Diaspora

Gurinder Khalsa receives Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award amidst thunder applause

INDIANAPO: Indian-born American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa was  presented the Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award. He was among the 16 Hoosiers who were given The Champions of Diversity Awards amidst thunderous applause at a glittering function  organized by Minority Business Magazine at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown here on Thursday night.


NRI Sabha Punjab has no powers to address the issues of NRIs, says NAPA

JALANDHAR:  US-based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has asked the Punjab government to clear the air about NRI Sabha, which was formed to address the grievances of NRIs.In a statement, NAPA Executive Director Satnam Singh Chahal said if the NRI Sabha has “no constitutional powers to address the issues and concerns of the Punjabi Diaspora then there is no fun to keep this Sabha functioning by wasting thousands of rupees everyday.”

$3m Gurdwara building project launched in Fishers, Indiana

FISHERS (INDIANA): On the auspicious occasion of 252rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community here on Sunday launched  a $ 3 million Gurdwara project (Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar) on the existing propery in Fishers. Plans are in the works to replace the current building with a  new Sikh Gurdwara.

Gurinder Singh Khalsa appointed Board Member of Fishers Economic Development and Planning Commission

FISHERS: Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness on Sunday appointed Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who hails  from Ambala (India),  as Board Member of  Economic Development and Planning Commission. Mayor Scott disclosed this during the celebration of 252rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community, at the  Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar here.

UK MPs Hardy, Dhesi calls on immigration minister to help Afghan Sikhs, Hindus facing deportation threats

CHANDIGARH: To apprise about the difficulties being faced by the minorities in Afghanistan, a delegation led by Emma Hardy MP, with Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP and representatives from Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Southall (Afghan Ekta Society) and United Sikhs today called on UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes in Parliament.

Dream fulfilled, says "Miss India Worldwide 2018" Shree Saini

NEW JERSEY: Born in Punjab (India) Indian-American Shree Saini got her cherished dream fulfilled when she was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at the 27th Annual Global pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey.  Sakshi Sinha of Australia and Anusha Sareen from United Kingdom were adjudged the first and second runner ups.

Indian gets 9 years in jail for sex assault on US flight

WASHINGTON: A 34-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a US flight early this year.

Hindus urge England brewery to apologize & change beer labels named after Krishna

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Congleton (Cheshire, England) based microbrewery Cheshire Brewhouse to apologize and re-name and re-label its two Govinda (another name for Lord Krishna) beers carrying sacred Hindu symbol Om; calling it highly inappropriate.

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

NEW YORK:  While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to improve access for the life saving insulin.

Can managing cholesterol reduce Alzheimer's risk?

NEW YORK: Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease.

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

TORONTO: A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

About 400 Gather to Honor 10 Shining Stars at the New England Choice Awards Gala 2018

WALTHAM, MA:  About 400 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, educators, community leaders and New England Patriots owner and Kraft Group Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft gathered on Friday, October 26, at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA, to honor 10 shining stars of the Indian-American community in New England. Organized by INE MultiMedia, Inc., in collaboration with INDIA New England News, the New England Choice Awards 2018 also honored Mr. Kraft for his service to sportsmanship, and community.

Miss India USA 2017 Shree Saini will be guest at Diwali celebration in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian-born Punjabi American Shree Saini, a Washington state resident, who was crowned Miss India USA 2017, will be the guest at the Diwali Celebrations being organised by India Association of Indianapolis   on November 10 at Murat Theater, Old National Center, 502 N New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Holiday for students in 27 New Jersey school districts on Diwali

NEVADA, USA: Over 27 school districts in New Jersey will reportedly stay closed for students on November seven, the day of most popular Indian festival Diwali. This festival is celebrated in India by Hindus and Sikhs.

Venkaiah Naidu opens Global Expo Botswana 2018

GABORONE: Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah has said that India and Botswana were amongst the fastest growing economies in the world, with growth rates of over 7 per cent a year, adding that their bilateral trade had increased by an impressive 27 per cent over the period of one year.

US journalist alleges rape by Akbar, he says it was consensual

NEW DELHI: Journalist-turned-politician M.J. Akbar, who quit as Union Minister after charges of sexual harassment by many journalists, has now been accused of rape by US journalist Pallavi Gogoi. Akbar said they had a "consensual relationship" even as his wife accused Gogoi of lying.

Hindus seek apology from Campbell’s for linking Diwali with beef

NEVADA: Hindus are seeking apology from global food company Campbell’s for listing a beef recipe under “Diwali Inspired Recipes” stating “Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, this autumn with Campbell’s Kitchen’s collection of inspired recipes” on their website.

Gurinder Khalsa to feature in short film "Singh' in USA

him to make difficult choices between his lifelong religious beliefs and his family. This request, the choices he made, and the resulting Congressional actions are the subject of a new short film, “Singh,” currently in post production in Indianapolis. The flight for freedom of religious expression to be the subject of new film "Singh" scheduled to be released on January 19, 2019.

Indo-Canadians pledge $7mn to build hostels for poor children in India

TORONTO: Indo-Canadian expatriates have donated more than $7 million dollars to a Toronto-based non-profit organisation which builds and runs education hostels in rural India.

Two jailed for Indian origin man's fatal stabbing in UK

LONDON: Two men who were convicted earlier this year of fatally stabbing an Indian-origin man in west London's Southall suburb have been sentenced to a total of 40 years in jail.

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