Sikh students can carry ‘kirpan’ in 61 US schools

Washington DC, USA: Sikh students enrolled in 61 schools run by the National Heritage Academies in the US have been allowed to carry ‘kirpan’, a symbol of their faith, subject to certain restrictions. The National Heritage Academies (NHA), which runs its schools in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina and New York, has allowed Sikh children to ...

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Iran lab finds Chemicals in Indian basmati

Chandigarh, Punjab: Dealing a blow to basmati export and loss to Punjab and Haryana farmers, Iran has stopped import of Indian basmati after a government laboratory detected high contents of arsenic, cadmium and lead in the rice exported to it a few days back. This development has resulted in steep fall in basmati prices in the export and domestic markets. ...

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“Sikhs for justice" protests Kamal Nath Visit to US

New York, USA: Kamal Nath MP and Union Minister of India for Road and Transport who is currently in United States to attract investors and met World Bank officials and other investors was indicted by the Nanavati Commission on allegations that he lead the mob that killed Sikhs during November 1984 massacre of Sikhs. The Commission established by the Indian ...

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Sikh Kirpan

THE KIRPAN The Kirpan An emblem of courage and self-defense Symbolizes dignity and self-reliance – the capacity and readiness to always defend the weak and the oppressed Helps sustain one’s martial spirit and the determination to sacrifice oneself in order to defend truth, oppression and moral values Initiated Sikhs wear a strapped kirpan as mandated by Sikh Rehat Maryada Etymology ...

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Jhinda, associates appear at Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab: Viewed as “temporary respite” to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC-Adhoc) president Jagdish Singh Jhinda and his four associates, Akal Takht has deferred edict on them to October 1 with Jathedar Gurbachan Singh clarifying the edict would be based on thorough probe into the September 13 Kurukshetra gurdwara incident. Akal Takht has given clean chit to the ...

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