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SGPC allowed former militant Dhian Singh Mand to deliver message from Akal Takht


AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee(SGPC) today allowed Dhian Singh Mand, a former terrorist and the acting Jathedar of Akal Takhat appointed by Sarbat Khalsa to deliver his message from the Akal Takht while the original Jarthedar Giani Gurbachan Singh failed to show up at the occasion. The Punjab Police had arrested all senior radical leaders who organised Sarbat Khalsa yesterday ...

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Capt Amarinder takes exception of remarks of Manohar Parikar against veterans


CHANDIGARH: Taking strong exception to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s remarks against the ex-servicemen, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today said it was unbecoming of him (Parrikar) to make such observations as it can badly affect the morale of the existing soldiers, who are going to be ex-servicemen tomorrow. “This is adding insult to the injury”, ...

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Speakers at Sarbat Khalsa target Badal family, anger against sacrilege of holy book


CHANDIGARH: The participants in the Sarbat Khalsa, a congregation of Sikhs, are expressing deep anguish over incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in various parts of Punjab and failure of state Government to arrest the real culprits, The speakers are targeting ruiling Badal family for sacrilege and using SGPC and Akal Takht for promiting their vested political interests.The Sikh ...

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Thousands of Sikhs reach Sarbat Khalsa venue despite police restrictions


AMRITSAR: Thousands of Sikhs from various parts of India and abroad have reached village Chabba near here, the venue of Sarbat Khalsa despite strict restrictions by Police and civil administration. The organisers claimed over one lakh Sikhs have arrived and thousands are stopped by police by blocking roads. The proceedings of Sarbat Khalsa have started at around 11 AM after Ardas in ...

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Sarbat Khalsa appoints Jagtar Singh Hawara Akal Takht Jathedar, three Sikh High Priests removed


AMRITSAR: The Sarbat Khalsa called by radical Sikh organisations here today unanimously removed three Sikh High Priests including Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh from their posts and appointed a Sikh militant leader Jagtar Singh Hawara new Jathedar of Akal Takht. The Babbar Khalsa leader, Hawara convicted to life term in Beant Singh assassination case is presently lodged in Tihar ...

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