Indian American ex-Pfizer employee convicted of insider trading in New Jersey

An Indian American former Pfizer employee in New Jersey has been convicted of insider trading after he stole information from his employer and used it to reap illicit profits in the stock market. Amit Dagar, 44, who assisted in managing the data analysis in certain clinical drug trials at Pfizer, was found guilty following a two-week trial last week, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced.

FBI offers $10K reward for info on Indian student who went missing in New Jersey 4 years ago

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information about a 29-year-old Indian student who went missing from New Jersey over four years ago. Mayushi Bhagat was last seen leaving her apartment in Jersey City on the evening of April 29, 2019, wearing “colourful pyjama pants and a black T-shirt”. She is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build with black hair and brown eyes.

Largest Hindu Temple outside India opens its doors for public in New Jersey

The largest Hindu temple in the US opened its doors on Sunday in New Jersey. The temple in Robbinsville city is said to be the largest Hindu temple outside India in the modern era. Thousands of miles away from India stands this majestic Mahamandir (grand temple) that is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan, a Hindu spiritual leader of the 19th century and was inspired by his 5th spiritual successor Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

Indian-origin family of 4 found dead in New Jersey in suspected murder-suicide

An Indian-origin family of four has been found dead in New Jersey in what officials suspect to be a case of murder-suicide, police said. 
Police in Plainsboro who went to their home on Wednesday evening responding to a request to check on their welfare found them dead, County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. She identified the dead as Tej Pratap Singh, 43, Sonal Parihar, 42, their 10-year-old son and six-year-old daughter.

Two Indians get 41 months in jail for defrauding elderly victims

Two Indian nationals were each sentenced to 41 months in prison for their roles in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud by accepting illegally obtained $1.2 million in wire transfers from victims across the US. Arushobike Mitra, 29, and Garbita Mitra, 25, had pleaded guilty before US District Judge Esther Salas in New Jersey to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, US Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

A standoff between a brash Vivek Ramaswamy and a circumspect Nikki Haley in first Republican primary debate

By Mayank Chhaya- It is remarkable that 25 percent presence in the first Republican presidential primary out of eight on Wednesday night will be constituted by two candidates of Indian descent—former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. Add to that the fact that at about 4.4 million Indian Americans constitute barely 1.35 […]

Donald Trump indicted in classified documents case

Former US President Donald Trump has been indicted with multiple federal criminal charges in connection with his handling of classified documents from his presidency. Trump, who became the first former President in US history to face federal criminal charges, announced his indictment in a post on his social media platform Truth Social on Thursday.

Indian-origin New York man denied bail in car crash killing 2 teens

An appeals court in Brooklyn, New York has unanimously rejected the bail plea of an Indian-origin driver who allegedly slammed his truck into a car killing two 14 year-old boys on the spot and injuring two others last month in New York. Prosecutors at a Brooklyn appeals court said new evidence showed that defendant Amandeep Singh, 34, was driving almost 100 mph while drunk and high on cocaine at the time of the accident.