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Sikh body objects to upcoming Hindi TV serial Gurbani, scheduled to being on March 14 at Colors TV

Jharkhand, Bihar (March 10, 2013): A Sikh body, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has approached Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh against an upcoming Hindi TV serial titled “Gurbani”.

More trouble for Punjabi Rapper Honey Singh – Ambala court asked police to file report on vulgar songs by April 4

Ambala, Haryana (February 28, 2013): According to recent media reports it appears that the opposition to vulgar songs and obscene videos is gaining momentum. This could bring more trouble for controversial singers who restore to vulgar songs and obscene videos for earning money.

Punjabi University students blacklist Jazzy B, Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh & others for vulgar singing

Patiala, Punjab (February 20, 2013): According to media reports: "[g]iving impetus to the public outcry against lewd suggestive songs, students of Punjabi University on Wednesday blacked out Punjabi singers known for spreading vulgarity, during the varsity's annual fete".

Preserving the heritage – Panjab Digital Library launched in the United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom (February 19, 2013): The Panjab Digital Library (PDL) launched in the UK with a permanent installation at Europe's largest Gurdwara, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSSS), celebrating the Sovereign Sikh spirit under the leadership of Banda Singh Bahadar and the resultant Khalsa Raj.

Singers Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh & Geeta Zaildar threatened over vulgar singing?

Jalandhar, Punjab (February 8, 2013): There are reports in media that Punjabi Rapper and film artiste Yo Yo Honey Singh, besides some others, has been warned and threatened by a some militant organization.

Punjabi is 3rd most-spoken language in England and Wales

London, United Kingdom (January 04, 2013): According to media reports 'Punjabi' is the third most-spoken language in England and Wales, as per figures of the 2011 census. English tops the list, followed by Polish.

After turban removal incident in Queenstown, Sikh MP emphasized the sacredness of turban (Dastar)

Queenstown, New Zealand (February 02, 2013): According to a news report by 3News (New Zealand) a Sikh Member of Parliament has appealed for cultural understanding after a turban incident in Queenstown.

SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar planting a ceremonial tree at Naulakha Garden (January 31, 2013)

Plantation of Medicinal Plants at Kiratpur Sahib celebrating Sikh Guru Har Rai Ji’s Birthday

Kiratpur Sahib, Punjab (February 02, 2012): According to a press release (dated January 31, 2013) by EcoSikh: "Celebrating the 383rd birth anniversary of 7th Guru of Sikhs, Guru Har Rai Sahib, the Sikh volunteer organisation Shree Ganga Nursery of Zirakpur in collaboration with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee [...]

Baal Kavi Darbar (Kids Poems Recitation Program) held by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle

Toronto, Canada (January 24, 2013): On January 19, 2013 Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle Canada organized a Baal Kavi Darbaar at Guru Singh Sabha Malton, in which over 40 participants recited poems in praise of Guru Panth and the teachings.

Bahaar – Unthinkable Burdon : a film on the real life story of a young Sikh male tortured by Indian police

Ontario, Canada (January 10, 2012): According to information shared by Canadian Sikh Coalition (CSC) with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) the organization is going to present "Bhaar" - a film on the real life story of a young Sikh male who was subjected to torture by the Indian police.

Arrest Punjabi singers – Jazzy B, Honey Singh & Diljit Dosanjh: Istri Jagriti Manch (IJM)

Chandigarh/Jalandhar, Punjab (January 02, 2012): It is learnt that some women awareness groups have demanded arrest of Punjabi singers namely Jazzy B, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Diljit Dosanjh.

India-Lucknow: Rapper Honey Singh booked for vulgar & offensive songs

Lucknow/Ludhiana, India/Punjab (December 31, 2012): As per information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) rapper Honey Singh has been booked by police for his vulgar songs. An FIR was reportedly lodged against rapper Honey Singh on December 31, 2012 for offensive lyrics in some of his songs.

EcoFest – Environmentally tied talent competition is announced for Punjab Students

Washington, United States (December 22, 2012): EcoSikh, an international environmental body, launched an art and a creativity contest for youth of Punjab in collaboration with a Punjab NGO called Sukrit. Hundreds of Students from all across North India are expected to take part in this unique competition.

Takhat Sri Hazur Sahib Joining the Green Pilgrimage Network (GPN) at XI CBD at Hyderabad

Hyderabad/India (October 14, 2012): On the 7th day of the U.N.’s COP 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, eleven of India’s holy towns and cities came together to launch the India chapter of the international Green Pilgrimage Network (GPN).

A view of Darbar Sahib on Guru Ramdas Ji’s Gurpurb

A view of Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar on October 09, 2012.

Balpreet Kaur

Balpreet Kaur: Embodiment of Truth, Goodness, & Beauty – An Inspiration for one and all

Recent incident involving Ohio State University student Balpreet Kaur, who became the subject of the mockery on a social media site, has drawn my attention to the uncanny nature of humans.

Sikh History featured at San Francisco Asian Art Museum

San Francisco, USA (October 8, 2012): According to a news report a gallery featuring Sikh history through pictures and artifacts is currently at display at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, located on 200 Larkin Street.

Sikh Federation (UK) hopeful of favourable solution of Sikh Turban (Dastar) issue in Europe

London (August 28, 2012): The Sikh Federation (UK) has claimed to have received the letter from the Department for Transport regarding the respect to the Sikh turban (dastaar) at airports in the UK. The organization is hopeful regarding favorable solution of the issue in European countries including the UK.

AGPC condemn Sukhbir’s proposal of introducing Casino culture in Punjab

Ludhiana (August 04,2012): Next to Hukka Bars in Punjab, the Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal has another proposal for the state - casinos. Allegedly aiming to boost tourist footfall, Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal is said to have ordered the state's infrastructure development agency, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB), to set up a Las Vegas strip-like casino at Mattewara village on the banks of river Satluj near Ludhiana.

A smorgasbord of kirpans and swords (asleen_kaur)

Why Italy refuses to recognize the world’s fifth-largest religion

ROME - Should a boy scout walking around with a Swiss-army knife be considered dangerous? Should Swiss-army knives be banned altogether? Well, for the Italian interior minister, if the small knife is carried for religious reasons, then the answer is yes.

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