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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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Gurdwara shooting: US officials join prayers at Golden Temple


August 10th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 10 (IANS) Officials of the US embassy in India Friday attended the prayer service at the Golden Temple here, the holiest of Sikh shrines, for six people ... 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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Amarinder opposes Operation Bluestar memorial


June 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday opposed the setting up of a memorial to those killed in the Operation Bluestar inside the Golden ... 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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‘Incumbent SGPC president to run affairs of body’


March 30th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee's (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar would run the affairs of the Sikh religious body along ... Read more...

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Punjab minister gets five years jail for daughter’s death


March 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) A senior minister in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal government was Friday held guilty by a court here for conspiracy in the death of her own ... Read more...

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A life lost, tense days as leaders play politics (Punjab Newsletter)


March 30th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) An 18-year-old loses his life, people are injured, public property gets damaged, tension and tempers rise between two communities and the common man is put to ... 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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Akali Dal asks Punjab government, SGPC to save Rajoana


March 25th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday asked the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take all possible legal and other steps to ... Read more...

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A tale of drinks and drugs as Punjab votes


January 29th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) The hawk eyes of the Election Commission's surveillance teams nothwithstanding, the flow of liquor and drugs seems to be on ahead of Monday's ballot to pick ... Read more...

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Akali Dal announces 48 names for Punjab assembly polls


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal Friday announced its first list of 48 candidates for the Punjab assembly election to be held in February next year.The list ... Read more...

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Sehajdhari Sikhs want cancellation of SGPC poll


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) A day after the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed a 2003 notification of the central government barring Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Quashing an October 2003 central government notification, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday allowed voting rights to Sehajdhari or non-baptised Sikhs in elections to ... Read more...

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Amitabh pleads innocence in 1984 anti-Sikh riots


December 1st, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 1 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has pleaded his innocence in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in various parts of the country in which thousands of Sikhs were ... Read more...

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In poll heat, Punjab lingo hots up too (Punjab Newsletter)


November 20th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Winter is setting in, but the political climate in Punjab is heating up in the run-up to the state assembly elections likely in February-March next year. ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants to settle all issues with India: Gilani


November 16th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan wants a "negotiated settlement of all issues with neighbour India", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."We believe in friendly relations with all the ... Read more...

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Amritsar joins pilgrim cities’ pledge to go green


November 7th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only member from South Asia, has pledged to take a ... Read more...

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PM cancels Punjab trip, SGPC and Akalis upset


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's much awaited visit to Punjab to inaugurate the ambitious Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) at Anandpur Sahib has been cancelled, the Shiromani ... Read more...

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Amritsar to join Green Pilgrim Cities movement


October 28th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar in India will join the Green Pilgrim Cities Network aimed at greening pilgrimage to be launched in Assisi, Italy, from ... Read more...

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Fewer fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, will see fewer fireworks this Diwali -- out of concern for the environment.Environment activists and the Punjab Pollution Control ... Read more...

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Akalis claim clean sweep in SGPC polls


September 19th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Monday claimed a clean sweep in the 170-member general house of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay Sep 18 SGPC poll


September 6th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday refused a plea of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation to stay the Sep 18 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SPGC) ... 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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No changes in SGPC election norms, government clarifies


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The central government Friday clarified that no changes had been made in the norms of elections to the Sikh religious body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak ... Read more...

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Gurdwara polls: Government drops curbs on voters


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The withdrawal of a 2003 notification by the central government, which will allow Sehajdari Sikhs to cast votes in this month?s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee ... Read more...

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Badal seeks early release of border funds


August 25th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday sought the intervention of union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for the release of a grant of Rs.62.50 crore ... 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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Guru Granth Sahib varsity VC shot at, injured


August 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Aug 1 (IANS) The vice chancellor of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU), launched in this Sikh holy city last week, was shot at and seriously ... Read more...

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Gurdwara committee polls slated for Sep 18


July 28th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) After a delay of many months, the union home ministry has given its go-ahead for holding on Sep 18 the elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara ... Read more...

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SGPGC’s Sri Guru Granth Sahib university launched


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) The Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU) was launched in this Sikh holy city Monday with the first academic session being inaugurated by Chief ... Read more...

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‘Save Bhullar’ campaign picking up in Punjab


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Voices to save Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar from the gallows are growing in Punjab as T-shirts donning his image with a noose around ... Read more...

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SGPC sets up panel to save Bhullar


May 30th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikhs, Monday set up a committee to file a review petition for saving the life of ... Read more...

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