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Amarinder's 'terror' list to Trudeau: Details of 5 most wanted operatives

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:19:37 GMT

Amarinder handed over to Trudeau the list of nine men who are seen as the most active handlers of alleged Khal... Read More CHANDIGARH: The list that Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh handed over to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on February 21 has minute details of the nine men who are seen as the most active handlers of alleged Khalistani terrorists in Punjab. Most of them are linked to International Sikh Youth Federation and Khalistan Tiger Force.




Trudeau hugs India's Prime Minister as pair meet

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:04:58 GMT

Just like old friends! Justin Trudeau FINALLY meets Modi and gets a hug after seven days of being snubbed and ridiculed for his 'annoying' traditional outfits Comes after Modi failed to meet Trudeau when he arrived in India, a move interpreted as a snub over Trudeau's perceived support for Sikh separatists Justin Trudeau met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning - the only high-level engagement of his eight-day trip to India. The pair embraced on the red carpet outside the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, seven days after Modi avoided meeting the Canadian Prime Minister at the airport when his plane initially landed.




Bhindranwale called 'martyr' at gurdwara

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 03:19:51 GMT

RODE : Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale , the Damdami Taksal head killed in Operation Blue Star in 1984, was described as a martyr on Thursday by representatives of major Sikh organisations attending the inauguration of a gurdwara built in memory of the slain militant in his native village of Rode, in Punjab's Moga district. The representatives included the heads of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee, Damdami Taksal and the jathedars of the five Sikh takhts.




Arish Singh brings political comedy to Fleetwood's

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:36:19 GMT

Chicago-based comedian Arish Singh is a member of the Sikh community, but the particular view he brings to his stand-up and life in general is not necessarily the one he thinks people typically identify with the religion. "I'm sort of Sikh the way Steve Earle is Texan," Singh says.




Community kitchen at Golden Temple feeding thousands everyday

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:34:46 GMT

As the day breaks and devotees start trickling into the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, hordes of volunteers in the community kitchen are seen busy preparing the first meal of the day. As many as 5,000 volunteers on everyday basis involve extensively in preparing the meal.They chop vegetables, roll and bake chapatis and stir curries in massive cauldrons in the spartan halls of Ramdas community kitchen every day for hours to ensure that none of the devotees goes back hungry.




After an awkward India visit, will Trudeau learn his lesson?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:01:26 GMT

Photo ops have limitations, as Justin Trudeau is learning on his inaugural visit to India as Prime Minister of Canada. Mr. Trudeau may not have thought family photographs shot against the backdrop of the magnificent Taj Mahal or in the rustic confines of the elephant conservation centre in Mathura would backfire.




Quebec top court upholds kirpan ban

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:10:27 GMT

Toronto : A Canadian court has upheld the right of Quebec's National Assembly to prohibit people from entering the building with a kirpan , an article of faith for Sikhs, media reports said. Two members of the World Sikh Organisation of Canada were challenging a unanimous motion adopted in the Assembly in February 2011.




Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Justin Trudeau's visit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:49:30 GMT

There was uncertainty over Amarinder Singh's meeting with Trudeau as the former had refused to meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan earlier Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday. Government security agencies and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee officials were on Tuesday working to ensure the visit to the Sikh shrine goes without hindrance or controversy since radical Sikhs may seek to rake up the issue of a separate Sikh homeland "Khalistan".




Quebec's top court upholds kirpan ban at the national assembly

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:40:25 GMT

Quebec's top court has upheld the right of the national assembly to prohibit people from entering with a kirpan. Two members of the World Sikh Organization of Canada were challenging a unanimous motion adopted in the national assembly in 2011.




Trudeau tours India amid quips PM being given 'cold shoulder'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:42:01 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau sit with their daughter Ella-Grace , and their sons Xavier and Hadrien as they try out a ceremonial spinning wheel during their visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on February 19, 2018. The ashram was one of the residences of Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi, and was from where he launched his famous 1930 protest march against the British Salt Law.




Sajjan asks Trudeau to meet Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:20:16 GMT

The Canadian government is now seeking a meeting with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and children, Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, not pictured, visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.




Sajjan asks Trudeau to meet Indian politician who accused Canada of Sikh separatist sympathies

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:20:15 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family are silhouetted as they view the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Trudeau arrived in India on Saturday for a weeklong visit aimed at enhancing business ties between the two countries.




Trudeau and Sajjan seek meeting with Indian politician behind Sikh separatist controversy

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:20:14 GMT

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh feels Canada's Sikh communities are a hotbed of separatists giving oxygen to extremist elements The Canadian government is now seeking a meeting with the Indian politician who has publicly accused members of Trudeau's cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and children, Xavier, 10, Ella-Grace, 9, and Hadrien, 3, not pictured, visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.




Account of a British Sikh who saw Pakistan not just as a Sikh pilgrim but as a traveler

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:29:53 GMT

The next day, we were ready to see historical heritage sites in Rawalpindi and the surrounding areas of Islamabad. Our plan totally disturbed when the driver told us that main Islamabad Express Highway was blocked at Faizabad flyover due to sit-in of a religious group.




Sikh commentators join bandwagon denouncing diktat against Indian diplomats

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:27:32 GMT

Sikhs across the globe rebuffed the imprudent decision taken by a handful of fringe elements from the community banning the entry of Indian diplomats in Gurdwaras.Experts say that the decision was not only irresponsible but was taken by selected few who cannot be taken as representatives of the whole Sikh community. Punjabi media channels in UK and Canada have repeatedly condemned the move on various debates and discussion platforms, calling it a part of a bigger and nefarious plot created and shaped by Pakistan.




High Court orders Charity Commission to review grossly mishandled application

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:03:13 GMT

The applicant, Onkar Thandi, states, "The [Charity] Commission has provided an unacceptable standard of service, which also facilitated the theft of A 12,250 from charity funds, and would have allowed the [charity] trustees to escape with seriously breaching their legal duties, if I hadn't gone to the High Court. The Commission now has two months to sort this mess out, and to restore the public's faith in its competence as a regulator".




Virasat-e-Khalsa Row: Navjot Singh Sindhu is Like a Monkey, Says Sukhbir Singh Badal

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:50 GMT

Accused Sidhu of insulting Sikh memorials, Badal said that the former-cricketer turned politician was "like a monkey". "Navjot Singh Sidhu is like a monkey.