Sikhism

Sikh Shares Thoughts on the Honor of Being Elected to Senate in S.C.

June 27, 2004

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/state/news/opinion/9022986.htm

On June 27, 2004 The State reported that new incumbent of the Senate seat in the 87th District of South Carolina, Nikki Haley nee Randhawa, shares her thoughts on the honor of being elected for reasons beyond her faith background. Haley, a Sikh and second generation American-Indian, won the race for Senate over 30 year incumbent Rep. Larry Koon.

Volunteer Terroist Watch Corps Builds Among Highway Drivers in Little Rock, AR

June 27, 2004

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040705-658321,00.ht

On June 27, 2004 TIME Magazine reported, "On a blazing hot morning last week, 75 men and women of the highway � bus drivers, truckers and van operators � convened at a nondescript office building in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters. The Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking...

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Editorial on Religious Freedom Controversies in NYC

June 25, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpsik083840105jun08,0,3444621.story

On June 25, 2004 Newsday provided an editorial concerning recent religious freedom controversies in NYC. It was reported, "The New York Police Department is not alone in its disregard for religious freedom. Now comes NYC Transit, which reassigned a Sikh subway motorman, Kevin Harrington, after he refused to replace his turban with a department-issued cap....

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Growth of Interfaith Marriage

June 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/145/story_14584_1.html

On June 24, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "As Hindus marry those of other faiths, the ceremonies are often vibrant examples of mix and match. If someone had told Steven Fleming, an Irish Catholic, that one day he'd be wearing a bright pink turban and silken kurta pajamas while dancing a Punjabi folk dance at his wedding, he would have said, 'You must be joking!' And if someone had told Gurpreet Bajaj...

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Update: Sikh Wins State Assembly Race in SC

June 23, 2004

Source: Indio Link

Wire Service: AP

http://www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062204113018

On June 23, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "A 32-year-old Sikh Indo-American businesswoman, Nikki Randhawa Haley has won the runoff election for South Carolina State Assembly from the 87th District defeating Larry Koon, who represented the district for the last 30 years. Haley got 54.69 per cent votes (2,928 votes), while Koon got...

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"Outsourcing" Religion to India: Catholic, Hindu, Sikh Rituals

June 22, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3829161.stm

On June 22, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Is nothing sacred? The hard-nosed commercialism that has spawned a boom in international business outsourcing is catching on in the religious world. In the West, there is a growing shortage of holy men of all religions, and the costs of spiritual services are on the rise. An opportunity, then, for India, where high-quality, low-cost 'religious outsourcing'...

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Report Shows Increase in "Anti-Different" Feelings; Muslims, Jews, Sikhs Are Targets

June 17, 2004

Source: ABC News Online

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200406/s1134201.htm

On June 17, 2004 ABC News Online reported, "Developed through 69 consultations around Australia over 14 months, the [the Human Rights And Equal Opportunity Commission's 'Isma', or 'Listen', report] looks at the extent of prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians. Commissioned after anecdotal evidence of an increase in racism in Australia since the September 11 attacks in the United...

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Sikhs at White House for Faith-Based Initiatives Conference

June 11, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SCOREWHC

On June 11, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), a Washington based organization, attended the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, addressed by President Bush in Washington DC... The conference provided participants with information about the Federal funding process, available funding opportunities, requirements that come with the receipt...

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Sikh in Close Contention for SC State Assembly

June 10, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_816151,001600060001.htm

On June 10, 2004 Hindustan Times reported, "Indian American Nikki Randhawa-Haley, who came within 100 votes of wining the Republican primaries for the South Carolina assembly, is ready for a one-on-one with incumbent Larry Koon in the runoff June 22. Running from the 87th District, Haley, 32, was pitted against Koon, who had earlier indicated he might not run again,...

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NY Public Transit to Reconsider Employee Policy

June 9, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-nysikh093841872jun09,0,7352749,print.story

On June 9, 2004 Newsday reported, "A Sikh train operator reassigned this week for wearing a turban got his old job back yesterday after NYC Transit reversed its position, officials said. 'I'm back to my regular job,' said a jubilant Kevin Harrington, the motorman on the No. 4 train who spent Monday and yesterday working out of public sight in MTA rail...

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Sikh Cabbies Rally Over Dress Code

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Borough News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/196877p-170048c.html

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Borough News reported, "Sikh drivers for a Long Island City limousine company almost came to blows with management yesterday over demands that they trim their beards and wear specific colored turbans.

A heated argument over a dress code nearly erupted into a street brawl outside Skyline Credit Line Inc. offices., as drivers and...

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