Court Says California Man Can Sue Punjab Times for Libel

Politics, Panthic, Community, People | January 24, 2011

In perhaps the first libel lawsuit in the United States against a Punjabi-language newspaper, a California appeals court judge denied the Punjab Times’ request to dismiss the case, paving the way for the plaintiff, Hardev Singh Grewal, to go to trial.


TSA: Body Scanners Cannot See Through Turbans

More screenings for Sikhs

Politics, Panthic, Community, Minority Report, People | January 13, 2011

The Transportation and Security Administration will use secondary screening measures for turbans, such as a hand-held metal detector and pat-down chemical detection, even after travelers successfully pass through full-body scanners, because the new scanners being deployed across the country cannot see through the layers of a standard Sikh turban, TSA told Sikh advocacy groups.


SGPC Office and Printing Facility a Possibility in US

Politics, Panthic, Community | December 15, 2010

Reporting from WASHINGTON - Representatives of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar on Monday surveyed the financially troubled National Gurdwara here to possibly take over as its management.


Video Prompts Possible Settlement in National Gurdwara Lawsuit

But Case Moves Forward

Panthic, Community | December 10, 2010

Reporting from WASHINGTON – Secret video footage showing that an alleged assault by a Virginia couple never happened may have prompted the board of trustees at the National Gurdwara to attempt to settle a lawsuit it brought against the couple, but the settlement fell apart yesterday, a day before their court appearance.


Nirvikar Singh is Sikh Chair Holder at University of California, Santa Cruz

Panthic, Education, Community, People | December 02, 2010

Nearly 10 years after Hardit Singh Aurora donated money for the endowment of a Sikh chair, the University of California in Santa Cruz has appointed Nirvikar Singh, an economics professor at the same university, to the Sarabjit Singh Aurora Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies.


Liquor Store Owner and Gurdwara Trustee Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption Probe

Panthic, Community | December 01, 2010

Reporting from Greenbelt, Maryland - Ravinder Kaur Melhi, 49, who with husband Amrik Singh Melhi, 51, has ownership interests in Tick Tock Liquors in Langley Park, was released Wednesday morning under a strict set of conditions that include a mental health evaluation, 24-hour electronic monitoring, no new travel plans and no purchases over $1,000.


SGPC to Build Printing Facility for Guru Granth Sahib in US

Panthic, Community | November 29, 2010

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will receive a donation of land and building in Charlotte, North Carolina, which it will convert into a facility for printing Guru Granth Sahib saroops.


White House and Vatican Congratulate Sikhs on Prakaash Divaas Guru Nanak

Panthic, Community | November 21, 2010

The following are letters of congratulations on the Prakaash Divaas of Guru Nanak.

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Gurdwara Trustee Arrested in FBI Sting

Politics, Panthic, Community | November 19, 2010

A trustee of the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Foundation of America, in Silver Spring, Maryland, and her husband, were arrested Monday in a federal corruption investigation that also involved the arrest of the county executive on the previous Friday.

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National Gurdwara Goes to Court

Panthic, Community | November 10, 2010

Financially strapped National Gurdwara is asking a Washington court to bar from its premises a Virginia couple that its trustees have accused of assault and rabble rousing.

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First Lady Empowers Girls During Delhi Museum Visit

Panthic, Community | November 08, 2010

Amid the neem and banyan trees and colorful tribal Worli art wall-paintings, Michelle Obama held hands with schoolgirls touring the rooms today at the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum in New Delhi.

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Arbitration Needed For Gurdwara Disputes

Panthic, Community | November 03, 2010

A group of American gurdwaras initiated a plan this month to create a venue for settling disputes that would reduce the large number of court cases that funnel out gurdwara resources.

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SALDEF Gala Highlights Civil Rights Champions and Accomplishments

Panthic, Community, Minority Report | October 18, 2010

Founded in 1996 as a volunteer organization, SALDEF portrays itself as the oldest Sikh civil rights group in the United States. It’s focus on media analysis and education expanded in 2000 to include legal services. The advocacy group has a full-time staff in Washington and Southern California, which works on civil rights, legislative, employment and accommodation issues.

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Joint Seva

Panthic, Community, People | May 05, 2009

Julio Ore Perez lay awake under local anesthesia at a hospital in Lima, Peru, while a Sikh surgeon worked to replace his knees, for free. Perez could only see the curtain between him and the surgical team. But when they finished and pulled the curtain back, he could not believe his eyes. His legs were straight again, after more than six years.