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HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

Indian-origin man likely to survive fall

A 30-year-old Indian-origin man, who fell from the tenth floor of an apartment building in the US, is likely to survive, police said. The man, whose name cannot be disclosed until his family in India is informed, fell on a Nissan Altima car, smashing the front window and denting the hood in Stamford, Connecticut, at 1.20 pm on Friday, the Stamford Advocate reported.

Indian-Americans to make phone calls to garner support for BJP

Taking cue from Barack Obama's successful campaigning strategy, the Overseas Friends of BJP has decided to create an army of Indian-American volunteers to call their friends and relatives back home seeking their support for Narendra Modi in the next Lok Sabha polls.

Sonia Gandhi to seek dismissal of lawsuit in 1984 riots case

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will move a US court here seeking dismissal of a human rights violation lawsuit filed against her by a Sikh advocacy group and will urge the court to prevent it from filing further cases on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in America.

Sikh driver shot dead by police in southern California

A 45-year-old Sikh truck driver was shot dead by police in the city of Bakersfield in southern California on Sunday morning. According to reports in the local media, the victim has been identified as Jaspal Singh.

US court asks Sonia to respond by Jan 2

A US federal court has given Congress president Sonia Gandhi time till January 2 to respond to a Sikh body's charges of protecting and shielding party leaders allegedly involved in the November 1984 anti-Sikh violence.

Sikh group challenges dismissal of case against Badal

A US based Sikh rights group has challenged the order of a US court dismissing a human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for failing to serve federal court summons on him.

Sikh case: Seattle man jailed for 3 yrs for brutal assault

A Seattle man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay damages for brutally assaulting a Sikh taxi driver last year in a racially-motivated hate crime during which he used "the most disgusting and ugly" racist language against the victim.

Rights group demands maximum punishment for attacker

A civil advocacy group is demanding the maximum punishment for a Seattle man who was indicted on hate crime charges for brutally assaulting a Sikh taxi driver last year, saying such a punishment will send a clear message that racially-motivated crime is "unacceptable."

Why can't Sikhs with beards join US forces?

An independent, bipartisan federal agency has asked the US defence leadership to explain why Sikh Americans wearing beards and turbans are not allowed to serve in the US armed forces.

Sikh soldiers want more Indians in US Army

US should change its policy to allow more Indian-Americans to join the military without compromising on their religious beliefs and practices, the only three Sikh soldiers in the US Army say. Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, captain Tejdeep Singh Rattan and corporal Simran Preet Singh Lamba are the only three Sikhs serving in the US Army currently.

Check illegal human trafficking and unscrupulous travel agents, pleads UK based sikhs

Volunteers of Sikh Sewak Society International and some prominent Sikhs of UK while demanding to check the illegally human trafficking by Punjab based unscrupulous travel agents, disclosed here today while addressing media persons, that due to such illegal business many innocent girls from North Indian particularly Punjab are being pushed into prostitution in UK.

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

The US is grateful to Sikh-Americans for enriching the country with their values, President Barack Obama has said in a message ahead of Guru Nanak's birth anniversary.

US Sikh group wants Osama costume off shelf, stores agree

A Sikh advocacy group here has asked big retailers such as Walmart to discontinue selling an Osama-bin-Laden-type Halloween costume.

Nikki Haley kicks off her re-election campaign

Indian-American South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has kicked off her re-election campaign, showcasing the work done by her during the first term and targetting President Barack Obama for his healthcare reform.

Human rights body asks India to renew moratorium

An eminent human rights body on Thursday asked India to immediately stop impending executions and renew its moratorium on capital punishment.
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