TURBAN

  • Kerala: Murder accused RSS activist presents turban to Rajnath Singh, sparks row September 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has erupted over an RSS activist and accused in a murder case placing a turban on the head of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit here last week. The incident, which has also raised security issues, happened when Singh visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Saturday...
  • Photos: Was the saffron and green turban Prime Minister Narendra Modi wearing on August 15 torn? August 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of Indian Independence Day, in New Delhi on Friday. His speech was broadcast live from the Red Fort on August 15 and about 10,000 people were for the first time allowed to witness the ceremony, for which separate stands were...
  • Legendary turbans: Bollywood's five awesome Sikh characters May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Once again, Bollywood's 'Khiladi' actor Akshay Kumar is going in for a turbaned look in 'Singh Is Bling'. In recent years, 'Punjabization' has taken over Bollywood and it seems that playing a "Singh" has become trendy with quite a few actors donning the turban. Here are the five top...
  • Photos: From 'pagdi' to 'peta', politicians seen wearing ethnic and colourful headgear while campaigning across India April 5, 2014

    It's an image you've seen time and again. A local offers a political leader a headgear from his state during a campaign, the politician accepts it and wears it on his head and photographers have a field day. While campaigning across Punjab, both Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi have been...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban February 26, 2014

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in the...
  • US court gives conditional consent to Sikhs to enter military in turbans January 24, 2014

    A Sikh can be allowed to enter the US military with turban and beard, the Pentagon has said, noting that the approval in this regard would be given on a case by case basis and there is no universal or automatic approval to the new relaxed religious norms. "It does," the...
  • American Sikhs with turban, beard not allowed in forces December 10, 2013

    An independent, bipartisan federal agency has asked the US defence leadership to explain why Sikh Americans wearing beards and turbans are not allowed to serve in the US armed forces. In a letter to US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, the US Commission on Civil Rights noted that a 1981 policy prohibits...
  • Emirates issues clarification afer Sikh pilot alleges discrimination November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after a Sikh pilot alleged discrimination by the Gulfbased Emirates Airlines, the airlines has issued a clarification. Emirates Airlines has said that wearing a hat on duty is mandatory for all pilots. The pilot had said that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down...
  • Sikh pilot alleges Emirates denied him a job because he wears a turban November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A pilot has alleged discrimination by the Gulfbased Emirates Airlines, saying that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down only because he wears a turban. CNNIBN has accessed the email exchange between the airline and the pilot. He has been a pilot for almost nine years...
  • Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal demands to take up turban issue with Canadian August 23, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Friday, asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue of Quebec province's move to impose a ban on wearing turban (head gear) and sporting kirpan (dagger) by Sikhs with the Canadian government immediately. The Union government should intervene in the matter...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal lauds Sikh leader over his stand on turban in Rome August 9, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday lauded Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managaement Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK for sticking to his stand not to remove his turban at the Rome international airport for a security check. "His defiant gesture has conveyed to the whole community that Sikhs would...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh seeks Centre's apology on turban issue August 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday sought an apology from the Congress led UPA government for failing to give out a firm message to all countries to be sensitive towards concerns of Sikh community, regarding wearing turbans. "The UPA government owes an apology to the Sikh community...
  • FIFA rules male players can wear turbans June 15, 2013

    Zurich: Football's governing body has ruled that male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against Quebec's ban on turbans. FIFA says male players can wear head covers as long as they are the same color as the team's shirt, have a "professional appearance", are not...
  • Irish court rules Sikhs can't wear turban on duty May 31, 2013

    London: A Sikh man in Ireland has lost his appeal in a court to be allowed to wear the turban while on duty in a volunteer group for that country's police force. High court Judge Kevin Feeney in Ireland Thursday dismissed the appeal by Ravinder Singh Oberoi to be allowed to...
  • Australia looks into allowing Sikhs to wear turban at work May 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Thursday promised to look into allowing Sikhs to wear turbans at work places and also while riding a motorcycle. "We will work with your community to help make the necessary changes requested on cultural and religious grounds," Gillard assured Australian Sikh Association members in...
  • Finland: Sikh man fights for right to wear turban at work May 21, 2013

    London: A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to...
  • Punjab: Girl denied admission by school for wearing turban March 30, 2013

    Jalandhar: A family belonging to Amritdhari Sikh sect has alleged that a private school denied admission to their daughter as her turban was in breach of the school's uniform, a claim rubbished by the institution's principal. Harpreet Singh alleged that his daughter Amandeep was denied admission by Cambridge International School for...
  • Sushma urged to raise turban issue with French president February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Sikhs members of BJP on Thursday urged their senior leader Sushma Swaraj to raise the issue of ban on turban with French President Francois Hollande. In a letter to Sushma, they said turban was not merely a religious symbol. It was a mandatory article of faith, which very...
  • Turban ban in France on agenda for Francois Hollande's India visit February 14, 2013

    Turban ban will be one of the main topics, which will be discussed during French President Francois Hollande's twoday visit to India. "India will take up the issue of France banning the turban," said Congress Party MP, Preneet Kaur. ...
  • Francois Hollande on twoday visit to India February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande is on a twoday visit to India and is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday. This is Hollande's first visit to an Asian country. The two countries will hope to pave way for important trade deals and discuss crucial issues. On agenda...
  • Concrete steps taken on Sikh turban issue: France tells India December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: France has told India that it has taken concrete measures to ensure that Sikhs would not have to remove their turbans or be touched during border checks and that physical check would be replaced by body scan. The issue figured prominently during talks between a French delegation led by...
  • Concrete steps taken on Sikh turban issue: France December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: France has told India that it has taken concrete measures to ensure that Sikhs would not have to remove their turbans or be touched during border checks and that physical check would be replaced by body scan. The issue figured prominently during talks between a French delegation led...
  • UK: Sikh soldier caught in controversy over turban December 2, 2012

    London: The British army's first Sikh soldier allowed to wear a turban rather than a bearskin on ceremonial duties has suffered abuse from his colleagues over his headgear and his refusal to cut hair and his beard, a media report on Sunday said. Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, who joined...
  • Sikhs in turbans can now serve Washington police May 17, 2012

    Washington: Sikh police officers in the American capital will be allowed to wear turbans and other religious items while on the job. The new uniform policy announced by Washington DC police Chief Cathy Lanier Wednesday makes it the first major metropolitan police department in the US to permit Sikhs to maintain...
  • Sikh man wins turban case against France in UN January 13, 2012

    Washington: The UN's rights body has concluded that France had violated the religious freedom of a 76yearold Sikh man when he was asked to remove his turban for his ID photograph, a USbased Sikh group has said. United Sikh, a Sikh rights body, had filed a communication on behalf of Ranjit...
  • 'First turbaned' Sikh in UK Parliament September 6, 2011

    London: Dr Indarjit Singh, the director of a charity linking several Sikh organisations in the UK, has become the "first turbaned Sikh" member of the British Parliament. "I am delighted to be the first turbaned Sikh in Parliament. It is an honour for the whole Sikh community," said Singh, the...
  • Australian hotel ejects Sikh for wearing turban July 4, 2011

    Melbourne: A Sikh man was denied entry into a hotel in Australia as he refused to take off his turban, a media report said on Monday. Confirming the incident, management of Royal English Hotel in Brisbane said it was trying to locate the man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained,...
  • Turban row: Italian ambassador apologises again March 23, 2011

    Italian Ambassador apologizes, again, for the second turban check for the golf coach Amritinder Singh at Milan airport. ...
  • 'Turban is about Sikh identity not religion' December 6, 2010

    Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Monday urged the French government to reconsider the banning turbans in public. ...
  • New Zealand Sikhs challenge club's turban ban June 17, 2010

    Wellington: The Sikh Council of New Zealand announced on Thursday it would take legal action against an Auckland club that will not admit turbanwearing Sikhs to its premises because it bans all forms of headwear. The Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club voted to confirm the "no hats" policy on Sunday six months after...