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McDonald’s opens a vegetarian restaurant in India


September 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amritsar, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The MacDonald’s company made an announcement of Tuesday that, it would be opening a few vegetarian restaurants in India aiming to have a come back in the ... Read more...

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A walk into Jallianwala Bagh on 66th Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 15 (IANS) It's been over 90 years since British troops led by Brigadier Reginald Dyer fired at unarmed Indian protestors at the Jallianwala Bagh here. But walking through ... Read more...

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Pakistani official sacked after polishing shoes in India


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Mohammad Khursheed Khan, a deputy attorney general in Peshawar, who aimed at creating inter-faith harmony by polishing shoes of worshippers at different temples and gurdwaras in ... Read more...

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Surjeet met by children, to meet wife later


June 28th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Shutterbugs were waiting to capture the moment when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh would meet his wife after a gap of over three decades that he ... Read more...

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Punjab at crossroads: Sikh clergy gives in to radical rhetoric (Punjab Newsletter)


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Once touted as the most progressive state in the country, Punjab is today at a crossroads. The contradictory actions of the state's leadership, especially the ... Read more...

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Travel agent forges MP’s signature, held in Delhi


June 7th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) A travel agent was arrested here Thursday for forging the signature of Bharatiya Janata Party MP Syed Shahnawaz Hussain to get a railway ticket ... Read more...

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Pro-Khalistan slogans raised in Golden Temple complex


June 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) Defying directions from the head of the Akal Takht, pro-Khalistan slogans were raised Wednesday by a handful of people during the function to mark the 28th ... Read more...

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Amarinder opposes Operation Bluestar memorial


June 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday opposed the setting up of a memorial to those killed in the Operation Bluestar inside the Golden ... Read more...

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Dal Khalsa releases Operation Bluestar directory


June 5th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa Tuesday released a directory of the people who died during the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex in ... Read more...

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Sikh clergy lays foundation stone of Operation Bluestar memorial


May 20th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) To remember those killed in the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar inside the Golden Temple complex in 1984, the Sikh clergy Sunday laid the foundation stone for ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s gets a Golden Temple


May 5th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 5 (IANS) A two-day ceremony to unveil Gujarat's first ever Golden Temple began Saturday in Bhavnagar.The main function will be held Sunday at Gopinathji Dev Mandir, popularly known ... Read more...

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Punjab cabinet prays at Amritsar shrines


March 16th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 16 (IANS) Led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the entire Punjab cabinet Friday offered prayers at religious shrines in this Sikh holy city, including the holiest ... Read more...

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Tusshar’s maiden visit to Golden Temple (Movie Snippets)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Actor Tusshar Kapoor, who has turned co-producer with "Chaar Din Ki Chandni", has paid his maiden visit to Amritsar's Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine."Just visited the ... Read more...

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Sikh group hires lobbyist to educate US media


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) A US Sikh community group has hired a lobbying firm to educate the American media about the true identity, image and message of Sikhism in the ... Read more...

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Rushdie affair: Wimpish government fails to stop bigots (Comment)


January 28th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
There was much less of a furore when "The Satanic Verses" was banned in 1988. Some major newspapers even approved of it. The probable reason for endorsing what would now be ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks apology from Jay Leno for Golden Temple remark


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid growing protest from the Sikh community against US chat show host Jay Leno for his remarks on the holiest of Sikh shrines - the Golden ... Read more...

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India, US Sikh group object to Golden Temple comments


January 25th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) As India officially took up the issue of popular TV show host Jay Leno's objectionable depiction of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, a US based Sikh ... Read more...

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Jay Leno being criticized for his comments on India’s Golden Temple


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mumbai, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indian authorities have taken strong exception to the comments of American comedian Jay Leno on one of the holiest sites in the country, the Golden Temple.In a ... Read more...

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PM prays at Golden Temple, faces black flags (Third Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by praying at the Golden Temple here while Anna Hazare supporters waved black flags and shouted ... Read more...

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Black flags should be shown to BJP: Congress


January 1st, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The prime minister being shown black flags by Anna Hazare's supporters in Amritsar was an "unfortunate incident", the Congress said Sunday, adding that people ... Read more...

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PM begins New Year with prayers, showed black flags in Amritsar (Second Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by offering prayers at the Golden Temple here but had to face black flags and slogans ... Read more...

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PM begins new year with prayers at Golden Temple (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by offering prayers at Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, popularly known as the Golden ... Read more...

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PM offers prayers at Golden Temple on New Year


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived at the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, early Sunday to offer prayers on the ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Amritsar; to pray at Golden Temple Sunday (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this Sikh holy city Saturday evening and will be offering prayers at the Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh ... Read more...

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Message to the nation from PM today (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will deliver a message to the nation later Saturday, a prime minister's aide said.He will however not address the nation. ... Read more...

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Badal conferred highest Sikh title, radicals cry foul


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was Monday bestowed the "Panth Rattan Fakhr-e-Qaum (Jewel of the religion, pride of the community)" title by the Sikh clergy ... Read more...

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In poll heat, Punjab lingo hots up too (Punjab Newsletter)


November 20th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Winter is setting in, but the political climate in Punjab is heating up in the run-up to the state assembly elections likely in February-March next year. ... Read more...

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Amritsar joins pilgrim cities’ pledge to go green


November 7th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only member from South Asia, has pledged to take a ... Read more...

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Badal to inaugurate Khalsa centre


November 4th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his inability to inaugurate the Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC) complex in Anandpur Sahib, the Punjab government Friday announced that ... Read more...

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Ayodhya demolition behind 1993 Mumbai blasts, apex court told


November 1st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Tuesday that the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts were linked to the demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid Dec 6, 1992 ... Read more...

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Obama lights diya to celebrate Diwali at White House


October 29th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Highlighting the universal message of Diwali of "victory of light over darkness, hope over despair", US President Barack Obama lit a traditional diya to celebrate ... Read more...

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Fewer fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, will see fewer fireworks this Diwali -- out of concern for the environment.Environment activists and the Punjab Pollution Control ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate Sikh heritage site


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the landmark Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC), touted as a landmark monument of Sikhism, at Anandpur Sahib town in Punjab ... Read more...

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PM likely to inaugurate Sikh monument next month


October 8th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) It has missed a number of completion deadlines, but the Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) in Punjab, touted as a landmark monument of Sikhism, will finally ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Punjab formulate cultural policy


September 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Unesco will help the Punjab government formulate its cultural and heritage policy, an official said Tuesday.There is great potential to highlight the cultural heritage of Punjab, ... Read more...

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