Vandals target Gurdwara with Anti-Muslim graffiti.

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Australia:  Confused vandals have sprayed anti-Muslim graffiti at a Sikh Gurdwara in Perth’s northern suburbs overnight. The multi-million dollar Gurdwara, which has been under construction in Bennett Springs for more than two years and is due to be completed in February, was vandalised around 1.30am by two offenders who sprayed offensive messages. Two people were captured on CCTV about 1am ...

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SGPC chief to lay foundation stone of Sikh centre in US

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Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is all set to add another chapter to its history, as the foundation stone of its proposed ‘International Sikh Centre’ will be laid on October 31 at Yuba City in the state of California in the United States. A 5-member delegation, led by SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar left for the US ...

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Diwali was less polluting this time, says PPCB data

Diwali at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Patiala, Punjab: Pollution level on Diwali day has lowered for the first time in a decade in Punjab, except in the industrial town of Ludhiana and Jalandhar, according to data released by the state agency. Even the Harmandar Sahib or Golden Temple saw less pollution in comparison to previous years, even though it witnesses a grand cracker display. The noise level ...

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Give Chandigarh to Punjab, says Badal

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal addresses a gathering at the death anniversary of Darshan Singh Pheruman at Pheruman village near Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded that Haryana’s Punjabi-speaking areas and Chandigarh be transferred to Punjab. Interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of a function organised to pay tributes to Shaheed Darshan Singh Pheruman here today, the Chief Minister said every Punjabi was concerned about these issues which had yet been hanging fire because of the “discriminatory” attitude ...

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AISSF calls for statewide bandh on Nov 1

Members of the AISSF and Sikh Student federation (Mehta) give a call for Punjab bandh on November 1 in protest against the 1984 riots in Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Punjab: The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the Sikh Students Federation Mehta (SSF) today gave a call for a statewide bandh on November 1 to protest the 1984 Sikh Genocide following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Addressing the media, AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said 30 years after the riots, the the victims were still waiting ...

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