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Akal Takht jathedar expresses concern over drug addiction 25 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the Punjab government is patting own back over the success of its anti-drug campaign launched after the Lok Sabha polls, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh continues to express concern over drug addiction that has “ruined several young lives”.
In his customary message to the Sikh ‘qaum’ (community) on Diwali, which is also celebrated as ‘Bandi Chor Divas’ by them, the Jathedar asked the state government to take concrete measures to nip the problem in its bud.
“The Sikh community is associated with progress and hard work. But, I am afraid, over the years, drugs and liquor have affected...
‘Declare Sikhs killed in 1984 riots martyrs’ 25 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
New Delhi: A high-power delegation led by Gurmeet Singh Shunty, member and former general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), has asked Sri Akal Takhat Sahib that the Sikhs killed in 1984 genocide should be declared martyrs.
In a letter written to Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Shunty said Sikhs were killed in the riots as they kept their hair unshorn. They had preferred to be killed as Sikhs.
He said that the victims of the genocide have not got justice even after 30 years of the incident. If those killed are declared martyr, it will not only motivate the family...
6 hurt as Nihang groups clash 25 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Six persons were injured in a clash between two Nihang groups soon after the culmination of Fateh Divas organised to mark Bandi Chhor Divas celebrations at the Railway B-block ground today.
Members of a group led by Sher Singh Sodhi of Amar Shaheed Baba Jeevan Singh Dera (belonging to Panthic Dashmesh Tarna Dal) — located in the Saleem Tabri area of Ludhiana — allegedly opened fire at those of a rival group headed by Major Singh. The injured, all of whom belonged to the Major Singh group, sustained splinters injuries. They included three Nihangs — Amrik Singh and Balkar Singh,...
BJP leaders took stand against ’84 genocide says lawyer HS Phoolka 24 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
Bathinda, Punjab: Contrary to the claim of Congress Deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Captain Amarinder Singh, mentioning the involvement of the BJP leaders too in the 1984 Sikh genocide, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, HS Phoolka, who is fighting longest legal battle to get justice for victims of 1984 Sikh genocide said that only small time leaders of party had then joined the Congress and were involved in Sikh genocide whereas the BJP leaders, including former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Madan Lal Khurana and others took a strong stand against the genocide.
SGPC to stick to 12-minute fireworks display 24 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
Amritsar, Punjab: Unable to zero in on a “pollution-free alternative”, the SGPC is left with no option but to curtail the timing of fireworks at the Golden Temple complex on the occasion of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas.
Talking to The Tribune, Darbar Sahib manager Partap Singh said they had already reduced the duration of fireworks to 12 minutes. He said the SGPC had been looking for “smokeless firecrackers” for the past three years, but in vain.
It was in 2011 that the SGPC first reduced the time of fireworks from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. In 2012 too the fireworks display was...
Badal opens first phase of Golden Temple plaza 24 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
Amritsar, Punjab: On the eve of Diwali, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal dedicated the first phase of the Golden Temple plaza to the people, with the promise that his government was committed to making Amritsar a heritage city.
“The heritage city project is in the pipeline. Like all major projects, it will take time to put it on track. However, we have already begun the groundwork,” Badal told the media after inaugurating the plaza on Wednesday.
The CM, who was accompanied by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, said funds would be sought from...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Sat 25 October, 2014
O dear friend, know this in your mind. The world is entangled in its own pleasures; no one is for anyone else. || 1 || Pause || In good times, many come and sit together, surrounding you on all four sides. But when hard times come, they all leave, and no one comes near you. || 1 || Your wife, whom you love so much, and who has remained ever attached to you, runs away crying, Ghost! Ghost!, as soon as the swan-soul leaves this body. || 2 || This is the way they act those whom we love so much. At the very last moment, O Nanak, no one is any use at all, except the Dear Lord. || 3 || 12 || 139 ||