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SGPC team in Kashmir to review relief work

Amritsar, Punjab: A 15-member SGPC delegation, led by its general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur, left for Jammu and Kashmir to review the SGPC’s ongoing rescue and relief work there. SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who was supposed to lead the delegation, could not accompany them in view of the demise of former SGPC president Jagdev Singh Talwandi. SGPC executive member Rajinder ...

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‘Extortion’ call: SGPC restricts entry of hand bags in Golden Temple

Amritsasr, Punjab: Following an ‘extortion’ call, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has restricted the carrying of hand bags inside the Golden Temple complex. Sources said the Harmandar Sahib manager had received a phone call a couple of days ago, in which the unidentified caller had demanded cash without specifying any amount. After this, the SGPC informed the police and its ...

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SGPC to send medical teams to J&K

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: The SGPC has decided to send medical teams to the flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Avtar Singh Makkar, SGPC chief, who flagged of relief material here today, said the first medical camp would be held at Gurdwara Shaheed Bunga in Srinagar. He said a team of three doctors of Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar, accompanied by ...

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SGPC sends second consignment of relief to flood-hit Srinagar

Amritsar, Punjab: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday dispatched second consignment of relief material comprising blankets and other essential household items for the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir. Four SGPC officials accompanied the relief material, which was air-lifted to Srinagar from here. The first consignment of relief, accompanied by three SGPC officials, was sent on Tuesday. The seven ...

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Killing of Sikhs in Pak: SGPC writes to Sushma Swaraj

Amritsar, Punjab: Expressing concern over the killing of Sikhs in Pakistan, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has written to foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and appealed to her to take up the issue with the Pakistan government. Issuing a statement, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said, “The regular attacks on Sikhs in Pakistan are a very serious issue and clearly indicate ...

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