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SikhPAC chairman GS Khalsa endores Hate Crime Bill

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Actiion Committee (SikhsPAC) Founder and Chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa endorsed pending hate crimes legislation at a press conference held today at the Atrium of the Indiana State Capitol/Statehouse building in Downtown. The event was organized by the Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate and included state legislators and representatives of various organizations.

Butler University to honor KP Singh, to receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Dec 16

INDIANAPOLIS: Butler University President James Danko announced that artist, community leader, and 2016 Butler University Legacy Award winner Kanwal Prakash Singh will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and serve as the keynote speaker for Winter Commencement on December 16 at 9:00 a.m in Clowes Memorial Hall.

Dr Shahid Athar presented Interfaith Ambassador 2017 Award

CARMEL (INDIANA): Renowned Endocrinologist Dr  Shahid Athar on Saturday night was felicitated with the Interfaith Ambassador of the Year Award 2017 in rocognition to his commitment and devotion to the  building of Interfaith relationship, during the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Carmel Christian Church which was sponsored by Carmel Interfaith Alliance.

India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court as Britain bows to UN majority

 Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.

Construction of $4 million “Northpole” Hindu Temple in Canada to begin in May

NEVADA: Sanatan Mandir Cultural Society (SMCS) reportedly plans to launch construction of Canada's northernmost Hindu temple in Fort McMurray (Alberta) on a two-acre plot in May 2018 and finish in October 2019, costing about four million dollars.

A ''Rising" Suraj in American politics

INDIANAPOLIS: Entrepreneur by profession Suraj Patel has decided to add another chapter to his career by joining politics and is a candidate for Congress from New York's 12th District.

Bhangra attracts attention in Indy Internatonal Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: The three-day 41st Annual Indy International Festival conclued amidst riot of colour at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair. At the end of the lively cultural programmes presented by the artists settled here from different countries, Parade of Nations was the culmination. Each contingent carried their flags of their countries they were born.

Upset Hindus urge Charlotte clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha leggings

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Charlotte (North Carolina) based fashion activewear company “GearBunch” for immediate withdrawal of leggings, capris and bedding carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate.

Sikh Educational Society make winning debut in International Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikh Educational Society made winning debut at the 41st Annual Indy International Festival on the middle day of the three-day event at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair.

Welcoming Shiva in new £1bn Louvre Abu Dhabi, Hindus urge more Hindu artifacts

Hindus are urging prestigious about £1bn museum Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD); unveiled by French President Emmanuel Macron on November eight; to enrich its collection of Hindu artifacts.

Indian-origin UK minister resigns over Israel meetings row

 Indian-origin International Development Secretary of UK Priti Patel, has resigned amid controversy over her unauthorised meetings with Israeli officials, media reports said.

Indian American elected New Jersey town Mayor despite anti-Sikh propaganda

Two Indian American candidates have overcome bigoted propaganda to win local elections in New Jersey - one of them as the Mayor of Hoboken.

Bonn hosts 20,000 climate summit delegates: Indian-origin Mayor

This German city is hosting over 20,000 delegates and environmental activists of nearly 200 nations for the annual UN Climate Change Conference, Indian-origin Mayor Ashok Sridharan said.

Hindus seek class exemption for Diwali at University of Hamburg

Hindus have urged prestigious University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg UHH) in Germany for granting class exemption for the Hindu students to observe Diwali and other Hindu festivals.

Trump greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak Dev's Gurpurab

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump greeted the Sikhs on the occasion of Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the faith, saying the community exemplifies the fundamental values that all Americans share.

Indian-origin man gets 8-year jail for killing UK cyclist

LONDON: An Indian-origin driver has been jailed for eight years after running over and killing a young cyclist while he was high on drink and drugs.

Indian re-arrested after serving 10 years in US jail

An Indian man was re-arrested in the US after he was released from prison following the completion of his 10-year sentence for posing a threat to public safety, authorities said.

Indian-origin MP accuses May of sexual abuse cover-up

An Indian-origin MP has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of failing to act when she was tipped about a Westminster sexual abuse cover-up three years ago.

Halloween celebrated in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: Attired in fancy costumes, bubbling and bustling children, visited the homes in their neighborhood to demand sweets, snacks or gift on Halloween Day which falls on October 31 every year. It is a spooky celebration.

Mayor Hogsett proclaims Oct 28 as India Day

INDIANAPOLIS: Indianapolis Mayor Joseph H Hogsett gave a  fabulous 'Diwali gift' to the Indian American Community by declaring October 28 as INDIA DAY in City of Indianapolis and  Mayor Hogsett made this announcement while participating in the India Association of Indianapolis (IAI) Golden Jubilee celebration, 50th Anniversary,  and Diwali  at the Old Natiional Center, Downtown, Indianapolis. The announcement was loudly cheered by a packed house which included a number of big wigs -- elected representative, businessmen, artists and professionals.

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