Surjit Singh is a correspondent. He covers politics and agriculture, besides religious affairs and Indo-Pak border in Amritsar and Tarn Taran.
Articles by Surjit Singh
The Punjabi diaspora, which has been demanding air service from Amritsar to Canada, expressed disappointment over chief minister Mann’s push for direct flights from Mohali airport to other countries
The Tarn Taran’s historic deori at gurdwara Darbar Sahib was partially demolished by hundreds of men permitted by the SGPC that led to outrage among devotees who prevented further damage to the structure
AAP MLA and former IPS officer Kunwar Vijay writes to Bhagwant Mann, alleging Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing cases not being pursued in “just manner” and influential accused trying to get off the hook
Daduwal demanded that Sukhbir Badal must be expelled from the panel on Sikh prisoners, saying that role of the SAD president has not remained in favour of the community during the previous SAD-BJP regime
Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol visited the segment last time in September 2020 when he met senior officials to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and other issues of his constituency
BySurjit Singh, Gurdaspur
The rare display of unity took place during a “panthic gathering” called by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at its headquarters Teja Singh Samundri Hall in Amritsar on the directive of Akal Takht, the highest Sikh temporal seat.
The SGPC has called the meeting of Sikh bodies on May 11 over the issue of the release of the Sikh prisoners
SGPC is going to cover the historic structure at the sacred place which is called Gurdwara Manji Sahib and related to Guru Arjan Dev, with a concrete slab and glass walls in the name of preservation.
AAP MLA Nijjar is being considered as a strong candidate and the CKD presidential election was viewed as a one-sided contest earlier
The Akal Takht jathedar said that the Patiala violence is nothing but polarisation of votes to garner support of a particular community during elections
The Akal Takht, which is the highest temporal seat of Sikhism, listened to various stakeholders from the community on Tuesday before reaching its decision against the US Sikh publisher
AICC Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Chaudhary has written to party president Sonia Gandhi, seeking disciplinary action against Navjot Singh Sidhu for trying to “portray himself above the party”
Senior advocate and former AAP legislator HS Phoolka on Friday released a video message, calling Punjab-based Panthic and splinter Akali groups to fight together for common issues of the Sikh qaum
Notably, an unknown person had made a sacrilege bid at the sanctum sanctorum in December last year. Prior to this, a person threw a gutka (handy book of gurbani) into the sarovar (holy tank) here. Recently, a woman was found smoking on the premises of the shrine. In view of these untoward incidents, SGPC resolved to install scanners at Golden Temple entrances
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh said that concrete action will be taken on the matter of the US publisher during the panthic gathering next month for distortion in gurbani
To win trust of Sikhs, Centre must correct wrongs by Congress regimes: Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh
Addressing a gathering during the concluding event of the 400th Parkash Purb (birth anniversary) celebrations of ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur at Manji Sahib Diwan Hall in Golden Temple complex, Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh no government has made any efforts to fulfil the promises made to Sikhs during Independence.
Former PCC chief Navjot Sidhu skipped a meeting held by Amarinder Singh Raja Warring during his maiden visit to Amritsar as the state Congress chief.
It was on Friday that Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh after receiving complaints from the Sikh community had issued directions to the SGPC --- which manages affairs of the holiest Sikh shrine --- to launch its own web channel for live-streaming the kirtan.
The row over exclusive rights granted by the SGPC for the live telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple to PTC, a channel owned by the Badal family, is not new. In a letter to the election commission in 2017, the PTC management admitted that the channel was owned and operated by the company whose majority share-holding was with SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal
The two bridges, to come up at a cost of ₹190 crore, will be built at Makora Pattan in Gurdaspur and Keeri Pattan in Pathankot district of Punjab
The bloody clash over a land dispute had claimed four lives, including that of sarpanch’s husband, at Phulra village in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Monday
Gurdaspur police have booked 14 persons, including a retired forest guard, for allegedly killing three persons in a clash that took place at Phulara village over a land dispute on Monday.
In its judgement issued on March 22, the HC had said the SGPC did not follow rules while dismissing then assistant secretary Gurbachan Singh, clerk Baaz Singh and helper Dalbir Singh.
The gold plating and marble surface of Golden Temple in Amritsar are losing their sheen, thanks to the rising pollution in the holy city. This has made the SGPC getting it cleaned frequently
The HC said the SGPC did not follow rules while dismissing then assistant secretary Gurbachan Singh, clerk Baaz Singh and helper Dalbir Singh
“Nobody should lease or sell land to Gujjars, fodder should not be sold to them and milk should not be purchased from them. They should be warned against grazing their cattle in the fields,”reads the resolution signed by village sarpanch and others.
BySurjit Singh, Amritsar:
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on Wednesday asked the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to launch its own channel.
The expenses exceed the revenue estimates of ₹958.45 crores in the SGPC budget for the second consecutive year
Heavy police force has been deployed at Anaitpura village after a clash that left two persons dead and several injured on March 22
Addressing the gathering, Mann invited people to attend his swearing-in ceremony at the ancestral village of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and take a pledge for the holistic development of the state and betterment of its people