DHAKA - An American youth of Bangladeshi descent has been charged in the US for attempting to join the Islamic State, after his capture in a Middle Eastern country, a media report said. Parveg Ahmed came under investigation in New York after his arrest in June, bdnews24 reported. The 22-year-old had travelled to Saudi Arabia under the guise of observing Ramadan, according to the US Attorney's Office. The FBI found that he was planning...
NEW YORK - A woman of Nepali origin was attacked at a local underground metro station and thrown on to the rail track, but was saved when two people pulled her to safety before a train came along, according to media reports. Kamala Shrestha, 49, received a head injury in the Tuesday night attack and was taken to a hospital, the New York Daily News reported. Police described the attacker "as a black man in his 20s," the newspaper said.
WASHINGTON - An Indian origin CEO says he was racially abused and was told to "go back" to India and also take along top Indian-American diplomat Nikki Haley after he refused to defend US President Donald Trump's economic agenda following the racial violence in Virginia. Ravin Gandhi, founder and CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, a global supplier of coatings for cookware and bakeware, penned an op-ed for CNBC following the...
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.