Sep 06

Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition
Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition

A first-ever Sikh exhibition is currently on display at the Lahore Museum which has been organised in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak dev, the founder of Sikhism, a media report said. A large number of members of the Sikh community from India, the US, UK and Canada visited the exhibition after

India declares Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood, Lakhvi terrorist
India declares Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood, Lakhvi terrorist

India on Wednesday declared Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, LeT’s supreme commander of operations in Kashmir Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, all based in Pakistan, as terrorists under the amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The declaration, made through a gazette notification issued on Wednesday, comes nearly a

500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan
India, Pakistan agree on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor, officials said. However, during the meeting between the two sides at Attari in Punjab’s Amritsar district, Pakistan insisted on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit the gurdwara, which was not

Imran Khan assures multiple on-arrival visas for Sikh pilgrims

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government would issue multiple and on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims coming from India and abroad and provide them maximum possible facilities during their visit to to the holy sites. “I assure that you will be issued multiple visas… This is our responsibility. We will facilitate you rather

Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao to star in ‘The White Tiger’

Actress Priyanka Chopra will be collaborating with actor Rajkummar Rao for the first time on Netflix’s upcoming film “The White Tiger”.Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel by the same name, “The White Tiger”, will also feature debutante Adarsh Gourav. The film to be helmed by Ramin Bahrani, will begin shooting in India later this year.

Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir
Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir

Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are arriving in Islamabad on Wednesday on a day-long official visit. During the visit, the ministers will hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leadership on the regional situation.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed reporters at the Parliament House before heading to the Foreign

Renault Triber vs Datsun GO+: Which 7-Seater To Pick?
Renault Triber vs Datsun GO+: Which 7-Seater To Pick?

Until recently, the Datsun GO+ was the only sub-4 metre 7-seater MPV you could buy in the country. Now, however, you could also pick Renault’s latest offering, the Triber. It comes with a whole host of segment-first features and takes on hatchbacks such as the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, the Ford Figo as well as

India gets consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav
India gets consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

 India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia on Monday met death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan granted consular access to him “in line with the ICJ judgement”.The meeting between Ahluwalia and the retired Indian Navy officer is currently underway at a sub-jail after Pakistan formally granted the consular access to him, the Dawn News

Lasith Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals
Lasith Malinga becomes leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals

Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has gone past former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s tally of 98 wickets to become the leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals.On Sunday, Malinga took two wickets for 23 runs in his four overs during the first T20I against New Zealand, taking his wickets’ tally to 99 and leave behind Afridi

New Zealand announces Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029
New Zealand announces Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029

 The New Zealand government released the Cancer Action Plan for 2019-2029 on Sunday to improve cancer care and outcomes.”Cancer touches just about every one of us at some stage in our lives. On average 66 people every day are diagnosed with cancer and they deserve world-class care,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, Xinhua news agency

Sikhs, Muslims should work together: Firdous Ashiq Awan
Sikhs, Muslims should work together: Firdous Ashiq Awan

Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that Sikhs and Muslims should work in unison to defeat extremism and intolerance in the world.Addressing the International Sikh Convention here at the Governor’s House on Saturday, she said the Sikh religion had many ideals in common with Islam, The News International

Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held
Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held

A Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her family and the police has arrested eight people in connection with the incident, it has emerged.The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. The Indian

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee
Good progress made at Kartarpur talks: Pakistan Foreign Office

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said that “good progress” was made during technical level talks on the Kartarpur corridor between Pakistani and Indian delegations, a media report said on Saturday.FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal, while talking to Dawn news over the phone, confirmed that the talks were held on Friday at the border, more commonly known

Amritsar Airport top international destination for flights from Melbourne
Amritsar Airport top international destination for flights from Melbourne

Amritsar Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, Amritsar is in the limelight as a top destination from a foreign country airport. Amritsar has emerged as the top onward destination from Melbourne Avalon Airport on Air Asia X flights. As per a report published by “Geelong Advertiser” newspaper from Geelong situated in the suburbs of

Pakistan to finish Sikh pilgrims visa process by Sep 30
Pakistan to finish Sikh pilgrims visa process by Sep 30

 Pakistani authorities have decided to complete the process of issuance of visas to Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world to attend the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib, by September 30, the media reported on Thursday.The decision was taken during a meeting of the Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee

Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan mimics Commander Abhinandan
Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan mimics Commander Abhinandan in video

Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan mimics Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in video is going viral on the Internet, a media report said on Thursday.Khan is in currently in Pakistan to “express solidarity with our Kashmiri brethren”, The News International said in the report.In the video, Amir Khan appeared to mimic the pilot while sipping his

64 year-old Sikh man from India stabbed to death in US

A 64-year-old Sikh man from India was stabbed to death by an unidentified person in the US state of California while he was on his evening walk, according to a media report.Parmjit Singh was attacked in Gretchen Talley Park in Tracy around 9 pm on Sunday. He died from his injuries, ABC News reported.Detectives say

Hindi serial Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon a favourite among Turkey people
Hindi serial ‘Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon’ a favourite among Turkey people

Hindi serial Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon is a favourite prime time watch in Turkey and has been running successfully for the past four years with no dip in its approval ratings as Turkish viewers get absorbed in the twists and turns of the love saga.The show, dubbed in Turkish and rechristened as ‘Bir

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572mn over opioid crisis
Johnson & Johnson to pay $572mn over opioid crisis

 A US court has ruled that American pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay over $572 million for its role in the opioid crisis in Oklahoma that, according to the state, has resulted in more than 6,000 deaths over the past two decades.The order was pronounced by district court judge in Cleveland County, Thad

British Sikh choked to death in Thailand after he complained about noise

London: A 34-year-old British Sikh man has been choked to death by a drunk Norwegian man after they got into an argument at a hotel in Thailand, according to a media report. Amitpal Singh Bajaj, his wife and two-year-old son were in Thailand for a holiday and were staying in the five-star Centara Grand Hotel