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$4 Million Dollar Man

Top executives at the Golden Temple food company in Oregon, controlled by followers of Yogi Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, drew excessive compensation in recent years — the CEO topped $4 million last year — while the company slashed its donations to its religious and educational nonprofit groups, according to records disclosed in an ongoing lawsuit against the company’s business leaders by state officials and the religious leaders.

Friday, May 13, 2011 | 03:24 PM

CNN and Financial Times Remove Sikh Images

CNN and Financial Times, two international news outlets, on Friday removed images of Sikhs used in their online news reports of Osama bin Laden, on their home pages.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | 02:59 PM

The Secluded Gurdwara in China

Reporting from Shanghai - In an affluent neighborhood on the outskirts of Shanghai, a Sikh family has set up a gurdwara on the top floor of their luxurious house.

Friday, May 06, 2011 | 09:17 AM

How He Went Down

The following statement by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, at 6 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room, describes the assault on Osama bin Laden and his burial. The narrative was provided by the Department of Defense.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 | 09:06 PM

Maryland Kirpan Arrest Raises Questions of Profiling

Harpreet Singh Khalsa, a newly converted Sikh, stopped at a Maryland 7-Eleven convenience late one night in January when a police officer noticed him.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 | 09:00 PM

Implications of Kirpan Ban in Rochester Gurdwara’s Lawsuit

What began last year as a commonplace lawsuit about control of the Gurdwara of Rochester, New York, has turned into a case with possible implications about the ability of Sikhs to freely carry Kirpans in the United States.

Friday, Apr 08, 2011 | 10:41 AM

Man Withdraws Guilty Plea in Cab Driver Beating

In a surprising twist to a hate crime case, a California man who previously pleaded guilty of assaulting taxi driver Harbhajan Singh, told the court Friday that he plans to change his plea.

Wednesday, Apr 06, 2011 | 12:12 AM

Akal Takhat Smacks Rochester Gurdwara Trustees on Kirpan Ban

The Akal Takhat, in a stinging letter issued last month, severely reprimanded the trustees of the Gurdwara of Rochester, New York, for using a lawsuit to ban Kirpans from its premises, and added that a place of worship that limits the Kakars in any way cannot not be called a Sikh gurdwara.

Monday, Apr 04, 2011 | 01:11 PM

Sikhs at White House Conference on Bullying

A Sikh student, a Sikh entrepreneur and a Sikh activist were among the 150 guests at the White House conference on bullying prevention this month.

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 | 01:48 PM

California State Senator to Don Turban in Solidarity With Sikhs

A top California state senator expressed his solidarity with the Sikh community Sunday by proposing that he will wear a turban for a day.

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 | 10:12 AM

Hundreds Attend Prayer Vigil for Shooting Victims

Locals show support for Sikh community as investigation continues into the March 4 shooting in California of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Singh Atwal.

Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 | 11:35 AM

Meet the Families Affected by Last Week's Shooting in Elk Grove

Kamaljit Atwal, whose father barely survived the shooting, hopes media coverage of the case will prompt a witness to come forward with information—and claim a reward that now stands at more than $42,000.

Friday, Mar 11, 2011 | 01:16 PM

U.S. Senator to Support Sikh Councilman at Fundraiser

Senator Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, will be the special guest Saturday at the first annual Sikh community fundraiser for Hoboken, New Jersey, Councilman Ravinder Singh Bhalla.

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 | 04:48 PM

Guilty Pleas, One With Hate Crime, in Sikh Taxi Driver Assault

Pedro Antonio Ramirez and Johnny Morales pleaded guilty Monday to the November assault on Harbhajan Singh, a taxi driver, with Ramirez admitting to the attack as a hate crime.

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2011 | 02:26 PM

Police Look for Truck in Shooting of Two Sikhs

The Sacramento, California, community today announced a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) connected with the shooting of two elderly Sikh men last Friday.

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2011 | 12:41 AM

Austin Gurdwara Asks Texas Supreme Court to Stop Its Destruction

Religious intolerance was allegedly the motivation behind a Texas couple’s court battle to stop the construction of a gurdwaaraa in their neighborhood, which ultimately resulted in an appellate court ordering the total destruction of the completed building, according to a United Sikhs’ filing in the Texas Supreme Court.

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011 | 09:40 PM

Seva of Motion

An American surgical team led by Sikh doctors restored the quality of life of 47 poor patients in Punjab who previously could not walk because of knee or hip problems.

Friday, Feb 25, 2011 | 02:15 PM

Most American Gurdwaras Will Not Follow New Nanakshahi Calendar

American gurdwaras representatives formally declared that they will not institute changes made last year to the Nanakshahi calendar by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and the Akaal Takht, and instead continue with the original 2003 version.

Friday, Feb 18, 2011 | 01:54 PM

Lobbying Continues Against Changes to Nanakshahi Calendar

Reporting from WASHINGTON - A representative from the California gurdwaras, and Pal Singh Purewal, architect of the Nanakshahi calendar, are in Punjab lobbying against the changes made to the Sikh calendar last year, ahead of its next release on Chet 1 (March 14).

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 | 02:35 PM

National Geographic Channel Stops at Apology

SALDEF told the National Geographic Channel last week that clipping a scene from its broadcast program episode, ‘Inside Al Qaeda,’ which juxtaposed Sikhs with terrorists, isn’t enough to alleviate the damage done to the Sikh community.

Friday, Feb 04, 2011 | 12:24 AM

National Gurdwara Withdraws Lawsuit

Reporting from Washington - In light of a damaging video and pressure from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the National Gurdwara unconditionally withdrew its lawsuit on Friday against a Virginia couple.

Monday, Jan 31, 2011 | 12:48 PM

Civil Rights Groups Ask California to Allow Prison Guards With Beards

Civil rights groups this week urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to reconsider her position in court of not accommodating a Sikh man who wanted to work as a prison guard with a beard, noting that the U.S. Army now has three Sikh soldiers that have successfully worn gas masks over their religiously-mandated unshorn beards.

Friday, Jan 28, 2011 | 03:38 PM

President Obama's Statement on India Republic Day

On behalf of the American people, I send my best wishes to the people of India and to those here in the United States and around the world who are celebrating India Republic Day.

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 | 12:29 PM

Court Says California Man Can Sue Punjab Times for Libel

In perhaps the first libel lawsuit in the United States against a Punjabi-language newspaper, a California appeals court judge denied the Punjab Times’ request to dismiss the case, paving the way for the plaintiff, Hardev Singh Grewal, to go to trial.

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 | 10:52 AM

TSA: Body Scanners Cannot See Through Turbans

The Transportation and Security Administration will use secondary screening measures for turbans, such as a hand-held metal detector and pat-down chemical detection, even after travelers successfully pass through full-body scanners, because the new scanners being deployed across the country cannot see through the layers of a standard Sikh turban, TSA told Sikh advocacy groups.

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 | 08:51 PM

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