New Jersey: News

23 Oct 2018

H-1B Visa

TCS among top 10 firms to get certifications for H-1B

According to data from the US Department of Labor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the only Indian company among the top 10 companies to have been awarded foreign labor certifications for H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018.

19 Oct 2018


50,000 Indians took US-citizenship in 2017; 4,000 more than 2016

Over 50,000 Indians were granted American citizenship in 2017, 4,000 more than 2016, according to the latest official report.

11 Oct 2018

Qatar Airways

World's longest non-stop flight to take off today: Details here

The world's longest flight from Singapore to New York is all set to take off on Thursday, marking the re-launch of Singapore Airlines' marathon flight service five years after they discontinued it.

18 Sep 2018

Air India

How this Air India pilot saved lives of 370 passengers

On Monday, reports surfaced detailing the nightmarish ordeal Air India pilots had to endure on September 11 when they had to battle low fuel, multiple systems failure, and bad weather to safely land a 15-hour-long flight from New Delhi to New York.

02 Sep 2018

Priyanka Chopra

Debt-ridden Paul Jonas, Priyanka Chopra's future father-in-law, files for bankruptcy

While Nick Jonas and his brothers are widely successful, their father is facing some real financial issues.

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in New Jersey

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey, the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in three weeks.

10 Aug 2018

Donald Trump

Melania's parents become US citizens using Trump's hated 'chain migration'

US President Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws became US citizens yesterday through "chain migration", a program he has repeatedly denounced, in which adult American citizens can obtain citizenship for their relatives.

01 Aug 2018

3D Printing

US: 3D-printed guns now? Thankfully, the judge blocks the release

A day back, it seemed that the floodgates of gun control were about to burst open in the US, with schematics for 3D-printed guns and supporting software slated to go public from August 1.

Radio-hosts face backlash for calling NJ's Sikh Attorney "turban man"

Two radio hosts in the US, Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, are facing severe backlash for referring to New Jersey's Sikh-American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as the "turban man."

US: Indian-origin man sold fake massage-training certificates to prostitution rings

An Indian-origin man in the US has pleaded guilty to selling fraudulent massage-therapy training certificates for several New Jersey parlors that engaged in prostitution.

27 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

US-Federal-judge orders Trump administration to reunite migrant families within 30-days

A federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction to reunite separated parents with their children taken from them under Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

27 Jun 2018

Trump Administration

US states sue Trump administration, Congress remains divided

Over a dozen US states have sued the Trump administration over its decision to implement a policy that separates children of undocumented migrants from their families.

Eminent novelist Philip Roth dies at 85 in Manhattan

Philip Roth, a prolific writer and a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at 85.

05 May 2018

H-1B Visa

US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules

A group of US outsourcing and technology companies with extensive operations in India have sued the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a recently issued policy memo which puts significant restrictions on H-1B workers.

Indian-origin ponzi schemer charged in US with $250,000 fraud

An Indian-origin man in the US has been charged with stealing more than $250,000 in a Ponzi scheme in which his friends and coworkers invested.

New Jersey city's first Sikh mayor is getting death threats

The first Sikh mayor of New Jersey's Hoboken city in the US is receiving death threats.

10 Jan 2018

Donald Trump

Indian man becomes first to lose naturalized citizenship under Trump

Baljinder Singh, an Indian-origin man who hails from New Jersey, has become the first person to lose naturalized citizenship under the Trump presidency.

04 Jan 2018


Cancer patient gets married in hospital, hours before her death

In a heartbreaking incident, a breast cancer patient got married at a Connecticut hospital on December 22, 18 hours before she died.

Indian-American student pleads guilty to hacking US university

21-year-old Indian-American student, Paras Jha has pleaded guilty to launching a massive cyber-attack on the Rutgers University's computer network through a giant botnet.

11 Dec 2017

New York City

New York: Explosion near Times Square; one detained, several injured

A pipe bomb has reportedly been detonated at the Port Authority bus terminal near New York's Times Square; several people have been injured in the explosion.

Sikh politician in the US labelled a terrorist

A Sikh mayoral candidate in the US was labelled a terrorist in defamatory flyers which were left on car windshields only days before the election.

02 Nov 2017


Terrorism charges filed against Manhattan truck attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov

US prosecutors have charged 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov for killing at least eight people by mowing them down in a pickup truck in New York.

01 Nov 2017


Reports: Manhattan truck attack suspect identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov

Unnamed officials have identified the suspect behind the Manhattan truck attack as 29-year-old Uzbek citizen Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov.

01 Sep 2017


Not just Maggi, even sindoor has dangerous levels of lead

If you thought lead was present only in Maggi and other such food products, you might want to rethink.

22 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

Trump's large family, frequent travels draining Secret Service's coffers

US President Donald Trump's large family and their frequent traveling has contributed to the financial woes of the Secret Service.

11 Aug 2017

Donald Trump

US opioid crisis: President Trump declares national emergency

Acknowledging the seriousness of the US opioid crisis, President Donald Trump has officially declared it a national emergency.

23 Jul 2017


Indians, the 5th largest investors in real estate in US

The stringent US policies regarding the Indians haven't deterred them from investing in real estates in the country.

14 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Teacher suspended for editing out Trump references from yearbook

Susan Parsons, a senior teacher at New Jersey's Wall Township High School, has reportedly been suspended after she allegedly edited out references to US President Donald Trump from the school yearbook.

24 May 2017

United Airlines

Engine fire prompts Newark Airport shutdown

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was temporarily shut down after a United Airlines aircraft's engine caught fire.

15 May 2017

Donald Trump

New Jersey governor refuses to ban child marriage

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declined to sign into law, a provision which would make New Jersey the first state to ban child marriage without exception.

03 May 2017


US Supreme Court upholds ban on "gay conversion" therapy

The US Supreme Court (SC) turned down a challenge to California's ban on "gay conversion therapy", which prohibits state-licensed practitioners from offering "therapy" to change youths' sexual orientation.

US Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam's husband challenges 'suicide'

Rev Gregory Jacobs, husband of American judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, made his first public comments, urging anybody with information to come forward.

First black woman judge in NY's highest court found dead

The body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black woman to serve on New York State's highest court, was recovered from the Hudson river in Manhattan.

07 Mar 2017


Oscars Blunder: PwC to pay a heavier price

Global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) could pay a heavier price for faux-pas at the Oscars if a court decides at a malpractice trial next week that the firm has a history of making blunders.

23 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

Donald Trump appointed Peter Navarro, a hard-liner on US-China relations to head the White House's National Trade Council, a move that may irk Beijing.

14 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi has just been inducted on President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council; Trump's transition team made this announcement a short while earlier.

14 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his new Secretary of Energy; interestingly, during his 2012 Presidential bid, Perry proposed to scrap the the U.S. Department of Energy.

13 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Trump picks Homeland Security chief

Retired Gen John Kelly has been nominated as Donald Trump's new Chief of Homeland Security; Trump said Kelly's service made him the "ideal choice" to serve as the new Homeland Security chief.

11 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

Sources said Rex Tillerson, the CEO of US oil behemoth ExxonMobil is likely to be nominated as Secretary of State under the Trump administration.

09 Dec 2016

Donald Trump

Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

Donald Trump has controversially appointed Oklahoma Attorney General and staunch climate change critic Scott Pritt to head the US Environment Protection Agency.