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Australia:  Confused vandals have sprayed anti-Muslim graffiti at a Sikh Gurdwara in Perth’s northern suburbs overnight.

The multi-million dollar Gurdwara, which has been under construction in Bennett Springs for more than two years and is due to be completed in February, was vandalised around 1.30am by two offenders who sprayed offensive messages.

Two people were captured on CCTV about 1am this morning wearing dark clothing, their faces covered.

One of them climbed onto the other’s shoulders to spray over the camera.

The graffiti included swear words and offensive messages including “go home”, “Arab f..ks” and “Aussie pride”.

Sikh Gurdwara Perth founding member Satjit Singh said...

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Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is all set to add another chapter to its history, as the foundation stone of its proposed ‘International Sikh Centre’ will be laid on October 31 at Yuba City in the state of California in the United States.

A 5-member delegation, led by SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar left for the US from Delhi on Monday for this. Others in the delegation are SGPC senior vice president Raghujit Singh Virk, general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, executive member Rajinder Singh Mehta and Paramjit Singh Saroya, additional secretary in the gurdwara body.

In a press release...

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Patiala, Punjab: Pollution level on Diwali day has lowered for the first time in a decade in Punjab, except in the industrial town of Ludhiana and Jalandhar, according to data released by the state agency.

Even the Harmandar Sahib or Golden Temple saw less pollution in comparison to previous years, even though it witnesses a grand cracker display. The noise level too came down across the state.

The Punjab pollution Control Board (PPCB) said the younger generation seems to have shown sensitivity towards the environment. “It’s a good sign that for first time in a decade the pollution level has decreased on Diwali...

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Amritsar, Punjab: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded that Haryana’s Punjabi-speaking areas and Chandigarh be transferred to Punjab.

Interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of a function organised to pay tributes to Shaheed Darshan Singh Pheruman here today, the Chief Minister said every Punjabi was concerned about these issues which had yet been hanging fire because of the “discriminatory” attitude of successive Congress governments at the Centre.

Badal said it was sad that after more than four decades of Pheruman’s martyrdom, these issues were yet to be resolved.

“Punjabis will never forgive the Congress’ attempts to deny Chandigarh to Punjab. I caution the...

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Jalandhar, Punjab: The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and the Sikh Students Federation Mehta (SSF) today gave a call for a statewide bandh on November 1 to protest the 1984 Sikh Genocide following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Addressing the media, AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said 30 years after the riots, the the victims were still waiting for justice. He said all religious groups had been approached for their support for the bandh. He claimed that medical and other emergency services would not be affected during the bandh. “To show solidarity with the 1984 Sikh genocide victims, we...

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Chandigarh: Various parties have urged the Modi government to pass a resolution to express regret over the 1984 Sikh genocide during the next session of Parliament. “Sadly, all parties have ignored this issue for 30 years,” said BS Ramoowalia, senior vice-president of the SAD. “Parliament has not even observed a two-minute silence in memory of those killed in the genocide,” he pointed out.

He said no financial aid was announced for the genocide-hit. “The Union Government has announced a package for the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir. But for the riot victims, there has been no such package,” he said.

The Akali...

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Hukumnama Darbar Sahib

Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Thu 30 October, 2014
The Guru, my friend, has told me the stories and the sermon of the Lord. I am a sacrifice to my Guru; to the Guru, I am a sacrifice. || 1 || Come, join with me, O Sikh of the Guru, come and join with me. You are my Gurus Beloved. || Pause || The Glorious Praises of the Lord are pleasing to the Lord; I have obtained them from the Guru. I am a sacrifice, a sacrifice to those who surrender to, and obey the Gurus Will. || 2 || I am dedicated and devoted to those who gaze upon the Beloved True Guru. I am forever a sacrifice to those who perform service for the Guru. || 3 || Your Name, O Lord, Har, Har, is the Destroyer of sorrow. Serving the Guru, it is obtained, and as Gurmukh, one is emancipated. || 4 || Those humble beings who meditate on the Lords Name, are celebrated and acclaimed. Nanak is a sacrifice to them, forever and ever a devoted sacrifice. || 5 || O Lord, that alone is Praise to You, which is pleasing to Your Will, O Lord God. Those Gurmukhs, who serve their Beloved Lord, obtain Him as their reward. || 6 || Those who cherish love for the Lord, their souls are always with God. Chanting and meditating on their Beloved, they live in, and gather in, the Lords Name. || 7 || I am a sacrifice to those Gurmukhs who serve their Beloved Lord. They themselves are saved, along with their families, and through them, all the world is saved. || 8 || My Beloved Guru serves the Lord. Blessed is the Guru, Blessed is the Guru. The Guru has shown me the Lords Path; the Guru has done the greatest good deed. || 9 || Those Sikhs of the Guru, who serve the Guru, are the most blessed beings. Servant Nanak is a sacrifice to them; He is forever and ever a sacrifice. || 10 || The Lord Himself is pleased with the Gurmukhs, the fellowship of the companions. In the Lords Court, they are given robes of honor, and the Lord Himself hugs them close in His embrace. || 11 || Please bless me with the Blessed Vision of the Darshan of those Gurmukhs, who meditate on the Naam, the Name of the Lord. I wash their feet, and drink in the dust of their feet, dissolved in the wash water. || 12 || Those who eat betel nuts and betel leaf and apply lipstick, but do not contemplate the Lord, Har, Har the Messenger of Death will seize them and take them away. || 13 || The Messenger of Death does not even approach those who contemplate the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, and keep Him enshrined in their hearts. The Gurus Sikhs are the Gurus Beloveds. || 14 || The Name of the Lord is a treasure, known only to the few Gurmukhs. O Nanak, those who meet with the True Guru, enjoy peace and pleasure. || 15 || The True Guru is called the Giver; in His Mercy, He grants His Grace. I am forever a sacrifice to the Guru, who has blessed me with the Lords Name. || 16 || Blessed, very blessed is the Guru, who brings the Lords message. I gaze upon the Guru, the Guru, the True Guru embodied, and I blossom forth in bliss. || 17 || The Gurus tongue recites Words of Ambrosial Nectar; He is adorned with the Lords Name. Those Sikhs who hear and obey the Guru all their desires depart. || 18 || Some speak of the Lords Path; tell me, how can I walk on it? O Lord, Har, Har, Your Name is my supplies; I will take it with me and set out. || 19 || Those Gurmukhs who worship and adore the Lord, are wealthy and very wise. I am forever a sacrifice to the True Guru; I am absorbed in the Words of the Gurus Teachings. || 20 || You are the Master, my Lord and Master; You are my Ruler and King. If it is pleasing to Your Will, then I worship and serve You; You are the treasure of virtue. || 21 || The Lord Himself is absolute; He is The One and Only; but He Himself is also manifested in many forms. Whatever pleases Him, O Nanak, that alone is good. || 22 || 2 ||
Hukumnama Darbar Sahib

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