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Ravinder Bhalla becomes first Sikh mayor of Hoboken city in US

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New York – Ravinder Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city after a stiff competition that turned ugly when he was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers. Bhalla was endorsed by current Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who in a surprising decision announced not to run for re-election in June. He is the first Sikh to hold ...

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14-yr-old Sikh boy beaten in US, family claims ‘hate crime’

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Washington, November 3 : A 14-year-old Sikh boy was punched and knocked down by his classmate in the Washington State with his father claiming that his son was targeted because he is of Indian descent, media reports have said. The boy wearing a traditional Sikh turban was beaten less than a block outside of the city’s Kentridge High School. The ...

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SAD to approach SGPC for memorial in Amritsar

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New Delhi : Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has said he would ask the SGPC to build a memorial to 1984 riot victims in Amritsar — similar to Wall of Truth at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here. He said this at an “ardas samagam” at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here today, paying tributes to victims on the ...

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Signature campaign on, seeks justice for victims

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Amritsar : The All-India Sikh Students’ Federation (AISSF) launched a signature campaign at the Golden Temple plaza today, seeking justice for the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. Some relatives of the victims also turned up seeking justice that has been long delayed. The signature petition will be submitted to the US President. The aim is to collect 1 lakh signatures till November ...

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Centre lets pilgrims visit Pak Sikh shrines

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Amritsar: Those who wish to visit Pakistan-based Sikh shrines have a reason to smile. After not allowing pilgrimage to Pakistan shrines two times consecutively, the Union Government has given its nod to pilgrimage for celebrating the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan in November.The pilgrims will leave for Pakistan through three special trains on November 2 ...

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