Tag Archives: Manmohan Singh

France won’t overturn ban on Sikh turban

Delhi, India:  Days ahead of President Francois Hollande’s visit to India; France has indicated that it is not going to overturn the ban on Sikh turban in its public or government schools. Clarifying that the ban on religious symbols in schools is not Sikh specific, diplomatic sources said that Paris is ready to explain its position – that irrespective of ...

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Pressure on Preneet Kaur to take up turban issue during Hollande visit

Chandigarh, Punjab: The Union ministry of external affairs (MEA) is likely to take up the issue of turbans with French President Francois Hollande when he visits India on Thursday. Sources in the MEA said the ministry is likely to recommend to him steps like allowing Sikh students to wear keski (a small turban) to school and wearing turbans in photographs ...

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Sukhbir for visa centre in Amritsar

Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid to take early steps to set up a visa centre at Amritsar to meet the demand of increased business and trade activities through the ICP at Attari border. In an informal meeting with the Prime Minister and Khurshid on the ...

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Stephen Harper explains his position on Sikh separatists

Bangalore,India: — Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday he won’t “interfere” with the political rights of Canadian Sikhs who advocate a separate state in India — even though his government firmly opposes the idea. However, Harper indicted the Conservative government would take action if it detects that those Sikhs turn to violence to advance their cause. At a news conference ...

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Punjab wants Rs 7,400 cr to tackle drought

Chandigarh, Punjab: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the Prime Minister that the state would meet its grain production target for the national food pool. However, the state and its farmers paid a heavy price to maintain the crop due to unprecedented dry spell, he said. Badal said the immediate need was to hike the minimum support price ...

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