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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hiral Patel Pleads Guilty in H1B Visa Fraud Scheme

Hiral Patel (34), HR Manager for SCM Data Inc. and MMC Systems Inc. pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging her with conspiracy to obstruct justice related to a H1B visa fraud scheme. According to the court documents: SCM Data Inc. and MMC Systems Inc. […]

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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