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SGPC to fast-track US-based global centre

Amritsar, Punjab: With incidents of hate crime on the rise against Sikhs, especially in the US, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to put on fast track the construction of its Global Sikh Centre for Learning and Information, which is to come up in Yuba City, California. In a release issued here on Tuesday, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar ...

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SGPC to speed up work on US centre

Amritsar, Punjab: The instances of hate crime against the community have once again brought the issue of the Sikh identity in foreign countries to the fore. Now, the SGPC is all set to step up its efforts for setting up the ‘Global Sikh Centre for Learning and Information’ at Yuba City in California. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar admitted that though ...

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SGPC rejects HSGMC’s ‘empty golak’ charge

Amritsar, Punjabi: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today dismissed the allegations levelled against it by the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) regarding “empty golak” of the gurdwara at Guhla-Cheeka in Haryana. In a statement released here, the SGPC lashed out at HSGMC chief Jagdish Singh Jhinda for his “misinformation campaign”. SGPC secretary Manjeet Singh said the SGPC was a ...

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Gurdwara commission postpones hearing of plea on SGPC auditor

Amritsar, Punjab: MRITSAR: The Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission deferred the hearing of the petition seeking the dismissal of the highprofile Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) auditor SS Kohli to August 7. The petition, filed by Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) leader Baldev Singh Sirsa on July 22, was slated to come up for hearing before the three-member commission on Thursday. However, ...

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Akal Takht move draws flak from various quarters

Amritsar, Punjab: The Akal Takht move to ex-communicate Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, HSGPC leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda and Deedar Singh Nalvi for “conspiring to divide the SGPC” has drawn flak from various Sikh leaders and intellectuals. Among the prominent faces who resented the move are SGPC member Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, the granddaughter of SGPC founder Master Tara Singh. She ...

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