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Ajay Devgn agrees to cut objectionable dialogue from ‘Son of Sardar’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 3 (IANS) Film actor and producer Ajay Devgn Monday agreed to remove the objectionable dialogues and scenes from his film "Son of Sardar" before releasing it.The actor made ... Read more...

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Sikh body wants action against Ajay Devgn


August 29th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Claiming that Sikhs were being shown in a bad light in the film "Son of Sardar", the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has urged the ... Read more...

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Punjab at crossroads: Sikh clergy gives in to radical rhetoric (Punjab Newsletter)


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Once touted as the most progressive state in the country, Punjab is today at a crossroads. The contradictory actions of the state's leadership, especially the ... Read more...

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Pro-Khalistan slogans raised in Golden Temple complex


June 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) Defying directions from the head of the Akal Takht, pro-Khalistan slogans were raised Wednesday by a handful of people during the function to mark the 28th ... Read more...

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Dal Khalsa releases Operation Bluestar directory


June 5th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa Tuesday released a directory of the people who died during the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex in ... Read more...

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Sikh clergy lays foundation stone of Operation Bluestar memorial


May 20th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) To remember those killed in the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar inside the Golden Temple complex in 1984, the Sikh clergy Sunday laid the foundation stone for ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects Punjab, Rajoana appeals for peace (Third Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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SGPC wants president to grant clemency to Sikh terrorist


March 26th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has filed a clemency petition with President Pratibha Patil for Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is facing death ... Read more...

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Attempt to usurp Pakistani gurdwara foiled


February 26th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) An attempt to occupy an 18th century gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province has been foiled, a media report said Sunday.The police stepped in when a ... Read more...

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PM prays at Golden Temple, faces black flags (Third Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by praying at the Golden Temple here while Anna Hazare supporters waved black flags and shouted ... Read more...

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PM begins New Year with prayers, showed black flags in Amritsar (Second Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by offering prayers at the Golden Temple here but had to face black flags and slogans ... Read more...

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PM begins new year with prayers at Golden Temple (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by offering prayers at Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, popularly known as the Golden ... Read more...

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Opposition mounts to Amitabh’s plea on anti-Sikh riots


December 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 16 (IANS) A move by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to get a clean chit from the Sikh clergy after his name was dragged into the 1984 anti-Sikh ... Read more...

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Badal conferred highest Sikh title, radicals cry foul


December 5th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was Monday bestowed the "Panth Rattan Fakhr-e-Qaum (Jewel of the religion, pride of the community)" title by the Sikh clergy ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases agenda for gurdwara panel poll


August 20th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab Saturday released its agenda for the next month's Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) poll calling for the supremacy of ... Read more...

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Ardass Diwas held at Akal Takht for the first time in 26 years


March 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Mar.4 (ANI): Ardass Diwas was held at the Akal Takht here for the first time in 26 years on Friday to honour the more than 30 people who ... Read more...

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Assassin on death row wants to be baptized a Sikh


December 5th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Dec 5 (IANS) Balwant Singh, a terrorist who has been convicted for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh and is on a death row, has expressed his desire ... Read more...

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Sikh bodies divided over change in Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom date


November 24th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Nov.24 (ANI): Representative institutions of the Sikh community are divided over a move by the Akal Takht to change the original date of the day Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh ... Read more...

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Akal Takht announces new martyrdom day for Guru Teg Bahadur


November 23rd, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Nov 23 (ANI): Akal Takht has put off the original date of martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth spiritual master of the Sikhs.According to the Nanakshahi calendar ... Read more...

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Ardass Divas held at Akal Takht in Amritsar


November 4th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Nov. 4 (ANI): To mark the 26th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh genocide in Delhi and other parts of India, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak committee (SGPC) the premier Sikh body of the ... Read more...

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Sikh Diaspora condemns Florida pastor threat to burn holy Quran


September 11th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Sep. 11 (ANI): Even as the Florida pastor has reportedly called off his plans of a bonfire of Qurans, the threat for such an act has ... Read more...

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Procession held to mark 406th ceremony of installation of Guru Granth Sahib


September 1st, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep 1 (ANI): A colourful 'Nagar Kirtan' procession was taken out by Sikhs here, to mark the 406th ceremony of the installation of their holy scripture, the Guru ... Read more...

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Sarnas appear before Akal Takht, panel set up on Phoolka charges


August 8th, 2010 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 8 (IANS) The Sikh high priests Saturday formed a five-member committee to look into a controversy involving 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims' lawyer H.S. Phoolka and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management ... Read more...

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1984 riots: Akal Takht stands behind Phoolka


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 22 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the highest seat of Sikhism, has asked Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Paramjit Singh Sarna and his brother to explain their stand ... Read more...

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Akal Takht summons Sarna over his remarks against Phoolka


July 21st, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, July 21 (ANI): Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Tuesday summoned Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Chief Parmjeet Singh Sarna to clarify his stands on the ... Read more...

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Lone Sikh ranger withdraws from 1984 riots cases


July 21st, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) After nearly 26 years of relentless battle for justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, advocate H.S. Phoolka Tuesday withdrew from all cases following ... Read more...

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International support to declare 1984 riots a genocide


July 15th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) A global human rights advocacy group working for Sikh rights Thursday called for international support after the Sikh high priests in Amritsar announced that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots ... Read more...

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Film on legendary Sikh warrior released


June 30th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Wednesday released a one-hour telefilm "Baba Banda Singh Bahadar" to pay tribute to the legendary warrior. The telefilm, ... Read more...

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Akal Takht calls upon excommunicated persons to return to Sikh fold


June 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, June 7 (ANI): Akal Takht, the highest Sikh temporal seat, on Sunday offered another chance to excommunicated community persons to return to Sikh fold.The five Sikh Jathedars, or high priests, ... Read more...

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A miniature replica of Akal Takht to revisit Operation Blue Star


June 6th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, June 6 (ANI): A miniature artist has created a replica of the Akal Takht in Amritsar to highlight its condition at the time of 1984's Operation Blue Star. ... Read more...

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Kirpans out as Canadian Sikh divsions deepen over scripture


April 12th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Divisions among Canadian Sikhs over the ongoing controversy about the Dasam Granth reached a flash point with hardliners using kirpans to attack supporters of former Akal Takht head ... Read more...

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Amended Sikh calendar released in Amritsar


March 14th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) After a controversy over the last few years regarding dates of important religious events in the 'Nanakshahi', the Sikh religious calendar, its amended version was Sunday released by ... Read more...

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SGPC performs Akhand Paath in memory of Taliban-beheaded Sikhs


February 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Feb.25 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) the main body of the Sikhs, initiated a "Akhand Paath" (continued recitation) of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy ... Read more...

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SGPC, Akal Takht condemns beheading of Sikh youths by Taliban in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb.22 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest decision-making body of Sikhs has severely condemned the beheading of two Sikh youths is Peshawar, Pakistan, and has asked the ... Read more...

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BJP criticizes Centre for its callous attitude on beheading of Sikhs


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has severely condemned the beheading of two Sikh youths in Peshawar and criticized the Centre for its coldhearted attitude for not ... Read more...

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