‘Horrified to see loss of life, destruction by Kerala floods’

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NEW YORK: A top Indian-American Congressman has said he is “horrified” by the destruction and loss of life caused by the severe floods in rain-battered Kerala, saying the “unimaginable” human cost of the tragedy is felt by families across India and the world. As many as 194 people have lost their lives and 36 are missing in Kerala since August 8 due to rains and landslides, while over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps. The southern state is facing its worst flood in 100 years with 80…

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Indian IT manager in US convicted of sexually assaulting sleeping woman on flight

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WASHINGTON: A 35-year-old Indian IT manager has been convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman aboard a Detroit-bound flight in the US, media reports said on Friday. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who worked for an IT company for over two years, will be sentenced on December 12 by US District Judge Terrence Berg, The Detroit News reported. Ramamoorthy faces up to life in prison. If released, he will be deported to India. The verdict came seven months after he assaulted the 22-year-old woman during a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas while…

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Indian-origin restaurateur racially targeted in US

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Taj Sardar, the owner of ‘The Kings Diner’ in Ashland, Kentucky, was targeted by racial posts by the man after eating at his restaurant, WSAZ-TV reported. Since the racist post, the restaurant has been packed with community support doubling business ever since. Ashland city’s Mayor Steve Gilmore and three city commissioners visited Sardar to give support.

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Indians among over 100 people apprehended in US

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NEW YORK: Over 100 people, including some Indians, have been detained by the US border patrol and immigration officials in separate enforcement actions for illegally entering and living in the country. Federal Officers from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 45 people in the Houston area for violating US immigration laws during a five-day enforcement action. The agency did not give the total number of Indian nationals arrested during the operation. Individuals arrested during this operation included nationals from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala,…

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