A marginalised Sikh group, which in the past had known supporters of Khalistan, has gained access to the powerful corridors of the Capitol Hill piggybacking on the issue of hate crime that the community is facing in the US. When more than two dozen lawmakers announced the formation of the first-ever Sikh American Congressional Caucus last week at the Capitol Hill, the presence of a number of individuals and representatives of organisations, who in the past have openly supported Khalistan, raised eyebrows among the friends of India in Washington.
"Chak de phatte goooaaalll Joffrey Lupul! Torrronto Maple Putayyy!" - that's how a Punjabi commentator does play-by-play on CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada" to win new ice hockey fans. "Dressed in a pinstriped suit with gold cuff links, a blue-and-white tie and a matching turban," Harnarayan Singh hosts the weekly show with Punjabi analyst Bhola Chauhan, according to a New York Times report from Calgary, Alberta.
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.
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.
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.
The White House has urged the Senate to swiftly confirm Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan to what is "often called the nation's second-highest court", the US court of appeals for the American capital.
Indian-American hockey player Ajai Dhadwal has been invited to the White House for the day long of fun-filled Easter celebrations on Monday, which among others include a yoga session.
Attorney of Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal has moved a motion in a US district court, seeking an order to protect the information of third-party witnesses in a pending lawsuit against the Akali Dal leader on alleged violation of human rights.
Indian-American celebrity fashiondesigner Anand Jon, already serving a 59 years sentence in the US for sexually abusing aspiring models, was jailed for five years after pleading guilty on a similar charge in a court.
The brother of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide shortly after winning the lottery says he is the family member who asked authorities to reconsider the initial finding that his sibling had died of natural causes.
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.
There is no indication of any fundamental shift in strategic policies of Pakistan, a noted US scholar has said, noting that Islamabad's recent effort to improve ties with India appears to be driven by short term goals."Change in Pakistan's relations with India and Afghanistan and in its sponsorship of terrorism for political purposes is real but does not yet indicate a fundamental shift in strategic thinking," Frederic Grare, senior associate and director of Carnegie's South Asia Program, said in his latest article.
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.
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.
Welcoming the gun-control steps taken by President Barack Obama, the Sikh community in the US has asked the Congress to support his proposals, saying that too many innocent people have become victims of these senseless killings.