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  • Sikh women exempt from wearing a helmet: Should safety be more important instead? 2 days ago

    Women riding pillion on two-wheelers 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. CNN-IBN 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 2 days ago

    The Delhi government's decision to make helmets mandatory for women riding pillion on two-wheelers 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 two-wheelers in Delhi, Sikh women exempted 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Women riding pillion on two-wheelers 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 "head-of-state...
  • New York: Truck driver arrested for mowing down Sikh after calling him terrorist August 20, 2014

    New York: A 55-year-old 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...
  • 55-year-old New Yorker arrested for mowing down Sikh man August 19, 2014

    New York: A 55-year-old man has been arrested in New York on charges that he called a Sikh man a "terrorist" and mowing him down with his pick-up 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 Indian-American...
  • 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 29-year-old 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...
  • 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...
  • Lt Gen Narinder Pal Singh Hira takes over command of Vajra Corps July 31, 2014

    Jalandhar: Lieutenant General Narinder Pal Singh Hira on Thursday took over the command of the elite Vajra Corps. The General Officer has also taken over as Colonel of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment from General Bikram Singh, the former Chief of Army Staff, an official release said. Lieutenant General NPS Hira is...
  • SGPC row: Truce between Haryana, Punjab after Akal Takht steps in July 27, 2014

    After Akal Takht stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana have decided to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. While the situation has been defused the long term problem of the legality of...
  • SGPC row: Punjab, Haryana Sikh rallies called off after Akal Takht order July 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. The Akal Takht has asked Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. Both Punjab and...
  • Petition against Narayan Sai disguising as a Sikh dismissed July 23, 2014

    A local court has dismissed a revision petition against Narayan Sai, the son of disgraced spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, seeking action for masquerading as a Sikh when he was arrested last year, and thereby "hurting the religious sentiments". The petition, filed by Yuva Sikh Morcha's Gandeep Singh Bhatia here, was dismissed...
  • Sikh players of India's basketball team forced to play without turbans July 23, 2014

    At the Asia Cup in China, Amritpal and Amjyot were forced to take off their turbans as FIBA rules don't permit any headgear. ...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi July 22, 2014

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • Judgement reserved in case related to hurting Sikh sentiments July 18, 2014

    A local court reserved its judgement on Friday on a revision petition filed on the issue of Narayan Sai allegedly hurting Sikh religious sentiments by sporting a Sikh style turban and beard, when he was nabbed by the police. The decision was reserved by the Additional Session Judge AK Paliwal until...
  • Manmohan Singh's immunity issue looked at in a human rights case in US June 24, 2014

    Washington: A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group. The Department of Justice had recently informed the Washington Federal Court that Singh...
  • US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi in 1984 riots case June 11, 2014

    New York: A US court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the anti-Sikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a...
  • London: Gandhi statue vandalised amid UK Sikh protests over Bluestar June 9, 2014

    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been vandalised in the UK city of Leicester apparently protesting the 1984 Operation Bluestar military raid on the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine. Graffiti saying "Never forget 84" and "We want justice #84" has been sprayed on the base of the statue in Leicester's...
  • 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Billboards welcome tourists on roads leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest place for Sikhs. It is a symbol of peace and it is always festive here. But it was not so three decades back. On June 6, 1984, the area near the Golden Temple was under curfew...
  • The legacy of Operation Blue Star June 3, 2014

    It was May 1989. I was sitting in the drawing room of one of the sprawling bungalows on Sansad Marg, New Delhi. At the home of my father's mentor and family relative, a Sikh, a serving Major General (name withheld). When the news on the television ended, the General turned...
  • Sikh pilgrimage circuit to be developed in Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi May 31, 2014

    Bihar will develop a Sikh pilgrimage circuit by connecting all places pertaining to the religion in the state. "The state government is eager to develop the Sikh circuit. This will be on the lines of Buddha circuit and Sufi circuit here. Takht Sri Harimandir Sahib in Patna is the second most...