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Punjab celebrate Nikki Haley win

NEW DELHI (AP) - A small town halfway across the world exploded
in celebration when Nikki Haley was elected governor of South
Carolina.
     

The Randhawa family in the town of Verka distributed sweets to
neighbors, set off fire crackers and broke out into traditional
Punjabi folk dances to celebrate one of their relatives getting
elected.
     

Haley's cousin, Kanwaljit Singh Randhawa, says he saw the breaking news headline on TV and abandoned lunch to tell other family and neighbors about the news.
     

Haley was born Nimrata Randhawa to Sikh parents who had
immigrated to the United States from India in the early 1960s. The
38-year-old mother of two is the first Indian-American woman
governor elected in the U.S.
     
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