NRI - The Times of India
Three Indian-Americans are among six people convicted for their role in a two-year multi-million dollar money-laundering scheme. All the three were convicted of a money laundering conspiracy following a five-week jury trial. The US currency was moved by couriers via cars, commercial buses, commercial planes and also a private plane. The money arrived in plastic bags, cloth bags, suitcases, backpacks and even cereal boxes.
Chahat Sekhon is serving as an Economist in finance department of Scottish government. Just after she earned a degree in M.Sc. economics and finance from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2018, Chahat appeared in the civil services exams of UK. Chahat’s father Kiranjeet Singh Sekhon an advocate, said, “She is a first girl from Punjab to join the civil services in UK.
Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator and Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, the two 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, on Tuesday announced tour of four States which will hold the Democratic primaries early next year. While Harris would travel to South Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada later this month, Tulsi Gabbard would be in Iowa and Chicago this month.
Yadvinder Singh Bhamba pleaded guilty last month to one count of conspiracy and 15 counts of smuggling aliens to the US for profit before US magistrate judge Sivia Carreno-Coll of the district of Puerto Rico. Individuals paid between $30,000 and $85,000 to be smuggled from India to the United States and from at least 2013 to 2016
A group of Indian-origin South African nationals who attended the Republic Day were moved after seeing Railway's tableau themed on transformation of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to Mahatma. Yashika Singh, who hails from KwaZulu-Natal Province, said the Pietermaritzburg train incident depicted in the tableau 'Mohan to Mahatma' touched many emotional chords.
In the current 116th Congress, Indian-American Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna,has joined three influential committees -- Oversight and Reform, Armed Services and Budget. The 42-year-old Congressman, who represents Silicon valley, has also joined the House Armed Services subcommittees on Intelligence and Emerging Threat and Strategic Forces.
Singaporean M Krishnan allegedly killed 40-year-old Mallika Begum Rahamansa Abdul Rahman in the apartment in northern housing estate of Woodlands late Wednesday night, revealed a court document. Police said that the two knew each other and were understood to be in a relationship. Both had frequent quarrels, Today, an online portal, reported.
Raja Krishnamoorthy the first South Asian to serve in Congressional committee on intelligence, a powerful body tasked to strengthen US national security. He was born into a Tamil-speaking family in New Delh which moved to New York when he was three months old. He did bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Princeton University and attended Harvard Law School.
Rita Baranwal has been nominated for the post of assistant secretary of energy (nuclear energy), Aditya Bamzai for a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant secretary of the treasury. So far, Trump has nominated or appointed more than three dozen Indian Americans in key positions.