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Badal, Makkar stripped off Panthic titles

Amritsar: The Sarbat Khalsa – a congregation of several hardliner Sikh organisations, passed a resolution stripping Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of the “Panth Rattan — Fakhr-e-qaum” title bestowed on him in 2011 and nullified the “Shiromani Sewak” title given to SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar. Both Badal and Makkar are being painted as ‘villains’ of the Sikh community by the hardliner... 

Fresh sacrilege: Torn ‘bir’ pages found in Moga village

Sanjeev Singh Bariana: Malke (Moga): Amid ongoing religious tension in Punjab, torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib were today found on the streets of Malke village in Moga district. A cover of the holy book was also reportedly found in Bargari village of Faridkot, which witnessed the sacrilege incident on October 12, but the matter is under investigation. The pages found in Malke village were from an old... 

CBI to probe sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: The Punjab Government today transferred to the CBI the investigation of three cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Bargari in Faridkot district. The cases were registered at Bajakhana police station. These were related to: theft of the holy book at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village in June; putting up of posters in September (at the village as well as Bargari), which... 

No lighting, fireworks at Harmandar Sahib this Diwali

Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to celebrate a subdued Diwali at the Golden Temple and other gurdwaras under its control this year in the wake of incidents of the Guru Granth Sahib’s sacrilege. Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC president, said, “Harmandar Sahib will not be illuminated in the manner it used to be on festive occasions nor will there any display of... 

Suresh Arora replaces Sumedh Saini as Punjab DGP

Chandigarh: Punjab Police chief Sumedh Singh Saini was on Sunday shunted out of the position by the state government. He was replaced by Suresh Arora as Director-General of Police, Punjab. The move has reportedly come at the intervention of the Union Home Minister, who had last week spoken to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal about the developments in Punjab in the wake of incidents of desecration... 

Kejriwal prays for Punjab peace at Harmandar Sahib

Yudhvir Rana: AMRITSAR: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal prayed for peace and communal harmony in Punjab. He was here on Saturday to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple. During a brief interaction with mediapersons, Kejriwal said he was deeply hurt by the incidents of disrespect to the Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab recently. Firing by the police on people protesting peacefully against the sacrilege... 

Melbourne based Sukhjit denies role in cases of sacrilege

Melbourne-based man accused of funding desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib at the Bargari village of Faridkot, which led to widespread protests in Punjab, has refuted all allegations. Sukhjit Singh Deol said that he had sent money to Rupinder Singh for his treatment and not for the sacrilege as claimed by the Punjab police, reported SBS Punjabi. Punjab police, on Tuesday, had released an audio clip... 

Police uncover foreign hand behind sacrilege

Jupinderjit Singh & Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: The Punjab Police today said they had evidence to suggest international conspiracy behind the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib at Faridkot’s Bargari village on October 12. This comes on a day when the Centre deployed 10 Border Security Force companies, comprising 1,000 personnel, at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Tarn Taran. The police claimed... 

Pb Cong MLA quits assembly in protest against sacrilege incidents

Tarn Taran: Congress MLA from Khadoor Sahib Ramanjit Singh Sikki has quit the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in protest against the recent incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib across the state. He sent copies of his resignation letter to the assembly speaker and the governor on Sunday. In the letter written in Punjabi, Sikki said, “Keeping in view the recent incidents of sacrilege and the current scenario,... 

Sukhdev Singh Bhaur quits Shiromani Akali Dal

Phagwara: SAD senior leader and SAD Political Affairs Committee member Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Bhaur resigned from the primary membership of the Akali Dal in protest against the sacrilege incident. Bhaur is also general secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee. This will be a major setback to SAD as Bhaur was a Tohra loyalist and also a Sikh scholar. Meanwhile, Charanjit Singh also... 

In damage-control mode, Badal govt suspends Moga SSP

Ruchika M Khanna: Chandigarh: Heads must roll and responsibility fixed for the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib. Peace and tranquility in the border state of Punjab cannot be compromised. This was the message conveyed by the members of the Akali Dal’s Core Committee that held an emergency meeting here this evening. The suspension of Moga SSP Charanjit Sharma with immediate effect for lapses in the... 

Pb govt mishandled Kotkapura protests: US Sikhs

Washington: US Sikh leaders have condemned the recent Police action in Kotkapura which led to 2 deaths and several dozens injured seriously. Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education and Inderpaul Singh Gadh, Chairman of the Guru Gobind Singh Foundation laid the blame squarely on the Punjab Government of Parkash Singh Badal for mishandling of a very sensitive religious... 

Badals intentionally spoiling Punjab atmosphere: Phoolka

New Delhi: AAP leader Advocate HS Phoolka said today that Kotkapura, and other incidents of last about a month clearly showed that Badals were totally shattered seeing hatred towards them by people especially in villages. “Badals are seeking refuse from the sects like Gurmeet Ram Rahim for their petty political gains; it appears that they are following the command of such people. When the protests... 

Unrest in Punjab: Cong seeks President’s rule

Chandigarh: The Opposition parties in the state today condemned the police firing on protesting Sikh activists at Behbal village in Moga that killed two persons and injured a number of others. The parties demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and imposition of the President’s rule in the state. Punjab Congress president Partap Bajwa alleged the SAD-BJP government had started... 

Summoning of Guru Granth Sahib decried

Amritsar: Dal Khalsa and SAD (Panch Pardani) today strongly condemned Patiala court order summoning Guru Granth Sahib in a land disputed case. Heads of both the parties H S Dhami and Jathedar Kulbeer Singh Barapind said the recent order by Patiala court judge was highly objectionable and painful. “We want to communicate to the executive and the judiciary that no court under any law could summon Guru... 

Court summons to Granth Sahib in property dispute!

Aman Sood: Patiala: A dispute over a piece of land has taken a curious turn in Patiala with a local court making a gurdwara and its Guru Granth Sahib as party in the case and summoning them for the next hearing on September 25. The case surrounds one kanal of land adjoining the gurdwara at Maddo Majra village, which was purchased by a resident, Baldev Singh, and donated for the shrine’s extension.... 

GNDU Amritsar holds symposium on Gurbani interpretation

Amritsar: The Centre on Studies in Sri Guru Granth Sahib of the Guru Nanak Dev University organized a special symposium on Gurbani Interpretation : Problems and Possibilities at Conference Hall of Guru Nanak Bhawan of the University, here today. This symposium was dedicated to Sthapana Diwas of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Prof. A.S. Brar, Vice-Chancellor presided over and Bhai Ashok Singh Bagrian, Chandigarh... 

Video showing clash of Sikhs at Golden Temple, Amritsar

Amritsar: On the occasion of 30th anniversary of operation Bluestar,  Sikhs fought at the temporal seat of Akal Takht in the premises of Golden Temple Amritsar. While indulging to fight the groups led by Simranjit Singh Mann and SGPC Task Force, in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib, hooligans cared a little about the Maryada. Please click the link below to see the video.  Read More →

‘Application of Gurbani in solving human problems’ workshop at PU

CHANDIGARH: As part of the Major Research Project titled “Application of Teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Sahib in solving Human Problems of Modern Age”, a four-day “Gurbaani Impact Study Programme” would be organized from May 9 at the Panjab University (PU) Campus. The Principal Investigator of the Project and Chairperson Deptt. Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Prof. Jaspal Kaur Kaang is conducting the...