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  • US army allows Sikh captain to keep his beard

    WASHINGTON: A US Army captain who is Sikh has been granted a rare — albeit temporary — waiver letting him keep his beard and wear a turban while serving, his representatives said on Monday...

    The restrictions, which can now be appealed on a case-by-case basis, meant Sikh soldiers had to choose between cutting their hair or serving...

  • US army eases rules on beards, turbans for Muslim, Sikh troops

    The US army has taken new steps to make it easier for Sikhs, Muslims and other religious minorities to obtain approval to dress and groom themselves according to their religious customs while serving in the military, a spokesman said on Thursday...

    Army Secretary Eric Fanning, in a memorandum signed this week, revised the uniform policy to set appearance standards for people seeking religious accommodations to wear beards, turbans and...

  • Bureaucratic infighting let US hostages down in Pakistan, says army officer

    WASHINGTON: A combat-decorated US military officer told a congressional committee on Thursday that all American hostages in Pakistan could have been rescued, but bureaucratic infighting failed them...

    Col Amerine told the committee that he faced criminal investigation by the US army this year after informing Congress about a scuttled deal he tried to cut with the Taliban to free Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and five American and ...

  • Satire website Khabaristan Times blocked in Pakistan

    KARACHI: Readers of the satire website Khabaristan Times were informed in a Facebook post on Monday that the website had been blocked in Pakistan since Wednesday (Jan 25)...

    there hasn’t been an official notification from any regulatory authority regarding the website being banned, but it can’t be accessed anywhere in Pakistan...

  • Nadra website 'temporarily affected' due to interest in Naya Pakistan Housing Programme: spokesperson

    National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Spokesperson Faiq Ali on Thursday claimed that around 200,000 people from 174 countries had simultaneously accessed its website as soon as the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme was launched on Nadra's website...

    The spokesperson also claimed that 62,000 registration forms for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme were downloaded in the first hour alone...

  • Pakistan's dwindling Sikh community wants improved security

    HASANABDAL: Pilgrims descended from all over the world on a small town in Pakistan that is home to one of Sikhism's holiest sites this week, dipping into holy spring water and solemnly offering prayers...

    The 500-year-old religion was founded in what is now part of Pakistan, a Muslim-majority country of nearly 200 million people...

  • India stops over 300 Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan

    LAHORE: The Indian government on Wednesday stopped over 300 Sikh pilgrims, who were due to attend the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, from crossing over to Pakistan, citing refusal by the External Affairs Ministry to clear their names...

    The pilgrims, who had reached Atari early in the morning — a bordering railway station from where they are picked up by the Pakistan Railways — protested against the Indian government and...

  • Pakistan welcomes over 500 Indian Sikh pilgrims to kickstart Guru Nanak's birth celebrations

    The government has allowed a special delegation of over 500 Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Nankana Sahib for kickstarting the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday...

    A special jatha (caravan) of more than 500 Indian Sikh pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah border on Tuesday morning...

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