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Cong seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed in US 10 Mar 2014 | 2:39 am
New York, US: The Congress has approached a US court here seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a Sikh rights group over the 1984 Sikh genocide, saying American courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction over the case.
Congress party’s attorney Ravi Batra yesterday filed a memorandum of law in the Manhattan Court in support of a pending motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
The new memorandum said that the SFJ “unjustly” sought to hold the Congress, which is not a “natural person”, liable in a US court for “acts occurring in India nearly three decades...
Gurdwara panel without sangat support to preserve remains of Ajnala martyrs 10 Mar 2014 | 2:36 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Acceding to the demand of historians and others, the Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Management Committee today decided to preserve the mortal remains of the 282 soldiers, who were part of the sepoy mutiny in 1857 and were buried by the British at the ‘Kalianwala Khu’ here.
Committee president Amarjit Singh Sarkaria and researcher Surinder Kochhar said, “We’ve decided to preserve and showcase in a museum the skulls and larger bones recovered from the historic well. However, we will perform the martyrs’ last rites with the smaller bones excavated from the site.”
They said the funeral would be conducted as per Hindu...
New White House Initiative Brings Hope to Disadvantaged Youth 10 Mar 2014 | 2:33 am
Washington, DC, US: On February 28th, 2014, President Obama unveiled his, “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which focuses on helping every disadvantaged youth find opportunities. Boys and young men of color, who are willing to work hard, will now have a new pipeline for mentorship, support networks, and skills. The Sikh community, in particular, is encouraged to partner with local businesses and organizations to help the next generation of Sikhs go to college and find good jobs. With recent news and involvement of young Sikhs getting involved in gang activity in neighborhoods and cities, such as Richmond Hill, Queens, and Vancouver,...
No political party of Punjab willing to talk about environment – Baba Seechewal 10 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
Jalandhar, Punjab: Noted eco-activist Balbir Singh Seechewal, who has been spearheading a campaign against pollution of rivers in Punjab, has asked all political parties to lay due stress on environment protection in their election manifestos. He also appealed people not to vote for those parties that ignore the issue completely.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Seechewal said during the previous term of the Lok Sabha, none of the MPs from the state had raised the issue of environment protection. “In the last session, not even a single query was raised by the state MPs on environmental issues. This is highly...
Century later, WW1 Sikhs toast of France 10 Mar 2014 | 2:28 am
Jalandhar, Punjab: In a proud moment for Sikhs worldwide, France will remember their exemplary valour and sacrifices on its soil during World War 1.
Their heroics against the German invaders will be the focus of the conflict’s centenary events that are to start in April and end in 2018. Sikh soldiers were part of a large Indian Corps component called to France during the war, and in more than 1,000 initiatives, the grateful republic will try to pay back.
During his last visit to Punjab in February, French ambassador Francois Richler wrote to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to seek meeting to...
Backward Class tag doesn’t go down well with Jatts of Punjab 10 Mar 2014 | 2:26 am
Patiala, Punjab: Amid the CongressSAD political war to take credit for the decision of reservation for Jat Sikhs, the ‘backward class’ (BC) tag has not gone down well with the Jat Sikhs of rural areas. They feel it has hurt the ego of the Jats, who felt proud of being called so.
There is a common feeling that Jat is the central theme of the Punjabi culture and even films and songs glorify it. But, suddenly, it has slipped into the backward category, eroding its status.
The BC tag to a general category earlier has also hurt them in the sense that in...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Tue 11 March, 2014
After taking your cleansing bath, remember your God in meditation, and your mind and body shall be free of disease. Millions of obstacles are removed, in the Sanctuary of God, and good fortune dawns. || 1 || The Word of Gods Bani, and His Shabad, are the best utterances. So constantly sing them, listen to them, and read them, O Siblings of Destiny, and the Perfect Guru shall save you. || Pause || The glorious greatness of the True Lord is immeasurable; the Merciful Lord is the Lover of His devotees. He has preserved the honor of His Saints; from the very beginning of time, His Nature is to cherish them. || 2 || So eat the Ambrosial Name of the Lord as your food; put it into your mouth at all times. The pains of old age and death shall all depart, when you constantly sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord of the Universe. || 3 || My Lord and Master has heard my prayer, and all my affairs have been resolved. The glorious greatness of Guru Nanak is manifest, throughout all the ages. || 4 || 11 ||