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US army allows turbans, beards, hijabs for soldiers

The United States army has issued a new regulation under which servicemen who wear turbans, hijabs or beards can now be enrolled in the military, making the force more inclusive of minority......

Living in America as a Sikh post 9/11

Fifteen years after 9/11, the Sikh Coalition, a non-profit organisation, turns to art to open American hearts and minds to the community.Aseem Chhabra reports from New York for Rediff.com IMAGE:......

In rare case, US Army allows Sikh soldier to keep beard, wear turban

In a rare exception, an active-duty Sikh combat soldier in the United States army has been granted a temporary religious accommodation that allows him to grow his beard and wear a turban, a......

A peek into the first 'langar' on Capitol Hill

Members of the United States Congress break bread to celebrate the contributions of Sikh Americans. Rediff.com’s Aziz Haniffa reports Photograph: Les Talusan/SALDEF In a historic first, the......

Allow Sikhs to serve in the US Army, lawmakers tell Pentagon

A group of prominent United States lawmakers have urged the Pentagon to end the presumptive ban on Sikh Americans serving in the United States military. The group -- a major bipartisan coalition of......

Hyundai to go head to head with Maruti in connected car segment

Major carmakers in the country are loading barrels for the coming battle in the field, reports Arnab Dutta. Photograph: Kind courtesy Hyundai Hyundai Motor India, the second-largest carmaker in......

Maruti cuts sales growth forecast for current fiscal to 8%

The company cited low demand in the second half of the year due to high interest rates, increased insurance cost and fuel prices for its downward revision The country's largest carmaker Maruti......

Skoda Rapid Facelift - First Drive Review

The new Skoda Rapid is based on Skoda’s Crystalline design theme that focuses on straight lines and sharp angles, says Jagdev Kalsi/CarDekho.com. The Skoda Rapid is the most important......

Maruti finds Hyundai, Tata race past it in October

Strong festive demand in October helped carmakers register a seven-per cent volume growth in the domestic market, even as the largest player, Maruti Suzuki, reported low single-digit growth. The......

South pips north in car, durables & realty

Good pay hikes, positive macroeconomic factors and the taming of inflation have had a positive effect on purchases South India, traditionally linked with price-conscious consumers, except......

Sports Shorts: Bekele wins Berlin marathon

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Sunday. IMAGE: Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele celebrates on the podium after winning the men's elite race at the Berlin Marathon in Berlin on......

Ranji roundup: Mumbai's Dube shines in drawn match

IMAGE: Shivam Dube hits out during his quickfire half-century against Baroda. Photograph: PTI Former champions Mumbai claimed three points against Baroda after their four-day Elite Group A Ranji......

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