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SGPC to stick to 12-minute fireworks display

Amritsar, Punjab: Unable to zero in on a “pollution-free alternative”, the SGPC is left with no option but to curtail the timing of fireworks at the Golden Temple complex on the occasion of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas. Talking to The Tribune, Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh said they had already reduced the duration of fireworks to 12 minutes. He said ...

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Badal opens first phase of Golden Temple plaza

Amritsar, Punjab: On the eve of Diwali, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the first phase of the Golden Temple plaza to the people, with the promise that his government was committed to making Amritsar a heritage city. “The heritage city project is in the pipeline. Like all major projects, it will take time to put it on track. However, ...

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Faith preserved, Guru’s sacred robe restored

Amritsar, Punjab: Chola Sahib, the 400-year-old sacred robe that sixth Sikh Guru wore on the first Bandi Chhor Diwas in October 1619, has been restored close to another Diwali. Guru Hargobind wore the 52- tailed cloak on the day when he liberated 52 Hindu kings along with self from the Gwalior prison of Mughal emperor Jahangir and returned to Amritsar on ...

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SGPC okays Rs 2 cr for J&K Sikh families

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC executive committee has decided to extend a financial aid of Rs 2 crore to the Sikh families affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The decision was taken at the SGPC executive meeting in Fatehgarh Sahib today. As per a release issued here, the amount to be provided to these families was decided on the basis of ...

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HSGMC row: SGPC to take up matter with new Haryana govt

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: Though the Indian National Lok DalShiromani Akali Dal alliance has put up a dismal show in the Haryana assembly polls, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to ask the new BJP government to review the resolution passed by the previous Congress regime on the formation of a separate gurdwara management committee for Haryana. Talking to HT, ...

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