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Sikh Americans show solidarity after gurdwara tragedy


August 7th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Deeply shocked by the killing of six Sikh worshipers in a gurdwara in Milwaukee, the anguished community has sought concrete action to ensure that ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects Punjab, Rajoana appeals for peace (Third Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Advani’s yatra enters Haryana


November 12th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Nov 12 (IANS) The cross-country Jan Chetna Yatra of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani entered Haryana from Rajasthan Saturday.Advani was greeted at Jhumpa village ... Read more...

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Sikh massacre: SGPC asks PM for probe


February 24th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Feb 24 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a judicial probe into the alleged ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Sikhs say they are safe in Valley


August 20th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Aug 20 (ANI): Kashmiri Sikhs refute suggestions that they are in any danger, after they received letters claiming to be from separatist organizations, insisting to join the protests against ... 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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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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Sikh with turban taken back in US Army


December 12th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A campaign by Sikhs in America has resulted in the US Army accepting another Sikh recruit for active duty with his religious identity intact. It will be ... Read more...

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Curfew enforced in Ludhiana following violent protests


December 6th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Dec 6(ANI): Authorities imposed curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday following violence by a large number of Sikhs protesting the holding of a public discourse by Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan leader ... 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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Sikh advocate brutally beaten, forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan


November 28th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Nov. 28, 2009 (ANI): While India and Pakistan governments are finding out ways to resume dialogue, an incident of a Sikh being brutally beaten up and ... Read more...

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DamDami Taksal chief wants PM to take initiative to resolve Sikhs’ issues


June 4th, 2009 - 10:35 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinChowk Mehta (Amritsar), June 4 (ANI): DamDami Taksal, the radical Sikh organisation, has demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take initiative to resolve all concerned issues of Sikhs' ... 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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Agitated Sikhs block Jammu- Pathankot highway


May 3rd, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By: Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, May 3 (ANI): Activists of various Sikh organizations blocked the Jammu - Pathankot National Highway here today and burnt images of the Taliban and neighbouring Pakistan ... Read more...

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Agitated Sikhs burn effigy of Taliban in Amritsar


May 1st, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, May 1 (ANI): Activists of various Sikh organizations burnt an effigy of the Taliban here on Friday to express their anguish and protest against the barbarism ... Read more...

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Pro-Khalistan slogans at New York, Toronto Vaisakhi parades (With Images)


April 27th, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
New York/Toronto, April 27 (IANS) The annual Vaisakhi parades in New York and Toronto at the weekend were marked by pro-Khalistan slogans and banners by a handful of radical Sikhs. While in New ... Read more...

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SGPC issues 541 Sikh Calendar


March 19th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar March 19, (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), on Thursday issued 541 Nanak Shahi Calendar despite objections raised by many Sikh organisations. Avtar Singh Makkar, the ... Read more...

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Haryana’s demand for separate Sikh body could irk Punjab


February 21st, 2009 - 2:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) The submission Friday of a report to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda suggesting the formation of a separate Sikh body to manage Sikh shrines in the state ... Read more...

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Indian Diaspora facing flak of Christians over violence in India


October 2nd, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinMilan (Italy), Oct 2 (ANI): The recent attacks on Christians in Orissa and Karnataka are tarnishing the secular image of India in Europe. Christians are questioning the effectiveness ... Read more...

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Gurbachan Singh formerly appointed acting Jathedar of Akal Takht


August 7th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Aug.7 (ANI): Heads of various Sikh organizations on Thursday witnessed the annointment and coronation of Giani Gurbachan Singh as the acting Jathedar of the Akal Takht, the ... Read more...

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Sikhs-sponsored shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic in Punjab


July 23rd, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, July 23 (ANI): Normal life was hit across Punjab on Wednesday, as activists of several Sikh organizations stopped trains and buses in response to a shutdown call given by Harnam ... Read more...

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Corridor to Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara could be another Indo-Pak CBM: Mukherjee


June 28th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Baba Nanak, June 28, (ANI):External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that the building and reopening of a tarred corridor between the Dera Baba Nanak in India and the Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Punjab on standstill during Dera row strike (Lead)


June 25th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Thousands of commuters were stranded for several hours in many parts of Punjab and in some parts of Haryana after protesting Sikh activists Wednesday stopped trains and blocked ... Read more...

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Dera chief flies back to Sirsa headquarters (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 24th, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), June 23 (IANS) After being at the centre of two days of violence in Mumbai last week, controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh Monday arrived back ... Read more...

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Highway blocked in Haryana, protests in Punjab after Mumbai clashes (Lead)


June 21st, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Members of the Sikh community Saturday blocked traffic on National Highway No.10 near Sirsa town in Haryana to protest the killing of a Sikh in Mumbai in firing ... Read more...

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Violence erupts in Mumbai as Sikhs protest killing by Dera chiefs guard


June 21st, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/Chandigarh, June 21 (ANI): Violence erupted in Mumbai on Saturday as Sikhs protest against the alleged killing of a man by the security guards of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the controversial ... Read more...

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Punjab CM Badal asks Maharashtra CM to arrest Baba Ram Rahim


June 21st, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, June 21, (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has demanded of the Maharashtra government to immediately arrest Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh over the killing of ... Read more...

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Inflammatory speeches mark Operation Bluestar anniversary


June 4th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 4 (IANS) An inter-faith 'minority conclave' to mark the 24th anniversary of Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple complex turned out to be a government bashing exercise with inflammatory speeches ... Read more...

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Canadian Sikhs appeal against helmet rule


April 1st, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by admin
Vancouver, April 1 (IANS) Two Canadian Sikhs have moved a rights panel against a lumber company here for asking them to replace turbans with helmets under a new policy. The new rule ... Read more...

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Sikh devotees take a holy dip at Golden Temple on New Year


March 14th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, March 14 (ANI): A large number of Sikhs visited the Golden Temple on Friday to mark beginning of the Nanakshahi Samvat (New Year). They took a dip ... Read more...

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Khalsa delegation seeks early resolution of turban issue in France


January 23rd, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, January 23 (ANI): A delegation of Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) met Jerome Bonnafont, the French Ambassador to India at his residence in New Delhi to apprise him of ... Read more...

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Bhindranwales portrait installation: Congress seeks PMs intervention


November 30th, 2007 - 10:36 pm ICT by admin
Amritsar, Nov 30 (ANI): The Congress party today sought the intervention of Prime Minster Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil in the installation of a portrait of slain rebel Sikh ... Read more...

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US transport body offers jobs to Sikh youths in America


November 15th, 2007 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin
By Ravinder Singh Robin San Jose, (USA), Nov 15 (ANI): In a bid to resolve the Sikh turban issue, particularly at airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States has offered ... Read more...

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