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HindustanTimes Sat,02 Aug 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

Congressional resolution honours victims of Wisconsin shootout

A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims.

Indian-American California guv hopeful poses as homeless man

Indian American banker and politician Neel Kashkari, running for the post of California governor, spent a week posing as a penniless vagabond looking for a job, in an attempt to highlight the importance of jobs in the key US state's weak economy. VIDEO INSIDE

US lawmakers ask basketball federation to review its policy on Sikh turbans

Appalled by reports that Sikh players from India were asked to remove their turbans at an international basketball match, top US lawmakers have launched a campaign asking FIBA to review the discriminatory policy.

Charges dropped against Sikh for carrying Kirpan to airport

A US court here has dismissed criminal charges against a Sikh man for carrying a kirpan to a city airport. The New York City Port Authority Police Department in May had issued a criminal summons to Maninder Singh for carrying two kirpans through security checkpoint at the John F Kennedy International airport here.

Sikh Capt America spreads awareness about minorities in US

A New Yorker based Sikh has found the most unique way to spread awareness about racial dicrimination. Vishavjit Singh, an editorial cartoonist in US, dresses up like Captain America to educate people about the Sikh identity.

Manmohan Singh still enjoys immunity, US court told

Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh continues to enjoy immunity in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him in a US court even though he is no longer the head of the State, the US Department of Justice has said.

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.
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