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Sikh scholar discusses the history of the Akali Nihangs

Leicester, UK: New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester, UK on 13th July 2014 hosted a lecture on the Akali Nihangs. This was part of the exhibition: Sikh Fortress Turban running until 17th August 2014. The talk was announced by Daljit Singh Makan who works with various organisations and groups to promote the Sikh faith.  The speaker was Historian and Author, ...

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Fremont Gurudwara Sahib Commissions Solar Power System

Fremont, CA, USA: Sunpreme Inc., a US-based solar photovoltaic company that designs and manufactures its own cells and panels, announced the commissioning of a 82kW rooftop solar system at the Gurdwara Sahib, Fremont, California. The system is one of the largest rooftop solar installations to use Sunpreme’s advanced solar PV technology that will generate 150,000kWh of clean, emission free electricity ...

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Sikh Opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada:  DataWind Inc. (“DataWind” or the “Company”) (TSX:DW), a leader in low-cost internet connectivity for emerging markets, was honored with initiating the siren to open trading at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) today. The event celebrated the Company’s recent initial public offering, successfully completed on July 8th, raising gross proceeds of CAN$30.0 million to expand the implementation of its ...

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Sikh-Americans seek official documents on use of ethnic slurs

Washington, USA: A Sikh advocacy group in the US has asked the National Security Agency and the FBI to provide them information about alleged use of ethnic slurs in surveillance programmes targeting their community. The Sikh Coalition filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking all emails since the September 11, 2001 attacks by employees of the FBI and ...

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Gang ‘kicked Sikh lawyer’s turban off his head outside St Paul’s Cathedral after they made sexual comment to his wife’

UK: A gang kicked a Sikh lawyer’s turban off his head in a ‘ferocious’ attack outside St Paul’s Cathedral, a court heard. Rashvinder Singh Panesar and his wife Sundeep Kaur were on their way home from a meeting of the Society of Asian Lawyers in the City of London when they were set upon. Luxmanan Mahendran, 28, and two other men ...

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