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BJP leaders took stand against ’84 genocide says lawyer HS Phoolka 24 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
Bathinda, Punjab: Contrary to the claim of Congress Deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Captain Amarinder Singh, mentioning the involvement of the BJP leaders too in the 1984 Sikh genocide, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, HS Phoolka, who is fighting longest legal battle to get justice for victims of 1984 Sikh genocide said that only small time leaders of party had then joined the Congress and were involved in Sikh genocide whereas the BJP leaders, including former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Madan Lal Khurana and others took a strong stand against the genocide.
SGPC to stick to 12-minute fireworks display 24 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Unable to zero in on a “pollution-free alternative”, the SGPC is left with no option but to curtail the timing of fireworks at the Golden Temple complex on the occasion of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas.
Talking to The Tribune, Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh said they had already reduced the duration of fireworks to 12 minutes. He said the SGPC had been looking for “smokeless firecrackers” for the past three years, but in vain.
It was in 2011 that the SGPC first reduced the time of fireworks from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. In 2012 too the fireworks display was...
Badal opens first phase of Golden Temple plaza 24 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
Amritsar, Punjab: On the eve of Diwali, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the first phase of the Golden Temple plaza to the people, with the promise that his government was committed to making Amritsar a heritage city.
“The heritage city project is in the pipeline. Like all major projects, it will take time to put it on track. However, we have already begun the groundwork,” Badal told the media after inaugurating the plaza on Wednesday.
The CM, who was accompanied by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, said funds would be sought from...
Faith preserved, Guru’s sacred robe restored 24 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Chola Sahib, the 400-year-old sacred robe that sixth Sikh Guru wore on the first Bandi Chhor Diwas in October 1619, has been restored close to another Diwali.
Guru Hargobind wore the 52- tailed cloak on the day when he liberated 52 Hindu kings along with self from the Gwalior prison of Mughal emperor Jahangir and returned to Amritsar on Diwali, which Sikhs celebrate since as Bandi Chhor Diwas (day of liberation). Preserved at Ghudani Kalan, a village near Amritsar, the relic was restored by the team of conservator Namita Jaspal.
“This fabric of faith dates back to the early 17th century...
Sergeant-at-arms hailed as Canadian hero for shooting dead terrorist. 23 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
Canada: Kevin Vickers has vocally supported Canadian Sikhs right to wear Kirpan in Parliament.
The man being hailed as a hero for reportedly shooting a gunman in Canada’s national parliament is Kevin Vickers, who, as the holder of the post of sergeant-at-ams, is officially responsible for safety and security within the grounds of the building.
The role’s ceremonial element has resulted in something of a public profile for Vickers – in black robes, he carries a ceremonial gold mace into the House of Commons before every sitting. But he also has very real powers in relation to controlling access to the building.
Court notice to Bikram Majithia for distorting verses of Guru Gobind Singh Ji 23 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
Chandigarh: A Chandigarh court issued fresh notices to Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) minister Bikram Majithia for hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community by distorting a Shabad of Guru Gobind Singh Ji while campaigning for BJP leader Arun Jaitley during campaigning for the Lok Sabha poll.
The court was told that the previous notices were not served. The court asked Bikram Majithia to submit a reply on the issue raised by advocate Mandeep Kaur. The case will now come up for hearing on December 10.
Bikram Majithia had appeared before the Akal Takht after the controversy broke-out over his conduct. He was...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Fri 24 October, 2014
He alone is a Sikh, a friend, a relative and a sibling, who walks in the Way of the Gurus Will. One who walks according to his own will, O Siblings of Destiny, suffers separation from the Lord, and shall be punished. Without the True Guru, peace is never obtained, O Siblings of Destiny; again and again, he regrets and repents. || 1 || The Lords slaves are happy, O Siblings of Destiny. The sins and sorrows of countless lifetimes are eradicated; the Lord Himself unites them in His Union. || Pause || All of these relatives are like chains upon the soul, O Siblings of Destiny; the world is deluded by doubt. Without the Guru, the chains cannot be broken; the Gurmukhs find the door of salvation. One who performs rituals without realizing the Word of the Gurus Shabad, shall die and be reborn, again and again. || 2 || The world is entangled in egotism and possessiveness, O Siblings of Destiny, but no one belongs to anyone else. The Gurmukhs attain the Mansion of the Lords Presence, singing the Glories of the Lord; they dwell in the home of their own inner being. One who understands here, realizes himself; the Lord God belongs to him. || 3 || The True Guru is forever merciful, O Siblings of Destiny; without good destiny, what can anyone obtain? He looks alike upon all with His Glance of Grace, but people receive the fruits of their rewards according to their love for the Lord. O Nanak, when the Naam, the Name of the Lord, comes to dwell within the mind, then self-conceit is eradicated from within. || 4 || 6 ||