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U.S. allows Sikh, Muslim soldiers to wear turban, scarf so long as there is no interference with ‘military mission’

ARUN KUMAR IANS FILE: US Army Captain Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi poses in Times Square, New York, on September 14, 2010 , wearing... (more...)

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A man wearing a kippa sits in front of two women wearing hijabs during discussion about Bill 60, Quebec's Charter of Values at Concordia University in Montreal Thursday November 28, 2013. John Mahoney / THE GAZETTE

Possibility of Quebec’s Charter of Values causes soul-searching

A man wearing a kippa sits in front of two women wearing hijabs during discussion about Bill 60, Quebec’s Charter of... (more...)

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Racism: Cricket Australia apologizes for Monty Panesar lookalikes photo

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Quebec Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship Bernard Drainville responds to Opposition questions, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Official title of Quebec charter of values, to be tabled Thursday, is more than a mouthful

Quebec Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship Bernard Drainville responds to Opposition... (more...)

File photo: A Sikh boy ties his turban in Montreal. Dave Sidaway / THE GAZETTE

Former accused gang patriarch gets human rights hearing over confiscation of turban by jailers

File photo: A Sikh boy ties his turban in Montreal. Dave Sidaway / THE GAZETTE KEITH FRASER VANCOUVER DESI The B.C. Supreme... (more...)

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Quebec civil service union supports controversial values charter

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois responds to reporters’ questions Wednesday in Quebec City. Jacques Boissinot , THE CANADIAN... (more...)

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Quebec’s Charter of Values unveiled, taking aim at ‘overt and conspicuous’ religious symbols

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Highlights of proposed ‘Charter of Quebec Values’

The Sikh turban, it’s history and significance, and how to tie it, at Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar (LaSalle), on Wednesday,... (more...)

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Quebec releases proposed charter restricting religious clothes, symbols in public sector (w/video)

Harshaan Ahluwalis, 2, dribbles a soccer ball during a friendly soccer match in solidarity with young players who wear turbans... (more...)

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault, flanked by his party members, speaks at a news conference in June. Jacques Boissinot/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Parti Quebecois minorities plan takes a step forward, with partial backing of opposition party

Coalition Avenir Quebec Leader Francois Legault, flanked by his party members, speaks at a news conference in June. Jacques... (more...)

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Sikh doctors in Quebec warn: You’ll lose us with headwear ban

Dr. Sanjeet Singh Saluja, an emergency room physician at the McGill University Health Centre. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes ANDY... (more...)

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Quebec identity debate heats up as turbans, hijabs, kippas face restrictions

Harshaan Ahluwalis,2, dribbles a soccer ball during a friendly soccer match on June 15, 2013 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul... (more...)

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Vivek Oberoi supports Narendra Modi, calls him karma yogi

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Investors hope India elections will bring new government to break deadlock, revive growth

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Indian city bans selfies inside polling booths (w/gallery)

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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

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