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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

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.

Two Indo-American students go missing in NY

Even as search continues for an Indian-American nursing student who went missing in New York 10 days ago another India native has mysteriously vanished on a spring break trip to Florida.

US First Lady felicitates acid attack victim Laxmi

US First Lady Michelle Obama has felicitated Indian acid attack victim Laxmi after she won the International Women of Courage Award for successfully leading the campaign against acid attacks on women in India.

Indian-American Congressional candidate accused of mudslinging

An opponent of Manju Goel, a Republican Indian-American Congressional candidate in Illinois, has accused her campaign and supporters of putting up fake web and social media sites to disparage him.

US: Indian held for sexually assaulting co-passenger

A 61-year-old Indian national has been arrested in the US on charges of sexually assaulting a fellow woman passenger aboard a domestic flight. Devender Singh, who lives in Baton Rouge, was arrested on Sunday by the FBI after the plane arrived in Newark.

Turbaned Sikh's jersey featured in Smithsonian

It was his first ever basketball game in high school, and like any other freshman, Darsh Preet Singh was anxious and excited to get the season underway.

US court permits Sikh group to summon PM

A US court has granted a Sikh group's plea to serve summons on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India under an international convention for alleged rights abuses during his tenure.

Sikhs demand more representation in US city administration

Around 40 members of the Indian and Sikh communities here have asked for more representation in the administration of Jersey City in New Jersey state.

Exhibition on Indian-Americans opens to public in US

A first-of-its-kind exhibition exploring the heritage, daily experience, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the US was today opened here to the public.

Nikki Haley calls US military cuts a 'slap in the face'

South Carolina's Indian American governor Nikki Haley has blasted the Obama administration's plan to make cuts to the reserve military force while reducing the size of the army to its pre-World War II size.

Body of Indo-American women found 11 days after she went missing

On Friday, the body of missing pre-med student and mother of two was discovered in her car, which had been parked on a public street near the Amtrak station in Philadelphia, 11 day after she went missing.

10 Indian-Americans in race for 2014 US elections

Even as the 2014 general elections in the US are still more than eight months away, as many as 10 Indian-Americans have already announced their decision to enter the race for elected public offices, including the House of Representatives.

Indo-American Pentagon official to join think-tank

Vikram Singh, the highest-ranking Indian-American at the Pentagon, is joining an eminent US think-tank after serving the Obama Administration in various positions for over five years.
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