON - An Indian man was re-arrested in the US after he was released from prison following the completion of his 10-year sentence for posing a threat to public safety, authorities said. Jerald Peter Dsouza, 58, was arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after he was released from a jail where he was lodged for using the Internet to induce a minor, believed to be a 13-year-old girl,
WASHINGTON - Sherin Mathews, a three-year-old Indian girl who was found dead in a ditch after being reported missing by her foster father, has been laid to rest in a private ceremony, family attorneys said. The funeral was held on Tuesday "according to the religious beliefs and the cultural heritage of her family", attorneys Mitchell R. Nolte and Gregg Gibbs said in a statement. Sherin's body was found in the culvert under a road about one kilometer...
WASHINGTON - An Indian American billionaire was arrested and charged for illegally marketing opioid, a media report said. John Kapoor, the 74-year-old entrepreneur was arrested on Thursday and is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Phoenix on Friday, reports The American Bazaar. "The founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics Inc., was arrested today and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to profit by using bribes...
WASHINGTON - Police have found the body of a child near the residence of 3-year-old Indian American Sherin Mathews who has been missing since October 7, the media reported. Investigators from the Richardson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation spent hours on Sunday combing through a field where police search dogs helped find the body inside a narrow 75-foot culvert, reports NBC News.
LOS ANGELES,CA-Dr. Rohit Varma resigned from his position as dean of the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine on Oct 12, according to a letter from Varma to Keck staff and faculty.-“I care deeply about the Keck School and felt it was in the best interest of the school for me to step down at this time,” Varma said in the letter. The Los Angeles Times reported Oct 12 that in 2003, USC had disciplined Varma following allegations...
NEW YORK - A woman of Indian-descent was left to die in a car by the driver who left her behind after the vehicle caught fire in New York, according to media reports. Firefighters found the charred body of 25-year-old Harleen Grewal early Friday morning, the New York Daily News reported. The driver of the car, Saeed Ahmad, 23, whom the daily described as "heartless", flagged down a taxi near the scene of the incident to go to a hospital.
SAN FRANCISCO - The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) believes that Russian hackers tried to access California's election website before last year's presidential polls, a top official said. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said he was informed "for the first time" by the DHS on Friday of last year's attempt, in which Russian hackers "scanned" the website with the intent to "identify weaknesses in a computer or network -
HYDERABAD - An Indian doctor hailing from Telangana was stabbed to death in Kansas state of the United States, as per the information reaching his family here on Thursday. Achutha Reddy, a psychiatrist, was murdered in his clinic in East Wichita, on Wednesday night. US police has arrested a young man. Informed sources quoted the US police as saying that the assailant, aged 21, repeatedly stabbed the doctor after a conversation.