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President's Wishes on Guru Nanak Jayanti

I send my best wishes to all those observing the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru.

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 | 12:14 PM

Bandi Chhor Divas at the White House

President Barack Obama conspicuously recognized the Sikh gurpurab, Bandi Chhor Divas, during the official celebration of Divali, a Hindu festival, and for the first time welcomed a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee representative to the White House, Sikh groups said.

Monday, Nov 07, 2011 | 01:00 AM

California Governor Considering Reward in Sikh Shootings

Sikhs in Elk Grove, California, are still awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s decision on posting a reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two elderly Sikh men on March 4.

Friday, Nov 04, 2011 | 02:57 PM

Phoolka: Evidence Against Nath Well Documented

Harvinder Singh Phoolka, a human rights lawyer working for justice for the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms, said he has evidence of Indian Minister of Urban Development Kamal Nath’s involvement in the massacre.

Wednesday, Nov 02, 2011 | 09:18 PM

U.S. State Department Considering Nath Immunity

Reporting from Washington - The U.S. Department of State is still considering providing a statement of diplomatic immunity for Kamal Nath, Indian minister of urban development, who is facing a civil lawsuit in New York for his alleged participation in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms in New Delhi.

Saturday, Oct 29, 2011 | 12:14 AM

Golden Temple Loses Tea to Bibiji

Inderjit Kaur Puri, widow of the late religious leader Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, is now the proud owner of the trademarks ‘Yogi’ and ‘Yogi Tea,’ and she is not licensing them back to Golden Temple of Oregon, the Eugene food company that partially funds his nonprofit organizations, including the religious organizations, Sikh Dharma International and 3HO (Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization), a group that teaches Kundalini yoga.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011 | 10:12 PM

For Sikhtoons-walla, It's All About the Dastaar at Comic Con

Vishavjit Singh, creator of Sikhtoons, will be the first Sikh at the largest comic convention on the East coast, showcasing the dastaar.

Thursday, Oct 06, 2011 | 05:31 PM

Vegas PD's Custom Sikh Curriculum

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department created and released this month a custom Sikh cultural awareness module in its training program for law enforcement.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 | 11:28 PM

Activism and Outreach From 9/11 Hate Killing

A new kind of activism was born out of the Balbir Singh Sodhi tragedy ten years ago when he became the first person killed in the backlash against those perceived to be related to the 9/11 attackers.

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 | 11:54 PM

Faith Groups Denounce Rise in Islamophobia a Decade After 9/11

Reporting from WASHINGTON – A group of religious leaders representing the Islamic, Jewish, Christian and Sikh communities this week commemorated the 9/11 attacks by denouncing the rise of Islamophobia and by asking Americans to overcome the fear and division that has defined the decade since the tragedy.

Sunday, Sep 11, 2011 | 12:30 AM

Litigation Continues in the First Yogi Bhajan Trial

The trial phase of the first major lawsuit, which will decide the future of Yogi Bhajan's Empire, has ended but the litigation process continues with the addition of a new defendant.

Saturday, Sep 03, 2011 | 12:53 AM

NYC Sikhs Give Boost for Federal Workplace Religious Freedom Law

A new bill, initiated by Sikh activists and enacted by the New York City council, to protect workers against religious discrimination, adds momentum for such legislation at the federal level, a U.S. senator said.

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 | 10:33 PM

Historical Collection Under the Hammer

A highly important collection of documents and artifacts of the Sikh empire and the Punjab are going under the hammer on Thursday, August 18, at Mullock’s auction house in Ludlow, Shropshire, England.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011 | 07:30 PM

Bibiji's Lawsuit

Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa gave his wife the title of Bhai Sahiba, Chief Religious Minister of Sikh Dharma, but Inderjit Kaur Puri prefers to simply be called Bibiji.

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011 | 12:38 PM

Minimal Progress on Bullying Prevention in NYC Schools

On his way home from school, Sanjeet had stopped by a local deli to grab a bite to eat when some boys came from behind and pulled off his dastaar. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm, who was a teacher at the time, saw the incident and tried unsuccessfully to stop the perpetrators.

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 | 05:02 PM

The First Punjabi Public School

Sikh children in Sacramento, California, will have an opportunity beginning this fall to attend the first Punjabi-language school in the United States.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 | 11:57 PM

Selling Golden Temple

Kartar Singh Khalsa, head of Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa’s business empire, testified in the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon, that selling the rights to the ‘Golden Temple’ brand name was just good business.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011 | 12:08 AM

Camp For At-Risk Bhujangis

The time has come for a Sikh camp for at-risk teenagers who are having problems with school or family, exhibiting low self-esteem or motivation, making poor peer or relationship choices, defying authority or responsibility, or experimenting with drugs or alcohol.

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 | 12:09 AM

SSS Testifies

Before his death in 2004, Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa told his longtime secretary, Sardarni Guru Amrit Kaur Khalsa, that after he was gone she would become the Siri Sikhdar Sahiba of Sikh Dharma International, she testified in the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 | 12:15 AM

The Fight For Yogi Bhajan’s Empire

Mukhia Singh Sahib Guru Singh Khalsa was the first witness on the stand at the Multnomah County Circuit Court, in Portland Oregon, where the battle is on for control of the late Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa’s empire.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 | 04:38 PM

NY Court Ejects Gurdwara President

The management dispute that resulted in the disturbing Youtube video of a brawl at the Baba Makhan Shah Lubana Sikh Center in New York ended yesterday with a court decision to disqualify the current president and name the person designated by the gurdwara’s selection committee as its rightful president.

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 | 10:50 PM

Man Gets 13 Years in Hate Crime of Sikh Cabby

Pedro Antonio Ramirez was sentenced in a California court yesterday to 13 years in prison for his part in the November 2010 hate crime and assault of Harbhajan Singh, a Sikh cab driver.

Saturday, Jun 04, 2011 | 12:29 PM

Competition Inspires Youth Kirtan

Reporting from Silver Spring, Maryland - The annual kirtan competition is a platform for Sikh youth to learn Gurmat sangeet.

Friday, Jun 03, 2011 | 05:19 PM

Appeal to Adopt Nanakshahi 2003

A coalition of American gurdwaras is appealing to the global Sikh community to adopt Nanakshahi 2003 as its legitimate calendar, forgoing any changes made last year by the Akal Takht.

Monday, May 23, 2011 | 12:04 AM

Khoj Offers Scholarships and Stimulation

Khoj, a Northern California-based forum for Sikh youth, is offering three scholarships, $1,000 each, to students pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree at an American university.

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 12:53 AM


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