Sikh

  • Delhi Police didn't act during 1984 riots, claims Cobrapost sting 22-04-2014 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: News portal Cobrapost on Tuesday came out with yet another sting operation in the middle of the election campaign. The sting revealed that the Delhi Police did not act during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. In the latest sting, Cobrapost claimed that Delhi Police officials admitted to their role...
  • There will be riots if Narendra Modi comes to power: Amarinder Singh 22-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Amritsar: In the election season of increasing attacks and counter attacks, former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh claimed that there will be riots within 6 months if Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi comes to power. He also dismissed speculations of any Modi wave in the country. "There...
  • 1984 riots: Akali Dal workers protest outside Congress office in Delhi 21-04-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Scores of Akali Dal workers on Monday held a massive protest outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SAD workers were protesting against the clean chit given by Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to one of the accused in the case, Jagdish Tytler....
  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport 08-04-2014 10:18 AM

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court, saying that government of India had denied her permission to do so. However, in a letter filed by her lawyer in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Gandhi "voluntarily" relinquished...
  • Lucid writing makes Jaspreet Singh's 'Helium' a riveting read 07-04-2014 11:48 PM

    The year 1984 brings back a lot of memories to those who have survived through those tumultuous times. Pain, anguish, loss and many unfathomable instances that were the result of human behaviour at its extreme has been written in various forms. Jaspreet Singh's Helium is set up in 1984 and...
  • US court asks Sonia Gandhi to show passport 21-03-2014 10:04 AM

    New York: A US court has asked India's Congress party President Sonia Gandhi to provide a copy of her passport to show that she was not in the US between September 2 and September 9 last year. Gandhi had filed a motion in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York,...
  • I share PM, Sonia's apology over 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rahul 16-03-2014 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: Seeking to control damage resulting from his earlier comments on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he completely shared the sentiments of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had apologised and the party President Sonia Gandhi, who had expressed regrets....
  • Photo: Meet Canadian Sikh Sarwan Singh, a Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest beard at 8.25 feet 11-03-2014 02:16 PM

    A Sikh from Canada, Sarwan Singh, displays his 8.25 feet long beard during a news conference in Ahmedabad. Singh has his name in the Guinness Book of World Record since 2008. ...
  • Soha Ali Khan soon to start shoot for a film on Sikh riots 11-03-2014 01:36 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan is awaiting the start of shooting schedule of her next project, which is based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "My next film is on 1984 Sikh riots and we will start shooting quite soon," Soha said here Monday at an event held to announce the...
  • US lawmakers ask Pentagon to welcome Sikhs in military 11-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Over 100 members of Congress from both Democratic and Republican parties have urged the US defence department to end the presumptive ban on Sikh Americans serving in the US military with their beards and turbans. In a letter to Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, the lawmakers specifically requested that the US...
  • Jagdish Tytler withdraws nomination from Northeast Delhi 06-03-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Former Congress MP Jagdish Tytler Thursday withdrew from the party's internal race for Lok Sabha candidature from the North East Delhi parliamentary constituency. "He has withdrawn from the primaries after the intervention of the party high command," a party source said. Sources also said Tytler's candidature could have...
  • Congress's primaries: Tytler files nomination from Northeast Delhi 05-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today filed his nomination for Northeast Lok Sabha seat under primaries project. The constituency, being represented by Jai Prakash Agarwal, on Tuesday witnessed...
  • US court permits Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh 01-03-2014 03:06 PM

    A US federal judge in Washington has granted a Sikh rights group's plea to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in India in a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure. The 1965 Hague Service Convention allows the process of judicial documents from one signatory...
  • Court dismisses plea against Narayan Sai for hurting sentiments by wearing turban 26-02-2014 12:57 PM

    A local court dismissed an application against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai charging him with hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by donning a turban to evade arrest in a sexual assault case. President of local outfit 'Yuva Sikh Morcha', Gagandeep Singh Bhatia, had filed an application in...
  • BJP-Akali alliance in Punjab an example of Hindu-Sikh unity: Modi 23-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Ludhiana: Addressing a joint rally with alliance partner the Shiromani Akali Dal in Ludhiana, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi called the BJP-SAD alliance an example of Hindu-Sikh unity. "The alliance of Akali Dal and BJP is not merely for the formation of...
  • Kejriwal asks Lt Governor to start SIT probe on anti-Sikh riots 19-02-2014 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: AAP's convener and former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday requested Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to set in motion the process of setting up the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by officially notifying it. "Some of the witnesses are already old and setting...
  • Kejriwal askes Jung to start SIT probe on anti-Sikh riots 19-02-2014 07:39 PM

    AAP's convener and former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday requested Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to set in motion the process of setting up the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by officially notifying it. "Some of the witnesses are already old and setting up of...
  • Delhi court directs Tytler to appear on May 31 in defamation case 19-02-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was on Wednesday directed by a Delhi court to appear before it on May 31 in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a lawyer, who is appearing for victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gaurav...
  • 23-year-old Sikh woman in UK was bullied because of excessive facial hair, she decided to keep a beard 18-02-2014 11:07 AM

    A 23-year-old woman, who suffers from a condition that causes excessive hair growth, has learnt to accept herself for who she is and claims that her beard makes her feel more feminine. Harnaam Kaur, of Slough, Berkshire, has poly-cystic ovarian syndrome which causes her to have excessive hair growth on...
  • No order on plea seeking SIT probe into 1984 riots at this stage: SC 17-02-2014 06:01 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday refrained from passing any order at this stage on a petition seeking constitution of SIT to probe series of events leading to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, asking a rights activist to bring out aspects of the incidents which purportedly have not yet been looked into...
  • AAP gives Lok Sabha ticket to man who hurled shoe at Chidambaram 17-02-2014 12:00 AM

    New Delhi: A man, who hurled a shoe at Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2009, has been chosen by the Aam Aadmi Party to contest the Lok Sabha elections. Jarnail Singh is among the 20 candidates announced by AAP on Sunday. "I had applied for a ticket from West Delhi,...
  • Sikh man wins 250,000 pounds in British TV game show 13-02-2014 04:08 PM

    A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process. Roop Singh, 54, from Leeds became only the second male contestant to take such a large sum on Channel 4 game show 'Deal...
  • L-G backs Kejriwal's demand to form a SIT on 1984 anti-Sikh riots 10-02-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday backed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's demand to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi Cabinet on February 6 had announced that a SIT will probe the riots. "The Delhi Cabinet has asked the Lieutenant...
  • Is Kejriwal daring Congress to topple his government? 06-02-2014 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress's worries are mounting in Delhi. It is a double whammy for the party. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered a probe into the alleged role of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Common Wealth Games (CWG) scam...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Cabinet asks L-G to form SIT 06-02-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday announced a Special Investigation Team will probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "The Delhi Cabinet has asked the Lieutenant Governor to form a SIT to look into the 1984 riots. Cases which were closed will be opened again and if required, will be filed...
  • 1984 riots: Sajjan Kumar opposes witness's plea not to show file 05-02-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and three others, facing trial in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on Wednesday opposed in a court here the plea of a Delhi government official that he be exempted from producing the complete file relating to grant of sanction to prosecute the former MP....
  • US court rejects SJP's request in anti-sikh riots case 05-02-2014 05:31 PM

    New York: A US court here has rejected a request by a Sikh rights group seeking more time to respond to a motion filed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to dismiss a human rights violation case against her in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots brought by the group. Judge Brian Cogan...
  • US court rejects Sikh group's request in anti-Sikh riots case 05-02-2014 03:14 PM

    New York: A US court has rejected a request by a Sikh rights group seeking more time to respond to a motion filed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi to dismiss a human rights violation case against her in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots brought by the group. Judge Brian Cogan of...
  • 1984 riots: SAD protests outside Parliament, demands fast track trial 05-02-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Shiromani AkaiI Dal MPs on Wednesday held demonstrations outside Parliament in protest of the latest revelations in Operation Bluestar about Britan's advisory role in the massacre. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal led the protests outside Parliament. She criticised the Congress saying,"It's treason on part of...
  • Operation Bluestar: Lieutenant General Brar denies UK claims 05-02-2014 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: In what could turn into a headache for the Congress party, Britain has officially admitted that they had an advisory role in Operation Bluestar. The revelation comes even as Sikh groups are demanding an SIT probe into the 1984 riots. However, Lieutenant General Brar who led Indian troops...