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    Pacific Muslim Women Can Be Forced To Show Faces Under New West Australian Law

    Muslim women can be forced to show faces under new West Australian law http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/muslim-women-forced-show-faces Legislation was drafted after woman who wore a burqa had a false statement conviction quashed A new law requiring Muslim women to remove a...
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    Fauja To Inaugurate Australian Sikh Games

    Fauja to inaugurate Australian Sikh Games http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/PunjabAbroadAustralia/Fauja-to-inaugurate-Australian-Sikh-Games/SP-Article1-1030883.aspx Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathon runner, is set to inaugurate the 26th Australian Sikh Games to be held here on...
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    Pacific Australian Sikhs: Be Counted This Census 9 August 2011!

    Gurfateh my fellow Australian Sikhs The Australian Bureau of Statistics national census will be conducted on Tuesday August 9, 2011. According to the 2006 census there were only 26,429 Sikhs in Australia, even though the Sikh Council of Australia believe the number to be much higher...
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    Pacific Australian Pub Ejects Man For Wearing Turban

    Australian pub ejects man for wearing turban (AFP) – 17 hours ago BRISBANE, Australia — An Australian pub that has a no headwear policy was forced to apologise Monday after ejecting a Sikh man for refusing to take off his turban. A staff member at the Royal English Hotel in Brisbane...
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    Pacific Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee Formed

    April 16, 2011 Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee formed From ANI Sydney, Apr 16(ANI): The Sikhs in Australia have decided to set up a separate Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (ASGPC) on the pattern of American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee. The Sikh body...
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    Pacific An Australian Artist Pays Tribute To The Sikh Community

    Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) He makes portraits of Sikh youths who study in Australia and drive taxis to earn their living. With his brush strokes, Daniel Connell tries to bring the community closer to Australians in difficult times. Adelaide-based Connell, 40, acknowledges the contribution of...
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    Sharan Kaur's Take On Australian Racism

    Sharan Kaur is a second year student at Australian National University. She is Singaporean by nationality. She recounted her brush with racism in the first week of her stay in Australia in mypaper, a Singapore tabloid. She was dancing with 3 other foreign students in a night club and were pushed...
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    Australian Church Pamphlet Insults Sikhism !

    The Pastor of a Church in Australia has sent out this pamphlet titled.. From SIKHdom to FREEdom... While a man has every right to convert to nay religion....no one has the right to insult another religion..as this Church advertisement does... Some people never seem to learn to respect...
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    Controversial Clean-Shaven Sikhs Banned From Australian Gurdwaras. Isn't Sikhism Nondenominational?

    Dear Sir of Madame, Recently I read about a ban on clean shaven Sikhs in a Gurdwara in Australia. This got me thinking about how the original message of Guru Nanak is being altered by certain individual interests. It is true that Guru Gobind Singh asked Sikhs not to cut their hair and that is...
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    Sikh News Sikh Students Allowed To Carry Knives (The West Australian)

    Some students in Victoria could be allowed to carry small knives to school for religious reasons. Sikh students would be allowed to carry small ornamental daggers under a plan that has outraged teachers and principals, News Ltd newspapers reported. More...
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    Sikh News Sikh School Bypasses French Secular Laws (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    A new Sikh school opens in Paris today, set up after France introduced tougher laws banning the wearing of religious insignia in state schools. More...
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    Kuldip Sidhu Wins Research Prize In Australian

    Kuldip Sidhu, an Australian researcher of Indian origin, has won the 2007 Top Invention Prize for his work on stem cell research. Interestingly, he says his work can be of much use to India. The prize is given by BioMed North Limited, a non-profit agency for the management and commercialisation...
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    Sikh News Australian Panel's Nod To Kirpans In School Sparks Debate (IANS Via Yahoo! India News

    Sydney, June 11 (IANS) A multicultural commission's view that Sikh schoolchildren have the right to carry the kirpan - the dagger that is among the five items of faith that Sikhs are supposed to wear - has sparked off an intense debate in the Australian state of Victoria. More...
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    Sikh News Australian Panel's Nod To Kirpans In School Sparks Debate (New Kerala)

    Sydney, June 11 : A multicultural commission's view that Sikh schoolchildren have the right to carry the kirpan - the dagger that is among the five items of faith that Sikhs are supposed to wear - has sparked off an intense debate in the Australian state of Victoria. More...
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    Sikh News WA Police Relax Uniform Code (The Australian)

    WA police relax uniform code (The Australian) http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/search/sikh/SIG=12s804fbs/*http%3A//www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17813046%255E29277,00.html Array Fri, 13 Jan 2006 08:28:37 GMT WEST Australian police have added turbans and hijabs to...
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    Sikh News Australian Sikh Games - Sydney 2006

    Origins of the Sikh Games in Australia By : Gurinder S. Khera Everything has a history. Usually from humble beginnings and bold steps, new initiatives emerge which grow into creatures of substance and significance. So it has been with the “Adelaide 2000 Sikh Games”, a culmination of 12 years...
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    Sikh News Singapore Hangman Hopes To Execute Australian (Reuters Via Yahoo! News)

    Singapore hangman hopes to execute Australian (Reuters via Yahoo! News) http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/search/sikh/SIG=12mef3rqd/*http%3A//news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051128/wl_nm/crime_singapore_australia_interview_dc_1 Array Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:56:25 GMT Singapore's chief executioner, who...
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    IN BRIEF: Australian 'Nabucco' Mixes Baghdad Into Babylon; More (CBC News)

    Opera Australia is courting controversy with its new production of Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco by turning the titular ruler into a Saddam Hussein-like character...
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    Queenslanders Share In Queen's Birthday Honours (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    More than 80 Queenslanders have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours list. Supreme Court Justice Stanley Jones is one of four Queenslanders awarded an officer of the Order of Australia for his improvement of legal and education services in central Queensland...
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    Sikh News Two Arrested Over Delhi Cinema Blasts (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Indian police have arrested two men, including a suspected Sikh militant, in connection with last week's cinema bombings that killed one person and injured dozens. http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/search/sikh/SIG=11sfm055r/*http%3A//www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1381588.htm
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