NJ Indian Community Events

NJ Indian Community Events

Fireworks for Diwali: Festival of Lights 2018 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 […]

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

Jobs for New Jersey Indians

Fireworks for Diwali: Festival of Lights 2018 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 […]

New Jersey Dasara Utsav & Garba 2018

New Jersey Dasara Utsav & Garba 2018

New Jersey 2018 Dasara Navratri Utsav is celebrated in the month of October on Newark Avenue in Jersey City as well as in Edison, 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 […]

Iselin, Middlesex County NJ Indian Arrested for Citizenship Fraud

Iselin, Middlesex County NJ Indian Pal Singh, aka “Surinder Singh,” aka “Harpal Singh,” (66) was arrested August 16, 2018 for allegedly trying to fraudulently obtain citizenship. Pal Singh, aka “Surinder Singh,” aka “Harpal Singh,” was charged with one count of naturalization fraud and one count of making false statements under oath in connection with naturalization […]

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

Fireworks for Diwali: Festival of Lights 2018 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 […]

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 […]

Sowrabh Sharma Pleads Guilty to H1-B Visa Fraud and Tax Crimes

Sowrabh Sharma Pleads Guilty to H1-B Visa Fraud and Tax Crimes

Sowrabh Sharma (33), owner of IT Staffing companies SCM Data Inc. and MMC Systems Inc. pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court for using phony documents to fraudulently obtain H1-B visas for foreign workers and submitting false tax returns. According to U.S. Attorney Carpenito: “For years, Sharma and others […]

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 […]

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