Atlanta sources reported that an Indian-American physician from Tennessee was among the 157 killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday. Reportedly Dr. Manisha Nukavarapu was on her way to Nairobi to see her sister who had delivered three baby boys a few days ago.
Meanwhile she was also looking to visit her parents Venkateshwar Rao and Bharathi, who were with their elder daughter. Furthermore a relative of Manisha tweeted to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj that her parents were waiting to receive the body in Nairobi. The Minister replied that she had asked Rahul Chhabra, the Indian High Commissioner in Nairobi, to provide all help and assistance. As per report four Indians were among those who died in the Boeing 737 jet crash on Sunday which occurred shortly after it took off from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Moreover after doing medicine from Guntur Medical College, Manisha went to the US for higher studies and was settled in Tennessee. Reportedly Dr. Nukavarapu is listed as one of the resident physicians of the Department of Internal Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. She was in her second year of residency at the Johnson City school. A press release issued by the East Tennessee State University states “She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and patients.”
9 employees of Indian restaurant detained by ICE raid Atlanta sources reported that At least nine employees of an Indian restaurant in Columbia Heights, DC were detained by ICE and taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility two weeks ago, according to activist group, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). All nine were later released.
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