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New exhibition features paintings of Sikh community by western artists

The glory and grandeur of the Sikh community has been brought to life in 80 archival replicas of paintings being showcased at a new exhibition here.”Sikhs: An Occidental Romance” by the city-based non profit organisation Hubris Foundation, opened at AIFACS gallery on Friday.The collection features art works that were originally painted by 19th and 20th

Sikh community employees shutdown

Sikh community feeds employees affected by shutdown

In a unique gesture, the Sikh community in San Antonio, Texas, offered free meals to fellow American government employees affected by the ongoing shutdown that has left thousands without pay in the US.The partial government shutdown, which entered the fourth week, has left more than 800,000 federal government workers out of work across the key

amazon golden temple

Amazon turns disgraceful towards towards Sikh holy place Golden Temple

A woman belonging to Sikh Community, Meera Gill raised this issue on the social media. She says beside many good products on #Amazon a couple of those products are being sold that are offensive, disrespectful or an ignorant attempt against #Sikhcommunity and at large against the #humanity. I won’t post the picture as it will

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

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Jammu (PTI) – The BJP today claimed that a young girl, belonging to the minority Sikh community, was attacked by two masked men riding a motorcycle at the Tral bus stand in Kashmir, and appealed to Governor N N Vohra to ensure that the miscreants were apprehended immediately and punished severely. A BJP spokesperson said

Afghan Sikhs, Hindus grieve after suicide attack

Afghan Sikhs, Hindus grieve after suicide attack

JALALABAD: Grief mixed with anger among Afghanistan’s minority Sikh and Hindu community today as they prepared for funerals of loved ones, including an election candidate, killed in a suicide attack. At least 19 people were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Afghan Sikhs and Hindus waiting

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

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

1984 Jodhpur detainees: CM urges Rajnath, withdraw appeal against compensation

1984 Jodhpur detainees: CM urges Rajnath, withdraw appeal against compensation

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Central government to withdraw its appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the award of compensation to those arrested and detained in the Jodhpur prison following ‘Operation Bluestar’ in June 1984.Singh has appealed to the Central government to pay, without further delay, half

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

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

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

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

On New Year's day: Sikh-American float to feature 'langar' in California's Rose Parade

On New Year’s day: Sikh-American float to feature ‘langar’ in California’s Rose Parade

Sikh-American float feature langar California Rose Parade: The annual Rose Parade held on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, for the past 129 years will feature a float depicting Sikh tradition of ‘Langar Sewa’. Formally called the ‘Tournament of Roses’, the parade attracts up to one million visitors and is broadcast live across the US.The