Wisconsin Gurudwara

  • US Gurdwara shootout: Obama honours security personnel May 12, 2013

    Washington: The police officer who risked his life to save victims of the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootout in 2012 was honoured by US President Barack Obama at a White House award ceremony. Six people were shot dead while three others injured when gunman Wade Michael Page went on a 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...
  • 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 has much to learn from Sikhs: Harvard professor August 18, 2012

    New York: As the Sikh community in the US makes efforts to recover from the tragedy of the Gurudwara shooting, a Harvard professor has said Sikhs have emerged as a role model for Americans who can learn from the dignity and generosity of the community. "Most Americans still know little...
  • Hate groups on the rise across US? August 13, 2012

    The Wisconsin Gurudwara, which saw a shooting attack a week ago, held its first Sunday prayer service since the incident. ...
  • 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...
  • Oak Creek Mayor assures protection of gurudwara August 9, 2012

    Washington: Voicing regret over the shooting incident at a Wisconsin gurudwara that killed six Sikh worshippers, Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi briefed Indian envoy to the US, Nirupama Rao, about the measures he would put in place to upgrade the security at the shrine. During a meeting with Rao, who was...
  • US gurudwara firing: It's shock and grief at Oak Creek August 8, 2012

    Oak Creek: "We love you Wisconsin!" That ending to The 70s show, and a high school history teacher were all I knew of the Dairy State here in the US. Tragically, Sunday's shoot-out changed all that. Wisconsin is trending on Twitter and the horror is still fresh in our minds. From...
  • US gurudwara shooter promoted extremism even in army August 8, 2012

    Washington: The slain gunman Wade Michael Page, who shot dead six worshippers at a Gurdwara in Wisconsin, preached and espoused white supremacist views even while he served in the US Army from 1992 to 1998. Former colleagues of the alleged gunman told to US newspaper Star and Stripes which reports on...
  • US gurudwara shooter's motive unknown, say police August 8, 2012

    Wisconsin: The investigation that was initiated into the massacre in a gurudwara in Wisconsin in the USA where six people were killed before the gunman, Michael Page, was shot dead has not yet revealed the motive behind the killings. According to the police, no tell-tale writings or note was left...
  • US gurudwara shooter hated non-white people August 7, 2012

    Wisconsin: The gunman who killed six people at the Wisconsin gurudwara in the US hated non-whites and pictures show him posing against the Nazi Swastik symbol. Gunman Wade Michael Page's friend, in an interview with CNN said that he spoke about racial cleansing to his group of friends. Reports say...
  • US gurudwara firing: Victims' families in India grieve August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: It is a difficult time for the families of victims of the shooting incident at a gurudwara in Wisconsin in US. Four out of the six victims of the Wisconsin gurudwara shootout hailed from Haridwar and Delhi. Their families are in a state of grief. The news of...
  • Gurudwara shooting: FBI rules out involvement of 2nd person August 7, 2012

    Washington: Hours after releasing photo of "a person of interest" in the Wisconsin Gurudwara shooting incident, the FBI has ruled out involvement of the second suspect saying the shooting was carried out by the lone gunman Wade Michael Page. The second person was interviewed by the FBI before being cleared by...
  • Gurudwara gunman had ties with racist groups August 6, 2012

    New York: The 40-year-old US Army veteran who went on a rampage inside a Wisconsin Gurudwara and killed six people, had ties to racist groups due to which he was being tracked by civil rights organisations. Wade Michael Page was shot and killed by a police officer in the parking lot...
  • Does wearing a turban makes a Sikh a target of hate crime in US? August 6, 2012

    Sikhs in the United States are grieving and angry. They have been at the receiving end of hate crime since 9/11. ...
  • Evidence suggests US gurudwara shooting a hate crime August 6, 2012

    The man suspected of shooting and killing six people at a gurudwara near Milwaukee in Wisconsin, USA, has been identified as a former Army soldier Wade Michael Page, say US media reports. ...
  • 'US gurudwara shooting seems like a hate crime' August 6, 2012

    US Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Convenor said police are investigating it like domestic terror. ...
  • Will talk to Clinton on gurudwara shooting: SM Krishna August 6, 2012

    I would like to assure the Sikh Community that their places of worship will be protected at all costs, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said. ...
  • US gurudwara shooter identified as Michael Page August 6, 2012

    New York: The man suspected of shooting and killing six people at a gurudwara near Milwaukee in Wisconsin, USA, has been identified as a former Army soldier Wade Michael Page, say US media reports. Sources say he was an Army veteran who may have been a white supremacist. Page was reduced...
  • US gurudwara shooter may have been in Army August 6, 2012

    New York: 1:50 pm: Reports from CNN say that the gunman who killed six people and was then himself shot dead at a US gurudwara may have been an Army veteran. Quoting sources, CNN says the gunman, who was killed by police, may have been a white supremacist. His name...
  • US gurudwara shooting: 7 dead, FBI begins probe August 6, 2012

    New York: A deadly shooting in a gurudwara in Oak Creek in the state of Wisconsin has left six people dead. The gunman identified as a white male was killed by a police officer who responded to the 911 call. Three people including the police officer were critically injured and...