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SGPC to stick to 12-minute fireworks display

Amritsar, Punjab: Unable to zero in on a “pollution-free alternative”, the SGPC is left with no option but to curtail the timing of fireworks at the Golden Temple complex on the occasion of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas. Talking to The Tribune, Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh said they had already reduced the duration of fireworks to 12 minutes. He said ...

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Badal opens first phase of Golden Temple plaza

Amritsar, Punjab: On the eve of Diwali, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the first phase of the Golden Temple plaza to the people, with the promise that his government was committed to making Amritsar a heritage city. “The heritage city project is in the pipeline. Like all major projects, it will take time to put it on track. However, ...

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Faith preserved, Guru’s sacred robe restored

Amritsar, Punjab: Chola Sahib, the 400-year-old sacred robe that sixth Sikh Guru wore on the first Bandi Chhor Diwas in October 1619, has been restored close to another Diwali. Guru Hargobind wore the 52- tailed cloak on the day when he liberated 52 Hindu kings along with self from the Gwalior prison of Mughal emperor Jahangir and returned to Amritsar on ...

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Court notice to Bikram Majithia for distorting verses of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Chandigarh: A Chandigarh court issued fresh notices to Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) minister Bikram Majithia for hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community by distorting a Shabad of Guru Gobind Singh Ji while campaigning for BJP leader Arun Jaitley during campaigning for the Lok Sabha poll. The court was told that the previous notices were not served. The court asked ...

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Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh Submits list of 101 Sikh detainees to Akal Takht Jathedar

Amritsar, Punjab: Sikh rights crusader Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who had last year observed a fast for 44 days demanding the release of Sikh political prisoners, on Sunday submitted a list of 101 Sikh detainees to Giani Gurbachan Singh, appointed Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Bhai Khalsa, along with his aides, met the Jathedar here during which he made an appeal ...

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