Sikhism

Force Denies £100,000 Turban Cost

June 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7456528.stm

A police force has denied spending £100,000 on trying to adapt safety helmets to fit over turbans.

West Midlands Police has also said reports that a Sikh officer was turned down from joining its Operational Support Unit over the issue is untrue.

It has said it is working to solve the headgear issue which is "problematic"....

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Sikh Students Provide Meals for Homeless

June 15, 2008

Author: Kevin Crush

Source: Sun Media

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/2008/06/15/5882586-sun.html

A Sikh tradition was brought to the streets of the inner city yesterday.

Members of the University of Alberta Sikh Students' Society made vegetarian burritos and handed them out at the Boyle Street Co-op and Hope Mission.

"We're just trying to give back to the community and help feed some homeless people,"...

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Pig's Head Tied to Sikh Memorial

June 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/coventry_warwickshire/7453575.stm

A pig's head has been tied to a war memorial put up by the Sikh community in the West Midlands.

The discovery was made at a roundabout close to Stoney Stanton Road, in Coventry, on Wednesday evening.

Navreet Singh, 22, who removed the head before taking it to the police, said whoever had tied...

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Sikhs in France Plan New School to Combat Turban Ban

May 30, 2008

Author: Sanjay Suri

Source: Sikh Network/IBN Live

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/sikhs-france-plan-new-school-combat-turban-ban

Paris: The French ban on turbans for Sikh boys at school has brought extraordinary problems for parents and extraordinary solutions.

When Sikh boys play on the streets of Paris, their parents can worry in more ways than one.Because they never know when it could become all play and no...

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Britain's Got Talent: Dancing to the Same Beat

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network/The Telegraph

http://www.sikhnet.com/people/britains-got-talent-dancing-same-beat

A Michael Jackson tribute act featuring a Muslim and a Sikh has proved a massive hit on the TV show Britain's Got Talent. Here, Signature give their first interview with Celia Walden

On 29 May 08: Britain's got talent favourites Signature gave the Telegraph's Celia Walden a dance lesson and a quick...

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Punjabis Celebrate Being Part of the Melting Pot

May 27, 2008

Author: Howard Yune

Source: Sikh Network/Appeal-Democrat

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/punjabis-celebrate-being-part-melting-pot

The Punjabi American Festival has grown into a prime social event for a nation's worth of immigrants and their children.

But the planners of Sunday's 14th annual festival envision a celebration that does more than entertain.

More than 12,000 visitors — some arriving...

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Mosque and Gurdwara Face off at Naulakha

May 27, 2008

Author: Abdul Manan

Source: Pakistan Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C27%5Cstory_27-5-2008_pg13_1

A shopkeeper at Naulakha Bazaar set up a mosque on the roof of his shop about a month ago, right opposite Gurdwara Shaheed Singh Singhrian without permission or a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from authorities concerned, neighbouring shopkeepers told Daily Times on Monday.

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Sikh Missionary College to Revive ‘Tanti Saaz’

May 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/news/publish/asia_news/Sikh_Missionary_College_to_revive_tanti_saaz12345.shtml

In a bid to revive the traditional “tanti saaz,” the 85-year-old SGPC-run Shaheed Sikh Missionary College here has made special arrangements to impart its training to pupils.

The Shaheed Sikh Missionary College was established in...

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Protecting the Sikh Way of Life Coast to Coast

May 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Panthic Weekly/The Sikh Coalition

http://www.panthic.org/news/123/ARTICLE/4113/2008-05-23.html

In a major development for the Sikh community, the Sikh Coalition announces the opening of a Western Region office in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer. For the first time, the Sikh community will have full-time staff defending Sikh interests on both coasts. The Coalition congratulates and thanks the Sikh...

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