Jul 04

Afghan Sikhs torn over option of relocating to India
Afghan Sikhs torn over option of relocating to India

NEW DELHI: A section of the Sikh community in Afghanistan is considering relocating to India after at least 13 of its members were killed in a terrorist attack in Jalalabad on Sunday, but another section wants to stay put, said people aware of the matter. Some members of the community sought shelter at the Indian

Deep Jandu ready with another hit track 'Hadd'
Deep Jandu ready with another hit track ‘Hadd’

Singer and music producer Deep Jandu has gained immense fame with his talent in the Punjabi music industry. He has won the hearts of Punjabi youth with his Wakhra style. He has worked with number of singer and credits goes to the artist for their popularity in the music industry. Now this time artist Deep

Harpreet Uppal, first female Sikh councillor in UK
Harpreet Uppal, first female Sikh councillor in UK

WEST YORKSHIRE: Harpreet Uppal becomes the first female Sikh councillor in West Yorkshire after getting elected from the Labour stronghold of Ashbrow in the local elections in May. The 35-year-old is continuing a 15-year journey into the political arena. Growing up in a politicallyaware household Harpreet was inspired by her late mother, Satvinder, and her

Music producer Deep Jandu blessed with baby boy

Being a parent is one of the greatest feeling and blessings of the life. Just a few hours ago the internet got an overdose of cuteness when Punjabi singer and music producer Deep Jandu shared the news of being blessed with a baby boy. The artist took it to his social media account to share the first picture of junior

New York City's Muslims and Sikhs experience high levels of harassment
New York City’s Muslims and Sikhs experience high levels of harassment

NEW YORK: Muslims and Sikhs in New York City have experienced a significant level of harassment in recent years, a new survey published by a city agency has found. Nearly half of Sikh respondents to the study and 42 percent of Muslim respondents reported experiencing verbal harassment, threats or taunting that referred to their race,

All clear for Sikh shrine in Melbourne
All clear for Sikh shrine in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: Signalling friendship, faith and collaboration the Australian, Aboriginal and Sikh flags were hoisted recently at a proposed site for a new Sikh place of worship. The 20-acre property, earmarked for the planned Sri Guru Nanak Darbar temple, is located at Officer in Cardinia Shire Council region. The flag hoisting marked the grand foundation ceremony

Punjab:12 travel agents booked for sending youths abroad on forged documents
Punjab: 12 travel agents booked for sending youths abroad on forged documents

Punjab: 12 travel agents booked for sending youths abroad on forged documents. As many as 12 travel agents have been booked for allegedly duping 30 youths of several lakhs of rupees by sending them to the USA on forged documents, who are now languishing in prisons of that country, the police said.The SHO of Sultanpurlodhi

India's external debt rises over $529 bn
India’s external debt rises over $529 bn

Mumbai (IANS) – India’s total external debt for the quarter ended March 2018 rose on a year-on-year basis by over 12 per cent to $529.7 billion, official data showed on Friday. According to the RBI, external debt rose to $529.7 billion from $471.3 billion reported for the corresponding period of 2017, on the back of

Indians' money stashed in Swiss banks rise 50 pc to Rs.7,000 crore
Indians’ money stashed in Swiss banks rise 50 pc to Rs.7,000 crore

ZURICH/NEW DELHI: Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion or Rs 7,000 crore in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there. In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign clients of Swiss banks rose about 3 per

Rupee touches all time low, crosses 69 per dollar mark
Rupee touches all time low, crosses 69 per dollar mark

Mumbai(IANS) – The Indian rupee touched an all-time low and breached the 69 per dollar mark on Thursday due to high crude oil prices and weak macro-economic fundamentals.At 2.44 p.m., rupee was at 68.92 against the previous closing level of 68.61 per greenback. The rupee’s last record low was 68.87 per dollar, hit on November

Kanishka bombing 'single worst terrorist attack': Trudeau
Kanishka bombing ‘single worst terrorist attack’: Trudeau

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has described the 1985 Air India bombing as the ‘single worst terrorist attack’ in the country’s history as he paid tributes to the 329 victims of the Kanishka Flight 182 which was blown off mid-air. “On this day in 1985, Canadians awoke to news that defied belief, and left

Singapore Prez applauds Sikh community's contribution to society
Singapore Prez applauds Sikh community’s contribution to society

Singapore – Singapore President Halimah Yacob has praised the local Sikh community for being active in the inter-racial and religious confidence circle in the multi-cultural and multiracial city-state. As one of the oldest Gurdwara, the 100-year-old Sri Guru Singh Sabha (SGSS) has made ‘huge strides in contributing to the overall efforts in building a more

Pak denies envoy access to Sikh pilgrims in Lahore
Pak denies envoy access to Sikh pilgrims in Lahore

New Delhi – For the second time in three months, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has been denied entry into Gurdwara Panja Sahib. This is despite Bisaria having an official permit from the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Islamabad to visit the holy place. As a protest, India on Saturday summoned Pakistan’s Deputy

Punjabi youths in US jails: Harsimrat seeks Sushma's intervention
Punjabi youths in US jails: Harsimrat seeks Sushma’s intervention

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday urged Union External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of identifying Punjabis detained at Oregon detention centre in the United States as well as intervening with her US counterparts to ensure they received consular as well as legalaccess.In a statement here, Harsimrat

American dream landing Punjabi youths in US jails
American dream landing Punjabi youths in US jails

Washington – Chasing the American dream, Bunty Singh (not his real name) illegally entered the US after crisscrossing several countries, but landed in an immigration detention centre in New Mexico where he has been languishing for the last 16 months. Hailing from a middle-class family of Jalandhar, Singh, whose father is in Punjab Police and mother a

Nick Jonas’ Ex girlfriend reacts to his relationship with Priyanka Chopra
Nick Jonas’ Ex girlfriend reacts to his relationship with Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas’ Ex girlfriend reacts to his relationship with Priyanka Chopra. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her love affair with American singer Nick Jonas has been making headlines for a long time now. The rumours of the two dating started right from their first meet at MET Gala event in 2017. Their relationship once again

Singer cum actor Sippy Gill's new powerpack song 'GYM 2' release
Singer cum actor Sippy Gill’s new power-pack song ‘Gym 2’ release

Sippy Gill is a professional singer based out of Punjab. Punjabi lyricist and singer has been learning music from Guru Surinder Dhir since 1999. Singer learning music since he was 15 year old and debut with his first album Jhumka, for he worked with music producer, Gurmeet Singh, and musicians like Sukhpal Singh. Then singer came up with new release in 2008 and become the high rated album in

Skilled partners' age limit lowered for Australian permanent visas
Skilled partners’ age limit lowered for Australian permanent visas

DHAKA: The latest set of changes introduced to skilled permanent visas has lowered the maximum age of a skilled partner to 45 for which an applicant can claim additional points in the general points test. Earlier, applicants for general skilled visas whose spouses and de facto partners were under 50 years of age, were able to

Pakistan Sikh activist Charanjit Singh murder suspect arrested
Pakistan Sikh activist Charanjit Singh murder suspect arrested

PESHAWAR: The alleged murderer of Charanjit Singh, a renowned Pakistani Sikh religious leader and rights activist, was arrested by counter-terrorism officials, who said he was killed for failing to pay extortion money, media reports said. Singh, 52, was killed on 29 May when a lone gunman barged into his grocery store on the outskirts of Peshawar

History-making Sikh guardsman 'amazed' at worldwide response
History-making Sikh guardsman ‘amazed’ at worldwide response

ENGLAND: A Sikh guardsman who made history by becoming the first soldier to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour ceremony has told of his amazement at the reaction. Coldstream Guardsman Charanpreet Singh Lall, from Leicester, was among 1,000 Coldstream, Grenadier and Scots guardsmen taking part in the ceremony to mark the Queen’s official