Monday 18 December, 2017

Student pleads guilty to cyber attacks, creating IoT botnet

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A 21-year-old Indian-origin student has pleaded guilty of executing a series of cyber attacks on the Rutgers University computer network in the US, authorities said. Paras Jha of New Jersey along with two others — [...]

Cardiologist arrested on opioids and healthcare fraud charges

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) An Indian American cardiologist based in the US state of Nevada has been arrested on 39 charges of unlawful distribution of prescription opioids and healthcare fraud, officials said. Devendra Patel, 58, allegedly prescribed [...]

In historic first, Sikh nominated attorney general of New Jersey

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor “who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand” has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey. If Gurbir [...]

Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore to win Alabama Senate race in setback to Trump

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) An extremist Republican accused of molesting teens lost the Senate election in Alabama, buoying the Democratic Party and delivering President Donald Trump a stinging blow that endangers his agenda. Roy Moore lost on [...]

Trump calls for ending family immigration following NYC bombing

Akayed Ullah New York, Dec 12 (IANS) Blaming a “lax” immigration system for the bomb attack here by a Bangladeshi immigrant, US President Donald Trump has renewed calls to end immigration based on family ties. Calling Monday’s [...]

New Microsoft US campus to get world-class cricket field

San Francisco/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company’s upcoming [...]

Indian Americans face unfair police treatment: Survey

Sureshbhai Patel, a 57-year-old Indian national who was visiting his son in Madison, Alabama, U.S., was seriously injured after being detained by three police officers in a residential neighborhood. Patel had police called on him by a neighborhood [...]

Indian-American couple gifts Kennedy Centre $1 mn for India fund

Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) An Indian-American couple has gifted $1 million to the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts to create an India Fund for producing and presenting Indian programming through 2025. The gift from entrepreneur Ranvir Trehan, [...]

Indian-origin man sentenced for seeking sex with minor

Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) An Indian-origin man from Canada was sentenced by a US court in Arizona state to 46 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to international travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual encounter with a minor. Dilbagh [...]

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal features in Politico Power list

Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine’s “Power List for the year 2018″ for having assumed the mantle of a House “leader [...]