Tag Archives: Shiromani Akali Dal

Include Jat Sikhs in OBC list: Akalis to Centre

Chandigarh, Punjab: The core committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today demanded that Jat Sikhs be included in the Centre’s list of Other Backward Classes (OBC). An official press release said that the meeting chaired by party president Sukhbir Singh Badal condemned the exclusion of the community from the list and described it as a part of the Congress-ruled Centre’s ...

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Cong skips Jor Mela rally, SAD fails to draw crowd

Chamkaur Sahib, Punjab: Political conferences marked the second day of the three-day Shaheedi Jor Mela here today. While the Congress failed to organise any rally, that organised by the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) too was thinly attended. SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra said efforts were afoot to secure the release of Sikh detainees who were in jail despite completion ...

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Activists challenge dismissal of case against Badal in US

Chicago, USA: A US-based Sikh rights group has challenged the order of a US court dismissing a human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and for failing to serve federal court summons on him. In a petition filed on Tuesday before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals here, the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) claimed there was irrefutable ...

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Bishnoi keeps separate Sikh body issue alive

Karnal, Haryana: The chief ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Haryana Janhit Congress (BJP-HJC) combine, Kuldeep Bishnoi, has revived the ‘buried issue’ of a separate body for managing gurdwaras in the state – Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee. At a political rally held in Hisar on Sunday, Bishnoi announced to constitute a separate panel to manage Sikh shrines in Haryana, ...

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Badal hails ‘Sardar’ Modi

Chandigarh, India: Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called his Gujarat counterpart and BJP election campaign committee chairman Narendra Modi as “the greatest leader” of the country. In the be ginning of his address at the inaugural session of ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit-2013’ here, Badal said, “I thank the greatest leader of the country and Gujarat chief minister ...

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