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Congress delaying SGPC polls: Akali Dal


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Friday accused the state Congress of putting pressure on the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to defer elections to the Shiromani ... Read more...

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Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee formed


April 16th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSydney, Apr 16(ANI): The Sikhs in Australia have decided to set up a separate Australian Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (ASGPC) on the pattern of American Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee.The ... Read more...

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Devotees visit Amritsar’s Golden Temple on Baisakhi


April 14th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Apr 14 (ANI): Thousands of devotees from across India visited the Golden Temple, the holy shrine of the Sikhs at Amritsar on Thursday on the occasion of Baisakhi ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Pakistan protest against plaza construction on gurdwara land


March 24th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 24(ANI): Sikhs in Pakistan will stage a protest in Lahore on Friday over the construction of a plaza on gurdwara land.They will stage a sit-in in front of the Punjab ... Read more...

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Sikh group wants Anandpur Sahib declared plastic free


March 11th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) An international Sikh group has appealed to the Punjab government to declare Anandpur Sahib as plastic free before the March 14 opening of the three-day Holla ... Read more...

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Sikhs appeal to Pak to ease visa norms for pilgrims


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Mar.3 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) has urged the Pakistan Government to liberalize visa norms for Indian pilgrims visiting Nankana Sahib, a holy Sikh shrine there.SGPC President Avtar Singh ... Read more...

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Sikh massacre: SGPC asks PM for probe


February 24th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Feb 24 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a judicial probe into the alleged ... Read more...

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Sikh massacre: SGPC rejects Haryana government’s probe


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Tuesday rejected the Haryana government's move to seek a report from a divisional commissioner into an alleged ... Read more...

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Sikh panel plans protest outside US embassy


December 14th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Tuesday said its members will protest outside the US embassy in Delhi Dec 23 against turban ... 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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SGPC sends first Sikh jatha to Bangladesh


November 29th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Nov.29 (ANI): To ensure the proper maintainance of Sikh shrines in Bangladesh, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday flagged off a Sikh delegation to that country.During this maiden visit, ... Read more...

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Sikh delegation meets Pak PM in Lahore, takes up flexible visa issue demand


November 27th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): A Sikh delegation comprising leaders of various jathas met Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in Lahore during the birthday anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, ... 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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1200 Indian Sikh pilgrims to celebrate 541st Guru Nanak birth anniversary in Pak


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Nov.19 (ANI): About 1200 Indian Sikh pilgrims have left for Pakistan to attend the 541st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first spiritual leader of the Sikh Community, ... Read more...

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Larger bench may take up Punjab Sikhs’ minority status case


November 18th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday indicated that it may refer to the constitution bench the question whether Sikhs in Punjab enjoy minority status in respect of setting up ... 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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SGPC hails inclusion of first Sikh in U.S. Army in three decades


November 13th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Nov.13 (ANI): Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhk Committee (SGPC) has hailed the inclusion of first Sikh in the U.S. Army in last three decades, as it believes that it will ... Read more...

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White House yet to finalise Obama’s schedule for India


October 21st, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Oct. 21 (ANI): The White House has said that it still in the process of finalizing President Barack Obama's schedule for his visit to Asia, including India.White House spokesman ... 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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‘Headgear issue will be sorted out for Obama’s Golden Temple visit’


October 19th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's proposed visit to the Golden Temple seems to have run into trouble over the issue of what headgear he would wear to enter ... 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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Chief Minister urges Sikhs to maintain peace in Haryana


September 25th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) With a section of Sikh leadership in Haryana adamant on taking control of gurdwaras in the state from the Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Haryana Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Printing of Guru Granth Sahib allowed abroad


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Sep 22 (IANS) Sikhs living in Western countries will no longer have to wait for the supply of the Guru Granth Sahib, as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) ... Read more...

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Obama security team visits Amritsar (Lead)


September 16th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 16 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, an American team has surveyed various sites in Amritsar in Punjab. "A six-member team inspected tourist spots, ... 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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Obama’s upcoming visit to Golden Temple will boost Sikhs image: Diaspora


September 16th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep. 15 (ANI): Hailing the scheduled visit of United States President Barack Obama to the holy Golden Temple in Amritsar city of Punjab, the Sikh Diaspora has ... Read more...

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Haryana SGPC chief held, supporters block rail tracks (Lead)


September 15th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), Sep 15 (IANS) Sikh protesters disrupted rail traffic near Kurukshetra as two people, including Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda, were arrested Wednesday to maintain law and order after they set ... Read more...

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Jhinda wants SGPC for Haryana


September 14th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Seeking a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) for Haryana, Jagdish Singh Jhinda, a Sikh leader from the state, is expecting full support from Haryana's Sikhs. Jhinda has set ... Read more...

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Security stepped up around Haryana gurdwaras


September 13th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) Security around major gurdwaras in Haryana has been tightened after Jagdish Singh Jhinda, a Sikh leader from the state, set a Sep 15 deadline for taking ... Read more...

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SGPC to send delegation to Kashmir


August 24th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurudawara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) is to send a delegation to the Kashmir Valley to meet members of the Sikh community following anonymous letters asking them ... 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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