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HSGMC row: SGPC to take up matter with new Haryana govt 21 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: Though the Indian National Lok DalShiromani Akali Dal alliance has put up a dismal show in the Haryana assembly polls, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to ask the new BJP government to review the resolution passed by the previous Congress regime on the formation of a separate gurdwara management committee for Haryana.
Talking to HT, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who was here to preside over an executive committee meeting, said since the BJP was SAD’s ally in Punjab, he was hopeful of pursuing the matter through the Punjab government. He said though the matter was...
Cleanliness drive intensifies on routes leading to Golden Temple 20 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat” campaign, several local volunteers, in association with Baba Kashmir Singh Bhuriwale team, have formed a Holy City Trust for taking up the task of maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the city.
In the first phase, the trust took up two major routes leading to the Golden Temple and its vicinity. Councillor Manmohan Singh Titu, who initiated the process to form the Holy City Trust, said volunteers associated with them had started cleanliness drive on the Golden Temple routes, which included Ramsar Road, Chattiwind Gate, Laxmansar Chowk and another route from Shaheedan via...
Khalsa meets Akal Takht Jathedar 20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who had last year observed fast for 42 days seeking release of Sikh prisoners, today submitted a list of 101 detainees to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.
Accompanied by his supporters, Khalsa appealed to the Jathedar to expedite the proceedings for the release of the Sikh detainees who had completed their jail term.
He said he was answerable to the Sikh community over the culmination of his protest. “I am a dedicated Sikh and was bound to honour the edict of Akal Takht. It was only after an assurance from Giani Gurbachan Singh on getting...
HSGMC factor didn’t work for Congress 20 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
Karnal, Haryana: Going by the results of the assembly elections, the for mation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC, ad hoc) proved to be a minor issue for Sikh voters and did not work for the Congress.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept almost all seats in the districts of Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Karnal, which have a sizeable number of Sikh voters. The districts of Sirsa and Fatebahad, which have a large number of Sikhs voters, are traditionally considered a stronghold of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). The party managed to get most of the seats in...
Tarlochan Singh gets Sikh award 20 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
London, UK: Tarlochan Singh, a former chair man of the National Commission for Minorities, has been conferred with the Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014, for his contribution to Sikhism and other walks of life.
Describing 81-year-old Singh as a “walking encyclopedia
on Sikhism, sports, Indian politics and Punjab”, the citation read out at the Sikh Awards 2014 at Westminster Park Plaza here on Saturday night said: “He is an able parliamentarian, a sports administrator par excellence, a well-read columnist, a successful communicator and a proven administrator.”
Tarlochan Singh said, “I feel honoured to receive the award as it is a positive step to promote...
Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s palace in Dinanagar losing glory 19 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
Dinanagar, India: Dinanagar, a tiny town in Gurdaspur District, can boast of being the erstwhile summer capital of the great Sikh emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh, but it has failed to maintain the glory of the monuments related with him.
The structures once owned by the emperor are turning into ruins as nobody is bothered about their continuous collapse. Even the historic gates of the town built by him, through which hundreds of local residents pass daily are also on the verge of collapse.
The Maharaja’s ‘Kothi’ (palace), does not even have a roof and is inhabited with wild bushes, while some litchi...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 22 October, 2014
The Words, the Teachings of the Holy Saints, are Ambrosial Nectar. Whoever meditates on the Lords Name is emancipated; he chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, with his tongue. || 1 || Pause || The pains and sufferings of the Dark Age of Kali Yuga are eradicated, when the One Name abides within the mind. || 1 || I apply the dust of the feet of the Holy to my face and forehead. Nanak has been saved, in the Sanctuary of the Guru, the Lord. || 2 || 31 || 37 ||