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'Get out': Indian-American woman attacked in California after bandana mistaken for hijab 20.11.2016 DNA: India
A 41-year-old Indian-American woman has been racially attacked in the US state of California after a bandana on her head was mistaken as a hijab, the latest in a series of assaults following Donald Trump's win. Nicki Pancholy was on her "peace walk" when on return she found her car window shattered, her purse gone and a note calling her a "Hijab wearing b****," and asking her to "get the f out." Pancholy is not Muslim, nor does she wear a hijab. She is a Rajasthani and has been battling Lupus, which caused hair loss, and put the bandanna on her head as protection from the sun, NBC news reported. "When I saw it, I was in shock. That someone would feel so much hate to do this. I realise that this is the climate after this election. But I didn't realise someone would be so ignorant and in so much pain to cause so much harm," she said. "I was wearing a bandana over my head, not because I am religious, but because I am protecting my scalp from the sun because I have lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease ...
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American desi faces hate attack after bandana is mistaken as 'hijab' 19.11.2016 Rediff: News
The fears that were growing before Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the race to the White House, have begun manifesting and a prime example of the murky situation is the attack on Nicki Pancholy from California, whose ethnicity is Rajasthani but a mere bandana on her head was mistaken as a 'hijab' and provoked an attack.
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Condition of Pune shooting range saddens Heena Sidhu 14.11.2016 DNA: Wide Angle
Indian pistol shooter Heena Sidhu, a World Cup finals gold medallist on Monday expressed displeasure with the condition of the shooting range in Pune. The 60th National shooting championship in rifle and pistol will be organised at the Balewadi Shooting Range in Pune from December 13 to 26. "I don't want to say anything about the range. One should come down and have a look. Yes, the range is in a bad shape but I do not wish to elaborate any further," Heena said. The 27-year-old is the first Indian pistol shooter to be ranked world number one. Heena, though, could not make it to the final of the 10m women's air pistol event at the Rio Olympics earlier this year. Her campaign in the Brazilian city ended after she finished 21st at the end of the 25 metre Pistol Rapid Stage qualification. About the range, she wrote on her twitter handle, "Came to pune for training before the nationals. But the range is just falling apart. More than half of d lanes arnt even working. Very sad." Came to pune for training ...
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dna Tech Reads: From new emojis to world's biggest dinosaur robots 14.11.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
1. National Geographic will air a new TV series Mission to Mars A first-of-its-kind TV series that combines documentary with scripted drama is set to take audiences around the world on a new Mars mission from next week. Read more here . 2. 'Impossible' space engine may actually work, says NASA A controversial and puzzling engine design that could potentially make space travel much cheaper and faster may actually work, a new NASA study suggests. Read more here . 3. New emojis to include breastfeeding, a hijab and the lotus position The consortium that approves emojis has signed off new ones, including a woman wearing a hijab, woman breastfeeding a baby and a person doing yoga. Read more here . 4. New AI system to better extract data from Internet Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can more effectively extract data from the vast wealth of information present on the internet. Read more here . 5. World's biggest dinosaur robots unveiled in Japan The world's biggest dinosaur ...
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New emojis to include breastfeeding, a hijab and the lotus position 13.11.2016 DNA: Evolutions
Among the list of introductions are 'person with headscarf', 'breastfeeding', 'bearded person', 'older adult', reflecting the current lack of grandparent icons.
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Don't miss! 10 fabulous moments from China Fashion Week 4.11.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
Check out these 10 interesting moments from this seven-day fashion week in Beijing, China.
Should athletes have to do as Romans when in Rome? 30.10.2016 DNA: Popular News
Sports and religion should not be mixed. Heena Sidhu's decision is certainly nice and bold one. It obviously shows the inner strength of her. I completely support her and feels that every sports women should have the choice to decide on her attire. - Anjum Chopra (former Indian women cricket captain) Sports should not have any such restrictions. Being a shooter, Heena has to perform some kind of duty and if that interferes in her performance then she has all the right to take her decision. Every religion has its own rituals but that should not be binding upon anyone else. Heena should have been allowed if she wanted to compete without hijab. In Islam also, the Allah tells the man that "first he should have control over his eyes". Like in Central Asia, the females are only suppose to cover their heads. But in Iran, they want entire face to be covered. So, it's different in all parts as per their tradition and customs. And all these customs can't be enforced upon any outsider for sure. A sportsman has no ...
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Shooter Heena Sidhu pulls out of Iran event due to hijab rule 29.10.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
India's pistol shooter Heena Sidhu pulled out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Iran due to the compulsory hijab rule for all women athletes.
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Defending Asian champ Heena Sidhu refuses to wear hijab in Iran, withdraws from event 29.10.2016 DNA: Recent Columns
Reigning champion Heena Sidhu has bowed out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship to be held in Tehran, Iran, in December on account of Iran's strict dress code for women. The official website of the event clearly specifies that women participants will have to abide by the rules and laws specified by the Republic of Iran when on the shooting range or in public places. According to a report in Navbharat Times , which attributes to sister website Times of India, Sidhu said that she thinks that forcing athletes and tourists to wear a hijab is against the spirit of a sport.  In a series of tweets on Saturday afternoon, the shooter explained her decision: There have been reports abt me skipping the Asian air weapon competition in Iran due to their practice of making women wear hijab. (1) — Heena sidhu (@HeenaSidhu10) October 29, 2016 Im not a revolutionary. But I feel dat making it mandatory for even a sportsperson to wear hijab is not in the spirit of a Sport. (2) — Heena sidhu (@HeenaSidhu10) October ...
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City woman enters Mrs India Earth finals 16.9.2016 The Assam Tribune
City woman enters Mrs India Earth finals
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She gained strength from sadness. Today, she's mother to 1,500 kids 14.9.2016 Rediff: News
'Solace' emerged from the heart of a mother who knew what it feels like to be a helpless parent when treatment for a sick child is expensive.
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Woman wearing hijab set on fire on New York city street 13.9.2016 Rediff: News
The woman, who has not been identified, was walking on the city's Fifth avenue when an unidentified person set her blouse on fire using a lighter.
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Muslim women wear veil to integrate into modern society: Study 5.9.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
Muslim women who are young and educated choose to wear the veil as it is their means to integrate into modern society, according to a latest study conducted in 25 Islamic nations. The study, done by researchers from Oxford University and European University Institute published in the journal 'European Sociological Review' last week, tested earlier mathematical models to see how the intensity of wearing the veil varied according to the women's education, employment, urbanisation and contact with non-Muslims. The study, 'Behind the Veil: The Strategic Use of Religious Garb', includes the wearing of headscarves, the turban or hijab, the chador, the burqa (which covers the face too), and no head covering at all. "A veil is seen as a genuine expression of a woman's religiosity. Paradoxically, it is the women who are engaging with the modern world who appear to rely on the veil to signal to others that they will not succumb to the temptations of modern urban life," explained Dr Ozan Aksoy, the study's author ...
CISF quells rumour of burqa ban in Metro 5.9.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
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The burkini is just a bathing suit! 30.8.2016 Rediff: Columns
Sanaya Dalal on feminism, France and the burqa
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Congress: Govt wants to burqa-wrap women 30.8.2016 TOI: India
Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma's advice that foreign tourists should not wear short skirts kicked up a political storm, with Congress saying that the Modi government wanted to wrap women in burqas.
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Mangaluru college in hijab dilemma 28.8.2016 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
A day after the Bombay High Court, in a landmark verdict, ordered for women to be allowed into the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah on a par with men, Muslim students in a Mangaluru college, supported by the Campus Front of India (CFI), want to be allowed to wear the headscarf (or hijab) inside the classroom.
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After France, its Turkey now; Policewomen allowed to wear Islamic headscarf 27.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette on Saturday. Women serving in the police force "will be able to cover their heads" under their caps or berets so long as the headscarf is "the same colour as the uniform and without pattern", said the ruling published in the official gazette. Rulings published in the official gazette come into force immediately. The ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) has long pressed for the removal of restrictions on women wearing the headscarf in the officially secular state. Turkey lifted a ban on the wearing of the Muslim headscarf, known as the hijab, on university campuses in 2010. It allowed female students to wear the headscarf in state institutions from 2013 and in high school in 2014. Erdogan's critics have long accused the president of eating away at the secular pillars of modern Turkey as set up by its founder Mustafa Kemal ...
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Why this Kazakh model will never wear a bikini 27.8.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
"Although we are kind of open Muslims, I don't want to show my body."
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Why France's burkini ban is an affront to the very freedom it seeks to uphold 26.8.2016 DNA: Popular News
Secularism, in the western sense of the term, means separation of religion and state. It mandates non-involvement of religion in the activities of the state. In France however, secularism is much more than a maxim. It is part of the core identity of the French Republic. But in fairly recent times, France’s brand of secularism has assumed a far more dogmatic form. All kinds of religious symbols are banned in public, and what constitutes a religious symbol is being interpreted in a progressively wider sense. Hence the ban on the niqab, and now, in some towns on the burkini. One of the official reasons given for the ban on the burkini is that it constitutes a security threat. It is indeed very difficult to understand what this means. If it is simply easier to carry around concealed weapons in a full-body suit, can this also not be said of other kinds of clothes – like tracksuits and the like which cover the entire body? The burkini does not even fit the definition of a niqab, which covers the person’s face ...
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