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Indian-origin cardiologist pleads guilty to distributing highly addictive prescription drugs

NEW YORK: An Indian-American cardiologist has pleaded guilty to distributing highly addictive prescription drugs to patients without any medical purpose, contributing to the nation‘s opioid epidemic. Dr Devendra Patel, 59, owned and operated the and was indicted by a grand jury in December, 2017. US district judge Larry Hicks accepted […]

UK bus company fined for fatal crash by Indian-origin driver

LONDON: A bus company in the UK has been fined 2.3 million pounds for significant health and safety failings in allowing a fatigued Indian-origin driver to carry on driving that led to a crash causing the deaths of two people. Kailash Chander, 80, had been deemed unfit to stand trial […]

Indian-origin professor in US accused of using his students as ‘servants‘

WASHINGTON: A prominent Indian-origin professor in the US has been accused of exploiting his students as servants and compelling them to do his personal work, an American daily has claimed. Ashim Mitra, a longtime pharmacy professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, made his students tend his lawn, look after […]

Indian-origin executive takes charge of European bank‘s sustainability team

LONDON: The for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Monday announced the appointment of , an Indian-origin senior executive, as the head of its consolidated new sustainable infrastructure group within the multilateral organisation. Parshad, currently Managing Director for Energy and Natural Resources at the EBRD, in her new role will lead […]

Indian-origin police constable fired for ejecting homeless man in UK

LONDON: An Indian-origin Scotland Yard police constable (PC) has been dismissed from her job without notice for failing to exercise reasonable care in her treatment and monitoring of a homeless man after ejecting him from a police station in west London. was fired following a Metropolitan Police Unsatisfactory Police Performance […]

Indian-origin woman jailed for drunken scene on flight to UK

LONDON: An Indian-origin woman has been jailed for six months in the UK for drunken behaviour on an aeroplane which caused a passenger to have a seizure. Kiran Jagdev, an executive assistant based in the city of Leicester, had attempted to blame the crew of Jet2 airline for supplying her […]

Singapore court charges 4 NRIs over lighting fireworks on Diwali

SINGAPORE: Four Indian-origin men were charged by a Singapore court on Saturday for lighting fireworks on . Lighting of fireworks has been banned in the country since 1972. The four were involved in three three separate incidents — illegal fireworks in the estates of Yishun, West and Joo Seng Road […]

‘117 Indians died for every billion dollars remitted from gulf countries‘

NEW DELHI: Nearly 10 workers from India died every day in during the last six years, which translates to 117 deaths for every billion dollars remitted to the country from there, a voluntary group said based on analysis of RTI responses. Venkatesh Nayak from Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had sought […]