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.
WASHINGTON - Four Indian-origin men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges for their roles in a massive telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme in the US perpetrated by a network of India-based call centres, the US Department of Justice said. Nisarg Patel, 26, of New Jersey, Dilipkumar Ramanlal Patel, 30, of Florida, and Rajesh Kumar, 39, of Arizona, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud...
WASHINGTON - An Indian origin political consultant in the US has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in funnelling illegal campaign contributions to candidates in San Diego's 2012 mayoral race. Ravneet Singh, former ElectionMall Technologies CEO, was sentenced on Thursday in California and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine on charges that he helped launder money from a wealthy Mexican citizen trying to gain political influence...
WASHINGTON - A Sikh American man was stabbed to death in his taxi in the US by a 19-year-old who was upset over not getting admission into his choice of university. The incident happened this week in Bonner County in Idaho. The victim was identified as 22-year-old Gagandeep Singh, a final year student of software engineering. He hailed from Jalandhar in Punjab, community newspaper News India Times reported on Wednesday.
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.