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 Ganesh Utsav 2018

New Jersey Ganesh Utsav 2018

Come September, Newark Avenue/Journal Square in Jersey City and Woodbridge Center Mall in Central NJ would become the center of attraction for New Jersey Desis. Like their fellow Indians, NJ Desis believe that once you surrender to Ganesh and prostrate at his feet, good things start raining and all obstacles including H1-B Visa, Green Card […]

Middlesex County, NJ Indian Arrested

An unnamed Middlesex County, NJ Indian is among 37 criminal aliens arrested by the Newark (NJ) office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations during the five day “Public Safety” operation from July 9-13, 2018. Besides the Indian national, the arrested individuals include nationals of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, […]

Jersey City India Day 2018 Celebrations

Jersey City India Day 2018 Celebrations

The annual Indian Independence Day celebrations in Jersey City this year are scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018. The 2018 India Day celebrations will be held four days prior to the actual date of Indian Independence Day. India received independence from British colonial rule exactly 71 years back on August 15, 1947. 2018 Jersey City […]

Parmar, Zaharis and Chivukula Charged in $300 Million Investment Fraud

Parmjit “Paul” Parmar (48), Sotirios “Sam” Zaharis (51) and Ravi Chivukula (44) of Colts Neck, Weehawken and Freehold, New Jersey respectively were charged May 16, 2018 in an elaborate $300 million investment fraud scheme. According to the New Jersey District Attorney’s Office, Parmar, Zaharis and Chivukula who were former CEO and CFO and executive director […]

Sat Verma (Iselin, NJ) Gets Prison Time for Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy

Iselin, NJ resident Sat Verma (65) was sentenced to one year in prison January 30, 2018 in $200 Million international credit card fraud conspiracy. Sat Verma previously pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of access device fraud. According to documents filed and statements made in court: Verma was originally charged in […]

Krishnappa Gets Prison Time for Assaulting Minor Girl on NJ Flight

Indian doctor Vijaykumar Krishnappa (29) was sentenced to 90 days in prison January 5, 2018, for 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 […]

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 […]

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