Two Sikh pilgrims reportedly died while returning from Sri Hemkunt Sahib yesterday when their motorcycle was hit by an unknown vehicle on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway in Tehri district.
Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) organized a function at Ludhiana on June 25 to mark birth anniversary of Akali leader Master Tara Singh. SAD (B) leaders demanded a memorial of Master Tara Singh.
The Sikh Federation (UK) has today asked why the mainstream media has turned a blind eye to the 40th anniversary of the State of Emergency in India and why they are not reporting that Margaret Thatcher refused to criticise Indira Gandhi.
Getting up as early as 3.30 am, bathing and then heading to participate in ‘sewa’ at the [Darbar Sahib], the 16 undergrad students from Michigan University, USA, are trying to study one of the most efficient and largest community-kitchen programmes of the world.
A candlelight vigil was held in suburban Milwaukee last night to honor the nine people killed by a gunman last week at an historic black church in South Carolina.
An AAP MLA alleged that the Narendra Modi government was trying to "save the culprits who are related to their 'parivaar'."
International Centre for Advocates Against Discrimination ICAAD is reportedly representing, on appeal, a Sikh political activist in India who is seeking damages in U.S. Courts from the Government of India and Punjab Police for being tortured while in police custody.
Sikh Political Prisoner Jagtar Singh Tara has alleged that he was being harassed by jail authorities. Bhai Tara, who was deported to India by Thai authorities in January this year, is currently lodged in Chandigarh Model Jail, Burail.
Sikh political prisoner, Gurdeep Singh Khera, was brought to Punjab from Karnataka early this morning.
Sikh Yatrees who are currently on pilgrimage to Pakistan visited historic Gurdwara Sacha Sauda on Tuesday (June 24).
The Central government of India has reportedly clarified that there was no proposal to get Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) declared as World Heritage. There were speculations that the Central government has been ‘conspiring’ to take over control of Darbar Sahib (Amritsar) after getting UNESCO’s World Heritage site tag for the Sikh shrine.
Khadur Sahib: Creating history in the field of science education, two students from Khadur Sahib based Nishan-e-Sikhi Institute of Science Studies (NESISS) running under the patronage of noted environmentalist Baba Sewa Singh Kar Sewa Wale, cleared IIT-JEE (Advanced) qualifying for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
The Punjab state unit of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) pretends to be upset at the transfer of Sikh political prisoners lodged in jails of other states to Punjab. Notably two Sikh political prisoners, namely Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar and Gurdeep Singh Khera have been recently transferred to Central Jail Amritsar from Tihar jail Delhi and Gurberga Jail Karnataka respectively.
Pro-Khalistan slogans were reportedly raised at Anandpur Sahib in the presence of top leadership of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) during a function organised by the state government to mark 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib.
Haryana's Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij yesterday said that all those opposing yoga were "traitors", and the mouths of such traitors should be "kept shut".
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) today lashed out at India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for her alleged links with scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi.
The Dal Khalsa today hits out at chief minister of J&K and Punjab for following the dictations from New Delhi. Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh and chairman of Sikhs for Human Rights Harpal Singh Cheema said "the Hindutva party despite being in minority in Punjab and Kashmir was running the border states via New Delhi".
It seems that Central minister Thawar Chand Gehlot's statement terming Punjab as number one state in drugs abuse continues to “hurt” Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Gehlot Central minister for social justice and empowerment had stated that that Punjab ranked number one in the country in consumption of drugs. He was addressing a joint press conference with CM Badal on June 26 at Hoshiarpur.
BJP's Central minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal came face- to face on drugs abuse issue during a press conference held at Hoshiarpur yesterday.
As the ruling forces at the Centre move forward with their agenda to saffronize the history text books, Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) faces flak. The HRD ministry came under attack after report of an NCERT meeting which decided to fix flaws in history textbooks. Some critics have termed it as an effort to saffronize history.
Speaking about the case, SAD leader, Sandhu said: “Today, Mukhjeet had met senior police officials to seek the arrest of the accused in the Gurdev murder case.” Calling the incident a “supari killing”, he also demanded a case of murder against the policemen involved.
A local leader of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) was reportedly shot dead in an alleged police encounter at Mudhal village. The incident took place on late Tuesday (June 16) evening.
Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has put special focus on social media. After engaging a tech-firm named “Om Logic” in Rs. 1.30 crores for social media promotion of Punjab government, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), it's leaders and wings, the ruling party has launched official profiles and pages across all major social media networks.
The relationship between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and the BJP might touch a new low as Indian PM and BJP leader Narendra Modi has cancelled his 'proposed' visit to the sacred city of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab.
I have been in touch with Sikhs in the lower mainland and following closely the issue at stake in Vancouver regarding the VIBC Bhangra performances slated for June 6th in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery which has not only outraged me, but pained me as well.
A Word A Thought, or AWAT as it known, has become a part of my daily routine, as it has for the many thousands of subscribers across the world of the free email service that began in June 2014.
This refers to the news item, "Nanak Shah Fakir: Dilemma and the solution" (April 15, 2015 - The Tribune). All religious communities define sacred and profane in their ways and institute taboos to separate the two domains. For instance, no one is allowed inside a gurdwara with an uncovered head, but there is no such restriction on Christians entering a church.