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An Historic Invocation

With little time to prepare and last-minute changes by convention officials, Ishwar Singh’s invocation at the Republican National Convention may not have been perfect, but it again brought Sikhs into the limelight, experts said.

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 | 04:41 PM

First Lady Visits Families of Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting Victims

Reporting from Oak Creek, Wisconsin - First lady Michelle Obama met Thursday with victims and families of those killed in the Aug. 5 massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, in a private gathering at Oak Creek High School.

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 | 01:20 AM

Wisconsin Gurdwara Opens, Memorial Service Today

Many public officials are expected to speak at the memorial services for the Wisconsin gurdwara victims, which began this morning at 9:00 Central time.

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 | 12:16 PM

President Obama's Call with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

President Obama spoke with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday morning to "express condolences for victims of the senseless attack at the gurdwara in Wisconsin, which took the lives of Indian nationals as well as Americans, and to convey the solidarity of the American people."

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 | 10:34 PM

President Orders Flag at Half-Staff

President Obama signed a proclamation today to fly the flag at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek gurdwara tragedy.

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 | 09:54 PM

Victims and Gunman Identified in Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting

Officials have identified the gunman in the Oak Creek gurdwara shooting as 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, a neo-Nazi white supremacist who lived about five miles from the gurdwara.

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 | 01:19 PM

Statement by President Obama on the Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting

Michelle and I were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin.

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 | 04:49 PM

Shooting at Milwaukee Gurdwara

5:15 p.m. - News Conference
The fist 911 call was made at about 11:30 EST. One of the police officers was ambushed by the gunman and shot, said Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards. A second officer engaged the gunman and shot and killed him. They "stopped a tragic event that could have been a lot worse," he said.

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 | 01:48 PM

Presidential Campaigns Address Sikh American Issues

Reporting from Washington - Representatives of the presidential campaigns last month addressed Sikh, Asian and Pacific Islander American issues at a town hall in Washington.

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Sikh Books Gifted to Rutgers University

Rutgers University received a collection of Sikh books for its libraries last month, a gift initiated by one of its Sikh students and donated by a Sikh advocacy group.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 | 08:51 AM

Film Spotlights Children of Farmers Who Commit Suicide

Reporting from Rockville, Maryland - She sings softly, beautifully, a song about the bond between a mother and a daughter, a bond she will never know. Jasvir Kaur’s mother committed suicide when she was seven. And her father is among the more than a quarter-million Indian farmers who have been driven to suicide since 1995.

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 | 08:18 PM

U.S. Capitol Wants Sikh Police Officers

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington this month announced that it wants to hire Sikhs, with their five Ks and Dastaar, as police officers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 02:53 PM

Yogi Bhajan’s Dharma to Receive at Least $30 Million

A circuit court last month ordered the food company, Golden Temple of Oregon, be turned over to a court-appointed administrator and the company’s management returns more than $30 million dollars of bonuses and perks to the religious community founded by Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 12:02 AM

Pat-down Complaints? There’s an App For That

A Sikh advocacy group this week launched FlyRights, a new smart-phone application that enables travelers to file complaints regarding airport security searches, which the Transportation and Security Agency will consider as official passenger complaints.

Friday, May 04, 2012 | 02:57 PM

Kara Exception for Restaurateur

In an unusual advocacy case, a Sikh restaurant owner won an exception last month to the Georgia state health regulations that allows him to wear his kara while cooking in the kitchen.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 | 03:47 PM

Fifth Death Threat for Sikh Family

Five death-threat letters, the last of which arrived in February, have followed a Sikh American family during the last decade as they moved to various neighborhoods in metropolitan Washington.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 | 10:24 AM

Green Gurdwaras and Beyond

Reporting from Rockville, Maryland - Gurdwaras in United States and India are adopting solar energy, using recyclable materials and considering organic foods for langar as a result of a push from EcoSikh, an environmental advocacy group initially funded by the Norwegian government.

Sunday, Mar 25, 2012 | 10:43 PM

Shooting Victim Described Suspect Vehicle

Gurmej Singh Atwal, one of two Sikh men gunned down in California nearly a year ago, gave a partial description of the suspect vehicle just before his death, which has lead to a composite picture of the pick-up truck allegedly involved in the unsolved double homicide.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 | 06:40 PM

Sikhtoons Book Goes Digital

Inspired by positive response from schoolteachers at a couple of large cartooning conferences to the paper version of 'My Headcovering is Downright Sikh,' author Vishavjit Singh recently released a digital version, which is free to view on any computer, tablet or smart phone.

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 | 08:59 PM

Previous Leno Jabs Not Found

A thorough search of Jay Leno’s monologues show that claims by two California Sikhs that the comedian insulted the community with his monologues in 2007, in which he allegedly called Sikhs ‘diaper heads,’ and in 2010, in which he allegedly embellished about the president’s cancellation of the Darbar Sahib trip because he had to wear a turban, were inaccurate.

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012 | 12:33 AM

Sikh Joke, Over Reaction Or Political Play

A libel lawsuit filed last week by a California Sikh against comedian Jay Leno is being called an over-reaction by some Sikhs, but Sikhs on both sides of the controversy agree the incident is being exploited by Indian politicians during this election season.

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 | 07:56 PM

Charlottesville Elects Sikh Mayor

Satyendra Singh Huja is the new mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Monday, Jan 16, 2012 | 05:50 PM

Six-Figure Settlement But California Prisons Keeps No-Beards Policy

Trilochan Singh Oberoi, a retired Indian naval officer who is now an American citizen, was working at Walmart before the California state prisons system offered him a settlement he could not refuse: A $61,000-a-year job and $295,000 in damages.

Friday, Dec 02, 2011 | 04:42 PM

Annual Kirtan at the National Cathedral

Reporting from Washington - Gurbani kirtan filled the gothic arches of the Washington National Cathedral as a Sikh jatha sang Guru Tegh Bahadur’s shabad.

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 | 07:28 PM

Litigations Increase: Yogi Bhajan’s Wife vs. His Secretaries

Inderjit Kaur Puri, widow of Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, stands to win 100 percent of the couple’s living trust, without having to split any of it with her husband’s Caucasian female assistants.

Saturday, Nov 12, 2011 | 12:42 AM


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