Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Diaspora

Christmas Nights of Lights at Indiana State Fairgrounds

INDIANAPOLIS: The Indiana State Fairgrounds is once again hosting the Christmas Nights of Lights . It was inaugurated on November 12 night and will continue till January 2, 2022 . The show will be on despite rain, shine or snow. It is the largest attractive drive thru light show.

Aparna to premier "Amma- Journey of a New Mother" on January 3, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS: Aparna Satheesan, the winner of the National Natya Shiromani Award is premiering her newest project “Amma- Journey of a new mother”, portraying the emotional postpartum journey of motherhood, in January 2022.

Bibi Jagir Kaur honored by World Peace Diplomacy Organization USA for her outstanding performance in the SGPC

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani  Gurdwara  Parbandhak  Committee was honored by the World Peace Diplomacy Organization with a medal and a letter of appreciation for its outstanding services to the welfare of the people.

Aparna Satheesan receives National Natya Shiromani Award in USA

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian Classical dancer Aparna Satheesan has been honoured with the prestigious National Natya Shiromani award for her contribution towards promoting multiple dance forms across the world and for the charitable work she does as part of “Transforming Life Through Dance” project helping the welfare of the society.

Sahaita partners with Atam Pargas to support 70 families of farmers who have passed away in Delhi protest

Fremont, CA: Fulfilling its commitment to empower the underprivileged, today Sahaita announced it is establishing a partnership with Atam Pargas Social Welfare Council. Under this partnership Sahaita will support an additional 70 families of farmers or farm laborers who have lost their life during or at the Delhi border farmer protest sites.

Sikhs Join Faith leaders Submitting Appeal to the US State Department on Climate

WASHINGTON, DC: EcoSikh represented Sikh community at a major prayer gathering of various faith leaders held, on Monday, outside the US State Department to amplify the issue of climate emergency ahead of the World summit on Climate change. The rally was held as a follow up to “Faith and Science” conference hosted by Pope Francis where faith leaders jointly issued an appeal to the world leaders for setting ambitious targets to address the issue of climate change.

HTCI invites nominations for Board of Trustees and Executive Committee

INDIANAPOLIS: The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana Nomination Committee is inviting nominations for the Board of Trustees for the four-year term from 2022 to 2025 and the Executive Committee for the two-year term from 2022-2023.

Rally against Lakhimpur Kheri killings in Canada

CHANDIGARH: South Asians in Canada's British Columbia came together to protest against the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district which erupted on October 3, claiming the lives of nine persons, including four farmers.

Bibi Jagir Kaur condemns the shooting death of a Sikh in Pakistan

AMRITSAR: Bibi Jagir Kaur, President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has strongly condemned the killing of a Sikh youth in Pakistan.

Indian Overseas Congress USA stages protest against Modi policies at the United Nations

WASHINGTON: The Indian Overseas Congress, USA, an advocacy organization that promotes democracy, human rights, and equal justice together with its supporters and friends, held a protest rally in front of the United Nations on Saturday, September 25, 2021, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his address to the General Assembly.

US Based NRI Body sought NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh

JALANDHAR: Hockey Olympian and MLA from Jalandhar Cantt constituency who has also won by a big margin of votes during the Punjab Assembly Elections 2017 should be allotted a NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh.

USA based EcoSikh inaugurates Garden based on Sikh Scriptures To Inspire Climate Activism

MOGA: EcoSikh along with Petals Society inaugurated the first ever Garden based on Sikh scriptures. ‘Guru Granth Sahib Garden’ a 5 acre oasis of nature, is located in Patto Hira Singh village in Moga, Punjab yesterday.

ISL 2021/22 season to begin from November 19

MUMBAI:  The Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) on Monday announced fixtures for the first 11 rounds of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2021/22 season, which will begin on November 19.

Hindus to hold chariot-procession in Harare

NEVADA: Hindu Society Harare (HSH) in Zimbabwe will reportedly organize “Rath Yatra” (chariot procession) through Harare streets on September five.  As part of “Nand Mahotsav” festivities, this procession will start from Ridgeview Shree Omkar Mandir (temple) on Anson Road after “Kesar Snan” rituals and end in Shree Omkar Mandir on Cameron Street; where bhajans, thaal, arti, prasad will be held.

3 Punjabi men arrested in Canada for sex trafficking

TORONTO: Three Punjabi men have been arrested from Brampton city in Canada for using an underage girl in sex trade. While Amritpal Singh, 23, Harkuwar Singh, 22, and Sukhmanpreet Singh, 23, have been arrested, the hunt is on for a fourth accused.

SGPC to set up printing presses in foreign countries for printing the holy scriptures

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to establish printing presses in foreign countries for printing the holy saroops (scriptures) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

Indo-Canadians term Canada's ban on flights from India as 'discriminatory'

TORONTO: Canada's decision to ban direct flights from India till September 21 while allowing vaccinated family-class passengers and students from all other countries has not gone down well with the Indo-Canadian community.

Sikhs keen to leave Afghanistan

AMRITSAR: With the return of Talibans in Afghanistan, families of Hindu and Sikhs are sensing danger and eager to leave the nation but not willing to come to India at any cost.

Punjabi trucker held for smuggling 83 kg cocaine into Canada

TORONTO: A Punjabi truck driver has been arrested here for smuggling about 83 kg of cocaine from the United States into Canada.

Chicago Sikh community hosted 4th annual 'oneness 5K Run/walk 2021'

PALATINE, IL: In the spirit of Oneness a 5K Run/Walk was hosted by the Sikh Religious Society Palatine Illinois on August 7, 2021 at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, Illinois. This was their 4th. Annual Run/Walk event.

August 7, 2021 proclaimed as Asian Alliance Day

INDIANAPOLIS: Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's announcement of making efforts to take Indiana to the world and bringing back the world to Indiana and establishing Indiana a welcome state; Mayor Joe Hogsett declaring August 7, 2021 as the Asian Day in Indianapolis and presenting the Young-Hee Yedinak Leadership Award to six youths and performances by individual as well as groups from different countries were some of the highlights of the 2021 Asian Festival hosted by Asian American Alliance Inc headed by Rupal Thanawala at The Global Village Welcome Center, located at 4233 Lafayette Road in Indianapolis.

Buddhist values will address issues of global concern: President


NEW DELLHI:President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that application of Buddhist values and principles in addressing issues of global concern will help in healing the world and making it a better place.

7 die in Gaya road accident

PATNA:Seven people onboard an SUV were killed in a late night road accident in Bihar's Gaya district.

Gehlot govt faces stiff opp over Aug 2 school reopening decision


JAIPUR: Barely 24 hours after state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara announced the re-opening of all schools in Rajasthan for all classes from August 2, the state government appears to be on the back foot over the decision.

Concerned China will closely monitor India-Nepal developments

NEW DELHI; Is China worried about the change in government in Nepal? In an article, the Beijing headquartered Global Times, noted that "the Nepali Congress will likely lead the countrys foreign policy towards a "favourable direction for India." However, it also maintained that despite this Nepals relations with China will remain solid.

All you need to know about the vaccination if you're pregnant

NEW DELHI: Recently, Covid vaccination drives have started for pregnant patient as well. While pregnant patients are not more prone to the Covid infection when compared to normal persons, it is a well-known fact that if pregnant woman catches the infection, her condition can deteriorate very fast. As there aren't many studies on the adverse effect of vaccines on pregnant women, one needs to be very careful.

Kerala Assembly witnesses multiple walkouts by opp

THIRUVANNANTHAPURAM:he second day of the second session of the 15th Kerala Assembly on Friday saw multiple walkouts by the Congress-led Opposition and both walkouts pertained to corruption issues in which the ruling CPI-M-led government allegedly had crucial roles.

Oppn complains to Goa Guv on poor network disrupting online education



PANAJI: Heads of Opposition parties in Goa, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and the Nationalist Congress Party met Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai to complain about the lack of technical infrastructure, primarily mobile connectivity and to facilitate online education for school students.

Punjabi trucker arrested in Canada for smuggling cocaine

TORONTO:A Punjabi trucker has been arrested in Canada for smuggling about 112.5 kg of cocaine into the country from the US.
Pardeep Singh, 24, who is a resident of LaSalle in Quebec, was caught when his truck entered Fort Erie in Canada from the US.

Entrepreneur Parminder Brar Launched "NRI Guardian" to Address the Problems of Indians Living Overseas

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh-based young and talented entrepreneur has launched a unique start-up 'NRI Guardian' which aims to provide a one-point solution to the issues of all the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) living overseas.

Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario

TORONTO: Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province. Moga-born Parm Gill, 47, was on Friday appointed as Ontario's new Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.

Sikhs join 100 leaders supporting Biden’s Climate agenda

WASHIGTON: 102 leaders from many religions joined to express their support for President Biden’s climate agenda. EcoSikh was represented by Dr. Rajwant Singh. He recited a hymn by Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith and shared the Sikh perspective on environment.

Hindus urge Belk to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

NEVADA: Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Charlotte (North Carolina) headquartered department store chain Belk to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its nearly 300 stores and website.

Indian-American artist joins California's anti-Covid campaign

SAN FRANCISCO: Indian-American artist Sunroop Kaur has joined California's "Your Actions Save Lives" campaign aimed at providing information about how to curb the spread of Covid-19, the media reported.

Punjabi man held for murdering wife in Canada

TORONTO: A 64-year-old Punjabi man has been arrested for the alleged murder of his wife in Brampton city in the Toronto suburbs.

Pentagon spokesman condoles death of India America Today editor

NEW YORK: Tejinder Singh, the founder editor of the Washington-based India America Today newspaper has died, according to a tweet from the publication.

Pakistan Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar visits Palatine Illinois Gurdawara in US

PALATINE, IL: The Governor of the Punjab province in Pakistan Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar accompanied by his wife, the first lady of Punjab (Pakistan) Mrs. Parveen Sarwar visited the Gurdwara in Palatine Illinois on May 28, 2021. Their delegation included the Counsel General of Pakistan in Chicago Mr. Tariq Karim, their staff and families, along with several local Pakistani American community members who joined the entourage for an opportunity to visit the Palatine Gurdwara Sahib.

Indian-origin man among 9 victims of mass shooting in California

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose, according to officials.

Sewa International to build 100 Oxygen Generation plants in India

Houston (TX): US-based Sewa International will be funding the installation of 100 oxygen generation plants in hospitals across India to ease oxygen scarcity in the country. It has ordered 20-tonn Zeolites (molecular sieves that absorb nitrogen and produce oxygen as a product) from Honeywell to establish up to 30 plants immediately.

Akal Takht has asked the Australian government to revoke its decision of banning the ‘kirpan’ in government schools

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht has asked the Australian government to revoke its decision of banning the ‘kirpan’Criticising the decision of Australian government for implementing it before having any community consultation, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh said the decision of Aussie education minister Sarah Mitchell was an immature one.

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