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 […]

New Jersey Dasara Utsav & Garba 2020

New Jersey Dasara Utsav & Garba 2020

New Jersey 2020 Dasara Navratri Utsav is celebrated in the month of October on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. Also known as Devi Navratri and Dushahra, the nine day festival is celebrated by performing puja to Goddess Durga and is concluded with Ayudha Puja and Vijaya Dasami or celebration of victory. Newark Avenue […]

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 […]

Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking

Closter, New Jersey Indian Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel (23) pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and receipt of child pornography on April 30, 2020. Pritkumar Tarunkumar Patel was arrested on November 6, 2019 and charged with possession of cyber-harassment among others. During the April 30, 2020 guilty plea proceedings in U.S. District Court in Providence, RI, Pritkumar Tarunkumar […]

Jersey City, NJ Indian Couple Found Dead in an Apparent Murder-Suicide

Nukkad, Jersey City, NJ Indian restaurant owner Garima Kothari (35) and her husband Man Mohan Mall (37) were found dead by Jersey City Police on April 26, 2020. The body of Garima Kotari was found with multiple upper body injuries by Jersey City Police at her residence on Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City around […]

NJ Indian Paresh Patel Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Investigation into MTA Bid Rigging and Fraud

Paramus, New Jersey Indian Paresh Patel (59) pleaded guilty on March 11, 2020 to obstructing a federal investigation into bid rigging and fraud in connection with contracts awarded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NY for Superstorm Sandy-related subway repairs. Paresh Patel MTA Bid Rigging Case Background Paresh Patel was a manager at MTA, NY […]

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