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Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal arrested by Faridkot Police

Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal gets bail in another case

Mansa, Punjab (Sept. 30, 2014): Sikh preacher and Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee member Baba Baljit Singh Daduwal, who is facing four cases in four police stations of Punjab, was granted bail by a Mansa court in one of the cases — registered against him at Bhikhi police station.

SikhNet declares winners of 9th Annual Youth Online Film Festival

New York: This year, SikhNet.com hosted its 9th Annual Youth Film Festival online. The theme of the Film Festival, “Uncommon Courage” focused the directors’ lenses on the the stories of unseen heroes and everyday acts of valor. 25 films from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and India were submitted for the festival.

Sikh killed by cops in fake encounter 20 years ago, family still fights for justice

Batala/Gurdaspur, Punjab: Two decades after Gurdaspur resident Sukhpal Singh was eliminated by the Punjab Police in a fake encounter in 1994, his family says they will not give up their fight for justice. Sukhpal Singh’s widow Dalbir Kaur, his father Jagir Singh and son Jugraj Singh are living in penury. Fearing threat to their life, the family had to sell property at their ancestral village Kala Afgana (in Gurdaspur) and shift to Batala. However, the money was spent on a long legal battle and Dalbir Kaur’s illness.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s last surviving sister passes away in Canada

Toronto, Canada (Sept. 29): Parkash Kaur, the younger sister of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, died in Canada on Sept. 28, 2014. She was 96 and was living in Toronto. She was the only surviving member of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh's immediate family.

USA: Delegation seeks favor from Narendra Modi for asylum holders

New York (Sept. 29): A delegations of certain US based Sikhs, propagated as 'Sikh community leaders' by Indian media, reportedly held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sept. 27 and raised the issue of harassment of those who had sought asylum in USA during 1980-90s by Indian authorities.

Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara [File Photo]

Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara acquitted in Bhajan Lal Attempt to Assasinate case

Chandigarh (Sept. 30): While accepting the appeal of defense, the High Court has reportedly acquitted Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in a 1995 case. The case was related to an alleged attempt to assassinate former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal in 1995.

UK: Sher group wins Southall Gurdwara elections

Southall, UK (Sept. 30): In recently held elections for the management of Southall Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Sher Group defeated Baaj group. New committee is set to take over management of one of the largest Gurdwaras of UK.

The post-armed conflict scenario in Punjab: Neither Reconciliation nor Resolution

Note: A paper titled: “The post-armed conflict scenario in Punjab: Neither Reconciliation nor Resolution” was presented by Karnail Singh PeerMohammad, president of All India Sikh ...

Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind released from Nabha Jail. (29 Sept. 2014)

Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind released from Maximum Security Jail Nabha

Nabha/Patiala, Punjab (Sept. 29): Akali Dal Panch Pardhani leader Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind was released Maximum security jail, Nabha on late this evening. Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind was received outside Nabha jail by Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, Harpal Singh Cheema, Amrik Singh Issru, Mandhir Singh and Manjit Singh Bamb besides other leaders and activists of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani.

Sikh leader Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind acquitted by Jalandhar court; Release expected today

Jalandhar, Punjab (Sept. 29): A local court here today acquitted Akali Dal Panch Pardhani (ADPP) president Bhai Kulvir Singh Barapind in a two years old case. Bhai Kulvir Singh, who is also a member of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) from Phillaur constituency was brought to Jalandhar from Nabha Jail to hear the decision. Additional District and Sessions Judge Mandip Singh Dhillon acquitted Bhai Kulvir Singh from all charges leveled against by the Punjab police.

Jagdish Tytler (L) and Advocate HS Phoolka (R) [File Photos]

Jagdish Tytler offers unconditional apology to Advo. HS Phoolka

New Delhi, India: In a defamation case field by senior advocate and Aam Aadmi Party leader H.S. Phoolka, Congress party leader Jagdish Tytler offered unconditional apology. The offer was however turned down by Phoolka who said that any compromise in this case might sent a wrongful message to the public. Hearing in this case was held in a Delhi court on Sept. 27.

Sikhs send aid to 2014 India and Pakistan flood victims – 10 trucks dispatched from Gurdwara Parmeshar Dwar

A press release by Parmeshar Dwar (PD) Network says: [i]n order to contribute in its own way to the global relief effort, The Parmeshar Dwar Trust, with the backing of the Sikh Sangat, arranged teams to be sent in aid to the affected region. Initially ten trucks were dispatched from Gurdwara Parmeshar Dwar Sahib with thousands of blankets, bedding, clothes, medicines, water and food packages for the affected victims.

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Kashmiris hold protest against Narendra Modi outside White House

Police intervention prevent face-to-face between Modi supporters & protesters outside White House

Washington, DC: The Kashmir American Council staged a sit-in outside the White House on Monday (Sept. 29) as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived to attend a private dinner where he was due to meet US President Obama and other key US officials. A number of Sikh protesters also gathered outside the White House and raised slogans against the Indian prime minister. An “International The News” report says police had to intervene when some of Narendra Modi supporters and protesters came face to face.

Aam Aadmi Party launches Students’ wing; Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter joins-in

New Delhi, India: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Sept. 27, launched its youth and students' wings, on the occasion of 107th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Aam Aadmi Party sources say that AAP Youth Wing (AYW) and Chhaatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) will help the party develop its strength from the grass roots by penetrating into different stratas of the society, under its programme Mission Vistaar undertaken after its severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha, a party insider said.

Nawaz Sharif raises Kashmir Issue in UN General Assembly; UN chief offers help to find solution

New York, USA: After a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the UN chief Ban Key Moon said that the world body was willing to play a role-if so asked-in resolving the Kashmir issue

India-China to hold flag meet today amid continuing LAC face-off in Ladakh

Ladakh: After holding a series of inconclusive meetings to end more than two weeks long face-off, India and China will hold a flag meeting on today (Sept. 25) in Chushul in Ladakh in yet another effort to find some solution to the standoff.

Badal Dal declares it’s first candidate for Haryana assembly elections

Karnal, Haryana: Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president yesterday declared former SGPC member Balkaur Singh Kalianwali was party candidate for Haryana Lok Sabha election from Kalianwali reserve constituency.

Harinder Singh and Jatinder Singh killed in cold blood by police in Ludhiana [File Photo]

Ludhiana Fake encounter killings: Khanna SSP suspended, 4 other cops dismissed

Chandigarh (Sept. 30): Two days after a police party along with a leader of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) killed two young brothers in Jamalpur area of Ludhiana, the Punjab Government, on Sept. 29 suspended Khanna SSP Harish Kumar Bansal besides dismissing four others for their alleged involvement in the Jamalpur fake encounter.

USA: Delegation seeks favor from Narendra Modi for asylum holders

New York (Sept. 29): A delegations of certain US based Sikhs, propagated as 'Sikh community leaders' by Indian media, reportedly held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sept. 27 and raised the issue of harassment of those who had sought asylum in USA during 1980-90s by Indian authorities.

Cracks in HSGMC over election support to Congress party in Haryana

Kaithal, Haryana: Newly formed Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) is reportedly divided over the of expending support to Congress in the upcoming assembly polls. Top leadership of HSGMC has decided to back the ruling party but according to media reports, but there are some rebels as well.

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India-China agree to end border face-off: Withdrawal of troops likely today

New Delhi, India: After more than two weeks face-off, India and China have reportedly agreed to pull back their troops from certain areas at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The pull back is expected to take place on Friday (Sept. 26).

BJP announces political divorce with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Maharashtra (Sept. 25): India's ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and it's Maharashtra ally Shiv Sena have parted their ways amid continued deadlock over seat sharing for 15 October state assembly elections.

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RSS targets Punjab: Mohan Bhagwat’s fourth visit to state on Sept. 24

Hindutva fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has put Punjab on radar. In an unusual move RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is making frequent visits to Punjab.

India-China face-off worsens in Chumar area of Ladakh

Ladakh: The ongoing face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Chumar area in Ladakh has intensified with the addition of more gun-toting troops, which are now strung across 2 km on an east-to-west axis on either side of the disputed Line of Actual Control (LAC).