Lawsuit against US Army for not enlisting Sikh student

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New Jersey, US: 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. The lawsuit, filed by United Sikh and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) yesterday, in the US District Court for the District of ...

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Harayana urges Modi to complete SYL canal

Canal built to steal water from Punjab without paying any royalty.

Chandigarh, Punjab: Parliamentarian from Hisar Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to request him to ensure completion of the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal at the earliest. In the letter, Dushyant claimed that the Supreme Court had in 2002 decided the SYL issue in favour of Haryana and had even directed the Centre to ensure the ...

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BJP banking on RSS to win Punjab in 2017 polls

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during a function organised by Madhav Rao Seva Trust in Amritsar.

Amritsar, Punjab: After Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party is eyeing Punjab. The state will go to Assembly polls in 2017, and the party is gearing up to penetrate into the rural areas – the bastion of its ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal). And for that BJP is banking on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In recent times the Sangh ...

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Stop RSS processions in Punjab – Communist Party of India

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Chandigarh, Punjab: The CPI and the CPM on Tuesday demanded a ban on the RSS processions in Punjab, expressing their reservation over the manner in which the RSS cadres flaunted swords and weapons in bazaars and raised “communal slogans”. The two left parties also announced their ‘chetavani’ rally to be held in Ludhiana on November 28. The CPI-ML (Liberation) and ...

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Recreated 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment draws crowds in UK

100 YEARS ON London procession marks World War 1 centenary, volunteeers demonstrate how battle bus used to carry Sikh soldiers to the Western Front

London, UK: Nine volunteers, along with the National Army Museum’s (NAM’s) three staff members, rode on the top deck of the B-type battle bus dressed as soldiers of the 15th Ludhiana Sikh regiment during the 799th Lord Mayor’s show in London on Saturday. The procession began on the Thames river around 11am (4.30pm IST), with the Lord Mayor boarding QRB ...

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