Authorities in South Plainfield, New Jersey have revealed that Om Brahmbhatt, the 23-year-old Indian student arrested for allegedly killing three family members on Monday, November 27, shot his grandparents (both aged 72) in their sleep. The local police said that he had purchased the gun online.
Indian American Vin Gopal has been elected as New Jersey state senator for a third time in a row, beating his Republican challenger in the US state’s 11th Congressional district. With a total of 32,772 votes, 38-year-old Gopal garnered 58 per cent of the vote over Steve Dnistrian, thus keeping a key swing seat under Democratic Party control.
Two Indians have been charged for their role in distributing fentanyl and laundering drug proceeds with the help of a New Jersey-based middleman who pleaded guilty before a District Court in Southern Illinois. Moises A. Sanabria (32) admitted on Tuesday that he acted as a middleman between an India-based pharmaceutical distribution company and customers in the US.
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.
The South Brunswick Township Council has declared October 2023 as the Hindu Heritage Month. The resolution for Hindu Heritage Month adopted by the council acknowledges the contributions made by people of Hindu heritage and seeks to increase understanding and appreciation of the Hindu-American community in South Brunswick.
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.
Mexican-Indian high school student, UmaSofia Srivastava from New Jersey has been crowned Miss Teen USA 2023, which saw participation from over 50 young women from across the country, in a live-streamed contest in Nevada state. The 16-year-old high school Junior at the Academy of St Elizabeth had become the first Mexican-Indian Miss New Jersey Teen USA earlier this year.
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.
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 […]