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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Punjab Abroad- USA

Nikki Haley, Kamala Harris win; Kashkari goes down

Indian-Americans had a mixed outing in the US mid-term elections with Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Kamala Harris re-elected as South Carolina's governor and California's attorney general respectively.

Indian-American sentenced to life for killing ex-wife

A 63-year-old Indian-American has been sentenced to life in the US for murdering his ex-wife. Baldeo Taneja, a biostatistician from Nashville, was sentenced on October 15 in Montgomery county circuit court.

Support letters pour in for NRI hotelier caught in US illegal contributions case

Weeks before the sentencing of NRI hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal on charges of conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions in the US, over 300 letters of support from his friends have been submitted to a court here detailing his humanitarian work, to seek leniency.

'84 riots is issue in California race

Anger stemming from the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India has crept into one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Rep Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of the Indian government in the riots.

Indian-origin woman in US blames her attorney for withholding truth

A Sikh woman facing a trial for the murder of her husband's ex-wife in the US, recently left many stunned by accusing her own reputed attorney of stopping her from revealing that her husband actually confessed to her killing that woman.

US-based Khalistan ideologue Ganga Singh Dhillon dead

Ganga Singh Dhillon, US-based Khalistan ideologue and chairman of the Sri Nankana Sahib Foundation, passed away at his residence in Washington DC on Tuesday. He was 86.

Police: Sikh man called a terrorist, is mowed down

Police have arrested a 55-year-old New York man on charges he called a Sikh man a terrorist and mowed him down with his pickup truck.

Hate crime in US: Another Sikh, his mother attacked

Just days after a Sikh man was hit and dragged by a truck, another Sikh man and his mother were attacked here by a group of teenagers who called them “Osama Bin Laden” in an apparent hate crime, sparking fresh outrage among the community members.

Congress opposes appeal by rights group in 1984 riots case

The Congress party has opposed an appeal filed by a Sikh group that challenged dismissal of the 1984 rights violation case against it, saying the group does not represent the victims and US courts cannot rule on cases involving an incident that took place in India 30 years ago.

'Racist' attack: US Sikh seeks justice

A 29-year old Sikh man, critically injured after he was hit by a truck driver, who allegedly used racist slur against him, is demanding justice to ensure such crimes are not repeated and has urged for the need to "create a world without hate".

New York truck driver hits Sikh man, racial overtones alleged

A 29-year old Sikh man is in critical condition after he was hit by a pickup truck here and dragged nearly 30 feet following an argument between him and the driver who allegedly hurled racist slur at him and his friend. Sandeep Singh, father of two, was with his friend Baldey Singh when he was hit by a pickup truck late Tuesday night.

J&K-origin US politician spends week posing 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.

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.
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