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Drunk British woman who attacked Sikh cabbie, tore off his turban and set it on fire was let off with a warning

A Sikh cabbie was attacked by a group of five drunk women for refusing a free ride. Google Maps IANS London – Police... (more...)

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Sikh student wants to join U.S. Army program but rules would force him to cut hair, remove turban

This undated photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Iknoor Singh, a student at Hofstra University. Singh,... (more...)

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Turban-Esque: Perfect for a long drive

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Turban-Esque: Bow Tie is a statement

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World basketball body eases headgear ban after religious discrimination claims

India’s sports minister is unhappy with the turban ban by FIBA. File: Moon Tae Jong of South Korea (L) passes a ball... (more...)

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Canada’s multiculturalism minister Tim Uppal runs into racist Canadian

Conservative cabinet minister Tim Uppal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld ASHLEY CSANADY CANADA.COM It’s a naturally ironic... (more...)

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Turban-Esque: Setting of Summer

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Helmets made mandatory for Delhi women on motorcycles, Sikhs exempted

An Indian woman and child ride pillion on a motorcycle during a heavy downpour in New Delhi on July 16, 2013. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty... (more...)

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Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

Avtar Singh Mauni, of Patiala, Punjab, has been adding to his extra large headgear for the past 16 years, which now weighs... (more...)

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Turbaned Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbike without a helmet in Ontario

Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne says turban-wearing Sikhs will not be allowed to ride motorbikes without helments. File:... (more...)

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition.

Sikh group asks Indian PM to take up safety issues of the community abroad after string of hate crimes

Video footage from a surveillance camera allegedly shows a pickup truck striking Singh. Submitted photo/The Sikh Coalition. VANCOUVER... (more...)

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Indian minister criticizes ‘no-headgear’ rule after Sikh basketball players told to remove turbans during Asia Cup

India’s sports minister is unhappy with the turban ban by FIBA. File: Moon Tae Jong of South Korea (L) passes a ball... (more...)

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8th Annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive collects over 3500 toys!

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Ibuprofen an anti-ageing medicine?

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Forever young? UBC researchers may have stumbled upon the secret to youthful skin

Mice without a certain enzyme didn’t appear to age RANDY SHORE POSTMEDIA NEWS Scientists at the University of B.C. searching for ways to slow the…
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Alcohol blackouts not funny at all

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How old do you feel? The answer might help predict your death: Study

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Drinking from chemical-laden cans may raise BP

IANS Seoul – Think again before you pick up that can from the department store for your favourite food or drink for it may lead…
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FAILED CATARACT SURGERIES

At least 24 poor, elderly patients go blind after free cataract surgery in north India

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20 Pakistani children infected with HIV after blood transfusions

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