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Historical Sikh Invocation at Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service

A Sikh made history last month when she delivered an invocation at the presidential inaugural prayer service.

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 | 10:19 PM

The First Sikh On American Idol

The entertainment industry took notice of Gurpreet Singh Sarin, a young singer who won the first round of auditions on American Idol.

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 | 11:02 PM

Power of Belief

What began as Kiran Kaur Ahluwalia’s eighth grade English project ended up as one of six films in the youth cluster of the 2012 Sikhlens film festival in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 | 12:13 AM

Sikhs at the 57th Presidential Inauguration

Reporting from Washington - Sikhs were among the more than 800,000 people who attended President Obama’s inauguration swearing-in ceremony this morning on Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 | 12:36 AM

Balpreet Kaur Named 2012's Religious Person of the Year

Balpreet Kaur, the college student who graciously disarmed online criticism of her unshorn facial hair, became an inspirational speaker at many Sikh events last fall, and was recently named Huffington Post Religion’s 2012 Person of the Year.

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 | 11:25 PM

1.3 Million Students Have Access to Sikh Studies in Schools

Reporting from Bethesda, Maryland - At least 1.3 million grade-school students have access to Sikh studies in public schools.

Monday, Jan 07, 2013 | 12:17 AM

Guru Nanak Praised at White House Celebration

Reporting from Washington – Sikh organizations and representatives from the Department of Justice praised Guru Nanak’s teachings of equality and freedom in their oratories on the state of Sikh affairs and the Obama administration’s civil rights accomplishments at the White House gurpurab celebration.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 | 03:20 PM

FBI May Not Begin Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs Until 2015

Reporting from Washington - The FBI has begun the process of considering changing its hate crime reporting system to track attacks against Sikhs, but actual reporting may not begin until 2015.

Wednesday, Dec 05, 2012 | 11:19 PM

President Honors Wisconsin Victims and Sikh American Contributions in Gurpurab Message

I send my best wishes to all those here in America and around the world who are observing the anniversary of birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru.

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012 | 11:53 AM

Two Arrested For Stabbings at Yuba City Gurdwara

Two men were arrested and released on bail in the past week in connection with stabbings during a large brawl outside the Yuba City, California, gurdwara that emerged from an election dispute.

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 | 05:03 PM

FBI: Page Acted Alone

The Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded yesterday that the Wisconsin gurdwara shooter acted alone, and that there is no ongoing threat to the Sikh community.

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 | 05:10 PM

Oak Creek Sikh Temple Honor Strap

The Oak Creek, Wisconsin, police department has created a military-style bracelet to show solidarity with the Sikh community, and to raise some funds for the victims’ families.

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 | 01:00 AM

President Obama's Diwali Message

Today, here at home and across the globe, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists will celebrate the holiday of Diwali – the festival of lights.

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 | 12:11 PM

Suspicious Man Detained and Released at Wisconsin Gurdwara

A white man with wires sticking out of his backpack, who was detained after he sipped tea in the lungar hall of the Wisconsin gurdwara where six people were shot and killed in August, is still welcome there.

Friday, Nov 09, 2012 | 07:35 PM

Sikh Surgeons’ Seva

Reporting from Baltimore - After two trips to Ludhiana, an American surgical team, led by two Sikh orthopedists, will perform free knee and hip replacements next year for about 50 impoverished patients in El Salvador.

Thursday, Nov 08, 2012 | 12:51 AM

NYC Gala Postponed in Face of Pogroms Controversy

The Sikh Art and Film Foundation in New York City has postponed its annual gala this week in response to the rising controversy about its decision to honor Indian government officials on the 28th anniversary of the 1984 pogroms.

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 | 12:52 AM

Akal Security Settles $1.9 Million in Federal Penalty

Akal Security, the largest business established by the late Yogi Harbhajan Khalsa, agreed to pay $1,875,000 last month to settle a complaint by the government alleging that it mismanaged training of federal security guards.

Friday, Oct 19, 2012 | 05:30 PM

Immigration Protection for Oak Creek Gurdwara Shooting Victims’ Families

Reporting from Washington - A United States attorney promised immigration protection for the families of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin, gurdwara shooting victims.

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 | 09:05 PM

Nearly Quarter Million Dollars Raised for Sikh Students

With low overhead costs and a volunteer American staff, nearly all of the $242,000 raised last month by a Sikh education charity will go to needy Sikh students in the greater Punjab area, a spokesman said.

Monday, Oct 08, 2012 | 11:29 PM

Wisconsin Victim’s Sons Want to Become Police Officer

Reporting from Washington – The sons of the only woman killed in the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting in early August will pursue careers in law enforcement.

Monday, Oct 01, 2012 | 10:11 PM

California Schools Curriculum to Include Sikh Information

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this month a bill to finalize a new history and social studies framework for schools that includes teaching about the religion, history and culture of its Sikh immigrants.

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 | 01:55 PM

Surprise Right at the Hate Crimes Hearing

Reporting from Washington - In a room full of Sikhs, Sen. Dick Durbin engaged New York University Prof. James Jacobs in a debate on the merits of hate crimes laws at a Senate subcommittee hearing last week.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 | 10:47 PM

Revised Sikh Cultural Training for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement will use a revised cultural-sensitivity training packet on Sikhs with modifications mostly to its print materials, an advocacy group said.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 | 03:18 PM

Justice and FBI to Consider Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Reporting from Washington - The federal government will consider collecting statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs, a justice department official said Wednesday at a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing.

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 | 03:04 AM

Sikhs Initiated California’s Employment Law

California employers will have to bear the burden of proof to show significant economic hardship in denying turban and beard accommodations for employees, and they will no longer be able to hide Sikh workers from public view as a means of accommodation.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 | 09:31 PM


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