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Women Emancipation

The Global Economic Forum report indicates that India is among the top 20 nations in political empowerment of women but far behind in bringing equality among man and woman in other social and religious or economic fields like economic participation academic achievements, health and livelihood modes. In negative side it ranked at 114th place among the calculations in 142 nations.

Turban of deadly weapons on show in Sunderland

SWATHES of rich blue cloth - 4.5 metres of it to be exact - envelop potentially lethal weapons in this magnificent example of warrior wear. Once worn by a group of Sikhs called Akali Nihangs, this turban was once the marker of a skilled warrior, who would wear it to hold steel daggers, swords and deadly throwing discs.

If Sikh Kids Can Bring Knives to School, Why Can't Everyone Else?

Late last week, administrators at a Washington state school district decided to let a Sikh boy carry the kirpan on school property. The kirpan is a ceremonial knife central to the Sikh faith; all baptized Sikhs are expected to carry one.

No walls required

Sydney-Victoria MP Mark Eyking - one of many in Ottawa under "lockdown" on Wednesday - said "all hell was breaking loose" where he was. In the end, one man - Michael Joseph Paul Zehaf Bibeau - appeared to be responsible.

Pop-Tart Gun? That's a Suspension. 9" Dagger? A-OK.

An Auburn School District official said Thursday that students and staff of the Sikh faith are permitted to wear ceremonial knives for religious reasons. The knife, called a kirpan, is considered an instrument of social justice in the Sikh religion, and is one of five articles of faith worn by observant Sikhs.


Mr. Vickers, 54, is the sergeant-at-arms in the Commons - perhaps familiar to some Canadians as the tall man in black carrying the mace into the House. Appointed in 2006, he oversees the security of the parliamentary precinct and sits quietly in his seat in the chamber when the Commons is in session.

Student allowed to bring religious knife to class

A few weeks ago at Auburn's Gildo Rey Elementary, a Sikh family approached the school telling them their little boy would be carrying a Kirpan every day. Student allowed to bring religious knife to class A few weeks ago at Auburn's Gildo Rey Elementary, a Sikh family approached the school telling them their little boy would be carrying a Kirpan every day.

Valley Sikhs will gather at Fowler parade to celebrate the birth of their faith

A parade in Fowler - celebrating the birth of the Sikh faith - will bring together several thousand Sikhs in the central San Joaquin Valley. The Guru Nanak Ji parade will start at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Guru Nanak Prakash, a Sikh Temple at 4250 E. Lincoln Ave. The Sikh tradition was founded by Guru Nanak in the late 15th century in the Punjab region of India.

Dasvandh Network's appeal to help reach goal of $80,000 to help Sikh cause in North America

The Dasvandh Network is encouraging donors to give during the second annual Dasvandh Week via online donations or in gurdwaras throughout the country. DVN is a 501 3 grassroots online giving platform where donors and organizations can actively participate in the spirit of Dasvandh, or share part of one's earnings toward the betterment of society.

Santa Rosa man arrested in father's slaying

A 33-year-old Santa Rosa man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father, who police say was strangled and hit in the head with a sledgehammer. Santa Rosa police Sgt.

Curfew imposed in Peshawar outskirts

In the wake of military operation, security forces have imposed curfew in Bara Sheikhan, an area in the outskirt of Peshawar, while heavy contingents of police have been deployed to restrict the movement of militants from Khyber Agency. Most of the schools remained closed due to the curfew, however, it was relaxed at day time on Sunday to get daily edibles from bazaars.

Tarlochan Singh conferred with Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award

Sardar Tarlochan Singh, the former chairman of India's National Minorities Commission, has been conferred with Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 for his outstanding contribution to Sikhism and other walks of life. Describing 81-year-old Singh as a "walking encyclopedia on Sikhim, sports, Indian politics and Punjab", the citation read out at the Sikh Awards 2014 at Westminster Park Plaza in here last night said: "He is an able Parliamentarian, a sports administrator par excellence, a well read columnist, a successful communicator and a proven administrator."

Sikh massacre in India is issue in California race

Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest and most expensive congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of the Indian government in the anti-Sikh rioting in 1984.

Remembering sacrifice of Sikh and Muslim soldiers

Marking the role of soldiers from Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent who fought in the First World War, from left, Chaka Artwell of the Oxford Inventory of the African Mind, holds a Khanda - the symbol of Sikhism - at the Oxford Sikh c SIKH and Muslim families are needed to help keep alive the memory of forgotten soldiers who died fighting in Britain's wars. The Oxford Inventory of the African Mind are set to host their Remembrance and Celebration event on Sunday to commemorate lost soldiers from Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Subcontinent who fought in the First World War.

Sikh-American women on love and life

Meeta Kaur, right, is photographed with fellow Sikh women Prabhjot Ahluwalia, left, of Danville, and Sangeeta Luthra, of Los Altos, at Kaur's house in Union City, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. A writer and Canadian-born daughter of immigrant Sikh doctors, Kaur, of Union City, was determined to be the community Auntie on a continual global adventure.

Toronto Sikh Film Festival returns

The Sikh International Film Festival Toronto returns for its second year with an expanded lineup of documentaries, shorts and feature films that celebrate the diversity of Sikh stories and storytellers. The two-day festival, taking place October 25 and 26 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, showcases nearly 30 Canadian and international titles that explore all aspects of the Sikh experience, from the very origins of the faith to the social and cultural concerns of the present day.

Outdated racial theory misses the mark on India

The recent Congress blog post in The Hill , "India's Problems will not be Solved with Money and Weapons ," by Rajdeep Singh , uses the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the U.S. to question the foundation of the U.S. - India partnership. Rather than focusing on legitimate aspects of the bilateral relationship, however, Singh conflates several unrelated issues and events in India to assert an overarching and offensive racial and cultural theory about Indians as a whole.