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Despite two peaceful summers, peace is fragile in Kashmir (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two weeks, street protests against an anti-Islam video have erupted at many places in Kashmir. Though by far and large peaceful, the ... Read more...

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Can’t make commercial films: ‘Anhey Ghorey…’ director


August 25th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjabi film director Gurvinder Singh, who received a National award for his debut film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" ("Alms for the Blind Horse"), says he ... Read more...

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Arjun wanted Sonia as PM after Indira’s killing?


July 7th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The late Congress leader Arjun Singh wanted Sonia Gandhi to be made the prime minister after Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984, veteran journalist ... 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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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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(After 2)Mamata’s patriotic song becomes swansong for ex-servicemen


September 18th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Former railway minister Mamata Bannerjee's patriotic song for the country's armed forces and promise of railway jobs for ex-servicemen became quite a hook for many ... Read more...

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Radical Sikh groups call for Punjab shutdown Nov 3


October 28th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) The Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), a joint forum of radical Sikh groups, Thursday sought state wide support to its call for Punjab shut down Nov 3 to highlight ... Read more...

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Recent Sikh history: An inside story (IANS Book Review)


June 17th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Anand Book: "1984: Lessons From History", Author: Harminder Kaur; Publisher: Corporate Vision, Price: Rs.595; Pages: 245India witnessed a spate of inter-linked tragic events in the year 1984 - Operation Bluestar and ... Read more...

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Badal assures anti-Sikh riots’ victims of help


December 24th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has assured the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the state of all government assistance, as also allotment of vending booths ... Read more...

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Bhindranwale posters not vitiating Punjab atmosphere: DGP


December 1st, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) Punjab's Director General of Police (DGP) P.S. Gill Tuesday said that the sale and use of posters of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, the man who spearheaded the movement for ... Read more...

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‘Father didn’t kill Indira Gandhi to make Sikhs happy’ (25 years after Indira Gandhi’s assassination)


October 31st, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Twenty-five years after Beant Singh emptied his revolver into then prime minister Indira Gandhi, the assassin's son says his father didn't do it to appease anyone ... Read more...

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Operation Bluestar did not go as planned: P.C. Alexander (25 years after Indira Gandhi’s assassination)


October 29th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Indira Gandhi decided to send the army to the Golden Temple in 1984 as a last resort and only after getting repeated assurances from ... Read more...

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Inside the Golden Temple, life moves on (25 years after Indira Gandhi’s assasination)


October 27th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By P.P.S. Gill It has been 25 years since prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated Oct 31, 1984 perhaps, as a consequence of Operation Bluestar at Amritsar's Golden Temple four months earlier. Events ... Read more...

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New generation of Sikhs lives with scars (25 years after Indira Gandhi’s assassination)


October 26th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman and Richa Sharma New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Amandeep Kaur clearly recounts that horrific phase when, with all the men folk in her family killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, ... Read more...

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25 years later: Sikhs have neither forgotten nor forgiven Indira Gandhi


October 25th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh/Amritsar, Oct 25 (IANS) In June 1984, when then prime minister Indira Gandhi ordered the Indian Army to storm the Golden Temple complex, home to the holiest Sikh shrine ... Read more...

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Subdued events mark 25 years of Operation Bluestar


June 6th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) The 25th anniversary of Operation Bluestar by the Indian Army at the Golden Temple complex here, which houses the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandar Sahib, remained a subdued ... Read more...

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Operation Bluestar: Canadian Sikhs say they have moved on


June 6th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 6 (IANS) Though they still carry the emotional trauma of the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple in Amrtisar, the Sikh community in Canada says it ... Read more...

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‘Khalistan’ hardliners today believe in democratic means (June 6 is 25th anniversary of Operation Bluestar)


June 6th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) Some are businessmen, some are social activists, and one even a homeopath. Ideologues of 'Khalistan', many of whom had taken up arms at the peak of ... Read more...

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Once a killer, now a healer


June 5th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Parminder Singh Bariana Gurdaspur (Punjab), June 5 (IANS) For years his name spelt terror across Punjab as he spearheaded a merciless and violent movement for a separate Sikh state. ... Read more...

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Operation Bluestar: Chronology of events (To go with - Scars of Operation Bluestar remain - 25 years later)


June 5th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), June 5 (IANS) Chronology of events before, during and after Operation Bluestar, the codename for the Indian Army's assault on the Golden Temple complex in June 1984: April 13, 1978: ... Read more...

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Scars of Operation Bluestar remain - 25 years later


June 5th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Although the Sikhs have moved on, with one of them now ruling India, there is no forgetting Operation Bluestar, the 1984 military assault on the ... Read more...

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A journalist recalls the horror of Operation Bluestar (Lead)


June 5th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A quarter century later, a journalist who covered the Indian Army operation to flush out Sikh militants from the Golden Temple in Amritsar still remembers ... Read more...

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‘I was not Sikh but damage to Akal Takht horrified me’


June 5th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A quarter of a century has passed since Operation Bluestar, the Indian Army operation in the Golden Temple that not only killed hundreds of Sikhs ... Read more...

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Operation Bluestar: Eyes gone but soldier has no regrets


June 4th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Parminder Singh Bariana Hoshiarpur (Punjab), June 4 (IANS) The last time the former soldier saw military action was when the army launched its assault on the Golden Temple complex ... Read more...

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‘Bluestar’ will remain etched in the Sikh psyche for generations (Comment)


June 4th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently asked the Sikhs to move on with the cataclysmic events of 1984. Though the comment of the country's first Sikh prime minister were in ... Read more...

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Radical Sikh group takes out ‘genocide remembrance march’ in Amritsar


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, June 3(ANI): Sikh radicals on Wednesday took out a 'genocide remembrance march' in Amritsar to mark the start of events linked to the 25th anniversary of 'Bluestar' the military operation.The focus ... Read more...

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Remembering Operation Bluestar, Sikh radicals march in Amritsar (With Images)


June 3rd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 3 (IANS) Sikh radical leaders and their supporters Wednesday took out a procession through this city to mark 25 years of the start of the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar ... Read more...

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Sikh radicals to hold ‘genocide march’ in Amritsar (Lead)


June 2nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 2 (IANS) Sikh radical leaders will hold a "genocide remembrance march" in this Punjab city Wednesday to mark the start of events linked to the 25th anniversary of the Indian ... Read more...

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Radical Sikhs to take out ‘genocide march’ in Amritsar


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 2 (IANS) Sikh radical leaders will take out a "genocide remembrance march" in this Punjab city Wednesday to mark the start of events linked to the 25th anniversary of the ... Read more...

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25 years after death, Bhindranwale lives through posters, stickers


May 26th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-five years after he was killed in an army operation on the Golden Temple complex here, Sikh ideologue Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale continues to live on in ... Read more...

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Sikh radicals reject PM’s plea to forget 1984


May 24th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 24 (IANS) Rejecting the advice from the country's first Sikh prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to forget the events of 1984, radical Sikh leaders Sunday gave a call for a ... Read more...

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Sikh organisations to mark 25 years of Operation Bluestar


May 24th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, May 24 (ANI): Sikh organizations will observe the 25th anniversary of their protest against the Indian Army's storming of the Golden Temple complex in June 1984 to evict heavily armed Sikh ... Read more...

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