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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...

Be part of interactive theatrical production ‘The Big Fat Indian Wedding’

Post Date: September 8, 2018

Austin:A unique four-day interactive theatrical production The Big Fat Indian Weddingwill run fromSept. 6 through 9at Mueller Lake Park in Austin, Texas bringing along experiential drama for audiences who can be part of it for a small fee. Directed by Indian American director/actor/musician/entrepreneur Prakash Mohandas, the innovative concept will give an opportunity to...

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...

Sewa International announces $10,000 relief aid for Kerala


Houston, TX: Sewa International President, Prof. Sree Sreenath announced an immediate grant of $10,000 toward flood relief in the South Indian state of Kerala. Heavy monsoon rains have led to unprecedented flood damage bringing ten of the fourteen districts in the state under water. Seventy-five people have lost their lives, and more...

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...

US extends suspension of premium processing for H-1B visas


Washington, DC: The US has extended by over five months the temporary suspension of premium processing for H1-B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, as part of its efforts to clear the backlog. Premium processing is a feature that shortens the usual processing time of H-1B visa petitions from an average of six...

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...

Registration open for Seniors’ Health and Fitness Walk

Post Date: September 8, 2018

Registration for the Middlesex County Department of Community Services annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk is now open. The walk will take place at the Countys Roosevelt Park in Edison on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is free, but required. The deadline to register is September 10,...

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...