Wisconsin

  • US Congressional resolution honours Sikh victims of Wisconsin shootout August 1, 2014

    Washington: A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims. California Democrat Congressman John Garamendi, a co-chair of the Congressional American Sikh Caucus, introduced the resolution which offers heartfelt condolences...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 19, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...
  • Two men charged in Wisconsin theft of Stradivarius violin February 8, 2014

    Two Wisconsin men were charged Friday with stealing a rare Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars from a concert violinist in late January, prosecutors said. The violin, which was made in 1715 and had an appraised value of $5 million for insurance purposes, was recovered late Wednesday from a Milwaukee residence,...
  • Vigil at Wisconsin Sikh temple to mark anniversary of shooting attack August 6, 2013

    Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather on Monday for a candlelight vigil at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee where a white supremacist opened fire a year ago, killing six worshippers. In that attack, Wade Michael Page walked into the temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin as worshippers prepared...
  • Gurudwara vandalised in California; word 'terrorist' spray-painted on its wall July 31, 2013

    A Gurudwara in California has been vandalised and the word "terrorist" scrawled on its walls in an apparent hate crime, days ahead of the first anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting in Wisconsin. "The Sikh Gurudwara in Riverside was vandalised on the night of July 29 in an apparent hate...
  • Swiss 'Jetman' can fly to 12,000 feet wearing custom-built jet suit July 30, 2013

    A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer with his custom-built jet suit. Yves Rossy, also known as "Jetman," is making appearances at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Wisconsin. On Monday he demonstrated his carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines. His first public flight in...
  • Watch: 'Mystery grandma' rocks it on the drums in US July 20, 2013

    The elderly woman makes an appearance every couple of months in the Coalition Drum Shop in Wisconsin, plays the drums for few minutes, then makes her exit. ...
  • US: Sikh group offers to pay $10,000 to anyone who sues Punjab CM June 29, 2013

    Milwaukee: A Sikh group is offering $ 10,000 to anyone who serves Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with federal lawsuit papers on his expected visit to Wisconsin next week. Sikhs for Justice filed a civil lawsuit this week in Milwaukee. One defendant is Parkash Singh Badal. The other is his...
  • 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...
  • Sikh joins other religions demanding gun control laws April 13, 2013

    Washington: Members of the Sikh community joined other religious leaders in urging the US Congress to pass strict gun control laws to prevent the recent surge in gun violence in the country, including the one at a Wisconsin Gurdwara in 2012. The religious leaders gathered on the National Mall in...
  • 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 Elections: On final lap, Romney, Obama focus on key states November 5, 2012

    Madison: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney storm into the final day of their long presidential contest, mounting one last effort to protect their flanks while engaging in the toughest battleground of all - Ohio. The two campaigns were ready to leave matters in the hands of voters and their schedules...
  • US Presidential election: Will fight status quo, says Obama November 4, 2012

    With just two days to the US Presidential elections, President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney have upped the ante on why they should be voted to power in some of the swing states like Wisconsin and Iowa. Obama, who is fighting for a second term, told voters in...
  • US: Suspicious man detained outside Oak Creek gurudwara November 2, 2012

    Washington: A suspicious man carrying ammunition and "strange writings" was briefly detained outside an Oak Creek gurudwara in the US state of Wisconsin, where a white supremacist had gunned down six Sikhs in August. "This happened last Sunday. The man was detained due to his suspicious activity outside the gurudwara....
  • Three killed, 4 injured in US shooting; suspect found dead October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Three people were killed and four injured inside a spa on Sunday in a Milwaukee suburb shopping centre in the US state of Wisconsin, when a gunman went on a shooting spree. The suspected attacker, 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, was also found dead at the spa. Police say he...
  • 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...
  • US man arrested for sex with sofa on the street September 27, 2012

    London: A 46-year-man in the US state of Wisconsin has been arrested for having sex in a street with a sofa, a media report said. Gerard Streator was spotted bending over an abandoned yellow settee with his trousers round his ankles in Waukesha city, The Sun reported on Thursday. The hotel...
  • 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...
  • 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: Gurudwara shooter's death declared suicide August 29, 2012

    Washington: The death of a white supremacist who killed six Sikh worshippers during a shooting rampage at a US gurudwara has been declared a suicide. However, the police investigators are yet to determine the reason for the crime, which shocked the entire Sikh community not only in the US and...
  • 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 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...
  • Gurudwara attack linked to 2011 California killing? August 18, 2012

    Washington: US police are looking into the possibility of a link between the Wisconsin Gurdwara killings with the slaying of two elderly Sikhs in California in 2011. A white supremacist, Wade Michael Page, went on a shooting rampage inside a Gurdwara in Oak Creek city of Wisconsin killing six people on...