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Kashmir Sikhs allege discrimination


August 11th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Sikhs in the Kashmir valley Saturday alleged that they are being neglected by both the central and the state governments.Jagmohan Singh Raina, chairman of all parties ... Read more...

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US envoy offers condolences (Third Lead, correcting para four)


August 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the killing of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US envoy offers condolences (Second Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the shooting of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: US envoy offers condolences (Lead)


August 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Monday met Sikh leaders here to express grief over the shooting of six people in a gurdwara in Wisconsin.Powell called ... Read more...

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Man held for planning to attack Advani


November 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 17 (IANS) A man has been detained here for allegedly planning an attack on L.K. Advani during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's Jan Chetna Yatra, police ... Read more...

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Brit Christian electrician wins battle to display cross in his van


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A Christian electrician in the UK has won his fight to display a cross in his van following a nationwide outcry.The dramatic climbdown by Colin Atkinson's employers Wakefield ... Read more...

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Hindu, Muslim leaders offer support to UK man over Christian cross ban


April 20th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Hindu, Muslim and Sikh leaders have voiced their support for UK electrician Colin Atkinson who faces the sack for displaying a small cross in his company van.The religious ... 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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Sikhs put off protest as Pak Govt cancels ‘plaza construction on gurdwara land’ deal


March 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided to cancel the land deal done by the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) with a local dealer for constructing a plaza over ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan protest against plaza construction on gurdwara land


March 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Sikhs in Pakistan will stage a protest in Lahore on Friday over the construction of a plaza on gurdwara land.They will stage a sit-in in front of the Punjab ... Read more...

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Ardass Diwas held at Akal Takht for the first time in 26 years


March 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Mar.4 (ANI): Ardass Diwas was held at the Akal Takht here for the first time in 26 years on Friday to honour the more than 30 people who ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan seek compensation for terror losses


February 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Sikhs in Pakistan's Orakzai Agency bordering Afghanistan have asked the government to compensate the community for the huge losses inflicted on them by terrorists.A group of Sikh ... Read more...

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Sikh panel plans protest outside US embassy


December 14th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Tuesday said its members will protest outside the US embassy in Delhi Dec 23 against turban ... 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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Ardass Divas held at Akal Takht in Amritsar


November 4th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Nov. 4 (ANI): To mark the 26th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh genocide in Delhi and other parts of India, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak committee (SGPC) the premier Sikh body of the ... Read more...

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Punjab bandh call: Radical Sikh leaders arrested


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Punjab Police Wednesday arrested radical Sikh leaders as a preventive measure after many groups called a state wide shutdown to highlight the delay in justice to victims ... Read more...

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Disappointed Indian Sikhs urge Obama to at least visit Delhi Gurudwara


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The news that the Golden Temple in Amritsar will not figure on U.S. President Barack Obama's itinerary has disappinted many Sikh leaders in the region, but ... Read more...

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Obama’s always welcome to Golden Temple: Sikh leaders (Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Barack Obama's proposed visit next month to this Sikh holy city is off his itinerary, but Sikh religious leaders here say that the doors of the shrine ... Read more...

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Haryana Sikh leader, 45 others sent to judicial custody


September 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 16 (IANS) A local court here Thursday sent Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda and 45 other Sikh protesters, who were arrested by in Haryana's Kurukshetra district, to 14 days' ... Read more...

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Security stepped up around Haryana gurdwaras


September 13th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) Security around major gurdwaras in Haryana has been tightened after Jagdish Singh Jhinda, a Sikh leader from the state, set a Sep 15 deadline for taking ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest harassment of youth in Kashmir


July 29th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 29 (IANS) Members of the Sikh community staged demonstrations across the Jammu region Thursday to protest the harassment of a Sikh youth in the Kashmir Valley who allegedly had his ... 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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Religious leaders discuss HIV issues in the Netherlands


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, March 22 (DPA) Religious leaders and top UN officials began Monday a two-day conference in the Netherlands to debate HIV issues and religions' response to the illness. Several dozen Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, ... Read more...

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Bhindranwale still in vogue, finds Chinese connection


March 4th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) Twenty-five years after he was killed in the Golden Temple, Sikh hardliner Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale is back -- with a Made in China tag. T-shirts, calendars, stickers, mugs and ... Read more...

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Haryana Sikh leaders held guilty of misconduct by Sikh clergy


November 17th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 17 (IANS) A senior Sikh religious leader from Haryana was Tuesday held guilty by top Sikh clergy at their meeting at the Akal Takht - the highest temporal seat of ... 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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Sikh leaders meet Hooda, demand separate SGPC


October 27th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 27 (IANS) A faction of Sikh leaders who want a separate and autonomous body other than the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to manage gurdwaras in Haryana Tuesday met ... Read more...

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SGPC regains control of Haryana shrine


September 14th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 14 (IANS) After high drama over the possession of a Sikh shrine here, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) managed to regain control of the Gurdwara Chhati Pathshai, which ... Read more...

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Sikh faction takes over Haryana shrine managed by SGPC


September 13th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 13 (IANS) A faction of Sikh leaders took over a gurdwara in this Haryana town, which was controlled by Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). The faction leaders said ... 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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Sikh leaders seek referendum on separate SGPC for Haryana


August 7th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 7 (IANS) Offering a middle path to address the controversy over Haryana's move to create its separate Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), a Sikh organisation Friday asked the central ... Read more...

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Balle balle! British Queen to be guarded by Sikhs (Lead)


July 29th, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 29 (IANS) Two years after the British army abandoned a proposal to raise a Sikh regiment, the country's reining monarch has got her first Sikh bodyguards.Queen Elizabeth ... Read more...

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Sikh leaders order demolition of Golden Temple replica


June 20th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), June 20 (IANS) Furious over a sect's attempts to replicate the design and structure of the Sikh community's holiest shrine, the Golden Temple, Sikhism's highest temporal seat Akal Takht Friday ... 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 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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