Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee

SGPC demands ban on TV serial 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'

SGPC demands ban on TV serial 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Saturday demanded an immediate ban on TV serial "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", alleging that it has hurt the sentiments of Sikh community by portraying a series of blasphemous acts.

Sep 17, 2017, 14:48 PM IST

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.

Nov 05, 2016, 16:26 PM IST
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.

Jun 06, 2016, 09:08 AM IST
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.

Jun 04, 2016, 10:46 AM IST
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.

Mar 16, 2016, 20:00 PM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2016, 21:01 PM IST
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.

Nov 11, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

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.

Oct 27, 2015, 13:01 PM IST

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".

Oct 23, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

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.

Oct 16, 2015, 19:37 PM IST
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.

Sep 26, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2015, 08:31 AM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2015, 01:04 AM IST

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.

Apr 13, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

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.

Sep 19, 2014, 10:45 AM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2014, 21:26 PM IST

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.

Aug 22, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

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.

Jul 19, 2014, 00:04 AM IST

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.

Jul 17, 2014, 21:05 PM IST

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.

Jul 16, 2014, 19:41 PM IST