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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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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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Temples shut down to protest pollution in Yamuna


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gokul (Mathura), March 1 (IANS) In an unprecedented display of solidarity with the movement launched by the ascetics and Sri Krishna devotees of the Braj Mandal, temples here were shut down for ... 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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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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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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Akal Takht ex-jathedar sticks to stand on scripture


April 13th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 13 (IANS) Toronto-based former Akal Takht head priest Darshan Singh Ragi, who was excommunicated by the Sikh high priests in December for questioning the authenticity of the scripture Dasam Granth, ... 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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London mugging hero declared Sikh martyr


January 30th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 30 (IANS) A man who became a hero in London earlier this month for chasing and confronting muggers and being fatally stabbed has been declared a martyr of the Sikh ... 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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Former Akal Takht head excommunicated from Sikh religion


January 29th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 29 (IANS) Former "Jathedar" (head) of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, Darshan Singh, was Friday excommunicated from the Sikh community. The decision, which is likely to ... 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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Cuban high priests predict tumultuous 2010


January 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Havana, Jan. 4 (ANI): Cuba's high priests have predicted massive social upheaval and internal conflict in the year 2010. "We can reach all we aspire to, but we can also destroy it ... 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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Dalai Lama gets a rousing welcome at Tawang (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 8 (IANS) The Dalai Lama arrived in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh Sunday to a rousing reception by hundreds of monks and the ... Read more...

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800 Lamas to welcome Dalai Lama in Arunachal


November 5th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 5 (IANS) More than 800 Buddhist monks led by their high priests will welcome Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama when he arrives the mountainous ... 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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Facedown burials in ancient times was a way to humiliate the dead


June 24th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): A new research has suggested that burying the dead facedown in ancient times wasn't unusual or accidental, but a widely used way to humiliate the dead.According to ... Read more...

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SHANKACHARYA CALLS MALLIKA SHERAWAT ‘PURE SOUL’


May 9th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Calling Mallika Sherawat "a pure soul," Shreemad Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shree Shree Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji, the 36th and present pontiff of Shree Ramachandrapura math, made a special invitation to Mallika Sherawat to ... Read more...

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Sikh groups to hold mega blood donation camp


March 9th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Sikh organisations have come together to hold a mega blood donation camp in Punjab's pilgrimage centre of Anandpur Sahib Tuesday and they hope to enter the record books ... Read more...

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Coronation of three Granthis performed at Golden Temple


March 1st, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, March 1: Three Granthis or, the Sikh high priests were coronated at a colourful religious ceremony on Sunday at the Akal Takht Sahib, the highest temporal ... Read more...

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In 2008, corruption dented Indian judiciary’s image (Yearender - 23)


December 30th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Hit by at least three scandals involving judges, the halo around India's higher judiciary dimmed a little in 2008. But, led by its first Dalit chief justice ... Read more...

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Millions spent on flying Supreme Court judges abroad


December 4th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The high priests of India's highest judiciary appear to have a fondness for flying high, suggests a Supreme Court account of foreign jaunts undertaken by its judges.According ... Read more...

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Madge says shell turn 36, not 50, as per Kabbalah!


August 15th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): On the eve of her 50th birth anniversary, Madonna has declared that shes actually 36 according to Kabbalah.Using ancient techniques known only to a select few, ... Read more...

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Gurbachan Singh formerly appointed acting Jathedar of Akal Takht


August 7th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Aug.7 (ANI): Heads of various Sikh organizations on Thursday witnessed the annointment and coronation of Giani Gurbachan Singh as the acting Jathedar of the Akal Takht, the ... Read more...

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Dirt on black robes of judiciary’s high priests


July 27th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A damming deposition by a former Ghaziabad court clerk has thrown mud on the Indian judiciary's high priests. He claims simple day-to-day household items like ... Read more...

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