Oct 02

Passport necessary to visit Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan
Passport necessary to visit Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan

A passport is a must for devotees from India visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last, in Pakistan to pay obeisance.However, a visa will not be required. But the visitors need to get them themselves registered online at least a month ahead of their visit.These facts came to light at a

Indian-American Sikh police officer's funeral on Oct 2
Indian-American Sikh police officer’s funeral on Oct 2

Funeral services for the trailblazing Indian-American Sikh police officer, who was shot multiple times and killed in an ambush-style attack in the US State of Texas, has been set for October 2. A pall of gloom has fallen over a shocked Houston community since the shooting of Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal during a mid-day traffic stop

Guru Nanak's birth anniversary: 8 Sikh prisoners to be released
Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary: 8 Sikh prisoners to be released

Eight Sikh prisoners, lodged in different jails in the country for committing crimes during the militancy period in Punjab, will be released by the government on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November as a humanitarian gesture.The Union Home Ministry also announced that through a special remission, the death sentence of another Sikh

Punjab Govt gets funds for Sultanpur Lodhi project
Punjab Govt gets funds for Sultanpur Lodhi project

The central government has released the first advance instalment, amounting to Rs 27.11 crore, from its share of the funds earmarked for the Sultanpur Lodhi Smart City project, slated for launch on the historic occasion of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in November. The estimated cost of the project, under the

Indian-American Sikh police officer's funeral on Oct 2
Pall of gloom descends on Sikh police officer’s uncle’s house in Kapurthala

A pall of gloom descended on Kartar Singh‘s house at Dhaliwal Bet village in the district on hearing about the death of his nephew Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, an Indian-American-Sikh police officer who was shot and killed in the US State of Texas.The relatives and villagers assembled at the house of Dhaliwal’s uncle Kartar Singh to

Nation pays tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh

 Leaders, including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary.In a tweet in Hindi, Naidu paid tributes to Bhagat Singh’s courage and sacrifice for the country’s freedom.  “The protection of unity and integrity of the nation will be the true homage

Indian-American Sikh police officer's funeral on Oct 2
Indian-American Sikh police officer killed in line of duty in US

An Indian-American Sikh police officer died after being shot multiple times from behind in a “ruthless, cold-blooded way” during a traffic stop in the US state of Texas, a senior official said Saturday.Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, Sikh Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, was shot while conducting a traffic stop, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.He was in his early

Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning
Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning

Exhorting the farmers to contribute in making Punjab pollution free by shunning the stubble burning and utilizing the hi-tech implants to decompose the stubble in the soil to increase its fertility, the District Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department on Monday organised a Kisan Mela on Rabi Crops at Chappar Chhirri on Monday under Atma Scheme.

PSPCL imposes `100 crore fine in 5 months
PSPCL imposes `100 crore fine in 5 months

Cracking a whip on power pilferers, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has imposed a fine of over `100 crore so far this fiscal. The PSPCL faces a loss of `1,000 crore every year due to power theft, particularly in the politically dominated areas of Malwa and Majha regions. In a drive against power theft,

This Punjab man gets masters' degree at 83
This Punjab man gets masters’ degree at 83

By earning a Masters’ degree at the age of 83, Sohan Singh Gill has proved that it is never too late for learning. He received a huge round of applause when he was conferred the degree by a university in Jalandhar at its annual convocation on Wednesday. A native of Daata village of Hoshiarpur, Gill

Sikh groups seek case against singer Sidhu Moosewala
Sikh groups seek case against singer Sidhu Moosewala for hurting religious sentiments

Sikh organisations in Bathinda have sought registration of case against Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala for allegedly hurting their religious sentiments by using objectionable words against ‘Mai Bhago’– a Sikh woman who fought against Mughals, in his latest song. Representatives of Sikh organisations demanded that a case under Section 295 of the IPC for hurting their

1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses
1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in February 2019 to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots cases that took place in Kanpur in 1984 after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, has not yet recorded the statement of a single witness. A delegation of All-India Riot Victims Relief Committee (AIRVRC), including its two Supreme Court

Gurdaspur man nabbed by Indian Army on spying charges
Gurdaspur man nabbed by Indian Army on spying charges

A resident of Tibri village here was nabbed by Army officials for allegedly providing photographs of the cantonment area and the under construction Kartarpur corridor to someone in Pakistan, police said on Thursday.Vipan Singh was held by Army personnel on Wednesday, said Kulwinder Singh, Station House Officer (SHO), Purana Shalla police station in Gurdaspur.Officers of

Amritsar: 15 Punjab policemen flunk dope test

 In an embarrassment for the Punjab Police, 15 policemen here failed the dope test while one constable was caught replacing his urine sample.Police on Thursday said an annual medical examination of 25 policemen was conducted recently.Fifteen of the them were told to undergo a dope test and they were tested positive. All 15 policemen had

Man sentenced to 16 months for vandalising gurdwara in US
Man sentenced to 16 months for vandalising gurdwara in US

A 29-year-old man in the US has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for vandalising a Sikh temple in 2017, according to a media report. Artyom Manukyan’s sentence is concurrent with a penalty he faces under a prior arson case, Los Angeles Times reported.He scrawled two hateful screeds outside the Hollywood Sikh Temple on

Punjab: Mega job fairs under "Ghar Ghar Rozgar" to provide 6,000 jobs
Punjab: Mega job fairs under “Ghar Ghar Rozgar” to provide 6,000 jobs

With an aim to provide the job opportunities to the deserving youths, the district administration is all set to hold six Mega Job Fairs under the “Ghar Ghar Rozgar” mission of the Punjab Government at Industrial Training Institution (ITI) Moga on September 19, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 30. Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans, while addressing

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: DSGMC ropes in railways, metro to advertise events

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will rope in the railways and metro trains in the National Capital Region, Mumbai and Jaipur to promote events planned by it to celebrate the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev on November 12. The Committee is also using mobile outdoor media in a big way to connect

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy
Four Indian-origin Sikh men drown in sewage tank in Italy

Four Indian-origin Sikh men drowned in a sewage tank on a cattle farm in northern Italy due to the carbon dioxide fumes coming out from the cow manure, according to media reports. The incident happened on Thursday at a cattle farm in Arena Po near Pavia, a city in south Milan, ANSA news agency reported

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee
Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Pakistan on Thursday said that pilgrims will be charged $20 as service charge for visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. “Pakistan will charge USD 20 per person as service fees, not entrance fees, for Kartarpur Corridor,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a weekly briefing.Earlier this month, India and Pakistan had failed to finalise an

Govt removes names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals from blacklist

 The government has removed from its blacklist names of 312 Sikh foreign nationals involved in anti-India activities and only two persons figure on the list now, a Home Ministry official said on Friday. The decision has been taken after a review carried out by different security agencies on the Adverse List or blacklist containing the