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SGPC deposits Rs 10-cr fee in Operation Bluestar lawsuit

Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC has deposited a court fee of Rs 10 crore in the 28-year-old legal battle seeking Rs 1,000 crore in compensation from the Union Government for the damages caused to the Golden Temple during the 1984 Operation Bluestar. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said they had deposited the fee in the Delhi High Court, which admitted their ...

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Damdami Taksal prepares for show of strength

Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the stage is set for the 29th anniversary of Operation Bluestar on June 6, the memorial built in memory of those killed in the Army operation remains mired in controversy. While there is enthusiasm in the Damdami Taksal camp, the SGPC is treading with caution. The construction work on the memorial was started on June 6 ...

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Exercise to restore glitter to Golden Temple underway

Amritsar, Punjab: The Golden Temple seems to have been regaining its glitter with the annual exercise of cleaning up its gold plates underway for the last few days. The cleaning operation has become an annual feature at the holy shrine ever since the gold plates were replaced way back in 1999 after a period of 170 years. Sources said some ...

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Makkar hails DSGMC move on memorial

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab:  Shiromani Gurdwara Par bandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar on Friday hailed the decision of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee to construct a memorial to the victims of 1984 Sikh genocide at Gurdwara Rakabganj near Parliament in the national capital. Speaking to media persons here, Makkar said that the SGPC would fully cooperate with the DSGMC ...

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SGPC to fund education of baptised Sikh students till Class XII: Makkar

Amritsar, Punjab:  SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar has announced that a committee will facilitate free education till Class XII for baptised Sikh students belonging to baptised families in the SGPC-run institutions. Talking to mediapersons here today, Makkar said those wishing to avail the facility will have to certify every year that they are baptised. He said the SGPC had already ...

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