Tag - Louisiana

Man convicted of killing 5-year-old Mya Patel


A 35-year-old man has been found guilty in the 2021 killing of a five-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US state of Louisiana.  A stray bullet struck Mya Patel's head on March 20, 2021, when she was playing in her motel room in Shreveport. She was rushed to a hospital but passed away after battling for...

3 dead in Louisiana as storm spawns Southern tornadoes


Keithville, La.: A vast and volatile storm system ripping across the U.S. killed at least three people in Louisiana, spinning up tornadoes that battered the state from north to south, including the New Orleans area where memories of 2021′s Hurricane Idaand a tornado in March linger. Elsewhere, the huge system hurled blizzard-like conditions at the Great...

Albany Town Council opens with Hindu mantras


Albany, Louisiana: Hindu prayer started the day of Albany Town Council in Louisiana on November 14. Verses from Rig Veda, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita were chanted during the invocation. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who is the President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Albany Town Council....

State judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing abortion ban


New Orleans: Louisiana authorities have again been blocked from enforcing a near-total ban on abortion, this time under a judge’s order released Tuesday by a state court in the capital. Judge Donald Johnson’s order halts enforcement temporarily while lawyers for a north Louisiana clinic and other supporters of abortion rights pursue a lawsuit challenging the...

State judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing abortion ban


New Orleans: Louisiana authorities have again been blocked from enforcing a near-total ban on abortion, this time under a judge’s order released Tuesday by a state court in the capital. Judge Donald Johnson’s order halts enforcement temporarily while lawyers for a north Louisiana clinic and other supporters of abortion rights pursue a lawsuit challenging the...

Hurricane Ida hits US energy production


Washington: Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane over the weekend, has halted much of the country's gasoline refining and oil production along the Gulf Coast. Gas prices in the country could increase in the coming days as a result, energy experts said, noting the possible hike may exacerbate inflation that's already...