Amritsar, Punjab: Following an ‘extortion’ call, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has restricted the carrying of hand bags inside the Darbar Sahib complex.
Amritsar, Punjab: In the backdrop of Scotland going for referendum on Thursday, the Dal Khalsa said it displays the political maturity of the UK in allowing Scottish people to have its say in shaping their destiny.
Srinagar: The Shahid Bunga Gurdwara in Burzulla area of Srinagar has emerged as a major relief center for people who have been affected by the devastating floods in the Kashmir valley.
Amritsar, Punjab; Sept. 14: Expressing concern over the targeted killing of Sikhs in Pakistan, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has written to India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj urging her to take up the issue with the Pakistan government.
Punjab, Pakistan: The Punjab government in Pakistan has decided to promote religious tourism for strengthening of the economy. In first phase of it's plans, the government has decided to focus on Sikh religious tourism.
New Delhi, India: The Delhi police have registered a case under sections 365/ 326A/ 307/ 295A/ 435/ 34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against one Somnath Nayar and two other unidentified persons in relation to yesterday's attack on Ranjit Singh s/o Baldev Singh of Bhogal area.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, India: Work on a structure akin to Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) in Ranchi (Jharkhand) was stopped after strong protests from local Sikh sangat and Sikh organizations. The structure/ pandal was meant for placing idols of Hindu goddess Durga Mata during Navratra days.
New Delhi: A Sikh was yesterday admitted to trauma section of Safdarjang Hospital in Delhi after an acid by three persons. Ranjit Singh, 60, an auto-rickshaw driver was beaten up by three persons, reportedly of Hindu community, over some issue. The attackers also cut his hairs and attacked him with acid.
Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) has decided to organize a youth rally against drug menace, criminalization of politics, crime against women and vulgarity in culture at Amritsar on Oct 7.
Chandigarh/Punjab: Punjab Gatka Association is going to organize its 2nd Punjab State Women Gatka Championship at Shahi Physical Education College Jhakrodi, Samrala in district Ludhiana on September 27 and 28.
Derby, UK: Karnail Singh Peermohammad led All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) held a function at Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara, Derby, UK on 13 Sept. to mark the 70th it's foundation day.
Faridkot, Punjab: Arrested Sikh preacher Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal was able to secure bail on Sept. 11 in one of the four cases pending against him. Baba Daduwal, who is also a member of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) got bail along with two others in a case registered by Jaito police on August 21 under the Arms Act.
Rohtak, Haryana: Despite non-participation in Haryana Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) India level executive member Naveen Jaihind on Tuesday said the party, which polled nearly 5 lakh votes in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Haryana, would encourage electorate to show door to corrupt and turncoat politicians who are eyeing Vidhan Sabha through electoral politics.
New Delhi: Early leads in 24 of the 32 assembly seats in eight state where votes of by election are being counted show that ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is loosing ground.
Ladakh: Activity on India-China border is hitting headlines, ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India. After yesterday's reports of Chinese soldiers camping in Demchok area of Ladakh, there were reports earlier today that around 300 Chinese soldiers have surrounded 100 Indian soldiers at Chumur area in Ladakh.
Jalandhar, Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has declared to contest all Municipal Corporations and Municipal Councils elections in Punjab. Announcement in this regard came from AAP Punjab convenor Sucha Singh Chhotepur.
New Delhi, India: While addressing a function on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi.
New Delhi, India: The BJP suffered a major blow in the assembly byelections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, which it had swept in the Lok Sabha polls four months ago. The saffron party lost 13 of the 23 seats held by it.
New Delhi, India: India has expressed it's problems with “what's the problem” statement by Abdul Basit, High Commissioner of Pakistan for India. Pak High Commissioner yesterday said that “Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national, he is free to roam around. What’s the problem?”. He was responding to a media query on reports that Hafiz Saeed was roaming around freely in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Uttar Pradesh, India: Recent trends from Uttar Pradesh shows that Samajwadi Party could regain shine in the state, where byelections were held for 11 state assembly seats. As per latest trends the Samajwadi Party (SP) is leading at 9 seats, where as BJP was able to secure lead on just 2 seats.
New Delh, India: In a statement which would certain annoy India, the Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Monday said that Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief was a Pakistani citizen who was “free to roam around” in the country.
Ladakh: Around Chinese 300 soldiers have reportedly surrounded some 100 soldiers of India in Chumur area in Ladakh. As per media reports Indian soldiers are not being allowed to move. The latest incident follows yesterday's incident where Chinese troops were reportedly seen camping 500 metres into the territory under Indian control in Demchok area of Ladakh. The Chinese soldiers had reportedly put up tents there.
New Delhi, India: The Central Information Commission (CIC) of India has asked BJP President Amit Shah and the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to explain why ...
New Delhi, India: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh may campaign for the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Haryana for the Assembly elections. He reportedly met BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters in Delhi on Friday (Sept. 12).
The Badals are undergoing a crucial and sensitive political phase. The Sikh minority’s political space is getting unrepresented with the Akali Dal (Badal) becoming a Punjabi party. The Sikhs are awakening to an unbecoming situation where their religious institutions, grown in strong antipathy to the brahminism, are being controlled by a party which practically subscribes to and endorses the brahminical-RSS brand nationalism.
The sweeping electoral victory of the Hindu nationalist BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi has been greeted worldwide with a mixture of euphoria and alarm. Euphoria by the neo-liberal economists and big business. Alarm by the national minorities in and democratic rights activists India. Pritam Singh reviews The Indian Ideology by Perry Anderson, a welcome book in giving a background to politics in India today.
The Moga conference of Akali Dal (Badal) in mid-1990s should viewed in this context where the Badals resolved to open the party to Punjabi Hindus. It meant the Dal ceased to be a party exclusively of the Sikh minority since its inception in 1920s. Since then, The Akali Dal became a ‘Punjabi party’ and vouched ‘unconditional support’ to the BJP parented by RSS, having an agenda of creating a “Hindu Rashtra”. For RSS, the Sikhs do not deserve to harp on ‘a separate IDENTITY as they constitute a sect of Hindus’.