Oberoi gets Sikh of Year award in UK
Patiala : Sikh philanthropist Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi has joined the club of eminent Sikhs who have got ‘Sikh of the year’ award at the House of Lords, London. The Sikh International Forum (TSIF) has given Oberoi this award for the year 2013.
Sikhs allowed kirpans in Canadian missions
Toronto : The Canadian government has approved a new policy which allows Sikh visitors to Canadian diplomatic missions abroad to wear kirpans. Sikh visitors will be permitted to retain their kirpans when entering Canadian missions abroad, a statement issued by the country's foreign affairs, trade and development ministry said.
NRI jailed for life for cold-blooded murder of Nawanshahr wife
Cold and calculated murder of a young bride from Nawanshahr has resulted in her NRI husband being jailed for life by a British court.
Sikhs win lawsuit against meat plant near gurdwara in UK
London : A community of British Sikhs has won a legal battle to stop the construction of a meat processing plant next to their Gurdwara in Bradford city. The community and worshippers at the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara on Leeds Road said they felt offended by the expansion bid by supermarket chain Pakeezah. They told planners that hearing carcasses being cut up would upset worshippers at prayer as many Sikhs are strict vegetarians.
British Sikh loses legal battle against son
An 87-year-old wheelchair-boundBritish Sikh father has lost a high-profile court battle with his son for a share of the wealth from a luxury hotel chain they built together, which is now worth 800 million pounds.
British Sikh loses ‘tragic’ case against millionaire sons
LONDON: In a case described as ‘tragic’ and involving Sikh family traditions, the high court here has dismissed the claim of a 87-year-old Indian-origin businessman against his two sons for a one-third share in property that includes a string of hotels in London.
UK minister blames Press for fewer Indian students
As UK education authorities ponder over the stunning decline in university applications from Indian students, a British minister has come to a conclusion that the blame lies with India’s “lively” press. “India has a very lively press…its press coverage has been surprisingly negative”, Education Minister David Willetts said in a recent interview to a magazine.
UK changes work law on turbans for Sikhs
LONDON: Amid calls by a section of the Sikh community to boycott the official Baisakhi celebrations in protest against Britain’s role in the build-up to the 1984 Operation Bluestar, UK prime minister David Cameron has announced a major relaxation in rules on wearing turbans at workplaces.
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