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Sikh pilgrims visit Pakistan


November 9th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) About 8,000 Sikh pilgrims from all over the world have congregated in Pakistan's Punjab province to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.The three-day celebrations began ... Read more...

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3,000 Indian Sikhs to visit Pakistan


April 11th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, April 11 (IANS) Over 3,000 Sikhs from India will arrive in Pakistan on special trains to celebrate Baisakhi, a media report said Monday.The Indian Sikhs will visit Gurdwara Punja ... Read more...

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To counter hatred, Sikh crafts replicas of global shrines


April 9th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 9 (IANS) Shaken by the 1984 riots against his community, a 62-year-old Sikh artist has been trying to bring people of different faiths under one roof. ... Read more...

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Sikhs appeal to Pak to ease visa norms for pilgrims


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar.3 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) has urged the Pakistan Government to liberalize visa norms for Indian pilgrims visiting Nankana Sahib, a holy Sikh shrine there.SGPC President Avtar Singh ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman withdraws bill for blasphemy law amendment


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Former cabinet minister and member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sherry Rehman has withdrawn a bill tabled in the national assembly proposing amendments in the ... Read more...

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Pak must knock sense into people who ‘mollycoddle the intolerant’: Daily Times


November 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 29(ANI): The sentencing of a Christian woman to death for blasphemy in Pakistan is not just gaining momentum, it is leaving a torrent of controversy in its wake, where ... Read more...

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I just want my mom, pleads daughter of woman sentenced to death


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 22 (IANS) The 10-year-old disabled daughter of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman who has been awarded death sentence in a blasphemy case in Pakistan, breaks into tears and says she ... 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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Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary celebrated in Pakistan


November 21st, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Over 15,000 Sikh pilgrims from Pakistan, India, Canada and other parts of the world Sunday celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, ... Read more...

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Delay in acquisition of land for proposed Guru Nanak Dev University in Pakistan


November 20th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Nov. 20 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has so far not been able to acquire the land for Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) project, delaying the project ... Read more...

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Sikh pilgrims’ tents in Pakistan catches fire; no casualties


November 20th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) At least 20 tents of Sikh pilgrims were burnt to ashes in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib city where they had gone to participate in the 542nd birth ... Read more...

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4,000 Sikhs reach Pakistan for Nanak’s birth anniversary


November 19th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Over 4,000 Sikh pilgrims reached Pakistan by special trains through the Wagah border Friday to attend the 541st birth anniversary celebrations Nov 21 of Guru Nanak, ... Read more...

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1200 Indian Sikh pilgrims to celebrate 541st Guru Nanak birth anniversary in Pak


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Nov.19 (ANI): About 1200 Indian Sikh pilgrims have left for Pakistan to attend the 541st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first spiritual leader of the Sikh Community, ... Read more...

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Pope wants Pak-Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy released


November 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Vatican City, Nov 18 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has called for the release of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman in Pakistan facing the death sentence awarded by a court in the Nankana ... Read more...

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Jinnah Institute blasts Pak-Christian woman’s shocking death sentence for ‘blasphemy’


November 17th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 17 (ANI): The Jinnah Institute in Pakistan has expressed its shock and dismay at the death sentence awarded to Aasia Bibi, a Christian lady and mother of five, by a ... Read more...

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Pakistan Gurdwara invitation for Guru Nanak Dev 541st birth anniversary


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Oct. 22 (ANI): To mark the 541st Birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (PSGPC) is celebrating the occasion at Guru Nanak Dev's ... Read more...

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Pak PM to lay foundation stone of Sikh University at Nankana Sahib


March 6th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, March 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will lay the foundation stone of the Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) next month at ... Read more...

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Gilani to lay foundation stone of Sikh University at Nankana Sahib


March 6th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, March 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani will lay the foundation stone of the Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) next month at ... Read more...

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Badal invited to Pakistan for setting up of Nanak varsity


November 22nd, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been invited to Pakistan for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Guru Nanak Dev University being set up by the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Gilani assures liberal Visa formalities for Sikh pilgrimage


November 5th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi. Nov. 5, (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has assured the Sikh diaspora liberal visa formalities enabling them to visit and pay obeisance at ... Read more...

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1,500 devotees leave for Pakistan for Gurpurab


November 1st, 2009 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite the recent advice by the union home ministry asking Indian nationals to avoid travelling to Pakistan in view of the security situation there, a contingent of nearly ... Read more...

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First Sikh youth completes training as Pakistan Rangers officer


October 12th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.12 (ANI): Pakistan Rangers first Sikh sub-inspector, Amarjeet Singh, has completed his training from the Pakistan Rangers Academy in Mandi Bahauddin, and is ready to take charge.Singh, who belongs to Punjab's ... Read more...

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Pak announces governing body of Baba Guru Nanak International University


August 28th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar. Aug.28 (ANI): In a step to give shape to a proposed Baba Guru Nanak International University (BGNIU) the Government of Pakistan has announced the name of its members of the ... Read more...

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India asks Pak to provide more security for Friendship Bus Service


May 11th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 11 (ANI): India has written a letter to Pakistan's Interior Ministry to complain about insufficient security measures for the Indo-Pak Friendship Bus Service.The Interior Ministry has decided to enhance ... Read more...

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Terror fear forces Sikh pilgrims to keep away from Baisakhi celebrations


April 12th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.12 (ANI): The recent spate of terror attacks in Pakistan has triggered fear among Sikhs pilgrims, which was evident from the sharp decline in number of people arriving at the Wagah ... Read more...

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Punj-a-aab service should continue between India, Pak


March 6th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar Mar 6 (ANI): Describing the militant attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore as "unfortunate" and condemning the evil designs of terrorists, passengers of the Amritsar-Nankana bus ... Read more...

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Pakistani Sikh parents demand separate Gurumukhi school for their kids


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 23 (ANI): A recent newspaper survey in Pakistan has revealed that over 25 lakh Sikh school children are not being taught their religious language, Gurmukhi. The Sikh families complained ... Read more...

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Bus, train to Lahore finds few takers from Amritsar


December 28th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 28 (IANS) Very few passengers from India are boarding the bus service from here to Lahore and Nankana Sahib in Pakistan and the numbers are likely to go down further ... Read more...

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Pak considers opening of a visa section in Amritsar


November 15th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 15 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that Ministry of Foreign Affairs would examine a proposal by Sikh pilgrims to open a visa section at ... Read more...

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Chief minister cleans shoes, utensils as Punjab celebrates Gurpurab (Lead, changing dateline)


November 13th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Nov 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday cleaned shoes and utensils at the Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in the Sikh holy city of Amritsar ... Read more...

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Gurpurab festivities begin across Punjab


November 13th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Nov 13 (IANS) Celebrations to mark Gurpurab - the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev - began in Punjab Thursday morning with thousands of devotees paying obeisance ... Read more...

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Cross-border love: Indian girl returns from Pakistan with harrowing tales


July 12th, 2008 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 12 (IANS) A young Indian woman, who met the man of her dreams from Pakistan online five years ago, married him and lived there, has come back to India with ... Read more...

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Lahoris who marry Lahoris more prone to wedded bliss!


July 7th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 7 (ANI): Fresh data of family cases (seeking divorce, dissolution of marriage, maintenance etc.) awaiting adjudication in Lahores family courts has revealed that both the life partners belonging to ... Read more...

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Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwaras in Pakistan


April 11th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Amritsar, Apr 11 (ANI): Over a thousand Sikhs have begun a pilgrimage to gurdwaras in Pakistan, ahead of Baisakhi, the Sikh New Year. The three-day programme will commence on Saturday by three ... Read more...

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Amritsar-Lahore bus service likely to be stopped


February 17th, 2008 - 10:44 am ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb.17 (ANI): Pakistan and India are considering stopping Amritsar-Lahore Bus Service and reduction in the number of Nankana-Amritsar bus service as the service has been going into losses for the last ... Read more...

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