Monday, 26 February 2024

Diaspora

After Nijjar's killing, FBI warned Sikhs in US about death threats
Death Threats

After Nijjar's killing, FBI warned Sikhs in US about death threats

WASHINGTON: After Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a Gurdwara in British Columbia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents visited several Sikh leaders and warned them that their lives were also at risk, as per a report in The Intercept.

Sikh family allegedly ran operation to defraud Royal Mail of 70mn pounds
Fraud

Sikh family allegedly ran operation to defraud Royal Mail of 70mn pounds

LONDON: A Sikh family in central London pocketed millions of pounds by helping to run a decade-long operation to defraud the Royal Mail of 70 million pounds, a court has heard.

Court ruling allows Sikhs in Queensland to carry Kirpan in schools
Sikh Identity

Court ruling allows Sikhs in Queensland to carry Kirpan in schools

MELBOURNE: The Supreme Court in Australia's Queensland state has overturned a law banning Sikh religious dagger (Kirpan) on school grounds calling it "unconstitutional".

Indians in Germany hold peaceful protest calling for baby Ariha's repatriation
Child Abuse

Indians in Germany hold peaceful protest calling for baby Ariha's repatriation

NEW DELHI: Braving heavy rain, the Indian community in Frankfurt held a peaceful protest urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save a two-year-old Indian child who has been living in foster care in Berlin for over 20 months.

World Bank's Ajay Banga named in Carnegie's 2023 'Great Immigrants' list
Honour

World Bank's Ajay Banga named in Carnegie's 2023 'Great Immigrants' list

NEW YORK: World Bank President Ajay Banga has been named to this year's "Great Immigrants" list by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which honours contributions by immigrants to American life.

Punjabi Virsa 2023 a roaring success in Indianapolis
Diaspora

Punjabi Virsa 2023 a roaring success in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS: Punjabi Virsa 2023, presented by Five River Entertainment and Rajvir Entertainment, turned out to be a roaring show, coupled with dazzling individual as well as team performances, at Garfield Park here today.

UK's Coventry gets its 1st Indian-origin turban-wearing Lord Mayor
Sikh Identity

UK's Coventry gets its 1st Indian-origin turban-wearing Lord Mayor

LONDON: An Indian-origin Sikh councillor has made history after being appointed as the new Lord Mayor of Coventry, a city in the West Midlands, England.

Indo-Canadian Sikh's book among most banned in US schools
Banned

Indo-Canadian Sikh's book among most banned in US schools

TORONTO: A Canadian-Sikh poet, whose Twitter account was withheld in India last month over the Khalistan issue, now has her debut work among the 11 most banned books in the US classrooms for the first half of the 2022-23 school year.

Vaisakhi celebrations at Wright State University in America
Sikh Identity

Vaisakhi celebrations at Wright State University in America

DAYTON (USA): Vaisakhi, a harvest festival with special significance for the Sikhs is one of the most important occasions in the Sikh calendar. The Sikh students, faculty and alumni of Wright State University along with the Sikh community of Dayton and Cincinnati came together to host a Sikh exhibition to commemorate Vaisakhi. They were supported by Asian Student Association (ASA), University Center for International Education (UCIE) and the Sikh Society of Dayton.

British-Indian businessman jailed for Covid loan fraud
Fraud

British-Indian businessman jailed for Covid loan fraud

LONDON: A British-Indian businessman has been sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, after admitting abuse of an interest-free loan offered by the UK government to businesses to cope with the Covid-19 lockdown.

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