A pregnant Sikh woman in a Northern California city has been arrested on the charge of killing her mother-in-law. Baljit Kaur, 68, was found dead at her residence in Yuba City on October 24. According to preliminary autopsy results, she died of "blunt force trauma" to the head, the police said.
Observing that US-India relations will be among the world's most important in coming decades, a top American senator has said its vital for Washington to remain committed in strategic partnership with New Delhi.
Ami Bera, the newly elected Indian-American member of the US House of Representatives and two other Democrats, have co-sponsored a resolution for the issue of a postage stamp to mark Diwali.
Five Democratic lawmakers in the US house have introduced a Congressional resolution on Baisakhi, commemorating the creation of the Khalsa, a fellowship of devout Sikhs, by the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, in 1699. Sikh Coalition, a community organisation, said here on Saturday that the Georgia state senate also had introduced a resolution honouring Baisakhi, while the cities of Elk Grove, California, and Houston and San Antonio, Texas, had issued proclamations.
Ahead of US President Barack Obama's proposed announcement on gun-control measures, Vice-President Joe Biden has said that the steps would include universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost tablet Aakash, Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally.
Three brothers from India have received the prestigious Vital Voices Global Leadership Award from vice president Joe Biden for their humanitarian working to end violence against women.
Little did this tall Southall-born Punjabi Londoner know that he would be the on-screen face of the most notorious terrorist in the world, and a dead one for most part of the film, at that! American director Bigelow, whose film The Hurt Locker, made her the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, had shot Zero Dark Thirty in Chandigarh at the Punjab Engineering College campus and Sector 15 among other locations in and around city in February last year. Some of the local locations wore the look of a bustling Pakistani market.
Indian American astronaut Sunita Williams has greeted Indians around the world from space on the occasion of Diwali. "I wish everybody in India and people of Indian origin around the world, Happy Diwali. It is a wonderful day and a wonderful festival and I am happy we are part of it up here at the International Space Station (ISS)," Williams said.
Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams set yet another record as she completed a triathlon in space by running, biking and "swimming" along with athletes during the Nautica Malibu Triathlon held in Southern California over the weekend. "A big shout out to our astronaut strength and conditioning folks, who were really interested in this and who got this whole workout together," Williams said, thanking the NASA Exercise Lab staff and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, CNN's medical correspondent who trained with Williams before her launch and completed the race in Malibu.
With the country’s eight highest justices staring down from their perch, no lawyer had the time to look at the notes. Srikant Srinivasan, at least, couldn’t.
Congratulating President Barack Obama on his re-election a coalition of 40 south asian organisations has urged him and the lawmakers to move swiftly and effectively towards enacting comprehensive immigration reform.
Expressing shock at the senseless killing of innocent children at a school in Connecticut, the Sikh community in the United States offered prayer to the victims of the deadly incident.
Strongly condemning the murder of sikh-canadian woman Rajvinder Kaur Gill and the beheading of Mohinder Singh in Pakistan, the sikh community in the US on Thursday demanded protection of minorities in that country.
A Sikh-American community organisation has raised over $250,000 to fund scholarships for needy students striving to acquire higher professional education in Punjab and neighbouring Indian states.