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US Gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs` image

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 09:39

Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into USD 5 million to improve the image of the community in America.

Canadian province scraps helmet exemption for Sikhs

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 06:14

Sikhs in the Canadian province of Ontario will not be exempted from wearing helmets, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced.

Violence against Sikhs: Manmohan Singh immune as PM, not as FM, rules US court

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:39

A US court here has ruled that former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had "head of state immunity" from claims that he supported violence against Sikhs, but it did not cover his tenure as finance minister.

US lawmakers to FIBA: End discriminatory policy against Sikhs

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:17

A bipartisan group of 20 influential American lawmakers has asked the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh players who wear turbans, an article of faith.

One-year-old among 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 22:29

Footage of the group of Afghan Sikh stowaways rescued from a shipping container from a UK port shows at least 13 children, including one as young as one-year-old.

Afghan Sikhs search for clues over British stowaways

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:56

A Sikh leader in Afghanistan said on Monday that he was trying to contact families over reports that 35 stowaways found in a shipping container in Britain were from the tiny, persecuted community.

13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in UK shipping container

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 03:38

The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port at the weekend following a "horrific ordeal" are Sikhs from Afghanistan and include 13 children, police said on Sunday.

35 UK stowaways are Sikhs from Afghanistan: Police

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 23:31

A group of 35 men, women and children found inside a shipping container at a UK port are understood to be Sikhs from Afghanistan who are victims of "people trafficking", British police.

Punjab MPs concerned over attacks on Sikhs in US, Pak

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 16:02

Members from Punjab on Tuesday voiced anguish in Rajya Sabha over repeated attacks on Sikhs in United States and Pakistan and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the matter with them to ensure their safety and security.

SGPC to write to PM over attack on Sikhs in US

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 16:46

Terming the recent attacks on some Sikhs in the US as "unfortunate", SGPC on Sunday said it will write to PM, urging the Centre to take up the matter with America.

Lawmakers call for ending discrimination of Sikhs in US

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 21:31

Recalling the Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting victims two years ago, two American lawmakers have called for working towards ending discrimination of Sikhs in the US.

SC to hear plea on constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 12:34

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 under which a separate committee was formed to manage the affairs of the Gurdwaras in the state.