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Drones used to find missing 3-year-old Indian girl in US

18 Oct 2017 | 3:09 PM

HOUSTON: Police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of missing three-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk.

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Houston, October 18

Police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of missing three-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk.

Sherin Mathews vanished on October 7 after her adoptive father Wesley Mathews told police he left her outside their home at 3 am as punishment for not drinking her milk.

Despite it being more than 10 days since the toddler went missing investigators are cautiously optimistic.

“We’re always hopeful that we can find her alive, but time is our enemy. So, we’re trying to progress as quickly as we possibly can in this case,” Sergeant Kevin Perlich said.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Officer and Mansfield Police Department were seen helping Richardson Police Department with the search for Sherin Mathews in an undisclosed location.

The police concentrated their efforts in a field near Richland College, which is less than 3 km from Sherin’s Richardson home, where she went missing.

Police said they conducted multiple searches in “areas of interest” they had developed during the course of the investigation, including fields, creeks and wooded areas.

Cadaver dogs were later seen arriving at the scene to help with the search.

Authorities told local media that earlier in the day they found “objects of interest”, but did not specify what those objects were or how they are related to the case.

Drones are being used to help law-enforcement officers in the search for Sherin.

“Detectives will evaluate the results of today’s efforts while the investigation continues,” Richardson police said on Facebook.

They added that they would continue to perform “specific searches” like this as tips come in. They searched the same area on Friday but want to make sure they didn’t miss anything.

Furthermore, police say the family’s SUV disappeared for an hour the morning Sherin disappeared. Investigators are asking any neighbours with surveillance video of the vehicle to come forward.

Meanwhile, a priest placed a sign outside the Mathews’ family home calling on Sherin’s parents to “tell the truth”. “We the community are never going to stop until we find Sherin,” said Thomas Ambalevelil.

Mathews’ parents both remain “uncooperative”, according to police.

Child Protective Services took custody of their other biological daughter, aged 4, shortly after their father Wesley Mathews was arrested.

Wesley has since been arrested, and bonded out, on a charge of child endangerment and ordered to wear an ankle monitor as the investigation continues. PTI

Set up a caucus in US Congress for Sikhs: Ramoowalia to Republican Congressman

Set up a caucus in US Congress for Sikhs: Ramoowalia to Republican Congressman

17 Oct 2017 | 8:17 PM

NEW DELHI: Urging the United States Congress to consider creating a caucus for Sikhs, former Union Minister Balwant Singh Ramoowalia urged senior Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to take a lead in creating the group there.

Canada PM Trudeau celebrates Diwali with Indian community

Canada PM Trudeau celebrates Diwali with Indian community

17 Oct 2017 | 6:43 PM

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the Hindu festival of lights — Diwali — with the Indian community in Ottawa on Monday.

Indian-American attorney recognised with philanthropy award

17 Oct 2017 | 11:45 AM

WASHINGTON: Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US.

Indian-origin teenager becomes UK’s youngest millionaire

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16 Oct 2017 | 6:54 PM

LONDON: An Indian-origin teenager has become one of Britain’s youngest millionaires after his online estate agency business got valued at 12 million pounds in just over a year.

Search for missing Indian kid continues in Texas

Search for missing Indian kid continues in Texas

16 Oct 2017 | 3:27 PM

NEW YORK: Police in Texas continues to look for clues in the disappearance of a three-year-old Indian girl, who was left outside her house at night by her father as punishment for not drinking milk, the US media said.

Chef of Indian restaurant in UK fined for nuts in curry

14 Oct 2017 | 4:01 PM

LONDON: The chef of an Indian restaurant in the UK has been fined over 2,300 pounds for serving a chicken korma curry with peanuts while claiming it was nut-free.

Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, hails Indian-Americans

Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, hails Indian-Americans

19 Oct 2017 | 2:00 AM

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump hailed the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to various fields in the country as he celebrated his first Diwali at the White House.

Indian-descent woman left to die in car

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16 Oct 2017 | 1:31 AM

NEW YORK: A woman of Indian-descent was left to die in a car by the driver who left her behind after the vehicle caught fire in New York, according to media reports.

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