NJ Indian Community Events

NJ Indian Community Events

New Jersey is home to a vibrant Indian community. Classical and Bollywood music events, 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 […]

Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel Sentenced to Prison for Cyberstalking

Closter, New Jersey Indian Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel (24) is sentenced to 90-months in federal prison on January 5, 2021 on charges of cyberstalking and receipt of child pornography. Pritkumar Patel (Photo Courtesy – New Jersey State Police) Besides the seven and half years of prison term, the other sentencing terms against Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel include: […]

Five New Jersey Indian Real Estate Agents Arrested on Charges of Money Laundering, Theft and Forgery

Five New Jersey Indian real estate agents Chander Singh, Sooruj Paul Singh, Savitree Joyce Singh, Subhas Brian Singh and Chandrika Basil Singh are arrested by North Bergen County prosecutors office on November 10, 2020 on charges of money laundering, theft and forgery. Here are the details of five arrested New Jersey Indian real estate agents: […]

Jersey City, NJ Indian Sudhan Thomas Indicted for Embezzlement, Money Laundering and Fraud

Sudhan Thomas (45), former Jersey City Board of Education President and acting executive director of Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) has been indicted on November 2, 2020 for embezzlement, money laundering, and fraud in connection with multiple criminal schemes. Sudhan Thomas (Photo Courtesy – Jersey City School Board, New Jersey) The indictment against […]

Eleven Indian Students Among the 15 Arrested for OPT Related Fraud

Eleven Indian students are among the 15 arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for claiming to be employed by companies that don’t exist as part of an ongoing enforcement operation. The ongoing law enforcement operation dubbed Operation OPTical Illusion targets nonimmigrant students for fraudulently using the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program to remain […]

Rajendra Kankariya Pleads Guilty to $17 Million Bank Fraud Scheme

Tenafly, New Jersey Indian Rajendra Kankariya (61) pleaded guilty September 15, 20 to orchestrating and participating in a fraud scheme against a bank in connection with a $17 million secured line of credit. Rajendra Kankariya was President of a now defunct New Jersey-based marble and granite wholesale company Lotus Exim International Inc. According to the […]

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