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Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary celebrated with fervour (Lead)


November 21st, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Golden Temple complex in Amritsar Sunday shimmered with tens of hundreds of lights put up to decorate the holiest of Sikh shrines to mark Gurpurab, the 541st ... Read more...

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Avtar Singh Makkar re-elected SGPC chief


November 16th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Nov 16 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex governing body of Sikh shrines across India on Tuesday re-elected Avtar Singh Makkar as its President.The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), ... Read more...

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Obama’s always welcome to Golden Temple: Sikh leaders (Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Barack Obama's proposed visit next month to this Sikh holy city is off his itinerary, but Sikh religious leaders here say that the doors of the shrine ... Read more...

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Perturbed Sikh diaspora request Obama not to call off Amritsar visit


October 20th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Oct.20 (ANI): Perturbed over media reports regarding cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple), the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body ... Read more...

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Obama wearing a cap for Golden Temple visit is no issue: SGPC


October 19th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Oct.19 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premier body of the Sikhs, has said that it would have no objection to US President Barack Obama wearing a cap ... Read more...

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Obama to visit Golden Temple, college in Amritsar


October 15th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 15 (IANS) When US President Barack Obama lands in India next month, his itinerary will include a visit to the Golden Temple here, the holiest Sikh shrine. This is ... Read more...

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Sans ceremonial outfits, Indian shooters avoid flag hoisting ceremony


October 1st, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian shooters had to stay away from the contingent's flag hoisting ceremony at the Commonwealth Games Village Friday as they were yet to get their ... Read more...

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Indian cyclists back on CWG track after 32 years


September 21st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Bharat Sharma (Attn Editors: This is the 10th preview discussing India's chances in various disciplines at the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games. This piece is on Cycling)New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Bicycles might ... Read more...

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Haryana Sikh leader, 45 others sent to judicial custody


September 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 16 (IANS) A local court here Thursday sent Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda and 45 other Sikh protesters, who were arrested by in Haryana's Kurukshetra district, to 14 days' ... Read more...

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Obama’s security team visits Amritsar


September 16th, 2010 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar (Punjab), Sep 16 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, a special US team Wednesday conducted a security survey in Punjab's Amritsar district, police said. "A ... Read more...

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Haryana SGPC chief held as a preventive measure


September 15th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 15 (IANS) Two people, including Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda who set a deadline to take over control of Sikh shrines in Haryana, were Wednesday arrested to maintain law ... Read more...

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Temperature plummets in Himachal after rain (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply Friday due to widespread rain with Una town recording the highest rainfall of 42 mm in the state, the met office ... Read more...

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Procession to mark tercentenary of Sikh hero reaches Delhi


April 29th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The six-week-long historical procession to hail the tercentenary celebrations of Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur has arrived at New Delhi.The victory march of Baba Banda ... Read more...

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Punjab Police bust inter-state gang, 7 held


April 21st, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), April 21 (IANS) Punjab Police have busted an inter-state gang of robbers and arrested seven people, officials said Wednesday. Police also recovered two pistols, cartridges and other weapons from their possession ... Read more...

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Suspected Babbar Khalsa terrorist arrested in Haryana


April 18th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), April 18 (IANS) A suspected member of the banned terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) was arrested from Haryana's Ambala district, police said Sunday. Avtar Singh was arrested from the Materi ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest Kamal Nath’s presence in New York


April 9th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 9 (IANS) A group of about 100 Sikhs protested the presence here of Kamal Nath, India's minister of road transport and highways, who they alleged had instigated a ... Read more...

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Car lifters’ gang busted in Punjab


March 12th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rajpura (Punjab), March 12 (IANS) Five members of a gang have been arrested for stealing cars from the parking areas of busy markets in this town in Punjab's Patiala district, police said ... Read more...

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Sikh community offers final prayers for two Sikhs beheaded in Pakistan


February 27th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb 27(ANI): Hundreds of Sikh community members here on Saturday offered 'Antim Ardas' (final prayers) in memory of two Sikhs youths, who were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan.The ... Read more...

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Beheading of Sikh in Pakistan condemned in India (Lead)


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The beheading of a Sikh man in Pakistan was Monday widely condemned in India with the government being asked to put diplomatic pressure on Islamabad over ... 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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SGPC, Punjab government condemn Sikh beheading in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Punjab government Monday condemned the beheading of a Sikh near Pakistan's Peshawar city and sought the central government's intervention ... Read more...

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SGPC not averse to printing Guru Granth Sahib abroad


February 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Feb 14 (IANS) In what could come as a major relief for Sikhs across the world, especially non-resident Indians (NRIs), the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has said ... Read more...

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Now online donations to Golden Temple


February 7th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Feb 7 (IANS) It's good news for those wanting to make a donation to the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, at Amritsar but unable to do so by physically coming ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil visits Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh


January 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 28 (IANS) Making his maiden visit to this Sikh holy city after taking over as Punjab's new governor, former central minister Shivraj Patil Thursday paid his respects at ... Read more...

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SGPC haste to amend NanakShahi calendar raises eyebrows


January 2nd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Jan 2(ANI): The Sikh Diaspora has raised eyebrows over the working of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) regarding amendments made in the NanakShahi calendar without taking ... Read more...

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Badal seeks PM’s intervention on Pakistan-based Sikh lawyer


December 21st, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up with Islamabad the issue of a Pakistan-based Sikh lawyer's hair being forcibly ... Read more...

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Abohar’s sacred Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha


December 21st, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar SinghAbohar (Punjab), Dec 21(ANI): Situated on Fazilka road in Punjab's Abohar town is Gurudwara Nanaksar Tobha that stands in testimony to a visit by Guru Nanak, the first Sikh ... Read more...

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BJP walks out after Chidambaram’s reply on 1984 riots (Intro Parliament Roundup)


December 14th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday sought to score political points by walking out of the Rajya Sabha to express its displeasure over Home Minister P.Chidambaram's ... Read more...

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1984 anti-Sikh riots stir passions in parliament (Parliament Roundup)


December 14th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The 1984 anti-Sikh riots stirred passions in parliament Monday with speaker after speaker in the Rajya Sabha roundly condemning what Tarlochan Singh (Independent), who raised the ... Read more...

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Makkar re-elected SGPC president


November 25th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 25 (IANS) Avtar Singh Makkar was elected president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for the fifth time here Wednesday. Makkar was supported by the Akali Dal, the ruling party ... Read more...

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SGPC tells Canadian PM to help resolve Sikh identity issues globally


November 18th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Nov.18 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the premeir body of the Sikhs, has sought the help of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to resolve the issue of Sikh identity ... Read more...

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Canadian PM Harper visits Golden Temple (Lead)


November 18th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday visited the famed Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, in this Punjab city during a trip that lasted less than three hours. Harper ... Read more...

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Canadian PM to pay obeisance at Golden Temple


November 18th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday arrived in Amritsar at the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, to pay obeisance. Harper was accorded a warm welcome by Sikh religious ... Read more...

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Canadian PM to visit Golden Temple Wednesday


November 17th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 17 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will arrive in this Punjab city Wednesday and visit the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines. Harper will arrive here by a special ... Read more...

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Canadian PM to visit Golden Temple Tuesday


November 16th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 16 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will arrive in this Punjab city Tuesday and visit the famed Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines. Harper will arrive here by a ... Read more...

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