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Railway constable held for rape


September 6th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A 21-year-old woman was sexually harassed here by a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable who has been arrested, said police Wednesday.The incident took place Tuesday ... Read more...

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Sikh panel guides families in coping with shooting trauma


August 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Sikh organisations have created a handy guide to help families cope with violence and disaster and Sikh parents to counsel children through the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Worshippers return to Wisconsin gurdwara


August 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A week after a gunman killed six people in a Wisconsin gurdwara, mourners streamed into its prayer hall, bowing before the Holy Book, the Guru ... Read more...

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Sikh Americans show solidarity after gurdwara tragedy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Deeply shocked by the killing of six Sikh worshipers in a gurdwara in Milwaukee, the anguished community has sought concrete action to ensure that ... Read more...

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Pay compensation to dead Sikhs, BJP tells US


August 7th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday urged the US to pay compensation to Sikhs killed by a gunman in a gurdwara in Winconsin."The injured ... Read more...

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India in touch with US over gurudwara killing (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) India has termed as "shocking" and "deplorable" the shooting in a gurudwara in Wisconsin Sunday in which six people were killed and said it ... Read more...

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India in touch with US government over shooting


August 6th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian government Monday termed as "shocking" and "deplorable" the shooting incident in a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin in which a gunman shot dead six ... Read more...

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Pakistani who polished shoes in India sacked (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) A Pakistani official who sought to create inter-faith harmony by serving devotees in Sikh temples in Pakistan and India has lost his job.Mohammad Khursheed Khan, a ... 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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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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Pakistani law officer pays quiet visit to Delhi gurdwara


March 26th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Khurshid Khan paid a quiet visit to one of Delhi's famous gurdwaras, leaving officials of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management ... Read more...

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Sikhs around the world celebrate Sikh Environment Day


March 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) As many as 1007 Sikh institutions and gurdwaras around the world celebrated March 14, the day nature and animal lover Guru Har Rai became the seventh ... Read more...

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Attempt to usurp Pakistani gurdwara foiled


February 26th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) An attempt to occupy an 18th century gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province has been foiled, a media report said Sunday.The police stepped in when a ... Read more...

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Railways to launch train for Sikh shrines


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Eyeing to tap the large number of domestic and foreign tourists interested in Sikh shrines, the Indian railways will shortly launch a special train for ... Read more...

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Punjab: where politics and religion mix well (Punjab Newsletter)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) In a country where secularism is enshrined in the constitution, mixing religion with politics may be a big no-no for many political parties. But, in ... Read more...

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Sehajdhari Sikhs want cancellation of SGPC poll


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed a 2003 notification of the central government barring Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Quashing an October 2003 central government notification, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday allowed voting rights to Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs in elections to ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay Sep 18 SGPC poll


September 6th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday refused a plea of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation to stay the Sep 18 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SPGC) ... Read more...

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Congress opposes move to summon PM to Akal Takht


September 5th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday opposed the idea of the Sikh clergy to summon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the Akal Takht in ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases agenda for gurdwara panel poll


August 20th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Saturday released its agenda for the next month's Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) poll calling for the supremacy of ... Read more...

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Armed with swords, Sikhs guard British gurdwaras (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) More than 700 Sikhs armed with swords and hockey sticks have been guarding their gurdwaras in Britain amid unending unrest, media reports said Wednesday.The Sikh men ... Read more...

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It was scary, says Sikh leader in Britain


August 10th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Recalling a terrifying night of plunder, a Sikh community leader in a British town says, "It was scary"."The rioting started yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon and shops ... Read more...

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Gurdwara committee polls slated for Sep 18


July 28th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) After a delay of many months, the union home ministry has given its go-ahead for holding on Sep 18 the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Sikh rally at UN for Bhullar’s clemency


July 26th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 26 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs held a rally at the UN headquarters here to seek the world body's pressure on India to stop execution of Devenderpal ... Read more...

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Sincerity needed in Pakistan-India dialogue: Gilani


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has underlined the need for addressing core issues with sincerity under the resumed dialogue process with India.Talking to a ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM says he is touched by spirit of Sikhs


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 3 (IANS) Three new gurdwaras will come up in Malaysia on plots of land allotted by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak who says he is "touched by ... Read more...

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Tamils, Punjabis celebrate festivals in Malaysia


April 14th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, April 14 (IANS) Tamils and Punjabis settled in Malaysia Thursday celebrated the Tamil New Year and Vaisakhi Thursday.The Punjabi community, estimated at over 100,000, have begun the customary ... Read more...

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Conman posing as Babbar Khalsa militant arrested


December 13th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A conman, posing as a member of the Sikh extremist group Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) to extort money from gurdwaras in the capital, was arrested by ... Read more...

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Punjab villagers follow bizarre drill - to let army destroy munitions


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Kalewal (Punjab), Dec 2 (IANS) Each day, over 735 people in two Punjab villages follow a bizarre routine. Rounding up their 2,500 animals, they vacate their homes early morning and ... Read more...

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SGPC sends first Sikh jatha to Bangladesh


November 29th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Nov.29 (ANI): To ensure the proper maintainance of Sikh shrines in Bangladesh, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday flagged off a Sikh delegation to that country.During this maiden visit, ... Read more...

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Sikh delegation meets Pak PM in Lahore, takes up flexible visa issue demand


November 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): A Sikh delegation comprising leaders of various jathas met Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Lahore during the birthday anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, ... Read more...

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People’s resolve and resilience more powerful than terrorists: Clinton


November 25th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Saying that the "resolve and resilience" of the people is more powerful than terrorist guns and bombs, the United States Thursday assured that it stands ... Read more...

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Indian Army’s munitions disposal to take three months


November 22nd, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) An Indian Army operation to dispose off 17,000 pieces of scrap ammunition of unknown origin weighing some 50 tonnes begun earlier this month will last three months, an ... Read more...

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Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary celebrated with fervour (Lead)


November 21st, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Golden Temple complex in Amritsar Sunday shimmered with tens of hundreds of lights put up to decorate the holiest of Sikh shrines to mark Gurpurab, the 541st ... Read more...

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Punjab celebrates Gurpurab


November 21st, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Golden Temple complex in Amritsar shimmered in zillions of lights Sunday put up to decorate the holiest of Sikh shrines to mark 'Gurpurab', the birth anniversary of ... Read more...

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