Minorities can self-attest community certificates to get benefits of govt schemes

People belonging to minority communities will no longer have to secure certificates from officials to avail of benefits of welfare schemes, with the government making it clear that self-attestation was enough.

Rajnath Singh praises Sikhs for promoting secularism

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday praised the Khalsa Panth, the Sikh community, for promoting secularism and the cultural heritage of the country.

373 Sikhs get Pak visas for Maharaja Ranjit Singh anniversary

 Pakistan High Commission here has issued 373 visas to Sikh yatris to visit Pakistan on the occasion of the anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Sikh wins right to join US Army prog keeping articles of faith

 A 20-year-old Sikh-American student has won a significant legal battle in the US with a court allowing him to enrol in an army programme without removing his articles of faith like the beard and turban.

Jammu: Sikhs demand judicial inquiry into youth killing

Sikh organisations on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into the June 4 violent protest here which claimed the life of a youth.

Sikhs march in UK to protest Operation Blue Star

Hundreds of Sikhs marched through central London to mark the 31st anniversary of Operation Blue Star in 1984 - when Indian Army stormed Sikhism's holiest shrine to flush out militants.

Omar hits out at BJP-PDP coalition over Jammu clashes

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday hit out at the ruling PDP-BJP coalition over waving of Pakistani flags in the Valley and emergence of Khalistani posters in Jammu, saying it has not been able to bring "regional balance" in the state.

Jammu clashes: MoS PMO briefs Home Minister on situation

Union Minister Jitendra Singh Friday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the situation in Jammu where protests are going on over the removal of posters of slain Khalistan militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

National Conference condemns use of force on Jammu protesters

Opposition National Conference Friday strongly condemned the "poor" and "insensitive" handling by Jammu and Kashmir government of the situation in Jammu city after clashes between protesters and police.

All-white affair as Anandpur turns 350

As the summer heat sweeps the plains of Punjab in scorching June, the Sikh religious town of Anandpur Sahib is all set to mark its 350th birthday with an all-white spread.

Internet blocked temporarily due to Sikh-police clash in Jammu

In wake of the ongoing clashes between the Sikh community and the state police, the Jammu administration has shut down internet services in the area.

Sikhs protest against Tytler outside Congress headquarters

Sikhs staged a protest against 1984 communal riots prime accused Jagdish Tytler outside Congress headquarters in Delhi on Friday.

J&K Deputy CM calls for peace following Sikh-police clash

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Friday termed the violent clash between the Sikh community and the state police as 'unfortunate' and assured that the clash will be brought under control in very short span of time.

Abrogate Article 370 for demographic balance in J&K: Swaroopanand Saraswati

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati kicked up controversy on Thursday by saying that abrogation of article 370 can pave the way for striking a "demographic balance" in Jammu and Kashmir which is necessary to put an end to recurring strifes in the state.

1984 riots: Court asks CBI to reply on allegations against Jagdish ​Tytler

A Delhi Court on Wednesday directed the CBI to reply on the allegations that Congress leader Jagdish Tytler tried to influence a witness in a 1984 anti Sikh riots case in which the agency has filed a closure report.

California Senate condemns 1984 anti-Sikh riot as 'genocide'

The California State Senate has passed a resolution condemning the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as "genocide" and said the then government and law enforcement officials "organised, participated in and failed to intervene to prevent the killings of innocent Sikhs".

'Sikhs need to explain to Americans significance of turban'

Sikhs need to explain to Americans the significance of the turban, the most visible sign of their identity, an influential US lawmaker has said, amid reports that a majority of children wearing turbans are bullied in schools.

Spate of attacks shake Pakistan`s dwindling Sikh community

Pilgrims descended from all over the world on a small town in Pakistan that is home to one of Sikhism`s holiest sites this week, dipping into holy spring water and solemnly offering prayers.

Ed Miliband visits Gurudwara to woo Sikh voters

The leader of Britain's Opposition Labour has pitched for the Sikh vote by visiting a well-known gurudwara during his campaign trail.

Marathi Sammelan a step towards strengthening national integration: Badal


Ghuman: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday described the three-day 88th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan as a step towards strengthening the national integration.