Sikhs mark 300 years as fighters sect

INDIA'S MOST easily recognised community, the Sikhs, formed a sea of turbans yesterday at the northern Indian town of Anandpur Sahib, which means "town of bliss", to mark the 300th anniversary of a defining moment in the history of their religion.

Queen loans V&A hidden treasures of the Sikhs

A RARE JEWEL, unseen by the public for nearly 150 years, has been loaned by the Queen for the first ever international exhibition of the Sikh artistic heritage. It will take pride of place alongside priceless stones which once belonged to Shah Jahan, the Mogul emperor who built the Taj Mahal.

Gunmen murder 17 in mosque

AT LEAST 17 worshippers were killed in a hail of machine-gun bullets after morning prayers in a Shia mosque in central Pakistan yesterday. The victims, in the remote village of Quereshi More, 180 miles south of Lahore, had just finished the prayers that precede the all-day fast of the Ramadan period when eight gunmen arrived.

Bullets and bugles `over-the-fence'

Frontline WAGAH, PAKISTAN

Obituary: Brigadier Michael Calvert

MICHAEL CALVERT, who survived both the Chindit expeditions into Burma, was one of the outstanding leaders of irregular troops during the Second World War, though born into the old officer class and himself a regular army officer.

110 killed, 250 injured in Punjab train crash

AT LEAST 110 people died and 250 were injured in a train crash in the north Indian state of Punjab in the early hours of yesterday. A southbound express train ploughed into the coaches of another express, which had been travelling in the opposite direction near the village of Kauri.

Obituary: Mahbub ul Haq

MAHBUB UL HAQ was an outstanding economist and a visionary social thinker.

Body of stowaway found after flight from Azerbaijan

The body of a stowaway was found yesterday in the undercarriage of an aircraft that had flown for nearly seven hours from one of the former Soviet republics. Louise Jury hears immigration organisations' fears that stowing away in dangerous places is on the increase.

Letter: The first black peer?

Carl Jackson (letter, 5 February) may be right to include Baroness Flather and Lord Chitnis in the category of "black"; but the actual skin colour of most people whose ancestors originated from the Asian sub-continent is brown.

Theatre: Buried but not forgotten

The Wake Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Man killed wife on India trip

A businessman was jailed for life yesterday for murdering his wife on a trip to India. Kular, 46, strangled 26-year-old Ninderjit with her own scarf after luring her to the Punjab on a second honeymoon, Bristol Crown Court was told.

Indian jumbo stowaway to have asylum reconsidered

The Government agreed last night to look again at the case of an Indian stowaway denied political asylum after surviving 10 hours in the frozen undercarriage of a jumbo jet. Pardeep Saini, 23, emerged from the wheelbay of a British Airways Boeing 747 following his incredible journey from Delhi last October, but his 19-year-old brother Vijay froze to death in the -60C temperatures.

in search of Uncle Rana

The old family home in Lahore was just 15 miles over the border with Pakistan. But in the 40 years since the dark days of Partition no one had heard from the younger brother who had converted to Islam and stayed behind. Writer Urvashi Butalia goes ...

Stowaway faces wait on asylum

An Indian man who flew to Britain by stowing away in the wheelbay of a jumbo jet will have to wait eight weeks to learn if he will be allowed to stay in the country.

Asian vs Asian as `Khalistan' row strikes UK

By Palash Kumar
Property
house + home
News
people
Arts and Entertainment
tvGame of Thrones season 5 ep 4, review - WARNING: contains major spoiliers!
Life and Style
Bats detect and react to wind speed and direction through sensors on their wings
tech
Arts and Entertainment
The Ridiculous Six has been produced by Adam Sandler, who also stars in it
filmNew controversy after nine Native American actors walked off set
Voices
Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron appeal to the audience during the Question Time special
voices
Sport
Danny Jones was in the Wales squad for the 2013 World Cup
rugby leagueKeighley Cougars half-back was taken off after just four minutes
Life and Style
The original ZX Spectrum was simple to plug into your TV and get playing on
techThirty years on, the ZX Spectrum is back, after a fashion
News
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are breaking up after nearly three years together
peopleFormer couple announce separation in posts on their websites
Sport
football
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 1 May 2015
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living