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Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh Submits list of 101 Sikh detainees to Akal Takht Jathedar 22 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Sikh rights crusader Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who had last year observed a fast for 44 days demanding the release of Sikh political prisoners, on Sunday submitted a list of 101 Sikh detainees to Giani Gurbachan Singh, appointed Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. Bhai Khalsa, along with his aides, met the Jathedar here during which he made an appeal to the Jathedar to take measures for the release of the Sikh detainees who have been languishing in jails despite the expiration of their terms.
Bhai Khalsa said he was accountable to the Sikh community over the culmination of his protest....
Sikh Network UK Sets Out Sikh Manifesto, Encourages UK Sikhs to Help Develop and Finalize 22 Oct 2014 | 1:34 pm
London, UK: A Sikh Manifesto will be published in January 2015 for the General Election and the next five years setting out specific demands of the Sikh community and the vision for British Sikhs. The initiative for a Sikh Manifesto was launched on Sunday 21 September. Many have commented positively about this development and made useful suggestions, based on which an outline Manifesto is being drafted. The Sikh Manifesto will be officially launched in January 2015 in the UK Parliament and we are keen to hold several consultation meetings in the South, Midlands and North in the next 3-4 weeks to...
Gurdwara in Belgium asked to close down 22 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
Belgium: The mayor of the town of Vilvoorde in Belgium, Hans Bonte, has ordered the closure of the local Gurdwara, Guru Nanak Sahib, for one month.
Belgian media Tuesday charged that the Sikh Gurdwara “appears to operate as a magnet for Indians staying in Belgium illegally”.
The Flanders news and radio VRT website said that during a recent police raid 11 illegal immigrants were discovered in the cellars of an empty building in the neighbourhood of the gurdwara in Vilvoorde which lies outside Brussels.
Bonte was quoted saying that: “This is the same hiding place used by people-traffickers who were convicted at the...
SGPC okays Rs 2 cr for J&K Sikh families 22 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: The SGPC executive committee has decided to extend a financial aid of Rs 2 crore to the Sikh families affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
The decision was taken at the SGPC executive meeting in Fatehgarh Sahib today. As per a release issued here, the amount to be provided to these families was decided on the basis of recommendations made by the sub-committee constituted to take stock of loss of life and property in the flood-hit state.
The beneficiaries have been divided into three categories. Those in the first category will receive Rs 1 lakh, second category Rs 50,000 and...
HSGMC: Warring sides expect support from new Haryana govt 22 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the BJP is all set to take over the reigns of power in Haryana, HSGMC leaders hope the party will protect their interests and not harm the newly constituted separate gurdwara panel in that state. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), however, expects the new Haryana Government to scrap the Bill that led to its formation.
HSGMC president Jagdish Singh Jhinda said they hoped the BJP would not toe the line of the SAD as the latter had forged an alliance with the INLD against it in Haryana elections.
He opined the BJP would not want to earn the wrath...
HSGMC row: SGPC to take up matter with new Haryana govt 21 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: Though the Indian National Lok DalShiromani Akali Dal alliance has put up a dismal show in the Haryana assembly polls, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to ask the new BJP government to review the resolution passed by the previous Congress regime on the formation of a separate gurdwara management committee for Haryana.
Talking to HT, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, who was here to preside over an executive committee meeting, said since the BJP was SAD’s ally in Punjab, he was hopeful of pursuing the matter through the Punjab government. He said though the matter was...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Wed 22 October, 2014
The Words, the Teachings of the Holy Saints, are Ambrosial Nectar. Whoever meditates on the Lords Name is emancipated; he chants the Name of the Lord, Har, Har, with his tongue. || 1 || Pause || The pains and sufferings of the Dark Age of Kali Yuga are eradicated, when the One Name abides within the mind. || 1 || I apply the dust of the feet of the Holy to my face and forehead. Nanak has been saved, in the Sanctuary of the Guru, the Lord. || 2 || 31 || 37 ||