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Nikki Haley gets nostalgic after visiting Golden Temple in Amritsar

Nikki HaleyAmritsar, Nov 15 : South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley got nostalgic and emotional after visiting the Golden Temple here today.

She said that she was seeing the temple after 40 years.

Haley is ona visit to Amritsar with her husband and an American delegation. She is on a ten-day trip to India.

After visiting the temple, and overwhelmed and emotional Haley could barely hold back her tears, and described her visit as "really special and emotional."

A new player challenges Nikki Haley in South Carolina

Nikki-HaleyWashington, April 23 : South Carolina's Indian American Governor Nikki Haley faces a new challenge in her re-election bid with a former judge named Tom Ervin joining the race as an independent.

Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, the 42-year-old daughter of immigrant Sikh parents from Punjab is considered one of the Republican party's "brightest stars, a dynamo fundraiser and a favourite of national Republicans eager to showcase diversity in their ranks," according to CNN.

Better think twice before messing with 'Black Belt' Nikki Haley!

Nikki-HaleyWashington, Dec 19 : South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is a black belt now.

On Wednesday, Haley was presented with an honorary fourth-degree black belt.

According to Politico, she was also shown breaking a board with an open-handed punch in a video released by her office.

On her official Facebook page, Haley wrote that she earned an honorary 4th degree Black Belt.

The honorary black belt was presented by Ray Smith Tae Kwon Do co-owner Donna Smith and earns Haley the title of "Master Haley," according to Talking Points Memo. (ANI)

Nikki Haley set to kick off re-election campaign

Nikki-HaleWashington, Aug 14 : South Carolina's Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley is all set to kick off her re-election campaign with the help of some of the biggest names in the Republican Party, including fellow Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal.

Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa to Sikh immigrant parents from Amritsar, India, the youngest US governor will officially announce her campaign at a rally in Greenville Aug 26, her spokesman Rob Godfrey tweeted.

Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley lead Republican charge against Obama

barack-obamaWashington, Feb 26 : With no deal in sight on mandated across-the-board forced spending cuts, President Barack Obama painted a grim picture only to be accused by Republicans, led by two Indian-American governors, of scaremongering.

"While you are in town, I hope that you speak with your congressional delegation and remind them in no uncertain terms exactly what is at stake and exactly who is at risk," Obama Monday told state governors gathered in Washington.

"Because here's the thing. These cuts do not have to happen. Congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise."

Nikki Haley moves ahead in her bid to become first female governor of South Carolina

Nikki-HaleyAccording to the reports, Nikki Haley's bid to become the first female governor of South Carolina moved ahead Tuesday with a Republican runoff win over U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett.

The New York Times has reported that if Haley, a 38-year-old first-generation American of Indian descent, defeats Democrat Vincent Sheehan in November, she also would be the state's first minority governor.

Haley won despite being dogged during the primary campaign by allegations of marital infidelity, which she has denied.

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