Friday, December 01, 2023


Community fights deportation of UK's elderly Sikh woman to India

LONDON: Community campaigners have been rallying behind an elderly Sikh woman who faces deportation to India, despite living in the UK for 14 years.

Sikh man says no police action after being hit on head with bottle in UK

LONDON: A 33-year-old Sikh man says police have taken no action after a group of "troublemakers" entered his store and one of them hit him on his head with a bottle in UK's West Midlands region.

Rajesh Agrawal is Labour party’s parliamentary pick for Leicester East

LONDON: Rajesh Agrawal, London’s Indian-origin Deputy Mayor for Business, has been selected as Labour Party’s parliamentary candidate for Leicester East -- the city that witnessed fierce Hindu-Muslim clashes in 2022, following an India-Pakistan cricket match.

Indian-origin man dies in US state car crash

NEW YORK: A 52-year-old Indian-origin man died on the spot after he was struck by a car in the US state of Ohio, the highway patrol police said.

Sixth body recovered in London house fire that killed 5 Hindus

LONDON: The body of a sixth person who went missing in a house fire in west London that killed five members of a Hindu family, including three children, has been found, police said.

'My Hindu faith gives me my freedom': Vivek Ramaswamy

NEW YORK: Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has said that it is his Hindu faith that led him to the presidential campaign, and that as a president, he wants to make faith, family, hard work, patriotism "cool" in the US again.

Anita Lerche and Diljit Dosanjh among 7 nominees for Best International Artist award

INDIANAPOLIS: Danish-American Punjabi singer Anita Lerche and Diljit Dosanjh of India are among seven nominees for the Best International Artist award for the tenth Annual UK Bhangra Awards to be presented on December 9 at The Conference Suite, West Bromwich, Birmingham, 5 pm to 11:30 pm GMT.

Governor signs legislation making Diwali public school holiday in New York

NEW YORK: New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday signed a historic legislation making Diwali a school holiday in public schools.

Indian diaspora celebrate Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas across Canada

CHANDIGARH: The Indian diaspora, mainly from Punjab, celebrated Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas across Canada in a traditional way by bursting firecrackers despite municipalities of Brampton, Mississauga and Surrey tightened their rules and by paying obeisance at shrines.

UK Sikh sentenced for attacking elderly neighbours in drunken stupor

LONDON: A 41-year-old Sikh man has been sentenced to two years in prison and banned from contacting an elderly couple for 10 years after he attacked them in the West Midlands region of England in a drunken stupor, a media report said.

NFT exhibition by Indian-American girl enthralls Kerala kids

KOCHI: An exhibition of non-fungible token (NFT) digital paintings by Indian-American girl Teresa Melvin has captured the imagination of art enthusiasts here.

Food bank in Canada closes its doors to int'l students

TORONTO: Failing to meet an overwhelming demand for supplies, a food bank in the Canadian province of Ontario has said it is closing its door to international students.

First barsi of Manjit Kaur Ghoman

INDIANAPOLIS: The first Barsi in memory of Sardarni Manjit Kaur Ghoman (1950-2023), mother of AmarBir Ghoman and Harsharan Singh Ghoman, owners of the Ghoman Group, was held on Saturday at Gurdwara Sikh Sangat of Indianapolis.

Ambulance service apologises after UK Sikh woman dies waiting

LONDON: An ambulance service has apologised to a Sikh family for making them wait for 72 minutes for paramedics to reach a 44-year-old woman who later died from a stroke in 2022 in North of England.

Eminent climate expert Saleemul Huq passes away in Dhaka

NEW DELHI: Saleemul Huq, a globally acclaimed climate adaptation science expert and a formidable voice representing the developing world, passed away in Dhaka in Bangladesh on Saturday night, his organisation said.

It is sad that the Sikh mayor in America is getting death threats under racism - Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib

AMRITSAR: Giani Raghbir Singh Jathedar of Akal Takhat highest seat of Sikh religion has taken serious notice of receiving threats to kill Ravi Bhalla, the Sikh mayor of the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, along with his family due to racism.

SPA presents new dimensions to 'Margam' by Rama Vaidyanathan and team

INDIANAPOLIS: Samyoga Performing Arts presented an exquisite dance production, 'New Dimensions to the Margam,' featuring the renowned dancer Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan, Vaishnavi Dhore, Kavya Ganesh, Reshika Sivakumar and Shubhamani Chandrashekhar at Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 E 16th Street, Indianapolis.

Amarbir Ghoman receives Lt Governor 's Leadership Award

CARMEL (INDIANA): Community leader and businessman Amarbir (Alex) Ghoman was honoured and presented the Lieutenant Governor 's Leadership Award by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch. Ghoman Brothers Amarbir Ghoman and Harsharan (Harry) Ghoman are the owners of The Ghoman Group of Companies.

The identity of Sikhs should be highlighted separately in the South Asian Museum being built in British Columbia, Canada: Grewal

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee General Secretary Bhai Gurcharan Singh Grewal has written a letter to Canada's Minister of Heritage, Pascal St. Onge, demanding respect for Canadian Sikhs as their identity in the 'South Asian Museum' being built in British Columbia.

Gurdas Mann cancels Canada tour in light of rising tensions between India and Canada

MUMBAI: Punjabi legend Gurdas Mann’s Canada tour has been cancelled in light of the rising tensions between India and the north American country.

Sudha Murty, the first woman to get Global Indian Award

TORONTO: Renowned author, philanthropist and wife of Infosys co-founder N. R. Narayana Murty, Sudha Murty, was conferred with the Global Indian Award by the Canada India Foundation at the biggest Indo-Canadian gala here.

Indian envoy stopped from entering Glasgow gurdwara, 'disgraceful incident' reported to FDCO, police: Indian mission (2nd Lead)

LONDON: A day after Indian High Commissioner to the UK Vikram Doraiswami was stopped from attending a programme at a Glasgow gurdwara by some fringe elements, the Indian High Commission on Saturday said that it has reported this “disgraceful incident” to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Metropolitan Police.

Concerned to see Indian HC stopped, Safety, security of foreign diplomats is of utmost importance: UK Minister (Lead)

LONDON/NEW DELHI: UK Minister for the Indo-Pacific Anne-Marie Trevelyan on Saturday expressed concern at Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami being stopped from a meeting at the Gurdwara in Glasgow as she stressed that the safety and security of foreign diplomats is of utmost importance and places of worship in the UK must be open to all.

Nijjar told Trudeau he was innocent in a 2016 letter: Report

TORONTO: Slain Khalistan hardliner Hardeep Singh Nijjar, in a letter addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2016, denied Indian government's allegations that he was a terrorist, a media report said.

Indian-American Texas county commissioner candidate racially targeted

NEW YORK: An Indian-American policy expert, who is running for Fort Bend County Commissioner in the US state of Texas, has said that he has been receiving hate-filled messages targeting his ethnicity, nationality, and faith on social media.

Brainwashed children of Khalistani radicals call the shots in Canada

TORONTO: Though the Sikh community has been present in Canada for over a hundred years, its numbers only started increasing rapidly from the late ’70s.

Much before Goldie Brar, Bindy Johal was the Indo-Canadian crime lord

MUMBAI: Canada has not only been home to Khalistan sympathisers, but also provided refuge to Indian gangsters wanted by enforcement agencies.

"Little India" in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY: A visit to India Square in New Jersey is always facinating. Popularly known as "Little India," is a commercial and restaurant district in the Journal Square and Marion Section neighborhoods of Jersey City.

Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr Deep Singh

INDIANAPOLIS: Chandigarh-born Dr. Deep Singh,well known Sikh Personality, promoter of traditional games and EHS Professional honored by Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hindu-Americans urge California governor to veto anti-caste discrimination bill

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Hindus in the US state of California gathered to protest against an anti-caste discrimination bill, which they say will further fuel instances of Hinduphobia if signed into law.

India Club - a slice of history in heart of London closing down forever

LONDON:The landmark India Club in London, founded in 1951 as a way of furthering Indo-British relations, following Independence, will shut down next month after losing a protracted battle against its closure.

Singapore ready for a non-Chinese PM: Indian-origin presidential candidate

SINGAPORE: Ahead of the September 1 presidential election in Singapore, Indian-origin candidate Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said that the city-state is now ready for a non-Chinese Prime Minister.

Taliban imposes restrictions on Afghanistan's Sikh, Hindu minorities

NEW DELHI: When Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021, there were concerns that some of Afghanistan's tiny non-Muslim minorities could vanish. Two years on, those fears are becoming realised a media report said.

Indian-American Ramaswamy may run on joint ticket with Trump: Report

WASHINGTON: Indian-American presidential aspirant Vivek Ramaswamy has hinted at running on a joint ticket with Republican rival and former US President Donald Trump if he fails to secure the party's nomination for the 2024 race to the White House, a media report said.

Attorney General Todd Rokita lauds efforts of Ghoman Group

CARMEL (INDIANA): Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita visited The Ghoman Group Companies, met the Indian-American Community members and others. Ghoman Brothers Amarbir (Alex) Singh and Harsharan (Harry) Singh, who hail from Punjab, and their team gave a warm welcome to Todd Rokita.