No ‘namaz’ by outsiders at Taj Mahal: SC
No 'namaz' by outsiders at Taj Mahal: SC


New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday refused to allow outsiders to offer Namaz inside Taj Mahal premises. The apex court said, the historic Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and is a protected site, so it should be kept in mind that no Namaz will be offered there.The

Majithia, Sirsa take up issue of forceful conversion of Sikh girl with J&K DGP Majithia, Sirsa take up issue of forceful conversion of Sikh girl with J&K DGP

Chandigarh – Former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia and the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Saturday took serious notice of the incident occurred at Tral in Jammu and Kashmir where a sikh girl was pressurized to convert into Islam and was seriously injured in attack by Islamic fundamentalists

Despite minority class status, no recognition to Jains in the Punjab Despite minority class status, no recognition to Jains in the Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government could not able to recognise Jain community as a minority community. The Government of India (GOI), ministry of Minority affairs had notified Jains as minority community and a gazette notification had been issued on January 27, 2014. Despite the direction of GOI, the State Government seems still in confusion to

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

New Delhi (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case. The next date of hearing in the case is on July 11. The Delhi High Court asked, “It has been over

Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death toll rises to 11 Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death toll rises to 11

SRINAGAR: The Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas was suspended on Wednesday from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes due to landslides even as the death toll during this year’s yatra rose to 11 , an official spokesperson said. “The yatra via both Baltal as well as Pahalgam routes remained suspended because of landslides and shooting

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

Nearly 150 stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated
Nearly 150 stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated

Kathmandu – Nearly 150 Indian pilgrims were evacuated safely on Tuesday as rescue work intensified to bring back over 1,500 Indians who have been stranded in Nepal’s mountainous region due to heavy rain while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet. Two pilgrims – Leela Narayanan Mandredath, 56, of Kerala and Satya Laxmi of

Fifth batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu for Amarnath
Fifth batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu for Amarnath

JAMMU: The fifth batch of 4,047 pilgrims, including 808 women, on Monday left from here for the Kashmir Valley to pay obeisance at the 3,880-metre high cave shrine of Amarnath, a police official said. So far, 13,816 pilgrims had visited the cave shrine from the twin routes traditional 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and

Sikh community enjoys complete rights in Pakistan: Minister
Sikh community enjoys complete rights in Pakistan: Minister

LAHORE: Caretaker Punjab Minister for Minority Affairs Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq and Federal Secretary for Religious Affairs Khalid Masood Chaudhry have said all minorities enjoy equal right in Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony, held in connection with anniversary of Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, here on Friday, they said that the Sikh community

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

Muslim woman writes Ramayana in Urdu
Muslim woman writes Ramayana in Urdu

Muslim woman writes Ramayana in Urdu. In a remarkable example of humanity and religious harmony, a Muslim woman has written Ramayana in Urdu. Setting an example of an inter-community accord, Dr. Mahi Talat Siddiqui, a resident of Prem Nagar area said that she wanted Muslim community aware of the goodness of Ramayana along with the

Largest-ever security cover for Amarnath Yatra this time
Largest-ever security cover for Amarnath Yatra this time

SRINAGAR: Vehicles tagged with electromagnetic chips, bike and bullet-proof SUV police convoys and scores of bulletproof bunkers have been deployed as part of the ‘biggestever’ security blanket thrown to secure pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath Yatra that begins in Jammu and Kashmir from Thursday. Over two lakh pilgrims have registered for the annual pilgrimage to the

Sikh soccer fan racially targeted due to skin colour
Sikh soccer fan racially targeted due to skin colour

LONDON: A Sikh football fan has been targeted in a vile and racist letter due to his “skin colour” after he put up British flags on his shop window, according to media reports. Gagan, 31, received the anonymous letter last week which claimed he should not support for England during the World Cup because he

Pres Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

Pres Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation on Eid-ul-Fitr. President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Taking to his Twitter handle, President Kovind wished for joy and mutual goodwill among the people of the nation. “Id Mubarak and good wishes

India to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16

India to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on June 16. The festival of Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country on June 16, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Ahmed Bukhari said on Thursday. Bukhari said that the festival will be celebrated on Saturday as there was no sight of moon anywhere across the country today.Eid ul-Fitr, an important religious holiday celebrated by

Extremist attacks force minority Sikhs to flee Peshawar

Extremist attacks force minority Sikhs to flee Peshawar.The minority Sikh community in Peshawar, Pakistan, is moving to other parts of the country following repeated attacks by Islamic fundamentalists. More than sixty percent of Peshawar’s 30,000 Sikhs have left for other parts of Pakistan or migrated to India after being forced to live under a constant

Salman, Anil, Katrina, Iulia attend Baba Siddique's Iftar bash
Salman, Anil, Katrina, Iulia attend Baba Siddique’s Iftar bash

Salman, Anil, Katrina, Iulia attend Baba Siddique’s Iftar bash. Baba Siddique’s iftar party always hits the headlines each year and this year is no different. The event at Taj Land Ends in Mumbai was attended by a host of biggies from Bollywood as well as leading politicos including Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam and Indian

Shiromani Akali Dal-led delegation meets PM Modi

Shiromani Akali Dal-led delegation meets PM Modi. A delegation led by Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him after the government rolled back the decision to impose Goods and Services Tax (GST) on ‘langar’.While expressing gratitude at the Government’s

Law and order Shillong NCM
Law and order situation satisfactory in Shillong: NCM

National Commission for Minorities (NCM) member, Manjit Singh Rai, who had arrived in Shillong to review the prevailing situation, said that the situation of law and order in the area is satisfactory.He said, “My suggestion is people should stay together, there is no chance of relocation right now. I am satisfied with the law and

Operation Blue Star Anniversary: Security tightened in Amritsar
Operation Blue Star Anniversary: Security tightened in Amritsar

Amritsar – Security agencies were put on alert in and around this Sikh holy city from Monday in view of the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star carried out by the Army on the Golden Temple complex in June 1984. Punjab police, para-military forces and intelligence personnel were stationed at different locations across Amritsar, particularly in