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HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

TV ad shows Sikhs as vibrant part of US' cultural tapestry

A 30-second ad featuring Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia along side the images of Sikhs around the US is being telecast by a leading cable here to show the community as a vibrant part of America's cultural tapestry and stop turban wearing people from becoming a target of hatred.

US asked to explain immunity to Manmohan Singh

A US court has asked the US government to respond by July 10 to a Sikh group's challenge to "suggestion of immunity" to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case.

US Sikh group opposes immunity to Manmohan Singh

US based rights group "Sikhs for Justice" has challenged US government's suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case.

Nikki Haley, Neera Tanden among 50 most powerful moms

South Carolina's Republican governor Nikki Haley and Neera Tanden, president of liberal think tank, the Centre for American Progress have been named among 50 most powerful moms of 2014 by The Working Mother magazine.

Sikh cab driver in US found guilty of raping, kidnapping woman

A Sikh cab driver in the US has been found guilty by a jury here of raping and kidnapping a 29-year-old woman and faces up to 25 years in prison for the 2011 assault.

Acquitted of mother-in-law's murder, Punjabi-origin woman freed in US

A Punjabi-origin woman, who admitted to killing her 68-year-old mother-in-law in 2012, has been released from Sutter County jail in California after a jury acquitted her of first-degree murder.

'Hagel to consider requests of allowing Sikhs in army'

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will consider requests being made by over 120 lawmakers, both from the House of Representatives and the Senate, on allowing Sikhs to serve in the armed forces without any compromise of their religious identity and symbols, the Pentagon has said.

Muslims, Sikhs object to headscarf ban at California go-kart parks

Three Muslim families have filed complaints against an amusement park chain in California that, they say, barred them from riding go-karts wearing headscarves, family advocates said on Tuesday.

US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Cong

A US court has dismissed a lawsuit against India's Congress party relating to the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence, saying it did not sufficiently "touch and concern" the US court to exercise jurisdiction.

15 Senators ask Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in US army

Fifteen influential Senators have asked US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to allow Sikhs to serve in the armed forces with their religious faith intact.

Indian-origin tech mogul Gurbaksh Chahal fired from company

Indian-origin internet advertising mogul Gurbaksh Chahal, who escaped jail despite beating his girlfriend 117 times, has been fired from his post of CEO and chairman by his company.

US court asks Sikh group to summon PM by June 18

A US court has asked a Sikh group to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by June 18 or face dismissal of a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure.

Sikh man barred from jury duty in California over kirpan

A Sikh American is being prevented from doing jury duty in Sutter County in Norther n Califor nia because of his kirpan, the ceremonial dagger worn by Sikhs as part of their religion. Gursant Singh, who is scheduled for jury duty next week, says he has been told that when he arrives at the courthouse, he should not bring his kirpan, CBS13 reported.

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”.
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