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Kirpal Singh Badungar elected SGPC president

Sikh intellectual Kirpal Singh Badungar was on Saturday elected as the new president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini parliament of the religion, officials said.

Operation Blue Star 32nd anniversary: Pro-Khalistan, anti-govt slogans raised, prayers offered at Golden Temple

Operation Blue Star 32nd anniversary: Pro-Khalistan, anti-govt slogans raised, prayers offered at Golden Temple

Security has been strengthened at various locations in Amritsar in view of 32nd Operation Blue Star Anniversary today.

Priest who refused 'sirpora' to Punjab CM Badal transferred

Priest who refused 'sirpora' to Punjab CM Badal transferred

Balbir Singh, an ardasiya (prayer reciter), who refused the traditional 'siropa' (robe of honour) to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been transferred.

Golden Temple in Amritsar now only serves organic langar

Golden Temple in Amritsar now only serves organic langar

In a noble initiative, the Golden Temple community kitchen now serves organic langar to pilgrims.

Pro-gay rights Ontario premier honoured at Golden Temple

Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Canada's Ontario province known for her support for gay rights, on Sunday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandar Sahib and was honoured by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Several Sikh leaders detained ahead of march to Akal Takht

Several Sikh leaders detained ahead of march to Akal Takht

Radical Sikh leaders from in and around Amritsar in Punjab were arrested to prevent a religious showdown at the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday, police sources said.

SGPC cautions Sikhs against 'designs' of anti-social elements

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar on Tuesday cautioned Sikhs against the designs of some forces bent upon vitiating peace in the state.

Panj Pyaras demand removal of Jathedars of five Takhts

In an unprecedented development, the Panj Pyaras of the Akal Takht on Friday asked the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to remove the Jathedars of five Takhts (seats of Sikh religion), alleging that they had "created furore and restlessness in the community".

Protests over sacrilege continue in Punjab, 2 killed in clashes cremated

Protests over alleged sacrilege of Sikh holy book in a village here continued on Friday at various places in Punjab on Friday even as the two persons killed in a clash with police two days back were cremated amid tight security.

Dera chief pardon: SGPC urges Sikhs to accept Akal Takht move

Dera chief pardon: SGPC urges Sikhs to accept Akal Takht move

Amidst strong objection by Sikh leaders to the pardon granted to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by the Sikh faith's highest temporal seat, SGPC on Saturday urged the community to accept the decision, saying that the Akal Takht's supremacy cannot be challenged.

Delhi Sikh body sends 25,000 food packets to Nepal

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) on Monday sent 25,000 food packets to the quake-hit Nepal to help those affected there.

Samajwadi Party, SGPC send relief materials to quake-ravaged Nepal

The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) have sent relief materials, including food packets, water bottles and first-aid, to quake-ravaged Nepal.

SGPC, Sikh groups see red in Sikh-related films

Bollywood and other films showing anything to do with the Sikh religion or portraying characters as Sikhs are running into trouble with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, and other Sikh groups.

Former SGPC chief Talwandi is dead

Former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president and veteran Shiromani Akali Dal leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi died in Ludhiana on Friday, hospital sources said. He was 85.

Badal seeks PM's intervention in Maharashtra Sikh shrine controversy

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restrain the Congress government in Maharashtra from going ahead with its decision to reduce the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) representation in the Takht Hazur Sahib board.

Maharashtra Cabinet decides to reduce SGPC members in Nanded Takht Board

The representation of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in the Takht Hazur Sahib Board at Nanded will be reduced, with the Maharashtra Cabinet approving the report of Bhatia committee.

HSGPC row: Badal meets Modi as Haryana remains defiant

Upset at the controversy over setting up of a separate board to oversee Sikh gurdwaras in Harayana, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday to seek the central government`s intervention.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution against HSGPC

Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed by voice vote a resolution against setting up of a separate body in Haryana for managing the gurdwaras there amid dissent from the main Opposition Congress.

Badal accuses Cong of hatching conspiracy to form SGPC for Haryana

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday accused the Congress leadership of hatching a conspiracy to create a separate Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for Haryana and urged the Centre to stop the move "initiated" by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government.

Haryana SGPC move illegal, Congress wants to divide Sikhs: Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal termed the move of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Haryana government to set up a separate committee for managing Sikh shrines in the state "illegal and patently wrong" as well as "politically motivated".