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UK has no plans to ban pro-Khalistan demonstration in London

UK has no plans to ban pro-Khalistan demonstration in London

London – The UK government has no plans to ban a demonstration planned by a pro-Khalistan group here as long as it is “within the law” and remains non-violent, a senior government official said today. The statement came after the Indian authorities had issued a demarche to the British government to take steps against a

25 Sikh families from Afghanistan seek Indian citizenship

25 Sikh families from Afghanistan seek Indian citizenship

AFGHANISTAN/PUNJAB: As many as 25 Sikh families from Afghanistan have urged the Congress-led Punjab government to provide them Indian citizenship and give houses to stay as they are unable to fulfill their daily requirements. Currently residing in Ludhiana, these families apparently came back to India from Kabul in Afghanistan a few years ago after they

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

SGPC to provide free treatment to drug addicts

SGPC to provide free treatment to drug addicts

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Amid the notorious wave of drug menace in the Punjab, the SGPC has decided to provide free treatment to the drug addicts across the state. In the meeting of Dharma Parchar Committee under the leadership of SGPC President Jathedar Gobind Singh Longowal, it was also decided to start state-wide campaign to aware the

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

SGPC chief GS Longowal calls Jalalabad blast 'deliberate attack'

SGPC chief GS Longowal calls Jalalabad blast ‘deliberate attack’

SGPC chief GS Longowal calls Jalalabad blast ‘deliberate attack’. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president GS Longowal on Monday called the ‘barbaric’ suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, a ‘deliberate’ attack. Speaking to ANI, Longowal said, “It was a deliberate attack. It’s duty of the respective government to ensure the safety of people.”He also requested the

179th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh observed

PESHAWAR: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the 179th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, the leader of the Sikh Empire, was observed at the historic Balahisar Fort here. The anniversary on Wednesday evening was largely attended by the members of the Sikh community at the fort, which now serves as the

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

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

SAD asks Congress to drop GST on langar in all religious institutions

SAD asks Congress to drop GST on langar in all religious institutions

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday asked the Congress government to waive off state GST on langar in all religious and charitable institutions on the pattern of the Central government instead of practicing deceit by not even fulfilling the solemn commitment made in the Vidhan Sabha to waive off GST on langar

12 lakh international tourists visited Bangla Sahib last year: DSGMC

12 lakh international tourists visited Bangla Sahib last year: DSGMC

NEW DELHI: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the famous Sikh shrine in the national capital, was visited by 12 lakh international tourists last year, Delhi Sikh Gurud wara Management Committee (DSGMC) claimed. In the first four months of this year, 6 lakh international tourists visited the Gurudwara, DSGMC president Manjit Singh said. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is known for its

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply. The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has revealed that they again wrote to the Centre, demanding exemption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied on ‘langar’ (community meal) service at Gurudwaras across the country, but received no reply. “We’ve written letters to

Cong has chopped off history of Punjab's saints from book: Sukhbir Badal

Cong has chopped off history of Punjab’s saints from book: Sukhbir Badal

Mohali – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said the Congress government had not only removed the entire history of the ten Sikh Gurus from the Class XII history book of the State education board but also chopped off the history of several saints including Guru Ravi Das and Sant Namdev. He was

Capt promises fresh panel to rewrite syllabus if errors found

Capt promises fresh panel to rewrite syllabus if errors found

Chandigarh –Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he would relook at the committee set up by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government to revise and rewrite history books, and, if needed, constitute a fresh committee to amend the syllabus in the light of the controversy surrounding the Class XI and XII history syllabus. Speaking

Delhi HC allows Sikh students to wear kara, kirpan during NET exams

Delhi HC allows Sikh students to wear kara, kirpan during NET exams

New Delhi/Chandigarh The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed Sikh candidates to wear ‘kara’ (iron bracelet) and ‘Kirpan’ (dagger) in the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018. The permission comes with a condition under which the candidates will have to to report at least 1 hour prior to the normal reporting time.The directive has been issued

Harsimrat apprises PM of urgent need to waive off GST on langar

Harsimrat apprises PM of urgent need to waive off GST on langar

Chandigarh – Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the urgent need to waive off GST on ‘langar’ served in Gurdwaras, saying this had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs worldwide and should be addressed without any further delay.The Union Minister, who apprised the Prime Minister on this issue on

SAD warns Congress against tampering with Sikh history

SAD warns Congress against tampering with Sikh history

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday issued a final ultimatum to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to immediately issue orders to stop the conspiracy to eliminate the proud and unparalleled history and heritage of the Khalsa Panth or face a worldwide popular resistance movement by the Sikh community.’ A high-level delegation of the SAD-BJP

People who forget history are forgotten by history: Badal

People who forget history are forgotten by history: Badal

Chandigarh – Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Wednesday that the people who forget their history are forgotten by history. “Teaching of history to the present and the future generations of our children with impressionable minds is the sacred and the most serious responsibility of every society and every government. No society and

Harsimrat writes to PM, urges to waive GST on langar items, sack Sinha

Harsimrat writes to PM, urges to waive GST on langar items, sack Sinha

Chandigarh – Senior SAD leader and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive GST on ingredients used to make ‘langars’ in gurdwaras. In her April 26 letter to the PM, Harsimrat said she hopes that the religious institutions serving free ‘langar’ will be exempted from the central Goods and

Operation Blue Star was mischievous blunder: Dr Subramanian Swamy

Operation Blue Star was mischievous blunder: Dr Subramanian Swamy

Amritsar – BJP Member of Parliament Dr Subramanian Swamy on Sunday termed the Operation Blue Star as an ‘unjustified act’ which was carried out in June 1984 during the Congress regime. He said the decision was wrong. Talking to media persons here, Dr Swamy said: “Operation Blue Star carried out by the Indian Army in the