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Badal trying to cover non-performance by launching Morcha: Congress

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 22:35

Punjab Congress on Sunday alleged that the ruling Akali Dal in a bid to cover "across-the-board non-performance and brazen corruption" in the government was now planning to launch "Morcha" on the issue of separate HSGPC.

Congress backs separate SGPC for Haryana

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:27

The Congress central leadership on Saturday came out in full support of Haryana in its face-off with the Centre on the creation of a separate SGPC, accusing the Narendra Modi government of encroaching on the autonomy of states.

HSGPC row: Haryana asks Rajnath Singh to withdraw Home Ministry letter

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 19:41

Hardening its stand over the setting up of a new board to manage Sikh shrines in the state, the Haryana government Saturday urged union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to withdraw his ministry`s letter to it, asking the state governor to withdraw assent to the bill for a new board.

HSGPC row: Akali Dal calls for mega Sikh conference July 27

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 19:05

Punjab`s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday announced it would hold a mega panthic conference (Vishal Panthic Ikath) of Sikhs from all over the world July 27 at Amritsar`s Golden Temple complex against the Haryana government`s move to set up a separate panel to manage gurdwaras (Sikh shrines) in the state.

It`s Haryana vs Punjab-Centre on row over separate SGPC

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 23:58

The row over a separate SGPC in Congress-ruled Haryana on Friday grew into a full-blown battle between the state on one hand and Akali Dal-BJP ruled Punjab and the Centre on the other as Haryana refused to accept Union Home Ministry`s directive to have a Bill in this regard withdrawn.

Punjab Budget 2014-15: Rehabilitation centres, skill development for youth

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:54

Focussing on youth, Punjab Budget 2014-15 has earmarked Rs 500 crore for skill development and Rs 100 crore for setting up rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in each district, while refraining from imposing fresh taxes.

SAD core committee opposes Haryana SGPC creation

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:03

Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday described the Haryana government`s move of setting up a parallel SGPC in that state as "direct assault" on the Sikh community, its history, traditions and spiritual values.

Akali Dal leaders to meet president over Haryana SGPC

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:08

Leaders of Punjab`s ruling SAD will meet President Pranab Mukherjee soon to protest against the recent bill passed by the Haryana assembly under which a new Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) would be set up.

Sukhbir Singh Badal meets Rajnath Singh over Haryana`s separate SGPC issue

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 22:31

Accusing Congress of trying to meddle in the religious affairs of Sikhs, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.

Akali Dal warns Congress over separate Haryana Sikh body

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 15:30

The Shiromani Akali Dal Monday warned the Congress against a conspiracy to weaken the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by trying to create a separate Sikh body to take control of gurdwaras in Haryana.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal urges Centre to set up probe panel for 1984 riots

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 00:29

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday urged the Centre to set up an inquiry committee to find out the "real reasons" of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and role of politicians and officials.

Badal to meet Narendra Modi with development plan for Punjab

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 16:11

Accusing the previous UPA government at the Centre of meting out "step-motherly" treatment to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday said he would soon call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a plan for the development of the state.