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$4 Million Dollar Man

A lawsuit brought by the state and Bhajan religious leaders challenges salaries at food company Golden Temple

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

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

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

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

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

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

Losing Our Identity

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



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