Indian national in Pennsylvania convicted of visa fraud by staging store robbery

A 33-year-old Indian national in Pennsylvania has been convicted of multiple counts related to visa fraud and conspiracy, following a three-day jury trial. Vinaykumar Patel was the manager of the Fuel-On convenience store in Lock Haven city, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Three other Indians were also tried for the crime.

Pennsylvania Sikh priest arrested for alleged sexual assault of 5-year-old

The 64-year-old lead priest at a Sikh temple in Pennsylvania has been arrested for allegedly sexually-assaulting a girl when she was five-year-old by “inappropriately touching” her for at least seven years, a local media report said. Balwinder Singh of Drexel Hill in Delaware County was recently charged with unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children — all felonies, Delaware-based Daily Times newspaper reported.

Six Indian Americans win 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships

Six Indian Americans are among a diverse group of 171 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists across 48 fields who have been chosen out of almost 2,500 applicants for the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowships. Scholars Animashree Anandkumar, Venkatesan Guruswami, Abraham Verghese, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Prineha Narang and Leela Prasad (South & Southeast Asian Studies) were selected on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Indian-origin father of three dies after being hit by car in Pennsylvania

A 39 year-old Indian-origin father of three, who had gone to pick up insulin and Pokemon cards for his children from a convenience store in the US, died after being hit by a car. Pritesh Patel, a resident of Dauphin County in Pennsylvania, was crossing a road after leaving a convenience store at the Mushroom Hill Road when an eastbound vehicle hit him around on January 27, Penn Live reported.

As Republicans inch closer to retaking the house, Trump’s ally Rupert Murdoch decides to dump him

Even as the Republicans won 210 seats and appear set to retake the House of Representatives against the Democrats reduced count, Donald Trump’s close ally and right-wing billionaire Rupert Murdoch, who controls several media outlets, including Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, is asking the GOP to move on from him following the disappointing performance of the ex-President’s handpicked candidates.

Mid-Term Polls: The number of Indian Americans in US House of Representatives may grow to 5

The number of Indian Americans in the US House of Representatives may well go up to five after the results are out for the mid-term polls scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 8. Pollsters and political pundits have forecast that four incumbents of the Democratic Party – Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ro Khanna, and Pramila Jayapal – are likely to be re-elected.