Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Diaspora

US-based gurdwaras seek improvement in security funding

Ten years after a white supremacist gunned down six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in the US state of Wisconsin, the White House is calling for a sharp increase in funding for a federal programme that provides security grants for houses of worship.
WASHINGTON: Ten years after a white supremacist gunned down six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in the US state of Wisconsin, the White House is calling for a sharp increase in funding for a federal programme that provides security grants for houses of worship.

Two Indian-origin men shot dead in Canada, 10 days after Ripudaman's killing

Two Indian-origin men have been shot dead in Canada, 10 days after an eerily similar killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of charges of bombing an Air India plane, according to media reports.
NEW YORK: Two Indian-origin men have been shot dead in Canada, 10 days after an eerily similar killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of charges of bombing an Air India plane, according to media reports.

Rishi Sunak cementing position as Tory leadership front runner

UK's former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak underlined his status as Tory leadership front runner on Tuesday as more Cabinet big beasts backed him - with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss begging the Tory right to unite behind her to take him on, media reports said on Tuesday.
LONDON: UK's former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak underlined his status as Tory leadership front runner on Tuesday as more Cabinet big beasts backed him - with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss begging the Tory right to unite behind her to take him on, media reports said on Tuesday.

Odisha receives investment intents worth Rs 21,000cr

The Odisha government has received investment intents worth more than Rs 21,000 crore with employment potential for 19,000 people in different sectors during Odisha Investors' Meet held in Dubai on Wednesday, officials said.

DUBAI: The Odisha government has received investment intents worth more than Rs 21,000 crore with employment potential for 19,000 people in different sectors during Odisha Investors' Meet held in Dubai on Wednesday, officials said.

Indian-origin man shot dead execution-style in New York

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man was shot dead execution-style as he was sitting in a jeep near his home in New York, according to media reports.

Randeep Singh Chahal wins “Brisbane Choreographer Cup 2022”

AMRITSAR: Randeep Singh Chahal, a 29 year old dancer/Choreographer from india who lives in Brisbane, Australia now has won “Brisbane Choreographer Cup 2022” Competition by competing against top 10 choreographers/ dancers in Australia.

KP Singh happy to be at Talbot Art Fair 50th time

INDIANAPOLIS: "It is joy and pleasure to be 50th time at the Talbot Art Fair, one of the largest and the oldest art fairs in the United States of America. We had taken some vacation for the last two years due to Covid. There was no art fair in the last two successive years, " said Inter-Faith Ambassador of the Year 2016, Mr Kanwal Prakash Singh. His art work has been described as "Lines of Distinction."

Explainer: 'Khalistan' returns to spook Punjab again

NEW DELHI: Khalistan had become a thing of the past after India trudged on from the grisly period of peaking insurgency in Punjab, the assassination of a powerful Prime Minister, and the anti-Sikh riots that followed.

Big Boost to the Demand of Canada to Amritsar Direct Flights

AMRITSAR: The FlyAmritsar Initiative, global civil society advocacy campaign for connecting Amritsar airport to destinations around the world, has expressed its gratitude to the Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra for raising the issue of more direct flights to India including direct flights to Amritsar with the visiting Indian Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia during the recent bilateral ministerial level talks held between the two countries.

IAI hosts Holi 2022 with a bang

INDIANAPOLIS: Indian Association of Indianapolis Road the 2022 Holi Festival with a bang at the World Global Village, Lafayette Road here last Saturday. The turnout was encouraging.

NY Police arrest two in alleged attacks on Sikhs

NEW YORK; The New York Police have arrested two men in connection with two separate attacks on Sikhs in the city amid rising fears in the community in an area with a prominent gurdwara.

5 Indian students dead in Canada highway accident

TORONTO: Five Indian students in Canada have been killed in a highway collision in Canada's Ontario province.

Jaishankar mourns death of 5 Indian students in Canada

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday mourned the demise of five Indian students who were killed in a road accident near Toronto, Canada.

Canada's Jagmeet Singh says no to Ottawa truckers, but backed protests in India

NEW DELHI: Jagmeet Singh, the Sikh-origin leader of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) who is now condemning a truckers strike in Ottawa, had staunchly supported the farmers protests in India last year.

Gujarati family that froze to death on Canada-US border identified

TORONTO: The four members of a Gujarati family, who froze to death in minus 35 degrees temperatures on January 19 near the Canadian town of Emerson while trying to cross illegally into the US, have been officially identified after autopsies.

Canadian authorities yet to confirm names of Gujarati family that froze to death

TORONTO: Although some media outlets have identified the four members of a Gujarati family who froze to death on January 19 near the Canada-US border as residents of Dingucha village near Gandhinagar, authorities in Ottawa have refused to confirm their names.

Canadian MP Brad Vis sponsors petition to the Canada Parliament for Direct Flights to Amritsar

AMRITSAR: FlyAmritsar Initiative, a civil society advocacy for connecting Amritsar airport to destinations across the world, has expressed gratitude to Brad Vis Canadian Member of Parliament representing Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon constituency of British Columbia and Shadow Minister for Pacific Economic Development for sponsoring a petition in the Canadian parliament and proactively advocating for direct flights between Vancouver/Toronto to Amritsar in India.

SGPC president welcomes New Jersey Senate's declaration of 1984 Sikh genocide as Sikh genocide

AMRITSAR: Mr Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee , lauded the passage of a resolution condemning the 1984 genocide against Sikhs in several cities of the country, including Delhi, by the US Senate, declaring it a Sikh genocide.

Political Asylum in US Success Varies Widely Across Immigration Judges

JALANDHAR: The United States has received a large number of asylum-seekers in recent years, and the responsibility of deciding many of those cases falls on the shoulders of Immigration Judges. This was disclosed here by Satnam Singh Chahal Executive Director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) after getting the details from Transactional records access clearinghouse.

‘Friends of Punjab Foundation’ appeal NRIs to uplift their native villages

CHANDIGARH: The Friends of Punjab Foundation, a social organization working in Punjab for the last seven years, has appealed to the NRI community of Punjab settled abroad to become partners in the development of their native villages.

Sikhs Join Faith leaders Submitting Appeal to the US State Department on Climate

WASHINGTON, DC: EcoSikh represented Sikh community at a major prayer gathering of various faith leaders held, on Monday, outside the US State Department to amplify the issue of climate emergency ahead of the World summit on Climate change. The rally was held as a follow up to “Faith and Science” conference hosted by Pope Francis where faith leaders jointly issued an appeal to the world leaders for setting ambitious targets to address the issue of climate change.

Indian Overseas Congress USA stages protest against Modi policies at the United Nations

WASHINGTON: The Indian Overseas Congress, USA, an advocacy organization that promotes democracy, human rights, and equal justice together with its supporters and friends, held a protest rally in front of the United Nations on Saturday, September 25, 2021, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his address to the General Assembly.

US Based NRI Body sought NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh

JALANDHAR: Hockey Olympian and MLA from Jalandhar Cantt constituency who has also won by a big margin of votes during the Punjab Assembly Elections 2017 should be allotted a NRI affairs portfolio for Pargat Singh.

USA based EcoSikh inaugurates Garden based on Sikh Scriptures To Inspire Climate Activism

MOGA: EcoSikh along with Petals Society inaugurated the first ever Garden based on Sikh scriptures. ‘Guru Granth Sahib Garden’ a 5 acre oasis of nature, is located in Patto Hira Singh village in Moga, Punjab yesterday.

3 Punjabi men arrested in Canada for sex trafficking

Akal Taklht Jathedar welcomes Pakistan decision to allow pilgrims in Sri Kartarpur Sahib

AMRITSAR: Giani Harpreet Singh Jathedar Akal Takht Sahib today welcomed the decision of the Government of Pakistan to allow the Sangat to visit Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib and urged the Indian Government to give its approval in this regard at the earliest.

IAI celebrates india day in indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: India Association of Indianapolis on Sunday hosted the India Day to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of India, at the Dillon Park in Noblesville, Indianapolis.  This year the India Day was shifted to the new venue. Earlier the India Day celebrations were held at Monument Circle, Downtown, Indianapolis.

Bibi Jagir Kaur welcomes lifting of ban on Sikh children wearing kirpan in schools in New South Wales, Australia

AMRITSAR: Bibi Jagir Kaur President Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has welcomed the lifting of the ban on Sikh children wearing kirpans in schools in New South Wales, Australia.

Indo-Canadians term Canada's ban on flights from India as 'discriminatory'

TORONTO: Canada's decision to ban direct flights from India till September 21 while allowing vaccinated family-class passengers and students from all other countries has not gone down well with the Indo-Canadian community.

Sikhs keen to leave Afghanistan

AMRITSAR: With the return of Talibans in Afghanistan, families of Hindu and Sikhs are sensing danger and eager to leave the nation but not willing to come to India at any cost.

Punjabi trucker held for smuggling 83 kg cocaine into Canada

TORONTO: A Punjabi truck driver has been arrested here for smuggling about 83 kg of cocaine from the United States into Canada.

CHICAGO SIKH COMMUNITY HOSTED 4th ANNUAL “ONENESS 5K RUN/WALK 2021”

PALATINE, IL: In the spirit of Oneness a 5K Run/Walk was hosted by the Sikh Religious Society Palatine Illinois on August 7, 2021 at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, Illinois. This was their 4th. Annual Run/Walk event.

Indian origin girls in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list

NEW YORK: Indian origin girls -- New Jersy-based Natasha Peri (11) and Dubai-based Priyamvada Deshmukh (12) -- have been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Army helicopter crash: Both pilots safe 

JAMMU:Both pilots of the army helicopter that crashed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district are safe, defence sources said.

Youth beaten to death for molesting girl in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:A youth was allegedly beaten to death after he allegedly tried to molest a girl at a private Badminton Academy located in Sector-37 area in Gurugram on Monday evening, the police said.

Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts

NEW DELHI:Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Sunday.

Border tension: Assam asks residents not to visit Mizoram

GUWAHATI:In wake of the bloody border clash on Monday and subsequent developments, the Assam government on Thursday asked its citizens not to visit Mizoram and those staying in the neighbouring state to maintain utmost caution.

Blinken addresses civil society leaders in India visit

NEW DELHI:US Secretary of State Antony Blinken commenced his India visit with an address to civil society leaders.

TN govt to promote Tamil language among diaspora

CHENNAI:The Tamil Nadu government is to promote the Tamil language among the diaspora and others by using modern technologies.

Sugarcane output per hectare rises in UP

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh has scored another high with the sugarcane cultivation.

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