Golden Temple plaza evokes mixed response

Amritsar, Punjab: The Golden Temple entrance plaza, which is all set for a Diwali opening, has evoked a mixed response from Sikh intellectuals. A few term it “not in sync with the heritage character” of the holy city while others dubbed it as the need of the hour in view of the growing number of pilgrims visiting the shrine. Bibi Kiranjot ...

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Retired teacher couple uses Gurbani to keep youth away from drugs

Patiala, Punjab: Though they have no children of their own, 71-yearold-Jaimal Singh Bhinder and his wife Surjit Kaur Dhillon (71) have dedicated their life to teaching Gurbani to people, especially children, free-of-cost. The couple retired from their jobs in the state education department in 2001. Ever since, the first-floor of their home which has been converted into Satsang Bhawan, has seen ...

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Phoolka appreciates Satyarthi’s contribution to social causes

Ludhiana, Punjab: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and senior advocate HS Phoolka has appreciated Nobel prize winner Kailash Satyarathi for his contribution to society and victims of Sikh genocide of 1984. During a press conference conducted here on Sunday, Pholka said, “Nobel prize winning for Kailash Satyarathi has a Punjab connection. He had conducted first raid at Sirhind in Punjab to ...

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Modi Praises Dera Sacha Sauda Without Naming its Controversial Chief

Sirsa, Haryana: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised Sirsa based controversial and anti-Sikh dera (cult) in a rally of Bhartya Janata Party (BJP). He, however, avoided naming its notorious chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim who is facing various cases of rape and sexual harassment of innocent girls and hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs. He is facing criminal trials before the ...

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Sri Hemkunt Sahib Journey Closes For Winter

Dehradun, India: The gates of Sri Hemkunt Sahib get closed for winter season after performing Ardas. The process for closing the gates was initiated from today at 4am. Ardas was performed at 4:30am after Nitnem. Sri Sukhmani Sahib was recited at 10am and then Kirtan was started at 11am. Last Ardas was done at 1:30pm. After this, the gates were closed ...

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