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US Army To Let Sikhs Wear Turbans, Karas, Keep Beards
In another milestone for Sikhs, US Army commanders have been ordered to allow those of the faith to wear turbans, karas and keep their beards. Army Secretary Eric Fanning on Wednesday signed the order that said: "The soldier's brigade-level commander will approve a request for a religious accommo..
Namaste, Salaam and Jambo: The Indian Experience in Africa
Makindu town, on Kenya's Nairobi-Mombassa Highway, is most known for its grand and immaculately-maintained gurdwara, which is a must stop for all travellers, not only Sikhs. Dating back to 1902 (though the present building only came up in 1926), the shrine is abiding testament to the over century-ol..
Mahatma Gandhi’s Killing was an Act of Love Jihad
Title: The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi; Author: Makarand R. Paranjape; Publisher: Random House India; Pages: 331; Price: Not mentioned. A profoundly moving and gripping book, this is an attempt to understand not only Mahatma Gandhi's life and message but also the idea of India by inquir..
Terror Attack United all Indians in Belgium
New Delhi, March 30: Eight days after a horrific terror attack in Belgium left 34 people dead, an Indian working at the Brussels airport says the country is yet to recover from the trauma. But the carnage has brought together Indians of all hues living in the country. And those who survived the ..
Obama Decries Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Hurting Sikhs too
President Barack Obama has sought to reassure the Muslim community amid an "inexcusable political rhetoric against Muslim-Americans" that has seen Sikh Americans and others who are perceived to be Muslims targeted as well. Visiting a mosque in the US for the first time in his seven years as presi..
Pakistani daily lauds Sharif’s Diwali message on minorities
Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif delivered an important message on Diwali when he called for all Muslims to accept Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsis and other minorities living in the country as equals, said a Pakistani daily on Friday. An editorial "Embracing diversity" in the News Intern..
10 US lawmakers wish Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak!
Ten US lawmakers including the lone Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera and the only Hindu-American lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard joined "Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists across the world" in celebrating Diwali. Bera, Democratic co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, noted t..
Sikhs, Patels protest against PM Narendra Modi at UN headquarters
New York: A group of Sikhs and the Patidar community supporters have demonstrated outside the UN headquarters, coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Sustainable Development at a special UN summit. Under the banner of Sikhs for Justice, over 200 Sikhs, alleging human rights viol..
FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs
Washington : Six US lawmakers along with leading advocacy groups have welcomed the inclusion of Sikh, Hindu, and Arab American communities in the Department of Justice's hate crimes tracking effort. This is the final step in the long-fought effort to encourage the US federal government to finally..
US committed to work with India on diversity issue: White House
Washington : Amid the flak generated by President Barack Obama's recent comments about religious intolerance in India, the White House has said it's committed to working with India to reaffirm the principle of diversity around the world. The reiteration came in an official White House response to..