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Sikh body wants action against Ajay Devgn


August 29th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Claiming that Sikhs were being shown in a bad light in the film "Son of Sardar", the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has urged the ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooter motivated by hate: Romney


August 8th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for a moment of silence in honour of the victims of Sunday's tragic shooting at a Wisconsin gurdwara, saying the ... Read more...

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Punjab at crossroads: Sikh clergy gives in to radical rhetoric (Punjab Newsletter)


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Once touted as the most progressive state in the country, Punjab is today at a crossroads. The contradictory actions of the state's leadership, especially the ... Read more...

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Pro-Khalistan slogans raised in Golden Temple complex


June 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) Defying directions from the head of the Akal Takht, pro-Khalistan slogans were raised Wednesday by a handful of people during the function to mark the 28th ... Read more...

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SGPC wants president to grant clemency to Sikh terrorist


March 26th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has filed a clemency petition with President Pratibha Patil for Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is facing death ... Read more...

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US comedian Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple joke


January 26th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) An Indian American has filed a lawsuit in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what he calls "racist" comments on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.Leno ... Read more...

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Punjab: where politics and religion mix well (Punjab Newsletter)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) In a country where secularism is enshrined in the constitution, mixing religion with politics may be a big no-no for many political parties. But, in ... Read more...

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Sehajdhari Sikhs want cancellation of SGPC poll


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed a 2003 notification of the central government barring Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Punjab before elections; Nobel rhetoric sans substance (Punjab Newsletter)


December 4th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Imagine Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in the august company of the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, Aung San Suu Kyi ... Read more...

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Gurpurab celebrations conclude at Nankana Sahib


November 11th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 11 (IANS) The three-day celebrations of the 542nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the Sikh religion's founder, have concluded at the Gurdwara Janamsthan in Pakistan, Geo News reported ... Read more...

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Unesco to help Punjab formulate cultural policy


September 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Unesco will help the Punjab government formulate its cultural and heritage policy, an official said Tuesday.There is great potential to highlight the cultural heritage of Punjab, ... Read more...

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‘Sufis of Punjab’ - Building bridges across borders (IANS Book Review)


August 30th, 2011 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Sufis of Punjab"; Edited by Muzaffar Ali, Anoo C. Nayar and Syeda Bilgrami Imam, Publisher: Rumi Foundation, Price: Rs.1,895, Pages: 208The birth of the Punjabi literary tradition is built ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases agenda for gurdwara panel poll


August 20th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Saturday released its agenda for the next month's Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) poll calling for the supremacy of ... Read more...

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SGPGC’s Sri Guru Granth Sahib university launched


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) The Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU) was launched in this Sikh holy city Monday with the first academic session being inaugurated by Chief ... Read more...

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Luxury train on Sikh pilgrimage across India sold out


December 26th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) A unique pilgrimage of Sikh shrines across India on board the Deccan Odyssey luxury train is all sold out. Never mind if the nine-day journey costs ... Read more...

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Obama skipping Golden Temple in Time’s ‘Top 10 Religion Stories’


December 14th, 2010 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's decision to skip a planned visit to the Golden Temple during his India trip has been listed ninth among Time magazine's ... Read more...

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Ahead of Manmohan Singh’s visit, two suspect Sikh extremists arrested in Germany


December 10th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Dec.10 (ANI): Two men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of supplying weapons to a Sikh separatist group, just days before Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's visit to ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti (Lead)


November 20th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted the nation on the eve of the birthday of Guru Nanak, the ... Read more...

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Prime Minister, Vice President greet nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti


November 20th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru ... Read more...

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PM greets nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti


November 20th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion.In his message, Singh ... Read more...

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Raise headgear issue with Obama, Sukhbir Badal urges PM


November 8th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Sunday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with visiting President Barack Obama the frisking of headgear of all ... 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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A woman is Punjab’s new finance minister (Second Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Less than a week after Manpreet Singh Badal was sacked as the finance minister of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday named a woman, Upinderjit Kaur, to ... Read more...

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Punjab’s woman finance minister is professor, author


October 20th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Probably the only woman to be finance minister of an Indian state, Punjab's new finance minister Upinderjit Kaur holds a doctorate in economics, has been a professor at ... Read more...

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First multimedia Sikh museum opens in Canada


October 11th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Mississauga, Oct 11 (IANS) Canada became the first country after India to open a unique Multimedia Sikh Museum in the Indian-dominated city of Mississauga on the outskirts of Toronto Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Reality show judge angers Sikh groups in Punjab


August 5th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) The exit of a seven-year-old participant from the "India's Got Talent" reality show after judge Sajid Khan commmented that the martial arts dance form he performed was too ... Read more...

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International support to declare 1984 riots a genocide


July 15th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) A global human rights advocacy group working for Sikh rights Thursday called for international support after the Sikh high priests in Amritsar announced that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots ... Read more...

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Sikhs outraged as Kiwi club refuses to lift turban ban


June 14th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, June 14(ANI): The dispute between the New Zealand-Sikh community and an Auckland club seems to be far from being resolved, as the club has decided to maintain a ban on wearing ... Read more...

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Khalistanis want Indo-Canadian leader assassinated


April 24th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, April 24 (IANS) Using Facebook, Sikh extremists have called for the assassination of top Indo-Canadian leader and former health minister Ujjal Dosanjh for his opposition to Khalistani radicals. Postings have appeared ... 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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Sikhs in Malaysia celebrate Vaisakhi with prayers


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Seremban (Malaysia), Mar 15(ANI): Sikhs in Malaysia celebrated Vaisakhi, an ancient harvest festival in Punjab which marks the beginning of a new harvest season for the community, with prayers at home and ... Read more...

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Plea to cancel Shiromani Akali Dal’s registration


February 27th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Election Commission of India on a plea seeking the party's de-registration ... Read more...

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Sikh festival Holla Mohalla starts at Anandpur Sahib


February 27th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), Feb 27 (IANS) The three-day Sikh festival Holla Mohalla started here at the Keshgarh Sahib Gurdwara Saturday amid huge fanfare and enthusiasm. Thousands of devotees, including many NRIs and Sikhs ... Read more...

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Why is Radio Pakistan mute over sale of Gurudwara land in Pakistan?, ask Sikhs


January 6th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Gurdaspur, Jan.6 (ANI): The confiscation of the land belonging to Sikh Gurudwaras in Pakistan for allotment to the Defence forces to build colonies has caused concern to the Sikh minority. The step ... Read more...

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