Tag Archives: Sikh History

City-based scholar, philanthropist, environmentalist on ‘The Sikh 100’ list

Jalandhar, Punjab: Jalandhar-based scholar, educationist and social activist Dr Raghbir Singh Bains has made it to list of the top 100 Sikhs in the world. On the 92nd spot in 2013’s top 100 Sikhs’ list, as posted on the website – The Sikh 100 – it is Dr Bains’ maiden entry on the list, which boasts of having the 100 most ...

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Book unveils history’s unsung Sikh heroes

Ludhiana, Punjab: The repulsion and sacrifices of the Sikhs in the most horrifying battle penned on the pages of history, has been traced down in a book titled ‘Sikhs in World War I’ by Bhupinder Singh Holland. The book lends voice to history’s unsung Sikh heroes who laid down their lives during the First World War. The book was released ...

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The general of sparrows about the life of Banda Bahadur

India: In the recent past a senior administrator and many times vice-chancellor in Punjab, as well as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee have banned anyone other than a Sikh from writing on the religious aspects of Sikh history. Under the circumstances it is very brave of Harish Dhillon, who is not a Sikh according to the current definition requiring the ...

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Historic Company Bagh now wilting

Amritsar, Punjab: Garbage collected from the streets being dumped and burnt at the garden With the Municipal Corporation (MC) workers continuing to burn the garbage at the historic Company Bagh, it is taking a toll on the flora and fauna inside the garden, besides causing inconvenience to residents who visit it for fresh air in the morning. Even trees have caught ...

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SGPC cautious; Akal Takht chief makes no mention of memorial

Amritsar, Punjab:  The 29th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, observed amid a row over the naming of Bluestar Memorial in the Golden Temple complex after Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala, passed off peacefully today. The SGPC, treading with caution, did not make any departure from programmes held in the past to mark the event even as the Akal Takht chief, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh, ...

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