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NRI Video Blogger Charged for Posting Fake Clip Conversation Between Rajnath Singh, Amith Shah March 06, 2019 16:23

The New Delhi Police has filed a case against a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) video blogger in connection with a video featuring a fake, edited and doctored audio clip of a conversation between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, police said Tuesday.NRI Avi Dandiya posted the doctored audio clip on social media with an intention to generate mistrust among the citizens against the defense forces and the top executives and defame them, they added.However, the audio clip was later removed from social media.In the video, it could be heard that three people discussing a plot for the terror attack which claimed the lives of 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on February 14. "He presented an audio clip of a fake conversation between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah to support his claim. An unidentified woman was also heard in the clip. The audio clip was edited to make it seem like the politicians were 'hatching' a conspiracy to arouse nationalistic sentiments through the deaths of Indian soldiers," said a senior police official.In the course investigation, it was revealed that the audio clip presented by Dandiya was fake and produced by picking up different portions of old interviews given by the BJP leaders, the official said, adding that further investigation is afoot. -Sowmya Sangam

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Body of Missing Indian Origin Dentist’s Found in Suitcase in Sydney, Suspect Dies in Car Crash March 06, 2019 10:03

The body of 32-year-old missing Indian origin dentist’s in Sydney has found stuffed inside a suitcase.Preethi Reddy has been reported missing by her family on Sunday after she did not come home from a dental convention in St Leonards, a suburb of Sydney.She was last captured on CCTV inside McDonald's at the Strand Arcade in central Sydney around 2.15 a.m. on Sunday and appeared to leave alone, CNN affiliate 7 News Australia reported.Police were told she last made contact with her family at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, saying she planned to head home after having a late breakfast in Sydney.On Tuesday, police located her car parked on a street in Kingsford, south of the city center. A search of the vehicle located Reddy's body in a suitcase. She had been stabbed "numerous times," police said."Further inquiries have established that Preethi stayed at a hotel on Market Street, Sydney CBD, on Sunday with a man known to her," according to a statement by police. However, a key suspect in the murder has reportedly been identified as her ex-boyfriend Harsh Narde, who was killed in a fiery car crash on Monday night.                        Image source: www.sbs.com.au Investigations into the circumstances surrounding Dr. Reddy's murder are continuing with the assistance of the Homicide Squad, a police spokesperson said in a statement. The Glenbrook dental surgery where Dr. Reddy worked was closed on Wednesday with a sign on the door that said: "Due to tragedy concerning our beloved colleague, the surgery will be closed for the time being. We appreciate your understanding during this delicate time".Numerous patients of Reddy's posted messages of condolences for her family on the surgeon’s Facebook page.-Sowmya Sangam

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NRI Based in UK Arrested from IGI Airport for Raping Woman He Met on Matrimonial Site March 02, 2019 11:36

A Non-Resident Indian on Friday was arrested from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi for allegedly raping a woman he had met on a matrimonial site in 2017, according to police. The accused has been identified as Ravinder Singh, a native of Jalandhar district in Punjab and was living in the United Kingdom. According to police, the woman filed a case on March 27, 2018, stating that she came in contact with Singh through the matrimonial website. On December 12, 2017, Singh reportedly intoxicated the victim and raped her. He later convinced her that he would marry her soon, but instead left Delhi. Following that, the victim got to know that Singh was already married and was living in the UK, where he used to work as a security guard, police said. As part of the investigation, raids were conducted in the accused’s village in Punjab, but he did not join the probe, police said, adding a lookout circular was also issued against him. On Thursday, ultimately Singh was apprehended from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here while he was returning from the UK to visit his family in Jalandhar. -Sowmya Sangam

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NRI Event Organizer Sheru Aangrish Jailed over Cheating on Event Management Firm February 25, 2019 09:43

A Non-Resident Indian has been detained and jailed for seven years after he was booked in a cheating case on a Bandra event management firm’s complaint. The 41-year-old Sheru Aangrish from New Jersey was detained at Delhi airport earlier this week on the basis of a Lookout Circular (LoC). Immigration officials handed him over to Bandra police. Claiming innocence, Aangrish told the police that the cheating case is mendacious and he gave the firm Rs 76 lakh for their services. However, the firm’s statement was different. In 2013, one of its partners, Ankur Gosain, filed a lawsuit against Aangrish over non-payment of Rs 68 lakh out of Rs 1.44 crore, the amount for which the agreement was signed for Aangrish's bodybuilding show at Mehboob Studio, Bandra, in 2011. Aangrish met Gosain and his partner in September 2011 to talk about the show. Gosain's events firm arranged the stage, lighting, etc, for the show. In his complaint, Gosain said, "Aangrish paid Rs 50 lakh advance on September 23, 2011, after the full rate was quoted. Two days later, the show was held at Mehboob Studio. He kept giving excuses and kept delaying making the balance payment." Refuting Gosain's claim, Aangrish told the police, "I paid Rs 50 lakh and later Rs 26 lakh to the company. The extra sum they quoted in the complaint was for services like bringing to the show two celebrities. Despite repeatedly telling them that I was not interested in increasing my budget by almost Rs 80 lakh, they were insistent, on the grounds that the show would get a good response. However, on the day of the show, they failed to bring the two celebrities. Despite that, they sent me a bill including the charges for the celebrities who they had failed to bring." Aangrish also told the police that Gosain and his partner told him they would delete the amount from the bill. "I was unaware about the case and I never went into hiding. I was organizing such shows around the world," Aangrish said in his statement. Bandra police senior inspector Girish Anavkar said Aangrish, who likewise is a bodybuilder, was supposed to fly to Bengaluru from Delhi to organize a show. Aangrish has been booked for breach of trust and cheating. -Sowmya Sangam

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Indians Protest in London Over Pulwama Terror Attack February 18, 2019 10:42

Thousands of Indians protested outside Pakistan High Commission in London against recent Terror Attack in Jammu and Kashmir. People waved Indian Flags and chanted ‘Hindustan Zindabad’, Pakistan Murdabad, ‘Vande Mataram, ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’ in protest before marching to Downing Street. Counties all over the world condemned the terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force Jawans lost their lives. Protesters also demanded United Kingdom government to withdraw all it military aid to Pakistan. According to report Times of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s former communications director Manoj Ladwa said, “British companies who are making billions in Bharat also are seeking to make money in Pakistan. They must be clear you cannot have it both ways. Some politicians in the UK at the top of British politics have sympathy for terrorists, so a message must go out very clearly that phrases like ‘Indian administered Kashmir’ are not acceptable. Jammu and Kashmir is and always will remain an integral part of Bharat.” One of the them said “We have to stand against terrorism. They have already made all the Kashmiri Hindus leave. This is not Azadi, this is Islamic jihadism. The Abdullah family is nurturing separatists and allowing the radicalisation of the youth. One of the soldiers killed was a Muslim, this is not a Hindu-Muslim thing. This is radicalisation from Pakistan and it is only going to get worse.” Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday where at least 40 CRPF jawans were killed and others critically injured. -Sai Kumar

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Bill Introduced in Parliament for NRIs to Register Marriage Within 30 Days February 12, 2019 10:38

According to bill introduced in Upper House, Non Resident Indians who marry an Indian citizen or fellow NRI have to register their marriage within 30 days, If they fail to register their passport may be impounded or revoked. The bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha against the backdrop of cases of Indian women being trapped in the Fraudulent Marriages with NRIs. The following bill was introduced by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha. The bill ‘Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019’ it also allows the courts to attach properties, movable and immovable, of "proclaimed offenders" or people who fails to appear before courts despite warrants being issued against them. It states that, this law will be applicable to NRIs marrying Indian women within or even outside India. As per the bill, “There will be amendment in ‘The Passport Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure’ so that it allows passport authorities to revoke or impound passport or other documents of the accused, to allow courts to attach their properties” According to Ministry of External Affairs press statement, “According to the provisions of the Bill, the compulsory registration of marriage within thirty days of marriage in India or abroad would provide better enforcement of rights of the deserted spouse under various family laws. Similarly, the Amendment to the Passport Act would empower the Passport Authority to impound or revoke the passport of NRI, if it is brought to his notice that the NRI has not registered his marriage within 30 days from the date of marriage. The Amendments to CrPC, 1973 would empower the Courts for issuance of summons, warrants through the specially designated website of the Ministry of External Affairs. It also provides provisions for attachment of properties belonging to the NRI, if he does not appear before the Court and is declared as Proclaimed Offender by the Court.” “The Bill was introduced by the Ministry of External Affairs due to large number complaints received from Indian citizens mostly women deserted or harassed by their NRI Spouses.” “It proposes to offer greater protection to Indian women married to NRIs and serve as a deterrent to NRIs against harassment of their spouses. This would provide much needed relief to all Indian women married to NRIs worldwide,” according to press release. The bill is unlikely to be passed because the Budget session ends on Wednesday and is the last session before General elections, As it is introduced in Rajya Sabha and is likely to remain pending there, it would not lapse on the dissolution of the present Lok Sabha on June 3. -Sai Kumar

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NRI Couple Visits Bank After a Decade, Find Locker Empty February 06, 2019 12:56

An NRI couple who visited the State Bank of India’s branch in New Mallepally to withdraw precious items from a locker after more than a decade claimed to have found it empty. According to police, the residents of the United States Ameena and Mozzam Hussain said they have last used the locker in 2005 and they had around 80 tolas of gold at that time, which is currently claimed to be missing. On Saturday, the Non-Resident Indian couple tried to open the locker with their keys, but in vain. And when they again visited bank on Tuesday, with the bank’s help they opened the locker. It was then they realized that the locker was ‘empty’. Although the bank is said to have CCTV cameras outside the locker area, there is no footage found which records activity inside. Investigation officer Narayan Reddy said that inquiries are in process and a case would be booked shortly. -Sowmya Sangam

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NRI Chigurupati Jayaram Killed Over Rs 6 Crore Loan February 06, 2019 12:13

The death mystery of Florida-based Non-Resident Indian Chigurupati Jayaram, have found to be revealed after grilling many people including his relatives. Andhra Pradesh Krishna District's Superintendent of Police Sarvashresht Tripathi told reporters that realtor Rakesh Reddy, the main accused, and his driver Srinivas murdered Jayaram as the latter had failed to repay a Rs 4 crore loan. Jayaram, also a Managing Director of Express TV, a now inoperative Telugu channel, had come to Hyderabad from the United States a few days ago. As Reddy was demanding the money, he had blocked his mobile number. The accused contacted Jayaram on WhatsApp from some other number, using the display picture of a woman and started chatting with him. 'She' asked Jayaram to come unaccompanied to a house in Jubilee Hills. When the businessman reached there, Reddy and his driver gained control over and inflicted pain on him. The realtor demanded Rs 6 crore including the interest. As Jayaram had only Rs 6 lakh with him, Reddy, in a fit of rage, banged him against a sofa. Jayaram sustained a head injury and died on the spot. The accused then shifted the body to Jayaram's car and took it to Krishna district and left it in a field adjoining the national highway to make it seem like an accident. Before shifting the body, Rakesh spoke to two police officials of Hyderabad over phone. Police gathered clues from the CCTV footage from different toll gates on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway. Reddy, who was driving the car, also stopped at a wine shop at Nandigama to buy liquor. Empty liquor bottles were later found in the car along with Jayaram's body. Police investigations revealed that Reddy had come into contact with Jayaram after the latter had sought his help to deal with the problem created by lockout in his company on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Rakesh at that time became friends with Jayaram's niece Shikha Chowdary. The SP said their investigations were continuing to find out if any other person or persons were involved in the murder. -Sowmya Sangam

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Financial Dispute Behind the Murder of NRI Jayaram, Says Police February 04, 2019 12:11

Officials investigating the death case of NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Chigurupati Jayaram said financial dispute might have been the reason for the murder. The police who picked up a few suspects including his niece Sikha Chowdary and her boyfriend Rakesh Reddy said the accused had conceived to kill him in Hyderabad and executed their plan. According to sources, the NRI businessman borrowed money from Reddy and had a dispute over it in the past few months. The NRI, who was found dead in his car recently under the Nandigama police sub-division limits in Krishna district is suspected that he might have been killed in Telangana and miscreants left the body along with his vehicle in the Krishna district. The police said he might have been poisoned to death. The police squad deployed in Hyderabad interrogated the family members of the Chairman of the defunct Express TV on Sunday. “Financial disputes and other reasons are said to be the reasons. The accused have been taken into custody,” a top police officer was quoted as saying by The Hindu. Senior officials told The Hindu: “The apparent reason for the murder is ‘financial dispute’. We have traced the evidence establishing the role of the accused. The details of the dispute and the modus operandi will be announced on Monday.” -Sowmya Sangam

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NRI Businessman Jayaram Chigurupati Found Dead in His Car February 01, 2019 15:11

A prominent Non-Resident Indian businessman Jayaram Chigurupati was found dead in his car on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway on Thursday night. Jayaram was the Managing Director of Express TV, a Telugu news outlet based in Hyderabad. He was also the Director of Coastal Bank and also owned a pharmaceutical company called Hemarus. Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, a police officer said, "At around 11:30 pm on Thursday night, we received a call from the patrolling vehicle that a car had swerved off the highway and there was a dead man lying inside between the front seat and the backseat. We rushed to the spot immediately." Through his driving license found on the body, police were able to find out his identity, police said. "He had left his house day before yesterday. He had a driver and personal security but chose to drive the car himself and leave. Since then, he was not in contact with anyone. On Thursday evening, he messaged one of his employees in Vijayawada and stated that he was coming and asking the employee to arrange lodging for him,” the police officer added.   The police also said that the car passed the Panthangi Toll Plaza at 8:30 pm on Thursday night. “However, someone else was driving his car. The driver’s photo was not clear but he was wearing a white shirt. We suspect foul play. This is a suspicious death. We suspect that someone killed him and abandoned the car here to make it look like an accident. We are trying to make further headway into the case,” the police said. Since bottles were found in the car, the police said that they had to find out if anyone consumed the alcohol. A case has been registered. “It is not a natural death, that is for sure. We will complete the investigation soon,” the police added. The body has been sent for a postmortem and the police anticipate that the medical results will help them make further progress in the case. In 2014, Jayaram was the Managing Director of Express TV, which had shut shop after failing to pay salaries to its employees. -Sowmya Sangam

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NRI Teen in Bid to Empower Girls in India December 27, 2018 11:56

An Indian-American teenage girl, who is on a visit to India, is making efforts to make India a safe country for girls. The girls need not feel weak and worry when they were confronted by anti-social elements, said Spoorthi, a Class 11 student from the United States, while she visited the Asha Sadan, a rehabilitation home run by the HELP NGO, along with her mother, at Machavaram on Wednesday. Spoorthi, also a volunteer of Empower and Excel, an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in the U.S. explained the girls in the home on techniques to grow strong, deal with the threats from the anti-social elements. The girls were enthusiastically involved in the training program on self-defense skills. Sunitha, Spoorthi's mother said: Ayesha Charugulla, a non-resident Indian from Chirala founded the non-profit organization, Empower and Excel in the USA. She said that as the volunteers of the organization, they were creating awareness on sex education in girls in different schools and organizations across Andhra Pradesh, starting from the one at Asha Sadan. She said that they were going to take up a similar programme at Kanigiri, Kondepi and other places in the district in the coming days. Subsequently, the HELP secretary Nimmaraju Ram Mohan unveiled a book on sex education, 'Jagruti' written by Spoorthi. He said that the girls should take inspiration from her and utilize the skills when required in the future. The India chapter head of the Empower and Excel KK Krishna Kumar, Asha Sadan in-charge Jayasri and manager M Nageswara Rao were also present in the programme. -Sowmya sangam

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Indian-American Medics 'Surprised' by Jharkand Doctors' Practices December 26, 2018 16:10

A group of 19 Indian-American students, pursuing pre-medical courses at different universities are on a 10-day education tour of Jharkhand and to other parts of the country to acquire the first-hand experience of medical practices in the state. The educational program is organized every year by the Health Foundation for Rural India (HFRI) in collaboration with the Arogya Foundation in India which is running 35 resource centers across the country with five of them in Jharkhand alone. "This is the fourth time I am visiting Jharkhand with a new set of students and the objective is to provide the aspiring medical students a first-hand account of Indian medicine and the practice, which will be great exposure for all of them. We have a 10-day schedule where these students will visit various hospitals, medical camps in rural areas and attend lectures among other events," said Dr. Veena S Gandhi, a gynecologist from New Jersey and the chief architect of the HFRI. On Tuesday, the students visited an Ayurveda clinic in Lalpur and Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (Rims) campus interacting with patients and doctors. The students also have lectures scheduled at Rims for the next four days by senior professors. "Some of the practices here surprised us completely. For example, I saw paramedics weren't using masks all times during their stay in the operation theatre. Also, no one uses shoe covering inside hospitals," said Nupur Dapatardar, a student of allied health science at the University of Connecticut. Radhika Patel, a physical therapy student of St. Louis University, Chicago, said: "The most important thing is that treatment in India is way cheaper than the U.S." Dr. Yogendra Patel, a surgeon from New York and a member of the advisory committee of HFRI, said that such visits help students get wider experience. The group will also travel to Gola in Ramgarh district for a medical camp and will visit a resource center by Arogya foundation of India at Shikharji in Giridih district later this week. -Sowmya Sangam

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