Muslims and Christians prefer to take loan, but SC decreased
Muslims and Christians prefer to take loan, but SC decreased


Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Muslims and Christians prefer to take loan among the minority community across the State. If compare to last year, the growth of advances to Christians is to 73.72 per cent and Muslim is 49.96 per cent till March 2018. Data provided the banks that State Bank of India is on the top to

Sikh community objects to being called ‘Gaubhakt’

Sikh community objects to being called ‘Gaubhakt’ . Even as the controversy over alleged distortion of history of the Sikhs and their Gurus in state education board textbooks is yet to be resolved, booklets printed by a Nagpur-based publisher have caused a row by projecting the Sikh Gurus as ‘gaubakhts’ and ‘Hindus’. Sikh organizations like

Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with other idols in temples Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with other idols in temples

Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with Gods and Goddesses in temples. Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): All set to establish Maharishi Balmiki and Guru Ravi Das ji idols along with the idols of other gods and goddesses in Hindu temples. The task will be started from ‘Kali Mata temple in Patiala in June

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

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

Matrimonial issues on the top in Astrology camp
Matrimonial issues on the top in Astrology camp

Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): Matrimonial cases in the society are on the top than other issue. A free astrology camp, organised here in Chandigarh, has revealed the fact that people prefer to go to Astrologists before taking any final decision. While business problem, job and career, education and health problem are the other social issue respectively. Organiser

Multiple-tier security arrangement for Amarnath pilgrimage 2018
Multiple-tier security arrangement for Amarnath pilgrimage 2018

NEW DELHI: A multiple-tier security arrangement comprising the Army, paramilitary forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police will be put in place for the Amarnath pilgrimage starting June 28, officials said on Thursday. A high-level meeting, chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, talked about the various aspects of the security set-up during the nearly 40-day

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