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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Akal Takht, SGPC pass the buck on calendar row

Amritsar, Punjab: Though the SGPC and Akal Takht today said in unison that the confusion caused by Nanakshahi calendar row should end, they appeared to be passing the buck on initiating corrective measures. However, both of them didn’t rule out the possibility of further amendments to the Nanakshahi calendar. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “We would certainly like this ...

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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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