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SGPC honours sacked head granthi on retirement

Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) here today honoured the sacked additional head granthi of the Golden Temple at Akal Takht on his retirement. Acting head granthi Giani Jaswinder Singh and SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar honoured Giani Mohan Singh, one of the oldest employees of the SGPC, by presenting him a siropa, shawl, plaque and Rs 11,000 in ...

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Akal Takht tells Canadian Sikh group to explain

Vancouver, Canada: Akal Takht has directed members of one group of Sikhs of Canada to explain their “forging unity” after recent parleys in Surrey (Canada) with another group of Sikhs who were ex-communicated from the Sikh Panth for violating its 1997 edict prohibiting partaking of langar by Sikhs on and chairs. Moderate Sikh leaders of Vancouver-based Ross Street gurdwara and ...

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SGPC reconsider World Heritage Status

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has decided to reconsider the issue of getting world heritage status for Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar, from Unesco. The exercise has been started on the directions of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Committee, which received a petition seeking direction to the SGPC to consider the issue of getting world heritage status for Harmandar Sahib so that ...

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Varun Gandhi denied Siropa at Darbar Sahib

Amritsar, Punjab: Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi, who paid obeisance at Harmandar Sahib here on Sunday, was denied a `siropa’ (robe of honour) by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). He was only given a set of books on Sikh history. Punjab Sikhs had protested against the BJP leader following his allegedly communal speech during campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections ...

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Amarinder for separate SGPC for Haryana

Kharar, Punjab: Supporting the demand for a separate SGPC body for Haryana, former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said on the pattern of Delhi and Maharashtra, the Sikhs of Haryana have every right to form their separate body. He said this while talking to mediapersons at the residence of Kharar MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, after appearing in the Amritsar ...

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