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Proposal to develop Anandpur Sahib as tourism hub

Ropar, Punjab: The state government has decided to send a proposal to the Centre for developing Anandpur Sahib as a tourism hub along with the pilgrimage circuit in the area. The issue was raised by Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra during a debate over the Finance Bill following which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asked him to send a proposal in ...

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BBC study: Sikhs are most generous than other communities

London, UK:  A recent BBC study has found that the Sikhs (followers of Sikhism) are the most generous people among other all religious people living in UK. The study based on giving charity to show a person generous, concluded that religion can make people more generous in their everyday lives. The study also suggests that the Sikh religion teaches its ...

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SGPC for creating awareness about Sikh symbols in US

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has appealed to Sikh religious leaders and groups based in the US, Canada, Britain and other countries to join hands and launch campaigns in their respective countries about Sikh history and religion, with special emphasis on their religious symbols, like turban. In a release issued here on Friday, SGPC additional secretary Daljeet Singh ...

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Akal Takht jathedar declares Bengaluru Sikh a tankhaiya

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht has found a Bengaluru-based Sikh and member of a gurdwara management committee, Harminder Singh, guilty of desecrating a gurdwara and declared him ‘tankhaiya’ ( guilty of religious misconduct). “He was found indulging in immoral acts inside the premises of the gurdwara and he did not desist in spite of our written warnings,” said Akal Takht jathedar, ...

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Legislation for religious workers introduced in US

Washington, USA: Aimed at facilitating the immigration of religious workers, including those of Hindu and Sikh faith, a US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives. Introduced yesterday by Congressman Mike Honda, the Freedom of Faith Act (HR 4460), will make permanent the special immigrant provision for non-minister religious workers. The current religious workers programme is set to ...

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