Singapore, May 25 (IANS) Preparations are on for the four-day festival of Barsi, said to be the largest Sikh event outside of the Punjab state in India, in Gurdwara Sahib Malacca in the Malaysian state of Malacca, starting May 30. The festival commemorates the death anniversary of Sant Baba Sohan Singh Ji, a Sikh saint who lived in Malacca and passed away in 1972 at Ipoh General Hospital near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. The highlight of the event is the continuous recital of the Guru Granth Sahib for three continuous days.
Abu Dhabi, May 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have strongly condemned the killing of a British soldier in Woolwich, London. "This brutal act is rejected by all religions and deserves every condemnation and denunciation," UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said. Sheikh Abdullah also expressed the UAE's solidarity with Britain in combating terrorism, and hailed the way the British government dealt with the crime
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted the countrymen on the eve of Buddha Purnima. The president said Lord Buddha taught the path of right action so that mankind may overcome its suffering. "Lord Buddha's teachings of non-violence, love and compassion are of eternal significance.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday greeted people on the eve of Buddha Purnima, saying Lord Buddha's teachings were of eternal significance. The president said Lord Buddha taught the path of right action so that mankind may overcome its suffering. "Lord Buddha's teachings of non-violence, love and compassion are of eternal significance
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Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) If some are "heartbroken", others are disappointed with the sport getting tainted -- Bollywood celebrities are candidly expressing their discontent over spot-fixing that has cast a shadow over the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Three Rajasthan Royal players, including India pacer S. Sreesanth, have been arrested by Delhi Police in connection with spot-fixing.
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Taliban influence in Afghanistan may grow after international coalition forces pull out, while rising radicalism in Syria could lead to the country's disintegration, Russian military intelligence agency GRU has said. GRU chief Lt. Gen.
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers. "Let them live daily lives practising their faith
London, May 23 (IANS) A Londoner of Nigerian descent was identified Thursday as one of the two suspects who decapitated a British soldier. The terror strike prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to go into a huddle with top officials and the military put in place additional security measures. Michael Adebolajo, a 28-year-old Londoner of Nigerian descent, is one of the two suspects who hacked to death the British soldier, said a media report.
London, May 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday chaired crisis talks following a terror attack here that left a soldier dead. The government and security officials are racing to respond to the killing of a British soldier, an act that shocked the country. Cameron held a meeting of the emergency response committee Cobra Thursday morning after coming back to London from France, reported Sky News.