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Obama’s always welcome to Golden Temple: Sikh leaders (Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Barack Obama's proposed visit next month to this Sikh holy city is off his itinerary, but Sikh religious leaders here say that the doors of the shrine ... Read more...

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Perturbed Sikh diaspora request Obama not to call off Amritsar visit


October 20th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Oct.20 (ANI): Perturbed over media reports regarding cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple), the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body ... Read more...

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‘Headgear issue will be sorted out for Obama’s Golden Temple visit’


October 19th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's proposed visit to the Golden Temple seems to have run into trouble over the issue of what headgear he would wear to enter ... Read more...

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Obama wearing a cap for Golden Temple visit is no issue: SGPC


October 19th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Oct.19 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body of the Sikhs, has said that it would have no objection to US President Barack Obama wearing a cap ... Read more...

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Obama to visit Golden Temple, college in Amritsar


October 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 15 (IANS) When US President Barack Obama lands in India next month, his itinerary will include a visit to the Golden Temple here, the holiest Sikh shrine. This is ... Read more...

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‘Dus Tola’ is very rare in our time, says Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai


September 24th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaikh SharikMumbai, Sep. 24 (ANI): Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai said his forthcoming film 'Dus Tola' is very rare in our time, as the film was unveiled here recently.Directed by debutant ... Read more...

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Punjab brick kiln owners demand review of Bonded Labor Act


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep. 22 (ANI): Agitated over a rapidly increasing influence of mafia in the labour community and their misuse of the Bonded Labor Act, the Brick Kiln owners of ... Read more...

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Obama security team visits Amritsar (Lead)


September 16th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 16 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, an American team has surveyed various sites in Amritsar in Punjab. "A six-member team inspected tourist spots, ... Read more...

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Haryana Sikh leader, 45 others sent to judicial custody


September 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 16 (IANS) A local court here Thursday sent Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda and 45 other Sikh protesters, who were arrested by in Haryana's Kurukshetra district, to 14 days' ... Read more...

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Obama’s security team visits Amritsar


September 16th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), Sep 16 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, a special US team Wednesday conducted a security survey in Punjab's Amritsar district, police said. "A ... Read more...

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Obama’s upcoming visit to Golden Temple will boost Sikhs image: Diaspora


September 16th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep. 15 (ANI): Hailing the scheduled visit of United States President Barack Obama to the holy Golden Temple in Amritsar city of Punjab, the Sikh Diaspora has ... Read more...

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Haryana SGPC chief held as a preventive measure


September 15th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 15 (IANS) Two people, including Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda who set a deadline to take over control of Sikh shrines in Haryana, were Wednesday arrested to maintain law ... Read more...

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Manoj Bajpai Turns Goldsmith For Dus Tola


September 14th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Versatile actor Manoj Bajpai is known for acting in serious and offbeat films in unconventional roles. However, the actor is now trying his hands at a ... Read more...

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Manoj Bajpai turns goldsmith for next film (Film Snippets)


September 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai will be seen playing the role of a goldsmith in quirky new comedy "Dus Tola", inspired by folk tales. "Dus Tola" tells the story ... Read more...

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Security stepped up around Haryana gurdwaras


September 13th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) Security around major gurdwaras in Haryana has been tightened after Jagdish Singh Jhinda, a Sikh leader from the state, set a Sep 15 deadline for taking ... Read more...

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SGPC to send delegation to Kashmir


August 24th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurudawara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) is to send a delegation to the Kashmir Valley to meet members of the Sikh community following anonymous letters asking them ... 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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‘Arrested Medical Council chief was guilty of misconduct’ (Lead)


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Medical Council of India chief Ketan Desai, who was arrested Thursday night, was guilty of a "conspiracy" to fraudulently give recognition to a private medical ... Read more...

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CRPF men are tired, inadequately trained: former chief


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel are tired, stressed out and not getting adequate training, its former head A.S. Gill said Wednesday, a day after ... Read more...

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SGPC installs Golden Temple replica at Wagah border


March 20th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah Border (Punjab), Mar 20 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the supreme body of the Sikhs has installed a replica of the Golden Temple at Wagah border with an aim ... Read more...

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Punjab speaker forgives Bhattal


March 11th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Punjab Assembly Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon Thursday pardoned Leader of Opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, a former chief minister who was held guilty by a house committee of breach ... 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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Beheading of Sikh in Pakistan condemned in India (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The beheading of a Sikh man in Pakistan was Monday widely condemned in India with the government being asked to put diplomatic pressure on Islamabad over ... Read more...

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SGPC, Akal Takht condemns beheading of Sikh youths by Taliban in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb.22 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest decision-making body of Sikhs has severely condemned the beheading of two Sikh youths is Peshawar, Pakistan, and has asked the ... Read more...

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SGPC, Punjab government condemn Sikh beheading in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Punjab government Monday condemned the beheading of a Sikh near Pakistan's Peshawar city and sought the central government's intervention ... Read more...

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Indian Navy inducts Mig-29K combat jets


February 19th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) In a quantum leap for its combat capabilities in the air, the India Navy Friday inducted its first batch of four Russian-built MiG-29K fighters that will ... Read more...

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Post 26/11, India turns to Russia for small weapons


February 16th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India, which has been procuring fighter aircraft and missiles worth $1.5 billion annually from Russia, is now looking to buy small weapons too - like ... Read more...

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Armed policemen to escort teams at hockey World Cup


February 14th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Armed policemen will be travelling in team buses of 12 countries participating in the World Cup hockey tournament starting here Feb 28. Pakistan and Australia ... 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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Security exercises for Commonwealth Games kick off Wednesday


February 9th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Dry runs to check the level of security preparedness, emergency response, behaviour and coordination among various agencies ahead of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games will ... Read more...

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Now online donations to Golden Temple


February 7th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Feb 7 (IANS) It's good news for those wanting to make a donation to the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, at Amritsar but unable to do so by physically coming ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil visits Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh


January 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 28 (IANS) Making his maiden visit to this Sikh holy city after taking over as Punjab's new governor, former central minister Shivraj Patil Thursday paid his respects at ... Read more...

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With music and march, BSF’s camel riders to enthral again (Feature)


January 24th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Moustachioed and fierce-looking, they will come riding camels that march with magical precision. India's border guards will regale spectators for the 35th time at ... Read more...

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India launches major offensive to net Maoist leaders


January 21st, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Thousands of paramilitary personnel have launched a crackdown to target some 50 Maoist leaders across the country in a bid to crush what is ... Read more...

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‘Delhi ATC software crashed due to overloading, glitch’


January 14th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The crash of the Air Traffic Control systems at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, leading to chaos and disrupted flight services for over two ... Read more...

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