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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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Hundreds honour US gurdwara shooting victims


August 11th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 10 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners, Sikhs and others, policemen and religious leaders, men and women gathered here Friday to pay their last respects to six worshippers ... Read more...

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From translation screens to ACs, gurdwaras go hi-tech (Feature)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The afternoon heat outside bothers none. As the gathering of the devout listens to hymns in air-conditioned comfort, the English translation of the lyrics appears on ... Read more...

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Religious twist to traffic rules has clerics fuming


December 24th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Dec 23 (IANS) Over-zealous traffic police officials in Gurgaon have raised the hackles of religious leaders after they made traffic violators swear on their respective holy books that they ... Read more...

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Guru Granth Sahib varsity VC shot at, injured


August 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Aug 1 (IANS) The vice chancellor of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU), launched in this Sikh holy city last week, was shot at and seriously ... Read more...

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SGPGC’s Sri Guru Granth Sahib university launched


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) The Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU) was launched in this Sikh holy city Monday with the first academic session being inaugurated by Chief ... Read more...

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Tamil, Sikh communities celebrate New Year in Malaysia


April 15th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 15 (ANI): The Tamil and Sikh communities in Malaysia have celebrating Varisha Pirappu (new year) and Vesakhi in their own unique style.Tamils celebrate "Kara" or the New Year ... 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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Golden Temple honors Hindu statesman


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 03 (ANI): In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was honored with a siropa on March 19 evening in Amritsar (India) in the Golden Temple complex, ... Read more...

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Yagna in Jammu to pay tribute to terror victims


November 25th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) A massive weeklong yagna, fire ritual, to pay tribute to victims of terrorism all across the country began here Thursday.Special prayers will be offered at "Sarv ... Read more...

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Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated today


November 21st, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): 'Guru Nanak Jayanti', the birthday of Guru Nanak Devji, is being celebrated today with religious zeal and gaiety across the country.President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President ... Read more...

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Babbar terrorist opposes narco-test over Pakistan links


November 19th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Parminder Singh Bariana and Alkesh Sharma Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Nov 19 (IANS) Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Makhan Singh, who is in Punjab Police custody, has strongly opposed the move to get him ... Read more...

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Birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass being celebrated in Golden Temple


October 9th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Oct 9 (ANI): Scores of devotees thronged the Golden Temple here on Saturday to take a dip in the holy pond and pay obeisance on the 476th birth anniversary of Guru ... Read more...

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President offers prayers at Golden Temple


October 6th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday arrived in this Sikh holy city and offered prayers at 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines ... Read more...

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Printing of Guru Granth Sahib allowed abroad


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Sep 22 (IANS) Sikhs living in Western countries will no longer have to wait for the supply of the Guru Granth Sahib, as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) ... Read more...

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Procession held to mark 406th ceremony of installation of Guru Granth Sahib


September 1st, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep 1 (ANI): A colourful 'Nagar Kirtan' procession was taken out by Sikhs here, to mark the 406th ceremony of the installation of their holy scripture, the Guru ... Read more...

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Four Brits held in UK over Indian Sikh’s murder


July 14th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Police in the West Midland area of Britain have arrested four men for their role in the murder of a controversial and high profile Sikh politician in ... Read more...

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Sikhs converge at Gurdwara Taran Taran Sahib for Guru Arjan Dev’s death anniversary


June 16th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Savinder SinghTaran Taran, June 15 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees on Wednesday morning converged at Tarn Taran Sahib Gurdwara near Amritsar District on the occasion of 404th martyrdom anniversary ... Read more...

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Procession to mark tercentenary of Sikh hero reaches Delhi


April 29th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The six-week-long historical procession to hail the tercentenary celebrations of Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur has arrived at New Delhi.The victory march of Baba Banda ... Read more...

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Sikh group leaves for Pakistan to mark Baisakhi with relatives


April 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, April 11 (ANI): A group of Sikhs on Sunday morning left for Pakistan to be with their relatives living in Pakistan ahead of the upcoming Baisakhi, the harvest ... Read more...

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Singing is an integral part of life, says Priyanka’s dad


April 11th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Singing was just a hobby for 60-year-old Ashok Chopra, father of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. He was pursuing it since childhood, but says now it has become ... Read more...

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Malay Sikh achieves rare feat of handwriting Granth Sahib for a fourth time


April 11th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Apr.11 (ANI): Malay Sikh Jaswant Singh Khosa has accomplished a rare feat of completing his fourth handwritten copy of the 1,430-page Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib.According to The ... Read more...

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Priyanka Launches Father’s Music Album


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 22, 2010, (Sampurn Wire):Seems like the tides have turned and its pretty lady Priyanka Chopra's turn to cheer for her father! She recently launched her father, Ashok Chopra's album. Titled ... Read more...

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Sikh community offers final prayers for two Sikhs beheaded in Pakistan


February 27th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb 27(ANI): Hundreds of Sikh community members here on Saturday offered 'Antim Ardas' (final prayers) in memory of two Sikhs youths, who were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan.The ... Read more...

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SGPC performs Akhand Paath in memory of Taliban-beheaded Sikhs


February 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Feb.25 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) the main body of the Sikhs, initiated a "Akhand Paath" (continued recitation) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy ... Read more...

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Baba Sewa Singh, a modest man working for the betterment of mankind


February 15th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb 15(ANI): Baba Sewa Singh, the recipient of the Padma Shri for 2010, the fourth highest civilian award, has not only played a pivotal role in the upkeep and maintenance of ... Read more...

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SGPC not averse to printing Guru Granth Sahib abroad


February 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Feb 14 (IANS) In what could come as a major relief for Sikhs across the world, especially non-resident Indians (NRIs), the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has said ... Read more...

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Varanasi’s Ravidassia sect shocks Sikh community


February 4th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): The establishment of the Ravidassia Sect in Varanasi last weekend has shocked the world's 23 million-strong Sikh community.Founded by a radical Sikh sect called Dera Sachkhand ... Read more...

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Golden palanquin set up in Taran Taran Gurdwara in Punjab


January 18th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinTaran Taran (Punjab), Jan.18 (ANI): Chanting verses from the Guru Granth sahib, a large number of devotees on Sunday participated in a special religious ceremony held for the installation ... Read more...

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Chief Khalsa Diwan exhibits Sikh weapons


January 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Jan 13 (ANI): The Chief Khalsa Diwan, the oldest socio-religious organization of the Sikhs, recently hosted an exhibition on the cultural heritage of Sikhs.The major attraction of the ... Read more...

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Sale of Amritsar kirpans on the rise


January 13th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Jan 13(ANI): The sale of kirpans (a ceremonial dagger or sword sported by devout Sikhs) has increased in Amritsar, as devotees and tourists have been acquiring it as ... Read more...

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Abohar’s sacred Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha


December 21st, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar SinghAbohar (Punjab), Dec 21(ANI): Situated on Fazilka road in Punjab's Abohar town is Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha that stands in testimony to a visit by Guru Nanak, the first Sikh ... Read more...

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Granth Sahib University to commence session March 2011


December 16th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Over a year after its creation was announced, the management of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Wednesday said the institution would start functioning from the March ... Read more...

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Former Akal Takht Jathedar declared guilty of religious misconduct


December 5th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar (ANI), Dec.5: Akal Takht, the highest Sikh governing body, on Saturday in an unprecedented step of declaring former Jathedar of Akal Takht Prof. Darshan Singh Ragi a ... Read more...

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Kabir to inspire hearts in Nepal


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 2 (IANS) He was thought to have been born a Muslim and yet his songs are part of the Guru Granth sahib, the sacred text of Sikhs. A weaver by ... Read more...

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