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’84 secret: India sought UK help in Army action at Golden Temple

London, UK: The UK authorities collaborated with the Indian Government in planning Operation Bluestar — the controversial 1984 Golden Temple operation authorised by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This has been revealed by some newly released documents in London. Secret correspondence from the British national archives shows how a UK special forces expert visited New Delhi and advised the Indian ...

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1984 genocide lawyer Phoolka to join AAP

New Delhi: Senior advocate HS Phoolka — who has been fighting for justice for the victims of 1984 Sikh genocide in the National Capital — on Tuesday decided to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying it was a “natural choice”. “This is for the first time that activists have come together and formed a political party, not to grab power, ...

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Hardliners seek Indira assassins’ memorial

Amritsar, Punjab: Sikh hardliners on Monday demanded the construction of a memorial in memory of Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This demand was made by the Dal Khalsa and was endorsed by other groups such as the Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) and the Akali Dal (Amritsar) led by Simranjit Singh Mann. ...

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SGPC, Chief Khalsa Diwan hold Nagar Kirtan

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC, the Chief Khalsa Diwan and other Sikh organisations today held a Nagar Kirtan on the eve of Parkash Purab of the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, the founder of the Khalsa panth. The SGPC, in collaboration with various Sikh organisations, carried out a Nagar Kirtan which passed thorugh various markets of the walled city. Meanwhile, a ...

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SGPC demands subsidy in LPG cylinders for its langars

Amritsar, Punjab: Makkar shoots off letter to Prime Minister and union petroleum minister Veerappa Moily, citing huge financial implications for the Sikh religious body. After the hike of ` 220 for an LPG cylinder, a worried Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has shot off letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union petroleum minister Veerappa Moily demanding cooking gas cylinders ...

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