In boost for minorities, Sikh leader to enter Afghan House

In boost for minorities, Sikh leader to enter Afghan House

Avtar Singh Khalsa will run unopposed for a parliament seat in the October elections. (AP photo) KABUL: Avtar Singh Khalsa will represent Afghanistan’s tiny Sikh and Hindu minority in the next parliament, where he says he hopes to serve the entire country. Few Afghans are as invested in the […]

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Maniesh Paul on playing a Sikh for the first time on screen: It was an honour for me

Maniesh Paul on playing a Sikh for the first time on screen: It was an honour for me

Actor Maniesh Paul’s next film is titled Banjar. Actor Maniesh Paul is a familiar name for Indian audiences — be it because of his witty hosting on TV and award shows or his films such as Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive (2016) and Mickey Virus (2013). In his […]

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Sikh Soldier First to Wear Turban at ‘Trooping the Color’ Ceremony in London

Sikh Soldier First to Wear Turban at ‘Trooping the Color’ Ceremony in London

Coldstream Guards soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall became the first to wear a turban during the Trooping the Color ceremony June 9 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) LONDON — Prince Harry and his new wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, joined the pageantry of the annual ‘Trooping the Color’ […]

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Full stomachs and happy faces: Sikh non-profit spreads festive cheer to refugee camps this Ramadan

Full stomachs and happy faces: Sikh non-profit spreads festive cheer to refugee camps this Ramadan

Khalsa Aid brings festive cheer to Syrian immigrants this Ramadan. Credit: Twitter/@Khalsa_Aid For many Muslims, the daily roza starts but doesn’t always end with a meal. But help and hope arrived for Syrian immigrants this Ramadan, as world-renowned Sikh charity Khalsa Aid bestowed holiday cheer on 5000 Muslim migrants, […]

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Spreading smiles, UK Sikh NGO gives Eid gifts to over 500 Syrian refugees

Spreading smiles, UK Sikh NGO gives Eid gifts to over 500 Syrian refugees

Khalsa Aid giftednew clothes and shoes to hundreds of Syrian refugees in many camps ahead of Eid. (@khalsa_aid/ Twitter) Festivals are a perfect time for family reunions when friends get-together and reminisce about the good old days. Not to forget the delicious meals and gifts that bring a smile […]

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