Was never informed about re-conversions: Akal Takht

The supreme temporal body of the Sikhs Akal Takht on Thursday said it was never informed about the 're-conversion' of 128 people to Sikhism and the process needs to be "scrutinised".

Akal Takht backs 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition

Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Monday asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition 'Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31.

Akal Takht want a ban on Baba Ram Rahim's upcoming film

Akal Takht want a ban on Baba Ram Rahim's upcoming film Messenger of God.

AISSF writes to Akal Takht to take action against Navjot Sidhu

All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) president Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad has written a letter to Sri Akal Takht Sahib Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh seeking action against BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu in matter of committing desecration of Gurbani.

HSGPC asks parbandhak gurudwaras in Haryana to submit account books

The executive committee of the Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee directed managers of all parbandhak gurudwaras in Haryana to submit the account books and other records with it by August 2.

DSGPC president open to All India Act for gurdwaras

The president of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (DSGPC) Manjit Singh GK said on Monday that he has no objection if the All India Act is made and all the Gurdwara Committees fall under it.

Akal Takht restrains HSGMC office bearers from functioning

In a fresh directive, Akal Takht, the supreme temporal body of Sikhs, on Sunday restrained from functioning the newly elected office bearers of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).

Akal Takht steps in, Sikh leaders call off congregation

Congregations of Sikhs here and in Karnal against the formation of a separate Gurdwara Management Committee in Haryana were on Saturday called off after the Akal Takht`s intervention but Haryana Sikhs today went ahead with the election of office-bearers for the ad-hoc committee.

JS Jhinda elected Haryana SGPC chief

Despite opposition from Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Amritsar-based SGPC, the newly set-up ad hoc committee of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) Saturday elected state Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda as its first president.

SGPC row: Centre`s directive must be obeyed, says new Haryana Governor

As controversy raged over Haryana`s move to create a separate Gurdwara Management Committee, Governor-designate Kaptan Singh Solanki Saturday said the Centre`s directive against it "must be obeyed".

SGPC row: Sikh leaders call off congregations as Akal Takht steps in

Stepping into the row over creation of a separate Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the Akal Takht - the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion - on Saturday asked the warring factions to call off the planned Sikh congregations in Amritsar and Karnal tomorrow.

Governor gives assent to Haryana SGPC bill

Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia on Monday gave his assent to a new bill, passed by the state Assembly on Friday, for creating a separate management committee for Sikh shrines in Haryana.

SGPC row: Akal Takht cautions Haryana against Congress move

The highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, the Akal Takht, Monday opposed the move by the Haryana government to allow a separate committee to manage gurdwaras in the state.

Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia ordered to do religious penance

Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia ordered by the Sikh high priests to do religious penance at the five temporal seats (Takhts) of the Sikh religion after he distorted a religious hymn during a political event.

Punjab minister inserts Arun Jaitley`s name in `Gurbani`, triggers a row

Punjab Minister for Revenue and Public Relations Bikramjit Singh Majithia has triggered a row by `allegedly` distorting the "Gurbani" while canvassing for BJP`s Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley.

Bajwa seeks Akal Takht`s intervention in Punjab drugs racket

Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa has called on the Akal Takht to intervene in a drugs racket case, and also sought the resignation of state cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia on moral grounds.

Akal Takht upset over jail term to Lt Gen Brar`s attackers

The Akal Takht on Thursday described as `inhuman and harsh` a British Court`s sentencing of three Sikh men and a woman for carrying out a revenge attack on Lt Gen (retired) KS Brar in London.

Akal Takht, Sikhs honour kin of Indira`s assassin

Sikh groups Thursday observed the death anniversary of Beant Singh, one of the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1984, and honoured his son at a function held at the Golden Temple complex here.

Kin of Indira Gandhi`s assassins honoured in Amritsar

The kin of the two assassins of late prime minister Indira Gandhi, who was killed by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, were honoured by Sikh hardliners.

Akal Takht bans Guru Granth Sahib in homes with liquor bars

Akal Takht, the highest temporal body of the Sikhs, has ruled that the Guru Granth Sahib cannot be kept in homes which have bars or where tobacco or intoxicants are consumed.