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 […]

Minor Girl Charges Krishnappa with Groping on NJ Flight

A 16-year-old girl has alleged that her co-passenger Vijaykumar Krishnappa groped her on a United Airlines Seattle-Newark (NJ) flight on July 23, 2017. Following the young girl’s complaint, 28-year-old Krishnappa was arrested by FBI agents on July 23, 2017. FBI Complaint Here’s an excerpt from the FBI’s criminal complaint of July 24, 2017: “Some time […]

Jersey City India Day 2017 Celebrations

Jersey City India Day 2017 Celebrations

The annual Indian Independence Day celebrations in Jersey City this year are scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017. The 2017 celebrations will be held three days prior to the actual date of Indian Independence Day. India received independence from British colonial rule exactly 70 years back on August 15, 1947. 2017 Jersey City India Day […]

New Jersey Ganesh Utsav 2017

New Jersey Ganesh Utsav 2017

Come August 25, Woodbridge Center Mall in Central NJ would become the center of attraction for New Jersey Desis. The 2017 Ganesh Utsav is celebrated in Woodbridge, NJ from August 25, 2017 to August 29, 2017. Also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaviti, Ganesh Utsav Festival is popular among all Desis from North, South, […]

Tejas Patel had Child Porn on Work PC, Say NJ Cops

Tejas Patel had Child Porn on Work PC, Say NJ Cops

New Jersey desi Tejas Patel (36) of North Bergen has been arrested by the Fairfield Police Department on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for third-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child. Patel’s arrest followed a year-long investigation and examination of his work computer by law enforcement authorities following a tip from his then employer Command […]

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 […]

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