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Record 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab


April 6th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts, there will be 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.Badal will ... 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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Congress opposes move to summon PM to Akal Takht


September 5th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Monday opposed the idea of the Sikh clergy to summon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the Akal Takht in ... Read more...

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Thoroughly probe role of coaches, officials: Usha, Randhawa


July 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After two more Indian athletes tested positive Monday, former greats P.T. Usha and Gurbachan Singh Randhawa said the role of coaches, support staff and officials ... Read more...

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Major immigration fraud uncovered in Punjab


July 3rd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, July 3 (IANS) A major immigration fraud of Rs.8 million (Rs.80 lakh) was uncovered here, Punjab police said Sunday.A complaint was received against an immigration agent Gurbachan Singh Manku, ... Read more...

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Sikh community prays for tsunami victims


March 14th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar 14(ANI): Members of Sikh community gathered in large numbers at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday to offer special prayers for the victims of tsunami that struck northeast Japan ... Read more...

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From humble loaf to slice of multi-grain joy (With Images)


March 11th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Time was when bread came in white or brown, and anything more sophisticated would entail a drive to a special bakery. But just walk down ... 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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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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Merchant navy sailor found dead near railway tracks


September 10th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) The body of a merchant navy sailor, who worked with a Singapore-based company, was found near the railway tracks in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district Friday, police said. Thirty-five-year-old Gurbachan ... Read more...

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Reality show judge angers Sikh groups in Punjab


August 5th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) The exit of a seven-year-old participant from the "India's Got Talent" reality show after judge Sajid Khan commmented that the martial arts dance form he performed was too ... 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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Neetu Chandra Runs With ‘Queen’s Baton’ In Patna


July 17th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood Neetu Chandra has got the privilege of running with the torch of Commonwealth Games in her home town this week. She is one of ... 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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Police case against Gurgaon pub


June 29th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 29 (IANS) Police have slapped a case against a pub here after a Delhi-based businessman alleged that he was beaten up by the staff when he ordered a third drink, ... 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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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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SGPC condemns beheading of Sikh youths by Taliban in Pakistan


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:32 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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Condom sales rise ahead of V-Day


February 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Manpreet Kaur New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The sale of flowers, cards and chocolates goes up during Valentine's week, but very few know that the demand for condoms and contraceptive pills also ... Read more...

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Former Akal Takht jathedar expelled for religious misconduct


January 30th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar (Punjab), Jan 30 (ANI): Akal Takht, the apex governing body of Sikhs, expelled Gyani Darshan Singh Ragi, a former jathedar from the Sikh community.Ragi was excommunicated for making discourteous remarks ... Read more...

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Punjab minister urges review of Sikh ‘black-list’


January 19th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) The central government should have a re-look at the 'black-list' of Sikhs who had been debarred from entering India for the last many years, Punjab's minister for public ... Read more...

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Chief Khalsa Diwan exhibits Sikh weapons


January 13th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Jan 13 (ANI): The Chief Khalsa Diwan, the oldest socio-religious organization of the Sikhs, recently hosted an exhibition on the cultural heritage of Sikhs.The major attraction of the ... Read more...

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Akal Takht approves changes in Nanakshahi calendar


January 4th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 4 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the temporal seat of the Sikh religion, Monday approved the changes made in the "Nanakshahi" or Sikh religious calendar. The nod for the changes made, according ... Read more...

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Former Akal Takht Jathedar declared guilty of religious misconduct


December 5th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar (ANI), Dec.5: Akal Takht, the highest Sikh governing body, on Saturday in an unprecedented step of declaring former Jathedar of Akal Takht Prof. Darshan Singh Ragi a ... Read more...

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Golden Temple, a symbol of communal harmony


November 13th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder SinghAmritsar, Nov 13(ANI): Reaching out to serve and uplift humanity as an expression or devotion to the creator, the Sri Harmandir Sahib or the Golden Temple in Amritsar is ... Read more...

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Indian president, British queen launch Commonwealth baton relay (Lead)


October 29th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil joined Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Thursday to launch 2010 Commonwealth Games baton relay - described as the longest and most inclusive ... Read more...

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Patil receives Queen’s Baton from Elizabeth II


October 29th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) The Queen's Baton was handed over to India's President Pratibha Patil by Queen Elizabeth II in a glittering ceremony at the Buckingham Palace here Thursday. Patil then passed ... Read more...

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Visiting Sikh delegation to cut short its religious trip to Pakistan


October 11th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, Oct. 11, (ANI): Pakistan authorities have reportedly asked a visiting group of Sikh devotees to cut-short its visit and pre-pone its return to India on Monday. The Sikh ... Read more...

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Haryana Sikhs, expressing support to SGPC, appear before Akal Takht


September 28th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar Sep. 28 (ANI): Opposing the demand to form a separate Sikh committee for Sikhs in Haryana, thousands of Sikhs from the State appeared before Akal Takht and ... Read more...

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Army deserter-turned-thief arrested in Jammu


September 15th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday arrested an Indian Army deserter, who had turned to stealing building material from construction sites in the state and in Punjab to ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Sikhs ask for a separate Gurdwara Management committee


August 13th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Aug.13 (ANI): Close on the heels of the proposal of forming a separate committee for gurdwaras in Haryana, Sikhs in Rajasthan have threatened to intensify their demand ... Read more...

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