Revive Nanakshahi calendar: Sikh bodies

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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

Sikh high priests at a meeting at Akal Takht Secretariat in Amritsar

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

Philanthropist SP Singh Oberoi (centre) looking at a rare handwritten holy scripture at Guru Nanak Math, a lesser-known Sikh shrine in Nepal associated with the first Guru.

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

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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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Dera activists clash with Sikh group in Ferozepur, 9 injured

Dera followers and members of ‘Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj’ during a clash near Jogewala village in Ferozepur

Ferozepur, Punjab: Panic prevailed in the region as nine persons were injured after a clash between the followers of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, known as “Premis”, and certain Sikh organisations, including “Ek Noor Khalsa Fauj”, near Jogewala village in Makhu, around 40 km from district headquarters, this morning. The police had to fire several shots in air to disperse the mob ...

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