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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over Gujarat Lokayukta issue


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Friday after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members raised slogans alleging ?violation of constitution? by the Gujarat ... Read more...

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Parliament stalled over Gujarat Lokayukta issue


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted Friday with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding the recall of Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal for appointing ... Read more...

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Sikh body to move Supreme Court over marriage act


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Accusing the central government of usurping the identity of Sikhs by denying their demand for a separate marriage act, a Sikh students' body Friday announced it ... 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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Nothing wrong in seeking votes from sects: Amarinder


May 14th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana (Punjab), May 14 (IANS) Amrinder Singh, Congress state unit chief and former Punjab chief minister, Saturday said there was nothing wrong in meeting leaders and heads of various 'deras' ... Read more...

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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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Ardass Diwas held at Akal Takht for the first time in 26 years


March 4th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Mar.4 (ANI): Ardass Diwas was held at the Akal Takht here for the first time in 26 years on Friday to honour the more than 30 people who ... Read more...

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Sikh bodies ask Govt to include Kartarpur Corridor in Indo-Pak talks


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur, Punjab), Mar. 3 (ANI): Leaders of several Sikh bodies, who gathered here along with Sikh devotees, have urged the Indian Government to include the issue of providing safe ... 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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Haryana to probe Sikh massacre in village 26 years ago


February 21st, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday sought a report from the Gurgaon district administration on the allegations of Sikhs being massacred in a village 26 years ago ... 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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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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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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Ardass Divas held at Akal Takht in Amritsar


November 4th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar Nov. 4 (ANI): To mark the 26th Anniversary of 1984 Sikh genocide in Delhi and other parts of India, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak committee (SGPC) the premier Sikh body of the ... 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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President offers prayers at Golden Temple


October 6th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Wednesday arrived in this Sikh holy city and offered prayers at 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines ... 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’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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