Lighting of fireworks has been banned in the country since 1972. The four were involved in three separate incidents -- illegal fireworks in the housing estates of Yishun, Bukit Batok West and Joo Seng Road on Tuesday, the day Singaporeans celebrated Diwali or deepavali. The four are accused of discharging dangerous fireworks on Diwali.
Indian ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna and deputy secretary of state John Sullivan were chief guests at the Diwali celebrations held at Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department. Around 200 guests, including officials of the State Department and the Indian Embassy, attended the celebrations.
Palvinder and Pritpal Binning, both in their mid-50s, were arrested by the UK's labour abuse authority earlier this week in Chilworth, on southern coast of England. The authorities acted after a frail Polish man told staff at a walk-in healthcare centre in Southampton that he had been forced to work in exchange for food, which comes under modern-day slavery charges.
Kishore Kumar Kavuru was arrested on Friday and produced before the US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen. He was later released on bond. Kavuru has been charged with 10 counts of visa fraud and as many counts of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to maintain a pool of foreign workers for the clients of his consulting companies.
An Indian-origin man has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a series of cyberattacks on the computer network of a leading US university. Paras Jha, 22, of New Jersey had previously pleaded guilty before US District Judge Michael Shipp to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, fell to their deaths from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. The married couple were software engineers and used to chronicle their travels in a blog called 'Holidays and HappilyEverAfters'. Rangers recovered their bodies on the steep terrain on Thursday below Taft Point, a popular tourist spot in the valley.
Neil Chatterjee has been appointed as the new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by US President Donald Trump. He is an avid supporter of subsidizing ageing coal and nuclear power plants. Chatterjee is a Republican from coal-producing Kentucky and was a FERC commissioner.
Three Indian-Americans have been named in the Time magazine's 2018 list of the 50 most influential people whose work is transforming healthcare in the US. The three Indian-Americans included in the list are Divya Nag, Dr Raj Panjabi and Atul Gawande. To put together the list, Time's team of health editors and reporters nominated people
Indian-American cardiologist and entrepreneur has invested $60 million in a medical company that will support clinical trial on cardiac devices to replace stent. Dr Kiran Patel's investment is for the Concept Medical Inc, a Florida-based medical device company's Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for the world's first sirolimus-coated balloon.
The university's Engineering Research Building will be named after Durga D and Shushila Agrawal who made a sizable donation to the college, the varsity's Indian- American president Renu Khator said. The $51 million building, which opened in 2017, already has a floor named after the couple.
US President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate a top Indian American nuclear expert Rita Baranwal to be an assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy) at the Department of Energy. Baranwal currently serves as the Director of the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)initiative.
Prominent religious leaders of diverse faith, including Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian and Jewish, from around the world would sign the document at a major summit to be held at the Peace Palace in June 2020, an official statement said.
Indian-American Bimal Patel, from Georgia, has been nominated to be an assistant secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Patel earned his BA from Stanford University.
The scam involved call centre operators who called potential victims while impersonating officials from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or individuals offering payday loans, US Attorney Byung J Pak said. Seven Indians and five call centres based in Ahmedabad have been charged for their alleged involvement.
Wheeler, a respected human rights lawyer, is the daughter of former BBC journalist Charles Wheeler and his second wife Dip Singh. Johnson has often made reference to his wife's Indian roots to categorise himself as the son-in-law of India. During his term as London Mayor in 2013, he branded himself the "first and only mayor of London with real live relatives in India".