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Akshay Kumar in a still from 'Kesari' based on the battle of Saragarhi | KesariFilm/Facebook

Battle of Saragarhi has become a symbol of valour, but Battle of Koregaon has no takers

Battle of Saragarhi and Battle of Koregaon Bhima both had Indian soldiers fighting for the British, but only one got a mainstream Bollywood film.
The Sikh regiment at the Battle of Saragarhi | Commons

What Akshay Kumar’s Kesari won’t tell you: The real military account of Battle of Saragarhi

The battle is recorded in the Digest of Service of 36 Sikh (now 4 Sikh) and I was its custodian for two years as the Adjutant.
Nirpreet Kaur, whose father was killed in 1984, at Delhi High Court | PTI

After Sajjan Kumar conviction, everyone has become an expert on Sikh trauma

Any half-baked attempt at telling Sikhs that we have been ‘gifted’ justice is just another insulting consolation.
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Khalistani extremism listed alongside al Qaeda, IS in Canada terror threat list

This is a first for the Justin Trudeau administration, which has often drawn censure from India for allegedly courting Khalistani radicals.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

Pakistan now has a new corridor to perpetuate terror — Kartarpur

Trust Pakistan to lay a minefield and ambush India with ever-new shenanigans.
File photo of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj | PTI

Talks with Pakistan will start when terror activities stop: Sushma Swaraj

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj welcomed Pakistan’s positive response to Kartarpur Corridor but warned that ‘terror and talks can’t go together.’ Hyderabad: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said the Kartarpur corridor initiative is not connected with the dialogue process with Pakistan and talks can start the moment Islamabad stops terror activities in India. India has been asking for a corridor, which will facilitate visa-free travel of Indian Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, for many years and she said she was happy that Pakistan had for the first time responded positively. "But that does not mean that bilateral talks will start only on this," she said, adding that terror and talks can't go together. Swaraj, who is campaigning here ahead of the Telangana elections on December 7, was addressing a press conference. "The moment Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India, the dialogue can start but the dialogue is not connected...
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

With Kartarpur, Punjab has forced Narendra Modi to make another U-turn on Pakistan

For the Modi government that is so focused on bringing Pakistan to book, this climb down is remarkable.
Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan on a special train to celebrate the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak | PTI

A day after Kartarpur development, India lodges protests with Pakistan over harassment of officials

Indian High Commission officials were allegedly harassed in Islamabad before the two countries agreed to open up the corridor.
Artist Gurpreet Singh shows his paper model of Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara | PTI

Why Kartarpur Sikh corridor is a very big deal for India-Pakistan relations

From an unexploded bomb-shell to a corridor for peace, Guru Nanak’s mazar-samadhi will help confront the ghosts of Partition.
Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji | PTI

Congress, Akalis, Sikh religious body can’t come together even in the name of Guru Nanak

Congress government in the state, the SGPC and Centre to all hold separate events to begin year-long tribute celebrations.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?