SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging 7 Indian Americans with insider trading, alleging they profited more than a million dollars off Twilio stock. Officials say three of them are software engineers at the San Francisco based cloud computing company while the other four are family and friends.

Indian American Vipin Narang is taking a leave of absence from his post as an MIT professor to join the Defense Department. Narang will be Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, focusing on nuclear, cyber, and missile defense

The praise continues to pour in for British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed after he won an Oscar for his role in the Long Goodbye. And Indian American producer Joseph Monish Patel is also being recognized for his Academy Award win in the best documentary category.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.