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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

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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 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.

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.

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.

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 short film based on '84 in 10 Oscar hopefuls

Indian director Shubhashish Bhutiani's short film "Kush", based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, is on the short-list of 10 live-action works in the genre that will advance in the Oscar Award race.

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 court reduces Kashmiri separatist Fai's sentence.

A federal court has reduced the sentence of Kashmiri separatist and ISI agent Ghulam Nabi Fai by about four months in response to a petition from the US government.

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.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur launches technology initiative

An Indian American Silicon Valley entrepreneur has launched a unique initiative designed to get techies to volunteer their time to develop software and applications that will benefit people in India and other developing countries.

US: Decision on tackling of hate crimes welcomed by lawmakers

As the Sikh community in the US observed first anniversary of the Wisconsin gurdwara shootout, American lawmakers have welcomed decision of the Department of Justice to include crimes against Sikh community as hate crimes.

Sikh temple attack united victim's son, ex-racist

Six weeks after a white supremacist gunned down Pardeep Kaleka's father and five others at a Sikh temple in the US last year, Kaleka was skeptical when a former skinhead reached out and invited him to dinner.

US Senate remembers shooting victims

The US Senate has unanimously passed a resolution remembering the six Sikh worshippers gunned down in a Wisconsin gurdwara by a white supremacist last year, ahead of the tragic incident's first anniversary.
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