A local court on Friday sentenced a former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and four others to life imprisonment till death for killing a policeman who protested against eve-teasing of his daughter by them in a busy market place in 2012.
Alleging that Amritsar-based SGPC and SAD supporters are "occupying" Sikh shrines in the state, Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee leaders today said they will meet Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tomorrow seeking control of the Gurudwaras and eviction of their Punjab counterparts.
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.
Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar-based supreme religious body of Sikhs, on Monday demanded the removal of Haryana Governor and state`s Chief Secretary in the wake of formation of separate HSGPC.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the annual budget, would be set up in Amritsar, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here Friday.
Amid a growing controversy over the issue, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday said a committee set up by the state government on the issue of a separate managing committee for Haryana gurudwaras was in favour of a separate Sikh body for the purpose.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls in Punjab showed that the people were disillusioned with the SAD-BJP government and exuded confidence his party would form the next government in the state.
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The Five Takht Jathedars have pronounced religious punishment to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia for allegedly distorting the Gurbani while canvassing for BJP`s Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley.
Congress leader Amarinder Singh, who will be vacating Patiala (Urban) Assembly seat as he has been elected as MP from Amritsar, on Saturday said the decision on who will contest by-election from the constituency will be taken by the party High Command.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would maintain his house in Amritsar and remain in touch with the people here despite losing the Lok Sabha elections from the holy city, Union Minster Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Thursday.
Amritsar`s newly-elected MP Amarinder Singh Wednesday warned against the indiscriminate cutting of trees in the Punjab city in the name of road-widening and setting up of the Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), saying he would move court if this was not stopped.