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IAS officer suspended in Punjab over land deal


May 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday ordered suspension of a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and five revenue department officials in connection with a controversial land deal ... Read more...

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Teaching a lesson to the Badal government (Punjab Newsletter)


December 9th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Self-immolation, jumping from 90-foot-high water tanks and getting involved in slapgate may not be the lessons that teachers in Punjab are supposed to give to school ... Read more...

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520,000 pilgrims already - Amarnath set for a record


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Just three weeks into the annual Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, the number of pilgrims visiting the cave shrine is heading for a record ... Read more...

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24th Australian Sikh Games begins in Adelaide


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAdelaide, Apr 22 (ANI): The Premier of South Australia, Mike Rann, declared open the 24th Australian Sikh Games here on Friday.The President of the Sikh Games Association, Mohanvir Singh, ... Read more...

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Australian Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi in Sydney


April 17th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSydney, Apr.17 (ANI): Members of the Sikh community celebrated the festival of Baisakhi here on Sunday with gaiety and fervor.The festival marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year ... Read more...

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Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee formed


April 16th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSydney, Apr 16(ANI): The Sikhs in Australia have decided to set up a separate Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (ASGPC) on the pattern of American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee.The ... Read more...

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Now, watch India-Sri Lanka final in multiplexes


April 1st, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Want to watch the cricket World Cup final on a big screen with family, friends and refreshments? The owners of multiplex chains across the country ... Read more...

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AGPC delegation meets US authorities over Hondh-Chillar killing


March 9th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): A high level delegation of American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) met US State Department officials and discussed with them the human rights issue of ... Read more...

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Sikh bodies ask Govt to include Kartarpur Corridor in Indo-Pak talks


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur, Punjab), Mar. 3 (ANI): Leaders of several Sikh bodies, who gathered here along with Sikh devotees, have urged the Indian Government to include the issue of providing safe ... 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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Sikh bodies divided over change in Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom date


November 24th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Nov.24 (ANI): Representative institutions of the Sikh community are divided over a move by the Akal Takht to change the original date of the day Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh ... 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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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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Rathore walks out of jail, smiling


November 12th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 12 (IANS) After spending less then six months of his 18-month sentence for molestation in Burail Jail here, former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore Friday walked out of the prison, ... 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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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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Sikh Diaspora condemns Florida pastor threat to burn holy Quran


September 11th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Sep. 11 (ANI): Even as the Florida pastor has reportedly called off his plans of a bonfire of Qurans, the threat for such an act has ... Read more...

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Sikh diaspora meets US Vice President Biden


July 13th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, July 13 (ANI): A high level delegation of American Sikh leaders has appealed to US Vice President Joe Biden to take up Sikh related issues with other countries.Since the 9/11 ... Read more...

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High uranium level detected in hair samples test in Punjab


June 16th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Faridkot (Punjab), June 16 (ANI): The tests conducted on the hair samples of 150 neurologically disabled children in Punjab's Faridkot District have revealed high levels of Uranium and other harmful chemicals."Approximately ... Read more...

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Drug addiction, a curse for youth in border areas of Punjab


May 4th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinTarn Taran (ANI), May 4: The problem of drug addiction is steadily assuming alarming proportions in Punjab's border areas which include many villages adjoining Pakistan.Several youth, who were expected ... 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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American Sikhs approach US to ensure Pak-Sikhs’ safety


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, March 2 (ANI): Concerned over the atrocities being perpetrated by Taliban upon Sikhs living in Peshawar and the tribal areas of the North West Front Province ... Read more...

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Curfew partially relaxed in Punjab town after Christ row


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Batala (Punjab), Feb 22 (IANS) Curfew was partially relaxed in this Punjab town Monday after violence broke out Saturday over the publication of a poster depicting Jesus Christ in an objectionable manner, ... Read more...

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Curfew in Punjab town, anti-Christ poster makers held (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Batala, Feb 21 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday claimed to have arrested the culprits behind the publication of a poster depicting Jesus Christ in an objectionable manner, which sparked violence in this ... Read more...

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Sikh Diaspora objects as SGPC makes changes in NanakShahi Calendar


January 11th, 2010 - 11:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Jan.11 (ANI): Heads of various Gurdwaras situated in the United States and Canada have expressed their resentment over the changes made in the NanakShahi Calendar, the only Sikh ... 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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Land attached to Sikhs Shrines sold at throwaway prices in Pakistan


October 4th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar October 4 (ANI): The Sikh Diaspora on Sunday raised a hue and cry over the alleged sale of land attached to Sikh Shrines in Pakistan.According to reports, the ... 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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Sikh leaders perform Akhand Path on Blue Star anniversary


June 6th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, June 6 (ANI): Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar and some Sikh leaders gathered at the Akal Takht on Saturday to perform the ... Read more...

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Sikh diaspora condemns violence and appeals for peace


May 27th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, May 27 (ANI): Sikh leaders and diaspora across world have condemned the violence in Vienna and in Punjab.Talking from San Francisco, Dr. Pritpal Singh, the convener of the ... Read more...

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Sikh groups to observe 25 years of Operation Blue Star (Re-issued with Corrections)


May 24th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, May 24 (ANI): Various Sikh organisations have decided to observe the 25 years of Operation Blue Star as the Martyrs' Day in first week of June in remembrance of the ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian Congress elects its first Sikh leader after 34 years


May 21st, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kangar (Malaysia), May 21 (ANI): For the first time in 34 years, a Sikh has been elected to a top post in the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC).Pritpal Singh was elected deputy ... Read more...

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Fake visa racket busted in Delhi


May 9th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A fake visa racket has been busted in the capital with the arrest of two people who forged foreign visas and passports for Afghan nationals, Delhi Police ... Read more...

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