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Sikhs and Kashmiris Demand Indian Exit from Punjab and J&K

London, United Kingdom: A joint statement issued by the Council of Khalistan, The All Party Kashmir Co-ordination Committee, United Khalsa Dal (UK), Kashmir Advisory Council (UK), Shiromani Akali Dal (UK) and Sikh Student Federation (UK) reads as follows: India’s annual celebration of its independence on 15th August 1947, for all its pomp and ceremony, masks the sad reality of an artificial ...

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‘Hurdles’ in way of cremating remains

Amritsar, Punjab: MRITSAR: Despite being exhumed in February this year from a well in Ajnala, where they were dumped unceremoniously 157 years ago after being gunned down by the British during the Mutiny of 1857, a decent send off still seems to be a far cry for the skeletal remains of 282 martyrs of the Sepoy Mutiny, as the Defence ...

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Revealed: the woman who terrified the British Empire

London, UK: On 1 August 1863, shortly after 6:15 in the evening, a frail and partially-blind queen who had spent much of her life raging against the British Empire, died in her bed on the top floor of a Kensington townhouse. It was a peculiar and remarkably quiet end for a woman once the scourge of the British Raj in ...

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Canada to release Komagata Maru centenary stamp

Chandigarh: Finally, an honour comes for Komagata Maru ship voyage, and that from the country that denied entry to Indian immigrants on board the ship on racial basis. The Canadian postal department would release a stamp on Tuesday to commemorate the centenary of incident. It was on May 23, 1914, that Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship hired by Baba Gurdit ...

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DNA testing of Ajnala martyrs to begin soon

Amritsar, Punjab: The DNA testing of the martyrs of the 1857 mutiny, whose remains were dug out from a well (Kalianwala Khu) near Ajnala, would begin soon. The aim would be to establish the identity of the martyrs of the First War of Independence. While the initial testing would be done by experts from Panjab University (Chandigarh), the final examination and ...

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