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Distortion Of Guru Sahib's Signatures; SikhRI's new business Punjab Digital Library

Notorious organization SikhRi has recently announced the launch of its new ‘business’ under the name of Punjab Digital Library…I call it business because its nothing more than a business. The documents etc are not accessible unless one has a paid subscription…And they are selling this new launch under the name of ‘seva’ etc….they have, of course, collected material from scores ...

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Akal Takht tells Canadian Sikh group to explain

Vancouver, Canada: Akal Takht has directed members of one group of Sikhs of Canada to explain their “forging unity” after recent parleys in Surrey (Canada) with another group of Sikhs who were ex-communicated from the Sikh Panth for violating its 1997 edict prohibiting partaking of langar by Sikhs on and chairs. Moderate Sikh leaders of Vancouver-based Ross Street gurdwara and ...

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India over playing Shah Rukh Khan Episode in USA

Chandigarh, Punjab: Bir Devinder Singh former deputy speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday warned against over playing the incident of detention of film actor Shah Rukh Khan by US airport authorities. The text of his press statement is reproduced below. “The Statement of Ambika Soni Union I&B Minister on the frisking of Shah Rukh Khan at Newark Air Port ...

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U.S. puts India Under Scanner for 'Religious Violence'

Washington DC, USA: An independent U.S. agency on Wednesday criticized the Indian government’s “inadequate” response to growing religious hatred, saying attacks and violent riots are on the rise. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a harsh assessment of India’s ability and interest in protecting Christian and Muslim minorities from organized attacks. Plenty of laws are in place, ...

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US satellites unlock mystery to Punjab’s vanishing water

An elderly Sikh farmer Sukhchain Singh bathes with water from a tube well, near Batala, some 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Amritsar, Aug. 11. Excessive irrigation and the unrelenting thirst of tens of millions of people are causing groundwater levels in north India to drop dramatically, a problem that could lead to severe water shortages, according to a study lead ...

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