Kin of Sikh Genocide victims to get Rs 5 lakh compensation

A file photo of a protest by 1984 riot victims

New Delhi: The Central Government today announced an additional Rs 5 lakh in compensation each for the families of 3,325 persons killed in the 1984 Sikh genocide. This is the third tranche of cash compensation for the victims and comes 30 years after the genocide. At least 3,325 persons, including 2,733 in Delhi, were killed in the communal riots triggered by ...

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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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