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High-altitude fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali too

Amritsar, Punjab:  After failing to find a better alternative, it seems the SGPC is all set to continue with high-altitude fireworks for celebrating Bandi Chhod Diwas (Diwali) at the Golden Temple this year to minimise the threat of pollution to the holy shrine. Talking to The Tribune, Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh said: “If we are able to find a ...

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EcoAmritsar steps in to ensure green nagar kirtan

Amritsar, Punjab: Celebrating the 479th birth anniversary of Guru Ramdas with the theme of ‘Nature Preservation and Conservation of Bio-Diversity’, various organisations led by EcoAmritsar, an initiative by US-based EcoSikh, today mobilised volunteers to collect garbage during the entire route of the nagar kirtan taken out to mark the occasion. Among these organisations were SGPC, Baba Kulwant Singh Ajnale Wale, MC ...

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Sikhs remember Shaheed Sukha-Jinda; Martyrdom day marked at Akal Takhat & native village

Amritsar, Punjab: The Sikh nation paid rich tributes to Shaheed Harjinder Singh Jinda and Shaheed Sukhdev Singh Sukha, assassins of Gen A.S. Vaidya at a function organized by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at Akal Takht on Wednesday (Oct. 09). While almost the entire leadership of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) stayed away from the 21st martyrdom anniversary of the ...

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Sehajdhari row: Supreme Court admits SGPC plea

Amritsar, Punjab: The Supreme Court on Friday provided some relief to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by admitting its special leave petition (SLP) seeking approval of the SGPC general house which was elected following the 2011 elections. Admitting the SLP, the court, however, declined to put its stamp of approval on the September 2011 general house. In its order, ...

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SGPC condemns targeting of Sikh truck driver in US

Amritsar, Punjab: T he Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday condemned the US police and law authorities for targeting a Sikh truck driver in America requested the Indian government to take up the matter at the diplomatic level with the US government. Expressing concern over the incident, in which the police in the US state of Mississippi had called ...

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