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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panthic, Community | November 21, 2010
The following are letters of congratulations on the Prakaash Divaas of Guru Nanak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.