Gurpurb on Jan 7

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

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

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

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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SGPC gives Rs 2 cr aid to flood-hit J&K Sikhs

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has disbursed financial aid worth Rs 2 crore for the rehabilitation of Sikh families in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Diljeet Singh Bedi, SGPC additional secretary, in a statement, said they had kicked off the process to distribute aid to the affected Sikh families, which had been divided into three categories. “We are distributing cheques ...

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