Virginia: News

23 Apr 2024


Books with compelling narratives about humans and nature

Nature writing has the unique ability to transport readers into the great outdoors, offering insights into the beauty and complexity of the natural world.

US: 41-year-old Indian-origin executive attacked on street last week dies

An Indian-origin executive, Vivek Chander Taneja, lost his life in Washington, United States (US), days after being injured in an assault outside a Japanese restaurant.

Indian-origin couple convicted for luring cousin to US, abusing him

A Virginia-based Indian American couple, Harmanpreet Singh (30) and Kulbir Kaur (43) were found guilty of forcing their cousin into labor at their gas station and convenience store in the United States.

18 Dec 2023


Thrift store vase bought for $4 sells for over $100K

Jessica Vincent, a resident of Virginia, USA, stumbled upon a hidden treasure when she bought a glass vase for just $3.99 at a Goodwill store in Hanover County.

2 killed in Virginia mass shooting, US's 279th this year

Two people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Richmond, Virginia, United States (US), on Tuesday, reported Reuters.

US: 3 killed, 2 injured in Virginia University shooting

A student allegedly opened fire on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, US, leaving three people dead and two injured late Sunday, the university police said.

30 Jul 2022


US: 16 killed as torrential rains flood eastern Kentucky

The number of deaths in the United States' (US) eastern Kentucky state increased to at least 16 as "epic" torrential rains ripped down homes, wiped out highways, and drove rivers over their banks, state officials said, warning that more deaths were likely.

26 Feb 2021


Johnny Depp's defamation case hearing against Amber Heard delayed again

The defamation case slapped by Johnny Depp against Amber Heard got a new date.

US: Indian national arrested for $21 million H-1B visa fraud

An Indian national has been arrested in the United States for committing a $21 million visa fraud.

13 Mar 2020

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning ordered free from prison; fined $256,000

Former United States Army soldier Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Thursday on the orders of a federal court in Virginia.

08 Nov 2019

Space News

Dozen red wine bottles launched into space; here's why

Last week, a dozen bottles of red wine were blasted off from a NASA launchpad in Virginia. The Bordeaux wines have already made their way to the International Space Station (ISS).

29 Jun 2019


US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

23 Jan 2019


Now, robots deliver pizza and coffee to students: Details here

Robotics is the future, and Starship Technologies is leveraging it for the benefit of students.

American-firm to pay $100,000 to settle Indian-origin employee's discrimination lawsuit

An American firm will pay $100,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an Indian-origin employee who was fired for seeking a transfer to care for his differently-abled son.

24 Jun 2018


Trump's spokeswoman booted out of eatery, restaurant explains why

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was, on Saturday, asked to leave a Virginia restaurant because she works with Donald Trump.

15 Oct 2017


Virginia State University shooting: Campus on lockdown; one injured

Virginia State University is on lockdown following a shooting on the campus at 8:25pm (local time).

09 Oct 2017

Russia News

White nationalists return to Charlottesville, chant "Russia is our friend"

White supremacists became the subject of national scorn in the US after one woman was killed in violent clashes between right-wing supporters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

26 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Now report hate crime through the new civil rights app

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) launched a new app that supports civil rights and counters the alarming surge in hate crimes.

26 Jun 2017


#ModiInUSA: PM says surgical strikes prove Indian can defend itself

PM Narendra Modi, who was attending a reception by the Indian-American community in Virginia, said India has successfully explained the threat of terrorism to the world.