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Punjab Government Declares Eid-Ul-Zuha (Bakr-id) Public Holiday on August 22

On the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Government has declared gazetted public holiday on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Zuha (Bakr-id) on August 22 (Wednesday).

Sikh Groups Send Relief Material, Supplies to Set up Langars at Flood Hit Kerala

Whereas various Hindutva elements are blaming ‘beef eaters’ for flood catastrophe in Kerala, more Sikh groups are coming forward to extend helping hands to people of Kerala on humanitarian grounds.

Attacks on Sikhs in India: SGPC Writes to Indian Home Minister, CMs of Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan

SGPC has asserted that violent incidents with the minority Sikh community in different parts of the country are like reminding them of being second-class citizens in the country.

Kerala Floods is Man-made Calamity: Ecology Expert Madhav Gadgil

Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August, which has led to statewide floods killing hundreds and causing severe damage.

Metropolitian Police Admits Failings During 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembrance March in London

On 4 June the day after the 1984 Sikh Genocide Remembrance March and Freedom Rally in central London the Sikh Federation (UK) wrote to Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London and Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

More Indian Soldiers Killed by Themselves Than by ‘Others’

More soldiers of India's forces have been killed by themselves than by anyone else. It is learnt from media reports that a total of 437 armed force personnel have committed suicide in the last four years against 237 killed during "combat operations" which include cross border firing and even aircraft crash.

Officiating Head of Guru Nanak Studies Dept. of GNDU Accused of ‘Favoritism’

Dr. Amarjit Singh, who was given additional charge as officiating head of Guru Nanak Studies department of Guru Nanak Dev University amid controversies, has now been accused of resorting “irregularities” in entrance examination of M.Phil (religious studies) to “ensure admission of his favorite students”.

Sikh Groups Want Government to Name Sumedh Saini in Behbal Kalan Firing FIR

Sikh groups on Sunday reportedly handed over memorandums to three Congress MLAs in Jalandhar and demanded that former Punjab police chief Sumedh Saini and other cops identified by Justice (Retd.) Ranjit Singh Commission should also be named in the FIRs regarding firing at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura.

On 40th Foundation Day, Pro-Freedom Sikh Group Expresses Determination for Khalistan

As Dal Khalsa completes its 40-year struggle for Sikh sovereignty, the organisation held a conference in the city where it was launched on 13 August 1978.

JNU Students Leader Umar Khalid Shot At In Delhi, Escapes Unhurt

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was shot at by an unidentified man outside Constitution Club of India in New Delhi on Monday afternoon. Umar Khalid managed to escape unhurt.

Indian Army Major, 7 Others Booked for Killing 12 yrs old boy in 2009 Manipur ‘Encounter’

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly registered an FIR against a Major of Indian Army major besides 7 others for murdering a 12 years old boy in 2009 in an alleged encounter in Manipur.

India: International Human Rights Groups Concerned Over Assam’s Citizen Identification Drive

The Indian authorities should ensure that documenting and updating the names of citizens in the northeastern state of Assam is transparent and nondiscriminatory, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International India said today.

IFJ Asia-Pacific Takes Notice of Thrashing of TV Journalist In Ferozpur

Yesterday on 30th July team of four journalists from News18(A private news company) went to investigate illegal mining near Amir Khas village in Jalalabad(Ferozepur). As they started their activities, they got surrounded by a group of unidentified people and they started beating them. The reporters Neeraj Bali, video journalist Sandeep Kumar and Prithpal Singh were harmed and got several injuries another reporter Suraj Bhan succeeded to escape from the place of action.

Australian Community Turns Down Proposal to Install Gandhi’s Statue in Melbourne

"More than 900 people participated in the survey, commissioned by the Dandenong Council with more people saying no to the proposal. The survey information and other matters came up recently before a meeting of the Indian Prescient Task Force led by Gabrielle Williams, MP, Dandenong", noted a report in South Asia Times (SAT).

Offensive NJ 101.5 Radio Host Comments Against NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Offers Opportunity to Educate, says Sikh Coalition

In response to these ignorant comments about Gurbir Grewal and the Sikh community urged for a public apology from the hosts and station. A US-based civil rights group the Sikh Coalition reportedly provided media resources on Sikhi for the entire radio station and offered cultural and religious sensitivity training for all staff members.

Punjab CM Objects On Haryana’s Proposal For Punjab University

Captain Amarinder Singh said historically, the people of Punjab have been very intimately associated and have identified themselves with this university right from its inception. The Panjab University occupies an emotional place in the minds of Punjabis on account of historical, regional and cultural reasons. Right from the beginning it has emerged as an educational and cultural symbol of Punjab’s legacy and inheritance to an extent that it has almost become synonymous with the state of Punjab, he said.

Punjab Police Arrests 11 Members of Devinder Bambiha Group

Punjab Police has arrested 11 members of Devinder Bambiha group. The Organised Crime Control Unit (OCCU) of intelligence wing has arrested one Aman Kumar @Amna Jaito and Yadwinder Singh @Yaddu Jaito along with nine others belonging to Devinder shooter gang.

AAP Condemns Attack On Media Persons in Jalalabad (Firozepur)

The AAP MLAs demanded from Punjab govt. the strict action must be taken against the mafia people and ensure safety and security of media people covering such events.

WSO Calls on India to End Mob Lynchings & Protect Minorities

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has expressed grave concerns over the increasing number of mob lynching attacks perpetrated by Hindutva groups and called on the Indian government to do more to protect minorities.

Pind Bachao Punjab Bachao Holding Discussion On Upcoming Panchayati Elections

Pind Bachao - Punjab Bachao Forum is hosting a discussion at Kissan Bhawan (Chandigarh) on 29 July (Sunday) starting form 10 am.

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