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Calgary Gurudwara Vandalised With ‘Racist’ Graffiti In Mobilization Of Hate Across Canada

Calgary Gurudwara Vandalised With ‘Racist’ Graffiti In Mobilization Of Hate Across Canada

The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns the racist vandalism of the Sikh Society of Calgary that took place early on Thursday morning.  The racist graffiti included a swastika and profanity. Sikh-American activist group UNITED SIKHS has also reached out to the local authorities and requested an increase in police presence around Gurdwaras in the […]

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Vancouver Mosque, Gurdwara Provide Homeless Shelter During Cold Spell

Vancouver Mosque, Gurdwara Provide Homeless Shelter During Cold Spell

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver Muslim mosque and Sikh Gurdwara have offered their places of worship to the homeless as shelter during the cold spell. The Al Jamia Masjid mosque on W. 8th Avenue in Vancouver  and Sikhs’ oldest society Khalsa Diwan Society on 8000 Ross Street in Vancouver has been providing meals, blankets and a […]

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Trudeau Not Getting As Much Love From Canadians As He Did Earlier, Says Survey

Trudeau Not Getting As Much Love From Canadians As He Did Earlier, Says Survey

The Survey finds 63 per cent of people across the country feel its reputation has improved or somewhat improved — the highest in a decade — but support for the Federal Liberal Party is noticeably down after its first full year in office OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn’t getting as much love as […]

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The Trump Triumph – United (or Unfortunate) States of America? By Simi Mehta

The Trump Triumph – United (or Unfortunate) States of America? By Simi Mehta

That the office of the US Presidency implies great power and responsibility in the realm of international politics, the US election season is usually watched with great interest around the world. The Presidential election of 2016 was regarded as unprecedented and highly consequential that was a testimony to a highly polarized campaign spread throughout the […]

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New York Police Department To Allow Sikh Officers To Wear Turbans, Beards

New York Police Department To Allow Sikh Officers To Wear Turbans, Beards

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department will allow its Sikh officers to wear turbans and maintain beards, relaxing its uniform policy to promote inclusiveness and encourage the minority community members to join the force. New York Police commissioner James O’Neill announced the measures being taken towards ensuring religious accommodation to its officers following […]

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Sikh-American Doctor Denied Job, Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Sikh-American Doctor Denied Job, Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK – A Sikh doctor in the United States filed a lawsuit against an American medical organisation alleging he was denied a neurology job for his religious appearance. Jaswinder Pal Singh of Kentucky is a licensed and board certified physician practising in the area of neurology. A Sikh advocacy group, The Sikh Coalition, filed […]

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BC College Of Veterinarians Denies Tainted Indo-Canadian Veterinarian Dilbag Rana To Run For Council

BC College Of Veterinarians Denies Tainted Indo-Canadian Veterinarian Dilbag Rana To Run For Council

VANCOUVER – Following the landmark BC Human Rights Tribunal decision that found that the BC College of Veterinarians had acted with extreme prejudice against a group of South Asian veterinarians, including countless abuses and personal vendetta against veterinarians like Dr. Hakam Bhullar, the College has been doing a 180 degree turn under the watchful eye […]

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Pope’s Year End Message Seeks End To War, Terrorism And Greed For Money

Pope’s Year End Message Seeks End To War, Terrorism And Greed For Money

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Sunday offered a Christmas hope for peace in a world lacerated by war and terrorism, urging people to remember migrants, refugees and those hit by economic instability caused by “idolatry of money”. The 80-year-old Argentine, marking the fourth Christmas season since his election in 2013, also urged Palestinians and […]

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MODI’S BIG SCREW UP: State-Sponsored Disruption

MODI’S BIG SCREW UP: State-Sponsored Disruption

Whatever the policy rationale, in one stroke the PM Narendra Modi government had intruded into the settled, orderly life of each and every citizen. No government in the last 70 years had so comprehensively disrupted the lives and routines of so many citizens across the land as did the Modi government. Collateral damage: The poor […]

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Badal-Akali Minister Maluka Under Fire From Akal Takht Over Sikh Prayer Distortion

Badal-Akali Minister Maluka Under Fire From Akal Takht Over Sikh Prayer Distortion

RAMPURA PHUL – Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sikander Singh Maluka has “pained” the Sikh community by his conduct at a function where a Sikh ardas (prayer) was “imitated” and “distorted” to praise Hindu gods, said the jathedar (head) of Sikh temporal seat Akal Takht here on Tuesday. This came after a […]

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