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May, 2019


Mohammad Muner Charged with the Possession of Contraband Cigarettes. Pleads Guilty

The United States Attorney Office has charged Mohammed Muner (last name withheld) with the possession of contraband cigarettes totaling more than 10,000 which borne no evidence of the payment of applicable Nevada State or local taxes.  Currently, Mohammed is the owner of a smoke shop in Las Vegas. Mohammad has pleaded guilty to the crime of possession of contraband cigarettes.  In return, the US Attorney has agreed to not to bring any additional charges as Mohammad plead guilty to the crime of possession of contraband cigarettes. The prosecutors will recommend thatRead More

Hindu Temple Board of Trustees Respond to Metro Investigation

After months of deafening silence, the Hindu Temple Board issues an official statement on the past year turmoil with an alleged break-in at the mandir, metro police report, alleged misconduct of few of the Board members, and more.   The Board of Trustees met on April 7th to review and discuss the LVMPD investigative report.  As per the Board’s email below, and as reported by vegasdesi earlier, the Metro could neither verify a break-in or any unlawful activity at the Temple.  The official metro report is available for review with the newRead More

Rajeev Arrested for Assaulting Nurse

Rajeev (last name withheld) was arrested for assaulting a nurse at the Sunrise Hospital.  In a criminal complaint filed late last year, Rajeev is charged with a crime of a battery on a protected person, a gross misdemeanor.  While going treatment at the Sunrise hospital, Rajeev attacked a registered nurse on duty by punching her with his closed right fist, on the left side of her face.  Rajeev was admitted to Sunrise Hospital as legal hold.  At that time, no psychiatric hospital will accept Rajeev until all his external injuriesRead More

UNR Honors Ravi Subramanian with Global Engagement Award

At the recent University of Nevada – Reno “Honor the Best” ceremony, the university honored Ravi Subramanian, Assistant Professor Chemical and Material Engineering, with the Global Engagement Award Professor Subramanian is honored with the Global Engagement Award for his outstanding contribution to international programs, program development, an academic and global research, and teaching at UNR.  Since 1970, the “Honor the Best” ceremony has been recognizing the UNR’s outstanding achievements of faculty, staff, and students. UNR President Marc Johnson made the opening remarks honoring the awardees. “Awards help our institution applaudRead More

Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh Gurudwara Expansion in Full Swing

  The Las Vegas Sikh Punjabi community is pleased to announce the expansion of Gurudwara Baba Deep Singh Ji.  The project in years of making finally got an ambitious start with a groundbreaking ceremony in 2018. The new expansion plans for the state of the art building which will add additional 7,500 square feet of space to accommodate and serve the spiritual needs of the growing Sikh community. With the new addition, the total covered space will be over 10,000 square feet. The new prayer hall will be able toRead More

Las Vegas Resident Vivek Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs

Longtime Las Vegas resident Vivek (last name withheld), is charged by the federal authorities with a conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.  The fed is charging Vivek with knowingly conspiring to distribute 50 or more of actual methamphetamine and a mixture of substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine. The charges are derived from FBI’s Special Agent, who is assigned to Safe Streets Gang Task Force, observations and consensual recording of phone conversations with Vivek’s cellular phone.  In August of 2018, the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force and theRead More

Dr. Devendra Patel, Cardiologist, Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Unlawful Distribution Of Opioids

Dr. Devendra I. Patel, aka Devendrakumar I. Patel, a northern Nevada cardiologist was sentenced Tuesday to three years and one month in federal prison for prescribing highly addictive pain pills Oxycodone and Hydrocodone at a high rate to his patients without a medical purpose. “Medical professionals who violate their oath and the law by prescribing addictive opioids without a legitimate medical purpose will be investigated, prosecuted, and held accountable for their actions,” said U.S. Attorney Trutanich. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is fully committed to the investigation and prosecution of medical professionalsRead More

Interfaith Ramadan Dinner

Khalid Khan, Indian-American Muslim leader, invites the community from all faiths to celebrate Ramadan with an Interfaith Iftar dinner on Wednesday, May 29th at the Shiraz Restaurant.  Dinner event is open to all and there is no cost to attend the dinner. Please contact Khalid Khan at 702-768-4919 for further information and attending the interfaith dinner. “The once-a-year dinner event will bring in the leaders of different faith-based communities of Las Vegas for their immense contributions towards spreading the message of peace and prosperity,” said Khalid Khan, President of theRead More

South Asian Bar Association Business Mixer

South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas invites the community to their Networking Mixer with Honorable District Court Judges Susan and Eric Johnson on Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30 pm at the Shiraz Restaurant. The business mixer is not limited to legal professionals.  Everyone is welcome. There will be a No Host Bar with special happy hour pricing on drinks.  Grand Sponsors Paul Padda Law and Las Vegas Radiology are providing complimentary Hors D’oeuvres.

Ananya Sahiba Dewan Named 2019 US Presidential Scholar

Northwest Career and Tech Academy Senior Ananya Sahiba Dewan is named a Presidential Scholar for 2019. Along with Ananya, her science teacher Dr. Richard Green who nominated Ananya is named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s Distinguished Teacher from Nevada. Ananya is a daughter of the former candidate for the Nevada State Governor and a Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Asheesh Dewan and dentist Dr. Ritu Dewan.  Ananya is an accomplished cellist and is preparing for pre-medical studies.  Recently, Ananya was named to the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winner. Ananya will receive a PresidentialRead More