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Pakistan: Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims hit by train, 19 dead

03 Jul 2020

Pakistan: Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims hit by train, 19 dead

At least nineteen people have died in Pakistan on Friday after a train hit a passenger bus, carrying Sikh pilgrims, in Sheikhupura.

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

25 Mar 2020

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

06 Mar 2020

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

Congress took a sigh of relief in Madhya Pradesh, thinking the worst was over as six MLAs, whom it claimed were "poached" by the BJP, returned home.

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

06 Jan 2020

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

On Friday, a mob gheraoed a gurudwara in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib city and hurled stones at the holy shrine.

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

05 Jan 2020

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

Nankana Sahib attack: Meenakshi Lekhi slams absentee Sidhu; promotes CAA

05 Jan 2020

Nankana Sahib attack: Meenakshi Lekhi slams absentee Sidhu; promotes CAA

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Meenakshi Lekhi has slammed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for the latter's silence over the Friday attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

12 Dec 2019

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused quite a stir in the Northeastern state of Assam. Since Wednesday, when the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, protests have intensified, triggering curfews, the suspension of internet services, and utter mayhem.

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

01 Nov 2019

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.

India, Pakistan sign agreement to operationalize Kartarpur Corridor

24 Oct 2019

India, Pakistan sign agreement to operationalize Kartarpur Corridor

On Thursday, India and Pakistan signed an agreement to operationalize the Kartarpur Corridor at the "zero line" on the Indo-Pak border.

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

22 Oct 2019

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

30 Sep 2019

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

In a snub to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan has decided to invite former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, due to be held in November.

Houston: Sikh police officer shot dead in a cold-blooded way

28 Sep 2019

Houston: Sikh police officer shot dead in a cold-blooded way

An Indian-American Sikh police officer, Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal died after being shot multiple times in the head from behind, during a traffic stop in Houston, Texas. The assailant was later found and taken into custody.

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

03 Sep 2019

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

After reports of forced conversions of women from minority religious groups in Pakistan surfaced, PM Imran Khan announced yesterday that his government would facilitate pilgrimage to Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib Gurdwaras for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

19 Jul 2019

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.

Delhi Police thrashes tempo driver, minor son; 3 cops suspended

17 Jun 2019

Delhi Police thrashes tempo driver, minor son; 3 cops suspended

A violent clash broke out between Delhi Police officers and Gramin Seva driver in Mukherjee Nagar area on Sunday.

Delhi: Sikh man distributes water to strangers, wins Internet's heart

08 Jun 2019

Delhi: Sikh man distributes water to strangers, wins Internet's heart

No matter how much you deny, climate change is a real problem and it is accelerating faster than you think.

US: Sikhs distribute gift cards, Indian food to TSA employees

29 Jan 2019

US: Sikhs distribute gift cards, Indian food to TSA employees

The Sikh community of Indiana State in the US distributed Indian food and gift cards to the employees of the federal Transportation and Security Administration who haven't received their pay checks due to the partial government shutdown lasting for a record over 35 days.

Sajjan Kumar produced before court in another anti-Sikh riots case

28 Jan 2019

Sajjan Kumar produced before court in another anti-Sikh riots case

On Monday, jailed former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was produced before a Delhi court for the hearing of another case pertaining to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Raising 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans, Sikh separatists hold protest in US

27 Jan 2019

Raising 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans, Sikh separatists hold protest in US

A small group of Sikh separatists held a protest in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington during which they tried to burn the tricolour on the Republic Day, a move slammed by local Sikh community.

Kapil Sharma-Ginni Chatrath to host third wedding reception next month?

24 Jan 2019

Kapil Sharma-Ginni Chatrath to host third wedding reception next month?

Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath are happily married for over a month now. But the couple is in no mood to stop their wedding celebrations.

Hate crime in US: Man brutally kicks, punches Sikh man

20 Jan 2019

Hate crime in US: Man brutally kicks, punches Sikh man

A Sikh man has been brutally assaulted in an alleged hate crime by a white man who pulled his beard, kicked and punched him in the face at a store in the US, the latest such incident in the country.

Indian-American Sikh accorded with Rosa Park Trailblazer award

19 Jan 2019

Indian-American Sikh accorded with Rosa Park Trailblazer award

An Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa, has been presented with the prestigious Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities to change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community.

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

09 Jan 2019

#PolicyExplainer: All about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday had passed, amid protests by the Opposition, the Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan to only allow 500 pilgrims per day

30 Dec 2018

Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan to only allow 500 pilgrims per day

After agreeing to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims looking to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, the Pakistan government, reportedly, is mulling imposing certain conditions.

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

30 Nov 2018

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

The UK government has confirmed an amendment to a new weapons bill going through the Parliament to ensure that it wouldn't impact the right of the British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords.

Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

25 Nov 2018

Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

The Sikhs in America have hailed the Indian Government's decision to build a religious corridor linking border district of Gurdaspur with historic Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, thus, fulfilling a long pending demand of the community.

Delhi: Machine to print Guru Granth Sahib to be imported

24 Nov 2018

Delhi: Machine to print Guru Granth Sahib to be imported

The management committee of Sikh Gurdwaras in Delhi will import an ultra modern fully computerized offset machine from Germany to print Sikh holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib.

PM Modi on Kartarpur corridor: 'Even Berlin Wall fell'

24 Nov 2018

PM Modi on Kartarpur corridor: 'Even Berlin Wall fell'

A day after the Union Cabinet cleared the development of the Kartarpur corridor to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he hoped it would serve as a bridge between India and Pakistan.

Govt to build Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan urged to follow suit

22 Nov 2018

Govt to build Kartarpur corridor, Pakistan urged to follow suit

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district to the international border shared with Pakistan.

Australia: Sikh council nominee racially targeted in social media video

23 Oct 2018

Australia: Sikh council nominee racially targeted in social media video

A Sikh man running for the city council in Australia has been racially targeted by a man in a truck shouting racial slurs at a life-sized cut-out made from one of his election placards.

Helmets might become optional for Sikh women in Chandigarh

17 Oct 2018

Helmets might become optional for Sikh women in Chandigarh

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) advised the Chandigarh administration to make helmets optional for all Sikh women riding two-wheelers or sitting pillion, a practice followed in New Delhi.

UK: Sikh woman jailed for harassing Hindu ex-boyfriend

27 Sep 2018

UK: Sikh woman jailed for harassing Hindu ex-boyfriend

A British Sikh woman was jailed for two years by a UK court for racially abusing and harassing her Hindu ex-boyfriend and his family for five years, including attacking their religion by posting beef through their door.

US airman convicted of hate crime for beating Sikh man

01 Sep 2018

US airman convicted of hate crime for beating Sikh man

A US airman has been found guilty of aggravated assault with a hate-crime enhancement for beating a Sikh man two years ago.

UK Govt distances itself from pro-Khalistan-rally that triggered diplomatic tensions

19 Aug 2018

UK Govt distances itself from pro-Khalistan-rally that triggered diplomatic tensions

The UK Government has distanced itself from the issue of a pro-Khalistan rally organized by Sikh separatist groups at London's Trafalgar Square.

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in New Jersey

17 Aug 2018

US: Sikh man stabbed to death in New Jersey

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in the US state of New Jersey, the third incident targeting the minority Sikh community in the country in three weeks.

US: Police-chief's son attacks Sikh man; shows 'middle-finger' in court

12 Aug 2018

US: Police-chief's son attacks Sikh man; shows 'middle-finger' in court

The teenager son of a police chief in California, who brutally assaulted a 71-year-old Sikh man, grinned and made obscene gestures by flashing his middle fingers, during his first court appearance, according to a report by Sacramento's FOX40 News.

Canada: Sikh man shot dead outside home, cousin injured

07 Aug 2018

Canada: Sikh man shot dead outside home, cousin injured

A 19-year-old Sikh man, Gagandeep Singh Dhaliwal, was shot dead outside his home and his cousin was injured by unidentified persons in an apparent targeted shooting in Canada's Abbotsford, police said.

US: Sikh man beaten, told 'go back to your country'

06 Aug 2018

US: Sikh man beaten, told 'go back to your country'

A 50-year-old Sikh man was allegedly beaten up by two white men in Keyes, California and a racist message "Go back to ur country" was spray-painted on his pickup truck.

Pakistan's first Sikh cop fired for being absent from work

03 Aug 2018

Pakistan's first Sikh cop fired for being absent from work

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer has been sacked from service for being absent from office for over three months.

Singapore: Bangladeshi man disguised as Sikh to rob pawn-shop arrested

02 Aug 2018

Singapore: Bangladeshi man disguised as Sikh to rob pawn-shop arrested

A Bangladeshi national disguised as a Sikh to rob a pawn shop in Singapore has been arrested, Singapore police said today.