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Sikhs honor Washington Interfaith Activist...

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:28:10 GMT

Washington DC: November 20, 2017. Guru Gobind Singh Foundation presented Guru Nanak Sewa Award 2017 to Reverend Mansfield 'Kasey' Kaseman of Montgomery County of Maryland.




New gurdwara to celebrate Lohgarh's Sikh heritage

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:18:11 GMT

More than 300 years after brave warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur declared Lohgarh zone of Yamunanangar district in Haryana as the capital of the Sikh state in 1710, the foundation stone for symbolic "Lohgarh Khalsa Rajdhani" was laid down on Sunday to promote "divine tourism". This initiative was taken by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Heritage Development Trust while the state government has also announced to develop this place as a tourist destination.




Millennials shaking up the Lehigh Valley's wedding industry

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:46:42 GMT

When Parkland High School sweethearts Ashley Scheffler and Naveen Bhasin tied the knot in September, they wanted a celebration highlighting their vastly different roots: Catholicism and Sikhism. Starting on a Wednesday, the couple began to weave their families' cultural histories with a sangeet ceremony, in which bride's hands were covered in intricate henna tattoos.




Around the Valley | Thanksgiving dinner, food drive, lunch

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:41:35 GMT

Fresno/Calwa Community Outreach Services will hold a Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Roeding Park, 890 W. Belmont Ave. The organization is requesting donations of turkeys and other food items, foam plates and cups, napkins, utensils, coffee and cream. Sikhs will celebrate the month of November with free lunch for the community 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Khalra Park on Clinton and Brawley avenues.




In a first, Sikh museum puts up woman's portrait at Golden Temple for contribution to Gurmat Sangeet

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:04:36 GMT

Jasbir's portrait was installed by the SGPC in the museum at the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar Thursday. Express In a first, portrait of a Sikh woman, Jasbir Kaur Khalsa, was put up in the central Sikh museum at the Golden Temple for her contribution in filed of Gurmat Sangeet.




Police seek 5 people in racist Hoboken mayoral flier case

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:08:02 GMT

HOBOKEN --Police have determined that at least five people were involved in the distribution of a flier that tried to link a Sikh mayoral candidate to terrorism days before Tuesday's election. Hoboken Police released still images of three suspects plus surveillance video on Monday, asking the public to help track down the people who circulated the flier.




CM Manohar Lal Khattar pays rich tributes to Guru Gobind Singh

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:13:50 GMT

Khattar said that the work for the construction of a gate on the Karnal-Kaithal road named after Guru Nanak Dev has been started. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday paid rich tributes to Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, to mark the closing ceremony of 350th 'Prakash Utsav'.




Bhalla wins mayoral election Will be first Sikh mayor in city...

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:18:31 GMT

Mayor Elect Ravi Bhalla will become the state's first Sikh Indian mayor after he is sworn into office in January. Voters made Hoboken history last week when they elected the state's first ever Sikh Indian mayor, incumbent councilman and private attorney Ravi Bhalla.




Two thousand Indian Sikh pilgrims leave...

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:20:06 GMT

Lahore: November 11, 2017. Over 2,300 Sikh pilgrims on Saturday left for India from Pakistan by special trains after attending the 549th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev at his birthplace in Nankana Sahib in the Punjab province.




Saint Kabir's influence perceptible in Constitution: Kovind

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:32:20 GMT

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday observed that the influence of saint Kabir's ideals is distinctly visible in the Constitution of India. Mr Kovind made the statement while addressing the Sadguru Kabir Mahotsav at the Lal Parade Ground here.




Race-baiting ads backfired, says Sikh who broke barriers in South Jersey freeholder race

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:04:45 GMT

I cover news and people in New Jersey, focusing on cannabis issues, court rulings that have an impact on everyday life, profiles of unusual folks and the disappearance of open spaces in the Garden State. Balvir Singh, a high school math teacher, became the first Sikh to be elected to the Burlington County Freeholder Board  and may be the first in the state to win a countywide seat.




Fliers around town called this Sikh man a terrorist a " but he just won the election

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:50:49 GMT

Ravi Bhalla, a Sikh man pictured here in 2003 in Newark, was elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey after fliers were distributed suggesting he was a terrorist Ravi Bhalla, a Sikh man pictured here in 2003 in Newark, was elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey after fliers were distributed suggesting he was a terrorist Ravinder Bhalla's election as mayor of the New Jersey town of Hoboken was only a small drop in a flood of Democrat victories this election day. But Bhalla - an Indian-American Sikh man with who wears a turban and sports a prominent beard - overcame extra obstacles to secure his win, including the distribution of fliers that described him as a terrorist.




Sikh pilgrimage transcends Pakistan-India tensions

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:56:41 GMT

If Balwant Singh, a 73-year-old retired teacher from India, had the option seven decades ago, he never would have left Pakistan. When British India was partitioned in 1947 to create two new nations - India and Pakistan, Singh fled with his family from their ancestral home in the Punjab state that became part of Pakistan.




Sikhs Can Wear Small Kirpans on Domestic, International Flights in Canada

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:36:45 GMT

New Delhi, Nov 7: Sikh can wear small 'kirpans' of up to 6 cm in length on domestic and international flights, the new rules of Transport Canada said. However, the exemption does not apply to any flights to the United States.




Police seek 2 in bias election fliers found in Hoboken

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:14:30 GMT

HOBOKEN -- Hoboken police released video footage Monday showing two "persons of interest" in the case of a flier placed on door steps and car windshields associating a Sikh mayoral candidate with terrorism. A flier left on car windshields Friday night in Hoboken, associated a mayoral candidate, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, a Sikh, with terrorism.




Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Telangana dy CM join Gurpurab celebrations

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:44:47 GMT

Union minister for minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, along with Telangana deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali joined the devotees during Gurpurab celebrations in Hyderabad. Former Minister of state for labour employment Bandaru Dattatreya also accompanied the two leaders.




Bilawal emphasises need to spread Bhittai's message

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 23:00:41 GMT

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples' Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has emphasized the need to spread the message of peace and love given by Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. On the occasion of 274th annual Urs of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, the PPP chairman said that Sindh was the land of Sufism and will remain the same forever.




Justin Trudeau and John Horgan offer best wishes to Sikh community on ...

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 18:40:18 GMT

Sikhs around the world are marking the anniversary of the birth of the founder of their religion, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He preached equality and an end to the caste system in the 16th century, hundreds of years before equality was embraced by opponents of slavery in the West.




Sikh man defamed for exposing racism at Sikh temple

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 14:03:32 GMT

"I've already spent over A 5,000 from personal funds, on exposing the trustees' wrongdoings, and on countering the serious harm to my reputation". 3rd November 2017, Leicester : In the Birmingham High Court, a defamation claim was submitted against Ajmer Basra and Amrik Gill, who are charity trustees of the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Leicester .




Guru Nanak Jayanti PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind Greet Nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 09:16:58 GMT

New Delhi, November 04: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday extended their best wishes to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Taking to Twitter PM Modi recalled the teachings of the Sikh Guru and posted,"On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and recall his noble thoughts."