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Sonia meets Karnataka sect leader, party workers


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, in a short trip to Karnataka Saturday, met drought-hit villagers, attended a 104-year-old religious leader's birthday celebrations and addressed party ... Read more...

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Punjab sect leader injured in attack


October 27th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) Controversial sect leader Baba Piara Singh Bhaniarewala was Thursday injured after two unidentified men attacked him with sharp-edged weapons in Punjab's Ropar district, police said.The injured ... Read more...

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1,000 commemorate Indian sect leader slain in Vienna (Lead, correcting names in Para 1,2)


May 30th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 30 (DPA) Some 1,000 members of an Indian Sikh sect met Sunday in Vienna to commemorate the assassination of their deputy leader Sant Rama Nand during his visit to the ... Read more...

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1,000 commemorate Indian sect leader slain in Vienna


May 30th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, May 30 (DPA) Some 1,000 members of an Indian Sikh sect met Sunday in Vienna to commemorate the assassination of their deputy leader Sant Nama Rand during his visit to the ... Read more...

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No permission for functions jeopardising peace: Sukhbir Badal


December 8th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday told the state assembly that the government would not allow the holding of any function which was ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in Ludhiana


December 8th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 8 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed Tuesday in Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana as the city and the rest of the state remained normal in the last 24 hours, officials said. The curfew ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown peaceful, evokes mixed response (Roundup)


December 7th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana passed off peacefully and evoked a mixed response in the state ... Read more...

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Sikhs burn effigy of controversial sect leader in Amritsar during Punjab Bandh


December 7th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Dec.7 (ANI): Supporting the public call to observe closure across Punjab, thousands of activists of various Sikhs organizations set ablaze effigy of Ashutosh Maharaj, the controversial sect leader, ... Read more...

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Mixed response to Punjab shutdown call, Ludhiana under curfew (Lead)


December 7th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Punjab shutdown call given by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana evoked a mixed response in the state Monday. Shops in most cities and ... Read more...

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Punjab Police on high alert Monday after shutdown call


December 7th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab remained on high alert Monday following a state-wide shutdown called by radical Sikh organisations to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana. Security forces, including Punjab Police, ... Read more...

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Punjab on high alert after radicals’ shutdown call Monday


December 7th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Ludhiana, Dec 6 (IANS) With radical Sikh organisations calling for a state wide shutdown Monday to protest against Saturday's violence in Ludhiana, the Punjab Police and administration in all districts of the ... Read more...

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Attempt to murder charges against spiritual guru Asaram Bapu


December 7th, 2009 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) Spiritual guru Asaram Bapu and two of his disciples were Sunday charged with attempt to murder following an attack on an estranged supporter late Saturday, police said. Asaram's ... Read more...

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Curfew on in Ludhiana, no incident on Sunday (Lead)


December 6th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 6 (IANS) Sealed from the rest of the state by a heavy police presence, Ludhiana, Punjab's largest city and a major industrial hub, remained tense Sunday as curfew continued in ... Read more...

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Ludhiana tense as curfew continues


December 6th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 6 (IANS) Ludhiana, Punjab's largest city and a major industrial hub, continued to remain tense Sunday morning as curfew continued in most parts of the city following two days of ... Read more...

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Punjab orders probe into Ludhiana violence, 1 dead (Roundup)


December 5th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 5 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday evening ordered a magisterial probe into violent incidents in this industrial city that left one person dead and over 15 injured in a clash ... Read more...

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One killed in Sikhs’ protest in Ludhiana (Second Lead)


December 5th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 5 (IANS) One person was killed and 15 were injured Saturday in a clash between the police and Sikh protesters who tried to disrupt a religious conference of controversial sect ... Read more...

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Sikh groups protest religious meet, police open fire (Lead)


December 5th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 5 (IANS) Police in this largest city of Punjab opened fire and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse Sikh protesters who tried to disrupt a religious conference of a controversial ... Read more...

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Police in Ludhiana fire in air to quell protesters


December 5th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Dec 5 (IANS) Police in this largest city of Punjab fired in the air and lobbed tear gas on Sikh protesters who tried to disrupt a religious conference of controversial sect ... Read more...

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Akal Takht asks SGPC to send team to probe Vienna shooting


August 12th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 12 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, Wednesday directed the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to send a team to Austrian capital Vienna to probe the ... Read more...

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Arms haul from arrested Sikh’s house in Vienna (Lead)


June 16th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 16 (IANS) Knives, pistols and guns were amongst the large cache of arms and ammunition seized from the Vienna apartment of Amritpal Singh, a Sikh of Indian origin, ... Read more...

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Seventh Vienna gurdwara shootout suspect arrested after firefight with police


June 16th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 16 (IANS) Amritpal Singh, a 26-year-old Sikh man of Indian origin, was arrested after a firefight with commados of Australian police who raided his apartment while investigating the ... Read more...

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Vienna gurdwara shootout suspect remains in custody


June 9th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, June 9 (IANS) Hardeep Singh, 33, a suspect in the May 24 shootout at the Guru Ravidass Gurdwara here in which a sect leader was killed, remains in custody ... Read more...

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State funeral for sect leader as thousands attend in Punjab (Lead)


June 4th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 4 (IANS) Thousands of followers of Sant Rama Nand Dass attended the cremation of the slain Dera Sach Khand sect leader at Ballan village near this Punjab city after his ... Read more...

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Thousands pour in for sect leader’s cremation in Punjab


June 4th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 4 (IANS) Thousands of followers of slain Dera Sachh Khand sect leader, Sant Rama Nand Dass, trooped into Ballan village, 15 km from here, as his body was brought from ... Read more...

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India awaiting outcome of Vienna violence probe


June 1st, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) A week after clashes involving rival Sikh groups in a Vienna gurdwara, India Monday said it was awaiting the outcome of the probe by the Austrian authorities ... Read more...

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Punjab to send plane to get sect leader’s body from Austria (To go with: Murdered sect leader’s remains to be brought to India)


June 1st, 2009 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Punjab government Sunday announced it would send a chartered flight from New Delhi Tuesday to bring back the body of Dera Sachh Khand ... Read more...

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Murdered sect leader’s remains to be brought to India


May 31st, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Mehru Jaffer Vienna, May 31 (IANS) The remains of Dera Sachh Khand leader Ramanand Dass, who was killed in a clash at a gurdwara here, will be brought to India by sect ... Read more...

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As Badals pray, Punjab returns to normalcy (Roundup)


May 27th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 27 (IANS) Punjab, reeling under violence since Sunday, returned to normalcy Wednesday, on a day Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son, Deputy Chief Minister and Akali Dal ... Read more...

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Train services from Jammu resumed


May 27th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Train services to and from Jammu that remained suspended for two days following violent protests in neighbouring Punjab have been restored "completely", an official said Wednesday. "All the ... Read more...

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Sikhs in US say Vienna violence setback to their image


May 27th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 27 (IANS) The Sikh community in the US has condemned the violence in a Vienna gurdwara that led to the killing of a religious leader and triggered large-scale violence ... Read more...

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Punjab limps back to normalcy, but tension persists (Second Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Tuesday limped back to near normalcy after nearly 40 hours of mayhem and widespread violence as followers of the Dera Sachh Khand sect protested the attack ... Read more...

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Full compensation for losses in unrest: Badal (Lead)


May 26th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday said his government was willing to pay full compensation for the losses people have suffered in violence in the state ... Read more...

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Punjab unrest: 25,000 passengers stranded in Jammu


May 26th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) Over 25,000 stranded passengers, including pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi shrine, were battling scorching heat at the railway station here Tuesday following disruption of train service due to ... Read more...

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Full compensation for losses in unrest: Badal


May 26th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday said that the state government was willing to pay full compensation for the losses suffered by people in two days ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest outside Austrian embassy in Delhi over Vienna killing


May 26th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Around 200 people held a demonstration outside the Austrian embassy here Tuesday, demanding an investigation into the killing of a Sikh religious leader in Vienna. The protesters, followers ... Read more...

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