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Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind Singh Longowal along with other office-bearers doing(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Akal Takht acting jathedar publicly punishes SGPC chief over missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:17 PM IST
Senior vice-president Rajinder Singh Mehta removed from all SGPC posts for a year; committee staffers who tossed nihang’s turban summoned at Takht
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Amazon courts controversy again, sells toilet covers with Golden Temple pics

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) with Gobind Singh Longowal, who was re-elected president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal (left) with Gobind Singh Longowal, who was re-elected president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar on Wednesday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
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‘HINDU RASHTRA’ REMARK Akal Takht jathedar demands ban on RSS

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 06:30 AM IST
Attari: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Gobind Singh Longowal with SGPC members return after attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Kartarpur Corridor, at the India-Pakistan Wagah Post, about 35km from Amritsar, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Attari: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Gobind Singh Longowal with SGPC members return after attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Kartarpur Corridor, at the India-Pakistan Wagah Post, about 35km from Amritsar, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Never knew who Chawla was: SGPC chief on photo with Khalistani leader

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:14 PM IST
Chawla’s selfie with Longowal surfaced after leaders of the Akali Dal and the BJP had criticised Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu over his photo with Chawla which had also gone viral.
SGPC spokesperson and secretary Diljit Singh Bedi said Longowal had received Giani Gurbachan Singh’s resignation letter wherein he wished to be relieved from the post citing old age and health issues.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SGPC spokesperson and secretary Diljit Singh Bedi said Longowal had received Giani Gurbachan Singh’s resignation letter wherein he wished to be relieved from the post citing old age and health issues.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

SGPC emergency meet on Monday to take call on new Takht jathedar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 08:39 AM IST
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal said they will also consider the resignation of Giani Gurbachan Singh in the meeting.
Gobind Singh Longowal(HT File)
Gobind Singh Longowal(HT File)

Apex gurdwara body elections to be held on November 13

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 10:06 AM IST
Besides the president, a general secretary, senior vice-president, junior vice-president and 11-member executive committee are elected in the session held every year in November.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal chaired a meeting of the Sikh History Research Board, where this decision was taken on Wednesday.(HT File)
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal chaired a meeting of the Sikh History Research Board, where this decision was taken on Wednesday.(HT File)

SGPC to publish book on Sikhs kept in Cellular Jail during freedom struggle

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:56 AM IST
It will also publish books on the history of Sikh Morchas. Most of these books will be in Punjabi.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal (2L) during a press conference in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal (2L) during a press conference in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

SGPC against pardon to Sirsa dera chief in blasphemy case, says Longowal

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 09:24 AM IST
Says no plan yet to replace Akal Takht jathedar, to seek ‘holy city’ status for Sultanpur Lodhi, where the Sikh body plans parallel celebrations for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.
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Online donation platform launched for Golden Temple

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:52 AM IST
The new system will facilitate the donators to get the receipt with immediate effect.
SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal (3R) along with DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK (R) addressing a press conference at Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal (3R) along with DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK (R) addressing a press conference at Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

SGPC, DSGMC leaders meet to plan Guru Nanak birth anniversary celebrations

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 09:12 AM IST
Longowal said all Sikh organisations should be on board.
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal (R) and Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh (L) launching the ‘kar sewa’ at the Golden Temple Langar hall in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal (R) and Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh (L) launching the ‘kar sewa’ at the Golden Temple Langar hall in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

SGPC to form help cell for Operation Bluestar Jodhpur detainees

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 09:44 AM IST
The special cell will also extend legal aid to the detainees if need arises
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Revoke plea against relief to 40 kept in jail after Op Bluestar: SGPC to Centre

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:44 PM IST
Forty Sikh men, who were arrested from Golden Temple complex during Operation Bluestar in 1984, were kept in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) jail till 1989.
Longowal said the waiver will make the gurdwaras free from this financial burden and the amount, which was paid as GST, will be spent on social welfare.(HT File)
Longowal said the waiver will make the gurdwaras free from this financial burden and the amount, which was paid as GST, will be spent on social welfare.(HT File)

Centre waives off GST on langar, SGPC welcomes move

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 10:53 PM IST
The Punjab government has already waived off its share of GST on the purchase of langar items.
Former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar(HT File)
Former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar(HT File)

Former chief Badungar demands probe into removal of 500 SGPC employees

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 10:08 PM IST
The employees were handed out termination letters and were asked not to report at their place of posting from April 1 onwards.
“If the plant is established, it does not only hit the environment of the area, but also inject harmful chemicals into the ground water and air thereby causing the pollution,” Longowal says.(HT File)
“If the plant is established, it does not only hit the environment of the area, but also inject harmful chemicals into the ground water and air thereby causing the pollution,” Longowal says.(HT File)

SGPC writes to Sushma Swaraj on building of chemical plant near Australia gurdwara

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2018 10:13 PM IST
SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal has sought the minister’s intervention in stopping the planned construction of a gurdwara in Griffith city.
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