Balvinder Batra Pleads Guilty to Battery Constituting Domestic Violence/Strangulation and Coercion Sexually Motivated
Local Indian-American Balvinder Batra pleaded guilty and admitted to two counts of battery constituting domestic battery/strangulation and coercion sexually motivated assault. In April of 2020, Balvinder Batra was charged on multiple counts from first degree kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon constituting domestic violence, to robbery with a use of a deadly weapon, among other charges. As a part of the plea on both the counts the State and Batra stipulate to a sentence of 28 months to 120 months in the Nevada Department ofRead More
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Hindu Temple Trustee Dr. Prem Reddy Pays $1.77 Million, while Dr. Reddy Owned Prime Healthcare Pays Over $33 Million to Settle with the U.S. Department of Justice. Whistleblower to Receive $10 Million.
Dr. Prem Reddy, Trustee of the Hindu Temple and Jain Center of Las Vegas and founder of the Prime Healthcare Services has reached a settlement with the United States and California Department of Justice. Prime’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Prem Reddy, and California interventional cardiologist Dr. Siva Arunasalam to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act based on kickbacks paid by Prime to Dr. Arunasalam for patient referrals. Locally, Dr. Reddy’s Prime Health Care Services owns and operate North Vista HospitalRead More
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Azam Hakim to Pay $60,400 to American Express in a Settlement Towards the Credit Card Debt Related to European Vacation and More
The stipulated order, approved by the Clark County District Court judge requiring Azam Hakim to pay American Express National Bank. American Express had the judgment against Hakim for the principal sum of $149,202 plus costs in the amount of $216. However, American Express and Hakim agreed to settle the above-stipulated judgment for a total of $60,400, inclusive of all costs and interest. The stipulated order for judgment approved by Judge Ron Israel dated June 16th, 2021 calls for an immediate payment of $12,080, which was due on June 25th, 2021 followed byRead More
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Friends of India invites the community to celebrate India’s Independence Day on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The program begins with a social hour mix & mingle followed by the showcase of India’s cultural diversity. After entertainment by the local community members, the evening program will continue with a dinner buffet and dancing on Bollywood music. Please buy your tickets at the earliest.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation is pleased to announce Moonis M Ghani the winner of the scholarship national merit University of Nevada Las Vegas scholarship for the academic year beginning fall of 2021. Moonis Ghani, a graduate of Coronado High School is planning to pursue a career in Medicine. Additionally, Ghani is a recipient of the Asian Chamber of Commerce annual scholarship. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provideRead More
Please join the Southern Nevada Muslim community to celebrate Eid Food Festival on Sunday, July 18th. The festival is open to everyone irrespective of religion, race, creed or national ethnicity and will showcase the finest of international food, Indian Pakistani jewelry, ladies outfits, henna booth, and more. Invited guest include elected public officials. For further information please call Fatima at 702-353-1435.
Friends of India, in alliance with diverse community organizations is pleased to announce a COVID vaccination drive to achieve a goal of 100 percent vaccination among the members of South Asian community. The drive is scheduled on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Shanghai Plaza in burgeoning Las Vegas Chinatown neighborhood.
Kumud Acharya, President, Desert Research Institute Talks to Nevada Independent on Increasing Research Funding
Of Nevada’s eight higher education institutions, one is not quite like the rest. With faculty funded entirely by outside grant dollars and contract money, the Desert Research Institute teaches no students and confers no degrees. Instead, it specializes in just what the name suggests: research. Even so, the pandemic did not spare DRI from its wide-reaching effects. The Nevada Independent sat down with Acharya to break down how COVID affected research in the midst of ongoing climate, weather and resource challenges, as well as what could come next for the state’s soleRead More
Walk for India organizer Renuka More reports on a successful fundraiser to assist the unfortunates in India who were directly impacted by COVID pandemic. Vegas Cares Humanity is a nonprofit organization that me (Renuka More) and my husband, Dr. Deepak Nandikanti, MD have founded to help India during the COVID-19 crisis. Our mission is to help India fight COVID-19 during this heart-wrenching catastrophe by delivering emergently needed medical equipment with the help of donations from the community. Life during the pandemic has been very challenging and we all realize theRead More
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South Asian Political Network Alliance (SAPNA), South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (SABA-LV), Paul Padda Law, and the Vegas Lawyers invites the community to Meet the Judges event on Thursday, July 15th at the India Masala Bar & Grill at 5 PM. Due to the limited capacity, must RSVP at your earliest convenience.