Sikhism

British Sikh is London's New Director for Transport

May 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

http://worldsikhnews.com/21%20May%202008/British%20Sikh%20is%20London%20new%20director%20for%20transport.htm

Boris Johnson has announced the appointment of Kulveer Ranger ashis new Director for Transport Policy. Kulveer was the lead delivery manager of the Oystercard for London in 2003 and led commercial negotiations on behalf of the Secretary of...

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PBS Film Revisits Killing of Mesa Sikh After 9/11 Attacks.

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: KTAR/SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/daily-news/pbs-film-revisits-killing-mesa-sikh-after-911-attacks

When filmmaker Tami Yeager set out to make a documentary about a surge in hate crimes following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, she envisioned a movie that would reflect her shock and shame.

That was before the director met Rana Singh Sodhi, whose brother was fatally shot on...

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United Sikhs Serves Langar to Myanmar Cyclone Survivor

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet

http://www.sikhnet.com/seva/united-sikhs-serves-langar-myanmar-cyclone-survivor

United Sikhs along with the Yangon Sikh Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) has started serving langar (the Sikh tradition of serving hot meals cooked in a community kitchen) to thousands of Myanmar cyclone survivors, since last Friday.

Despite all odds, UNITED SIKHS volunteers, with the help of the...

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Launching of Guru Granth Tri-Centennial in North America: Vedanti Upbeat on Celebration

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Quami Ekta News Service

http://www.quamiekta.com/englishnews/p.php?q=1385

Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, the head of Sikhs’ highest seat Akal Takhat, formally launched the Tri-Centennial Celebration of the Ordination of Sri Guru Granth as the Sikhs’ eternal guru at the International Seminar held here. He was welcome by the representatives of many Sikh organizations and given a plaque of honor by Los Angeles County...

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Hindu Parents Pull out Kids

May 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Howrah

http://howrah.org/india_news/12472.html

Refusing to make their children wear turbans to school, nearly a hundred Hindu families of Sangrur district have decided to withdraw them from the Akal Academy at Cheema village.

The school management had recently made turbans, like those worn by Sikh boys, a mandatory part of the daily uniform for all students studying in Class 6 and above.

Several Hindu parents,...

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Looking for Sikh and Hindu Priests Willing to Sign on

May 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Asian Focus

http://www.southasianfocus.ca/community/article/48875

32 Canadian Brigade is actively looking for Sikh and Hindu priests willing to serve in the Armed Forces, Major Gillian Federico, Brigade Chaplain, told South Asian Focus.

The move is part of an overall bid to better represent the evolving demographics of Canada, and of the Armed Forces, she indicated.

Maj. Federico, who resides...

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SC Refuses to Interfere with French Law on Sikh Rights

May 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/SC_refuses_to_interfere_with_French_law_on_Sikh_rights/articleshow/3037840.cms

A Sikh forum on Tuesday presented an impossible task before the Supreme Court — to extend its jurisdiction to France to protect religious rights of the community, perceived to be under threat from a local law...

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An Emmy Goes to "Sikhs in America" Documentary

May 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/AFC8435A80ACE45E872574480059B6C3

Media Factory's Marissa Aroy and Niall McKay garnered an Emmy award for their documentary, "Sikhs in America," on Saturday evening at the Northern California region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Produced by the PBS station, KVIE Channel 6 in Sacramento, the...

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Gurmat Camp II Held at Tagi Tagi Gurudwara Sahib in Fiji Islands

May 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/B39D10BEA323DFE9872574480058DE37

GURMAT CAMP II was held at Tagi Tagi Gurudwara Sahib, Fiji Islands, from 5th. to 9th. May 2008.

It was organized by S. Dalabar Singh on behalf of the Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee. Gyani Gurbachan Singh, Gyani Manmohan Singh, Bhai Harbhajan Singh and S. Dalabar Singh conducted the...

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Sikh Group Wants Anti-Bias Action After Turban Set Afire

May 12, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/religion/ny-bc-nj--turbanonfire0512may12,0,238282.story

A Hightstown high school senior has been charged with setting fire to a turban worn by a fellow student who is a member of the Sikh religious faith.

A group representing Sikhs is calling for a full investigation and asking for the school to do more to...

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