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How can there be tax on religious and community service: SGPC

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Chandigarh : Questioning the logic of the central government and the GST Council imposing a tax on religious and social service done for common people, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which manages Sikh shrines in Punjab and runs a “langar” (free community kitchen) for hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis, has made its displeasure known. SGPC ...

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No exemption yet, Sikh body goes for GST registration

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Amritsar : After getting no response from the Centre and the state government for GST exemption, the SGPC has started the process to get itself registered for the new tax regime. As per the GST terms and conditions applicable since July 1, the SGPC is liable to pay tax on the expenses made in the SGPC-run gurdwaras, including the Golden Temple. The ...

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548th Parkash Anniversary: Sikh devotees asked to submit passports before August 14

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FEROZEPUR : The Bhai Mardana Memorial Kirtan Darbar Society has appealed the Sikh devotees who want to be a part of Guru Nanak Sahib’s 548th parkash anniversary celebrations at Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) to submit their passports before August 14 . Interested Sikh devotees can submit their passports before August 14 at the office of Bhai Mardana Society in Baghdadi gate ...

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Gang Captured After Smuggling Dozens of Afghan Sikhs Into UK

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London : A London-based Sikh gang helped nearly 70 illegal Afghan immigrants wearing turbans sneak into the UK using passports that were stolen or borrowed from family members. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, the scam netted the gang about $800,000 USD. A court heard on Monday that three Sikh men helped nearly 70 Afghans to sneak into the UK using the ...

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On SGPC complaint, poet held for hurting sentiments

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Ropar : The district police arrested Punjabi poet Surjit Gag here today on the charge of hurting religious feelings. On a complaint filed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), a case was registered against him at Anandpur Sahib police station under Section 295-A of the IPC. Gag had shared his poem, ‘Main te Nanak’ (I and Nanak), on Facebook a couple ...

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