NRI - The Times of India
A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in the US has been sentenced to life in prison for enticing a minor to engage in sexual conduct and 30 years' imprisonment for production of child pornography. Deepak Deshpande of California, who pleaded guilty in October last year, was sentenced by US District Judge Carlos Mendoza on Thursday.
Jeevan Arjoon, 29, bought the firecrackers from Little India shopping precinct and unlawfully lit them at 3.30 AM as Diwali night stunt on November 6, 2018. The judge said that setting off fireworks at 3 AM could also cause considerable alarm to the public, particularly in this time of heightened concerns over possible acts of terrorism.
Kamlesh Bassi used different aliases to pretend to be a qualified medical doctor, a nurse, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, an osteopath and a chiropractor, Warwick Crown Court was told at a hearing last week. She targeted elderly people and persuaded them to hire her as a medical professional.
Born in Detroit to Parsi physicians from India – Zerin Rao and Jehangir Narioshang Rao – Neomi Rao is the second Indian-American after Sri Srinivasan to be part of the powerful District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, said to be next only to the US Supreme Court. Rao has replaced controversial Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh created political history in Canada when he made his debut in the House of Commons as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country. The arrival of the turbaned leader, Jagmeet Singh, cheered by all members, coincided with the induction of a senior woman member into PM Justin Trudeau's cabinet.