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Another Sikh leader flees Pakistan after threats Another Sikh leader flees Pakistan after threats


Islamabad, The Sikh leader who deactivated his Twitter account and moved to Lahore from Peshawar after he was assaulted by "unidentified" armed men a few weeks ago, has fled Pakistan, fearing threats to his life.

Sources in Islamabad said that Radesh Singh Tony, a minority rights activist and Sikh leader along with his family from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa left Pakistan due to threats and is likely to take asylum in India.

Closely following Kashmir issue, can help, says Trump Closely following Kashmir issue, can help, says Trump


New Delhi, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his offer to "help" on the Kashmir issue, saying the US was "watching and closely following" the developments in the Valley.

Trump made the statement ahead of his talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

3 Sikh men killed in London over row about money 3 Sikh men killed in London over row about money



London, The three Sikh men who were stabbed to death in a single attack in London, were killed in a row about not being paid for work, it has been claimed.

The victims of the stabbing near Seven Kings station in Ilford on Sunday night were identified as Harinder Kumar, 22, Narinder Singh, 26, and Baljit Singh, 34, the metro.co.uk said in a report.

56 journalists killed in 2019: UN 56 journalists killed in 2019: UN



United Nations, Fifty-six journalists were killed in 2019 and most of them died outside conflict zones, a UN spokesperson said.

The number dropped by nearly half from the year 2018, but perpetrators enjoyed almost total impunity, Xinhua news agency quoted Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, as saying on Monday citing Unesco figures.

Newly-opened California gurdwara vandalized Newly-opened California gurdwara vandalized



San Francisco, A newly inaugurated gurdwara in California was vandalized with white nationalist graffiti, which included the phrase "White Power" and depicted a swastika on a concrete slab at the front entrance, a media report said

The Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib, located in Orangevale, about an hour from San Francisco, was inaugurated on January 12, the San-Ramon based Indica news portal said in a report on Wednesday.

Historic impeachment trial of Trump to start next Tuesday Historic impeachment trial of Trump to start next Tuesday



New York, The historic impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump will begin on Tuesday next week, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate's Republican majority, has announced.

Earlier on Tuesday (January 14), Speaker Nancy Pelosi ended the standoff between the Senate and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives saying that it would vote on next Tuesday to send the impeachment documents to the upper house so it can hold the trial on charges that Trump obstructed Congress and abused presidential powers.

UK Sikhs announce next step in fight against ethnic rights UK Sikhs announce next step in fight against ethnic rights

London, The Sikh community in the UK fighting for the recognition of ethnic rights, has announced they have started the process of taking their battle to the London-based Court of Appeal, it was reported.

Lawyers for the Sikh Federation (UK) have informed the British government that they intend to appeal against a High Court ruling made in December 2019, the Birmingham Live news portal said in a report on Monday.

The federation wants a tick box for Sikhs in the ethnic options on the next census. At present, the census recognises Sikhs as a religion but not as an ethnicity

Key suspect involved in Nankana Sahib attack arrested Key suspect involved in Nankana Sahib attack arrested


Islamabad, Police in Pakistan's Punjab province on Monday arrested a key suspect who was involved in the attack on the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara carried out by a Muslim mob, trapping Sikh devotees inside the shrine.

District Police Officer Ismailur Rehman said that suspect Imran projected personal dispute as a religious issue and used it to deliver hate speech, The Express Tribune said in a report.

Condemnable Nankana Sahib attack against my vision: Imran Condemnable Nankana Sahib attack against my vision: Imran

Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that the recent attack on the on Nankana Sahib gurdwara in Punjab province goes against his "vision and will find zero tolerance and protection from the government including police and judiciary".

On Friday, the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was attacked by a huge Muslim mob while Sikh devotees were stuck inside the shrine.

The mob that had gathered outside raised communal and hateful slogans against the minority community and pelted stones on the shrine, videos circulated on social media showed.

Sikh youth murdered in Pakistan Sikh youth murdered in Pakistan



Peshawar, Two days after the Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan's Punjab province was attacked by a Muslim mob, a member of the Sikh community, Parvinder Singh, was murdered in Peshawar by 'unknown' gunmen.

Sources based in Peshawar told IANS that Parvinder Singh was the younger brother of a local journalist Harmeet 

Pakistan writes to UN alleging threats from India Pakistan writes to UN alleging threats from India



Islamabad, Pakistan says it has alerted the international community including the United Nations and its allies about threats from India, media reports said.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said at the weekly press briefing on Thursday that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had written to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Security Council president Kelly Craft notifying them about the deployment of armed forces by India at the LoC and increasing incidents of ceasefire violations which pose a threat to Pakistan.

Imran was asked by Dev Anand to be in Bollywood film Imran was asked by Dev Anand to be in Bollywood film

Islamabad, An old video of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, that has been making rounds on social media, shows him being interviewed live on an Indian TV show during which he admits that he was asked to work in a Bollywood film by the late Indian actor Dev Anand.

"You won't believe it but I was once I asked by a brilliant Indian actor who we all look up to, to act in one of his upcoming film. In fact, he even turned up in England to request me, but I was puzzled," The Express Tribune reported on Thursday citing Khan as saying in the video.

Trump says impeachment has increased his popularity Trump says impeachment has increased his popularity



Miami, The US President has told young conservatives in Florida that the "unfair" impeachment process has shot his level of popularity "through the roof" as he took aim at the opposition and even members of his own party.

In a speech on Saturday lasting more than an hour during a conservative youth convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, Donald Trump said Democrats have no case against him and were only seeking what he termed an illegal and unconstitutional impeachment, reported Efe news.

'Pak govt to review Musharraf's death sentence in detail' 'Pak govt to review Musharraf's death sentence in detail'



Islamabad, The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government will "review in detail" a special court's decision to sentence former President Pervez Musharraf to death in the long-drawn high treason case against him, an official said here on Tuesday.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan's remarks come after a three-member bench of an Islamabad-based special court delivered its verdict against Musharraf earlier on Tuesday.

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