President Joe Biden’s administration’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Texas over SB 4, a controversial immigration law that makes entering the state illegally a crime — one of the toughest such laws passed in the country’s history to curb illegal immigration.
Six members of an Indian-origin family were killed in Texas when their minivan was struck head-on by a pickup truck driven by a teenager that veered to the wrong side of the highway. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said that in the crash on Wednesday, one person in the minivan survived as did the teenager and a companion in the other vehicle that crossed over in a no-overtaking zone, media reported.
A 54-year-old Indian-origin man and six other co-conspirators have been sentenced to prison for their role in a multimillion-dollar Covid-19 relief fraud and misusing public funds to buy houses and expensive cars like Lamborghini and Porsche during pandemic. Pardeep Basra was sentenced this week to three years and five months in prison after he pled guilty to his role in “one of the largest” Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) fraud ring led by Amir Aqeel.
Two Indian-origin men from Texas have pleaded guilty to their role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and launder millions of dollars in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that the Small Business Administration guaranteed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
President Joe Biden has announced new actions to protect communities from extreme heat. Biden on Thursday directed the Department of Labor to issue first-ever hazard alert for heat and announced new investments to protect communities.
Amid a scorching heat wave, the US National Weather Service (NWS) has issued heat alerts for 40 million Americans across at least a dozen states, from Montana to Texas and Florida. Scorching temperatures will linger in the US Southwest while intensifying in the Midwest this week, Xinhua news agency quoted the NWS update issued on Monday as saying.
Fourteen people, mostly of Indian-origin, have been charged for allegedly bilking a Covid-era financial program, and numerous financial institutions out of more than $53 million in loan proceeds. The defendants were arrested last week in Texas, California, and Oklahoma in one of the largest cases investigated by the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) Fraud Task Force to date, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas announced.
Indian American Taral Patel, a former Biden-Harris presidential appointee, has announced his candidacy to serve as Fort Bend County Commissioner for Precinct 3 in Texas. Patel, a 29-year-old former chief of staff to Fort Bend County Judge K.P. George, will run as a Democrat for the seat held by longtime Republican Commissioner Andy Meyers.
An Indian American mother was left heartbroken after she found the body of her missing 16 year-old daughter at the bottom of a cliff in Texas after using a cell phone tracking app. When Siri Reddy did not show up at the pick up time, her mother headed to the Keystone School in San Antonio on May 4 afternoon but the high school junior was nowhere to be found.
Protestors gathered outside the residence of Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington on Tuesday following the arrest of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
The mortal remains of Indian citizen Aishwarya Thatikonda, who was among the victims in the Allen, Texas shootout, will be sent to India soon and assistance will be provided to her family. Thatikonda was among the nine people killed when a gun-wielding man opened fire at shoppers outside a mall in the Dallas area in the US last Saturday.
Indian-origin engineer Aishwarya Thatikonda was among the nine people killed when a gun-wielding man opened fire at shoppers outside a mall in Dallas area in the US on Saturday.
The Indian-origin stepfather of a six-year-old boy, who is feared dead, stole $10,000 from a convenience store company in Texas where he worked, before fleeing to India with his wife and six other children, police said.
After slamming OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Elon Musk is now working on “TruthGPT,” a ChatGPT alternative that will act as a “maximum truth-seeking AI.”
In an interview with Fox News, Musk said that an alternative approach to AI creation is needed to “avoid the destruction of humanity”.
As an Indian growing up in America, Darshana Patel who recently announced her bid to run for the California State Assembly District 76, was called a “pagan, greasy Indian”, and was asked to “go back home”.
Indian American Harmeet Dhillon, who is mounting an insurgent campaign against the party’s leadership, is picking up support in her bid to head the party at a pivotal moment when former President Donald Trump’s future hangs in the balance.
University of Houston Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering Ganesh Thakur, an Indian American, has been elected as the next vice president, and eventual president, of the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology (TAMEST). The organization brings together the state’s “best and brightest” scientists and researchers to foster collaboration and advance research, innovation and business in Texas.
The Indian community was left in a state of shock after burglars broke into a Hindu temple in the US state of Texas and stole its donation box, the media reported. The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating the burglary at Shri Omkarnath Temple located in Brazos Valley, Texas, which took place on January 11.
More than 200 people held a candlelight vigil in McKinney, Texas, in the memory of a nine-year-old Indian American boy who was allegedly stabbed to death by his father last week.
An Indian American man from Texas faces capital murder charges for allegedly stabbing his nine-year-old son to death, police said. Subramanian Ponnazhakan, 39, of McKinney, is in police custody at a hospital for “self-inflicted wounds” and his bail has been set at $1 million, the McKinney Police Department said in a statement on Sunday.
Amidst growing concerns over illegal immigrants risking all to get into the US and close on the heels of an incident at the US-Mexico border where Brijkumar Yadav from Gujarat fell to his death while trying to scale the “Trump Wall” to enter illegally into America, his wife too was injured in the incident, the US government announced new measures to crack down on illegal immigration.