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Punjab BJP showing extensive interest in cause of Sikh Prisoner’s issue in it’s bid snatch Sikh issues from Badals 22 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
Jalandhar, Punjab: In yet another bid to wrest Sikh issues from its Punjab alliance partner SAD, the state BJP has decided to support the demand for the release of jailed Sikh militants, who have completed their sentences. After Punjab BJP spokesperson R P S Maini visited Gurbax Singh Khalsa, who is sitting on a fast at a gurdwara in Ambala to demand the release of the Sikh prisoners, the Punjab leadership of the party is toying with the idea of taking up the issue with the central government. This is the second major issue BJP is taking away from SAD in...-
RSS not an external force: Ranjanth Singh; Says he and Narendra Modi will remain RSS men all their life 22 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
New Delhi, India: Hindutva fountainhead is ultimate ruling power in India under Narendra Modi/ BJP’s regime. Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh declined to see the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as an “external force”. Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh [File Photo] Asked about the RSS, which is seen as the spiritual and ideological guide of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said, “RSS is not an external force. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I are both from the RSS. Where is the question of RSS influence?” “The PM and I will remain RSS swayamsevaks all our life”, said Rajnath Singh. He was addressing a session...-
‘Sant Rampal’: Farmer’s Son Challenges Hegemony of Arya Samaj, A RSS Ally In Haryana [OP-ED.] 22 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
The arrest of former public servant -turned-godman 63-year-old Rampal from his Barwala (Hissar) ashram seems to have ended the two-week long much publicized drama enacted by the Haryana police, but it has, rather, widened social and religious gulf among the people of the area . The police operation took life of five women and a child, injuring of many others including two dozen media persons covering the event. Technically, Rampal’s arrest was sought by the Punjab and Haryana high court in a case of ‘criminal contempt of court’ following his persistent in refusal to appear before the court. The Barwala event...-
Obama Phoned Pakistani Prime Minister after announcing India’s trip 22 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
Islamabad/ New Delhi: Hours after the White House publicly confirmed that President Obama will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day, the US president phoned Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to tell him that Washington values its ties with Islamabad. Nawaz Sharif said an early resolution of the Kashmir issue would bring enduring peace, stability and economic cooperation to the south Asian region, Dawn online reported. Barack Obama (L) and Nawaz Sharif (R) [File Photos] Pakistani Prime Minister reportedly apprised Obama of Pakistan’s relations with India and referred to his visit to India earlier this year, which was aimed at taking the Pakistan-India...-
‘Sikhs are duty-bound to ensure decrees not violated’ 22 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht made it clear that all Sikhs were duty bound to ensure that all ‘ hukamnamas’ (decrees or edicts), ‘ hukams’ (directives) and ‘ sandeshs’ (messages) were implemented and adhered to in letter and spirit and violations do not take place.
This clarification was issued after Amrik Singh Ajnala, a local panthic leader and member of a ‘ satkar committee’ met Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh here on Friday and complained that ‘ satkar committees’ did not receive suppor t from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Satkar committees, which have been formed on the directions of the Akal...
Academician retells life of Guru Teg Bahadur 22 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
Amritsar, Punjab: A book based on the life and history of Guru Teg Bahadur written by academician Jagjit Singh Nagpal was released today at Prabhakar School, Cherherta. The book titled ‘Guru Teg Bahadur- Matchless Martyr of Faith’ records the life and the sacrifices made by the ninth Sikh guru.
The book attempts to retell some of the historical discrepancies about Guru Teg Bahadur, claims Nagpal. “I got intrigued to know more about the ninth Sikh guru as I read different accounts of his life in various books. No two books say the same thing and that’s when I decided to do more...
Takht : Efforts on for release of Sikh detainees 22 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today said they were making sincere efforts to meet the demands of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa who had resumed his hunger strike for the release of Sikh detainees in Ambala.
The Jathedar said he had taken up the matter with the state government, which would soon approach the Union Government on the issue as most of the cases of Sikh detainees came under its purview. He said he had also forwarded the representation given by Gurbaksh Singh to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who had taken a sympathetic view of the matter. The AISSF...
Canada: Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib arrive in Manitoba (Winnipeg) 21 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
Winnipeg, Canada: Hundreds of Sikhs turned out at a Gurdwara Sahib in northwest Winnipeg Thursday (Nov. 13) to as the 25 Saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib arrived there. Worshipers lined up to bow their head before Guru Sahib.
“Today is a very historic day for the Sikh people in Manitoba,” said Harbans Singh Brar, president of the Sikh Society. “There are eight Gurudwaras in Winnipeg and they wanted more saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib for their congregations and programs,” Brar said. The eight Gurudwaras in Winnipeg serve a community of about 10,000 Sikhs, according to Statistic Canada’s 2011 National...
Akal Takht, SGPC pass the buck on calendar row 21 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Though the SGPC and Akal Takht today said in unison that the confusion caused by Nanakshahi calendar row should end, they appeared to be passing the buck on initiating corrective measures. However, both of them didn’t rule out the possibility of further amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “We would certainly like this confusion to end so that we don’t have to change Gurpurb dates in future. We have also kept a provision for making further amendments.”
He, however, said they had received no suggestions till now. He also made it clear that the two-member...
Dal Khalsa criticises Akal Takht Jathedar 20 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
Hoshiarpur, Punjab: The Dal Khalsa today criticised the Akal Takht chief for creating confusion over the birth anniversary of the Tenth Guru. As per the amended Nanakshahi calendar, the anniversary falls on Jauary 7, 2015. Party spokespersons Kanwar Pal Singh, Dr Manjinder Singh and Ranbir Singh said instead of bringing about oneness, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh had created divisions in the Panth.
According to the Nanakshahi calendar introduced on March 14, 2003, Guru Gobind Singh’s Gurpurb falls on January 5. They appealed to the Jathedar to revert to the original calendar to end divisions within the Panth and not become a part of...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Sat 22 November, 2014
In the Dark Age of Kali Yuga, the Messenger of Death is the enemy of life, but he acts according to the Lords Command. Those who are protected by the Guru are saved, while the self-willed manmukhs receive their punishment. The world is in bondage, under the control of the Messenger of Death; no one can hold him back. So serve the One who created Death; become Gurmukh, and no pain will touch you. O Nanak, Death serves the Gurmukhs; the True Lord abides in their minds. || 1 || THIRD MEHL: This body is filled with disease; without the Word of the Shabad, the painful disease of egotism does not depart. Meeting the True Guru, one becomes immaculately pure, and the Lords Name comes to dwell within the mind. O Nanak, meditating on the Naam, the Name of the Peace-Giving Lord, ones pains are automatically forgotten. || 2 || PAUREE: I am forever a sacrifice to the Guru, who has taught me about God, the Life of the World. I am every bit a sacrifice to the Guru, who has spoken the Name of the Lord. I am a sacrifice to the Guru, who has totally cured me of the fatal disease of egotism. Glorious and great are the virtues of the Guru, who has eradicated evil, and instructed me in virtue. The True Guru meets with those upon whose foreheads such blessed destiny is recorded. || 7 ||