Now Rajasthan Sikhs ask for a separate Management committee

Amritsar, Punjab: Close on the heels of the proposal of forming a separate committee for gurdwaras in Haryana, Sikhs in Rajasthan have threatened to intensify their demand for a separate Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee which would attend to the concerns of Sikhs in Rajasthan. Sikhs in Rajasthan state have told the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body of the ...

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Sikhs contributed in nation-building significantly: Qadir

Singapore : ‘Although the Sikh community in Malaysia is small, their support and contributions to nation-building are very important,’ said Perak Chief Minister Zambry Abdul Qadir. He said that despite being a minority community, the Sikhs had never allowed their small number to dampen the spirits to make it big in the country. Malaysia has about 1,26,000 Sikh community with ...

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Akal Takht asks SGPC to send team to probe Vienna shooting

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, Wednesday directed the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to send a team to Austrian capital Vienna to probe the shootout at a shrine there that left a leader of Dera Sach Khand sect dead in May this year. The decision to ask the SGPC, the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, ...

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UK cracks down on tantriks, babas and psychics

London, UK: British authorities are cracking down on the many tantriks, babas and psychics who prey on the fears and desires of the Asian community by promising them remedies, everlasting love and good fortune. Most newspapers published in Indian languages in London carry hundreds of advertisements from such individuals, promising ‘100 per cent guarantee’ of love and riches, or promising ...

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Hate groups on the rise, panel says

Arizona, USA: A panel of experts on hate crimes said they remain optimistic about the direction the country is heading, but cautioned that the number of hate groups will continue to multiply. During a public forum in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday, Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center said about 600 hate groups existed in the country in 2000. ...

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