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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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Badal government’s lone woman minister convicted, jailed (Roundup)


March 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) A fortnight after she was sworn in as cabinet minister, senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after a court ... Read more...

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Minister jailed for conspiracy in daughter’s death (Second Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after being held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the mysterious ... Read more...

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Punjab minister gets jail term for daughter’s death (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the death of her own daughter in April ... 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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Sikhs protest to demand Rajoana’s release


March 28th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs led by former journalist Jarnail Singh Wednesday demanded the release of Balwant Singh Rajoana who assassinated the then Punjab chief minister ... Read more...

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Centre stays Rajoana hanging, Punjab leaders welcome it (Roundup)


March 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... 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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Badal takes over as Punjab CM for fifth time (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday became Punjab's oldest chief minister Wednesday when he was sworn in for a record fifth time at the historic Sikh battlefield ... Read more...

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Assembly elections: Winners and losers (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Prominent winners and losers in the five states are: Uttar PradeshWinners:Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Lucknow Cantt, CongressKalraj Mishra, Lucknow East, Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Punjab: Prominent winners and losers


March 6th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Prominent winners and losers in Punjab:Winners:1. Parkash Singh Badal, Lambi, Akali Dal2. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Jalalabad, Akali Dal3. ... 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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Punjab: where politics and religion mix well (Punjab Newsletter)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) In a country where secularism is enshrined in the constitution, mixing religion with politics may be a big no-no for many political parties. But, in ... 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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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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Non-baptised Sikhs can vote in SGPC polls: Court


December 20th, 2011 - 6:52 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 the ... 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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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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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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When PM’s no-show becomes an election issue (Punjab Newsletter)


November 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's flip-flop on visiting Punjab later this month for the inauguration of the ambitious Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC), touted as a landmark ... 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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Slap murder charge if holy book is damaged: SGPC


September 29th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will press for murder charge if anyone desecrates the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar ... 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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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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