Babe Da Viah: 3-day celebrations in Batala

Gurdaspur, Punjab: Various religious organisations are busy in preparations for for three-day celebrations connected with the marriage of Guru Nanak Dev, first Guru of the Sikhs. Devotees from across the country have descended on the town and paid obeisance in gurdwaras, built where the marriage ceremony of Guru Nanak Dev with Bibi Sulakhni is said to have taken place 522 ...

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Punjab wants Rs 7,400 cr to tackle drought

Chandigarh, Punjab: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the Prime Minister that the state would meet its grain production target for the national food pool. However, the state and its farmers paid a heavy price to maintain the crop due to unprecedented dry spell, he said. Badal said the immediate need was to hike the minimum support price ...

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Murder near Lahore gurdwara angers Indians

Pakistan: The murder of Dalip Kumar (25) in front of Gurdwara Dehra Sahib in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday has created a scare among minority communities of Hindus and Sikhs living in that country. The Lahore police is making all-out efforts to solve the murder at the earliest, apparently to ward off possible criticism by India. Sources said Nankana Sahib-based Dalip, ...

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1984 Sikh Genocide case: Trial court rejects CBI claims

New Delhi, India: A trial court on Tuesday dismissed the CBI’s contention that it was not under a metropolitan magistrate’s jurisdiction to decide on the agency’s probe report giving clean chit to former Union minister Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. After almost five months of gruelling arguments with CBI questioning the jurisdiction of a magisterial court on ...

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Panthic groups unite to contest SGPC polls

Ludhiana, Punjab: Sikh leaders Simranjit Singh Mann and Bhai Ranjit Singh has said that all Panthik groups will unitedly contest the next election for all the 170 seats of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC). Addressing a press conference here today the SAD (Amritsar) president Mann and former Akal Takht Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh, who were accompanied by another Panthik ...

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