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Gobind Singh Longowal re-elected SGPC chief

 Gobind Singh Longowal on Wednesday was re-elected as president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) during its annual general house meeting here on Wednesday.He will head the apex gurdwara body for the third time in a row after being elected as its chief for the first time in November 2017. Longowal’s name was proposed

Govt notifies election of SGPC office bearers, members

The Centre has notified the election of a 15-member executive body of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the apex body for the management of the holy places of Sikhs, with Gobind Singh as its president and Raghujit Singh as senior vice president.“In pursuance of the provisions contained in sub-rule (2) of rule 11 of the

SGPC asks farmers not to burn crop residue

SGPC asks farmers not to burn crop residue

Boosting up efforts of the Punjab government to protect the environment, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Tuesday asked the farmers not to burn paddy crop residue in the fields.Acting on the request of the state Agriculture Department, the SGPC said the preservation of clean and green environment is of foremost significance in view

SGPC objects to scene in Sacred Games Season 2 for disrespecting Sikhism

SGPC objects to scene in Sacred Games Season 2 for disrespecting Sikhism

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has expressed its displeasure at a scene in web series Sacred Games season 2 being shown on Netflix, in which Saif Ali Khan, playing a Sikh, insults the ‘kara’ he is wearing. In the scene, Saif Ali Khan removes his kara and throws it in the sea. SGPC Chief Secretary

Shiromani Akali Dal protests outside Afganistan embassy

Shiromani Akali Dal protests outside Afganistan embassy

Shiromani Akali Dal protests outside Afganistan embassy. Members of Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on Tuesday staged a protest outside Afghanistan Embassy in Delhi, condemning the Jalalabad attack. On Sunday, a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city killed at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus.Demanding protection for Sikh citizens in

Golden Temple to get gold plating on main entrance

Golden Temple to get gold plating on main entrance. The Golden Temple, also known as Darbar Sahib, is undergoing a gold plating work on the main entrance. The task is undertaken by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC). However, the main temple is all made of 24-karat gold, which is much purer than the 22-karat

Golden Temple lookalike row: Hunger strike enters second day

Golden Temple look alike row: Hunger strike enters second day

Golden Temple lookalike row: Hunger strike enters second day. The indefinite fast by United Akali Dal’s (UAD) general secretary Parshotam Singh Phaguwala outside Gurdwara Patshahi Nauvin Sahib at Bhawanigarh on Sunday entered its second day. Phaguwala has been observing indefinite fast to get Akal Takht Sahib’s June 20, 2009 Hukamnama (edict) implemented. The edict was

renaming Dayal Singh Majithia College Delhi

Longowal welcomes ban on renaming Dayal Singh Majithia College Delhi

President of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Gobind Singh Longowal welcomed the decision of the Government of India to impose a ban on renaming Dayal Singh Majithia Evening College in Delhi. In a press statement issued from the office of the SGPC office, Longowal said that the decision of the Indian government is correct, which has made

Veteran Akali leader Manjit Singh Calcutta cremated

Veteran Akali leader Manjit Singh Calcutta cremated

Amritsar –  Veteran Akali leader and former chief secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Manjit Singh Calcutta, who died yesterday, was cremated with full state honours here today. Calcutta died in a private hospital. He was not keeping well for the past few weeks. Prominent among those who were present at the cremation were Punjab Local Bodies

Veteran Akali leader Manjit Singh Calcutta passes away at 79

Veteran Akali leader Manjit Singh Calcutta passes away at 79

AMRITSAR: Veteran Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former chief secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Manjit Singh Calcutta died here on Wednesday. He was 79. He was not keeping well for the past few weeks and died at a private hospital here, his family members said. Calcutta is survived by his wife

Chief Khalsa Dewan president removed over objectionable video

Chief Khalsa Dewan president removed over objectionable video

Chief Khalsa Dewan president removed over objectionable video Amritsar – The century old charitable-cum- educational body, Chief Khalsa Dewan, has removed its chief Charanjit Singh Chadha after an objectionable video purportedly featuring him with a woman school principal went viral. Chadha, however, termed the clippings as “concocted” with a motive to tarnish his image in the

Won't tolerate persecution of Akali workers: Sukhbir

Won’t tolerate persecution of Akali workers: Sukhbir

Armritsar – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Thursday that the party would “not tolerate persecution” of its workers and fight against the “arrogant” Congress government. Addressing a large gathering on the 97th Foundation Day of the party here, Badal said a party office would be set up in Amritsar. Former chief

SGPC meeting at Doraha

The meeting of Shiromani Gurdwara parbandhak committee has started under President of SGPC Gobind Singh Longowal in the historic Gurdwara Sri Katana Sahib at doraha District Khanna on Tuesday. This meeting is attended by Executive Committee members, including SGPC office bearers. It is supposed that many important issues will be considered in this meeting by the

British govt should apologise for Jallianwala tragedy: London Mayor

British govt should apologise for Jallianwala tragedy: London Mayor

British govt should apologise for Jallianwala tragedy: London Mayor. Amritsar – The British government should apologise for the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday, calling it a tragedy one “must never forget”. Khan, whose grandparents were born in India and parents migrated from Pakistan to the UK, arrived in

SAD President hold the meeting with SGPC members

SAD President hold the meeting with SGPC members

SAD President hold the meeting with SGPC members Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal met more than 80 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) members on Thursday to take their views on the forthcoming elections to the post of President of the Committee. The SAD president held one to one meetings with

Akal Takht junks SGPC plea to extend Parkash Parv date

Akal Takht junks SGPC plea to extend Parkash Parv date

Akal Takht junks SGPC plea to extend Parkash Parv date. AMRITSAR: A plea submitted by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) seeking the extension of the date of parkash parv (birth anniversary) of Guru Gobind Singh was struck down by Akal Takht on Monday. Confusion has prevailed among the Sikhs over the date of birth anniversary

Dhadrianwale cancels Amritsar visit

Dhadrianwale cancels his Amritsar visit

Dhadrianwale cancels Amritsar visit. Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, who had survived an attempt on his life in May last year, has cancelled his three-day ‘Gurmat Parchar Samagam’ at Amritsar. The religious programme was scheduled from November 14.Talking to The Tribune today, Dhadrianwale cited the tense law and order situation in the holy city for

Nothing wrong in raising demand for Khalistan: SGPC Chief

Nothing wrong in raising demand for Khalistan: SGPC Chief

Arnritsar – Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar said on Thursday that “as per a Supreme Court ruling, there is nothing wrong in raising the demand for Khalistan’, a separate Sikh nation, and that “it is neither unconstitutional nor an offence”. Even as he belongs to Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD),

Istri Akali Dal to initiate ‘550 Saal Sehal Path De Naal’ programme

Istri Akali Dal to initiate ‘550 Saal Sehal Path De Naal’ programme. Chandigarh – Istri Akali Dal on Tuesday announced a ‘sehaj path programme termed ‘550 saalsehajpath de naal” to mark the forthcoming 550 birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in 2020 during the course of which the Istri Dalwill conduct statewide recitation of Guru Granth

War heroes to share space at Golden Temple museum

War heroes to share space at Golden Temple museum

War heroes to share space at Golden Temple museum. Indian war heroes belonging to the Sikh community will now share space with Khalistani militants who fought against the armed forces during and after Operation Bluestar, at a museum in the Golden Temple complex here.Giving rise to a paradoxical scenario, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is