Indian Origin People

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Different ways in which one can acquire citizenship in India

07 Jan 2020

Different ways in which one can acquire citizenship in India

Citizenship is nothing but the position or status granted to an individual of being a member/citizen of a particular country.

Five successful Indian-origin CEOs in Silicon Valley to know about

03 Jan 2020

Five successful Indian-origin CEOs in Silicon Valley to know about

Indians have been making a mark in the global tech space for many decades, playing an important role in the industry and contributing in various ways.

This Indian-origin inventor has more patents than Thomas Edison

11 Sep 2019

This Indian-origin inventor has more patents than Thomas Edison

Often accredited for bringing us the light bulb, Thomas Edison is among the most celebrated inventors.

Indian-origin doctor, who won Miss England, once faced racial bullying

02 Aug 2019

Indian-origin doctor, who won Miss England, once faced racial bullying

While models often get stereotyped as stupid, Bhasha Mukherjee, the 23-year-old who was crowned Miss England on Thursday, is living proof that they aren't.

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

22 Feb 2019

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

A 70-year-old man of Indian-origin, Hardev Panesar, living in the US, has admitted to running a multi-million dollar immigration scam that is said to have duped over a 100 people.

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

09 Jan 2019

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

In an encouraging news, the Hindu community has turned out to be the most educated among 30 religious groups in the United States, according to 2014 Religious Landscape Study by Pew Research Center.

US: Indian-origin man wins lottery, will donate to underprivileged children

15 Dec 2018

US: Indian-origin man wins lottery, will donate to underprivileged children

In a touching incident, an Indian-origin man in Florida, United States, who recently won a lottery of $14.5 million (Rs. 104.4 crore), has decided to use the amount to help the underprivileged children in India.

UK: Gay Indian-origin man murdered wife to be with boyfriend

05 Dec 2018

UK: Gay Indian-origin man murdered wife to be with boyfriend

An Indian-origin man, Mitesh Patel, has been convicted of murdering his Indian-origin wife, Jessica Patel, at their Middlesbrough residence in UK.

Singapore: Indian-origin man sentenced to prison for molesting a woman

04 Dec 2018

Singapore: Indian-origin man sentenced to prison for molesting a woman

On Tuesday, a Singapore court sentenced an Indian-origin man to 10 weeks in prison for molesting a woman on a bus.

#DesiStyle: Canadian jewelry store's employees fight burglars using swords

24 Nov 2018

#DesiStyle: Canadian jewelry store's employees fight burglars using swords

Attempting to rob a jewelry store is not an easy job. It requires tons of planning, equipment, and strategy.

Indian ex-Tesla employee charged for embezzling $9.3mn, identity theft

13 Nov 2018

Indian ex-Tesla employee charged for embezzling $9.3mn, identity theft

A 32-year-old Indian man, a former employee of American electric car manufacturer Tesla, has been charged for allegedly stealing $9.3mn from the company by falsifying financial documents.

Indian sentenced for cyberattacks on US university, to pay $8.6mn

31 Oct 2018

Indian sentenced for cyberattacks on US university, to pay $8.6mn

An Indian-origin man has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in restitution and serve six months of home incarceration for launching a series of cyber attacks including creating click fraud botnets, infecting hundreds of thousands of devices with malicious software on the computer network of a leading US university.

Indo-American couple honored for their humanitarian work in India

31 Oct 2018

Indo-American couple honored for their humanitarian work in India

An Indo-American couple has been honored in the US for making significant contributions to the areas of literacy, education, and healthcare in India.

Travel-junkie Indian couple dies falling 800ft in California's Yosemite Park

30 Oct 2018

Travel-junkie Indian couple dies falling 800ft in California's Yosemite Park

In a tragic incident, an Indian couple died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California's Yosemite National Park last week.

Singapore: Indian national faces 2-5 years jail-term, caning for extortion

03 Oct 2018

Singapore: Indian national faces 2-5 years jail-term, caning for extortion

A court in Singapore charged a 35-year-old Indian national who tried to extort half-a-million Singapore dollars from a bank.

India-born woman student to get 'Young Scholar' award in US

11 Sep 2018

India-born woman student to get 'Young Scholar' award in US

Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, an India-born woman scholar in the US, has been chosen for a prestigious award for her work to help detect potentially life-threatening health issues using smartphones.

US: Indian-origin people among 15 indicted in massive call-center scam

08 Sep 2018

US: Indian-origin people among 15 indicted in massive call-center scam

As many as 15 people, including Indian-origin, and five India-based businesses were indicted yesterday in the multimillion-dollar call center scam which defrauded thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.

UK: Angry woman gets Indian-origin boyfriend arrested for drunk driving

28 Aug 2018

UK: Angry woman gets Indian-origin boyfriend arrested for drunk driving

An Indian-origin man in the UK has been fined and banned from driving for 17 months after his angry girlfriend called the police for drunk driving.

South Africa: Indian-origin-man kills cousin during argument over TV remote

18 Aug 2018

South Africa: Indian-origin-man kills cousin during argument over TV remote

A South African Indian-origin man has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting dead his cousin during a heated argument over a TV remote control.

US: Indian man convicted of sexually-assaulting woman sleeping on flight

17 Aug 2018

US: Indian man convicted of sexually-assaulting woman sleeping on flight

A 35-year-old Indian IT manager has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman sleeping aboard a Detroit-bound flight in the US, media reports said.

Top Indian-origin UN Women staffer sexually abused juniors, manipulated them

09 Aug 2018

Top Indian-origin UN Women staffer sexually abused juniors, manipulated them

A UN official placed high up in the gender equality department was accused in 2017 of sexually abusing several juniors.

British Airways offloads Indian family over crying 3-year-old son

09 Aug 2018

British Airways offloads Indian family over crying 3-year-old son

In a shocking case, an Indian family has alleged their three-year-old child was threatened by a crew member of British Airways because he was crying.

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

08 Aug 2018

Trump nominates Indian-American professor Aditya Bamzai to Civil Liberties board

US President Donald Trump has nominated a prominent Indian-American law professor and legal expert to an agency on privacy and civil liberties.

'He'd have helped you understand': Kuchibhotla's widow tells his murderer

08 Aug 2018

'He'd have helped you understand': Kuchibhotla's widow tells his murderer

Sunayana Dumala, widow of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla who was shot dead in the US, told the murderer that if he had just kept his anger aside, "Srinu would have been happy to...help you understand that not every brown-skinned person is suspicious or evil."

Anita Kumar, first Indian-American elected to board of WH-Correspondents' Association

07 Aug 2018

Anita Kumar, first Indian-American elected to board of WH-Correspondents' Association

Anita Kumar has become the first Indian-American to be elected to the board of the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA), more than a century-old apex body of journalists covering the US President.

Indian-origin prof gets $2mn-grant for research on lupus in women

04 Aug 2018

Indian-origin prof gets $2mn-grant for research on lupus in women

Indian-origin professor Chandra Mohan and his two colleagues at the US's University of Houston's biomedical engineering department received a $2mn grant from the National Institutes of Health to find out why lupus is more common in women than men.

India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

02 Aug 2018

India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

New-Delhi born and Australia-bred Akshay Venkatesh has made India real proud.

Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

30 Jul 2018

Indian-priest's work on galaxies changes astronomy as we know it

For most, science vs faith is a choice. For Indian-origin Richard D'Souza, science was simply a way to get closer to the divine.

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by 'racist' opponent supporter

29 Jul 2018

Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by 'racist' opponent supporter

An Indian-origin senatorial candidate in the US has been assaulted allegedly by a racist man who punched him in the face leaving him severely bleeding at a town hall in Massachusetts, according to media reports.

A TV-series on Sonali Dev's 'The Bollywood Bride' coming soon

28 Jul 2018

A TV-series on Sonali Dev's 'The Bollywood Bride' coming soon

US-based author Sonali Dev's book "The Bollywood Bride" will soon be made a television series.

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

27 Jul 2018

4 Indians in Fortune's list of influential people under 40

The recently-declared "Fortune's 40 of the most influential and inspiring young people in business under the age of 40" has brought India enough reason to cheer.

US: Indian-origin physician pleads guilty to illegally distributing controlled substances

25 Jul 2018

US: Indian-origin physician pleads guilty to illegally distributing controlled substances

An Indian-origin woman in the US, Madhu Aggarwal (68), has pleaded guilty to charges of unlawfully distributing controlled substances and healthcare fraud, US Attorney Scott Brady said.

Indian-origin economist, working for World Bank, drowns at Bali beach

24 Jul 2018

Indian-origin economist, working for World Bank, drowns at Bali beach

A young Indian-origin senior economist, working with the World Bank, drowned after strong currents pulled her away while she was swimming in a restricted area at a beach in Bali, Indonesia on Saturday.

US: Over 20 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call-center scam

21 Jul 2018

US: Over 20 Indian-origin persons sentenced in massive call-center scam

Over 20 Indian-origin persons in the US have been sentenced for up to 20 years in prison for their involvement in a multimillion-dollar India-based call center scam, defrauding thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Indian-Americans donate $1bn every year, one-third of their giving potential

18 Jul 2018

Indian-Americans donate $1bn every year, one-third of their giving potential

Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with highest per capita income, donate about $1 billion/year, far less than their potential of $3 billion philanthropy in the US, revealed a first-of-its-kind survey.

US: Indian girl killed as two training aircraft collide midair

18 Jul 2018

US: Indian girl killed as two training aircraft collide midair

The 19-year-old Indian girl Nisha Sejwal was among three people killed when two small training aircraft from a flight school collided midair yesterday in the US state of Florida.

Award-winning Indian-origin physiotherapist wants to start 'unique' rehab in India

15 Jul 2018

Award-winning Indian-origin physiotherapist wants to start 'unique' rehab in India

An Indian-origin healthcare professional in the UK, who was recently awarded for her work to improve the quality of patient care in the state-funded National Health Service (NHS), said her dream is to start a rehabilitation and re-employment center in India.

UK: 8-year-old Yoga Champ named 'British Indian of the Year'

15 Jul 2018

UK: 8-year-old Yoga Champ named 'British Indian of the Year'

An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy, Ishwar Sharma - "Under-11 UK National Yoga Champion" - has been named the "British Indian of the Year" for his achievements in the field.

Two Indian-origin women on Forbes' list of richest self-made women

12 Jul 2018

Two Indian-origin women on Forbes' list of richest self-made women

While the controversial inclusion of Kylie Jenner in Forbes' list of America's 60 richest self-made women stole the headlines, it's worth noting that two Indian-origin women also made to the list.

Two Indian-origin women among Forbes America's 60 richest self-made women

12 Jul 2018

Two Indian-origin women among Forbes America's 60 richest self-made women

Indian-origin technology executives Jayshree Ullal and Neerja Sethi have made it to the Forbes' list of America's 60 richest self-made women, with 20-year-old reality TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner being the youngest on the power list.