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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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Hindu and Sikh shrines on Punjab-HP border to be linked


July 18th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet Wednesday approved a Rs.100 crore ropeway project that will link the Sikh gurdwara of Keshgarh at Anandpur Sahib with the Hindu temple of ... Read more...

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Surjeet given rousing welcome in Punjab’s Phidde village


June 29th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Hundreds gathered in Phidde village of Punjab's Ferozepur district to give a rousing welcome to Surjeet Singh, who returned home after more than 30 years ... Read more...

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Surjeet home after 30 years, says he was a spy (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) After more than 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan, Surjeet Singh returned home Thursday to a tumultuous and teary welcome from family and friends and ... Read more...

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Surjeet met by children, to meet wife later


June 28th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Shutterbugs were waiting to capture the moment when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh would meet his wife after a gap of over three decades that he ... 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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Train to five Sikh shrines in December


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) A luxury train covering all the leading Sikh shrines in the country will be flagged off in December this year, a Punjab official said Tuesday.Principal Secretary ... Read more...

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Punjab cabinet prays at Amritsar shrines


March 16th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 16 (IANS) Led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the entire Punjab cabinet Friday offered prayers at religious shrines in this Sikh holy city, including the holiest ... Read more...

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Day after win, Badals pray at Golden Temple


March 7th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 7 (IANS) A day after creating history in Punjab by winning a second consecutive term in the assembly elections, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP create history in Punjab (Evening Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance created history in the state's politics as it stunned the Congress Tuesday to retain power ... Read more...

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Majority for SAD-BJP in Punjab; Badals upbeat, Congress surprised (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance Tuesday secured a majority in the 117-member assembly, winning 59 seats in the results announced till ... Read more...

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Railways to launch train for Sikh shrines


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Eyeing to tap the large number of domestic and foreign tourists interested in Sikh shrines, the Indian railways will shortly launch a special train for ... Read more...

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Sikh group seeks apology from Jay Leno for Golden Temple remark


January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 25 (IANS) Amid growing protest from the Sikh community against US chat show host Jay Leno for his remarks on the holiest of Sikh shrines - the Golden ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress blames Akalis for black flags shown to PM


January 1st, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 1 (IANS) The Punjab Congress Sunday blamed the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal for some people showing black flags to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the name of ... Read more...

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PM shown black flags by Anna supporters outside Golden Temple


January 1st, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was shown black flags by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's supporters as he came out of the Golden Temple here after offering ... Read more...

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PM begins new year with prayers at Golden Temple (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by offering prayers at Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, popularly known as the Golden ... Read more...

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PM offers prayers at Golden Temple on New Year


January 1st, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived at the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, early Sunday to offer prayers on the ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Amritsar; to pray at Golden Temple Sunday (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in this Sikh holy city Saturday evening and will be offering prayers at the Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh ... Read more...

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Message to the nation from PM today (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will deliver a message to the nation later Saturday, a prime minister's aide said.He will however not address the nation. ... Read more...

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PM to begin New Year with prayers at Golden Temple


December 31st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Dec 31 (IANS) With his government having faced a tough year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wants to usher in the new year with prayers at the Harmandar Sahib, ... Read more...

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Prayers, devotion mark Gurpurab in Punjab, Haryana


November 10th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) Illuminated gurdwaras, thousands of 'langars' or community kitchens and long queues of devotees were seen across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh as people celebrated Gurpurab, the birth ... 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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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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Badal’s wife passes away, cremation Wednesday (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, died at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here Tuesday after ... Read more...

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Sikh committee organizes plantation drive in Amritsar


April 9th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Apr 9 (ANI): With awareness on environment gaining momentum, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), an apex body overseeing Sikh shrines, has initiated a plantation drive around the Golden Temple in ... Read more...

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Amritsar hits a high with hotels


March 27th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 27 (IANS) Good hotels and rooms were a rarity in this Punjab city that is home to the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines. But big ... Read more...

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Luxury train on Sikh pilgrimage across India sold out


December 26th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) A unique pilgrimage of Sikh shrines across India on board the Deccan Odyssey luxury train is all sold out. Never mind if the nine-day journey costs ... Read more...

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Sikhism’s spiritual high seat: Journeying through Anandpur Sahib (With Image)


December 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) If Mecca is Islam's high seat of spirituality, then the picturesque town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab is the religious heartbeat of the Sikh faith. ... Read more...

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Amritsar coldest at 2.5 degrees, cold wave sweeps Punjab


December 25th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) A cold wave continued to sweep Punjab and Haryana Saturday with Amritsar turning the coldest in the riverine plains at a minimum temperature of 2.5 degrees Celsius, the ... Read more...

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Mughal Emperor Zafar’s descendant to visit Pak Sikh shrines to seek forgiveness


December 6th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAttari, Dec.6 (ANI): A descendant of former Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar has said that she will go to Pakistan to seek forgiveness in Sikh shrines there. "My ... Read more...

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Hit by delays, Sikh heritage project gets another deadline


December 6th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) It promises to be a landmark monument of Sikhism. But six years have passed since work on the Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) started at Anandpur Sahib ... 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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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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