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More families of youth stuck in Iraq surface

Amritsar, Punjab: As situation worsens in Iraq, more families of Punjabi youths stranded in the civil strife-torn country have begun to surface. On Thursday, four such families from Talwandi Jheera village in Gurdaspur, whose kin were working in Mosul, reached the Golden Temple to solicit divine intervention for the safety and well-being of their loved ones. The Punjabi youths, who had ...

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Golden Temple CCTV footage to be reviewed, orders Akal Takht

Amritsar, Punjab: Making it clear that the perpetrators of the violence that took place on June 6 inside the Golden Temple complex will not be spared, the Sikh clergy have directed the management of the shrine to review the role of each of the 21 people arrested by the police in connection with the incident. The direction to the Golden Temple ...

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Modern langar hall at Golden Temple on anvil

Amritsar, Punjab: To cope with the ever increasing rush of devotees at the Golden Temple, the SGPC has embarked on an expansion and modernisation plan for the langar facility, which at present can accommodate 5,000 pilgrims at a time. As part of the project, the SGPC has raised another multi-storey building adjacent to the existing langar facility. Sources in the SGPC ...

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Sikhs march through London to protest Operation Bluestar

London, UK: Hundreds of British Sikhs today held a march in central London in protest against Operation Bluestar that took place 30 years ago. The march from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square involved sloganeering. “Thousands were killed or had disappeared,” said Balvinder Kaur of the Sikh Council, UK. British Sikhs have also been angered over the recent revelations in De-classified documents ...

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Mann rejects ‘one-sided’ inquiry ordered by Akal Takht jathedar

Amritsar, Punjab:  Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann has rejected the proposed “one-sided inquiry” by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) as directed by Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. The jathedar had on Saturday asked the SGPC to form a panel to inquire into the violence that took place in the Golden Temple complex on June 6 ...

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