Turban

  • Photos: From 'pagdi' to 'peta', politicians seen wearing ethnic and colourful headgear while campaigning across India 05-04-2014 02:48 PM

    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 26-02-2014 12:57 PM

    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...
  • US court gives conditional consent to Sikhs to enter military in turbans 24-01-2014 02:48 PM

    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,"...
  • American Sikhs with turban, beard not allowed in forces 10-12-2013 12:11 PM

    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...
  • Emirates issues clarification afer Sikh pilot alleges discrimination 06-11-2013 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: Days after a Sikh pilot alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based 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 04-11-2013 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: A pilot has alleged discrimination by the Gulf-based Emirates Airlines, saying that after being shortlisted for an interview he was turned down only because he wears a turban. CNN-IBN has accessed the email exchange between the airline and the pilot. He has been a pilot for almost nine...
  • Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal demands to take up turban issue with Canadian 23-08-2013 06:36 PM

    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...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal lauds Sikh leader over his stand on turban in Rome 09-08-2013 04:17 AM

    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...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh seeks Centre's apology on turban issue 08-08-2013 08:50 PM

    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...
  • FIFA rules male players can wear turbans 15-06-2013 12:53 AM

    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...
  • Irish court rules Sikhs can't wear turban on duty 31-05-2013 05:39 PM

    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...
  • Australia looks into allowing Sikhs to wear turban at work 24-05-2013 03:06 AM

    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...
  • Finland: Sikh man fights for right to wear turban at work 21-05-2013 02:40 PM

    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 30-03-2013 02:26 AM

    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...
  • Turban ban in France on agenda for Francois Hollande's India visit 14-02-2013 10:38 AM

    "India will take up the issue of France banning the turban," said Congress Party MP, Preneet Kaur. ...
  • Concrete steps taken on Sikh turban issue: France tells India 21-12-2012 03:48 AM

    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...
  • Concrete steps taken on Sikh turban issue: France 20-12-2012 11:17 PM

    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 02-12-2012 03:17 PM

    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...
  • 'First turbaned' Sikh in UK Parliament 06-09-2011 11:11 PM

    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 04-07-2011 11:26 AM

    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...
  • Turban row: Italian ambassador apologises again 23-03-2011 10:17 PM

    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' 06-12-2010 03:26 PM

    Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Monday urged the French government to reconsider the banning turbans in public. ...