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Gurinder Singh Khalsa recognized by U.S. Representative Greg Pence

INDIANAPOLIS: U. S. Representative from Indiana's 6th Congressional district  Greg Pence recognized the recent achievement of Sikhs Political Action Committee founder and chairman Indian American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who recently was conferred with the 2019 Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award. Mr Gurinder Khalsa is originally hails from Ambala District of Haryana (India).

Bihu, Pushpanjali and Mango lassi to represent Indian touch at IUPUI International Festival

INDIANAPOLIS: Bihu dance from Assam,  an excerpt from Pushpanjali - an invocatory piece in Bharatanatyam dance and mango lassi (a smoothie-like drink) will represent Indian touch at the annual IUPUI International Festival on February 21 at the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. from 10:30 a.m-2:30 p.m.

SikhsMEDIA releases trailer of short film "SINGH"

NDIANAPOLIS: SikhsMEDIA on Tuesday released trailer for their first short film SINGH, directed by 18-year-old Jenna Ruiz. The short film is based on a true incident from 2007.  Indian-born American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa was denied from boarding a flight because he refused to remove his turban after successfully passing through each security measure at the airport. In this short film, Gurinder is made to choose between his religious beliefs and his flight to see his mother in her last days.

Cross-party support in parliament for Slough rail link to Heathrow

LONDON: A group of cross-party MPs, members of House of Lords, business and community leaders besides local council leaders convened to discuss progress of 'Western Rail Link to Heathrow' project during an all party parliamentary group (APPG) meeting and resolved to get wider support from more parliamentarians and external supporters for realization of this prestigious plan connecting Slough with Heathrow at the earliest.

Gurinder Khalsa files nomination papers for Fishers City Council

FISHERS (INDIANA): Indian born American Sikh and Fishers Community leader Gurinder Singh Khalsa on Wednesday morning filed his papers  to run for City Council of Fishers. The Republican Primary elections will be held on May 7.

Fishers Sikhs donate $6000 in gift cards and serve Indian food to TSA employees

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikh Community of Fishers, Indiana, today  donated gift cards worth $6000 and served food to the employees of Transport Security Administration at the Indianapolis Airport here. Sikhs Political Action Committee founder and chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa along with the other members of the Sikh Community of Fishers, made coordinated efforts with Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Aaron Batt, TSA Federal Security Director to support the Indianapolis Airport TSA agents who were impacted by the extended Government shut-down.

Gurinder Khalsa to lead Fishers Sikh Community to support TSA employees with donation

FISHERS (INDIANA): Sikhs Political Acation Committee founder and chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, along with the Sikh Community of Fishers, are coordinating efforts with Mario Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Aaron Batt, TSA Federal Security Director to support the Indianapolis Airport TSA agents who are impacted by the extended government shut-down.

Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi exhorts NRI youth to connect with their roots

CHANDIGARH: Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi exhorted the NRI Punjabi youth to connect with their roots back home in Punjab. He led a high level delegation from Punjab led by the attended the 3 day ‘Youth Parvasi Bharti Divas’ celebrations which commenced today at Varanasi.

Gurinder Khalsa receives Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award amidst thunder applause

INDIANAPO: Indian-born American Sikh Gurinder Singh Khalsa was  presented the Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award. He was among the 16 Hoosiers who were given The Champions of Diversity Awards amidst thunderous applause at a glittering function  organized by Minority Business Magazine at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Downtown here on Thursday night.


NRI Sabha Punjab has no powers to address the issues of NRIs, says NAPA

JALANDHAR:  US-based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) has asked the Punjab government to clear the air about NRI Sabha, which was formed to address the grievances of NRIs.In a statement, NAPA Executive Director Satnam Singh Chahal said if the NRI Sabha has “no constitutional powers to address the issues and concerns of the Punjabi Diaspora then there is no fun to keep this Sabha functioning by wasting thousands of rupees everyday.”

$3m Gurdwara building project launched in Fishers, Indiana

FISHERS (INDIANA): On the auspicious occasion of 252rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community here on Sunday launched  a $ 3 million Gurdwara project (Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar) on the existing propery in Fishers. Plans are in the works to replace the current building with a  new Sikh Gurdwara.

Gurinder Singh Khalsa appointed Board Member of Fishers Economic Development and Planning Commission

FISHERS: Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness on Sunday appointed Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who hails  from Ambala (India),  as Board Member of  Economic Development and Planning Commission. Mayor Scott disclosed this during the celebration of 252rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community, at the  Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar here.

UK MPs Hardy, Dhesi calls on immigration minister to help Afghan Sikhs, Hindus facing deportation threats

CHANDIGARH: To apprise about the difficulties being faced by the minorities in Afghanistan, a delegation led by Emma Hardy MP, with Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP and representatives from Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Southall (Afghan Ekta Society) and United Sikhs today called on UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes in Parliament.

Dream fulfilled, says "Miss India Worldwide 2018" Shree Saini

NEW JERSEY: Born in Punjab (India) Indian-American Shree Saini got her cherished dream fulfilled when she was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2018 at the 27th Annual Global pageant held in the Fords City of New Jersey.  Sakshi Sinha of Australia and Anusha Sareen from United Kingdom were adjudged the first and second runner ups.

Indian gets 9 years in jail for sex assault on US flight

WASHINGTON: A 34-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a US flight early this year.

Hindus urge England brewery to apologize & change beer labels named after Krishna

NEVADA: Upset Hindus are urging Congleton (Cheshire, England) based microbrewery Cheshire Brewhouse to apologize and re-name and re-label its two Govinda (another name for Lord Krishna) beers carrying sacred Hindu symbol Om; calling it highly inappropriate.

98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

NEW YORK:  While Type-2 diabetes is expected to rise by more than a fifth, from 406 million in 2018 to 511 million in 2030 globally, India along with China and the US will share over half of these high blood sugar cases, say researchers led by one of an Indian-origin, while asserting the need to improve access for the life saving insulin.

Can managing cholesterol reduce Alzheimer's risk?

NEW YORK: Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease.

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

TORONTO: A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

About 400 Gather to Honor 10 Shining Stars at the New England Choice Awards Gala 2018

WALTHAM, MA:  About 400 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, educators, community leaders and New England Patriots owner and Kraft Group Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft gathered on Friday, October 26, at Westin Hotel in Waltham, MA, to honor 10 shining stars of the Indian-American community in New England. Organized by INE MultiMedia, Inc., in collaboration with INDIA New England News, the New England Choice Awards 2018 also honored Mr. Kraft for his service to sportsmanship, and community.

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