Centre has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Ram Madhav
Centre has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Ram Madhav


WASHINGTON: The NDA government has almost done away with the blacklist’ of overseas Sikhs which denied them an Indian visa, a senior BJP leader told Sikh community members here. The blacklisted NRI Sikhs are barred from travelling to India due to their alleged ties with Khalistan movement in the 80s and 90s. The list was prepared at

A year left, NDA govt promises justice to 1984 Sikh riots victims A year left, NDA govt promises justice to 1984 Sikh riots victims

WASHINGTON: The NDA government has taken steps and “will do its best” to render justice to each and every family that has suffered during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a senior BJP leader has said. “I stand before you to assure the community that we will do our best to render justice to each and every

UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun

Actress Sargun Mehta, who has starred in Punjabi films like “Love Punjab” and “Angrej”, says the UK is one of the biggest markets for the genre. The Punjabi film industry is a growing industry, and we need people to watch, love and support our movies. This is the only way the industry will grow. And I’m happy

Punjabi Film Awards ceremony held first time in UK Punjabi Film Awards ceremony held first time in UK

Birmingham made history on Saturday May 12, 2018 by hosting a grand Punjabi awards ceremony, which took place in the UK for the first time. BritAsia TV, the UK’s leading, homegrown Asian entertainment channel, hosted the inaugural Punjabi Film Awards.The show welcomed a dazzling guest list of the leading names in Punjabi film and entertainment. The ceremony was

Royal Wedding Windsor Castle Priyanka Fusion: 16th royal wedding in Windsor Castle, Priyanka also a guest

Royal Wedding of Prince Harry of England and American actress Meghan Markle is making many statements in the world. Prince Harry and Meghan have been announced as husband and wife on May 19 at the Windsor Castle.The ceremony began with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walking in the Windsor castle in their Royal dresses. Prince Harry

Investigation into Grewal's India trip invite begins
Investigation into Grewal’s India trip invite begins

OTTAWA: The federal ethics commissioner is formally investigating whether a Liberal MP from Brampton broke Parliament’s conflict of interest code by inviting a construction executive who pays him for legal services to events with Canadian officials during the prime minister’s trip to India earlier this year. Commissioner Mario Dion said he decided to launch an inquiry

Amarinder orders state-wide crackdown on illegal travel agents
Amarinder orders state-wide crackdown on illegal travel agents

Chandigarh – Tightening its noose around illegal travel agents in the state, the state government, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday directed all DCs, SSPs and Commissioners of Police to go all out to identify any unregistered and unscrupulous travel agents operating in their districts and take stern legal action against them.Acting on the Chief

Congress SAD Sukhbir Badal Shahkot Minister
Former Congress Minister joins SAD in presence of Sukhbir Singh Badal

Former Congress leader and former minister Brij Bhupinder Singh Lali joined the Akali Dal on Friday.  Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia joined Lali in the party. Brij Bhupinder Singh Kang has been the Home Minister during the government of Beant Singh in Punjab. He has also contested elections against Ajit

In Uzbekistan, feels like being at home in Kashmir with exceptions
In Uzbekistan, feels like being at home in Kashmir with exceptions

Uzbekistan and Kashmir appear like separated siblings living thousands of miles apart and still bearing striking similarities in more ways than one — cultural, linguistic, architectural, culinary, music. And, yes, there is a chance that a security man may stop you and scan your phone for any pictures of sensitive places!In fact, the commonalities are not

US ‘regrets’ asking Canada’s Sikh minister to remove turban at airport

US ‘regrets’ asking Canada’s Sikh minister to remove turban at airport. The US Transportation Security Administration is expressing “regret” after airport security demanded that Justin Trudeau’s industry minister remove his turban, sparking a Canadian government complaint. Navdeep Bains, who is Sikh and serves as Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was leaving Detroit

Two suspected Khalistani terrorists arrested

Two suspected Khalistani terrorists arrested. The Punjab Police, on Thursday, arrested two suspected Khalistani terrorists from the Faridkot-Kotakpura highway. According to Police, they were associated with Australia-based Gurjant Singh, who was charged by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in October 2017 in the murder case of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Ravinder Gosain. Further investigation is underway.

Chief Khalsa Diwan cancels its World Sikh Conference in Canada

Chief Khalsa Diwan cancels its World Sikh Conference in Canada.  Fearing backlash over the controversy involving its former president Charanjit Singh Chadha, the Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) has cancelled World Sikh Educational Conference which was scheduled to be held in Canada in November 2018. The event is now likely to be held at Sri Anandpur

Rename Dyal Singh College Sikhs Harsimrat Badal
Renaming Dyal Singh College will hurt Sikhs’ sentiments: Harsimrat Badal

Union Minister for Food Processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday downplayed the decision of the management of Dyal Singh College to rename the college as “Vande Mataram College“, adding that it would hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community. Speaking to ANI, Badal said, “I am totally shocked on what the chairman (Amitabh Sinha) and

Pollution roads
Here is why your home should be away from roads

Turns out, traffic-related pollution is linked to the risk of asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of pediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away.While physicians have

Rajkumar Rao Wedding Cannes Taran Adarsh
Rajkumar Rao’s ‘5 Weddings’ to premiere at Cannes

Festival favourite Rajkumar Rao is all geared up to make his debut in Cannes Film Festival, along with Nargis Fakhri, for their upcoming Hollywood movie ‘5 Weddings’. Helmed by an Indo-American director, Namrata Singh Gujral, the movie will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Film critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to make

Gujarat Assembly Speaker calls BR Ambedkar 'Brahmin' Dalit Buddhist Modi
Gujarat Assembly Speaker calls BR Ambedkar ‘Brahmin’

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Sunday described BR Ambedkar as a ‘Brahmin‘, contending that there was nothing wrong in calling a learned person a Brahmin. In his address at the ‘Mega Brahmin Business Summit‘ in Gandhinagar, Trivedi said, “I have no hesitation in saying that BR Ambedkar is a Brahmin. There is nothing wrong

Thousands participate in annual ‘Sikh Day Parade' in United States
Thousands participate in annual ‘Sikh Day Parade’ in United States

New York – Thousands of Sikhs in the US have participated in the annual Sikh Day Parade’ in the heart of Manhattan here, spreading awareness about the faith amid incidents of hate crimes against the minority community. Men, women and children, dressed in their traditional finery, turned out in large numbers for the 31st Sikh Day

Shahkot By-Poll: Voting on May 28, result on May 31
Shahkot By-Poll: Voting on May 28, result on May 31

Chandigarh – The bye election for Shahkot Vidhan Sabha constituency, which has been necessitated for the death of five-time MLA and former Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar, will take place on May 28. With the announcement of bye election, the Model Code of Conduct is enforced in Jalandhar district with immediate effect.As per the schedule

Khalistani traps jobless Punjabi immigrants in Canada
Khalistani traps jobless Punjabi immigrants in Canada

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Khalistani and ISIS has been trapping Punjabi immigrants especially students in Canada. Former President of Indian Overseas Congress and President of Indus Canada Foundation, Vikram JS Bajwa revealed that thousands of students have been going to abroad, but there is no such record with the Government of India or Punjab. He said that

Last Sikh Queen's earrings fetch nearly 6 times auction estimate
Last Sikh Queen’s earrings fetch nearly 6 times auction estimate

LONDON: A pair of gold pendant earrings from the collection of last Sikh Queen of Punjab Maharani Jind Kaur fetched 175,000 pounds, nearly six times the guide price, at an auction here. The earrings, the highlight of the Islamic and Indian sale at Bonhams yesterday, were estimated to attract bids between 20,000 and 30,000 pounds.