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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 Images

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...)

Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube.

U.S. organization launches first-ever Sikh American PSA featuring Waris Ahluwalia to combat racism (with video)

Sikh American designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia is featured in a Sikh American PSA. Screengrab/YouTube. VANCOUVER DESI An... (more...)

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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...)

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

England spinner Monty Panesar prepares to bowl in the nets on the eve of the second cricket Test match against Australia.... (more...)

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

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International student in Ottawa launches campaign to raise money for new prosthetic leg

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South Surrey clinic places public ‘at risk,’ says document filed in Supreme Court

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India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

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This April 7, 2014 file photo shows a Yemeni health worker giving a boy a polio vaccine during a house to house polio immunization campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

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Doctors remove unborn child’s skeleton from woman’s womb after 36 years

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Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in transit on her way to India

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8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation, study finds

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Female doctor who alleged torture by a patient’s relatives for delivering stillborn baby boy made it up to get boyfriend back

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Canada to donate experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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Female doctor brutally tortured and left to die after delivering stillborn baby boy

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