NJ Indian Community Events

NJ Indian Community Events

New Jersey is home to a vibrant Indian community. Classical and Bollywood music programs, temple functions like Makara Sankranti, Ugadi, Sri Rama Navami, Holi, Holika Dahan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dasara, Mandala Puja and Diwali, New Year other Indian festival celebrations and a host of cultural events are organized frequently by various community groups or Hindu temples […]

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

New Jersey desis are finding it tough to land a job. The state’s economy is still in the doldrums and small businesses like restaurants, liquor stores, catering services, check cashing businesses and coffee shops are feeling the squeeze. Small businesses in New Jersey are also closing at an alarming rate. But if New Jersey Indians […]

Patel Makes it to FBI Most Wanted List

Patel Makes it to FBI Most Wanted List

History of an unsavory kind was made Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in America when 27-year-old Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel made it to the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. Bhadreshkumar Patel is wanted by the FBI for allegedly killing his wife Palak Patel on April 12, 2015, by striking her multiple times with an object while […]

NJ Desi Girl Wins Top Science Prize

NJ Desi Girl Wins Top Science Prize

New Jersey desis taking the top honors in academic competitions is hardly news these days. Still, one must note the stupendous achievement of 17-year-old Indrani Das of Oradell (NJ) in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition on March 14, 2017. Indrani won the top award of a quarter-million dollars for her study of a possible […]

Patel & Mehta Get Prison Time for Smuggling Indian Nationals

Indian nationals Nileshkumar Patel (42) and Harsad Mehta (67) were each sentenced to 17 months in prison today for their role in illegally transporting two Indians into the United States via commercial airline flights. Patel and Mehta previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to separate superseding informations charging them each with […]

Vikas Mehta Indicted on Theft and First-Degree Money Laundering

Vikas Mehta Indicted on Theft and First-Degree Money Laundering

Vikas Mehta, an Indian origin hotel manager from Cliffside Park, NJ was indicted March 9, 2017 for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from his employer. The grandjury indictment against Vikas Mehta (43) included charges of theft, first-degree money laundering, identity theft, theft by unlawful taking, and forgery for allegedly stealing four checks in amounts […]

Trupal Patel Found Dead

Trupal Patel Found Dead

Trupal Patel (29) of Brick, NJ was found dead in Shark River Park off Gully Road in Wall Township on February 22, 2017. The body of Trupal Patel was discovered along the side of Gully Road by a Monmouth County Park Ranger. Trupal Patel A murder investigation has been launched by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s […]

Kunam Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Sleeping Woman on Flight

Visakhapatnam (India) resident Veerabhadrarao Kunam (58) pleaded guilty February 16, 2017, to assaulting a sleeping woman on a Newark, NJ bound Virgin America redeye flight. According to court documents: Kunam was seated next to a woman who occupied a middle seat on a Virgin America redeye flight from Los Angeles to Newark on July 29 […]

Patel, Mehta Plead Guilty to Smuggling Indian Nationals

Indian nationals Nileshkumar Patel (42) and Harsad Mehta (68) pleaded guilty today in Newark for their role in illegally transporting two Indians into the United States via commercial airline flights. Patel and Mehta were each charged with one count of conspiracy to smuggle foreign nationals into the United States for commercial advantage and private financial […]

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