School for Sikh students in UK

UK Government

London, UK: British Sikhs in a town north-west of London in England’s West Midlands region have set up a school targeted at children from the Sikh community. The Seva School in Coventry kicked off term this week with 130 students, with plans to increase the strength to 1,450 over the next five years. The newly opened school has been set up ...

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Assailants cut Delhi Sikh’s hair, throw acid on him


New Delhi: About six to seven unidentified men allegedly cut the hair of a 60-year-old Sikh man and also threw acid on him in Bhogal area of south-east Delhi, the police said on Tuesday. After the incident, hundreds of Sikhs staged a protest, demanding the arrest of the accused. The incident took place around 7.30 pm on Monday when Ranjeet ...

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SGPC sends medical team, medicines to Srinagar; evacuates 29

SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar (second from left) with a team of doctors leaving for Srinagar; and (right) evacuees break down after meeting their kin at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) continued with its humanitarian task of providing relief and assistance to flood-ravaged people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), with its president Avtar Singh Makkar declaring that the gurdwara body would continue with its ‘sewa’ as long as it was required by the people of the Valley. Makkar made this declaration after sending ...

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‘Extortion’ call: SGPC restricts entry of hand bags in Golden Temple

SGPC restricts entry of hand bags in Golden Temple

Amritsasr, Punjab: Following an ‘extortion’ call, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has restricted the carrying of hand bags inside the Golden Temple complex. Sources said the Harmandar Sahib manager had received a phone call a couple of days ago, in which the unidentified caller had demanded cash without specifying any amount. After this, the SGPC informed the police and its ...

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MC to resume night sanitation, enters understanding with ‘kar sewaks’

The municipal corporation holding a special meeting to discuss the night sanitation project in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: The municipal corporation at a special meeting convened on Monday decided to resume the night sanitation project besides regular cleaning of areas surrounding the Golden Temple in the daytime. The decision came in the backdrop of the local body drawing flak from various quarters, including the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), for its inability to keep the vicinity of ...

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