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Akal Takht sets up Sikh Film Censor Board


Amritsar : Akal Takht constituted the Sikh Film Censor Board (SFCB) on Tuesday. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it would be mandatory to submit the script before the SFCB before making a film, documentary, animation, play or feature based on the Sikh religion. The SFCB has 21 members. It will be co-ordinated by deputy secretary of the Dharam Parchar ...

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Jor Mela concludes with nagar kirtan


Fatehgarh Sahib : The three-day annual Shaheedi Jor Mela, held in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, concluded here today with religious ceremonies. A “nagar kirtan” was taken out from Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara to Jyoti Swarup Sahib Gurdwara. The Panj Piaras led the nagar kirtan. School bands, gatka parties, Nihangs, Kirtani Jathas, Sukhmani Sahib Sewa Societies and various social, ...

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Nitish promises ‘Guru circuit’


Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar laid the foundation stone of Bahudeshiya Prakash Kendra and released the Hindi edition of a coffee table book on Guru Gobind Singh here today during the closing ceremony of Parkash Utsav to mark the Guru’s 350th birth anniversary. H also released a coffee table book on the “Guru circuit”. Nitish said: “The kendra’s ...

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Sacrilege incidents: Panel to submit part of report by month-end


Nabha, December 18 : The Justice Ranjit Singh Commission investigating the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and other religious books would be submitting part of its report to the state government by December-end. The part of the investigation report to be submitted by the commission would constitute the inquiry conducted by the commission on sacrilege incidents in Behbal ...

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Grewal to be first Sikh state Attorney General in US


Washington : A prominent Sikh-American lawyer, who has “experienced hate and intolerance first-hand”, has been nominated to serve as the next Attorney General of the US state of New Jersey. Gurbir S Grewal, a public prosecutor who previously served as an Assistant US Attorney in New York and New Jersey, was named by New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy yesterday. With ...

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