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UK Govt Agrees to Obtain Input from Afghan Sikhs for Report UK Govt Agrees to Obtain Input from Afghan Sikhs for Report

 

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London, The UK Minister of State for Immigration has agreed to obtain input from the Afghan Sikh community to update the Country Guidance that they rely on to process asylum applications.

"I will ask our policy officers to contact the Afghan Sikh community for the latest information on the plight of Sikhs in Afghanistan. The Country Guidance on Afghanistan is due to be updated in the first quarter of this year," said the UK Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP, at a meeting on Wednesday with MPs and representatives of the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar and UNITED SIKHS.

India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear installations India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear installations



New Delhi, India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged their lists of nuclear installations, according to an agreement signed in 1988.

"India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack Against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

US man jailed for attacking Sikh cab driver US man jailed for attacking Sikh cab driver



Washington, A US man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a brutal attack on a Sikh American taxi driver in Seattle city last year.

Swarn Singh, 53, was assaulted with a hammer by Rory Benson on December 16, 2017. The accused pleaded guilty to the attack and was given the sentence by a court in Seattle late last week, the community's civil rights group -- Sikh Coalition -- tweeted on Tuesday.

Man jailed for threatening to kill Trump Man jailed for threatening to kill Trump


Washington, A 39-year-old man living in the US state of Arizona has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for threatening to kill President Donald Trump, officials said.

According to a press release on Tuesday by the Office of the US Attorney, District of Arizona, Jerrod Hunter Schmidt was sentenced after he was found guilty in September by a jury of two counts of threatening the President and two counts of making interstate threatening communications.

Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014 Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014



New Delhi, A total of 28,523 Indian workers died in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 2014 to 2018, the government said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said that while the highest number of 12,828 Indian workers died in Saudi Arabia during the period, 7,877 such workers died in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 2,932 in Kuwait, 2,564 in Oman, 1,301 in Qatar and 1,021 in Bahrain.

Extradite Mallya to India, says London court Extradite Mallya to India, says London court

 

London, Beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya must be extradited from the UK to India, where he is accused of committing bank frauds of Rs 9,000 crore, a London court ruled on Monday.

The Westminster Magistrates Court gave the ruling following a prolonged litigation involving Mallya, who fled India in March 2016.

BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Imran BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Imran


Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has an "anti-Muslim" and "anti-Pakistan" approach and claimed New Delhi rebuffed all his gestures due to the upcoming general elections.

"The ruling party (in India) has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach," said Khan in an interview to the Washington Post on Thursday when asked why his gestures to India were dismissed since he took power earlier this year.

Over 280 arrested in Paris protests against fuel price hike Over 280 arrested in Paris protests against fuel price hike


Paris, At least 288 people have been arrested and some 100 others injured as protesters took to the streets of Paris against rising fuel prices, clashing with riot police, authorities said.

A police spokesman told CNN that clashes erupted on Saturday after the protesters from the "gilets jaune" or "yellow vest" movement demonstrated against rising gas prices and taxes on polluting forms of transport.

2 Indians held with narcotics in Nepal 2 Indians held with narcotics in Nepal



Kathmandu, Two Indian nationals have been arrested in Nepal for possessing a large cache of banned drugs, the police said.

Sabir Ali, 19, and Karan Sahani, 55, of Bihar were arrested along with the controlled pharmaceutical drugs on Thursday night from Thankot village in Nepal during a security check of their car with Indian registration, the Himalayan Times reported on Friday

Pakistan hails India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor Pakistan hails India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor


Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday welcomed India's decision to build a corridor from Punjab to Pakistan's Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak.

Calling the Indian cabinet decision a victory for the peace lobby in both countries, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said New Delhi's move was an endorsement of Islamabad's proposition on the issue.

 Asylum seekers in Canada from India majority of them are Sikhs- Report Asylum seekers in Canada from India majority of them are Sikhs- Report


Chandigarh, The number of asylum seekers in Canada from India, a majority of them Sikhs, has soared by over 300 per cent in the past two years alone, with the Canadian government agencies acknowledging "renewed support for separatism in the Punjab region".

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame


Toronto, A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of great Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business.

Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray - a marketing cooperative of cranberry farmers in the US and Canada. Ocean Spray sells its products in over 90 countries, with annual sales of over $2.5 billion.

Khaleda Zia gets 7-year jail in graft case Khaleda Zia gets 7-year jail in graft case


Dhaka,  Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia was on Monday sentenced to seven-year jail in a corruption case.

The verdict was announced at the temporary court premises set up at the old central prison in the capital, bdnews24.com reported.

 Israel’s Punjabi community seeks Captain Amarinder's help for facilitating religious functions Israel’s Punjabi community seeks Captain Amarinder's help for facilitating religious functions

 

Tel Aviv, A delegation of members of Israel’s Punjabi community on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to seek his help in securing permission from local authorities to hold religious functions, as well as for procuring land for building a Gurdwara.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation that he would ask India’s Ambassador in Israel, Pavan Kapoor, to help them, and advised them to meet the envoy.

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