PM headed-ACC to select Chief Commissioner of Gurdwara polls

A panel, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will choose the next Chief Commissioner for Gurdwara elections, slated to be held in September 2016.

Sidhu performs havan, SAD (A) raises protest

SAD(A) president Simranjit Singh Mann on Saturday asked senior BJP leader Lakhsmi Kanta Chawla not to interfere in the affairs of Akal Takht Sahib and Sikhs over the issue related to former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu performing 'havan'.

Watch: Obama greets people on Diwali

US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail.

Tarlochan Singh conferred with Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award in UK

Sardar Tarlochan Singh, the former Chairman of India's National Minorities Commission, has been conferred with Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 for his outstanding contribution to Sikhism and other walks of life.

US Attorney writes to NY Dept of Corrections in Sikh man case

US Attorney Preet Bharara's office has taken up with the New York City Department of Correction the issue of alleged religious discrimination against an elderly Sikh man, who was asked to remove his turban when he visited a correctional facility here to meet his son.

Hemkund Sahib closes for winter

Thousands of Sikh pilgrims braved chilly conditions to converge at Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas on Friday as the sacred portals of the shrine were closed for the annual six-month winter break during which the area remains snowbound.

New Sikh school approved in UK

A new Sikh school will open in the British metropolitan county of West Midlands as part of a wave of free schools announced by the UK government.

J&K flood victims grateful to Sikhs for shelter at gurdwaras

Hundreds of flood-victims in Jammu and Kashmir who found shelter at various gurdwaras across the the state are grateful to the Sikh community for their contribution in the rescue efforts.

Rs 600 crore from NRIs, others for Guru Gobind Singh's birthplace

Hundreds of NRIs and businessmen from across India will contribute a whopping Rs 600 crore to develop the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru of the Sikhs, on the lines of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, ahead of the guru's 350th birth anniversary in 2017.

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Two US lawmakers, including the lone Indian-American Congressman, have joined Sikh community groups in protesting the world basketball body FIBA's delay in reviewing the discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans.

US Gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs` image

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

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

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

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

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.

35 UK stowaways are Sikhs from Afghanistan: Police

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

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.

Lawmakers call for ending discrimination of Sikhs in US

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

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.

DSGPC president open to All India Act for gurdwaras

The president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (DSGPC) Manjit Singh GK said on Monday that he has no objection if the All India Act is made and all the Gurdwara Committees fall under it.