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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

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

Pak denies envoy access to Sikh pilgrims in Lahore

Pak denies envoy access to Sikh pilgrims in Lahore

New Delhi – For the second time in three months, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has been denied entry into Gurdwara Panja Sahib. This is despite Bisaria having an official permit from the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Islamabad to visit the holy place. As a protest, India on Saturday summoned Pakistan’s Deputy

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

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

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

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2017

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2017: Celebrating the Birth of the First Sikh Guru

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2017: Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhi.The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were

Arrangements completed regarding Guru Nanak marriage Anniversary

Guru Nanak marriage Anniversary. The local administration claimed to have completed all the arrangements regarding the forthcoming marriage anniversary of first Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji, popularly known as “Babe Da Viah”, which is going to celebrate onAugust 28 in this and historic  industrial city. It is to be noted that Guru Nanak Dev was

Anand Marriage Act implemented this week in Delhi

Anand Marriage Act implemented this week in Delhi: Sirsa

Members of the Sikh community in Delhi will be able to get registered under the Anand Marriage Act, as this Act has been completed for the implementation in Delhi this week.In a statement here, senior leader of SAD and Manjinder Singh Sirsa, General Secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) said that he had

Captain amarinder singh attends antim ardas of former DGP KPS Gill

Captain amarinder singh attends antim ardas of former DGP KPS Gill

Captain amarinder singh attends antim ardas of former DGP KPS Gill. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh Saturday attended Bhog and Antim Ardas of former Punjab DGP KPS Gill in Delhi. Former Punjab Minister and firebrand BJP leader Laxmi Kanta Chawla was among others attended Bhog and Antim Ardas of DGP Gill.Amarinder had specially visited