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Punjab Abroad- USA

100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry

An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

Attack on US Sikh prof: Man charged with hate crime

A 20-year-old man, accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor in the US, has been arrested and charged with hate crime for the brutal assault during which the attackers called him “Osama” and “terrorist”.

Hate-group watchdog links supremacist site to murders

Nearly 100 murders around the world in the last five years, including those of Sikh worshippers in the US in 2012, can be traced back to users of the biggest white supremacist forum on the Internet, a hate-group watchdog has said. The majority of those killings were committed by Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian extremist best known for the massacre of 69 people, most of them teenagers, at a summer camp outside Oslo in 2011.

Vaisakhi resolution introduced in US Congress

A resolution marking the festival of Vaisakhi celebrated by the Sikh-American community here has been introduced in the US Congress. Brought in by Democratic Congressman from California, John Garamendi, the resolution (H Res 550) has been co-sponsored by over a dozen lawmakers including Indian-American Ami Bera.

Sikhs in US to honour Oak Creek shootings police officer

A Washington-based Sikh organistaion has announced to honour Oak Creek police officer Brian Murphy, for his "sacrifice and exemplary service" during the shootings at a gurdwara in Wisconsin two years ago, with a service award. The first officer on the scene during the August 5, 2012 shootings at the gurdwara of Oak Creek in Wisconsin.

Indian-American cardiologist wins prestigious US award

A well reputed Indian-American cardiologist has won the American College of Cardiology's prestigious Simon Dack Award for outstanding scholarship as an acknowledgement of his contributions to its peer-reviewed medical journals.

US rapper makes racist comments about Sikh man, draws flak

An American rapper has made racist comments about a Sikh man in a picture he posted on a website but withdrew it later after drawing flak for his remarks online.

Haley launches gubernatorial re-election campaign

Indian-American Governor of south Carolina state Nikki Haley has launched her re-election campaign after officially filing her bid this week. Haley was born to an Indian Sikh family and her parents are immigrants from Amritsar in Punjab.

US court asks Sonia Gandhi to provide passport copy by Apr 7

A US court has ordered Congress President Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport as documentary evidence by April 7 to determine if she was in America in September last year when a Sikh rights group claims it had served summons on her in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Cong asks US court to respect India's sovereignty

Asking a US court to respect India's sovereignty, India's Congress party has sought dismissal of a human rights violation case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh violence filed by a US-based Sikh rights group.

Indian origin US CTO Aneesh Chopra becomes co-founder of private company

The first Indian Origin chief technology officer for the US, Aneesh Chopra, is now reportedly the co-founder of an Arlington-based data and analytics company.

Sikhs in US Army: India welcomes lawmakers' backing

Indian ambassador S Jaishankar has welcomed US lawmakers plea to end US defence department's presumptive ban on Sikh Americans serving in the US military with their beards and turbans.

Sikh children in US schools targets of hate

More than half of Sikh children in US schools endure bullying with over two-thirds of turbaned Sikh children among its worst victims, according to a new national report. Sikh children have been punched kicked, and had their turbans ripped off by fellow students, it found.

Documentary on Wisconsin shooting to premiere in Oak Creek tomorrow

Oak Creek is preparing to host the premiere of a film about the Sikh temple shooting. Just a few days after the temple shooting, film makers arrived in Oak Creek to capture the images of horror and the outpouring of support, all in an effort to stomp out hate crimes.

US:Indian-origin doc pleads guilty to taking kickbacks

An Indian-American doctor in the US has pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of his patients and failing to file tax returns on USD 1 million of income over a three-year period.
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