Sikhism

Holi Finds Mention In US Congress

March 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Holi-finds-mention-in-US-Congress/593081

Holi, the festival of colours, has found mention in the US Congress with an American lawmaker from New York terming it as a "visually stunning" event. 

Holi is a time when communities come together after a long winter to welcome the spring harvest, Congressman Steve Israel said in the House of...

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Sikhs Celebrate Nanakshahi New Year With Prayers

March 18, 2010

Author: Deepinder Singh

Source: India Journal

http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=10301

Sikh community of Southern California celebrated the arrival of the 542nd New Year with prayers at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Walnut here on March 13. As per the Nanakshahi calendar, named after the founder Guru Nanak, the month of Chet is the first month in the calendar and it starts from March 14.

Nearly- 2000 community members...

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Convincing France to Revoke the Turban Ban

March 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet News/IndiaServer

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/convincing-france-revoke-turban-ban

Preneet Kaur, the minister of state for external affairs, is working on persuading France to revoke the ban on Sikh's wearing turbans in drivers' licence photographs by instigating fear of creating a faulty identity database, which would prove costly to the country amid the global terror threat.

Kaur has...

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Sikhs In Malaysia Celebrate Vaisakhi With Prayers

March 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: One India

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/03/15/sikhsin-malaysia-celebrate-vaisakhi-withprayers.html

Sikhs in Malaysia celebrated Vaisakhi, an ancient harvest festival in Punjab which marks the beginning of a new harvest season for the community, with prayers at home and gurdwara all over the country.

It also marks the month of Chet, the first month in the Sikh...

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Overnight Fire Guts Sacramento Sikh Temple

March 12, 2010

Author: C. Johnson and Karen Massie

Source: News10/KXTV

http://www.news10.net/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=77143&provider=top

All day long, members of a Sikh congregation have come to see the burned remains of their temple on Power Inn and Rangeview roads in south Sacramento.

Sulakhan Singh, one of the members, learned late Thursday flames erupted in the temple, setting off a fire...

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Sikh Temple Opponents Mostly Mum After Meeting

March 12, 2010

Author: Vik Kirsch

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/608200

Opponents of a proposed Sikh temple in south Guelph met in private Thursday night to plan strategy, but whether they pushed their agenda forward remains in question.

Many of the two dozen people who met at the Puslinch Community Centre refused to speak publicly after the meeting, which was closed to the media. They included prominent opponent Glenn...

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Club Apologises for Refusing Service to Turbaned Sikh

March 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Weekender

http://www.indianweekender.co.nz/Pages/ArticleDetails/7/878/New-Zealand/Club-apologises-for-refusing-service-to-turbaned-Sikh

A Sikh businessman in Auckland, who was refused service at a golf club bar recently because he was wearing a turban, is happy the matter has been resolved amicably.

Kharag Singh, 45, owner of the...

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Sikh Temple Debate Comes Back to Council

March 2, 2010

Author: Scott Tracey

Source: Guelph Mercury

http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/604311

City councillors on Monday night heard more than a dozen delegations arguing for and against a proposed Sikh temple in the south end.

Mayor Karen Farbridge set the tone for the meeting, warning at the beginning there would be “zero tolerance” for racially-motivated language which has at times found its way into the debate since the...

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Pakistan: Sikh Beheadings Show Dangers Minorities Face

March 2, 2010

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Episcopal Life Online/Ecumenical News International

http://www.episcopal-life.org/81808_119963_ENG_HTM.htm

Christian groups in Pakistan and India have joined political and other religious leaders in deploring the recent beheading of two young Sikh men by a Taliban group in Pakistan, and have demanded security for religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We condemn this diabolic act," said Victor...

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