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Indian-born filmmaker Priyanka Das trains spotlight on alternative art films


New York: Emerging filmmaker Priyanka Dass feature debut- Under the Jazz.Circulation. Formation. is all set to be released in film festivals.India-born Das received her MFA and MA in film from Ohio University and now creates alternative art films.She finds a great perspective in the cultural and social layers that make up her...

Indian-origin doctor jailed for health care fraud


New York:An Indian-origin woman has been sentenced to over five years in prison for health care fraud and making false statements related to a health care benefits program.Vilasini Ganesh was sentenced on August 28 to 63 months in prison, US Attorney Alex Tse said.Vilasini Ganesh, 47 and her husband Gregory Belcher, 56,...

Indian CEO of two tech firms arrested for visa fraud

Post Date: September 8, 2018

New York:An Indian citizen, who was the CEO of two information technology companies in the US, has been arrested in connection with a multi-year visa-fraud scheme involving forged and fraudulent documents to get visas such as H-1B for over 200 foreign workers.Pradyumna Kumar Samal, 49, was taken into custody as he arrived...

United for Impact


A Roundtable for Organizations working in the Development Sector in India, held at the Consulate of India in New York on August 21.25 non-profits working on projects in India met for experience sharing, coordination networking for creating impact in India. It includedIndiaspora Forum,Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation USA,Pratham USA,The Akanksha Fund Inc.,AAPIChildrens Hope...

Two Indians among 19 arrested for illegally entering US from Mexico

Post Date: September 8, 2018

New York: Two Indian nationals were among 19 people arrested by the US border patrol officials in California for entering the country illegally by boat from Mexico.The US Border Patrol agents working in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement partners, arrested 19 people, a press release from the...

Indian-origin executive settles charges with SEC, another charged for making false claims

Post Date: September 8, 2018

New York: An Indian-origin executive has settled charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for overstating the companys subscriber base, while another Indian-origin person was charged for making similar misrepresentations.Hari Ravichandran, 42 former chief executive of web hosting company Endurance International Group Holdings and former chief financial officer Waruna Ellawala knowingly...

Nritya Saagaram Dance Academy celebrates 25th anniversary in NY


Nritya Saagaram Dance Academy celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Hindu Temple Community Center Auditorium in Queens, New York on Saturday August 4, 2018, with a joyous and magical evening of classical dance and music. Founded by Guru Satya Pradeep in 1993, Nritya Saagaram Dance Academy has been in the forefront in...

India’s Russia missile purchase, Iran won’t be focus of 2+2 meet: Pompeo


New York, Sep 5: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that India's planned purchase of a Russian missile system or its relations with Iran will not be the primary focus of the incredibly important 2+2 Strategic Dialogue meeting he and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis will be having with External Affairs...

White House backs Asians suing Harvard alleging race discrimination


New York, Aug 31: The Donald Trump administration is supporting Asian Americans who are suing the Ivy League Harvard University alleging it racially discriminates against them in admissions.No American should be denied admission to school because of their race, the Justice Department said in a document filed in a Massachusetts court on...