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SGPC To Bear Financial Burden of $1 Million Due to GST

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AMRITSAR SAHIB : With the imposition of GST (Goods & Services Tax) in India from July 1, some of the prominent Sikh shrines in Punjab are likely bear more financial burden. Currently, the Punjab government has exempted the sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib and Takht Sahibans from VAT (Value Added Tax) on purchase of any kind of goods and services, ...

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MLAs removed own turbans, says Jakhar

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Ropar : The SGPC today passed a resolution seeking an apology from Speaker Rana KP Singh over the “turban tossing” incident in the Assembly. The executive committee of the Sikh body held a meeting in this regard at Gurdwara Bhatha Sahib here. Addressing mediapersons, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said Rana was responsible for the incident as he had ordered ...

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Sikh woman becomes first turbaned Supreme Court judge in Canada

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Canberra, June 24 : Indian-origin Sikh human rights advocate Palbinder Kaur Shergill has been appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster. Shergill is the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary in Canada, the World Sikh Organisation (WSO) of Canada said, news portal Voice Online reported. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and ...

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US hate crime: Sikh-American called ‘Osama’ in racist incident in New York

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New York : A Sikh-American scholar at the New York University was allegedly called “Osama” by a teenager, in a fresh incident of apparent racial discrimination against members of the community. Simran Jeet Singh, a post-doctoral fellow at NYU’s Center for Religion and Media and a senior religion fellow for advocacy group Sikh Coalition, recalled the encounter in an essay on ...

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Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, Preet Gill first Sikhs to be elected to Parliament

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UK General Elections Results 2017 London : Indian-origin Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has become the first Turban wearing Sikh, and Preet Gill, the first Sikh woman, to be elected to the British Parliament’s House of Commons in the UK General Election Results 2017. Both the Sikh candidates, Gill and Dhesi – are from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Preet Gill won from Edgbaston ...

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