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  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India becomes an issue in USA's California election race 2 days ago

    Sacramento: Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of...
  • Haryana polls: Congress to pay heavy price for dividing Sikhs, says SGPC October 12, 2014

    Ambala: Congress will pay a "heavy price" in the upcoming Haryana polls for "dividing" the Sikh community by creating a separate body for managing Sikh shrines in the state, Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) said on Sunday. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said that the Congress had challenged the supremacy...
  • Malaysia Sikhs lodge report against offensive online comment October 4, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Police are investigating reports lodged by members of Malaysia`s Sikh community against a Facebook user for posting an offensive comment against the founder of the faith, Guru Nanak, a media report said on Saturday. Lawyer Gurmukh Singh, who lodged the report in Dang Wangi area, said the comment was...
  • In historic homeland, Pakistan's Sikhs live under constant threat October 4, 2014

    Peshawar: Every time someone walks into his pharmacy in the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar, Amarjeet Singh prepares for the worst. "I don't know if it's a customer or an assailant who will reach out for his gun," Amarjeet, a member of Pakistan's tiny Sikh minority, said. Easily recognised because of their...
  • Haryana elections: Congress may bag more votes by passage of Gurdwaras Management Bill October 2, 2014

    Kurukshetra: Ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying hard to woo the Sikh vote bank in the state where one of the significant vote share comes from over 10 lakh Sikhs. Earlier in the year, the state government had passed a bill creating a separate...
  • Photos: The South Park-inspired 'Sikh Park' comic tells hilarious truths about progressive Sikh households that most youngsters identify with September 28, 2014

    'I can't make everyone happy, I'm not Rajma Chawal.' If you've been seeing this comic shared on your Facebook timeline from the last couple of days, you have probably seen 'Sikh Park' already. The Facebook page Sikh Park is a South Park-inspired comic, but a cleaner and slightly funnier version...
  • Delhi: Court to hear defamation complaint against Jagdish Tytler on October 15 September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed October 15 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by a senior lawyer representing the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The matter was put for the next date as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gaurav Rao...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players September 18, 2014

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...
  • Delhi: Sikh man's hair forcibly cut September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Around six to seven unidentified men allegedly cut the hair of a 60yearold sikh man and also threw acid on him in Bhogal area of south east Delhi, police said on Tuesday. After the incident, tension prevails in the area, with hundreds of Sikhs staging protest demanding the arrest...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with a delegation of Sikh leaders, on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the issues pertaining to Sikhs in the United States be included in the agenda of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...
  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 antiSikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 antiSikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • South Asians face increasingly hostile climate in US: Report September 10, 2014

    Washington: South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Middle Eastern, and Arab communities face an increasingly hostile climate in the US, according to a new report by an umbrella community organisation. The report "Under Suspicion, Under Attack" by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) was released at a briefing on Capitol Hill, seat...
  • No discrimination in France against any community: Ambassador September 9, 2014

    Amritsar: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Tuesday said that there is no discrimination against any community in his country. "There is no discrimination in France as at present most of Sikhs are working at prime positions in my country with beard and 'turban' (head gear)," Richier said addressing...
  • Pakistan: Sikhs threaten countrywide protest against killings September 8, 2014

    Islamabad: Sikhs in Pakistan have held a protest march and threatened to launch a countrywide agitation if the government fails to provide security to them following targetted killings of members of the minority community in recent weeks. The protest march was held on Sunday in the northwest Mardan city against the...
  • Sikh women exempt from wearing a helmet: Should safety be more important instead? August 29, 2014

    Women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. CNNIBN takes views from across the country over the Delhi government's notice. ...
  • Helmets for women riders: Exemption of Sikh women gets thumbs down from experts August 29, 2014

    The Delhi government's decision to make helmets mandatory for women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi, leaving out Sikh women, has received criticism from experts as they ask how the traffic policemen would identify a Sikh women. ...
  • Helmets made compulsory for women on twowheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Women riding pillion on twowheelers in Delhi will have to wear helmets, said a notification issued by the Delhi government on Thursday. However, Sikh women have been exempted from the rule on religious ground. The decision hasn't gone down well with Delhiites. "It is for security. Sikh males have...
  • US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs image August 21, 2014

    Washington: Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into $5 million to improve the image of the community in America. Representatives from over 100 Gurdwaras in the US held a meeting here over the weekend to discuss...
  • Canadian province scraps helmet exemption for Sikhs August 21, 2014

    Toronto: Sikhs in the Canadian province of Ontario will not be exempted from wearing helmets, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced. The Canadian Sikh Association said it received a letter last week from Wynne stating the Liberal government, for safety reasons, will not allow Sikh motorcycle riders to wear only turbans, the Toronto...
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: US judge August 20, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled. But US District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said on Tuesday that Singh, who resigned in May, did not have "headofstate...
  • New York: Truck driver arrested for mowing down Sikh after calling him terrorist August 20, 2014

    New York: A 55yearold New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges. Joseph Caleca, of Setauket on Long Island, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted murder as a hate crime, assault as a...
  • 55yearold New Yorker arrested for mowing down Sikh man August 19, 2014

    New York: A 55yearold man has been arrested in New York on charges that he called a Sikh man a "terrorist" and mowing him down with his pickup truck, in an apparent hate crime. Police in Queens arrested Joseph Caleca of Setauket in Suffolk County and charged him with attempted murder...
  • End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans: US lawmakers August 19, 2014

    Washington: A coalition of US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith. In a letter to FIBA president Yvan Mainini, 21 Congress members led by Democrat Ami Bera, the lone IndianAmerican...
  • Afghan Sikh stowaways were trapped in container for 18 hours August 19, 2014

    London: The Sikh men, women and children found in a shipping container in Britain were trapped in the airless box without food or water for 18 hours, their translator said on Monday. The Sikhs, discovered at Tilbury Docks in Essex, east of London, feared they would have all died had they...
  • Bearded British Sikh woman selected for portrait series celebrating 60 of the best beards from all over the world August 8, 2014

    A British Sikh woman, who suffers from a condition that causes facial hair growth, has been selected for a new portrait series celebrating 60 of the best beards from all over the world. Harnaam Kaur, who decided to keep her beard despite being bullied, was chosen for Project 60, which marks...
  • Maintain status quo on Haryana gurudwaras for now: SC to SGPC and HSGMC August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee and Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee to maintain status quo on the management control of gurudwaras in Haryana prevailing on August 7 at 2:30 pm. The court ruling means that out of the 52 gurudwaras in Haryana, the...
  • Kurukshetra: Police lathicharge Haryana SGPC members trying to take control of a gurudwara August 6, 2014

    Kurukshetra: As the row over the Haryana government's creation of a separate Gurudwara administration continues, the police in Kurukshetra on Wednesday resorted to lathicharge to control a group of people who had gathered outside a gurudwara to take control of it from the Amritsar based SGPC. The Haryana Shiromani Gurudwara...
  • SC agrees to hear plea on constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Act August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 under which a separate committee was formed to manage the affairs of the Gurdwaras in the state. The formation of a new committee had sparked a bitter tussle between the...
  • US: Protesting against racial slur, Sikh man hit, dragged by a truck for 30 feet August 4, 2014

    New York: A shocking case of alleged racial abuse in New York has left a 29yearold Sikh man in critical condition. Sandeep Singh was allegedly hit by a truck and dragged for nearly 30 feet after an argument with the driver of a pick up truck driver who allegedly hurled...
  • Contribution of all communities must for progress, says Akhilesh Yadav August 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that contribution of every religious community was essential in the development of the state. During a meeting with the delegation of UP Sikh Gurudrawa Prabandhak Committee, Akhilesh said that the state government was committed to ensure justice and security to all. The delegation...