SACRAMENTO,CA - Police are investigating the brutal assault of a Sikh man from Stanislaus County last week as a hate crime, according to local media reports. Surjit Malhi, 50, had just finished placing campaign signs in support of Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) in Keyes on July 31 night, when he saw two men wearing black hooded sweatshirts waiting for him by his truck, reported CBS Sacramento.
HYDERABAD - A 26-year-old student from Telangana has been shot dead by an unidentified person at a restaurant in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri. Sharath Koppula, who was studying in University of Missouri, Kansas City, was critically injured when the man fired at him. He was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed. His friends informed his family over phone on Saturday that the incident occurred on Friday evening (US time).
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SAN DIEGO,CA – Prominent Indian-American cancer biologist Inder Verma unconditionally resigned from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on June 6.The research institute’s board of trustees voted unanimously to accept his resignation, a report in ‘Science’ said. Salk President Rusty Gage and Board Chairman Dan Lewis made...
WASHINGTON - An Indian American IT executive has been convicted of sexually assaulting, choking and beating a woman he met on a dating website and faces up to 25 years in jail, the media reported. Sanjay Tripathy, 48, of North Carolina was found guilty this week of criminal sex act, sex abuse, assault, strangulation and unlawful imprisonment in connection to the June 15, 2016 attack on the 38-year-old woman at a hotel in Times Square,
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American doctor has pleaded guilty to stealing from insurance companies and faces a fine of $100,000, authorities said. Sreekrishna M. Cheruvu, 61, of East Amherst, New York, pleaded guilty before Senior US District Judge William M. Skretny earlier this week and now faces a maximum penalty of a year in prison along with the fine, Buffalo Business First reported on Wednesday.
NEW YORK,NY-The New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned on May 7 night, just three hours after four women accused him of physical abuse in a detailed investigation published by The New Yorker. One of the women was art-world activist, author, and film producer Tanya Selvaratnam,Sri Lankan origin. “After I found out that other women had been abused by him in a similar manner many years before me,”
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American doctor has been indicted in Illinois for pocketing nearly $1 million in fraudulent health insurance claims through his medical practice, officials said. Dr Pranav Patel, 51, of Chicago suburb Burr Ridge allegedly submitted false insurance claims for medical tests that were never performed and used some of his patients' names without their knowledge to submit such claims while he owned the...
WASHINGTON - An Indian American teenager wanted on a felony firearms possession warrant was killed in police firing after he used firearms on them in California, officials said. Nathaniel Prasad, 18, was shot dead on April 5, according to an investigation report released by the Freemont Police Department on Thursday. According to police, Prasad was sought on felony probation and firearms possessions warrants,
SAN BRUNO - A woman with a handgun shot three people at YouTube's headquarters in California over the video sharing platform's "discriminatory" treatment to her postings. She later killed herself. The San Bruno Police Department said that the attacker, 39-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a Californian resident of Iranian descent, opened fire in a courtyard at YouTube's offices in San Bruno on Tuesday. While the police did not provide a...
CHANDIGARH - Customs officials at the Chandigarh International Airport on Thursday recovered a gold bar worth over Rs 5.6 lakh from the rectum of a passenger landing here from Dubai. The passenger, who belongs to Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, was smuggling the bullion concealed in his rectum. The officials got suspicious of the passenger as he was walking awkwardly while trying to go through the green channel of the Customs here.