HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

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.

New religious centre for Sikhs proposed in Ohio

Developers want to build a new Sikh religious center in Beavercreek. City council will hear a proposal to build the 3,200-square-foot religious centre on a two-acre plot near the intersection of Factory Road and Richmar Drive, which the city’s planning commission recommended at a recent meeting.

Indian-origin student wins spelling bee after epic 95 rounds

A 13-year old Indian-origin boy has emerged as the winner of a spelling bee contest in the US in an epic verbal duel that lasted a total of 95 rounds, after judges ran out of words in a previous marathon round held last month.

US group preserves fading memories of 1947 partition

Thousands of people from across the world have rallied to collect the moving stories of one of the greatest migrations after south Asia's 1947 violent partition and the birth of two nations -- India and Pakistan.

US city set to promote Indian American culture

The city of Aurora in the US mid-western state of Illinois is seeking volunteers to serve on what officials believe is the state's first municipally-sponsored board aimed at helping promote Indian American culture.

US Sikh organization Offers scholarships to Sikh students in Pak

United Sikhs, a world wide organization based in New York, USA, has announced scholarships for 39 Sikh Students living in Pakistan. The move by United Sikhs comes after many Sikh families in Pakistan have been forcefully displaced due to on-going conflicts between the Pakistan Government, and the Taliban.
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