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Move on separate SGPC for Haryana opposed

Panchkula, Haryana: A meeting chaired by Punjab Rajya Sabha MP, Balwinder Singh Bhunder, was held at Nada Sahib gurdwara on Saturday. The meeting was held to mark protest against the move to have a separate managing committee for gurdwaras in Haryana as the Sikh political leaders are demanding another gurdwara managing committee, apart from Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), in the ...

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‘Manmohan Singh stalled formation of HSGPC’

Tarn Taran, Punjab: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), general secretary, Harminder Singh Gill, has claimed that had it not been for the intervention of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Sikhs of Haryana could well have got a separate committee to manage the affairs of their gurdwaras instead of being gover ned by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). In ...

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No ‘long’ swords on Op Bluestar anniversary in future

Amritsar, Punjab: Following the June 6 incident wherein swords were used in a clash inside the Golden Temple during a function to mark the anniversary of Operation Bluestar, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided that swords with length beyond three feet would not be allowed at the Akal Takht from the next year during the function. This was announced ...

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Scorching heat no deterrent for devotees

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the mercury continues to soar with each passing day, there has been no let-up in the number of devotees visiting the Golden Temple. The number of pilgrims visiting the shrine is touching the one-lakh mark daily, says the SGPC. Long queues of the pilgrims visiting the shrine from across the country can be witnessed outside the sanctum ...

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Akali Dal Amritsar lashes out at SGPC

Ludhiana, Punjab: Members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) held a meeting today. They said the clash between Sikhs at Akal Takht on June 6 was unfortunate. They held the SGPC responsible for it. Jaswant Singh Mann, secretary general of the party, said every Sikh had the right to voice his opinion at Akal Takht. “A few groups are trying to ...

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