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SGPC blames Simranjit Mann, but Akal Takht gives him clean chit

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as various Sikh organisations expressed shock over the violent clash between members of the SGPC task force and activists of radical Sikh outfits at the Golden Temple complex here today, the SGPC and Akal Takht have taken contradictory stand on the issue. While Akal Takht Jathedar has virtually given a clean chit to SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh ...

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Booking for Panj Takht train begins

Amritsar, Punjab: With the Indian Railways all set to launch Panj Takht train from February 16, a long-pending demand of the Sikh pilgrims has finally been met. The tickets for this 10-day journey could be booked from today either online or in person at Dhuri and Sangrur railway stations. The fare included cost of food, lodging etc. SGPC president Avtar Singh ...

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Punish guilty Cong men: Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC today termed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s statement on the 1984 Sikh genocide as “laughable”. In a statement, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the fact that Rahul had not apologised to the Sikhs, despite admitting Congress leaders’ involvement in the riots, showed the mindset of the Gandhi family towards the community. He alleged that the Congress was ...

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SGPC no to computerised Granth Sahib record

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has expressed its inability to adopt an innovative technique to keep the computerised record of Guru Granth Sahib script. To give a distinct identity to every manuscript of Guru Granth Sahib, an Australian team today demonstrated a software before Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh and SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar. After viewing the project, it was ...

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SGPC to beef up security at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab: A day after four pilgrims were taken ill reportedly after consuming ‘parsad’ laced with toxicant, the Golden Temple authorities have put up banners on the premises cautioning the visitors not to accept any eatable from unidentified persons The banners – installed at three different spots along ‘parikrama’ of the shrine – are in Punjabi, a language which most of ...

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