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Sikh Jatha Leaves for Pakistan to Participate in Vaisakhi Samagams

The first Sikh Jatha left for Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan for Vaisakhi samagams on Friday (April 11).

India Postpones Kartarpur Corridor Meet; Pak Minister Asks India Not to Shy Away

Last week the Indian government had announced to postpone April 2 talks with Pakistan on Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib to Dera Baba Nanak corridor.

Kartarpur Karta Vasai: Kartarpur Sahib, Since its Inception to Now and Beyond (Harinder S. SikhRI)

The Centre on Studies in Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar hosted a lecture of Sikh educationist and activist S. Harinder Singh on “Sri Kartarpur Sahib, since its inception to now and beyond” on Thursday, 28 March 2019.

Sikh Delegation Meets Pakistan HC in London; Says Parkash Gurpurab Celebrations Would Bolster Regional Peace

A delegation of Sikhs representatives from a cross section of organisations and Gurdwaras across the UK met with a senior a Pakistani diplomat (on March 26, 2019) and have also written to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, pledging assistance in organising events linked to the forthcoming 550th Parkash Gurpurab of the founder of their faith. Amidst worrying regional tensions, the move will be seen as a welcome contrast to the events of recent weeks in South Asia.

GNDU To Host Harinder Singh SikhRI’s Lecture on “Sri Kartarpur Sahib: Since Its Inception To Now And Beyond”

The Centre on Studies in Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar is going to host the lecture of Sikh educationist and activist S. Harinder Singh on "Sri Kartarpur Sahib, since its inception to now and beyond". 

Pakistan Agrees to Keep Fields Around Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Intact

As per media reports the government of Pakistan has agreed to keep the fields around Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib intact. The global Sikh sangat was concerned over reports about plans of mass construction around the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Narowal district of West Punjab in Pakistan.

India and Pakistan Hold Talks at Attari About Kartarpur Sahib Corridor; Next Round on April 2

Amidst easing tension Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan.

Joint Statement of India And Pakistan on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor After March 14 Meeting

The officials of India and Pakistan held a meeting at Wagah-Attari crossing point between East and West Punjab. The meeting was held on East Punjab side. A joint statement was issued after the meeting.

Pakistan Directs Its Delhi High Commission to Issue 3000 Yatri Visas for Sikhs on Vaisakhi

Despite heightened tension with Indian state, the federal government of Pakistan on Monday (March 11) issued orders to Pakistan’s High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to 3,000 Sikh Yatris for the upcoming Vaisakhi Mela.

India Ready for Scheduled Talks with Pakistan on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

Indian government has reportedly said that it was open for talks on the Kartarpur Corridor issue that are scheduled for March 13 and receive the delegation from Pakistan.

Global Sikh Council Praises Pakistan PM Imran Khan for Kartarpur Corridor and Guru Nanak University

The Global Sikh Council (GSC) has praised the Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan for his string of measures as part of Guru Nanak Ji’s 550th Parkash Gurpurab celebrations this year.

Pakistan to Name Baloki Forest Reserve After Guru Nanak Ji

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on Saturday (Feb. 9) that he plans to name the Baloki Forest Reserve after Guru Nanak Ji and has also asked his administration to establish a university after the name of first Sikh Guru.

Sikh Lawmaker Becomes Parliamentary Secretary in Pakistan

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, a Sikh lawmaker has been appointed as a parliamentary secretary. Department of Sardar Mahinder Pal Singh, a member of Punjab Assembly, is likely to be announced in the next couple of days, a news reported in The Express Tribune notes.

Antim Ardas for Bibi Manjit Kaur to Held at Nankana Sahib and Darbar Sahib

Bibi Manjeet Kaur, wife of Dal Khalsa founder Bhai Gajinder Singh passed away in Germany two days ago. She breathed her last in a hospital where she was admitted since last few weeks due to multiple health problems.

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor – Indian Govt. Identifies Land Required on East Punjab Side; Issues Notification

The Indian government's ministry of road transport and highways has reportedly identified the land it requires for the East Punjab side of the Kartarpur corridor. A media report has also said that the government has also issued notification under the National Highways Act 1956.

Pakistan’s Provincial Government to Turn Hari Singh Nalwa’s Fort into Museum

The government in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has decided to convert a historic fort built by a Sikh commander into a museum.

Pakistani Police Apologise After Sikh was Fined For Not Wearing Helmet

Reports emanating from Peshawar in Pakistan note that the traffic police authorities in this city of Pakistan Thursday (January 24) apologised to the Sikh community after a Sikh motorcyclist was issued a challan for not wearing a helmet. The cops said that the challan was issued “mistakenly”.

Bibi Manjeet Kaur, Wife of Exiled Sikh Leader Bhai Gajinder Singh, Passed Away

Bibi Manjeet Kaur, wife of Sikh leader Bhai Gajinder Singh passed away this morning due to health issues. He breathed last in a hospital in Canada. Bhai Gajinder Singh, a founding member of pro-freedom Sikh group Dal Khalsa, is living in exile.

Vijay Sampla Creating Hurdles for Sikhs on Kartarpur Corridor: CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has accused Indian Minister and former Punjab State BJP President Vijay Sampla for "trying to scuttle the dreams of the Sikh community by unnecessarily complicating the process of travel and darshan at the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara".

New Tunnel to Take Sikhs Straight to Gurdwara Nankana Sahib

To facilitate Sikh devotees, a tunnel will be constructed from the railway track to the Gurdawara Nankana Sahib.

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