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First Time Ever in US History, the US Senate Session Starts with a Sikh Prayer: ASCC & SCCEC

The American Sikh Caucus Committee (ASCC) and Sikh Coordination Committee East Coast (SCCEC) said in a written statement that: "[w]hen Giani Sukhvinder Singh of Philadelphia Sikh Society, Milbourn Gurdwara, stood next to Senator Patrick Toomey-President pro-term of Senate, to offer the 'Sikh Prayer' in US Senate Chamber, he was creating history".

Envoys and Embassy Officials of 90 Countries to Visit Darbar Sahib on October 23

Ambassadors and high-level officials of 90 embassies would visit the Darbar Sahib in Amritsar on October 22, the SGPC said in a media release.

Ontario’s Sikh Community Gearing up to Mark 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji

This year marks the 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji. To mark this momentous occasion, the Ontario Gurdwaras Committee (OGC) is hosting engaging events and activities across the province, in addition to the Gurpurab celebrations being held at Gurdwaras.

Tamil Translation of Book About Sikh Struggle Released

People from all walks of life packed the Los Cerritos Community Centre in Fremont, CA on October 12 for the launch of the Tamil translation of Captivating the Simple-Hearted: A Struggle for Human Dignity in the Indian Subcontinent.

On Personality of Bhai Surinderpal Singh and His Contribution in Sikh Struggle: Bhai Mandhir Singh

Samvad organised Bhai Surinderpal Singh Memorial Lecture 2019 on October 2 at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana. The topic of this year's lecture delivered by Prof. Kanwaljit Singh was "Principle Aspects of the Sikh Politics".

On Impunity in Punjab & Pardoning of Guilty Cops: Advo. Jaspal Singh Manjhpur [Video]

A number of human rights lawyers held a joint press conference on October 16, 2019 at Press Club Chandigarh to express their opposition to the Indian State's policy of impunity for Crimes Against Humanity committed by Indian Security forces in Punjab during 1980s-1990s. This press conference was addressed by senior lawyers and human rights activists.

Human Rights Lawyers Oppose Impunity in Punjab; Condemn Release of Cops Guilty of Extra-Judicial Killings

Declaring that Punjab Government move to get police police officers convicted of fake encounters and extra-judicial killings released from jail as “unlawful, arbitrary and unconstitutional”, various human rights lawyers today held a joint press conference and condemned the move.

Jagmeet Singh’s Campaign Trail Strength has Silenced His Critics within the NDP

Heading into the 2019 election campaign, it seemed like the New Democrats couldn't catch a break. The party was struggling to raise funds and recruit candidates and was polling badly. Some speculated that the NDP might lose official party status.

Online Registration for Kartarpur Sahib Corridor To Begin from October 20

The registration for the first Jatha to Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab in Pakistan will begin from October 20 (Sunday).

The Sikh-Muslim School in the Punjab

It may not be inappropriate here to refer to a school of Nām—culture in the Punjab that must be so called to distinguish it from the Sufis (the Sufis being the Hindu-Muslim School of thought), the Sikh-Muslim School. It is well-known that Baba Guru Nanak was well-beloved of both Hindus and Muslims.

“Key Resolutions” Adopted During World Sikh Parliament’s Derby Session

A press release issued Hardyal Singh and Manpreet Singh, both general secretaries of the WSP is being reproduced below, in verbatim, for the information of readers of the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

Discussion on “Sehje Racheo Khalsa” at GNE Ludhiana on October 23

'Sabheyacharak Sath' is going to organise a discussion on 'Sehje Racheo Khalsa' on October 23, 2019 at Guru Nanak Engineering College in Ludhiana. The event, dedicated to 550th Parkash Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Ji, is being held with the support of Academic Forum of Sikh Students (AFSS) at College Auditorium. 




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Indo-Naga Political Solution Without Naga Flag and Constitution Not To Be Conclusive: NSCN (IM)

A day after Indian media reports quoted Government of India's interlocutor for talks with Nagas saying that the GoI won't allow separate Naga flag and constitution, the NSCN (IM) president Q. Tuccu has reiterated that, “the Indo-Naga political solution without Naga flag and constitution is not conclusive and that will create a room for future headache”.

Centre To Release 5 Cops Convicted for Human Rights Abuses in Punjab; Amarinder Singh Wants Release of 15 More

In yet another instance of Indian state's policy of impunity towards State forces committing human rights abuses, the Government of India has reportedly decided to grant release to five Punjab police officials who were convicted for committing grave crimes in Punjab during 1980-90s period.

Sikh Group Condemns RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat for ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Speech

Dal Khalsa leaders Hardeep Singh Mehraj and Paramjeet Singh Tanda declared "Punjab will oppose such sinister designs of RSS and won't become part of Hindu rashtra".

AAP Punjab Condemns RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat For ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Speech

Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party has condemned Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech in which he propagated Hindu Rashtra ideology. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Visit to India Under Clouds; Conflicting Reports in Indian Media

Recent developments in India-China relations have cast a shadow on Chinese president Xi Jinping’s slated visit to India during October 11-12.

India-Naga Talks: Centre Says No Separate Flag or Constitution; Reports Say NSCN (I-M) May Be Left Out from Final Deal

Reports in Indian Media say that the Government of India was 'determined' to "honourably conclude" the talks with Nagas and final draft of deal was ready which could be sealed by the end of October.

Human Rights Lawyers Oppose Indian State’s Policy of Impunity and Move to Release Guilty Punjab Cops

Declaring that Punjab Government move to get police police officers convicted of fake encounters and extra-judicial killings released from jail as “unlawful, arbitrary and unconstitutional”, various human rights lawyers today held a joint press conference and condemned the move.

Election Commission Transfers SHO Dakha Ahead of Punjab Bypolls

ECI on Monday (Oct. 14) ordered the transfer of SHO Dakha. Disclosing this Chief Electoral Officer Punjab Dr. S Karuna Raju said that complaints had been received against SHO Dakha.

Ahead of China-India Informal Summit, #GoBackModi Trends on Twitter in Indian Subcontinent

Ahead of Chinese president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chennai's Mamallapuram, the hashtag #GoBackModi started trending on Twitter. While people were hospitable to Xi with the hashtag #TNwelcomesXiJinping, they weren't as welcoming towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrives in Indian Subcontinent for Informal Summit with Narendra Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping today arrived in Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu for second informal summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Previous summit between that two had taken place in Wuhan on April 27-28, 2018.

Punjab CM Proposes Canalisation of Punjab’s 3 Major Rivers – Satluj, Beas and Ravi

As per a press statement issued by the Punjab government, the Punjab CM Amrinder Singh has proposed the canalisation of Punjab's three major rivers, namely Satluj, Beas and Ravi.

Kartarpur Corridor: Punjab CM Seeks Reduction in 30-day Notice Period for Online Application

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked the Central Government to cut down on the 30-day notice period for pilgrims to apply online for visiting the historic Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara during the 550th Prakash Gurpurb celebrations.