Rs 5 lakh relief each to kin of 1984 riot victims: Govt

An additional relief of Rs five lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been approved by the government, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Not feasible to make helmet mandatory for Sikh women: HC

PILs seeking revocation of the city government's notification to exempt sikh women from wearing helmet while driving or pillion riding two-wheelers were on Thursday rejected by the Delhi High Court which observed that it is not feasible to make headguard mandatory for them.

Sukhbir Badal urges centre to release Sikh prisoners

 Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday sought immediate intervention of union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the release, on compassionate grounds, of over 100 Sikh political prisoners in various jails who have completed their sentences.

Wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women: Delhi HC told

The Delhi government on Wednesday informed the high court here that it has made wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women while driving a two-wheeler or riding pillion.

BJP committed to ensure justice to minorities: Jitendra Singh

BJP on Saturday said it was committed to ensure "fair deal and justice" for the members of minority communities in Jammu and Kashmir.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley prays at Golden Temple in Amritsar

Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American governor of a state in the US, on Saturday prayed at the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, the holiest of all Sikh shrines.

Lawsuit against US Army for not enlisting Sikh student

Two US-based rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Army for allegedly not enlisting a Sikh student in the Reserve Officer Training Corps programme, unless he shaved his beard and cut his hair.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Modi govt announces Rs 5L compensation to kin of victims

In a significant move, the Narendra Modi government on Thursday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to be given to the kin of 3325 people killed during anti-Sikh riots in the national capital in 1984.

Badal asks PM to ensure safety of Sikhs in Pakistan

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif the issue of safety and security of life and property of people belonging to the Sikh and other minority communities in Pakistan.

J&K floods: Desperate hunt for the missing in submerged colonies

A group of locals is keenly looking for somebody in a flooded colony of Mehjoornagar in uptown area of Srinagar.

One Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured on Saturday when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade from the members of the minority community.

Police start prosecuting women pillion riders without helmet

Delhi Traffic Police on Friday started prosecuting woman pillion riders except Sikh woman who were found plying without helmets on the streets of the city.

Afghan Sikh stowaways: Two truck drivers charged in UK

Two truck drivers have been charged with human smuggling after 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways, one of them dead, were found in a shipping container at a dockyard in Britain.

Court acquits man in 1984 Gurdwara Pulbangash riot case

The lone accused in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which a mob had set afire Gurdwara Pulbangash in north Delhi killing three persons has been acquitted by a court here which said CBI failed to establish his presence on the spot.

US gurdwaras to help project positive Sikh image

Over 100 representatives from gurdwaras across the US have pledged support for National Sikh Campaign`s plan to engage top US political operatives and media firms for presenting the community positively.

New Yorker arrested for mowing down Sikh man

A 55-year-old man has been arrested here on charges that he called a Sikh man a "terrorist" and mowing him down with his pick-up truck, in an apparent hate crime.

13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in UK shipping container

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.

Sikh man killed in Pakistan

A Sikh man was killed and two other Sikhs were wounded Wednesday when gunmen opened fire at a group of Sikhs in a market in Peshawar in Pakistan, the media said.

Man hit by pickup truck in US; Sikh Coalition seeks probe

In what is regarded as another hate crime case in the US, a 29-year old Sikh man was hit by a pickup truck in New York last week.

HSGMC leaders to meet Hooda seeking control of Sikh shrines

Alleging that Amritsar-based SGPC and SAD supporters are "occupying" Sikh shrines in the state, Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee leaders today said they will meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tomorrow seeking control of the Gurudwaras and eviction of their Punjab counterparts.