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Sikh Americans show solidarity after gurdwara tragedy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Deeply shocked by the killing of six Sikh worshipers in a gurdwara in Milwaukee, the anguished community has sought concrete action to ensure that ... Read more...

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Casey Anthony found hiding in Florida


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Florida, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Casey Anthony has been found hiding in Florida, 10 months after the end of her trial. She will now have to return to Orlando’s courts. ... Read more...

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Sikhs in turbans can now serve Washington police


May 17th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Sikh police officers in the American capital will be allowed to wear turbans, beards and other religious items while on the job.The new uniform policy announced ... Read more...

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US launches hotline for detained immigrants


December 31st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement department has launched a telephone hotline for immigrants detained in the country to inform them of their rights and allow ... Read more...

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American Sikh Day celebrated at California Capitol


April 14th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sacramento, April 14 (IANS) The Sikh American community celebrated the first ever American Sikh Day in California on the steps of the California State Capitol with dozens of California ... Read more...

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American group joins fight for 500 Indian workers in US


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has joined a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of over 500 guest workers brought from India by an American ... Read more...

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FBI chief regrets remarks about Sikh Americans


December 11th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) FBI director Robert S. Mueller has apologised to a Sikh American civil rights and advocacy organization for remarks linking Sikh Americans to terrorism at an intelligence ... Read more...

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Sikh Americans not buying Obama excuse for skipping Amritsar


October 28th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) Sikh Americans are not buying the White House explanation that President Barack Obama is skipping a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar during his ... Read more...

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Meet the courtroom artist who sketched MJ, LiLo and Paris Hilton


October 11th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Hollywood courtroom artist Mona Shafer Edwards has spent the last three decades in the company of celebrities, murderers and rapists using her artistic skills to bring trials ... Read more...

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Separatist unity moves jolted in Kashmir


April 28th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) Steps towards unity between the two groups of the separatist Hurriyat Conference received a setback here Wednesday when the hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani said his ... Read more...

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Open up key sectors for foreign companies: UK first secretary


December 21st, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) British Business Minister Peter Mandelson has urged India to allow more foreign participation in key sectors like banking, insurance, legal, defence, and services. "There are still areas like ... Read more...

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Alleged Indian underworld member arrested in Bangladesh


June 7th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 7 (DPA) Bangladeshi detectives Sunday arrested another member of an Indian underworld gang purportedly led by Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim, who is suspected of expanding a crime network in the country. The ... Read more...

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Japan urges Iran to show more transparency in Saberi case


May 3rd, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 3 (DPA) Japan called on Iran to have more transparency in the case of jailed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, whose mother is Japanese, informed sources in Tehran said Sunday. Visiting Japanese ... Read more...

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US calls on Iran to release American journalist (Lead)


April 21st, 2009 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the immediate release of an American journalist sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on "baseless" espionage charges. "We believe ... Read more...

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Top UN rights official in India, meets activists (Lead)


March 22nd, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived here Sunday on a two-day visit and discussed the situation in Sri Lanka with rights activists here. Pillay ... Read more...

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Top UN human rights official arrives in India


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay who arrived in New Delhi Sunday on a two-day trip is expected to meet External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Failing health stops Jethmalani from defending Jamia students


October 7th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Eminent lawyer Ram Jethamalani said Monday he would have loved to defend the two Jamia Milia University students arrested on charges of instigating terror attacks but can't ... Read more...

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Artists express solidarity with Jamia varsity VC


September 25th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Leadings personalities from the world of arts and theatre Thursday congratulated Mushirul Hasan, the vice chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia University, for his strong stand in support ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh lawyers pledge not to defend terrorists


September 24th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 24 (IANS) The District Bar Association here Wednesday resolved to take action against members who violate its directive not to plead the cases of terrorists and Maoists in courts.The association ... Read more...

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Indian American ’slavery’ couple sued by maids


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 23 (IANS) The wealthy Indian American couple sentenced to jail less than a month ago in the high-profile "modern slavery" case has now been sued by the victim Indonesian ... Read more...

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South Asian forums in US forge coalition, common agenda


June 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 South Asian community organisations in the US have for the first time forged a coalition to work on a common agenda, including on immigration, gender ... Read more...

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Move to make English sole official language in US


June 20th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 20 (IANS) A movement is gaining momentum in the United States to make English its sole official language. The US does not have an official language though English ... Read more...

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US golf magazine apologises to Sikhs for doctoring picture


June 6th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 6 (IANS) A leading US golf magazine has tendered an apology to the Sikh community for using a doctored image of Guru Arjan Dev in its May 2008 issue. ... Read more...

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Indian workers blast ministry for meeting US recruiter


March 13th, 2008 - 8:31 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 13 (IANS) Indian guest workers in the US have criticised the ministry of overseas Indian affairs (MOIA) for entertaining a manager from Signal International, the US company they have ... Read more...

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Muslim lawyers’ group to defend terror case suspects


February 26th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) A group of Muslim lawyers of Uttar Pradesh has now decided to defend those who are implicated in acts of terror. Led by All India Muslim Personal Law ... Read more...

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