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Pullout won’t help SAD in state polls: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:17 PM IST
SAD (Democratic) chief says the Akalis also did not expect Harsimrat Badal’s resignation to be accepted
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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)

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

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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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Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee task force members using force to disperse Sikh protesters demanding action against culprits of the missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops outside Teja Singh Samundri Hall, the SGPC headquarters, in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee task force members using force to disperse Sikh protesters demanding action against culprits of the missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops outside Teja Singh Samundri Hall, the SGPC headquarters, in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Tension outside Golden Temple after SGPC uses force to disperse Sikhs protesting against missing Guru Granth Sahib saroops

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Nihang injured in action outside shrine, devotees inconvenienced due to barricades put up overnight
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Randeep Hooda in a still from Extraction.
Randeep Hooda in a still from Extraction.

Randeep Hooda broke his pledge for Extraction, apologised at a gurudwara after cutting his hair: ‘I was very heartbroken throughout the filming’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Randeep Hooda has revealed he had taken a pledge in front of the Guru Granth Sahib in Golden Temple that he will not cut his hair till the film Battle of Saragarhi reaches its conclusion. He had to break his pledge to step into his character in Hollywood film Extraction.
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KOTKAPURA FIRING: SIT records statements of four Sikh preachers

By Parteek Singh Mahal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:25 PM IST
They had earlier recorded their statements before the Justice Ranjit Singh commission, set up by the Capt Amarinder Singh government in 2017 to probe the sacrilege and police firing incidents.
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Bargari sacrilege:Sikh bodies demonstrate outside Cong Patti MLA’s residence seeking justice

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Led by Sukhdev Singh Phagwara, the Sikh activists sat in front of the road outside Gill’s residence at Ranjit Avenue here.
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Behbal Kalan incident: Capt meets victims’ families, assures speedy probe

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:25 PM IST
In response to concerns expressed by the families, the chief minister assured them that the probe by the STF would be completed in a time-bound manner. He also agreed to visit Behbal Kalan soon, according to an official release.
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Badal tried to blackmail people emotionally at Sangrur rally: Brahmpura

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:00 PM IST
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Pak ministers, clerics attend Gurpurb celebrations at Nankana Sahib

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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CONTROVERSIAL DISCOURSES: Sikh preacher Dhadrianwale, aide banned in UK gurdwaras

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Sikh bodies, gurdwara managements in UK urge Akal Takht to take strong action against him
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A devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (pond) at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)
A devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (pond) at the Golden Temple, Amritsar.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Inspirational Quotes by Guru Nanak Dev ji which are full of wisdom

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019:Guru Nanak Dev ji shared his life lessons with the world in Guru Granth Sahib which is regarded as a holy book for the Sikhs.
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Panj pyara's leading the procession from Gurudwara Rababsar Sahib to Gurudwara Sri Ber Sahib at Sultanpur Lodhi, India, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Panj pyara's leading the procession from Gurudwara Rababsar Sahib to Gurudwara Sri Ber Sahib at Sultanpur Lodhi, India, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

2-week SGPC celebrations kick off at Sultanpur Lodhi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sultanpur Lodhi, Sultanpur Lodhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:13 AM IST
Namdhari Sampardai Bhaini Sahib organised a special nagar kirtan, led by sect head Satguru Uday Singh, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. More than 30,000 devotees took part in the procession which was welcomed by local MLA Navtej Singh Cheema among others.
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Dakha bypoll: Once a voters’ favourite, AAP bites dust this time

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Its candidate Amandeep Singh Mohie secured 2,804 votes
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Devotees paying obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at Punjabi University in Patiala on Monday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN?HT)
Devotees paying obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at Punjabi University in Patiala on Monday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN?HT)

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: Special bus carrying rare copies of Guru Granth Sahib flagged off from Punjabi University

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 06:21 AM IST
The bus with rare manuscripts of Guru Granth Sahib will travel to different parts of Punjab and tour all five takhts in the coming days.
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Don’t misinterpret Punjab Police letter to CBI: Nanda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 01:12 AM IST
Nanda said the CBI was not handing over the files related to the Bargari cases back to the state, without which their local SITs hands were totally tied
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A police vehicle torched by anti-sacrilege protesters in Faridkot district’s Behbal Kalan village in October, 2015.(HT File)
A police vehicle torched by anti-sacrilege protesters in Faridkot district’s Behbal Kalan village in October, 2015.(HT File)

Bargari Sacrilege: Once handed over to CBI, probe can’t be withdrawn, court told

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:51 PM IST
The CBI cited a 1994 SC judgment saying withdrawal of consent for investigation by it would not apply to cases wherein probe is pending.
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Manjinder Singh Sirsa president of the DSGMC,SAD Leader Bikram Singh Majithia interacting with media persons​(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Manjinder Singh Sirsa president of the DSGMC,SAD Leader Bikram Singh Majithia interacting with media persons​(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Complaint by justice Ranjit Singh: Sukhbir, Majithia exempted from personal appearance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 02:42 AM IST
Justice Singh was heading a probe panel in sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab and subsequent firing by cops on Sikh protesters in 2015 and had complained of bringing disrepute to the commission by the duo in February this year.
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The nagar kirtan from gurdwara Nankana Sahib at Rupnagar on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
The nagar kirtan from gurdwara Nankana Sahib at Rupnagar on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Grand welcome for nagar kirtan from Nankana Sahib at Rupnagar

By HT Correspondent, Rupnagar
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:25 PM IST
The procession started from Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib on Friday morning and passed through Nurpur Bedi before reaching Rupnagar
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) party president Sukhbir Singh Badal.(AFP)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) party president Sukhbir Singh Badal.(AFP)

2015 sacrilege cases: Sukhbir Badal denies giving clean chit to anyone

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 01:57 PM IST
In a statement, Sukhbir Singh Badal said that his observations on the CBI closure report on the sacrilege case have been misquoted in a section of media and were taken totally out of context.
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Police vehicles torched by anti-sacrilege protesters at Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot in October 2015(HT File Photo)
Police vehicles torched by anti-sacrilege protesters at Behbal Kalan village in Faridkot in October 2015(HT File Photo)

4 probes and a dead end in Bargari sacrilege case

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2019 02:50 PM IST
After the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib on October 12, 2015, and subsequent firing on Sikh protestors in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in which two Sikh youth were killed, the then SADBJP government, faced with anger among the Sikhs, formed the SIT under ADGP (now DGP, Punjab Armed Police) IPS Sahota.
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The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation jointly serves as a national security agency and intelligence agency.(AFP Photo)

Bargari sacrilege case: CBI junks SIT findings, says no proof against Dera men

By Ravinder Vasudeva and Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, CHANDIGARH
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The CBI also claimed that there was no eyewitness to the theft of a ‘bir’ from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala gurdwara.
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File photo of a protest against inaction on Justice Ranjit Singh commission report on Bargari/Behbal Kalan Issue at Bhandari bridge in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal / HT File)
File photo of a protest against inaction on Justice Ranjit Singh commission report on Bargari/Behbal Kalan Issue at Bhandari bridge in Amritsar.(Sameer Sehgal / HT File)

Bargari sacrilege cases: Complainants move CBI court for copy of closure report

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 11:54 AM IST
The CBI has filed a closure report in the Bargari sacrilege cases after it failed to establish the involvement of the accused in the case.
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File pic of people who gathered at Kotkapura, Punjab, in in October 2018, to protest over Bargari sacrilege.(Gurpreet Singh / HT File Photo)
File pic of people who gathered at Kotkapura, Punjab, in in October 2018, to protest over Bargari sacrilege.(Gurpreet Singh / HT File Photo)

Bargari sacrilege probe: Punjab government likely to challenge CBI’s closure report in court

By Ravinder Vasudeva and Shailee Dogra | Hinudustan Timess, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Punjab Police’s bureau of investigation has written to CBI seeking copy of the report on the directions of Amarinder-led state government.
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A view of the building of Sikh Reference Library at Golden Temple in Amritsar(HT File Photo)
A view of the building of Sikh Reference Library at Golden Temple in Amritsar(HT File Photo)

Mystery over missing manuscripts from Golden Temple, books deepens

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 12:18 PM IST
The mystery has deepened with one of the library’s former directors alleging failure of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in preserving the repository after the operation 35 years ago.
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In a charge sheet filed in a court on Wednesday, the SIT said incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib were “a pre-planned handiwork of then deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, then director general of police Sumedh Singh Saini and Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda”.(HT Photo)
In a charge sheet filed in a court on Wednesday, the SIT said incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib were “a pre-planned handiwork of then deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, then director general of police Sumedh Singh Saini and Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda”.(HT Photo)

‘Arrest me if you can’: Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on sacrilege case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Faridkot
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 09:23 AM IST
Reacting to the SIT charge sheet, Sukhbir said Kunwar Vijay is working as a front man of the Congress.
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This time as well, Sidhu did not name anyone, but he reiterated no action has been taken so far against the SAD leaders who had a role in sacrilege incidents of 2015.(HTPhotos)
This time as well, Sidhu did not name anyone, but he reiterated no action has been taken so far against the SAD leaders who had a role in sacrilege incidents of 2015.(HTPhotos)

After ‘friendly match’ barb, Sidhu fires ‘collusion’ salvo

By Surjit Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:45 AM IST
Taking his differences with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to the next level, Sidhu on Friday had exhorted the people to defeat those “who are playing a friendly match” while addressing a rally in Bathinda in support of Congress candidate Amarinder Singh Raja Warring
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Bargari was the epicentre of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib soon after the Akal Takht’s pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for allegedly imitating Guru Gobind Singh.(HT Photo)
Bargari was the epicentre of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib soon after the Akal Takht’s pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for allegedly imitating Guru Gobind Singh.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amarinder Singh declares memorial for protestors, Rahul vows action against guilty

By Vishal Joshi | Hindustan Times, Bargari (Faridkot)
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 05:00 PM IST
Amarinder announced this during a rally at the village in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who vowed to punish those guilty of sacrilege.
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Priyanka charged the Badal government with patronising land mafia and the transport industry.(HT Photo)
Priyanka charged the Badal government with patronising land mafia and the transport industry.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Priyanka mocks Modi over radar remark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda/Pathankot
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Campaigning for party candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, the Congress general secretary said the desecration of scriptures during the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) rule in 2015 happened for political gain.
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