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GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply. The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has revealed that they again wrote to the Centre, demanding exemption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied on ‘langar’ (community meal) service at Gurudwaras across the country, but received no reply. “We’ve written letters to

Cong has chopped off history of Punjab's saints from book: Sukhbir Badal

Cong has chopped off history of Punjab’s saints from book: Sukhbir Badal

Mohali – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said the Congress government had not only removed the entire history of the ten Sikh Gurus from the Class XII history book of the State education board but also chopped off the history of several saints including Guru Ravi Das and Sant Namdev. He was

Capt promises fresh panel to rewrite syllabus if errors found

Capt promises fresh panel to rewrite syllabus if errors found

Chandigarh –Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said he would relook at the committee set up by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government to revise and rewrite history books, and, if needed, constitute a fresh committee to amend the syllabus in the light of the controversy surrounding the Class XI and XII history syllabus. Speaking

Delhi HC allows Sikh students to wear kara, kirpan during NET exams

Delhi HC allows Sikh students to wear kara, kirpan during NET exams

New Delhi/Chandigarh The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed Sikh candidates to wear ‘kara’ (iron bracelet) and ‘Kirpan’ (dagger) in the National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018. The permission comes with a condition under which the candidates will have to to report at least 1 hour prior to the normal reporting time.The directive has been issued

Harsimrat apprises PM of urgent need to waive off GST on langar

Harsimrat apprises PM of urgent need to waive off GST on langar

Chandigarh – Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the urgent need to waive off GST on ‘langar’ served in Gurdwaras, saying this had hurt the sentiments of Sikhs worldwide and should be addressed without any further delay.The Union Minister, who apprised the Prime Minister on this issue on

SAD warns Congress against tampering with Sikh history

SAD warns Congress against tampering with Sikh history

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday issued a final ultimatum to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to immediately issue orders to stop the conspiracy to eliminate the proud and unparalleled history and heritage of the Khalsa Panth or face a worldwide popular resistance movement by the Sikh community.’ A high-level delegation of the SAD-BJP

People who forget history are forgotten by history: Badal

People who forget history are forgotten by history: Badal

Chandigarh – Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here on Wednesday that the people who forget their history are forgotten by history. “Teaching of history to the present and the future generations of our children with impressionable minds is the sacred and the most serious responsibility of every society and every government. No society and

Harsimrat writes to PM, urges to waive GST on langar items, sack Sinha

Harsimrat writes to PM, urges to waive GST on langar items, sack Sinha

Chandigarh – Senior SAD leader and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive GST on ingredients used to make ‘langars’ in gurdwaras. In her April 26 letter to the PM, Harsimrat said she hopes that the religious institutions serving free ‘langar’ will be exempted from the central Goods and

Operation Blue Star was mischievous blunder: Dr Subramanian Swamy

Operation Blue Star was mischievous blunder: Dr Subramanian Swamy

Amritsar – BJP Member of Parliament Dr Subramanian Swamy on Sunday termed the Operation Blue Star as an ‘unjustified act’ which was carried out in June 1984 during the Congress regime. He said the decision was wrong. Talking to media persons here, Dr Swamy said: “Operation Blue Star carried out by the Indian Army in the

Thousands participate in annual ‘Sikh Day Parade' in United States

Thousands participate in annual ‘Sikh Day Parade’ in United States

New York – Thousands of Sikhs in the US have participated in the annual Sikh Day Parade’ in the heart of Manhattan here, spreading awareness about the faith amid incidents of hate crimes against the minority community. Men, women and children, dressed in their traditional finery, turned out in large numbers for the 31st Sikh Day

SAD condemns chapters deletion of Sikh Gurus from Class XII history book

SAD condemns chapters deletion of Sikh Gurus from Class XII history book

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday demanded a high level probe and stern action against the officials guilty of deleting chapters related to the era of Sikh Gurus from the Class XII history book of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Former Education minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, who also wrote a letter in

Amritsar man on pilgrimage to Pak fails to return home

Amritsar man on pilgrimage to Pak fails to return home

Amritsar – An Indian national, who had gone to Pakistan on a 10-day pilgrimage as part of the Sikh Jatha on April 12, has failed to return home, police said on Sunday. The Sikh Jatha returned home on Saturday but 24-yearold Amarjit Singh, a resident of village Niranjanpura in Amrtisar district, was not part of it.“The

New building to house Sikh Reference Library

New building to house Sikh Reference Library

New building to house Sikh Reference Library . The SGPC executive committee on Friday gave nod for the construction of a new building for the Sikh Reference Library. The decision was reached at a meeting of the committee presided over by SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo. Addressing

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

SC says interim order on screening of Nanak Shah Fakir to continue

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday made clear that its interim order permitting the release of regional film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, based on the life of the first guru of the Sikhs, shall remain operational. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear on May 8 the submission and the counter

Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today as SC, HC refuse to stall screening

Nanak Shah Fakir to hit theatres today as SC, HC refuse to stall screening

NEW DELHI: Two Sikh bodies on Thursday made unsuccessful attempts in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court to stall the release of the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, which would hit theatres across the nation on Friday. Both the top court and the High Court rejected the respective pleas of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak

In the villages of Punjab and Haryana, the day of Vaisakhi is full of colors and vibrancy. High point of Vaisakhi celebrations in villages is the performance of traditional folk dance bhangra and gidda by men and women respectively. COMMENTSSikhs celebrate this very important day of their religion with joy and devotion. They take an early bath, wear new clothes and visit the neighborhood gurdwara to participate in the special prayer meet marked for the day. After a special ardas of kirtans and discourses kada prasad is distributed amongst all present. Later, people sit in rows to relish the langar and served by kar sevaks or volunteers. Major celebrations of Vaisakhi are organized at Golden Temple, Amritsar. Most Sikhs strive to visit Golden Temple on the occasion.

Happy Baisakhi 2018: History and celebration in India

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival is celebrated as the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Khalsa Panth. History of Baisakhi traces its origin from the Baisakhi Day celebrations of 1699 organized by the Tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh to form Khalsa – Brotherhood of Saint Soldiers to fight against tyranny and oppression. It is

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Harsimrat asks Nitish to pitch for exempting Langar from GST

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and requested him to support her demand for exempting langar’ from imposition of GST in the GST Council for all gurdwaras in the country. Harsimrat Badal, who met the Bihar chief minister in Delhi, said Nitish Kumar has asked his finance

Captain announces 25 lakh grant for development of Sikh Regiment Centre

Captain announces 25 lakh grant for development of Sikh Regiment Centre

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a special grant of Rs 25 lakh for the development and upgrade of the Sikh Regiment Centre (SRC) at Chandimandir. The chief minister made the announcement during the Baisakhi Lunch 2018, hosted by the Sikh Regiment at the Khetarpal Officers’ Institute (KOI) at the Chandimandir Military

SGPC annual budget today at Teja Singh Samundri Hall

SGPC annual budget today

SGPC annual budget today. The SGPC is all set to present its annual budget for 2018-2019 on Friday. Besides, “dharma prachar” (propagation of Sikh religion), health and education, the GST could be the topic of discussion during the meeting scheduled to be held at Teja Singh Samundri Hall. With focus on promoting education and Sikh

SGPC to ban plastic bags starting April at Darbar Sahib

SGPC to ban plastic bags starting April at Darbar Sahib

SGPC to ban plastic bags starting April at Darbar Sahib. The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee on March 15 announced to impose ban on the use of plastic bags for carrying Karah Prasad inside the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib from April 1. As per an estimate, plastic bags weighing to 26.5

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