Turban Day in Times Square gives Sikh faith respect that it deserves: Maloney
Turban Day in Times Square gives Sikh faith respect that it deserves: Maloney


New York – US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney 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 India Public Affairs Committee Jagdish Sehwani and Sikhs of New

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

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

United States: 4 injured in brawl at Gurudwara

United States: 4 injured in brawl at Gurudwara. A brawl at a Sikh temple in the United States’ Indianapolis left four people with minor injuries. “Police and health teams responded on Sunday to a verbal and physical fight involving about 150 people at the Gurdwara Sikh temple in the city just south of Indianapolis” the

BJP UP Ministers extend Guru Purab wishes 7 months early

BJP UP Ministers extend Guru Purab wishes 7 months early. Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday, took to their Twitter accounts to extend their greetings on the occasion of Guru Purab, without realising that they were seven months early with their wishes. Guru Purab, which marks the birth anniversary of

India Lodges 'Strong Protest' as Pakistan Prevents Sikh Pilgrims
India Lodges ‘Strong Protest’ as Pakistan Prevents Sikh Pilgrims from Meeting High Commissioner

India Lodges ‘Strong Protest’ as Pakistan Prevents Sikh Pilgrims from Meeting High Commissioner. India on Sunday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan after the country prevented visiting Sikh pilgrims from meeting Indian diplomats and “compelling” the Indian envoy to return while on way to a prominent gurudwara there.  The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said

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’

British MP Tanmanjeet gets ‘Sikh of the Year’ award
British MP Tanmanjeet gets ‘Sikh of the Year’ award

British MP Tanmanjeet gets ‘Sikh of the Year’ award London(Puneet Pal Singh): First baptized Sikh MP of United Kingdom, Tanamanjit Singh Dhesi awarded with 31st ‘Sikh of the Year’ at Vaisakhi celebrations held at House of Lords. The award was presented by renowned British charity ‘The Sikh Forum International’. Member of Parliament for Slough, Dhesi was

Nitish Kumar seeks exemption of Gurdwaras 'langar' items from GST
Nitish Kumar seeks exemption of Gurdwaras ‘langar’ items from GST

Nitish Kumar seeks exemption of Gurdwaras ‘langar’ items from GST. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sought an exemption of food prepared as ‘langar’ in Gurdwaras under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure. In this regard, Kumar penned a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, seeking exemption of all inputs related to the provision of

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

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Harsimrat asks Nitish to pitch for exempting Langar from GST

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and requested him to support her demand for exempting langar’ from imposition of GST in the GST Council for all gurdwaras in the country. Harsimrat Badal, who met the Bihar chief minister in Delhi, said Nitish Kumar has asked his finance

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month
US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month

US state Oregon declares April as Vaisakhi month WASHINGTON: The US state of Oregon on Wednesday declared April as the ‘Sikh American Community’s Celebration of Vaisakhi month’ in recognition of the contributions of the minority community. Vaisakhi, celebrated on April 14, is commemorated by million of Sikhs annually. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a proclamation

Shiromani Akali Dal’s turban campaign from April 14

Shiromani Akali Dal’s turban campaign from April 14. The SAD will launch a state-level campaign “Meri Dastaar Meri Shaan” on April 14 (Baisakhi) to instil pride for the turban among the youth. The campaign, which will coincide with the celebrations of the Khalsa Sirjana Divas, will be inaugurated by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal. Besides

Supreme Court allows Nanak Shah Fakir to release on 13 April

Supreme Court allows Nanak Shah Fakir to release on 13 April. The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for an all-India release of the controversial movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ on April 13. The top court criticised the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for putting restrictions on the release of the movie, based

Singer can't survive without being consistent, says Navraj Hans
Singer can’t survive without being consistent, says Navraj Hans

Singer Navraj Hans, son of iconic singer Hans Raj Hans, says coming from an influential family background makes it easy to get the first opportunity, but without consistency in performance and hard work, nobody can survive in competitive times. Navraj has grown up listening to and learning from his father, and has rubbed shoulders with many celebrated

Captain announces 25 lakh grant for development of Sikh Regiment Centre
Captain announces 25 lakh grant for development of Sikh Regiment Centre

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a special grant of Rs 25 lakh for the development and upgrade of the Sikh Regiment Centre (SRC) at Chandimandir. The chief minister made the announcement during the Baisakhi Lunch 2018, hosted by the Sikh Regiment at the Khetarpal Officers’ Institute (KOI) at the Chandimandir Military

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

Golak Bugani Bank Te Batua: A dig at demonetisation
Golak Bugani Bank Te Batua: A dig at demonetisation

November 8, 2016; a day which no Indian can forget. The long queues in front of the banks to get the old currency exchanged and awaiting for the brand new purple coloured note of Rs 2000. Are you getting the flashes back? Well, be ready for more. Punjabi filmmaker Kssihitj Chaudhary is all set to bring you

This Baisakhi, recollect you childhood food memories
This Baisakhi, recollect you childhood food memories

In keeping with their annual ritual, Taj Chandigarh is back with its week long Baisakhi Mela, which offers the connoisseurs multiple varieties of Punjabi food from across the state. And the executive chef Ranvijay Singh, says, “We are trying to revive the childhood food memories of our guests. For example, no one take away from Punjabis their