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SGPC sacks 15 ‘back-door’ employees posted in Ajnala

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Amritsar : The SGPC has terminated the services of its 15 employees posted at Gurdwara Gurusar Madoke Brar in Ajnala. The employees, who had been serving as sewadars and clerks, have written to SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar that if they were not taken back, they would give up Sikhism and surrender their religious symbols at Akal Takht. Lovedeep Singh ...

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HC breather for SGPC in ‘bunga’ possession case

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Chandigarh : Acting on a petition filed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in a case pertaining to Bunga Mazhabian adjoining ‘parkarma’ of the Golden Temple, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the execution of warrants of possession issued by the executing court — till the next date of hearing. In the petition placed before the Bench ...

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Akal Takht overrules SGPC, ‘Parkash Utsav’ on Dec 25

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Amritsar : Akal Takht today announced that Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary would be celebrated as per the Bikrami calendar on December 25, rejecting an SGPC’s proposal to follow Nanakshahi calendar in celebrating “Parkash Utsav”. The date was announced during a meeting of five high priests here. In a recent executive body meeting, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar suggested to Akal ...

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Makkar to again head Takht Patna Sahib panel

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Amritsar : Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC’s former chief, will again head the Takht Patna Sahib Gurdwara managing committee. He regained his position following the orders of a local Patna court today. On the other hand, Harvinder Singh Sarna of the SAD (Delhi), who had recently replaced Makkar, had decided to challenge it in the High Court. The historic gurdwara at Patna ...

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Ravinder Bhalla becomes first Sikh mayor of Hoboken city in US

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New York – Ravinder Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city after a stiff competition that turned ugly when he was labelled a terrorist in slanderous flyers. Bhalla was endorsed by current Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who in a surprising decision announced not to run for re-election in June. He is the first Sikh to hold ...

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