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2014-05-15 04:21:50

NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 06, human rights group "Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) will hold a "Sikh Sovereignty March" in Manhattan to mark the 30 year of attack on the Golden Temple, the Vatican of Sikhism. The march, which is expected to be attended by more than 5000 Sikhs, will start in front of India's Permanent Mission to the UN and will end at United Nations Headquarters. The Sikh community remembers June 1984 as their own 9/11, when the Indian Army launched a...

2008-09-17 16:51:24

By Rhona Ganguly A new airline has stepped forward to fill Air India's shoes by offering flights to the subcontinent from Birmingham International Airport. Bilga Air will fly from the Midlands to Amritsar in Northern India - home of the Golden Temple in the Punjab - twice a week from October 9. The announcement follows Air India's shock decision last week to pull the plug on its Birmingham to Amritsar route in order to protects its valuable slots at Heathrow Airport. Named after a...

2006-03-24 06:45:29

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on Friday for a "treaty of peace, security and friendship" with Pakistan that would replace decades of hostility with a common quest for progress. "The time has come to leave behind the animosities and the misgivings of the past and to think the unthinkable of moving together in pursuit of our common objective of getting rid of chronic poverty, ignorance and disease," Singh said. "I make this offer to the people...

2005-12-13 01:12:57

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani bus left the eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday for a trial run to the Indian city of Amritsar in the latest step in a slow-moving peace process between the nuclear-armed rivals. Nine people, including Pakistani tourism officials, were on the bus, painted in the green-and-white colours of the Pakistani flag, as it left a government tourism office for the Wagah border crossing point 15 km (10 miles) to the east. The Tuesday test run follows one...

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