Citing discrimination and violence against Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Muslims, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said serious challenges to religious freedom remain globally, including the increasing use of laws governing blasphemy and apostasy in some nations.
A key Senate committee has confirmed the nomination of a Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan as a judge to the DC circuit court, which is considered to be the second top court of the US after the Supreme Court.
Meeting a long-pending demand of Sikhs and Hindus in the US, attorney general Eric Holder has recommended widening the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) mandate to include the two communities among victims of growing hate crimes.
Four Indian Americans, including a physician and three co-owners of a health clinic from Chicago, have been charged with healthcare fraud estimated to be running into millions of dollars.
A US court in Wisconsin has reserved its decision in the alleged human rights violation case against Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal after completing hearing in the matter.
The Mothers' Day parade shooting in New Orleans, coming less than a month after the April 15 Boston bombing, is the fourth major incident of mass shooting in the US in the last one year. "Mass shootings are a unique feature of American life which have occurred consistently throughout history in every region of the country," according to Citizens Crime Commission of New York.
The police officer who risked his life to save victims of the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootout last year was honoured by US President Barack Obama at a White House award ceremony. Six people were shot dead while three others injured when gunman Wade Michael Page went on a shooting rampage last August.
In its first public act, the newly-formed American Sikh Congressional Caucus has strongly condemned an alleged hate crime attack against an 82-year-old Sikh man in California. Such events, its co-chairs said, make it all the more important for the FBI to begin tracking hate crimes against Sikhs in the US.
In its first public act, thenewly-formed American Sikh Congressional Caucus, has strongly condemned an alleged hate crime attack against an 82-year-old Sikh man in California. Such events, its co-chairs said make it all the more important for the FBI to begin tracking hate crimes against the Sikhs in the US.
Ami Bera, the only Indian-American Congressman in the US house of representatives, has said that the newly-constituted 'American Sikh Congressional Caucus' will deal only with domestic civil rights issue. Bera's revised statement, three days after he publicly announced to join the Caucus, is considered to allay concerns of the Indian government that the newly-made Caucus in the United States carries some individuals and groups, who in the past had indulged in anti-India activities including the separatist Khalistan movement.
US police have arrested a 29-year-old transient in connection with a brutal Sunday morning attack with a steel rod on an 81-year-old Sikh man outside the Nanaksar Sikh gurdwara in southwest Fresno in central California.
An Indian American student at a US university has won the changing entrepreneurship and outstanding teaching awards at an annual awards ceremony for co-founding a company that can detect bacteria in water.
A marginalised Sikh group, which in the past had known supporters of Khalistan, has gained access to the powerful corridors of the Capitol Hill piggybacking on the issue of hate crime that the community is facing in the US. When more than two dozen lawmakers announced the formation of the first-ever Sikh American Congressional Caucus last week at the Capitol Hill, the presence of a number of individuals and representatives of organisations, who in the past have openly supported Khalistan, raised eyebrows among the friends of India in Washington.
Prominent Sikh mental health professionals have called upon gurdwaras to engage themselves in helping community members come out and seek help for psychological ailments.
"Chak de phatte goooaaalll Joffrey Lupul! Torrronto Maple Putayyy!" - that's how a Punjabi commentator does play-by-play on CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" to win new ice hockey fans. "Dressed in a pinstriped suit with gold cuff links, a blue-and-white tie and a matching turban," Harnarayan Singh hosts the weekly show with Punjabi analyst Bhola Chauhan, according to a New York Times report from Calgary, Alberta.