Sikhism

East Bay Sikhs Keeping Tabs On South Carolina's Nikki Haley

June 28, 2010

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The Mercury News/Oakland Tribune

http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_15381963?nclick_check=1

It's hard for East Bay Sikhs to know what to make of Nikki Haley, the daughter of Sikh parents, darling of the tea party movement and favorite to become South Carolina's first woman and minority governor in November.

Haley's recent victory in that state's Republican primary is evidence that even some...

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Haley, Jindal And America's New Religious Litmus Test

June 23, 2010

Author: Aseem Shukla

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/aseem_shukla/2010/06/what_nikki_haleys_victory_does_not_mean.html

Last night's Republican primary runoff in South Carolina plausibly clears the way for Nikki Haley to join Bobby Jindal as governors with an epochal distinction: two Indian Americans leading two Southern states...

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For Young Sikhs, Turban-Tying Ceremony Binds Them to Their Faith

June 20, 2010

Author: Rick Rojas

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/19/AR2010061902865.html

Guransh Singh knelt at the altar as his priest and uncles unfurled yards of a salmon-colored fabric. His family and friends, beaming with pride, chanted in the temple as the men crowded around the 14-year-old, tucking and tying, until they had wrapped his head with a turban for...

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Valley Sikhs Partner With Police

June 18, 2010

Author: Mike North

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/06/18/2831906/valley-sikhs-partner-with-police.html

Life changed dramatically for Sikhs living in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Although they practice a separate religion and come from a different region than the terrorists, they were lumped together with those who carried out the attacks and discriminated...

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Minorities Tell Congress Of Racial Profiling

June 17, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100617/NEWS06/100617097/Minorities-tell-Congress-of-racial-profiling

The stories of minorities being racially profiled in Michigan and other states were heard today at a Congressional hearing held by U.S. Rep. John Conyers of Detroit, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

The hearing featured testimony...

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Kiwi Club’s Turban Ban, 'A Wake-Up Call' for Sikhs

June 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India/ANI

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Kiwi-club-s-turban-ban----a-wake-up-call---for-Sikhs--NZSC/634118/

Auckland New Zealand’s Cosmopolitan Clubs have said that they will not criticise a Manurewa club’s decision to maintain a ban on wearing ‘turbans’ in its bar despite the New Zealand Sikh Council calling...

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Staff Recommends Green Light for Sikh Temple

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Guelph Tribune

http://www.guelphtribune.ca/news/article/211533

City council is set to make a decision next Monday on an application for a Sikh temple on Clair Road East, with city planning staff recommending that the rezoning be approved.

Council’s monthly planning meeting at 7 p. m. June 7 at city hall will deal with the controversial application, with has faced considerable opposition from some people living...

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Traditional Sikh Serves As Army Dentist On Fort Drum

June 1, 2010

Author: Paul Steven Ghiringhelli

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/traditional-sikh-serves-army-dentist-fort-drum

Aside from a striking physique, Capt. Tejdeep Singh Rattan is not what you would visually expect from a U.S. Army Soldier.

Rattan, a 31-year-old devotee of Sikhism, was granted special exemptions last year regarding Army Regulation 600-20 that permit him to wear a beard and a turban while in...

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Rare Collection Of Hand Written Sikh Manuscripts In Punjab Village Getting Ruined

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/06/rare-collection-of-hand-written-sikh-manuscripts-in-punjab-village-getting-ruined/

A rare collection of hand-written manuscripts of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim religion along with outstanding relics of European Renaissance, collected by a Sikh scholar in Punjab village are in state of gross neglect. A Sikh scholar Dalip...

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£9m Transformation for Sikh Temple In Smethwick, UK

May 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News

http://sikhsangat.org/2010/05/9m-transformation-for-sikh-temple-in-smethwick-uk/

A landmark Smethwick temple is in line for a £9 million expansion, taking over land where the town’s cinema once stood. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara in High Street is one of the oldest temples in the country, and the project will see it almost double in size, with an 800-seater dining...

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Sikh Society, Opponents, Setting Sights On Council Vote

May 28, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/638916

The Guelph Sikh Society, and its opponents, are both setting their sights on the next hurdle in the society’s bid to build a temple on Clair Road in the south end.

“We are very hopeful we will get the zoning on June 7,” Dr. Ravi Rai, vice-president of the society, said Friday.

City councillors will hold a planning meeting that...

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