Sikh Americans on Friday joined US President Barack Obama in urging lawmakers to pass laws to curb gun violence in the US. Several eminent members of the Sikh and Hindu communities were invited to the White House to attend an event where Obama reiterated his call to the Congress to urgently pass gun-control laws, so as to curb the recent spike in shooting incidents in the country.
The United States is deliberately sparring with Al-Qaeda supporters and militants online aiming to shoot down extremist messages and win over hearts and minds, a US official said.
Over 100 members of the US House of Representatives have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, and Arab-Americans, as it does for other communities.
For the first time, 35 gurdwaras in Pakistan mainly in Sindh and Balochistan, and in Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, joined Sikh institutions in India and abroad in observing Sikh Environment Day, according to information received here.
Attorney of Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal has moved a motion in a US district court, seeking an order to protect the information of third-party witnesses in a pending lawsuit against the Akali Dal leader on alleged violation of human rights.
A sikh man has been admitted to a hospital after being shot at several times by some unidentified attackers in the US state of Florida. The victim Kanwaljit Singh, 46, was attacked by the truck-borne assailants near Daytona Beach last Saturday night.
Congressman Joe Crowley, who is the co-chairman of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has launched a major effort among lawmakers asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to track the hate crimes committed against Sikhs, Hindus and Arab Americans.
A US federal court would hold an evidentiary hearing on February 21 against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him by a Sikh rights group.
Bobby Jindal, the Indian-American Louisiana governor and a rising star in the Republican party, is laying the groundwork for a likely presidential run in 2016 and taking up higher-profile initiatives with the national audience in mind, a media report said on Monday.
Indian-American celebrity fashiondesigner Anand Jon, already serving a 59 years sentence in the US for sexually abusing aspiring models, was jailed for five years after pleading guilty on a similar charge in a court.
The brother of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide shortly after winning the lottery says he is the family member who asked authorities to reconsider the initial finding that his sibling had died of natural causes.
Sikh family found dead in suspected 'murder-suicide'
Observing that US-India relations will be among the world's most important in coming decades, a top American senator has said its vital for Washington to remain committed in strategic partnership with New Delhi.
A Sikh group has urged communities of all faiths to observe Feb 5, marking six months of the Aug 5 shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with a call to lawmakers to pass gun control measures.
There is no indication of any fundamental shift in strategic policies of Pakistan, a noted US scholar has said, noting that Islamabad's recent effort to improve ties with India appears to be driven by short term goals."Change in Pakistan's relations with India and Afghanistan and in its sponsorship of terrorism for political purposes is real but does not yet indicate a fundamental shift in strategic thinking," Frederic Grare, senior associate and director of Carnegie's South Asia Program, said in his latest article.