Tag Archives: Sikh History

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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Sikh devotees observe Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Shaheedi diwas in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Devout Sikhs participated in a ‘Nagar Kirtan’ procession and sang hymns here on the occasion of the 337th shaheedi anniversary of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. A large number of Sikh devotees gathered at the Golden Temple in Amritsar to celebrate the festival with great aplomb and fervour. “The ninth Guru of Sikhs, Sri Guru Tegh ...

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