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California gurdwara pays unique tribute to Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGLES: Hundreds of Sikh worshippers turned up wearing the Lakers colours -- purple and yellow -- at the Gurdwara Nanaksar in Fresno, California, in a special prayer meet for the late basketball great Kobe Bryant who was killed in a helicopter crash last month, a media report said.

First-ever national gatka refresher and coaching course in New York

NEW YORK:  Gatka Federation USA in collaboration with Gurudwara's Committee. organized its first-ever  two-day National Gatka Coaching and Refresher course at Gurudwara Sikh Cultural Society here on January 18 and 19.

16 individuals and organizations were honored at the 15th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner

INDIANAPOLIS: Mumbai-born Rupal Thanawala was among 16 individuals and organizations, who were felicitated at the 15th annual Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner, hosted by Recorder Media Group which is the 3rd largest minority magazine and newspaper in its 125th year,  in Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis, on Friday night.

Historic victory: Sikhs to be counted as separate ethenic group in USA census 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C: On January 6, 2020, a follow-up meeting at San Diego State University with the U.S. Census Bureau leadership was conducted as a part of an on-going series of meetings since 2010 asking for the Sikhs to be recognized as a separate ethnic group. UNITED SIKHS today is proud to announce that the United States 2020 Census will include coding for Sikhs, which means that Sikh Americans will be counted as a separate ethnic group. This announcement is a milestone for America's Sikh Community, as this will be the first time the minority group will be counted and coded in the decennial U.S. Census that is conducted every 10 years.

HTCI member Bengaluru-born Melkote K. Ramaswamy dies

INDIANAPOLIS: Melkote (Mel) K. Ramaswamy, who originally hailed from Bengaluru, passed away on  January 1, 2020 peacefully at his home in Westerville, OH, surrounded by his loving family. He was a 40+ yr resident of Indianapolis / Carmel / Westfield (Indiana) before moving here in June 2019, according to a communication received from Hindu Temple of Central Indiana.

Indian-origin teen survives fall from US peak

OTTAVA:  An Indian-origin teenager from Canada survived a 150-metre fall from the top of Mount Hood in the US state of Oregon, it was reported.

Copy of US Senate resolution recognizing Sikhs' contributions presented to Akal Takat Jathedar Harpreet Singh

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikh Political Action Committee founder and chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa presented a copy of United States Senate Resolution 393 recognizing the historical, cultural and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak and the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs of the United States, to Jathedar Shri Akal Takat Sahib, Amritsar (India) ) Harpreet Singh.

Sikh Uber driver racially abused, strangulated by passenger in US

WASHINGTON: A Sikh Uber driver in the US was racially abused and strangulated by a passenger, a media report said.

Amit Shah, Dhindsa, Capt Amarinder, Sukhbir Badal congratulate Ghoman Property Group

INDIANAPOLIS: Ghoman Property Group's new venture Delta Hotels Marriott was formally inaugurated on Saturday at 5360 Fortune West Indianapolis Airport Area here amidst Sikh prayers, led by Head Granti Pritam Singh of Gurdwara Sikh Satsang, Acton Road, Indianapolis.

Mayor Hogsett proclaims Nov 1 as 'Jathedar Tara Singh Day' in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: City of Indianapolis on Friday night honored Jathedar Tara Singh, member of the Executive Committee of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at a  function function organised by Sikh community at the residence of Baldev Singh Sallan here.

Young and Cardin introduce Resolution Honoring Sikh Community

INDIANAPOLIS/WASHINTON: U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) today introduced the first Senate resolution honoring Sikh Americans. The resolution works to further diversity and afford all Americans the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared experiences of Sikhs.

1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial' in US removed after India protests

NORWICH (Connecticut, US): About three months after a e1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial to the Sikhs victims of the 1984 riots in India was installed at Otis Library here, the memorial was removed in the part following request from the Indian government.

First Time Ever in US History, the US Senate session Starts with a Sikh Prayer

WASHINGTON DC: With the Collaborative efforts of American Sikh Caucus Committee (ASCC) and Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC), US Senate and House of Representatives introduce resolutions to declare the 550thBirth Anniversary of Guru Nanak as “World Equality Day”

Indian doctor to head oncology dept in cleveland clinic (LEAD)

NEW DELHI:Jame Abraham on Tuesday was inducted as the head of the Hematology/Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US.

US announces sanctions on Gupta brothers of South Africa

WASHINGTON:The US Department of Treasury on Thursday announced it had imposed sanctions on the high-profile Gupta brothers - Ajay, Atul and Rajesh - of South Africa and their associate Salim Essa for corruption.

Indian girl flew to Abu Dhabi 'for love'

ABU DHABI: A 19-year-old Delhi-based Christian girl who flew to Abu Dhabi earlier this month and embraced Islam, has rubbished reports that she has been abducted and coerced into joining a terrorist group, adding that she came to the UAE for love.

Houston's first Sikh Deputy shot dead

HOUSTON: Sandeep Dhaliwal, the first Sikh Deputy in Houston's Harris County Sheriff's Department, was shot dead multiple times in the head from behind during a mid-day traffic stop, authorities said.

Indian-origin man jailed for robbery in Singapore

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin man in Singapore has been sentenced to 11 and a half years after being convicted of robbery at a petrol station in 2017 and admitting to drug consumption and possession, the media reported on Friday.

Indy Festival of Faiths: Embracing Religious Diversity

INDIANAPOLIS: The 7th Annual Indy Festival of Faiths was a 'sangam' (confluence)  of many cultures and religious traditions. Organized by Center for Interfaith Cooperation at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Downtown, Indianapolis, the Religious Diversity festival attracted a large number of visitors and participants from all major religions of the world and interfaith communities.

UAE to deport Indian worker held for stealing mangoes

DUBAI:  A United Arab Emirates (UAE) court has ordered the deportation of an Indian airport worker who was held for stealing two mangoes from the baggage of a passenger last year, a media report said.

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