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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‘Sikhs are duty-bound to ensure decrees not violated’

Giani Gurbachan Singh

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht made it clear that all Sikhs were duty bound to ensure that all ‘ hukamnamas’ (decrees or edicts), ‘ hukams’ (directives) and ‘ sandeshs’ (messages) were implemented and adhered to in letter and spirit and violations do not take place. This clarification was issued after Amrik Singh Ajnala, a local panthic leader and member of a ...

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Academician retells life of Guru Teg Bahadur

Jagjit Singh Nagpal

Amritsar, Punjab: A book based on the life and history of Guru Teg Bahadur written by academician Jagjit Singh Nagpal was released today at Prabhakar School, Cherherta. The book titled ‘Guru Teg Bahadur- Matchless Martyr of Faith’ records the life and the sacrifices made by the ninth Sikh guru. The book attempts to retell some of the historical discrepancies about Guru ...

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Takht : Efforts on for release of Sikh detainees


Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh today said they were making sincere efforts to meet the demands of Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa who had resumed his hunger strike for the release of Sikh detainees in Ambala. The Jathedar said he had taken up the matter with the state government, which would soon approach the Union Government on the issue ...

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Canada: Saroops of Guru Granth Sahib arrive in Manitoba (Winnipeg)


Winnipeg, Canada: Hundreds of Sikhs turned out at a Gurdwara Sahib in northwest Winnipeg Thursday (Nov. 13) to as the 25 Saroops of the Guru Granth Sahib arrived there. Worshipers lined up to bow their head before Guru Sahib. “Today is a very historic day for the Sikh people in Manitoba,” said Harbans Singh Brar, president of the Sikh Society. ...

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