Punjab Abroad- Britain

  • Karen Emma White
    Feb 22, 2015 09:15 IST

    UK museum assistant to visit Amritsar, Chandigarh to study Sikh culture

    A museum assistant with Ancient House Museum of Thetford in England, Karen Emma White, will visit Punjab and Chandigarh as part of the ‘Connections through Culture Programme’, after receiving a funding of £2,000 (around Rs 2 lakh) from the British Council.

  • Painting 'Casualty of War: A portrait of Maharaja Duleep Singh' by The Sikh Twins on display at National Museum, Scotland.
    Feb 18, 2015 12:34 IST

    The maharaja he couldn’t be

    A maharaja only in name, who lived away from his kingdom, mother, country, faith, and culture since the age of 10 and died a pauper after a failed marriage, Duleep Singh, last of the Sikh rulers, has been the muse of many artists and historians.

  • British Sikh-N
    Feb 05, 2015 14:14 IST

    UK Sikhs start manifesto campaign

    The British Sikh community has launched a first-of-its-kind political campaign targeting 50 seats nationwide, including three in west London, for the 2015 general elections.

  • The Sikh-N with lieutenant AC Vicary (right) and another British soldier
    Jan 24, 2015 08:48 IST

    A warhorse named Sikh

    An incredible story of a warhorse nicknamed Sikh that survived World War 1 has come out recently and amazed the curator of the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Britain.

  • Sophia by Anita Anand
    Jan 21, 2015 09:50 IST

    Rediscovering daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh

    Everyone knows about the guts, glory and grandeur of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Lion of Punjab. People also know about the life of his son Maharaja Duleep Singh, who lived in obscurity after he was exiled to Britain at the age of 15 and died alone in Paris at 55.

  • Sikhs in World War 1. HT Photo
    Dec 01, 2014 09:28 IST

    UK secy lauds role of Sikhs in WW-1, 2

    Lauding the valiant role played by Sikh soldiers during World War 1 and 2, UK home secretary Theresa May on Sunday described them as unsung heroes who won freedom for the country.

  • Fauja Singh
    Aug 10, 2014 18:50 IST

    Join peace marathon in Britain, urges Fauja Singh

    India-born centenarian Sikh runner Fauja Singh has urged everyone to join a peace marathon organised in London to mark the First World War centenary in Britain, media reported.

  • candle light vigil
    Aug 03, 2014 20:59 IST

    Sikh victim's lessons sustain family

    Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope - the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his slow recovery from being shot in the head two years by a white supremacist.

  • Crime against women
    Dec 05, 2014 17:25 IST

    Police apologise to Sikh cabbie for girl's assault

    Police in a British city have formally apologised and admitted they "got it wrong" after a woman who tore off the turban of a Sikh taxi driver and set it on fire was let off with a caution, media reported.

  • Sep 10, 2014 22:11 IST

    British Indian woman sues gurdwara over blast injuries

    A British Indian woman has sued a gurdwara in Britain after she was severely hurt in a kitchen explosion three years ago, a media report said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 08, 2014 08:48 IST

    Love thyself, says bearded Sikh woman via photos

    Appearing in a photography exhibition celebrating the world’s best facial hair, a British Sikh woman, who has grown a beard for seven years, seeks to convey a public message to love oneself.

  • Aug 03, 2014 18:21 IST

    Woman jailed in UK for killing Sikh man

    A 31-year-old woman has been sentencedto six years in jail in the UK for killing a Sikh man while driving a car at over 110 km per hour and texting and talking on two phones.

  • Jail
    Aug 01, 2014 09:48 IST

    Punjabi-origin banker jailed for theft in UK

    A Punjabi-origin woman bank employee has been jailed for stealing £120,000 (around Rs 1.2 crore) from a customer’s account in Scotland, a media report said on Thursday. Satnam Kaur, 30, a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee, transferred money from Robert Brown’s account to India from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2011, the BBC reported.

  • Maharajah Duleep Singh's grave is in the English countryside. Photo credit BBC news
    Jul 05, 2014 17:41 IST

    Should the last Sikh maharajah be returned to India?

    A Sikh charity is planning to exhume the body of a prince, the last ruler of a Sikh empire, from his grave in the English countryside and send it back to Punjab.

  •  chaz singh fliy creative director
    Jun 20, 2014 21:12 IST

    British photographers' celebrates identity of Sikh men

    To celebrate the identity of the modern Sikh men, two British photographers are putting up an exhibition to showcase the diversity in styles of how the Sikh beard and turban are worn in modern Britain.