Thursday, October 28, 2021
Diaspora

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.

Assam Congress blames state, Centre for border troubles

GUWAHATI:The Assam Congress on Tuesday accused the state and Central government for their "total failure to deal with the inter-state border disputes".

Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme

Toronto:A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.

Indian flavours infuse MasterChef Australia Season 13 finale

NEW DELHI:When Sarah Todd, fashion model-turned-restaurateur, made 'aloo-gobhi' on the sets of MasterChef Australia in 2014, it made headlines because Indian food was then still a novelty Down Under.

Three Punjabis appointed Ministers in Ontario

TORONTO: Three Punjabis were appointed as Ministers in a Cabinet reshuffle in Canada's Ontario province. Moga-born Parm Gill, 47, was on Friday appointed as Ontario's new Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism.

Thanks to Yusuf Ali, Keralite gets freedom after 6 years

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finally, it was a much awaited and perhaps a walk to freedom by Beks Krishna, when he landed at the Cochin Airport from UAE and this was made possible by none other than billionaire businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali.

Punjabi man held for murdering wife in Canada

TORONTO: A 64-year-old Punjabi man has been arrested for the alleged murder of his wife in Brampton city in the Toronto suburbs.

Indian-origin man among 9 victims of mass shooting in California

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man, who saved at least one person in a California mass shooting, was among the nine people killed by a railway worker who killed himself in San Jose, according to officials.

Sewa International to build 100 Oxygen Generation plants in India

Houston (TX): US-based Sewa International will be funding the installation of 100 oxygen generation plants in hospitals across India to ease oxygen scarcity in the country. It has ordered 20-tonn Zeolites (molecular sieves that absorb nitrogen and produce oxygen as a product) from Honeywell to establish up to 30 plants immediately.

Akal Takht has asked the Australian government to revoke its decision of banning the ‘kirpan’ in government schools

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht has asked the Australian government to revoke its decision of banning the ‘kirpan’.

Indian origin man busted in US for letting Tesla car autodrive from back seat

NEW YORK: An Indian origin man who pulls off stunts to flaunt his wealth was arrested in California for letting his Tesla car illegally "autodrive", but as soon as he was let out he bought a new one and repeated the stunt, according to media reports.

Indian student shot dead by uncle in Canada

TORONTO: A 43-year-old man has been charged with shooting dead his 19-year-old nephew and attempted murder of his wife.

Body of Kerala caregiver killed in rocket attack to be brought home

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The mortal remains of Kerala's Soumya Santhosh, who was killed on Tuesday in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, where she has been working as a caregiver, will be brought to her home, said relatives and authorities.

Indian origin man charged with assaulting, killing mom on Mother's Day eve

NEW YORK: An Indian origin man has been charged with assaulting and killing his own mom on the eve of Mother's Day, according to a New York prosecutor.

This doctor-turned-filmmaker is winning laurels in US

CHENNAI: Dr Lakshmi Devy, a doctor by profession has always been passionate about acting and filmmaking and her dreams have come true after she won the prestigious Gold Remy award for direction at the 54th World Houston International Film festival for her movie -- "When the Music Changes."

Indian-American bodies mobilise resources for Covid relief in India

WASHINGTON: Several Indian-American organisations have mobilised resources and raised millions for Covid-19 relief in India, which is currently battling a deadly second wave of the pandemic, according to a media report.

National and interfaith leaders join for prayer at Sikh Satsang Gurdawra in Indiapolis

INDIANAPOLIS:Shock-waves continue to ripple through Hoosier Sikhs and our friends across the USA and the other communities in American and around the world, following the mass shooting on April 15 night at the FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed eight innocent lives and injured several others.

U.S. Senator Todd Young to visit Gurdwara Sikh Satsang

INDIANAPOLIS: United States Senator U.S. Senator Todd Young of Republican Party will visit the Gurdwara Sikh Satsang, Acton, on April 18 (Sunday) to express his support and solidarity to the grieving Hoosier Sikh community over the deaths of eight innocent employees, including four members of the Sikh community, in a shooting in FedEx parking area on Thursday night.

A sad day for Americans, Hoosiers, and Sikhs: Khalsa

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Action Committee chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who originally hails from Haryana, described killing of eight innocent persons, half of them were Indian American Sikhs as "Today is a very sad day for Americans, Hoosiers, and particularly for the Sikh community."

NAPA Urge to extend date for OCI Card renewal till December 31, 2021

JALANDHAR: US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) urged the Government of India to extend the date of OCI Card renewal till December 31,2021. Releasing this statement NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said that as per existing Indian Government guidelines, the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards required to be renewed each time a new passport is issued up to the age of 20 years of age,

Punjabi Diaspora want more powers for courts to settle NRI’s property cases

JALANDHAR: Punjabi Diaspora around the Globe feel that NRI courts in Punjab should be given more power and officers be made accountable if the NRI Property Safeguards Act is to serve its purpose.

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