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 […]

NJ Indian Amish Jayant Patel Charged with Enticement, Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct With a 14-Year-Old 9th Grade Girl

A 47-year old Swedesboro, New Jersey Indian Amish Jayant Patel was arrested January 5, 2020 after he traveled to Rhode Island to allegedly engage in sexual activity with a person he believed to be a 9th grade girl. Amish Jayant Patel allegedly befriended and communicated with a person he thought to be a 14-year-old 9th […]

Jersey City, NJ Indian Sudhan Thomas Charged in Embezzlement Scheme

Sudhan Thomas (44), former executive director of Jersey City Employment and Training Program (JCETP) has been charged January 3, 2020 with embezzling JCETP funds. Sudhan Thomas (Photo Courtesy – Jersey City School Board, New Jersey) This is the second case filed against the Jersey City, NJ Indian Sudhan Thomas in less than a month. On […]

NJ Indian and Jersey City School Board President Sudhan Thomas Charged with Accepting $35,000 in Cash Bribes

Sudhan Thomas, the incumbent Jersey City School Board President, was charged December 19, 2019 with taking thousands of dollars in bribes from a cooperating witness in the form of campaign contributions. Sudhan Thomas (Photo Courtesy – Jersey City School Board, New Jersey) New Jersey Indian, Sudhan Thomas was charged with bribery along with four other […]

Two New Jersey Indians Rajendra Kankariya and Rakesh Sethi Charged with $17 Million Fraud Scheme

Two New Jersey Indians Rajendra Kankariya (61) and Rakesh Sethi (44) of Tenafly and Basking Ridge, NJ respectively have been arrested for allegedly orchestrating and participating in a fraud scheme against a bank in connection with a $17 million secured line of credit. Rajendra Kankariya and Rakesh Sethi were President and the Chief Financial Officer […]

Amish Patel Pleads Guilty to DWI Crash that Killed NJ Couple

Amish Patel (31), of Delanco, NJ pleaded guilty November 21, 2019 to causing the deaths of a married New Jersey couple (Robert Stephens, 52, and his wife Janet, 50, of Burlington Township) during a collision on the evening of January 13, 2018. Amish Patel (Photo Courtesy – Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office) The vehicular collision occurred […]

Patel Charged with Possession of Child Porn and Cyber-harassment

A 23-year old Bergen County, NJ Indian Pritkumar Patel was arrested November 6, 2019 for possession of child pornography and attempting to extort at least one of his juvenile victims for additional pornographic images. Pritkumar Patel (Photo Courtesy – New Jersey State Police) The arrest of Closter Borough, Bergen County, NJ resident Pritkumar Patel was […]

New Jersey Indian Ankur Agarwal Pleads Guilty to Hacking Scheme

Ankur Agarwal (45), of Montville, NJ pleaded guilty to a sophisticated computer hacking scheme against two New Jersey companies and stealing their data today (October 22, 2019) in Newark federal court. Details of Two Targeted Companies While the names of the two New Jersey companies targeted by Ankur Agarwal are not disclosed, here are some […]

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