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  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • Akal Takht supports 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition 4 days ago

    Amritsar: Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31. All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) have initiated the process to file the online...
  • BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj expresses regret thrice in Lok Sabha after uproar over his Godse remark December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Conceding to the demands of the unrelenting opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj was forced to express regret not once or twice but thrice for saying that "Nathuram Godse is as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi". The BJP MP was also forced to withdraw...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • Sikh members quit Canada's Liberal Party, allege hijack by the World Sikh Organisation December 11, 2014

    Vancouver: A large group of Sikh members in the Canadian province of British Columbia is quitting the Liberal Party of Canada, alleging the party has been "hijacked" by the World Sikh Organisation. The Sikh members are protesting the nomination of a party candidate backed by the WSO. "We think this...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • Our community will vote for PDP, will not allow communal divide in J&K: Sikh group November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Asserting that the members of the Sikh community will vote for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said nobody will be allowed to divide the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir on communal lines. Accusing the coalition National Conference (NC) and Congress government of discriminatory against...
  • Watch: UK Indians offer silent prayer to mark 100 years of World War 1 November 10, 2014

    The UK-Indian community in London marked the centenary of Indian soldiers in the World War 1 in 1914 with silent prayers. ...
  • London: Exhibition chronicles the myriad looks of Sikhs settled in the United Kingdom November 8, 2014

    In an exhibition chronicling the different looks of Sikhs in the United Kingdom, photographers Naroop and Amit, discuss Sikh identity and individualism. ...
  • EC censures MHA over compensation to anti-Sikh riot victims November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday pulled up the Home Ministry over the reports that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims. The Commission asked why a denial was not issued to the media in this case. In an order on the issue, the Commission said the absence...
  • Delhi: Gurbani notes reverberate in Rashtrapati Bhavan November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday reverberated with 'Gurbani' (Sikh religious prayers) as President Pranab Mukherjee hosted a special programme which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A portrait of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion,...
  • Rahul Gandhi names 1984 riots accused in Delhi poll panel, red-faced Congress says there is no such list November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi heads for fresh Assembly elections, confusion seems to setting within the Congress ranks. After a leaked list of Congress committe for Delhi election came under criticism for having anti-Sikh riots tainted Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, the party claimed that there was no such list. Congress sources...
  • 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal? November 5, 2014

    Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country. ...
  • Delhi poll panel: BJP lashes out at Congress November 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party lashed out at the Congress for reportedly constituting a poll panel which had 1984 anti-Sikh riots as its members. ...
  • Congress backtracks, denies forming Delhi election panel with 1984 riots accused as members November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. Sources in the party told CNN-IBN that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had formed an Election Command Committee...
  • Memorial for 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims to come up in Delhi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A memorial in remembrance of the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots is being built at Gurdwara Rakhabganj Sahib in the heart of the national capital. The memorial, dubbed "Wall of Tears", is being constructed by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK and its construction was...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has written...
  • Re-open 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs 182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator...
  • Amritsar: Clashes erupt between Nihang Sikhs, three injured October 24, 2014

    Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Amritsar on Friday as two groups of Nihang Sikhs clashed ahead of a traditional martial arts display, leaving three injured. The groups were reportedly equipped with licensed arms, swords and other sharp weapons. The two groups were moving towards an open ground when the altercation broke out. The police...
  • Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up on Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab. Fireworks display and millions of lights around the whole complex saw thousands of devotees turning up for the occasion. The day is celebrated in...
  • Gurdwara closed in Belgium for harbouring illegal immigrants October 22, 2014

    London: A Gurdwara in Belgium would be shut for a month for allegedly harbouring 11 illegal Indian immigrants, including a minor, authorities said while ordering their deportation. During a recent police raid, eleven illegal immigrants were found in the cellars of an empty building in the town of Vilvoorde. "This is the...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India becomes an issue in USA's California election race October 18, 2014

    Sacramento: Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of...
  • Haryana polls: Congress to pay heavy price for dividing Sikhs, says SGPC October 12, 2014

    Ambala: Congress will pay a "heavy price" in the upcoming Haryana polls for "dividing" the Sikh community by creating a separate body for managing Sikh shrines in the state, Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) said on Sunday. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said that the Congress had challenged the supremacy...
  • Malaysia Sikhs lodge report against offensive online comment October 4, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Police are investigating reports lodged by members of Malaysia`s Sikh community against a Facebook user for posting an offensive comment against the founder of the faith, Guru Nanak, a media report said on Saturday. Lawyer Gurmukh Singh, who lodged the report in Dang Wangi area, said the comment was...
  • In historic homeland, Pakistan's Sikhs live under constant threat October 4, 2014

    Peshawar: Every time someone walks into his pharmacy in the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar, Amarjeet Singh prepares for the worst. "I don't know if it's a customer or an assailant who will reach out for his gun," Amarjeet, a member of Pakistan's tiny Sikh minority, said. Easily recognised because of their...
  • Haryana elections: Congress may bag more votes by passage of Gurdwaras Management Bill October 2, 2014

    Kurukshetra: Ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying hard to woo the Sikh vote bank in the state where one of the significant vote share comes from over 10 lakh Sikhs. Earlier in the year, the state government had passed a bill creating a separate...
  • Photos: The South Park-inspired 'Sikh Park' comic tells hilarious truths about progressive Sikh households that most youngsters identify with September 28, 2014

    'I can't make everyone happy, I'm not Rajma Chawal.' If you've been seeing this comic shared on your Facebook timeline from the last couple of days, you have probably seen 'Sikh Park' already. The Facebook page Sikh Park is a South Park-inspired comic, but a cleaner and slightly funnier version...
  • Delhi: Court to hear defamation complaint against Jagdish Tytler on October 15 September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday fixed October 15 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by a senior lawyer representing the victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The matter was put for the next date as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Gaurav Rao...
  • US lawmakers disappointed over FIBA decision on Sikh players September 18, 2014

    Washington: Two leading US lawmakers have expressed disappointment over the decision of FIBA to continue with its policy to ban players from wearing headgears in international matches, even though it allowed them to sport religious headgear as part of a "trial period" for two years. "We are deeply disappointed with the...