Tag Archives: golden temple

New entrance of Darbar Sahib to open soon

Amritsar, Punjab: The ongoing work on the Darbar Sahib Entrance Plaza project has gathered steam. The companies involved say the work on the sprawling open area may be completed within the next couple of months. Sources say the construction of the marble flooring of the plaza has picked up pace. The temporary ‘jora ghar’, which was raised to facilitate the plaza ...

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Sikhs step up protest over Britain’s involvement in Amritsar massacre

UK: Thousands of Sikh voters could boycott Conservative candidates at next year’s general election in protest at David Cameron’s refusal to launch a public inquiry into Britain’s role in the 1984 Amritsar massacre. Sikh groups said their members were “angry” that the Prime Minister had failed to meet with them to discuss their concerns over the narrow scope of a ...

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Construction of Bluestar Memorial an SGPC decision, says Badal

Jalandhar, Punjab: Calling SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar a liar, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the former had made a false statement that Operation Bluestar Memorial on the Golden Temple complex was constructed on the latter’s insistence. But soon after making the statement, Badal said it would be better if the media did not report it that way. ...

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Declassify Bluestar documents, demand Akalis

New Delhi: In the wake of steaming debate on UK’s advisory role in Operation Bluestar, the Akalis today upped the ante against the government demanding immediate de-classification of correspondence between the Indian and British Governments during that period. The demand for making official documents public got shriller with Akali MPs in both Houses giving notices for adjournment motion to discuss the ...

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Form SIT to probe encroachments around Golden Temple, HC tells govt

Chandigarh: One of the 33 officers charge-sheeted by the Punjab Government for allowing illegal hotels to mushroom in the Golden Temple’s vicinity during their tenure today filed an affidavit before the Punjab and Haryana High Court on steps taken by the government in the matter. He informed the court that 33 officers had been charge-sheeted in the matter, he being one ...

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