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 […]

Krishnappa Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Minor Girl on NJ Flight

Indian doctor Vijaykumar Krishnappa (29) pleaded guilty November 8, 2017, to assaulting a sleeping minor girl on a United Airlines Seattle-Newark (NJ) flight. According to court documents: While on a United Airlines flight from Seattle to Newark on July 23, 2017, Krishnappa intentionally assaulted a girl who was unknown to him and seated next to […]

Minor Girl Charges Krishnappa with Groping on NJ Flight

Krishnappa Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Minor Girl 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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