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Aligarh Muslim University students take out march against BJP’s attempt to polarize society by saffronization 28 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
Aligarh, UP, India: Hundreds of students of Aligarh Muslim University today took out a march against a program planned by Hindutva bodies, including RSS, ABVP and BJP. They described the proposed function as an attempt by BJP leaders to “polarise” society and claimed that Raja Mahendra Pratap’s name was being misused to “encroach” upon the autonomy of the central university. The BJP leaders have planned to celebrate the birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap, one of the land donors to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus, in front of the main gate of the campus on December 1. Addressing the rally, the...-
Amidst reports of 39 killings, Sushma Swaraj denies any concrete information on ‘40 missing’ in Iraq 28 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
New Delhi, India: India’s minister of External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today said that there is no concrete proof or information regarding either the safety or killing of the 39 Indians kidnapped in Mosul (Iraq) in June. Addressing the Rajya Sabha on 40 Indians, mostly Punjabis, abducted in Iraq, Sushma Swaraj said: “We have information from six different sources that the 39 Indians kidnapped in Iraq in June have not been killed.” “It is my responsibility to continue with the search on the basis of statements of these 6 sources,” Swaraj added. Swaraj was responding to Congress’ allegations that the government has not...-
Gippy Grewal shares ZaidAliT’s video against eve-teasing; Punjabi singers/actors need to introspect 28 Nov 2014 | 3:21 am
Chandigarh: Punjabi singer and actor Gippy Grewal today shared a video by a YouTube entertainer ZaidAliT. The short video (1:28 minutes) highlights the problem of eve-teasing and crimes against women. Video titled: “This needs to stop! Let’s make a difference together” shows that a groups of boys follows a girl, stop her and starts to harass her. A boy pulls the girl from her shoulder but finds out that it was his sister. Suddenly his accomplice holds the hand of his sister. They body pushes back his accomplice saying “she is my sister”. The group of eve-teasers was left shocked. A text...-
ABP Sanjha shuts down operations as Badal controlled cable tv refused to accommodate channel 28 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
Chandigarh: A Punjabi news channel ‘ABP Sanjha’ yesterday announced shut down after it failed to get space over FastWay a cable tv network controlled by Punjab’s ruling regime. ABP Sabha, a venture of ABP (Abhinav Bharti Patrika), was started in 2012. [File Photo] ABP Sanjha had requested space over FastWay – the largest Cable TV network in Punjab. The channel was available on ‘Dish’ but it was not provided space over cable tv network. ABP Sanjha’s head of human resource department, Satyaki Bhattacharya, made an announcement that the channel all operations of ABP Sanjha were shut down. Earlier Day and Night news channel had...-
Sikh clergy can’t summon Sidhu, say scholars 27 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Even as the demand that Akal Takht should initiate action against former Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for alleged distortion of “gurbani” is gaining ground, most of the Sikh intellectuals say a “patit” (apostate) Sikh could not even be summoned by Akal Takht as it was against Sikh “rehat maryada” (code of conduct).
Former Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti said any Sikh who either cuts or colours his hair could not be summoned to Akal Takht. He also felt that Akal Takht should not be dragged into a political battle like this.
SGPC executive member Karnail Singh Panjoli said...
Sikh devotees from Europe visit Sultanpur Lodhi 27 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
Jalandhar, Punjab: Nearly 15 Sikhs from three European countries today visited Sultanpur Lodhi and took bath in the holy Bein. The nationals of France, Germany and England, who have adopted Sikhism and are here to attend a religious discourse, visited the place, which is important as it was here that Sikhism originated.
The members of the group took bath in the rivulet for about half an hour after which, they went to Nirmal Kutia, where environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal has set up a Sikh museum.
Kirpal Singh from Germany said he had taken to Sikhism since the past 20 years and he was...
Gurdwara row: Sikh bodies challenge edict 25 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
Abohar, Rajasthan: The “trustees” of Gurdwara Buddha Johad (Raisinghnagar), who were sacked by Akal Takht today, held a meeting of Sikh organisations at a gurdwara in Sriganganagar. They challenged the edict against the Trust and asserted it was not applicable in Rajasthan since the Trusts in the state were affiliated with Rajasthan Dev Sansthan Board.
Taking exception to the way they were forced out of historic gurdwara Buddha Johad, the outgoing trustees submitted a memorandum to the district police chief. They sought legal action against the “erring” persons. They threatened to launch an agitation in the near future.
Akal Takht had constituted a...
Confusion ends, Gurpurb on Dec 28, says Akal Takht 25 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
Amritsar, Punjab: Akal Takht today announced that Guru Gobind Singh’s birth anniversary (Gurpurb) will be celebrated on December 28 as per the amended Nanakshahi calendar. Earlier, the Sikh clergy had decided to celebrate Gurpurb on January 7.
“We have received a number of e-mails, saying preparations for celebrating the event on December 28 had already been made,” he said, clarifying that he was in favour of making the necessary amendments in the calendar so as to clear all confusion once and for all. He said he had already suggested setting up a panel comprising experts and Sikh intellectuals to resolve the issue.
Radical Sikh groups close ranks 25 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
Chandigarh: Alarmed at reports of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spreading its wings in the state’s villages and establishing links with various deras, radical Sikh groups, such as the Dal Khalsa, Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) and Khalsa Panchayat, have decided to close ranks to the counter the rising influence of the RSS in Punjab.
The Delhi Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Paramjit Singh Sarna and Sikhs for Human Rights have decided to back the radicals. Representatives of these groups held a meeting here last week. Former IAS officer Gurtej Singh, who had resigned in protest against Operation Bluestar, said the rise in...
Sikh scholars discuss Nanak’s teachings 24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
Chandigarh: Historians and Sikh scholars have advocated a strong move to translate the message of Guru Nanak Dev to promote harmonious and peaceful co-existence, locally as well as globally. This was decided on the second day of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Sikh Studies (IOSS), here today.
The scholars laid stress on the creation and promotion of a casteless society.
The Sikh scholars passed a resolution demanding that the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and Sri Akal Takht Sahib must revert to the original Nanakshahi Calendar in view of several distortions which had crept in due to frequent amendments in...
Harmandir Sahib Hukumnama : Fri 28 November, 2014
The beautiful one does not know the work of his own home. The fool is engrossed in false attachments. || 1 || As You attach us, so we are attached. When You bless us with Your Name, we chant it. || 1 || Pause || The Lords slaves are imbued with the Love of the Lord. They are intoxicated with the Lord, night and day. || 2 || Reaching out to grasp hold of our arms, God lifts us up. Separated for countless incarnations, we are united with Him again. || 3 || Save me, O God, O my Lord and Master shower me with Your Mercy. Slave Nanak seeks Sanctuary at Your Door, O Lord. || 4 || 29 || 35 ||