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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. Wade killed five men and one woman inside the gurdwara, two of them may have been ragees. Victims (may not be correct spelling): Seeta Singh, 41 Ranjeet Singh, 49 Satwant Singh Khaleka, 62 Parkash Singh, 39 Shubeg Singh Khatra, 84 Paramjeet Kaur, 41

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Monday, Aug 06, 2012 | 01:19 PM

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Slug: MilwaukeeShooting

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. At this difficult time,the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded. My Administration will provide whatever support is necessary to the officials who are responding to this tragic shooting and moving forward with an investigation. As we mourn this loss which took place at a house of worship, we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family.

By: Sikh News Network

Dated: Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 | 04:49 PM

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Shooting at Milwaukee Gurdwara

A white male began shooting people in the gurdwara in Oak Creak, Wisconsin, at approximately 11:30 a.m. this morning.

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 | 01:48 PM

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Slug: MilwaukeeShooting

Presidential Campaigns Address Sikh American Issues

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

By: Avneet Kaur

Dated: Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 | 11:17 AM

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Slug: TownHall

Sikh Books Gifted to Rutgers University

Rutgers University received a collection of Sikh books for its library system last month. A Sikh student conceived the idea earlier this year noting that the university had a very limited number of books on the subject. United Sikhs donated the books through its Sikh Awareness Through Libraries program, with 35 Sikh titles on nine topics.

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 | 08:51 AM

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Slug: RutgersLIbrary

Film Spotlights Children of Farmers Who Commit Suicide

Every Farmer Counts, Every Child Dreams

A farmer dies in India every 32 minutes. With more than 250,000 suicides recorded between 1995 and 2010, at least as many children of their have been forced into abject poverty. ‘A Little Revolution - A Story of Suicides and Dreams,’ documents the plight of a few of these children and how the filmmakers empowered them to stand up for their rights.

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Monday, Jun 18, 2012 | 08:18 PM

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Slug: FarmerHope

U.S. Capitol Wants Sikh Police Officers

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington this month announced that it has amended its appearance policy to allow Sikhs to serve as officers with all their articles of faith, including turban, beard, Kara and Kirpan.

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 02:53 PM

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Slug: SikhMPD

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

The Fight for Yogi Bhajan's Empire

A Multnomah County circuit court judge issued remedies last month in the Golden Temple of Oregon lawsuit that ordered the tea company founded by Yogi Bhajan be turned over to a court-appointed administrator and that the company’s management pay back all bonuses and monetary perks, more than $30 million, which will eventually be distributed back to the religious community founded by Yogi Bhajan.

By: Kamalla Rose Kaur

Dated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 12:02 AM

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Slug: Remedies2012

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

The Sikh Coalition this week released 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.

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Friday, May 04, 2012 | 02:57 PM

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Slug: AirportApp

Kara Exception for Restaurateur

<p>A Sikh restaurant owner received an exception to the Georgia state health regulations that allows him to wear his kara, an article of faith, while cooking in the kitchen. The state only allows chefs to wear wedding rings. This is the first kara case outside a prison safety issue.</p>

By: Anju Kaur

Dated: Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 | 03:47 PM

Words: 515

Slug: GeorgiaKara

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