Indian-origin engineer charged in $10mn US COVID-19 relief fraud

Arul Louis – An Indian-origin engineer has been charged by prosecutors with making fraudulent applications for over $10 million loans under the US COVID-19 relief program. Shashank Rai “fraudulently pursued millions of dollars in loans intended for legitimate small businesses suffering the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic”, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said on […]

Wildcatters’ Welcome Awaits Modi

Partha Chakraborty-   Just before entering Houston by road from Los Angeles on I-10, there is Wildcatter Saloon. Its Texas-sized grounds house a bar, an open air music venue and enough parking space to make biker gangs happy. Reformatted to a neighborhood spot around 2012, Wildcatter Saloon has seen several reincarnations. Wildcatter Saloon symbolizes grit […]

SAALT argues for force-fed asylum-seekers

Ritu Jha – A group advocating for the civil rights of South Asians expressed disquiet over about Indian and Cuban detainees at the El Paso, Texas detention processing center being force-fed in the midst of a hunger strike. But immigration officials said they adhered to strict privacy policies. South Asian Americans Leading Together pointed out […]