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Sikhism: Religion originating in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent
Sikhism ; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ or Sikhi, is a monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century. It is one of the youngest of the major religions and world's fifth-largest organized religion, with about 25 million Sikhs as of the early 21st century.


Peer Budan Ali Shah Dargah in Jammu draws people of all faiths and religions [Video]

Peer Budan Ali Shah Dargah in Jammu draws people of all faiths and religions

The 'dargah' of Peer Budan Ali Shah or Peer Baba as it is known, is the perfect example of communal harmony in Jammu and Kashmir. People of all religion throng this shrine and get blessings. Hindus,..

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Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas [Video]

Over 180 Sikh families from Afghanistan arrive in India on ‘long-term’ visas

More than 180 Sikh families arrived in India from Afghanistan on Thursday. The families were welcomed at the IGI Airport by World Punjab Organisation. The families arrived in India on 'long-term'..

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182 Afghan Hindu, Sikh migrants brought to India [Video]

182 Afghan Hindu, Sikh migrants brought to India

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), in association with World Punjabi Organization brought 182 Afghan Hindu-Sikh migrants to India from Afghanistan. They were brought to New Delhi in a..

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Ludhiana's Sikh restaurateur makes chocolate Ganesha for Hindu festival [Video]

Ludhiana's Sikh restaurateur makes chocolate Ganesha for Hindu festival

When it comes to celebrating festivals in India, the differences of caste and faith dilute and people come together to create a strong bond of humanity. The same can be witnessed amidst Ganesha..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:14Published

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Nearly 180 Afghan Hindu and Sikhs likely to be evacuated in the near future

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Afghan Sikhs return: Nidan Singh, who was abducted from gurdwara months ago, arrives in Delhi; delegation in tow

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First batch of 'facilitated' Afghan Sikhs to reach India on Sunday; optimistic about citizenship

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Rise in attacks on Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan; India facilitating those who want to come: MEA

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Muslims, Jews have higher Covid death rate, UK figures indicate

The death rate from Covid-19 in England and Wales is higher among people who identify as Muslims, Jews, Hindus or Sikh than Christians or those with no stated religion, Britain's statistics office said..
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UK Sikhs unhappy over govt guidelines for places of worship

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India asks Pakistan to look into reasons behind collapse of domes of Kartarpur Gurudwara

India has taken up with Pakistan the issue of collapse of domes of the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara, one of Sikhism's holiest shrines, government sources said on Sunday.India has conveyed to Pakistan that..
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Coronavirus: UK's Sikh Vaisakhi festivals cancelled amid pandemic

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Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

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Afghan forces kill gunmen who attacked Sikh complex; some casualties

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Unidentified gunmen have attacked a Sikh-Hindu temple in the Afghan capital, Kabul, taking up to 200 worshipers hostage. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said on Wednesday that Afghan..
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Gunmen, bombers attack Sikh religious complex in Afghan capital

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Gunmen attack Sikh religious gathering in Kabul, killing 4

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Delhi Police's inaction towards protecting minorities reminiscent of 1984: SAD MP Naresh Gujral

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Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib during trip to Pakistan

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The historic opening of a corridor to a shrine has coincided with the 550th birthday of Sikhism's founder.
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