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Grewal to be first Sikh state Attorney General in US


Washington : A prominent Sikh-American lawyer, who has “experienced hate and intolerance first-hand”, has been nominated to serve as the next Attorney General of the US state of New Jersey. Gurbir S Grewal, a public prosecutor who previously served as an Assistant US Attorney in New York and New Jersey, was named by New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy yesterday. With ...

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Mother of all Twitter comebacks: Sikh scholar in Texas gets even with racists

Mother of all Twitter

New York : Simran Jeet Singh, a Sikh scholar of religion, has wit and his mother on his side when he deals with racists on Twitter who attack him for his turban. Singh, a professor of religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, is followed by more than 45,000 people on Twitter. The 33-year-old is also an activist against racism ...

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Seeking damages, Sikh body preserves ‘scars’ of Op Bluestar


Amritsar : To keep a ‘live evidence’ of the Operation Bluestar, as many as 147 bullet marks on the façade and sidewalls of the historic Teja Singh Samundri Hall at the Golden Temple complex have been preserved by the SGPC. Besides, a decrepit ‘Darshani Deodi’ (entrance of the sanctum sanctorum), leading to Atta Mandi near the Akal Takht, has also ...

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Sikhs in US raise $210k for underprivileged children in Punjab


Washington, December 8 : The Sikh community here has raised US$ 2,10,000 for underprivileged youth pursuing higher education in Punjab. The fund was raised at an event this week by the Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF), featuring Bollywood actor and Punjabi comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi. “The SHDF has so far given more than 5,000 scholarships to students. Out of them, 2,700 ...

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SGPC to renew ‘buta parshad’ contract


Amritsar : The newly elected SGPC executive body is set to renew its contract with the Forest Department for getting saplings for “buta parshad”, an initiative under the Nanhi Chhaan project running from the Golden Temple premises. The initiative was launched in 2009. The SGPC pays Rs 3.5 per plant to the Forest Department through Nanhi Chhaan Public Charitable Trust ...

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