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Governor gives assent to Haryana SGPC bill

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 15:47

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:30

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.

Akal Takht Jathedar asks SGPC to probe into clash

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 20:41

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh asked Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee to initiate a probe into Friday`s violence that took place inside the Golden Temple.

Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia ordered to do religious penance

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 21:21

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:26

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

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12:27

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

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:39

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 20:41

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 15:17

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 18:43

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.

Sunny Deol`s film runs into trouble

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 19:34

Bollywood star Sunny Deol`s upcoming movie `Singh Saab the Great` has run into trouble with the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which has objected to the title of the film.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Akal Takht asks Sarna to take back case

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 22:53

Akal Takht asked chief of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Parmjit Singh Sarna, to withdraw case against memorial in Delhi`s Rakab Ganj gurdwara for those killed in 1984 anti-Sikh riots.