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.
NEW YORK - The man who shot Indian software engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla after shouting, "Get out of my country" has admitted in an US state court to the murder that shocked the nation. Adam Purinton also admitted in the Kansas court on Tuesday to attempting to murder Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot, the American hero, who tried to defend the two Indians during the attack at a sports bar in Olathe in February 2017.
WASHINGTON - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) admitted on Friday that it received a tip in January on Nikolas Cruz, the Florida school shooter who killed 17 people earlier this week, but failed to follow up. According to the FBI, a person close to the shooter called the agency's tip line on January 5 to warn about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour, and disturbing social media posts,
WASHINGTON - The FBI was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the heavily-armed 19-year-old student who killed 17 people in Florida state in the US. Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from Mississippi, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he had posted. He immediately contacted the FBI, CNN reported.
WASHINGTON - An Indian-American man was killed and another man was critically injured when a convicted gunman opened fire at two convenience stores, minutes apart, in the US state of Georgia. Parmjit Singh, 44, was shot multiple times on Tuesday at his Hi-Tech Quick Stop on Burnett Ferry Road. The father of two high school students was pronounced dead on the scene, the US media reported.
WASHINGTON,D.C.-An Indian-American doctor couple has been indicted on charges of committing healthcare fraud by performing unnecessary medical tests and procedures on patients to get payouts from insurance companies.Dr Ashis K Rakhit, 65, and his wife Jayati Gupta Rakhit, 56, specialise in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine and practiced in here. According to the indictment, the Rakhits ordered and performed unnecessary...
LOS ANGELES, CA - Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a “sexually hostile” work environment while working for him.Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein’s personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an 11-page lawsuit. For over two years Rehal was “forced to work in a...
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a "sexually hostile" work environment while working for him. Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein's personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an 11-page lawsuit. For over two years Rehal was "forced to work in a pervasive and...
SACRAMENTO, CA - A federal jury has convicted an Indian-American from Monrovia, California, for his role in an international money laundering organization that conspired to move millions of dollars in proceeds for narcotics traffickers that included the Sinaloa Cartel. Harinder Singh, 32, who also goes by “Sonu,” was found guilty Jan. 19, of conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business,
WASHINGTON - An Indian American doctor has been arrested for allegedly trying to strangle his nurse with an elastic chord as he was angry with her for giving medication to a patient at a "wrong time", the police said. Venkatesh Sasthkonar, a 44-year-old doctor who specializes in weight loss surgery at Nassau University Medical Centre, was charged with strangulation and assault. He denied the accusations, the New York Daily News reported...