Thursday, October 28, 2021
Human Interest

Indians rarely make time for arts and culture, says survey

NEW DELHI:  One of India's leading private museums, the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) Bengaluru, has released new primary research conducted by the ReReeti Foundation, on audience behaviour in India's cultural sector.

Rail roko agitation: Train services disrupted at 30 places

NEW DELHI:  Train services were disrupted at 30 places as farmers sat on railway tracks in Haryana, Bihar and Karnataka, demanding arrest and resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Misra Teni in connection with the October 3 Lakhimur violence.

Wall collapses in Delhi, one injured

NEW DELHI:  A 40-feet long and 10-feet high wall collapsed in the national capital, injuring one person, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Villagers in UP mourn 'Babuji' the bull

SAHARNPUR: It was an occasion with a difference when over 3,000 people gathered to attend the 'tehraveen' (13-day post death ritual) of 'Babuji' in the Kurdi village in Saharanpur.

Happy Onam: Celebrities share festivity greetings with fans

NEW DELHI:  superstar Mohanlal to Allu Arjun, celebrities from all the Southern film industries on Saturday wished their fans on the occasion of Onam on social media.

Battlegrounds Mobile India hits 50M downloads on Play Store

New Delhi: South Korean video game developer Krafton on Monday announced that its battle game Battlegrounds Mobile India has clocked 50 million downloads on Play Store.

Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Sonu Nigam sing together for 'Hum Hindustani'

MUMBAI:  'Hum Hindustani' will witness 15 Bollywood personalities coming together to lend their voices for the first time for a patriotic soundtrack.

Lenskart to hire over 2,000 employees in India by 2022

NEW DELHI: Omnichannel eye-wear brand Lenskart on Wednesday said it will hire more than 2,000 employees across the country by 2022, as part of its plan to increase its consumer base over the next few years.

TikTok overtakes FB as world's most downloaded app

BEIJING: Chinese short-video platform TikTok has overtaken Facebook as the most downloaded social media app in the world, the media reported

Swiggy commits to increase deployment of EVs by 2025

BJP wins 21 zila panchayat seats in UP, SP gets 1

LUCKNOW(WISHAVWARTA): The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh has managed to win zila panchayat chairpersons seats in 21 districts even though it did not have the required numbers.

Bride calls off wedding because groom wears spectacles

AURRAIYA(UP): In a bizarre incident, a bride here called off her wedding merely because the groom could not read the newspaper without glasses.

Modi hails Karnataka woman for piloting Oxygen Express

BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed woman loco pilot Sireesha Gajini of the South Western Railway (SWR) for also steering the Oxygen Express ferrying the life-saving gas from Jharkhand's Jamshedpur to Bengaluru on May 21.

She does what even relatives don't - cremate bodies in pandemic

LUCKNOW: 'Ek Koshish Aisi Bhi' -- this is not the title of a film but words that today spell hope for those in distress.

Fire at Gurugram office BJP faces challenge to control dissidence in MP

BHOPAL:It has been nearly 10 months since the BJP returned to power in Madhya Pradesh and has now also secured an absolute majority in the state but the biggest challenge before it is to control the dissidence brewing in the party.

Himachal's Keylong sees season's first snowfall

SHIMLA:Keylong and its nearby areas in Himachal Pradesh's remote Lahaul-Spiti district experienced the season's first snowfall early Monday, bringing smiles on the faces of the locals, who largely grow potatoes and exotic vegetables.

A temple where Ravan is worshipped on Dusshera

Stars and planets grow up together as siblings: Study

BERLIN: In a unique study, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the planets begin forming while stars are still infants and they grow up together like siblings.

Ram Rahim now made accused in theft of Sikh holy scriptures in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: In a major development in a five-year-old theft of the Sikh holy scriptures in Punjab, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday made controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples, an accused in the case.

Temples, restaurants to open from June 8: Himachal govt

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday said the temples and restaurants in the state will open from June 8 and not from June 1.

Kartarpur: Pak to add religious tourism category to online visa

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Interior Ministry has decided to add a religious tourism category to the online visa system for Sikh pilgrims looking to apply for visas to visit Kartarpur, it emerged on Friday.

Parole to Dera chief Ram Rahim rejected

CHANDIGARH: In another setback to controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples, jail authorities in Rohtak on Friday refused to grant him a three-week parole to meet his ailing mother.

UAE delegation of investors keen to invest in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of prospective investors from UAE evinced keen interest for making huge investments in the arena of Agri & Food, Exports, Infrastructure, Logistics, Real Estate and Water Management.

Gobind Singh Longowal re-elected becomes 43rd SGPC president

Indian Railway grants permission for special trains to Patna Sahib for Guru Gobind Singh anniversary celebration

CHANDIGARH: Decks have been cleared for special trains to carry devotees from Punjab to and from Patna Sahib for the 350th Birth Anniversary celebrations of tenth Master of the Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.

A $6 million Hindu temple planned in Connecticut

NEVADA: A Hindu temple is reportedly planned in Manchester town of Connecticut at an estimated cost of about $6 million, and is expected to complete in 2019.

Panjab University colloquium holds lecture on “The Sikh Panth : Its History and Historiography”

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Colloquia Committee in collaboration with Department of Political Science organized 43rd Colloquium Lecture on “The Sikh Panth : Its History and Historiography ”at Panjab University,here Monday.

Gobind Singh Longowal former driver of Harchand Singh Longowal elected SGPC president

AMRITSAR: Four time MLA, and former minister Gobind Singh Longowal, the former driver of late Harchand Singh Longowal was today elected 42nd President of Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) during its annual general house meeting. He was polled 142 votes whereas his rival candidate was Amrik Singh Shahpur got only 15 votes. Totals number of votes were 169 .

Hindu Temple opens in Abilene Texas

SikhPAC chairman GS Khalsa endores Hate Crime Bill

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Actiion Committee (SikhsPAC) Founder and Chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa endorsed pending hate crimes legislation at a press conference held today at the Atrium of the Indiana State Capitol/Statehouse building in Downtown.

Guru Teg Bahadur is Dharam-di-chadar and not Hind-di-chadar: Dal Khalsa

AMRITSAR:  Dal Khalsa has urged Sikh Diaspora to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur as 'Human Rights and Religious Freedom' day as the Guru attained martyrdom to protect the oppressed class irrespective of their religion and caste.

USA Sikhs hold conference to implement 'Mool Nanakshahi Calender' at Illinois Gurdawara

CHICAGO, IL: Sikh Religious Society hosted a two-day conference on November 11 & 12, 2017 at the Sikh Gurdwara in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to implement "Mool Nanakshahi Calendar.

Indian court told Google to remove hate speech videos on Sikhism

NEW DELHI: A court here on Thursday directed Google India to remove from social media, including Youtube, all videos featuring a woman called Sakshi Bhardwaj who is making hate speech about Sikh gurus and Sikh religion.

Dal Khalsa demands to make paintings and pictures of 1984 massacre part of Sikh Museum

AMRITSAR: The radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa has demanded that that paintings and pictures depicting the Nov 1984 genocide be put up in the Sikh Central Museum and made part of the Sikh heritage.

RSS move to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh anniversary triggers major controversy and Sikh protests

CHANDIGARH: A majir controversy has started over RSS move to celebrate 350th birth annivesaray of Tenth Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh for which the Rashtriya Sikh Sangat a frontal organisation of RSS is holding a funtion in Delhi on October 25.

Akal Takht Jathedar's call to Punjab villagers to pass resolution for removal of liquore vends

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh in his message to Sikh Community on eve of Bandi Chhod divas has called to end internal conflict and unitedly work for peace and propserity and to defeat the enemies of Panth. He asked the Sikhs to remain committed to Akal Takht and observe Sikh rehat maryada.

Fireworks, LED lighting mark 'Bandi Chhor Diwas', Diwali at Golden Temple

AMRITSAR: Fireworks display and the newly-installed LED lighting marked the celebrations of "Bandi Chhor Diwas" and Diwali as thousands of devotees flocked to the Golden Temple complex here on Thursday.

Tying turbans hog limelight at Indy Festival of Faiths

Indiapolis, USA- Sikhs Political Action Committee and Sikh Society of Indiana, an umbrella of Midwest Gurdwaras and Sikhs organized tying turban event which got an overwheling response at the 5th Annual Indy Festival of Faiths 2017.

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