The Akal Takht has once again stepped in to thwart the attempts of the members of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC – ad hoc) to take over the management of the historic gurdwaras in their state, which are under the Amritsar based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Despite being exhumed in February this year from a well in Ajnala, where they were dumped unceremoniously 157 years ago after being gunned down by the British during the Mutiny of 1857, a decent send off still seems to be a far cry for the skeletal remains of 282 martyrs of the Sepoy Mutiny.
If dreams could have wings, the desire of Amritsar residents to be airborne on magnetic PODS would certainly have come true by now. However, due to the delay on the part of the government to initiate work on the ambitious project inaugurated four years ago, the project almost stands shelved now.
Reacting to the fresh development, the Dal Khalsa has once again questioned Giani Gurbachan Singh’s wisdom in issuing such a directive.
Days after local bodies minister Anil Joshi gave ultimatum to the state government to withdraw advance tax being imposed on stocks of traders by Monday and warned of an agitation in case of government's failure to do so, BJP councillors and deed writers in the city joined forces with Joshi on Sunday to oppose the tax.
To get rid of her father, who objected to her relations with a youth of an adjoining village, a 20-year-old girl along with her lover and mother allegedly killed him with sharp-edged weapons and later tried to dispose of the body in a drain at Dult village under Dera Baba Nanak police station on Saturday night. The police have arrested the three accused in this connection.
The Punjab government has started a scheme to provide free bicycles to the children of construction workers in the state. Children of all those labourers, who are registered with the Punjab Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, would be eligible to avail of the benefit, Batala assistant labour commissioner Iqbal Singh Sidhu said here on Sunday.
The Akal Takht’s calling off Sunday’s Sikh convention of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) at the Golden Temple has brought relief to not only the police and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials but also the pilgrims, the tourists, and the general public here.
Eight months after one of its narrow side lanes collapsed when a truck tried to traverse it and ended up on the railway tracks below, the Bhandari Bridge, lifeline of Amritsar and the sole link between its walled city and the Civil Lines area, is yet to be repaired and widened amid increasing traffic
Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh issued a directive to Sikhs of Haryana, ruling SAD (Badal) and the entire Sikh community not to hold any kind of rally or convention on Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal by Haryana-based Sikh leaders.
Third heat-related death in recent days was reported in Amritsar on Friday.
The Batala small scale industry which was famous in the country for its machinery was already passing through a deep crisis owing to the policies of the centre and state government, but now country wide recession played the role of last nail in the coffin of Batala industry.
In an attempt to defuse the rising tension and end confrontation between the two Sikh groups over the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) issue, the Akal Takht on Saturday ordered the cancellation of the Panthic conventions that were to be held in Amritsar and Karnal. Punjab BJP in-charge hails decision
Defeating efforts by the Akal Takht to defuse tension, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar continues to spit venom at the fellow Sikhs who created a separate gurdwara body in Haryana.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka has welcomed the decision of the Akal Takht to call off the confronting Panthic conventions at Amritsar and Karnal.