GURUDWARA

  • US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs image August 21, 2014

    Washington: Amidst increasing incidents of hate crimes against Sikhs, Gurdwaras in the US have decided to launch an intensive national campaign running into $5 million to improve the image of the community in America. Representatives from over 100 Gurdwaras in the US held a meeting here over the weekend to discuss...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • Maintain status quo on Haryana gurudwaras for now: SC to SGPC and HSGMC August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee and Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee to maintain status quo on the management control of gurudwaras in Haryana prevailing on August 7 at 2:30 pm. The court ruling means that out of the 52 gurudwaras in Haryana, the...
  • Kurukshetra: Police lathicharge Haryana SGPC members trying to take control of a gurudwara August 6, 2014

    Kurukshetra: As the row over the Haryana government's creation of a separate Gurudwara administration continues, the police in Kurukshetra on Wednesday resorted to lathicharge to control a group of people who had gathered outside a gurudwara to take control of it from the Amritsar based SGPC. The Haryana Shiromani Gurudwara...
  • Haryana SGPC to meet on Thursday to plan the control, custody of Gurudwaras July 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: There is no end to the row over the Haryana SGPC Act. The Haryana SGPC has called for a meeting on Thursday at Kaithal to work on a plan on how to take control of gurudwaras from the parent body. The Akal Takht, the supreme body of Sikhs, had restrained...
  • SGPC row: Truce between Haryana, Punjab after Akal Takht steps in July 26, 2014

    After Akal Takht stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana have decided to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. While the situation has been defused the long term problem of the legality of...
  • SGPC row: Punjab, Haryana Sikh rallies called off after Akal Takht order July 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. The Akal Takht has asked Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. Both Punjab and...
  • May review SGPC Act passed by Haryana government, says new Governor July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kaptan Singh Solanki has been appointed as the new Governor of Haryana amidst the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government. Solanki has now hinted that he may review the legality of the SGPC Act passed by...
  • Haryana vs Punjab: should states have different gurudwara committees? July 25, 2014

    The Haryana government passed a legislation earlier this month to create a separate HSGPC for the state, a decision which has angered the Punjab based SGPC which controls all the gurudwaras in the states of Haryana and Punjab.Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to resign and lead a...
  • Centre may take Presidential reference to resolve Punjab, Haryana SGPC row July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over a separate Gurudwara Committee for Haryana is intensifying every minute. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday. Sources say that the government may send a Presidential reference, which means that the Supreme Court will...
  • Tonight at India @ 9: PunjabHaryana fight over SGPC July 25, 2014

    Battle lines have been drawn between the Congress government in Haryana and the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab after the Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management committee for Haryana. ...
  • Akali Dal warns Congress over separate Haryana Sikh body June 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal on 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 gurudwaras in Haryana. The Akali Dal said the SGPC is an apex body for the management of Sikhs...
  • Temples, gurdwaras targeted in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy March 17, 2014

    Karachi: Angry mob attempted to set ablaze Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras in a southwestern Pakistan province over alleged desecration of a holy book in Sindh, local media reported on Sunday. Security personnel in the restive Balochistan province ensured that no damage was done to religious places belonging to the two...
  • Delhi: Sikhs protest against Rahul Gandhi's remark on 1984 riots January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara committee and Shiromani Akali Dal party members are holding a protest at the headquarters of Indian National Congress party at 24 Akbar road. The protest is against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comment over the 1984 Anti Sikh riots recently. "We want an SIT to probe...
  • Watch: Two Sikh groups attack each other with swords in gurudwara in Patna January 7, 2014

    Patna: Violent clashes have taken place during the Guru Govind Singh birth anniversary celebrations in Patna. Members of two factions of the Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee attacked each other with swords and sticks. Two people have sustained minor injuries in the incident. Though the situation is now under control, tensions still prevail....
  • Former editor Sunita Naik back to living on Mumbai streets September 20, 2013

    Less than a month after moving into the home of a couple, 65-year-old Sunita Naik, former editor of Marathi magazine 'Grihalaxmi', is back to living on the pavement outside a local gurudwara in Mumbai. Naik was offered shelter by the couple - Gregory and Christine Misquitta - at their home in...
  • Gurudwara vandalised in California; word 'terrorist' spraypainted on its wall July 31, 2013

    A Gurudwara in California has been vandalised and the word "terrorist" scrawled on its walls in an apparent hate crime, days ahead of the first anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting in Wisconsin. "The Sikh Gurudwara in Riverside was vandalised on the night of July 29 in an apparent hate...
  • Delhi Police meets SGPC to increase security across gurudwaras July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police official held meetings with the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) members to increase security across all the gurudwaras. The SGPC has also hired a consultant to guide them on ways to increase security. The move came after CNNIBN showed how bags and pressure cookers were allowed...
  • Delhi: Five youth arrested for robbing hired vehicles June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested five youths who were allegedly involved in robbing hired vehicles. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said Amit, 20, Aman Sharma, 20, Sushil Kumar, 22, Ajay Kumar, 23, and Yogesh Kumar, 20, were arrested on a tipoff. The five accused, hailing...
  • US Gurdwara shootout: Obama honours security personnel May 12, 2013

    Washington: The police officer who risked his life to save victims of the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootout in 2012 was honoured by US President Barack Obama at a White House award ceremony. Six people were shot dead while three others injured when gunman Wade Michael Page went on a shooting...
  • US: Elderly Sikh man assaulted outside gurudwara, 1 arrested May 8, 2013

    Washington: In a suspected hate crime, an elderly Sikh man has been brutally assaulted with an iron rod outside a Gurudwara in the US and was in a serious condition, as police arrested a person in connection with the incident. The incident happened outside a Gurudwara in Fresno which is...
  • US: Armed men rob California Gurudwara January 30, 2013

    Washington: Armed men barged into a Gurudwara in California City and took away the money from a donation box kept inside the complex, police said. According to the local Livingston Police in California, three robbers entered the Gurudwara through the front door early on Sunday morning. One of the men was...
  • Gurudwara refuses to hold prayer for Operation Blue Star hero January 21, 2013

    Panchkula: Defence officers are outraged after a gurudwara in Panchkula refused to conduct prayer ceremonies for Maha Vir Chakra winner Lt General RS Dyal, who died in 2012. The gurudwara, citing his participation in Operation Bluestar of 1984, refused to hold prayers for him. The gurudwara management told the General's wife...
  • India's corruption woes among top stories of 2012 December 4, 2012

    New York: India's corruption woes, the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's 100 centuries are among the top stories of 2012, according to a list compiled by Time magazine which chronicles the "highs and lows, the good and the bad" of the past year. As the year draws to...
  • Punjab: People offer toy plane seeking visa to go abroad November 25, 2012

    Talhan: What does a toy plane have to do inside a shrine? Well, if it is Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurudwara, the toy is at the heart of prayers of those who are seeking visa to go abroad. Strange it may sound though but this gurudwara in the tiny village...
  • US gurudwara shooting: FBI concludes probe November 21, 2012

    New York: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has said it has concluded its probe into the August shooting incident at a gurdwara in Wisconsin, and found there is no evidence that the attack was part of any ongoing threat to the Sikh community. "There is no evidence to suggest...
  • Delhi: 4 people injured as 2 Sikh groups clash November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Four people have been reportedly injured after a scuffle broke out between two Sikh groups at the Rakabganj Gurudwara in Central Delhi on Thursday. Reports said that a dispute between two Sikh groups turned nasty at the Gurudwara. Two people are said to be serious while 2 others have...
  • Obama wishes 'Happy Diwali', praises resilience of Sikhs November 13, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday wished people "happy Diwali" and "saal mubarak", as he praised the resilience of Sikhs in the aftermath of the tragedy at a Wisconsin Gurudwara this year in which six members of the community were gunned down. "To those celebrating Diwali, I wish you, your...
  • US: Suspicious man detained outside Oak Creek gurudwara November 2, 2012

    Washington: A suspicious man carrying ammunition and "strange writings" was briefly detained outside an Oak Creek gurudwara in the US state of Wisconsin, where a white supremacist had gunned down six Sikhs in August. "This happened last Sunday. The man was detained due to his suspicious activity outside the gurudwara....
  • Superstorm Sandy: Gurudwaras turn into shelter homes October 30, 2012

    Amritsar: As superstorm Sandy hit the US East Coast affecting millions of people, an international Sikh forum on Tuesday announced that gurudwaras in the country have been turned into shelter homes for the affected. American Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) said that arrangements have been made in Gurudwaras for providing food,...