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Ferozepur ‘sacrilege’:Cops zero in on lynching suspects after registering FIR

A day after a 25-year-old man was lynched for alleged sacrilege at Bandala village in Ferozepur, the police have registered a cross first information report (FIR) and have zeroed on some suspects

A day after a 25-year-old man was lynched for alleged sacrilege at Bandala village in Ferozepur, the police have registered a cross first information report (FIR) and have zeroed on some suspects.
Updated on May 06, 2024 07:56 AM IST
ByGaurav Sagar Bhaskar

Man thrashed to death in Ferozepur village over alleged sacrilege

According to a complaint filed by Lakhvir Singh of Mahalam village, Bakhsish Singh of Talli Gulam village had visited the gurdwara in Bandala village.

A 25-year-old man was hacked to death with swords by a mob, allegedly after he tore off the pages of Guru Granth Sahib in a village in Ferozepur. (HT File)
Updated on May 05, 2024 07:20 AM IST
By, Ferozepur

QR codes to help SGPC keep track of Guru Granth Sahib’s holy saroops

SGPC to print QR codes on holy scriptures to maintain digital records after 328 saroops went missing in 2020. Employees can avail foreign leave, build UPSC academy.

SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami addressing mediapersons in on Sunday. (HT)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Ahead of LS polls, Kaler’s arrest shifts focus back on sacrilege cases

Pardeep Kaler was arrested by a team of the crime investigation agency (CIA) of Faridkot police from Gurugram, Haryana, on Friday and is presently in the custody of Faridkot police till Monday.Kaler was purportedly seen during the consecration ceremony of Ram Temple in the pictures that went viral on social media.

With the arrest of one of the three absconding Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda national committee members, who cops claim was one of the key conspirators in five sacrilege cases of 2015, the politically sensitive cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib are back in the spotlight just ahead of Lok Sabha polls. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 08:08 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Guest column: Correcting fault lines to frame Sikh narrative based on Gurbani

Returning to the teachings of the Gurus and saints is crucial for Sikhs to uphold values of humility, human rights, and service, diminishing talk of Khalistan. The Sikh population in Canada is over 2% and the conflict between the Indian and Canadian governments has led to visa issues. The Sikh community must not fall prey to anti-Sikhism and remember the legacy of Guru Teg Bahadur.

Hardworking Sikhs who went to British Columbia as lumber labourers and continue to do so till date. (Photo sourced from FB)
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 07:02 AM IST

HSGMC polls: Only Keshdhari, Sabat Surat Sikhs to have voting rights

The decision was taken following the reports that deredars (people who have faith in other sects) are also applying for voting rights in HSGMC elections, said Bhupinder Singh Assandh, president of the ad hoc committee of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee

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Updated on Oct 20, 2023 07:52 AM IST
By, Karnal

Executive meet: SGPC to establish press in US to publish ‘saroops’ of Guru Granth Sahib

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami also informed that as per the demand of the Sikh community in Australia, the SGPC will ship 220 holy saroops as per maryada.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 01:18 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Damdami Taksal publishes traditional interpretation of Guru Granth Sahib

The Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal has published 16 volumes of interpretations of Guru Granth Sahib, titled 'Shiromani Damdami Steek'.

Akal Takht jathedar Giani Raghbir Singh releasing Guru Granth Sahib's complete interpretation in 16 volumes at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Tuesday. (Sameer Sehgal /HT)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:59 AM IST
By, Amritsar

Unidentified persons booked for sacrilege in Gurdaspur

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) also took a note of the incident and condemned it

A team of Sikh preachers has been sent to the village to take stock of the situation, said the SGPC.
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 12:31 AM IST
By, Gurdaspur

Jalandhar bypoll: Bhagwant Mann slams SGPC president for campaigning for SAD candidate

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has condemned Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Harjinder Singh Dhami campaigning for SAD-BSP candidate for the upcoming Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll

Mann asked how far it was justified that Harjinder Singh Dhami, the president of SGPC campaigned for the SAD. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 09:48 PM IST
By, Chandigarh

High court to examine legal sanctity of Akal Takht ‘hukamnamas’

The high court bench of justice Sandeep Moudgil passed the order after the counsel of a complainant of an FIR registered for hurting religious sentiments had submitted before court that as per the ‘hukamnama’ issued, it is only Guru Granth Sahib which is to be worshipped as sole Guru and it was on that account that the FIR was registered by the Amritsar police.

Punjab and Haryana high court has said it would examine the legal sanctity of ‘hukamnamas’ (edicts) by the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, and other provisions of the law which bars any individual from preaching Sikh religion as a follower. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 02:04 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

2015 Kotkapura police firing: Punjab govt gives nod to prosecute Badals, 6 others

Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal are among eight accused who have been given permission to be prosecuted in the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case. The Punjab home department gave its nod to prosecute the accused under Section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The FIR was registered on the recommendation of the Justice Ranjit Singh commission report. Two Sikh protesters were killed in the firing at Behbal Kalan during a protest against the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

SIT head LK Yadav entering in the Faridkot court. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 01:58 AM IST
By, Faridkot

Amritpal Singh: Arrest or surrender? Conflicting versions emerge

Videos on social media show Amritpal walking inside the gurdwara before making a brief speech and later coming out to surrender.

Even as the Punjab Police claim that pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh was arrested from Rode village in Moga on Sunday morning, villagers and people who were with the ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief said he surrendered.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 03:35 AM IST

Sacrilege cases: All 8 accused appear in court, Ram Rahim via videoconferencing

Three interlinked FIRs were registered in 2015. First FIR was registered on June 2, 2015 which is regarding theft of ‘bir’ of Guru Granth Sahib from Burj Jawahar Singh Wala village on June 1, 2015. The second FIR was registered on September 25, 2015, after derogatory posters were put up at Bargari and third FIR was registered on October 12, 2015 as torn pages of a ‘bir’ were found scattered near Bargari gurdwara

During the first hearing of the case, on April 5, 2023, production warrants were issued to Ram Rahim while notices were issued to the rest to appear in the court. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 02:45 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Canada’s oldest Vaisakhi parade held in Vancouver after three years of Covid-enforced gap

Vancouver city welcomed back the nagar kirtan with nearly 250,000 thronging to attend the parade. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Ross Street Gurdwara in Vancouver to take part in the celebration

The main float at the Khalsa Day parade in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday. (Source: Khalsa Diwan Society)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 02:04 PM IST

Punjab DGP reviews security at Talwandi Sabo on Baisakhi eve

Police chief Gaurav Yadav visits town for second time this week amid speculation that Sikh radical leader Amritpal Singh may surface at shrine in Bathinda district; Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh has asked Sikhs to converge at Takht Damdama Sahib in large numbers

Punjab Police personnel checking vehicles near Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo town, 35km from Bathinda, on Thursday. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 03:34 PM IST
ByVishal Joshi

Punjab CM dedicates Guru Teg Bahadur museum to people in Anandpur Sahib

Says ninth guru of Sikhs, who founded the holy town of Anandpur Sahib, was the epitome of socialism and secularism as he sacrificed his life for the sake of preserving human rights in the country

CM Bhagwant Mann in Anandpur Sahib. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:23 AM IST
By, Anandpur Sahib

Kotkapura firing case: SIT urges people to share additional info on April 6

The Punjab police’s special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing incident on Monday invited people to share any additional information related to the case on April 6

The Punjab police’s special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 Kotkapura police firing incident on Monday invited people to share any additional information related to the case on April 6.
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 12:56 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Don’t let the Amritpal saga damage the future of Punjab

The radical preacher’s sudden appearance, alleged ties to Pakistan, dramatic escape, and video leaks raise unanswered questions.

Unlike Bhindranwale, Amritpal cannot command any significant section of the street. There were only a handful of people who came out to protest in his support. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2023 09:44 PM IST

Bullet-hit Guru Granth Sahib kept on display at Golden temple

It will be kept on display at Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Baba Gurbakhsh Singh near Akal Takht Sahib from morning to evening.

Giani Rajdeep Singh, granthi (Sikh priest) of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on Thursday performed the service of adorning the holy scripture (PTI file)
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 12:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Guru Granth Sahib flown out of Afghanistan. Blessed, says Hardeep Singh Puri

The three copies of Guru Granth Sahib will be taken to Guru Arjan Dev Ji Gurdwara in the Capital’s New Mahavir Nagar and the Afghan Sikhs will go to a hotel until further arrangements.

Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and V Muraleedharan and BJP leader Sardar RP Singh receive the copies of Guru Granth Sahib brought from Kabul. (PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 24, 2021 12:25 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

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

SAD (Democratic) chief says the Akalis also did not expect Harsimrat Badal’s resignation to be accepted

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa(HT photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

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)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 05:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By

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

Nihang injured in action outside shrine, devotees inconvenienced due to barricades put up overnight

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)
Published on Sep 15, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By

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

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.

Randeep Hooda in a still from Extraction.
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 08:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

KOTKAPURA FIRING: SIT records statements of four Sikh preachers

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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Published on Mar 17, 2020 10:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByParteek Singh Mahal

Bargari sacrilege:Sikh bodies demonstrate outside Cong Patti MLA’s residence seeking justice

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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Updated on Mar 15, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

Behbal Kalan incident: Capt meets victims’ families, assures speedy probe

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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Published on Feb 25, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Badal tried to blackmail people emotionally at Sangrur rally: Brahmpura

Hitting back at former Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal for his utterances at a rally in Sangrur on Sunday, former MP Ranjit Singh Brahmpura on Tuesday said he (Badal) attempted to blackmail people emotionally.

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Updated on Feb 04, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By, Amritsar

GOLDEN TEMPLE ‘HUKAMNAMA’ SGPC mum over TV channel claiming exclusive right of telecasting audio

Despite being informed about Facebook blocking Golden Temple’s daily ‘hukamnama’ (edict) audio shared from its official website, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) is silent over a private TV channel claiming exclusive right of telecasting the audio.

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Published on Jan 11, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By, Amritsar
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