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Facebook Polices Religious Intolerance

’How long are these turban jokes on Faceboook gonna curry on for?’ is an example of a hate-mongering Facebook ‘page’ that has been taken off the most popular social networking Web site in the world.

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 | 12:06 AM

SGPC Office and Printing Facility a Possibility in US

Reporting from WASHINGTON - Representatives of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar on Monday surveyed the financially troubled National Gurdwara here to possibly take over as its management.

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 | 05:15 PM

FBI Unclear About Monitoring Sikh Americans

Reporting from WASHINGTON - FBI Director Robert Mueller apologized for linking Sikh Americans with subversive Muslim groups, and clarified that the bureau does not have “fishing expeditions” in American gurdwaras.

Monday, Dec 13, 2010 | 11:21 PM

Video Prompts Possible Settlement in National Gurdwara Lawsuit

Reporting from WASHINGTON – Secret video footage showing that an alleged assault by a Virginia couple never happened may have prompted the board of trustees at the National Gurdwara to attempt to settle a lawsuit it brought against the couple, but the settlement fell apart yesterday, a day before their court appearance.

Friday, Dec 10, 2010 | 09:59 PM

First Enlisted Sikh Soldier Moves Forward With Army Career

Specialist Simran Preet Singh Lamba, who recently became the first enlisted Sikh soldier in more than two decades to complete basic training while maintaining his Sikh identity, began the next level of training this month to become a combat medic.

Monday, Dec 06, 2010 | 08:43 PM

Suspects Arrested in Cab Driver Assault

Pedro Ramirez and Johnny Morales turned themselves in to the West Sacramento police last Thursday night after a five day manhunt in connection with the assault of taxi driver Harbhajan Singh.

Thursday, Dec 02, 2010 | 07:45 PM

Nirvikar Singh is Sikh Chair Holder at University of California, Santa Cruz

Nearly 10 years after Hardit Singh Aurora donated money for the endowment of a Sikh chair, the University of California in Santa Cruz has appointed Nirvikar Singh, an economics professor at the same university, to the Sarabjit Singh Aurora Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies.

Thursday, Dec 02, 2010 | 06:40 PM

Liquor Store Owner and Gurdwara Trustee Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption Probe

Reporting from Greenbelt, Maryland - Ravinder Kaur Melhi, 49, who with husband Amrik Singh Melhi, 51, has ownership interests in Tick Tock Liquors in Langley Park, was released Wednesday morning under a strict set of conditions that include a mental health evaluation, 24-hour electronic monitoring, no new travel plans and no purchases over $1,000.

Wednesday, Dec 01, 2010 | 04:10 PM

SGPC to Build Printing Facility for Guru Granth Sahib in US

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will receive a donation of land and building in Charlotte, North Carolina, which it will convert into a facility for printing Guru Granth Sahib saroops.

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 | 11:58 PM

White House and Vatican Congratulate Sikhs on Prakaash Divaas Guru Nanak

The following are letters of congratulations on the Prakaash Divaas of Guru Nanak.

Sunday, Nov 21, 2010 | 07:37 PM

Gurdwara Trustee Arrested in FBI Sting

A trustee of the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Foundation of America, in Silver Spring, Maryland, and her husband, were arrested Monday in a federal corruption investigation that also involved the arrest of the county executive on the previous Friday.

Friday, Nov 19, 2010 | 03:59 PM

Targeting Sikh Americans (TSA)

Sikh passengers will always be singled out for secondary pat-downs and tertiary hand held metal-detector screenings at airports, even after first passing through newly implemented full-body scanners, advocacy groups said.

Monday, Nov 15, 2010 | 03:22 PM

National Gurdwara Goes to Court

Financially strapped National Gurdwara is asking a Washington court to bar from its premises a Virginia couple that its trustees have accused of assault and rabble rousing.

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 | 06:00 PM

First Lady Empowers Girls During Delhi Museum Visit

Amid the neem and banyan trees and colorful tribal Worli art wall-paintings, Michelle Obama held hands with schoolgirls touring the rooms today at the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum in New Delhi.

Monday, Nov 08, 2010 | 12:39 PM

President Obama's Remarks to Indian Parliament

The following is President Obama’s address to the Indian Parliament.

Monday, Nov 08, 2010 | 12:30 PM

Statement by President Obama on Diwali

Tomorrow, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, here in America and around the world, will celebrate the holiday of Diwali – the festival of lights.

Thursday, Nov 04, 2010 | 08:24 PM

Arbitration Needed For Gurdwara Disputes

A group of American gurdwaras initiated a plan this month to create a venue for settling disputes that would reduce the large number of court cases that funnel out gurdwara resources.

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010 | 03:54 PM

Sikhs Slighted by President Obama

Feeling sidelined by President Obama, who chose as cultural outreach in India a celebration of Divali with Hindu students in Mumbai and a visit to a Muslim tomb in Delhi, Sikhs are looking to the president to make amends for ditching his visit to Darbar Sahib in Amritsar.

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 | 07:49 PM

Obama Skips Amritsar

It's official, President Obama will only be going to Mumbai and New Delhi next week, said Ben Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communication, at a White House news conference this afternoon on the India trip.

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010 | 02:45 PM

Incremental Progress in NYC Public Schools

The lawsuit that began with a media blitz in June 2008 regarding the violent harassment of a Sikh student at a New York City public high-school, which resulted in significant amendments in September 2008 to bullying regulations, ended with modest concessions in March 2010 for Sikh kids at Richmond Hill High School and a modest settlement this month for the student’s family.

Monday, Oct 25, 2010 | 04:42 PM

SALDEF Gala Highlights Civil Rights Champions and Accomplishments

Founded in 1996 as a volunteer organization, SALDEF portrays itself as the oldest Sikh civil rights group in the United States. It’s focus on media analysis and education expanded in 2000 to include legal services. The advocacy group has a full-time staff in Washington and Southern California, which works on civil rights, legislative, employment and accommodation issues.

Monday, Oct 18, 2010 | 11:59 PM

Federal Employment Commission Cannot Handle All Discrimination Cases

WASHINGTON - While the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed two lawsuits on the same day last month regarding the discrimination of two Sikh men, it also recently rejected a third case, which is now being taken up by a civil rights group.

Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 | 06:52 PM

Joint Seva

Julio Ore Perez lay awake under local anesthesia at a hospital in Lima, Peru, while a Sikh surgeon worked to replace his knees, for free. Perez could only see the curtain between him and the surgical team. But when they finished and pulled the curtain back, he could not believe his eyes. His legs were straight again, after more than six years.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 | 12:00 AM


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