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US rapper makes racist comments about Sikh man, draws flak

An American rapper has made racist comments about a Sikh man in a picture he posted on a website but withdrew it later after drawing flak for his remarks online.

Cong asks US court to respect India's sovereignty

Asking a US court to respect India's sovereignty, India's Congress party has sought dismissal of a human rights violation case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh violence filed by a US-based Sikh rights group.

New religious centre for Sikhs proposed in Ohio

Developers want to build a new Sikh religious center in Beavercreek. City council will hear a proposal to build the 3,200-square-foot religious centre on a two-acre plot near the intersection of Factory Road and Richmar Drive, which the city’s planning commission recommended at a recent meeting.

US:Indian-origin doc pleads guilty to taking kickbacks

An Indian-American doctor in the US has pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of his patients and failing to file tax returns on USD 1 million of income over a three-year period.

Documentary on Wisconsin shooting to premiere in Oak Creek tomorrow

Oak Creek is preparing to host the premiere of a film about the Sikh temple shooting. Just a few days after the temple shooting, film makers arrived in Oak Creek to capture the images of horror and the outpouring of support, all in an effort to stomp out hate crimes.

Two Indo-American students go missing in NY

Even as search continues for an Indian-American nursing student who went missing in New York 10 days ago another India native has mysteriously vanished on a spring break trip to Florida.

US: Indian held for sexually assaulting co-passenger

A 61-year-old Indian national has been arrested in the US on charges of sexually assaulting a fellow woman passenger aboard a domestic flight. Devender Singh, who lives in Baton Rouge, was arrested on Sunday by the FBI after the plane arrived in Newark.

Exhibition on Indian-Americans opens to public in US

A first-of-its-kind exhibition exploring the heritage, daily experience, diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the US was today opened here to the public.

Sikh bus driver wins right to wear turban in Finland

A Sikh bus driver in Finland has won his fight to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh has been in dispute with his employer, Veolia Transport, in the city of Vantaa, for more than a year for his right to wear turban at work, Yle, the Finnish public broadcasting company, reported on Tuesday.

Nikki Haley calls US military cuts a 'slap in the face'

South Carolina's Indian American governor Nikki Haley has blasted the Obama administration's plan to make cuts to the reserve military force while reducing the size of the army to its pre-World War II size.

Missouri spelling bee runs out of words after marathon duel

A spelling bee competition in the US has been tied between a 13-year-old Indian-origin boy and an 11-year-old girl after they duelled for 66 rounds until finally the judges ran out of words.

10 Indian-Americans in race for 2014 US elections

Even as the 2014 general elections in the US are still more than eight months away, as many as 10 Indian-Americans have already announced their decision to enter the race for elected public offices, including the House of Representatives.

US 'not targeting' India companies: FDA chief

The United States is "not targeting" Indian companies, but has a strict quality control regime for all products being imported into America, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration said on Saturday.

NYC mayor urged to include Diwali as school holiday

A broad-based coalition of about 40 organisations and temples from New York City has asked the mayor Bill de Blasio to include Diwali alongside the new proposed public holidays for Eid and Lunar New Year.

I committed no crime: Sanjay Puri

Indian American owner of a billing firm, who agreed to pay fine of USD 3.3 million along with three others to settle alleged medical overbilling fraud, has said he and his company committed no crime.
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