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Members of the Sikh jatha in Amritsar on Friday before leaving for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sikh pilgrims leave for Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Every year, the Pakistan government had been granting visas to 2,500 Indian Sikhs. But this year, the list was shorter at 883 due to the Covid pandemic.
Jagir Kaur being felicitated after she was elected the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president in Amritsar on Friday. She replaces Gobind Singh Longowal, who remained the SGPC chief for three years.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Jagir Kaur being felicitated after she was elected the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president in Amritsar on Friday. She replaces Gobind Singh Longowal, who remained the SGPC chief for three years.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Bibi Jagir Kaur elected Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:29 PM IST
To head apex gurdwara body for third tenure after getting 122 of the 143 votes, defeating opposition candidate Mithu Singh Kahne Ke
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers raising slogans and blocking the road at the Golden Gate on Friday in response to the farmers’ bandh call.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Total bandh in Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar and Bathinda against Centre’s farm bills

Hindustan Times, Amritsar/Patiala | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Shops shut, traffic hit in Punjab cities as people stay home in response to bandh call by farmer organisations; security up across the state
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

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
Devotees taking part in the religious procession at Golden Temple on Wednesday morning.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Devotees taking part in the religious procession at Golden Temple on Wednesday morning.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Covid norms forgotten as hundreds take part in nagar kirtan in Amritsar to mark 416th Parkash Purb of Guru Granth Sahib

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Ignoring district administration, SGPC’s appeal to devotees to watch live telecast of the procession amid pandemic, hundreds turned up without maintaining social distancing or wearing masks
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COVID-19 outbreak: Golden Temple won’t be closed, devotees to be screened from today

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Medical staff of SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital along with teams of the health department will carry out the screening at one of the most visited religions shrines in the world.
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Ex-Akali minister Garcha, brother join Dhindsa camp

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 10:05 PM IST
The Garcha brothers slammed SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, his wife Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and former minister Bikram Majithia, accusing them of using the party for their personal gains.
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Coronavirus scare: Footfall remains unaffected at Golden Temple, Kartarpur Corridor

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Two positive coronavirus cases have been detected in Amritsar
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HOLA MOHALLA Phase 1 of celebrations begins at Kiratpur Sahib

Hindustan Times, Kiratpur Sahib | By HT Correspondent, Kiratpur Sahib
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The Phase 1 will continue till March 7 after which Anandpur Sahib will be the centre of celebrations for three days from March 8 to 10.
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DISCUSSION ON BILL: Punjab jails mired in a mess, not reforming inmates: Randhawa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The minister said this while taking part in a discussion on ‘the Punjab Prisons Development Board Bill, 2020’ which was later passed by the House.
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1 lakh daily footfall at Golden temple, no precautions in place against coronavirus

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The footfall surges to 1.25 lakh on weekends. There has been no reduction in the rush due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, claim authorities.
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Badals in cahoots with Capt, their buses still plying without permits: Dhindsas

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Gurbani telecast rights: Bajwa seeks Akal Takht’s intervention

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Capt govt conspiring to weaken Sikh institutions, says Sukhbir

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal offering siropa to SAD Taksali leader Amarpal Singh Bony during a protest rally against Punjab government at Rajasansi in Amritsar on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal offering siropa to SAD Taksali leader Amarpal Singh Bony during a protest rally against Punjab government at Rajasansi in Amritsar on Thursday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Fissures within Akali Dal in Ajnala after Bony’s ‘homecoming’

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:15 PM IST
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SGPC pays 1crore to CA, Sukhbir’s firms get free service: Dhindsa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2020 11:11 PM IST
Notice announcing the ban at the Golden Temple complex.
Notice announcing the ban at the Golden Temple complex.

Shooting of TikTok videos on Golden Temple premises prohibited

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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.
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TIKTOK VIDEOS Akal Takht warns of ban on mobiles inside Golden Temple

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:23 PM IST
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day discourse concludes amid protests in Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:13 PM IST

Make your stand clear on CAA: Dhindsa Jr to Sukhbir

By Avtar Singh, Chhajli (sangrur)
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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Work to set up first Sikh varsity outside India on in US city

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Taksalis did not consult me before declaring Sidhu as CM face: Dhindsa

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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STATUTES ROW: SGPC backs Sikh bodies’ demand

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:38 PM IST
The Pakistan government has denied visa to a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) delegation to visit Nankana Sahib(PTI File Photo)
The Pakistan government has denied visa to a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) delegation to visit Nankana Sahib(PTI File Photo)

SGPC panel denied visa to visit Pakistan’s Nankana Sahib

Hindustan Times, Punjab | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Following the vandalization and threats received by the Sikhs living in Pakistan, the apex gurdwara body decided to send a delegation to Nankana Sahib to take stock of situation and express solidarity to the Sikh living in the neighbouring country.
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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
Former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar(File photo)
Former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar(File photo)

Former SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar passes away

Chandigarh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 08:36 AM IST
He was one of the longest serving presidents of the SGPC, an apex religious body of the Sikhs.
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SAD leaders hit back at Dhindsa, say he’s not even a party member

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal flanked by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Gobind Singh Longowal and former minister Daljit Singh Cheema polishing shoes as(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal flanked by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Gobind Singh Longowal and former minister Daljit Singh Cheema polishing shoes as(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Sukhbir Singh Badal leads Akalis in doing seva at Golden Temple to mark party’s 99th Foundation Day

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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