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Film Spotlights Children of Farmers Who Commit Suicide

Every Farmer Counts, Every Child Dreams

Reporting from Rockville, Maryland - She sings softly, beautifully, a song about the bond between a mother and a daughter, a bond she will never know. Jasvir Kaur’s mother committed suicide when she was seven. And her father is among the more than a quarter-million Indian farmers who have been driven to suicide since 1995.

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 | 08:18 PM

U.S. Capitol Wants Sikh Police Officers

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington this month announced that it wants to hire Sikhs, with their five Ks and Dastaar, as police officers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 | 02:53 PM

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

A Sikh advocacy group this week launched 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.

Friday, May 04, 2012 | 02:57 PM

Kara Exception for Restaurateur

In an unusual advocacy case, a Sikh restaurant owner won an exception last month to the Georgia state health regulations that allows him to wear his kara while cooking in the kitchen.

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 | 03:47 PM

Fifth Death Threat for Sikh Family

Five death-threat letters, the last of which arrived in February, have followed a Sikh American family during the last decade as they moved to various neighborhoods in metropolitan Washington.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 | 10:24 AM

Shooting Victim Described Suspect Vehicle

Gurmej Singh Atwal, one of two Sikh men gunned down in California nearly a year ago, gave a partial description of the suspect vehicle just before his death, which has lead to a composite picture of the pick-up truck allegedly involved in the unsolved double homicide.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 | 06:40 PM

Sikhtoons Book Goes Digital

Inspired by positive response from schoolteachers at a couple of large cartooning conferences to the paper version of 'My Headcovering is Downright Sikh,' author Vishavjit Singh recently released a digital version, which is free to view on any computer, tablet or smart phone.

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2012 | 08:59 PM

Previous Leno Jabs Not Found

A thorough search of Jay Leno’s monologues show that claims by two California Sikhs that the comedian insulted the community with his monologues in 2007, in which he allegedly called Sikhs ‘diaper heads,’ and in 2010, in which he allegedly embellished about the president’s cancellation of the Darbar Sahib trip because he had to wear a turban, were inaccurate.

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2012 | 12:33 AM

Sikh Joke, Over Reaction Or Political Play

A libel lawsuit filed last week by a California Sikh against comedian Jay Leno is being called an over-reaction by some Sikhs, but Sikhs on both sides of the controversy agree the incident is being exploited by Indian politicians during this election season.

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 | 07:56 PM

Six-Figure Settlement But California Prisons Keeps No-Beards Policy

Trilochan Singh Oberoi, a retired Indian naval officer who is now an American citizen, was working at Walmart before the California state prisons system offered him a settlement he could not refuse: A $61,000-a-year job and $295,000 in damages.

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