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EcoSikh’s green mission for holy city on foundation day

Amritsar,Punjab: EcoSikh, a Washington-based organisation, will launch an initiative to celebrate the foundation day of Amritsar on July 6 by engaging major organisations and grass-roots level bodies to care for the city and its natural resources and preserving its habitat. “We are confident that our initiative will reinforce the love and care for the holy city,” said EcoSikh president Rajwant ...

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Makkar slams refusal to Sikh pilgrims to enter Pak gurdwara

Amritsar,Punjab: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar has taken strong exception to reports that some Sikh pilgrims were stopped by members of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) from visiting Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore for participating in a religious function on the occasion of the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. “We have received reports ...

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SGPC jatha observes martyrdom day in Pakistan

Amritsar, Punjab: Even though a few members of the SGPC jatha today observed the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev at Gurdwara Dehra Sahib in Lahore as per the amended Nanakshahi Calendar, the event also brought bitterness between the SGPC and the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), which looks after gurdwara affairs in Pakistan, and the PSGPC to the fore. ...

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375 Sikh pilgrims leave for Pak

Amritsar, Punjab: An SGPC jatha comprising 156 members was among 375 Sikh pilgrims who left for Pakistan today to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev on June 12. This is the first time in the last three years that an SGPC jatha is visiting Pakistan to observe this event. The Pakistan High Commission had denied visa to it ...

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SGPC cautious; Akal Takht chief makes no mention of memorial

Amritsar, Punjab:  The 29th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, observed amid a row over the naming of Bluestar Memorial in the Golden Temple complex after Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala, passed off peacefully today. The SGPC, treading with caution, did not make any departure from programmes held in the past to mark the event even as the Akal Takht chief, Jathedar Gurbachan Singh, ...

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