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Day after Akal Takht reprimand, Sidhu apologises for wearing shawl with Sikh symbols

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu says many wear symbols of Sikhism on their turbans, clothes and even tattoos with pride, so he too wore them on the shawl unintentionally.
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The collage of pictures shared by Navjot Singh Sidhu with the shawl on his Facebook page.
Published on Dec 30, 2020 04:36 PM IST
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Sukhbir accuses BJP of creating communal divide to torpedo farmers’ protest

At party’s 100th foundation day at Akal Takht, SAD chief says still stands by Anandpur Sahib resolution for stronger federal structure
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (fourth from left) and other senior leaders besides Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur attending the bhog ceremony of the akhand path to mark the party’s centenary at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Monday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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Akalis lead farmer marches from Punjab to Chandigarh, want guaranteed MSP

Sukhbir, Harsimrat and Chandumajra lead kisan marches from Akal Takht in Amritsar, Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo and Takht Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib, respectively, to Chandigarh for handing over memorandum, addressed to the President, to Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore, appealing for a special session of Parliament to amend recent farm laws
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading the march from Amritsar to Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading the march from Amritsar to Chandigarh on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 11:53 AM IST
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SAD to hold 3-hour chakka jam on September 25, lead kisan march from three Takhts on October 1

SAD core committee presided over by party president Sukhbir Singh Badal decides to contact like-minded regional parties across the country to evolve a joint strategy and put up a united fight to get the farm bills revoked
Seeking revocation of the farm bills, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal will lead a farmer march from Takht Damdama Sahib, while SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal will lead the march from Akal Takht to Dussehra Ground, Mohali, on October 1.(HT file photo)
Seeking revocation of the farm bills, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal will lead a farmer march from Takht Damdama Sahib, while SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal will lead the march from Akal Takht to Dussehra Ground, Mohali, on October 1.(HT file photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Akal Takht acting jathedar publicly punishes SGPC chief over missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops

Senior vice-president Rajinder Singh Mehta removed from all SGPC posts for a year; committee staffers who tossed nihang’s turban summoned at Takht
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal along with other office-bearers doing(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal along with other office-bearers doing(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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From rail blockade to shutdown, Punjab’s farmers intensify agitation to mount pressure on Centre

PROTEST MODE Farmer groups to meet in Ludhiana on Saturday to chalk out protest plan for revocation of three agriculture bills passed by Parliament
Farmers agitating in Amritsar against the passage of the agriculture ordinances.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Farmers agitating in Amritsar against the passage of the agriculture ordinances.(Sameer Sehgal/HT file photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Now, PSGPC releases Nanakshahi calendar

Claiming its version as ‘original’, Pak gurdwara body urges Akal Takht to ensure unity on calendar issue
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Published on Mar 14, 2020 10:06 PM IST
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Akal Takht, SGPC release Nanakshahi calendar

The calendar has courted controversy among the Sikh community as the same events related to the Sikh Gurus were mentioned twice a year.
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Updated on Mar 13, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Former Akali Dal MP Gulshan joins Dhindsa Sr

Paramjit Kaur Gulshan has remained Lok Sabha member from Faridkot and Bathinda segments
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Published on Mar 07, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | BySachin Kumar, Bathinda

Coronavirus scare: Captain Amarinder Singh supports Akal Takht jathedar’s appeal to avoid crowded places

Captain said he will hold a meeting every Monday to review and deliberate on the recommendations of the group of ministers to be headed by local government minister Brahm Mohindra
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Updated on Mar 07, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Kartarpur corridor: Scuffle over releasing calendar carrying Imran’s image

The Nanakshahi calendar format was accepted by the SGPC general house and ratified by the Akal Takht in 2003 but was rejected by the apex gurdwara body in 2010 saying it needed to be amended.
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Published on Mar 06, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Give shelter to riot victims in Delhi gurdwaras: Takht

“It is a principle of Sikh religion to help and embrace whoever seeks shelter. The situation is sensitive in Delhi. The gurdwara managements should help the riots victims, irrespective of their religion, in this hour of distress,” says Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh.
Published on Feb 26, 2020 10:25 PM IST
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All-party team to meet PM on passport waiver for Kartarpur pilgrims: CM

House passes resolution in support of waiver of passport and $20 fee for Kartarpur pilgrims.
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh says that the condition of carrying a passport as identity proof is the main reason behind the low turnout of Indian pilgrims at the Kartarpur Sahib shrine, the last resting place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan.(HT file photo)
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh says that the condition of carrying a passport as identity proof is the main reason behind the low turnout of Indian pilgrims at the Kartarpur Sahib shrine, the last resting place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan.(HT file photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 11:17 PM IST
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Pak is safe, maximum Sikhs from India should visit gurdwaras there: Akal Takht jathedar

People of both India and Pakistan don’t need to fear visiting each other’s country. Pakistanis are loved by people in India, says the jathedar
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Published on Feb 24, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Badals in cahoots with Capt, their buses still plying without permits: Dhindsas

Accusing the Badals of being hand in glove with Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh, rebel Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and his MLA son Parminder Singh Dhindsa said the family’s businesses continue to grow even as the Congress has been in power in the state for three years.
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Published on Feb 23, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByHT Correspondent, Sangrur

Eye on SGPC polls, Dhindsas invite Panthic leaders at Sangrur rally

With an eye on the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections, rebel Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and his MLA son Parminder Singh Dhindsa have invited some ‘panthic’ leaders and SAD (Taksali) functionaries for the February 23 rally in Sangrur.
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Published on Feb 20, 2020 10:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByHT Correspondent, Sangrur

Sikh jatha led by Akal Takht jathedar leaves for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Evacuee Trust Property Board have invited Giani Harpreet Singh to attend a function being held to mark the anniversary of the massacre at the birthplace of Guru Nanak on February 21, 1921
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh (centre, first row) outside the Akal Takht secretariat in Amritsar before leaving for Pakistan on Wednesday for taking part in a function at Nankana Sahib.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh (centre, first row) outside the Akal Takht secretariat in Amritsar before leaving for Pakistan on Wednesday for taking part in a function at Nankana Sahib.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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Gurbani telecast rights: Bajwa seeks Akal Takht’s intervention

AMRITSAR Punjab panchayats and rural development minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa on Friday handed over a memorandum to the Akal Takht acting jathedar, Giani Harpreet Singh, seeking his intervention to end the monopoly on the live telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple.
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Published on Feb 14, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Glorification row: I am receiving threat calls, says Bittu

Ludhiana: Days after criticising Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh for “glorifying” assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu on Friday alleged he and his supporters have been receiving threat calls.
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Published on Feb 14, 2020 11:18 PM IST
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Shooting of TikTok videos on Golden Temple premises prohibited

The move came after devotees objected to TikTok videos shot on the Golden Temple premises to the tunes of romantic and vulgar songs went viral on social media.
Notice announcing the ban at the Golden Temple complex.
Notice announcing the ban at the Golden Temple complex.
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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TIKTOK VIDEOS Akal Takht warns of ban on mobiles inside Golden Temple

After another objectionable video shot inside the Golden Temple, made on mobile application TikTok, went viral on social media, Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on Friday warned of imposing a ban on carrying mobile phones in the Sikh shrine.
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Published on Feb 07, 2020 11:23 PM IST
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Muslims seek Akal Takht’s support in fight against CAA

A group of Muslims on Friday sought the support of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, in the their fight against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Under the banner of the Joint Action Committee, the group based in Ahmedgarh town of Sangrur district, submitted a memorandum addressed to the Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh in this regard.
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Published on Feb 07, 2020 11:21 PM IST
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Hardliners seek probe into Happy PhD’s killing

Paying tribute to Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) leader Harmeet Singh, aka Happy PhD, who was killed in Pakistan a week ago, Sikh hardliners on Wednesday sought probe into his murder by an independent agency. The “bhog” ceremony was held at Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal-managed Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj, Railway Colony, in Amritsar.
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Published on Feb 05, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day discourse concludes amid protests in Sangrur

The-three day diwan (religious discourse) by controversial preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale concluded on Wednesday at Gidrani village near Lehragaga town of Sangrur district amid protests in the area. Members of some Sikh organisations, who gathered at the local gurdwara of Kanakwal Bhanguan village, were stopped by the police when they tried to march towards the venue of diwan.
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Published on Feb 05, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Statues of folk dancers removed from Heritage Street

Amritsar Two days after Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered shifting of statues of folk dancers from the Heritage Street that leads to the Golden Temple, the structures were uprooted on Thursday. The statues were removed using ditch machines and then loaded onto a tractor-trailer with the help of crane by workers of a construction company engaged in a beautification project in the city.
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Published on Jan 30, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Taksalis did not consult me before declaring Sidhu as CM face: Dhindsa

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Published on Jan 24, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

STATUTES ROW: SGPC backs Sikh bodies’ demand

Blurb: The Akal Takht-formed panel to call on Amritsar DC today, submit report to jathedar in five days The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Thursday supported the demand of Sikh bodies for removal of folk dancers’ statues raised by the previous SAD-BJP government on Heritage Street in Amritsar.
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Updated on Jan 23, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

SAD(A) gives call for Punjab bandh on Jan 25

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Updated on Jan 14, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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More than 500 Sikhs face eviction from scheduled tribal block in MP

Post-1984, tribal land in Madhya Pradesh became home but now more than they are persona non-grata, staring at an uncertain future
Surendra Singh with his wife and three daughters amid the debris of their house that was demolished by the administration in the tribal-dominated Karahal tehsil of Sheopur district on the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border in December-end.(HT Photo)
Surendra Singh with his wife and three daughters amid the debris of their house that was demolished by the administration in the tribal-dominated Karahal tehsil of Sheopur district on the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border in December-end.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Sikhs are unsafe both in Pakistan and India, says Akal Takht acting jathedar

Terming the incidents “very unfortunate”, the head of the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs said here that such incidents have raised fear in the minds of members of the community where they live in a minority.
Sikh community people shout slogans during a protest against the aAttack on Pakistan's Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, in Jammu, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.(PTI file photo)
Sikh community people shout slogans during a protest against the aAttack on Pakistan's Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, in Jammu, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 02:28 AM IST
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