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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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Punjabi bizman now owns Ranjit Singh’s sword

London, UK: A Canada-based Punjabi businessman has emerged to be the highest bidder of a historic sword that once belonged to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The sword inscribed with “Akal Sahai Ranjit Singh Lahore” on the blade in Gurmukhi, was originally put up for auction last month by Mullock’s auctioneers in the UK, but withdrawn at the last minute after it ...

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The many British connections to massacres of Sikhs

There has been no justice rendered for the Amritsar massacre of 1984. Murky British connections to the Indian government’s attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 have fuelled demands for full disclosure in UK and India. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review when documents released to the public after 30 years showed that India had sought, and ...

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Attack on elderly Sikh: Government says UK taking right steps

New Delhi: The government today said the British authorities appeared to be taking the right course of action into the attack on an elderly Sikh by a British teenage girl at Coventry, 150 km from London, last week. “It is certainly unfortunate and condemnable… this should not be done to anybody,” Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said ...

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No bail for UK girl charged with Sikh man’s assault

London, UK: A British court has rejected the bail plea of a teenaged girl caught on video punching an 80-year-old Sikh man in the face and shoving him to the ground. Coral Millerchip, 19, was arrested on Friday and charged with assaulting the man at Coventry, a city northwest of London. The British girl appeared before the Coventry Magistrates’ Court ...

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