Indian techie sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault inside plane

WASHINGTON: An Indian techie from Tamil Nadu was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment on Thursday on charges of a “brazen sexual assault” against a fellow female passenger inside a commercial airplane early this year. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, who came to the US on a H-1B visa in 2015, will be deported after he serves his sentence, a federal court in Detroit said as it sentenced the Indian national to nine years of imprisonment. Judge Terrence Berge hoped it would be grave enough to deter others from committing similar crimes.…

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‘Seriously’ considering running for presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

WASHINGTON: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has said that she was “seriously” considering running for the White House in 2020. This is for the first time that the four-time Democratic lawmaker in the US house of Representatives from Hawaii has indicated that she may run for the presidency. “I’m seriously considering it,” Gabbard told MSNBC News on Wednesday in response to a question on her presidential aspirations. If she announced her candidature, she would be the first Hindu ever to be running for the presidency…

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I was born in the same state as you in India: Congresswoman Jayapal tells Google CEO

WASHINGTON: For Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, it was an occasion to celebrate as Indian American Sunder Pichai, the Google CEO, appeared before a Congressional committee for a grilling by lawmakers on the search engine’s data privacy. The two, now holding reputable positions in different spheres of lives — one in politics and the other in the corporate world — were born in the same Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Jayapal, the first ever Indian American Congresswoman made this point during the Congressional hearing. “Let me just take a point of personal…

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