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Wisconsin Sikh temple chief‘s son eyes Cong seat

Washington, USA: The son of a Sikh temple president killed in a mass shooting outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last year is planning to run for the congressional seat held by Republican Paul Ryan. Amar Kaleka, 35, said he would file paperwork to form an exploratory congressional committee and plans to formally announce his candidacy as a Democrat next month. According to the ...

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Blessings for new Sikh site in Live Oak

Oak,Wis, USA: Five Sikh religious leaders dressed in bright orange traveled from India to offer blessings during a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning for a new $4 million Sikh temple in Live Oak. “It is a very exciting day,” said Sikh Live Oak Councilman Lakhvir S. Ghag, 58. “Our community and Live Oak are growing, and we feel the need for an ...

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Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore dropped by Sikh temple during Vancouver visit

Bengali Poet, Esaa Yist, and songwriter Rabindranath Tagore was a literary giant of the early 20th century, becoming the first non-European ever to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. And according to local cultural historian Naveen Girn, he dropped by the West 2nd Avenue Sikh temple when he visited Vancouver in 1929. Girn, research curator of the Surrey Art Gallery, told ...

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US to track hate crimes against Sikhs, minorities

Washington, USA: Ahead of Monday’s anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara tragedy, the US Justice Department has announced that it will begin tracking crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups as hate crimes. Making the announcement on Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller had approved a recommendation from the agency’s advisory ...

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Construction to begin on Greenwood Sikh Temple

Greenwood, Indiana, US: Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new Sikh temple in central Indiana after several delays. A Sikh congregation that has been worshipping in a modified house in Greenwood plans to break ground in September on an 11,000-square foot temple that is expected to cost about $1.7 million. The Daily Journal reported (http://bit.ly/18nsHKU ) the group ...

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