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Brampton teen makes banking app for people in developing countries

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Brampton : While his fellow students are intensely focused on earning good grades and getting ahead, Gurujot Singh is thinking about how he can improve people’s lives a few continents away.The 17-year-old North Park Secondary School student conceptualized a phone app that would offer virtual financial services to India’s poor and presented his idea at the J7 Summit in Germany ...

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Derby school aims to promote Sikh virtues and British values to pupils

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Derby :”Sikh virtues and British values” are combining in a new city school to give pupils an all-round education, according to its founders. Akaal Primary School is Derby’s latest free school – and the city’s first Sikh school.Dr Daljit Singh Virk, chairman of the school’s governors, has been behind the drive to create the school, which he said “provides a values-based ...

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Misdirected Muslim hatred leads to long punishment for attack on Sikh in Fresno

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FRESNO : A savage attack on an 82-year-old Sikh man has earned a Fresno man 13 years in prison.Piara Singh’s suffered from a punctured lung, broken ribs, and multiple bruises. More than two years later, the mental pain and anguish are still fresh.“Although he has recovered from his wounds after the attack, he still has flashbacks,” said community activist Ike ...

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After stiff opposition, SGPC lifts Journalists ban at it’s HQ

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AMRITSAR SAHIB : Following stiff opposition, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has reportedly lifted the ban on the entry of journalists to its head-quarters at Teja Singh Samundri Hall.The warning notice refusing entry has reportedly been removed. Taking a u-turn on the matter, the SGPC authorities clarified that there is no restriction on journalists from entering the head-quarters.The journalists ...

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AC Milan join forces with British Sikh coach for FA launch

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London : Italian giants AC Milan have joined forces with Khalsa Football Academy founder Bal Singh to help launch a Football Association Community Development Centre designed to tackle the under-representation of Asians in football.Earlier this year, the FA released an action plan entitled Bringing Opportunities Closer to Communities to open up pathways for the Asian community across football in this ...

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