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California Schools Curriculum to Include Sikh Information

Budget Crisis May Delay New Textbooks

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this month a bill to finalize a new history and social studies framework for schools that includes teaching about the religion, history and culture of its Sikh immigrants.

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 | 01:55 PM

Surprise Right at the Hate Crimes Hearing

Reporting from Washington - In a room full of Sikhs, Sen. Dick Durbin engaged New York University Prof. James Jacobs in a debate on the merits of hate crimes laws at a Senate subcommittee hearing last week.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 | 10:47 PM

Revised Sikh Cultural Training for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement will use a revised cultural-sensitivity training packet on Sikhs with modifications mostly to its print materials, an advocacy group said.

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 | 03:18 PM

Justice and FBI to Consider Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikhs

Decision Expected in October

Reporting from Washington - The federal government will consider collecting statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs, a justice department official said Wednesday at a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing.

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 | 03:04 AM

Sikhs Initiated California’s Employment Law

California employers will have to bear the burden of proof to show significant economic hardship in denying turban and beard accommodations for employees, and they will no longer be able to hide Sikh workers from public view as a means of accommodation.

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 | 09:31 PM

An Historic Invocation

With little time to prepare and last-minute changes by convention officials, Ishwar Singh’s invocation at the Republican National Convention may not have been perfect, but it again brought Sikhs into the limelight, experts said.

Monday, Sep 10, 2012 | 04:41 PM

First Lady Visits Families of Wisconsin Gurdwara Shooting Victims

Reporting from Oak Creek, Wisconsin - First lady Michelle Obama met Thursday with victims and families of those killed in the Aug. 5 massacre at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, in a private gathering at Oak Creek High School.

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 | 01:20 AM

Wisconsin Gurdwara Opens, Memorial Service Today

Many public officials are expected to speak at the memorial services for the Wisconsin gurdwara victims, which began this morning at 9:00 Central time.

Friday, Aug 10, 2012 | 12:16 PM

President Obama's Call with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

President Obama spoke with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday morning to "express condolences for victims of the senseless attack at the gurdwara in Wisconsin, which took the lives of Indian nationals as well as Americans, and to convey the solidarity of the American people."

Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 | 10:34 PM

President Orders Flag at Half-Staff

President Obama signed a proclamation today to fly the flag at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek gurdwara tragedy.

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 | 09:54 PM

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