Gold coin unveiled ahead of Gurpurb

Amritsar, Punjab: Paying tributes to the first Sikh Master Guru Nanak Dev on his birth anniversary being celebrated on November 6, a limited edition of gold coins with Sri Guru Nanak Dev picture engraved on it was launched in the holy city by a jewellery firm on Monday. Unveiling the coin, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said, “On the pious ...

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Prayers at Golden Temple for genocide hit

Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh led the Sikh community in offering prayers at the Golden Temple in memory of those killed in the Sikh genocide of 1984. He categorically demanded that the Modi government punish those responsible for the brutal murder of Sikhs under a well-planned conspiracy by the then central government. “No doubt the Modi government has ...

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4,000 Sikhs to visit Pak to mark Guru Nanak’s birthday

Lahore, Pak: Around 4,000 Sikhs are expected to arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday for the 546th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, at his birthplace Nankana Sahib in Punjab province. Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) deputy director (shrines) Fraz Abbas said, “Some 3,000 Sikhs are expected to reach Wagah Border on Tuesday from India and 1,000 from ...

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Hand over gurdwara to Daduwal, say villagers

Bathinda, Punjab: Residents of Kotshamir village have demanded that the district administration should wrest the control of their local gurdwara from SGPC member Amreek Singh and hand it over to Sikh spiritual leader Baljit Singh Daduwal. They have alleged that police personnel deployed in and outside the gurdwara were violating the sanctity of the religious place by consuming alcohol while on ...

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Sardar united India, 1984 genocide divided it, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the late PM Indira Gandhi as the government commemorated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on Friday, and also brought up the anti-Sikh riots that followed her assassination in 1984. However, neither Modi nor any National Democratic Alliance minister went to Gandhi’s memorial at Shakti Sthal, where many Congress leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi ...

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