sikhs

FBI asked to track anti-Sikh hate crimes


September 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) panel will look into demands to track hate crimes against Sikhs motivated by religious bias in the wake of the ... Read more...

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California law bars discrimination against Sikhs, Muslims (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills aimed at battling workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslim by shunting workers wearing turbans, beards and hijabs to ... Read more...

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Bars cannot discriminate against Sikhs, Muslims in California


September 10th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills designed to battle workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslim by shunting workers wearing turbans, beards and hijabs to ... Read more...

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Tipu Sultan painting to be auctioned in Britain


September 5th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) British Auction house Mullock's will auction an array of Indian artefacts, including a painting on Tipu Sultan, in late September, said a statement here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Ajay Devgn agrees to cut objectionable dialogue from ‘Son of Sardar’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 3 (IANS) Film actor and producer Ajay Devgn Monday agreed to remove the objectionable dialogues and scenes from his film "Son of Sardar" before releasing it.The actor made ... Read more...

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Badal tells US court summons not properly served


September 1st, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Responding to a US court's summons, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has sought additional 90 days to defend charges of human rights violations filed ... Read more...

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‘Son of Sardaar’ doesn’t hurt anybody’s sentiments: Ajay


August 30th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn has come out in defence of his upcoming film "Son of Sardaar" saying that the content of the film projects the Sikh ... Read more...

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Sikh body wants action against Ajay Devgn


August 29th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Claiming that Sikhs were being shown in a bad light in the film "Son of Sardar", the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has urged the ... Read more...

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US senators call for Sikh hate crime tracking


August 24th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Nineteen US Senators, led by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, have urged the Justice Department to track hate crimes against Sikhs as they are particularly susceptible to ... Read more...

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Only three witnesses deposed against me: Sajjan Kumar


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Wednesday told a Delhi court, hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against him, that of the 17 witnesses only three alleged ... Read more...

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It will be Rahul vs Modi in 2014: Beni Prasad Verma


August 20th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It will be Rahul Gandhi versus Narendra Modi in the 2014 general elections, union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma claimed Monday."It's going to be Rahul ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet gurdwara shooting victims’ families (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US first lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the ... Read more...

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Sikh-Americans confident they shall overcome


August 19th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) Confident that the Sikh-American community shall overcome the trauma of the Wisconsin gurdwara shooting, its leaders have sought laws against school bullying, workplace discrimination and ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama to meet families of gurdwara shooting victims


August 19th, 2012 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama will next week meet the families of the victims of the shootings in a Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara earlier this month, according ... Read more...

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Named in riots case after 16 years: Sajjan Kumar


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Tuesday told a Delhi court, hearing a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against him, that no witness had deposed against him till ... Read more...

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Rivals implicated me in 1984 riots case: Sajjan Kumar


August 14th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Congress leader Sajjan Kumar Monday blamed his political opponents for implicating in a case related to 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He was advancing his final argument ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha airs concern over Pakistan Hindus’ plight


August 13th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha members across political divide Monday expressed concern over the plight of minority Hindus in Pakistan and urged the government to spell out ... Read more...

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Worshippers return to Wisconsin gurdwara


August 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A week after a gunman killed six people in a Wisconsin gurdwara, mourners streamed into its prayer hall, bowing before the Holy Book, the Guru ... Read more...

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Kashmir Sikhs allege discrimination


August 11th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sikhs in the Kashmir valley Saturday alleged that they are being neglected by both the central and the state governments.Jagmohan Singh Raina, chairman of all parties ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US officials join prayers at Golden Temple


August 10th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 10 (IANS) Officials of the US embassy in India Friday attended the prayer service at the Golden Temple here, the holiest of Sikh shrines, for six people ... Read more...

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If killer had accomplice, will be punished: US envoy


August 10th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell has said that if the gunman who killed six people at a gurdwara at Winconsin had an accomplice, he or she ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: Lone bullet hole left as grim reminder


August 10th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 10 (IANS) As the Sikh gurdwara where six worshippers were killed reopened after being swept, scrubbed and painted, a lone bullet hole was left unrepaired as ... Read more...

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India envoy raises questions about gun use in US


August 10th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Echoing President Barack Obama's call for "soul searching" over Sunday's rampage in a Wisconsin gurdwara, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has raised questions about the free ... Read more...

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‘Gurdwara shooter was a neo-Nazi’


August 10th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) A sociologist, who hung out with the gunman who killed six worshippers in Sunday's rampage at a Wisconsin Sikh gurdwara, says Wade Michael Page was a ... Read more...

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Assure Indians of safety: Krishna to US (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The US needs to assure the Indian community that they will be safe in that country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday after six ... Read more...

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Badal to visit Milwaukee gurdwara, meet kin of killed


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit the Oak Creek gurdwara in Milwaukee during his visit to the US, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Pay compensation to dead Sikhs, BJP tells US


August 7th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday urged the US to pay compensation to Sikhs killed by a gunman in a gurdwara in Winconsin."The injured ... Read more...

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Obama orders US flag at half mast after gurdwara killing


August 7th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) As federal investigators searched for a motive for Sunday's attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin, President Barack Obama ordered the US flag to be ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US (Lead, correcting para six)


August 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community in America following ... Read more...

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Sikhs have faced over 700 attacks since 9/11


August 6th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Mistaken for Muslims for their beards and turbans, the Sikh community in the US has faced more than 700 attacks or bias-related incidents since the ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US


August 6th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community following the attack ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: FBI looks for motive, India shocked (Fourth Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The US investigating agency FBI has begun to look for the motive behind Sunday's deadly attack on a gurdwara that left six people ... Read more...

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India shocked as FBI hunts for gurdwara killings’ motive (Third Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The FBI has begun to look for the motive behind Sunday's deadly attack on a US gurdwara that left six people dead, even as ... Read more...

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US embassy mourns Sikh deaths in Winconsin


August 6th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The US embassy Tuesday mourned the deaths of six Sikhs in a gurdwara attack in Wisconsin and said it was "deeply saddened" by the reckless ... Read more...

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Obama offers full support to Sikhs who have enriched US (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Calling Sikhs "a part of our broader American family", President Barack Obama has promised his administration's full support to the response and investigation of Sunday's rampage ... Read more...

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