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Gurdwara officials abandoned us

Faridkot, Punjab: While the Punjab Government is making tall claims of evacuating over 800 stranded pilgrims from Hemkund Sahib, two local families, which returned today, flayed the SGPC, Hemkund gurdwara management and the government for its “apathetic” attitude in the horrifying moments of natural disaster. Recounting the tale of horror, destruction and human apathy, Master Faghan Singh and Dr Kanwarjeet ...

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Sikh jatha leaves for Pak

Amritsar, Punjab: A 202-member Sikh jatha today left for Pakistan on a special train to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dehra Sahib in Lahore. The jatha were to board the train to Pakistan at Attari railway station. The jatha will commemorate the occasion on June 29 and will return the next day. As many as ...

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SGPC hails US verdict lifting ban on ‘kirpan’

Amritsar, Punjab:  The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has hailed a US court’s decision to lift the ban on wearing ‘kirpan’ on the premises of Gurdwara of Rochester. In a statement issued here today, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar said the court verdict had come as a big relief to the Sikh community in the US. It was earlier alleged ...

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Historical Gurdwara to be Illegally Encroached in Pakistan

Lahore,  Pakistan: In yet another disappointing incident, a land mafia in Pakistani has sought for the illegal selling of land falling under the premises of a Gurdwara. The 2 story building of Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Sahiwal is expected to be bulldozed any time during the upcoming week. The Gurdwara is located in the commercial zone at a distance of ...

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Efforts on to revive beris at Golden Temple

Amritsar, Punjab: To rejuvenate the decades old sacred beris (trees) at the Golden Temple complex, the marble tiles near their roots would be removed to provide some breathing space to the trees. There are three beri trees, Ber Baba Budha Sahib, Dukh Bhanjani Beri and Elaichi Ber. Realising the threat to these symbols of Sikh religious belief, experts of Punjab ...

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