24-year-old ‘Missing’ Indian Sikh sent back to India
24-year-old 'Missing’ Indian Sikh sent back to India


24-year-old ‘Missing’ Indian Sikh sent back to India. A 24-year-old Indian Sikh, who had gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations, was found from his Facebook friend’s home in Punjab province’s Sheikhupura city. Amarjit Singh, a resident of Amritsar, had arrived in Pakistan along with other 1,700 Sikh pilgrims to celebrate Baisakhi festival on

Amritsar man on pilgrimage to Pak fails to return home Amritsar man on pilgrimage to Pak fails to return home

Amritsar – An Indian national, who had gone to Pakistan on a 10-day pilgrimage as part of the Sikh Jatha on April 12, has failed to return home, police said on Sunday. The Sikh Jatha returned home on Saturday but 24-yearold Amarjit Singh, a resident of village Niranjanpura in Amrtisar district, was not part of it.“The

New building to house Sikh Reference Library New building to house Sikh Reference Library

New building to house Sikh Reference Library . The SGPC executive committee on Friday gave nod for the construction of a new building for the Sikh Reference Library. The decision was reached at a meeting of the committee presided over by SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo. Addressing

SAD seeks criminal case against Rajiv Gandhi for orchestrating Sikh genocide SAD seeks criminal case against Rajiv Gandhi for orchestrating Sikh genocide

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday demanded the registration of a criminal case against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for allegedly o rchestrating the Sikh genocide even as it asked the Congress president Rahul Gandhi to expel leaders like Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar who had executed the massacre of Sikhs in Delhi

Turban Day in Times Square gives Sikh respect that it deserves: Maloney Turban Day in Times Square gives Sikh respect that it deserves: US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Turban Day in Times Square gives Sikh respect that it deserves: US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. US Congresswoman has commended the celebration of the Sikh culture through the annual Turban Day event at the iconic Times Square, saying such events give the Sikh faith and tradition the respect it “deserves”. Maloney had joined President of the American

Case against two journos over Lord Ram and Sita cartoon

Case against two journos over Lord Ram and Sita cartoon. A case has been registered against two journos for creating and sharing a cartoon of Lord Ram and Sita. The case has been registered against Ahmed Shabbir and Swathi Vadlamudi on the complaint of an advocate Kashimshetty Karuna Sagar.According to Sattaiah, Circle Inspector, Saidabad police

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue
SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday made clear that its interim order permitting the release of regional film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, based on the life of the first guru of the Sikhs, shall remain operational. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear on May 8 the submission and the counter

Sikhs stage protest in UN on Ambedkar birth anniversary celebration

Sikhs stage protest in UN on Ambedkar birth anniversary celebration. A group of Sikhs has protested against alleged atrocities perpetrated against minority communities in India during the commemoration of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 127th birth anniversary at the world body’s headquarters. India’s Permanent Mission to the UN had organised a special event titled ‘Leaving No One Behind’

Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today as SC, HC refuse to stall screening
Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today as SC, HC refuse to stall screening

NEW DELHI: Two Sikh bodies on Thursday made unsuccessful attempts in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court to stall the release of the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, which would hit theatres across the nation on Friday. Both the top court and the High Court rejected the respective pleas of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak

In the villages of Punjab and Haryana, the day of Vaisakhi is full of colors and vibrancy. High point of Vaisakhi celebrations in villages is the performance of traditional folk dance bhangra and gidda by men and women respectively. COMMENTSSikhs celebrate this very important day of their religion with joy and devotion. They take an early bath, wear new clothes and visit the neighborhood gurdwara to participate in the special prayer meet marked for the day. After a special ardas of kirtans and discourses kada prasad is distributed amongst all present. Later, people sit in rows to relish the langar and served by kar sevaks or volunteers. Major celebrations of Vaisakhi are organized at Golden Temple, Amritsar. Most Sikhs strive to visit Golden Temple on the occasion.
Happy Baisakhi 2018: History and celebration in India

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth. History of Baisakhi traces its origin from the Baisakhi Day celebrations of 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa – Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against tyranny and oppression. It is

Golden Temple to get gold plating on main entrance

Golden Temple to get gold plating on main entrance. The Golden Temple, also known as Darbar Sahib, is undergoing a gold plating work on the main entrance. The task is undertaken by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). However, the main temple is all made of 24-karat gold, which is much purer than the 22-karat

Woman accuses husband of forceful religious conversion in Haryana
Woman accuses husband of forceful religious conversion in Haryana

Woman accuses husband of forceful religious conversion in Haryana. A woman from Haryana has alleged that her husband forced her to convert to Islam. She has accused her husband of threatening her with ‘talaq’ (divorce) if she does not convert to Islam. Speaking to ANI, she also alleged that when she lodged a complaint against

Smethwick gurudwara in UK among 10 top faith places
Smethwick gurudwara in UK among 10 top faith places

LONDON: Europe’s largest gurdwara in the UK has featured in a new list of most important faith buildings in England, according to a media report. The Guru Nanak gurdwara, in Smethwick, features alongside iconic locations such as Stonehenge and Canterbury Cathedral, Birmingham Mail reported. The gurdwara has been chosen alongside nine other places of faith

Director Sukhwinder's new 3D animation film Bhai Taru Singh Ji
Director Sukhwinder’s new 3D animation film Bhai Taru Singh Ji

Director Sukhwinder Singh’s tryst with animation dates back to 2004 when he started working on his first 2D animation film Sahibzadey. Encouraged by response received by the film, he went on to direct four more animated films under the banner Vismaad to educate the young generation about Sikhism and connect them to Punjabi virsa. Taking another

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir' in Jalandhar
Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar

Protest march taken out against film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ in Jalandhar Jalandhar – Many roads in the city were jammed on Saturday as there was a protest over the film “Nanak Shah Fakir’. The satkar committee held the protest holding pictures of the film crew. The movie produced in 2015 has run into trouble with the SGPC, which

Neglect Glory Ludhiana Christ Church
Lost & Neglected Glory of Ludhiana: Christ Church

Nidhi Bhanot Ludhiana The heritage site in the state of neglect is the oldest Christ Church at fountain check is the heritage for Ludhianvis. But it has not been well maintained as the way it should have been by concerned authorities.The beautiful Architectural structure of the Christ Church is in poor state of affairs. It gets open

Narendra Modi greets nation on Hanuman Jayanti !
Modi greets nation on Hanuman Jayanti

Modi greets nation on Hanuman Jayanti. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. “Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti,” the Prime Minister tweeted आप सभी को हनुमान जयंती की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। Greetings to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. pic.twitter.com/lFxxnhoqhh —

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC
Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots who have received the compensation. On a complaint filed by one Navdeep Gupta, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by him.Gupta had sought to know from the Ministry complete

Christians observe Good Friday with prayers, reconciliation

Christians observe Good Friday with prayers, reconciliation. Christians across the globe are observing Good Friday today. Good Friday is widely regarded as the day Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross on Calvary Hill nearly 2,000 years ago. The day is observed with prayers, hymns and message of peace and reconciliation. It is a day

SGPC annual budget today at Teja Singh Samundri Hall
SGPC annual budget today

SGPC annual budget today. The SGPC is all set to present its annual budget for 2018-2019 on Friday. Besides, “dharma prachar” (propagation of Sikh religion), health and education, the GST could be the topic of discussion during the meeting scheduled to be held at Teja Singh Samundri Hall. With focus on promoting education and Sikh