Gurudwara Shooting

  • India's corruption woes among top stories of 2012 December 4, 2012

    New York: India's corruption woes, the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's 100 centuries are among the top stories of 2012, according to a list compiled by Time magazine which chronicles the "highs and lows, the good and the bad" of the past year. As the year draws to...
  • US gurudwara shooting: FBI concludes probe November 21, 2012

    New York: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said it has concluded its probe into the August shooting incident at a gurdwara in Wisconsin, and found there is no evidence that the attack was part of any ongoing threat to the Sikh community. "There is no evidence to suggest...
  • Obama wishes 'Happy Diwali', praises resilience of Sikhs November 14, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday wished people "happy Diwali" and "saal mubarak", as he praised the resilience of Sikhs in the aftermath of the tragedy at a Wisconsin Gurudwara this year in which six members of the community were gunned down. "To those celebrating Diwali, I wish you, your...
  • US gurudwara shooting: Krishna meets victims' families October 5, 2012

    New York: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met family members of victims of Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting and said India and the US stand united against those who perpetrate a culture of violence and hatred. Krishna paid a visit to the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee on Thursday and met the...
  • Gurdwara shooting an act of senseless killing: Obama September 26, 2012

    Washington: The Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting incident, which left six Sikh worshipers dead, was an act of "senseless killing," US President Barack Obama has said, as he assured full support to the Sikh community in the country. "It was a senseless killing and it should not have happened," Obama told the...
  • US: FBI to examine hate crimes against Sikhs September 19, 2012

    Washington: An independent FBI advisory board is being asked to examine whether the current hate crime reporting categories should be expanded to include those against the Sikhs, a top US official announced on Wednesday. Such a move by the Department of Justice comes in the wake of top US lawmakers...
  • California gets pro-Sikh, pro-Muslim laws September 10, 2012

    Colourful turbans crowded around California Governor Jerry Brown as he signed two historic bills designed to battle workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslims in the state. Brown signed the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, Assembly Bill 1964 which ensures that employees receive equal protection under law, protecting workers who wear turbans, hijabs...
  • US: California makes Sikh history a part of school curriculum September 10, 2012

    The decision comes in the wake of the firing at a Wisconsin gurudwara (Sikh temple of worship) that left seven Sikhs dead. ...
  • US gurudwara shooting victim remains in coma August 31, 2012

    Oak Creek: Sikh priest Punjab Singh has remained in a coma ever since the shooting rampage at a Wisconsin temple earlier this month that left six victims dead and three other people wounded, his family said. In their first public comments since the August 5 attack, Singh's sons described how they...
  • US: Sikh beaten up, arrested for keeping Kirpan August 24, 2012

    Washington: An elderly Sikh man, in his early 70s, was allegedly beaten up by his neighbour in New Jersey following an altercation and was later arrested by the police because of keeping 'Kirpan', a Sikh article of faith. The incident happened on July 26, nearly 10 days before the shooting at...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Michelle Obama visits Oak Creek August 24, 2012

    US First Lady Michelle Obama met the families of those affected by the Gurudwara shootout in Wisconsin. ...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Michelle meets victims' families August 24, 2012

    Oak Creek: Mandeep Singh Khattra and his family received Michelle Obama with an embrace on Thursday as the first lady consoled relatives of worshippers gunned down earlier this month at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee. "She gave us a hug and said, 'I'm sorry for what happened,'" said Khattra, 26,...
  • US: Officer injured in Gurdwara shooting discharged from hospital August 23, 2012

    Washington: The police officer who was injured during the Gurdwara shootout early this month has been discharged from the hospital, while one Sikh worshipper remains critically ill even three weeks after the attack. Lt Brian Murphy was released from the hospital on Wednesday on the eve of the Oak Creek visit...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Michelle Obama to meet victims' relatives August 23, 2012

    US First Lady Michelle Obama will be reaching out to Sikhs in Wisconsin on Thursday. ...
  • US gurudwara shooting: Michelle to meet victims August 19, 2012

    Washington: In an effort to reach out to the Sikh Community, US First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin on August 23 to meet the victims and family members of the Gurudwara shooting that left six worshippers dead. The scheduled visit of the First Lady to Wisconsin is on August...
  • After gurudwara shooting, another Sikh shot in US August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Barely 12 days after the shooting at a gurudwara that killed six worshippers, another Sikh has been murdered in Milwaukee, US. Police suspect it was an attempted robbery gone wrong. But what's worrying is that 56-year-old Dalbir Singh was also one of the members of the Wisconsin gurudwara...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Rs 1 crore raised for victims August 16, 2012

    Washington: In 10 days after the tragic shootout that killed six worshippers and left three others injured, Sikh community in Wisconsin have raised over Rs 1.4 crore for the victims families. "It's an outpouring of support. We are overwhelmed," Dr Kulwant S Dhaliwal from Sikh Temple of Wisconsin said. The...
  • US gurudwara shooting: One injured critical August 16, 2012

    Washington: Santokh Singh who was injured in the August 5 shooting at a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin has been released from the hospital, officials said. However, another Indian American, Punjab Singh, remains in critical condition. Lt Brian Murphy, the police officer who valiantly countered the attack from the lone gunman...
  • Sikhs in NYPD be allowed turban, beard: NYC Mayor told August 13, 2012

    New York: In the wake of a deadly attack at a Wisconsin Gurudwara, the New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been asked to allow Sikhs to wear turban and sport a beard in the New York Police Department (NYPD). "In the wake of the Wisconsin killings, which have shocked...
  • US gurudwara holds first Sunday service since attack August 13, 2012

    Oak Creek: More than 100 people gathered at the Gurdwara, which saw the killing of six Sikhs by a white supremacist, for the first Sunday service since the tragedy as members chanted hymns and prayers for the victims. Members of the Sikh community prayed for the six worshippers who were...
  • UPA govt fails to protect Indians abroad: MM Joshi August 12, 2012

    Patna: Senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi on Saturday accused the UPA government at the Centre of being "utter failure" to protect Indians in other countries. He was referring to the killing of six Sikhs by a white-supremacist on a gurudwara at Wisconsin in the USA last Sunday. Joshi...
  • Attack on any faith an attack on US freedom: Obama August 11, 2012

    Washington: Condemning the recent attack on a Gurdwara in Wisconsin that left six Sikhs dead, US President Barack Obama has said attack on any faith is an attack on the freedom of all Americans and such acts have no place in the American society. "The attack on Americans of any faith...
  • Can't understand hatred behind US gurudwara shooting: Obama August 11, 2012

    US President Barack Obama said that the perpetrators of such despicable acts must know that their "twisted thinking is no match for the compassion of our united American family". ...
  • Gurudwara shooting was an act of hatred: US Attorney General August 11, 2012

    US Attorney General Eric Holder has called the gurudwara shooting "an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime". ...
  • Gurudwara shooting a hate crime, US official admits August 11, 2012

    Oak Creek: As thousands of mourners paid their last respects to six Sikh worshippers gunned down at a Sikh gurdwara at Oak Creek, US Attorney General Eric Holder called it "an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime." Holder spoke at an emotional memorial service at Oak Creek...
  • US gurudwara shooting: Sikh victims' funerals held August 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The last rites of the US gurudwara shooting the victims were held on Friday. Among those who attended the funeral was Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, US Attorney General Eric Holder and other dignitaries. Six worshippers were killed in a shooting rampage by former US army man...
  • Gurudwara shooting: US promises 'thorough' probe August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Promising a "thorough" probe by FBI into Wisconsin Gurudwara shooting in which six Sikhs were killed, US Ambassador Nancy Powell has said that anyone found involved in the incident will be brought to justice. "Our Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation; though the news suggests this was...
  • US gurudwara reopens to public after shooting August 10, 2012

    Wisconsin: The Wisconsin gurudwara that was attacked last Sunday, leaving seven people dead, including shooter Wade Michael Page, has been reopened to the public. The police handed over the premises to the management early on Friday morning, five days after the tragic shooting that killed six worshipers. Built in 1997...
  • US gurudwara shooting: 2 heroic kids save lives August 10, 2012

    Two children have emerged as heroes after warning others of a gunman on a recent shootout at Wisconsin gurudwara. ...
  • US gurudwara shooting: Badal to attend memorial services August 10, 2012

    Washington: The Obama Administration has deputed US Attorney General Eric Holder to deliver remarks at Friday's memorial service for the victims of Wisconsin Gurudwara shooting, which would also be attended by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, is sending one...