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Indian-origin physician in US sentenced to 2 years in prison, fined 1 mn USD for health care fraud

Updated on Jan 07, 2020 01:30 PM IST

Kain Kumar, a 56-year-old physician has been sentenced by the Central District of California for 2 years. He has been ordered to pay fine and restitution of over a million dollars.

Kain Kumar was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release.(Representatiional Image)
New York | ByPress Trust of India

Indian-origin teen climber from Canada survives fall from US peak

Gurbaz Singh survived the dangerous fall, where a team of search-and-rescue coordinators hiked up to the injured climber, who was stranded at an elevation of about 10,500 feet

Rescuers located Gurbaz and managed to splint his leg, then began the slow descent down the mountain four hours after his initial fall.(Gurbaz Singh/ Facebook)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Royal honours for Clive Lloyd, Elton John, Indian-origin achievers

The royal honours list comprising the UK’s highest civilian awards is released twice a year, on New Year’s eve and on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on the second Saturday of June (her real birthday is on April 21).

Jasvir Kaur Rababan (left) and Harpreet Singh Virdee (right), who are among ‘extraordinary’ Indian-origin people named in the New Year Honours List 2020.(HT photo/ Sourced)
Published on Dec 28, 2019 06:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By

A giant missed opportunity, says Jayapal on cancelled meeting with Jaishankar

Pramila Jayapal has been critical of restrictions in place in Kashmir since the August 5 abrogation of Article 370.

Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

On Christmas break in Dubai, 2 Indian students killed in accident: Report

Rohit Krishnakumar, 19, and Sharat Kumar, 21, both from Kerala, were returning from a Christmas party when they met with the accident, The Khaleej Times reported.

Two Indian students were killed in a road accident in Dubai in the early hours of Christmas Day on Wednesday, according to media reports.
Updated on Dec 25, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Dubai | ByPress Trust of India

S Jaishankar to embark on a two-day visit to Iran from Sunday

Jaishankar is also expected to call upon Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Jaishankar will also be visiting Oman from December 23 to 25 at the invitation of Omani Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the External Affairs Ministry said in another statement.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 03:55 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Indian-origin man jailed after his speeding sports car kills UK teen cyclist

The 37-year-old, behind the wheel of a Nissan GT-R, was travelling along Binley Road in Coventry in October last year when he struck 17-year-old Ryan Willoughby-Oakes at the junction with Allard Way.

A West Midlands Police investigation showed that Tajinder Rai was driving at close to motorway speeds on a slow-speed zone.(Photo: west-midlands.police.uk)
Updated on Dec 21, 2019 08:09 AM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India

Donald Trump picks Indian-American computer scientist to lead National Science Foundation

Sethuraman Panchanathan, 58, is currently the Executive Vice President of Arizona State University (ASU) and would succeed France Cordova as the Senate-confirmed position of NSF Director.

Sethuraman Panchanathan, 58, would succeed France Cordova.(National Science Foundation/ Twitter)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 02:54 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

UK confirms new fast-track visa for doctors from countries such as India

The British government has claimed that its new visa and immigration system, which would be in place post-Brexit once Britain has left the European Union (EU) next year.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had made references to such a new so-called “NHS visa” on the election campaign trail.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 05:51 AM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India

India pitches for H-1B visa holders, says movement of people deepened ties

People to people ties have been one of the defining elements of our friendship, Jaishankar told reporters at a joint news conference here with the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo along with the Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar speaks to the media after the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue at the State Department in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 08:15 AM IST
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

Indian-origin lawmakers Alok Sharma, Rishi Sunak take oath on Bhagwad Gita in UK’s House of Commons

Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords take an oath of allegiance to the crown. There is no set list of sacred texts MPs may use.

Britain's Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 05:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By

Life in UK jail for Punjab-origin murderer

Sulakhan Singh, 39, stabbed Sukhwinder Singh to death on July 2 following an argument while they were carrying out refurbishment in a property in Leicester.

Sulakhan Singh(Photo: Leicestershire police)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 06:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By

Indian-origin man killed by colleague in UK

Sulkahan Singh was found guilty in the Leicester Crown Court of murder and one count of possessing a bladed article in a public place last week

After an argument, Sulkahan Singh stabbed Sukhwinder Singh(Leicestershire police/ Sukhwinder Singh)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 07:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By

53-year-old Indian-origin man jailed for 20 years over acid attack in UK

Santokh Johal must serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars with the remainder on licence or parole, a judge ruled at Snaresbrook Crown Court this week.

A 53-year-old Indian-origin man has been jailed for 20 years by a UK court. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 08:00 AM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India

Sikh-Americans pledge to plant 100 forests in India to combat climate change

Members of EcoSikh, during its 7th Gala in Washington, pledged to combat climate change by planting Guru Nanak Sacred forests in Punjab and elsewhere in the world, a statement issued by the organisation said.

Members of EcoSikh, during its 7th Gala in Washington, pledged to combat climate change by planting Guru Nanak Sacred forests in Punjab and elsewhere in the world(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 06:24 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Indian man charged with trying to enter US on fake Slovenian passport

The inspecting officer detected inconsistencies while inspecting the traveller and his passport, and referred him to a secondary examination, the federal agency said in a statement.

A 20-year old Indian man was charged with violating US immigration law
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 09:48 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Indian businessman extradited to US admits to drug smuggling charges

Jeetendra Harish Belani, 37, of Nagpur made the admission in the Pittsburgh federal court before Chief Federal District Judge Mark Hornak on Monday, federal prosecutor Scott Brady said.

An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has admitted in a federal court that he illegally imported to the US pharmaceutical drugs. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 09:34 AM IST
New York | ByIndo Asian News Service

‘Trump impeachment matters for the world’, says Indian-American lawmaker at heart of probe

Krishnamoorthi, who was born in Delhi, is a member of a group of Indian American lawmakers in US congress that he has christened the “Samosa Caucus”, which Hindustan Times reported first in 2017.

Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Indian-descent Democratic lawmaker, says the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump is not an internal matter of the United States because the outcome will determine how governments around the world behave(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByYashwant Raj

16-year-old Indian girl in UAE dies after falling from sixth floor window: Report

Umm Al Quwain Police said the victim, who originally hails from Kerala, had been suffering from psychological problems for two months and was being treated in a clinic in Sharjah.

a 16-year-old Indian girl was killed after falling off the window of her sixth floor apartment in Umm Al Quwain. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 11:49 AM IST
UAE | ByIndo Asian News Service

In UK, Conservative Party’s poll video features PM Modi to woo Indian voters

Ahead of British general election on December 12, the Conservative party has released a video ‘Boris ko hamein jitana hai’, set to a song with lyrics in Hindi and images of Modi and the Indian high commissioner, Ruchi Ghanashyam, among others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been featuring in election campaign videos of the Conservative Party since the 2015 UK general elections.. The above is a screengrab from the latest video tweeted by Shailesh Vara, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate.(Screengrab)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By

NRI entrepreneur converts old Scotland Yard HQ into luxury UK hotel

The group had acquired the property, in the heart of London’s Whitehall area near Trafalgar Square and Downing Street, in 2015 for ₹1,025 crores and further invested ₹512 crores towards its makeover into a luxury hotel.

Two documents in the public domain – one purported to be a record of a police interview with MQM official Tariq Mir, and another involving Karachi trader Sarfaraz Anwar Merchant – claim that India provides funds to MQM.(file photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 10:22 AM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India

Indian origin man among 3 jailed for cyber fraud in UK

The police said the case focuses on a long-term cyber fraud and money laundering operation committed by a sophisticated criminal group between January 2016 and January 2019. The group used malicious software to infiltrate computers, enabling them to access the bank accounts of individuals and businesses.

Abhay Singh, 33, admitted charges of conspiracy to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property and was jailed for three years and four months.(Photo courtesy: Scotland Yard)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 07:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By

Sikh man gets £7,000 for being denied hotel job over beard in UK

Raman Sethi plans to donate the compensation money to UK-headquartered Sikh charity Khalsa Aid

Updated on Dec 05, 2019 09:21 AM IST
London | ByPress Trust of India, London

18 Indians killed in factory fire in Sudan’s Khartoum: Indian Embassy

The embassy on Wednesday issued a detailed list of Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the tragedy.

Smoke rises following a ceramics factory explosion in Khartoum, Sudan on December 3.(MOHANAD MOHAMED via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Khartoum | ByPress Trust of India

Indian-American Peter Mathews to run for Congress

According to his campaign, Mathews, if elected, will continue his life-long fight for equal treatment with human dignity for all.

A CNN television political analyst, Mathews is a professor of political science and international relations at Cypress College.(Photo Credit: Peter Mathews / Facebook)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 12:08 PM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Indian-origin man in US convicted for illegally distributing opioid pain pills

Anmol Singh Kamra of Philadelphia, a pharmacy technician, conspired with George Fisher, a physician, and Frank Brown, both charged separately, to illegally distribute thousands of oxycodone pills to people suffering from addiction.

Anmol Singh Kamra would sell drugs without a prescription and then ask Fisher to backdate a fake prescription in an attempt to cover the tracks.(Getty Images/iStockphoto / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 10:34 AM IST
New York | ByPress Trust of India

‘Duped’ Punjab youth alleges harassment in Saudi Arabia, says returning home like rebirth

Tiwari alleged that several Indian youths, mostly from Punjab, are stuck in Saudi Arabia and there is little hope of their return.

The 25-year-old alleged that a travel agent duped him into going to Saudi Arabia in 2016 with the promise of a job there.(HT File)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 01:56 AM IST
Chandigarh | ByPress Trust of India

US man surrenders for shooting Indian student dead in California

Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat was shot at by Turner outside the motel Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced dead by the police which reached the scene soon after.

Abhishek Sudesh Bhat was temporarily looking after a motel in California(Abhishek Sudesh Bhat/Facebook)
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 07:31 AM IST
Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Two Indian students killed in US hit-and-run on Thanksgiving night

Police identified them as Vybhav Gopisetty, 26, and Judy Stanley Pinheiro, 23. They were students of food science at the Tennessee State University.

The Indian consulate in Atlanta is in touch with the families of the victims.(Getty Images/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent

25-year-old Mysuru man shot dead in California motel, says family

As the legal procedure including the post mortem may take some time, the family has decided to perform the last rites in California itself.

Abhishek Sudesh Bhat was temporarily looking after a motel in California(Abhishek Sudesh Bhat/Facebook)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India
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