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Trend of Making Movies on Sikh Gurus – What’s Behind It and How to Tackle It? : Ajaypal Singh Brar

Samvad, a discussion forum, held a discussion on "Personification of the Sikh Gurus in Films and Sikh Principles" at Sangrur on 28 July, 2019. Sikh activist Sandeep Singh Teja, Ajaypal Singh Brar and Dr. Sewak Singh shared their views during this event.

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".

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.

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.

Why Sikhs Should Not Personify Guru Sahibs in Films or Animation Movies: Sandeep Singh Teja

Samvad, a discussion forum, held a discussion on "Personification of the Sikh Gurus in Films and Sikh Principles" at Sangrur on 28 July, 2019. Sikh activist Sandeep Singh Teja, Ajaypal Singh Brar and Dr. Sewak Singh shared their views during this event.

Kartarpur Corridor: Punjab Govt. & SGPC Should Share $20 Fee of Yatris Who Couldn’t Afford

Dal Khalsa has urged the Punjab government and the SGPC to equally share the financial burden of pilgrims who couldn’t afford $20 fee proposed by Pakistan for visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

Akal Takht Sahib Prohibits Idols of Sikh Guru Sahib

In a written release issued by S. Jaspal Singh, personal assistant of SGPC appointed Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib Giani Harpreet Singh, it is said that the Akal Takht Sahib has prohibited the same of idols of Guru Sahibs.

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.




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Amidst Deadlock on GoI-Naga Talks, Nagaland CM Cancels Leaves; Issues Strict Orders to Cops, Bureaucrats to Stay on Duty

In wake of deadlock between Government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN - IM) in political settlement talks, the government of Nagaland has reportedly cancelled all leaves of state cops and bureaucrats. Nagaland CM has issued orders to cops and bureaucrats to stay on duty.

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.

Kartarpur Corridor: Punjab Govt. & SGPC Should Share $20 Fee of Yatris Who Couldn’t Afford

Dal Khalsa has urged the Punjab government and the SGPC to equally share the financial burden of pilgrims who couldn’t afford $20 fee proposed by Pakistan for visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

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”.

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.

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.