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Sikhs around the world celebrate Sikh Environment Day


March 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) As many as 1007 Sikh institutions and gurdwaras around the world celebrated March 14, the day nature and animal lover Guru Har Rai became the seventh ... Read more...

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Badal to begin fifth term as chief minister Wednesday


March 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 13 (IANS) With an expected crowd of over 50,000 people looking on, Parkash Singh Badal, 84, will become chief minister of Punjab for a record fifth ... Read more...

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Neglected paintings by Sobha Singh to be restored


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) Portraits of late Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Lord Krishna made by celebrated artist Sobha Singh have been withering away in a Himachal ... Read more...

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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 29th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Washington-based Sikh organization EcoSikh is appealing to Sikhs around the world to celebrate Mar 14 as a Sikh Environment Day for the second year. Guru Har ... Read more...

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US defends TV host’s `satirical’ comments on Golden Temple


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US has come to the defence of US television host Jay Leno and said the visual of Golden Temple in Amritsar during "The Tonight ... Read more...

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Obama greets Sikhs, says all can draw inspiration from Guru Nanak


November 11th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Greeting Sikhs on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, President Barack Obama has said "all of us can draw inspiration from his message of equality, ... Read more...

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Fewer fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, will see fewer fireworks this Diwali -- out of concern for the environment.Environment activists and the Punjab Pollution Control ... Read more...

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Away from Punjab - the south Indian Sikhs (Feature)


October 17th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 17 (IANS) South Indian Sikhs? The description may seem unfamiliar. While Sikhs are overwhelmingly associated with Punjab, much less known are those from the community who made their ... Read more...

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Docu-drama on Guru Gobind Singh is bridge between religions: Director


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Thakur Ranvir Singh, who is proud about making the first docu-drama on the10th Sikh guru, says he travelled to eight Indian states and visited ... Read more...

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Memorial to Guru Tegh Bahadur unveiled in Delhi


July 30th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Constructed over an area of 11.87 acres, the aesthetic and grand Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial, dedicated to the ninth Sikh guru, was unveiled here ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi praises Sikhs (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday heaped praise on the Sikh community, saying they had done the country proud.Inaugurating a memorial dedicated to Tegh ... 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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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 30th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) An international Sikh group has appealed to all Sikh gurdwaras and institutions to celebrate March 14, the day Guru Har Rai became the 7th Sikh Guru in 1644 ... Read more...

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Sarna’s new muse: 111 verses of Zafarnama in English


January 16th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Diplomat-author Navtej Sarna has always felt a creative kinship with exiles. This time round, he has penned an English translation of Zafarnama - 111 spiritually ... Read more...

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Political conferences highlight of Punjab’s religious fair


January 14th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Muktsar (Punjab), Jan 14 (IANS) Political conferences, an attempt to woo the masses, were the highlight of the historic Maghi Mela (fair) celebrated here Friday with great enthusiasm.Thousands of Sikh devotees from ... Read more...

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Patil appeals for national integration ahead of Guru Tegh Bahadur death anniversary


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghAbu Dhabi, Nov. 23 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday urged the people to take inspiration from the teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur and work unitedly for national ... 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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CWG on Punjab terrorists, ISI radar: intelligence report


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Parminder Singh Bariana Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) The 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in New Delhi this October is on the radar of terrorists from Punjab and ... Read more...

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Sikh principles helped US millionaire build empire


July 14th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) The message of 'Ek Omkar', the theory of oneness propounded by first Sikh guru Nanak Dev, has inspired a Sikh to not only set up a ... Read more...

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Sikhs mark 415th birth anniversary of Guru Hargobind Sahib at Golden Temple


July 5th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, July 5 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees visited the Harmandir Sahib here on Monday to mark 415th birth anniversary of their sixth Guru, Hargobind Sahib.The devotees also ... Read more...

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Punjab rejects change in refinery’s name


July 4th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) A move by the HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited to get the name of the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery project near Bathinda changed has been rejected by the Punjab government, ... Read more...

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Sikhs converge at Gurdwara Taran Taran Sahib for Guru Arjan Dev’s death anniversary


June 16th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Savinder SinghTaran Taran, June 15 (ANI): A large number of Sikh devotees on Wednesday morning converged at Tarn Taran Sahib Gurdwara near Amritsar District on the occasion of 404th martyrdom anniversary ... Read more...

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Canadian police hunt for Sikh trouble-makers


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 22 (IANS) Canadian police has launched a big hunt for people behind the recent violence at two Sikh temples in Brampton on the outskirts of Toronto that has outraged the ... Read more...

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Akal Takht ex-jathedar sticks to stand on scripture


April 13th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 13 (IANS) Toronto-based former Akal Takht head priest Darshan Singh Ragi, who was excommunicated by the Sikh high priests in December for questioning the authenticity of the scripture Dasam Granth, ... Read more...

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Kirpans out as Canadian Sikh divsions deepen over scripture


April 12th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Divisions among Canadian Sikhs over the ongoing controversy about the Dasam Granth reached a flash point with hardliners using kirpans to attack supporters of former Akal Takht head ... 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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Former Akal Takht head excommunicated from Sikh religion


January 29th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 29 (IANS) Former "Jathedar" (head) of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, Darshan Singh, was Friday excommunicated from the Sikh community. The decision, which is likely to ... Read more...

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Abohar’s sacred Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha


December 21st, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar SinghAbohar (Punjab), Dec 21(ANI): Situated on Fazilka road in Punjab's Abohar town is Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha that stands in testimony to a visit by Guru Nanak, the first Sikh ... Read more...

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India to raise gurdwara land transfer with Pakistan: Krishna


December 18th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India will take up with Pakistan the reported transfer of 150 acres of gurdwara land in Lahore for a military housing project, External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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Former Akal Takht head held guilty of religious misconduct


December 6th, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 5 (IANS) Darshan Singh, a former head of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, was Saturday declared a "tankhaiya" (guilty of religious misconduct) by the ... Read more...

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Golden Temple, a symbol of communal harmony


November 13th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder SinghAmritsar, Nov 13(ANI): Reaching out to serve and uplift humanity as an expression or devotion to the creator, the Sri Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple in Amritsar is ... Read more...

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Haryana Sikhs, expressing support to SGPC, appear before Akal Takht


September 28th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar Sep. 28 (ANI): Opposing the demand to form a separate Sikh committee for Sikhs in Haryana, thousands of Sikhs from the State appeared before Akal Takht and ... Read more...

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Guru Govind Singh’s canvas on sale at Sotheby’s auction


September 10th, 2009 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A large oil-on-canvas portrait of the 10th and last Sikh Guru - Guru Gobind Singh - will be up for sale at Sotheby's Indian Art auction in ... Read more...

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Dera Sacha Sauda not allowed to hold congregation


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 3 (IANS) A possible confrontation between Sikh leaders and followers of Dera Sacha Sauda sect was defused after authorities in this Utar Pradesh district withdrew permission to the sect to ... Read more...

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Bollywood makes turbans, beards appealing to Sikh youth


August 2nd, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood's newest trend to go in for turbaned and bearded heroes is to the liking of Sikh religious leaders, who feel it ... Read more...

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