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“Panj-Rang” Arts Exhibition at Punjabi University from 14 to 28 February

Arts Gallery and Museum is going to hold an Arts Exhibition titled as "Panj Rang" for two weeks- from February 14 to 28.

USA: Sikh Officers Allowed to Wear Dastar on Duty in New York Police Department (NYDP

In face of the latest amendments in the uniform policy of the New York Police Department (NYPD) Sikh officers will now be allowed to wear their turbans

Three Days Shaheedi Sabha begins at Fatehgarh Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab (December 26, 2011): The Three-day Shaheedi Sabha in the memory of two younger Sahibzadas Guru Gobind singh and his mother Mata Gujri ji began on December 25 at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Sikh martial artists show combative skills at Virsa Sambhal Gatka event

Gatka teams from Punjab and Rajasthan showcased their mesmerising combative and defensive skills of traditional martial art during Virsa Sambhal Gatka tournament held at Talwandi Sabo on Vaisakhi

Satinder Sartaaj’s music album Hazarey Wala Munda released at Chandigarh

‘Hazarey Wala Munda’, a compilation of eight melodious tracks by Satinder Sartaa was released on 18th March 2016 at Chandigarh. The album under the label of Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.

12th Khalsa Khed Utsav starts at SGPC run university in Fatehgarh Sahib

12th edition of Khalsai Khed Utsav started off with much fervor and enthusiasm at the Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib under the guidance of Vice Chancellor, Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia.

SGPC to hold World Punjabi Language Conference in October at Fatehgarh Sahib

Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee has announced you to hold a World Punjabi Conference at Fatehgarh Sahib in October.

Second Punjab State Women Gatka Championship from Sept. 27

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.

Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) inter college Gatka tournament on Sept 5

Amritsar, Punjab (August 31, 2014): Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar is going to organize its' inter-college Gatka tournament at university campus grounds on September 5. The opening ceremony will be held at 9 am. All men and women Gatka teams from various colleges affiliated with GNDU could take part in this martial art event.

2nd Punjab state Gatka Championship commences at Machhiwara

Two days Punjab state Gatka Championship (men & women) at Machhiwara (Ludhiana) begun on Agusut 16. About 500 Gatka players from 17 districts' teams are participating in this tournament under 14, 17, 19, 22 and 25 years events in single soti, farri-soti and weapons demonstration.

Punjabi singer Ranjit Bawa apologises after social-media outrage over vulgar singing

Vulgarity in Punjabi songs has started to catch attention of audience and with the 'power' of social-media the listeners are getting their resentment noticed.

Canada: April to be observed as Sikh Heritage Month

Ontario, Canada (March 30, 2014): April will from now on be recognized as Sikh Heritage Month. Bill 52 approved in the Ontario Legislature in December was introduced by Brampton New Democrat MPP Jagmeet Singh last April.

Efforts to rescue abducted Pak Sikhs intensify

Pakistan (February 17, 2014): It is learnt that Pakistan Sikh leaders has been holding meeting with the Pakistan leadership, including the so-called 'hardliners', to save the two Sikh who were abducted near Deraban area of Dera Ismail Khan last week.

Punjabi University to launch Punjabipedia to promote Punjabi language

Patiala, Punjab (January 24, 2014): As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), the Punjabi University, Patiala is going to launch Punjabi encyclopaedia – Punjabipedia next week. Punjabi University is aiming to promote Punjabi language through this project.

Bill Boards by Kar Sewa Khadoor Sahib, supporting Amritsar Foundation Day at Gurdwara Baba Deep Singh Shaheed

Amritsar’s 436th Foundation Day celebrated on July 6

Amritsar, Punjab (July 11, 2013): As per information the "Amritsar Sthapana Diwas" (Amritsar Foundation Day) was celebrated with much enthusiasm over a three day period by Eco-Amritsar, an initiative of Washington-based EcoSikh, and its partner organizations. Hundreds of people participated in several separate events organized all over the city by various stakeholders, including religious programs, art shows by city artists, educational seminar and marches by Gurdwaras and several organizations.

High Court dismisses the petition of SI Sujeet Singh; Failed to take notice of disclosure of fake encounters

Chandigarh/ Punjab (July 08, 2013): It is learnt that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the petition of suspended Sub-Inspector (SI) Surjeet Singh. SI Surjeet Singh has disclosed that he was part of mass human rights abuses in Punjab during early-mid-1990s and killed 83 innocent Sikhs at the orders of his superior – Paramjeet Singh Gill (SSP) – who is now posted at Ludhiana as police commissioner.

Rihaiyan – New Song by Raj Kakra [Prof. Bhullar & Sikhs in Jails]

Ludhaina, Punjab (May 22, 2013): Punjabi lyricist and singer Raj Kakra's new song Rihaiyan talks about Sikhs in Jails.

Eco-Amritsar formed to launch Amritsar Foundation Day on July 6

Amritsar, Punjab (May 8, 2013): Amritsar, the city of the Golden Temple, will celebrate annually its Foundation Day, the day it was established by Guru Ram Dass, the 4th Sikh Guru, in 1577. This effort will be spearheaded by Eco Amritsar, a group formed by the Washington based EcoSikh.Amritsar, Punjab (May 8, 2013): Amritsar, the city of the Golden Temple, will celebrate annually its Foundation Day, the day it was established by Guru Ram Dass, the 4th Sikh Guru, in 1577. This effort will be spearheaded by Eco Amritsar, a group formed by the Washington based EcoSikh.

P&H High Court summons Punjabi rapper Honey Singh for May 14; Takes up PIL against Vulgar Songs

Chandigarh (April 25, 2013): According to certain media reports the Punjab and Haryana high court on April 25, 2013 ordered Punjabi rapper-cum-singer Honey Singh to present himself before the court on May 14, 2013 to respond to the allegations levelled against him for singing a song 'Main Hoon Balatkari' (I am a rapist).

First screening of Bhaar – the unthinkable burden to take place in Surrey, BC on March 23 & 24

Toronto, Canada (March 13, 2013): The Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) presents the Toronto screening of Bhaar - a film on the real life story of a young Sikh male who was subjected to torture by the Indian police. Through the eyes of one man's experiences, this film provides insight into the complex political and social atmosphere of Punjab in the 1980s.

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