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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

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

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

SAD condemns chapters deletion of Sikh Gurus from Class XII history book

SAD condemns chapters deletion of Sikh Gurus from Class XII history book

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday demanded a high level probe and stern action against the officials guilty of deleting chapters related to the era of Sikh Gurus from the Class XII history book of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Former Education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, who also wrote a letter in

Expel Charanjit Singh Chadha from Panth: CKD ex-secy

Amritsar : – Charanjit Singh Chadha was removed after an objectionable video went viral featuring him with a woman school principal. Chadha, however, termed the clippings as “concocted” with a motive to tarnish his image in the society. Meanwhile, the principal shown in the video, filed a police complaint accusing Chadha of forcing her to do

Britain's first woman Sikh MP appointed shadow minister

Britain’s first woman Sikh MP appointed shadow minister

Britain’s first woman Sikh MP appointed shadow minister LONDON: Preet Kaur Gill, Britain’s first woman Sikh MP has been elevated to the Shadow Cabinet by the Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Shadow Cabinet is the team of senior parliamentarians chosen by the Leader of the Opposition to mirror the Cabinet in Government. Each member

'84 Sikh Riots' case hearing

’84 Sikh Riots’ case hearing in Supreme Court

84 Sikh Riots case hearing in Supreme Court. Constituted Committee will present report on cases closed by the SIT. Committee was formed to reopen closed cases.The Supreme Court had adjourned the hearing in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases till 6th December, 2017. The SIT had been constituted by the Union Home Ministry in February

British Sikh boy

British-Sikh boy banned from wearing kara to school

British Sikh boy: A primary school in the UK has come under fire for banning an eight-year-old British Sikh pupil from wearing his Kara to school because it breaches the uniform policy. Kaiden Singh, who has worn his Sikh religious bangle since birth, was asked to remove it after he started at his new school,

Singapore Sikh referee

Singaporean Sikh referee subjected to racial abuse by netizens

Aug 3, A 33-year-old Singapore Sikh referee was allegedly subjected to racial abuse on social media after a football match here, prompting an anti-discrimination organisation to launch an investigation. The probe was launched by UK-based organisation Kick It Out after Sukhbir Singh had made some controversial decisions while officiating last Saturdays International Champions Cup (ICC)

DSGMC honors Sikh UK MP

DSGMC honors first Sikh UK MP

DSGMC honors Sikh UK MP. London / Delhi-Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee of Delhi honored the first Sikh Member of Parliament, Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi. Dhesi reached Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib and he was honored with shawl, kirpans and religious books by Akali Parliament Member Balwinder Singh Bhunder, General Secretary of the committee Manjinder Singh Sirsa and