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Dal Khalsa criticises Akal Takht Jathedar

Hoshiarpur, Punjab: The Dal Khalsa today criticised the Akal Takht chief for creating confusion over the birth anniversary of the Tenth Guru. As per the amended Nanakshahi calendar, the anniversary falls on Jauary 7, 2015. Party spokespersons Kanwar Pal Singh, Dr Manjinder Singh and Ranbir Singh said instead of bringing about oneness, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh had created divisions in the Panth. ...

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Revive Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy’s decision to change the date for celebrating Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary from December 28 to January 7 has revived the Nanakshahi calendar row. Some organisations have questioned the move while others have renewed the demand for reverting to the original Nanakshahi calendar. Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, SGPC member, said it was time that the controversy was ...

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Gurpurb on Jan 7

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh clergy today decided to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary on January 7 instead of December 28. The Martyrdom Day of the four Sahibzadas also falls on December 28. Addressing mediapersons, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said: “We have directed the SGPC and the Sikh Sangat to celebrate Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary on January 7 ...

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Sikhs to restore Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara in Nepal

Nepal: To commemorate 500th year of Guru Nanak’s visit to Nepal in 2016, a Dubai based charitable trust plans to develop a lesser-known shrine at Thapathali town of the hill country into a major religious destination. Dubai-based Sikh entrepreneur and philanthropist SP Singh Oberoi told Hindustan Times on Sunday that he had a `100-crore plan for the scientific preservation of Guru ...

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Navjot Sidhu continues tirade against Akali Dal Badal

Ludhiana, Punjab: Continuing his outburst against the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD ) , former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Navjot Singh Sidhu called upon the people to give their verdict against corrupt leaders in the next assembly elections. Sidhu refrained from naming the party or leaders as he was addressing people at the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana but he ...

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