Tag Archives: religious

Rahul rakes up genocide, says clean chit to Modi ‘far too premature’

New Delhi: In one of his sharpest attacks on Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said a “clean chit” to the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in the 2002 Gujarat genocide was “far too premature”. Tur ning the focus of his campaign once again toward a thorny part of the BJP leader’s career, Rahul said there should be “legal accountability” for a ...

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Patna Sahib Jathedar terms Sarna brothers ‘tankhaiya’

Amritsar, Punjab: Takht Sri Patna Sahib Jathedar Giani Iqbal Singh today declared former DSGMC president Paramjeet Singh Sarna, his brother Harvinder Singh Sarna, Patna Sahib committee president Dr RS Gandhi, among other office-bearers, and additional granthi Giani Partap Singh as ‘tankhaiya’ (guilty of religious misconduct). The announcement was made after the Jathedar held a meeting with the ‘Panj Pyaras’ at the ...

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Election Commission bans Hola Mohalla poll rallies

Chandigarh: The Election Commission has banned all political rallies at Anandpur Sahib during the three-day Hola Mohalla festival that began on Saturday, citing rules against “misuse” of religious institutions and occasions for elections. But Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) still looks all set to go ahead with its rally scheduled for Sunday, as its spokesperson said the party had not ...

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UNITED SIKHS supports FIFA’s Removal of Ban on Headwear

Ontario, Canada: Following a meeting of the International Football Association Board in Zurich, FIFA has decided to lift a ban on head covers worn for religious purposes. This decision impacts both Muslim women and Sikh men who are required by their faith to wear religious head wear. After FIFA expressed concerns of safety concerns, a two-year trial took place to ...

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Faith factor: US military eases regulations on turbans, beards

Sacramento, US: The US military has eased its uniform rules giving troops greater freedom to wear turbans, head scarves, yarmulkes and other religious clothing. The policy is mainly expected to affect Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and members of other groups that wear beards or articles of clothing as part of their religion. It also could affect Wiccans and others who may obtain ...

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