Tag Archives: Harmandar Sahib

‘Extortion’ call: SGPC restricts entry of hand bags in Golden Temple

Amritsasr, Punjab: Following an ‘extortion’ call, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has restricted the carrying of hand bags inside the Golden Temple complex. Sources said the Harmandar Sahib manager had received a phone call a couple of days ago, in which the unidentified caller had demanded cash without specifying any amount. After this, the SGPC informed the police and its ...

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Form SIT to probe encroachments around Golden Temple, HC tells govt

Chandigarh: One of the 33 officers charge-sheeted by the Punjab Government for allowing illegal hotels to mushroom in the Golden Temple’s vicinity during their tenure today filed an affidavit before the Punjab and Haryana High Court on steps taken by the government in the matter. He informed the court that 33 officers had been charge-sheeted in the matter, he being one ...

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4 hospitalised after taking ‘prasad’ from strangers at Harmandar Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab: Four pilgrims were hospitalised after consuming ‘prasad’ taken from strangers that was apparently laced with a poisonous substance at Harmandar Sahib here on Monday. The ‘prasad’ was distributed to the four by two strangers in the ‘parikrama’ of the shrine. It was not the traditional ‘parsad’ distributed by the SGPC sewadars inside the shrine. The four started feeling giddy ...

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GIANI MAL SINGH IS JATHEDAR OF TAKHT KESGARH SAHIB

Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has appointed Harmandar Sahib head granthi Giani Mal Singh as the new jathedar of Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib. This decision was taken during a meeting of the SGPC executive committee at Chandigarh on Thursday. The meeting was presided over by SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar. The post of jathedar ...

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SGPC museum committee holds meeting on photo gallery

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is contemplating having a separate photo gallery for displaying photographs or portraits of SGPC members, who are no more. The thought has been prompted by the lack of space at the Central Sikh museum atop the Clock Tower entrance to the Harmandar Sahib. Only portraits of prominent SGPC leaders, which may include ...

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