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UK gets 1st female Sikh, 1st turbaned MPs in General Election

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London : Britain on Friday got its first female Sikh and first turban-wearing MPs as the General Election results began pouring in with Indian-origin Labour Party candidates winning more seats than their rival Conservatives. Labour Party candidate Preet Kaur Gill won her Birmingham Edgbaston seat by polling 24,124 votes, defeating ruling Conservative party rival Caroline Squire by 6,917 votes. “I am ...

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Prayer ceremony to mark Operation Bluestar passes off peacefully

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Amritsar : The prayer ceremony to mark Operation Bluestar at the Golden Temple Complex here on Tuesday passed off peacefully. There were a few tense moments when a group raised anti-government slogans during the customary address by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. No violence was reported. The situation became tense when the parallel acting Akal Takht jathedar Dhyan Singh ...

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Op Bluestar: SGPC appeals for peace

Amritsar : SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar has sought the support of Sikh hardliners to ensure that the anniversary of Operation Bluestar on June 6 passes off peacefully. He held a meeting with SAD(A) president Simranjit Singh Mann at Fatehgarh Sahib yesterday. The latter told Badungar that his supporters would offer prayers during the religious programme. Clashes have been witnessed ...

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Sikhs rally round to help those stranded by Manchester attack

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MANCHESTER: A British Indian taxi driver who drove scores of injured to the hospital on the night of the Manchester terror attack says, “I am no hero. This is what anyone would do.” 24-year-old AJ Singh, who was born in Manchester and whose family comes from Punjab, drove more than 15 wounded to the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal ...

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Canada Puts Human Rights First And Deports Former Indian Police Inspector

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VANCOUVER : The government of Indian has had it’s feathers ruffled as a former Inspector General of the CPRF (Central Reserve Police Force) was forced to return to India, reportedly due to having a served a government “that engages in “terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”.The bold and forthright move was made after the senior Indian officer ...

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