FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans
FIBA delays decision to lift ban on turbans

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has decided to delay the review of its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, drawing sharp reactions from top American lawmakers and Sikh bodies which described it as "outdated".

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans
US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

Congressman Bera praises India ratifying IAEA agreement

Indian-American US lawmaker Ami Bera has praised India ratifying an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreement that will open its civilian nuclear programme to unannounced spot inspections.

If I can see Indian-American US Prez, that`s my legacy: Ami Bera

Indian-American US Congressman Ami Bera has said that seeing a member of the community as the President of the United States in his life time will be the true legacy he can leave behind.

Robust India-US trade ties important: Bera

Amid an overall growth in the economic and trade ties between India and the US, a robust trading relationship between the two countries is important, Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the Congress, has said.

American Sikh Caucus will focus on domestic civil rights: Ami Bera

Ami Bera is the only Indian-American Congressman in the US House of Representatives.

Ami Bera joins American Sikh Congressional Caucus

Under present circumstance, no Congressman can go to the extent of supporting a separatist or extremist movement in India, Singh argued as he supported the cause of the Sikh Americans in the US.

US lawmakers want hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus tracked

Over 100 member of the US House of Representatives have asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, and Arab-Americans as it does for other communities.

Democratic Party gives key responsibility to Bera for polls

Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been given a key responsibility in the Democratic party to reach out to the immigrant community in the run-up to the 2014 Congressional elections.

Ami Bera named to key Congressional committees

Indian-American Congressmen from California Dr Ami Bera has been appointed to two key Congressional committees.

Bera hires key staff, prepares for stint in US Congress

Bera, a physician from California, is the only Indian-American who would be serving in the 113th Congress beginning January next year.

Bera declared elected for US House of Representatives

Indian-American physician Ami Bera has been officially declared elected for the US House of Representatives.

Ami Bera creates history, wins Congressional elections

Ami Bera created history by becoming only the third Indian-American ever to have been elected for the US House of Representatives.

Indian-American Bera to get training from opponent

California physician Ami Bera, who may or may not become the third Indian-American to be elected to the US Congress, is in Washington to learn the tricks of the parliamentary trade - from his opponent.

Ami Bera widens his lead in Congressional race

Dr Ami Bera, the Democratic Party Congressional candidate from California has increased his narrow lead over his Republican challenger as counting of provisional and absentee ballots continued.

Bera`s fate hinges on absentee, provisional ballot

Ami Bera, who outraised Lungren in fund raising, was endorsed by charismatic Bill Clinton during the Congressional polls.

Ami Bera clings to thin lead in congressional race

Ami Bera is tantalisingly close to making history as the third Indian-American to be elected to the US Congress.

Ami Bera becomes first Hindu to enter US House

Dr Ami Bera was on the cusp of creating history by becoming only the third Indian-American ever to be elected to the US House of Representatives.

Bill Clinton boosts Indian-American in California

Charismatic former US president Bill Clinton has endorsed Indian-American physician Ami Bera.

Hillary to endorse Ami Bera for Congressional seat

Bera is contesting from California`s 7th Congressional District; which is seen as one of the nation`s most competitive.