Confusion ends, Gurpurb on Dec 28, says Akal Takht

A view of Akal Takht in Amritsar.

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht today announced that Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary (Gurpurb) will be celebrated on December 28 as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar. Earlier, the Sikh clergy had decided to celebrate Gurpurb on January 7. “We have received a number of e-mails, saying preparations for celebrating the event on December 28 had already been made,” he said, clarifying that ...

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Radical Sikh groups close ranks

Radical Sikh groups close ranks

Chandigarh: Alarmed at reports of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spreading its wings in the state’s villages and establishing links with various deras, radical Sikh groups, such as the Dal Khalsa, Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) and Khalsa Panchayat, have decided to close ranks to the counter the rising influence of the RSS in Punjab. The Delhi Shiromani Akali Dal headed by ...

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Sikh scholars discuss Nanak’s teachings

Sikh scholars attend a book release function at the Institute of Sikh Studies

Chandigarh: Historians and Sikh scholars have advocated a strong move to translate the message of Guru Nanak Dev to promote harmonious and peaceful co-existence, locally as well as globally. This was decided on the second day of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Sikh Studies (IOSS), here today. The scholars laid stress on the creation and promotion of a ...

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Name Aurangzeb Road after Guru Tegh Bahadur: DSGMC

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New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has demanded from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing the name of Aurangzeb Road in Delhi after ninth Guru Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib. DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK asked Modi that the Sikh community across the globe wants this and naming road after the ninth guru would be a befitting tribute ...

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Radicals form new Akali party

Radical leaders during the formation of the new Akali party, the United Akali Dal, in Amritsar

Amritsar, Punjab: Radical elements in the Sikh Panth, opposed to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), have joined hands to form yet another Akali party — the United Akali Dal (UAD). The formal declaration of the formation of the UAD was made here on Saturday following a convention of the United Sikh Movement, a socio-religious group that had been in existence ...

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