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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
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