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Sikh man asked to take off kirpan on New Zealand bus


Melbourne : A Sikh man in Australia was asked to take off his kirpan and “get out” of a bus when a passenger called police in panic after seeing the ceremonial knife, a media report said on Wednesday. Police boarded a busy commuter bus in Auckland on Tuesday after a passenger was seen carrying a ceremonial knife, traditionally worn by ...

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‘Allow women to sing shabad at Golden Temple’


Washington, July 26 : Sikh-Americans have proposed that women should be allowed to sing shabad or hymns at the Golden Temple to recognise the important role played by them in strengthening the Sikh faith. About 120 young Sikhs between the age group of seven and 17 from across the United States and Canada, gathered in a Maryland suburb of Washington, ...

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Takht Jathedar moots ID cards for Nihangs


Fatehgarh Sahib : Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh here today asked Nihang organisations to issue identity cards to their members so as to facilitate verification. Giani Gurbachan Singh was addressing a gathering during the ‘bhog’ ceremony of Baba Pyara Singh, who was beheaded by another Nihang at Bibangarh Sahib Gurdwara here on July 13. The Jathedar urged the state government to ...

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Anti-Sikh riots: SIT wraps up probe in 51 re-opened cases

New Delhi : The government today informed that after scrutinising 293 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Centre had re-opened 60 cases for re-investigation. But 51 of those have been closed due to lack of evidence and witnesses. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of ...

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How can there be tax on religious and community service: SGPC


Chandigarh : Questioning the logic of the central government and the GST Council imposing a tax on religious and social service done for common people, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which manages Sikh shrines in Punjab and runs a “langar” (free community kitchen) for hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis, has made its displeasure known. SGPC ...

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