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Former Dhuri MLA Gobind Singh Longowal elected SGPC presidentAmritsar, November 29

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Amritsar, November 29 : Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) General House on Wednesday elected former SAD MLA from Dhuri Gobind Singh Longowal its president during its annual general house meeting. Longowal — a former chairman of Sangrur district planning board — got 154 of 169 votes, beating his rival Amrik Singh Shahpur of Dera Baba Nanak. Bibi Jagir Kaur had ...

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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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