Atlanta sources reported that after an 11 day trial, a federal jury found Satish Kartan, 45, and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 40, guilty on March 14 of physically abusing, exploiting and threatening workers they hired from India and Nepal under false pretenses. Meanwhile according to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between February 2014 and October 2016, Kartan and Barai hired workers from India and Nepal to perform domestic labor in their home in Stockton.
Sources from Mumbai stated that as per report Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Communications, has thanked Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani for their support regarding payment of dues to Ericsson as all the RCOM’s outstanding to the Swedish company stand cleared.
Sources from Wellington stated that at least 9 people of Indian nationality or Indian origin are missing after Friday’s shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch left 49 people dead. Meanwhile High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli said “As per updates received from multiple sources, there are 9 missing persons of Indian nationality/origin. Official confirmation still waited.
New York sources stated that the detention of Indian students by the US immigration authorities came up during Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s meeting with Congressional leaders. Meanwhile Representative Tom Suozzi tweeted that during the Monday meeting they discussed immigration issues and that he himself “sought everyone’s assistance regarding the Telugu students detained” by immigration authorities.
Atlanta sources reported that an Indian-American physician from Tennessee was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday. Reportedly Dr. Manisha Nukavarapu was on her way to Nairobi to see her sister who had delivered three baby boys a few days ago.
New York sources reported that New York politician has been convicted in a US federal court of taking bribes from a once high flying Indian American restaurateur whose web of influence even enmeshed the city’s mayor. A jury found Edward Mangano, the former elected head of Nassau County on Long Island, guilty of several charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks from Harendra Singh,
New Delhi sources stated that Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was in India recently and is known to share good ties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is rumored to be on a collision course with his father King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Meanwhile the development
Washington sources reported that an Indian-American teenager has been conferred with the 2019 National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Award for her ground-breaking invention designed to improve treatments for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. Meanwhile the $10,000 award given by STEM Education US, recognizes Kavya Kopparapu, 19,
Atlanta sources reported that representatives Pramila Jayapal, Debbie Dingell, other members of Congress and advocates today introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in the House. The Medicare for All Act of 2019 pushes for an expansion to the popular Medicare program, so that every person living in the United States has guaranteed access to healthcare with comprehensive benefits.
New York sources reported that a sign that the US backs India’s tough action in bombing a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) base in Pakistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described it as “counter terrorism actions” and emphasized the “close security partnership” between the two countries.
Atlanta sources reported that Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Pakistan has a long history of harboring terrorists, and the US should stop aid to Islamabad. Meanwhile in an op-ed on ‘Stand for America’, her newly launched advocacy group, Haley says in 2017, Pakistan received nearly $1 billion in U.S. foreign aid, the sixth most of any country. Much of the aid went to the Pakistani military
New York sources reported that Members of the Indian community have held protests outside the Pakistani consulates in New York and Chicago to condemn the February 14 Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers. Earlier in New York on Friday, the police stopped 400 protesters from approaching the consulate building and cordoned them off next to Central Park, across the avenue.
Washington sources reported that US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris, who is of Indian and Jamaican descent, has been slammed by her father for saying that she smoked marijuana in her younger years and supports it becoming legalized. Meanwhile Donald Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, claimed his daughter was playing “identity politics”
New Delhi sources reported that a 22 year old man of Indian origin, working as a software engineer for Google, has been arrested for allegedly groping a US woman in a five star hotel in Delhi. Meanwhile Police said Anmol Singh Kharbanda met and struck a conversation with the 52 year old woman at the hotel's bar around 10 pm on January 8.
New Delhi sources stated that US National Security Adviser Ambassador John Bolton, in a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, has extended support for India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Meanwhile Washington extended and reiterated its support towards India’s right to self-defense against cross-border terrorism