SGPC

  • 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...
  • SC agrees to hear plea on constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Act August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 under which a separate committee was formed to manage the affairs of the Gurdwaras in the state. The formation of a new committee had sparked a bitter tussle between the...
  • Kurukshetra: HSGPC workers march towards gurudwara, indulge in clashes with police August 2, 2014

    Kurukshetra: The newly formed Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) workers indulged in clashes with police n Kurukshetra on Saturday. The altercation happened when the HSGPC workers were marching towards the gurudwara. There has been a controversy over Haryana's move to create a separate Gurudwara Management Committee in the recent past....
  • 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 27, 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...
  • Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the SGPC issue: SAD July 27, 2014

    In connection with the ongoing tussle over the new Gurudwara Committee Act passed by the Haryana Government, Shiromani Akali Dal Spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, "we cancelled the meet after Akal Takht directive. Hope the new Haryana Governor will look into the issue." ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BJP's Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana's Governor with a view to end SGPC impasse July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over a separate Gurudwara Committee for Haryana has taken a new turn. Veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki on Friday was appointed the Governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia who completes his tenure on Saturday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the...
  • SAD threatens to protest if Hooda does not take back Haryana SGPC act July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The fight between Haryana and Punjab over the control of gurudwaras has intensified with the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government not willing to listen to the Centre, insisting that the new Haryana SGPC Act is here to stay. Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the other hand is threatening...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 25, 2014

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  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • 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: Punjab-Haryana 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. ...
  • Punjab government must resolve SGPC issue with Haryana: Manish Tewari July 25, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Punjab government must resolve the SGPC issue with the Haryana government. He said, "If Punjab government has any issues/misunderstandings then they must resolve it amicably with the Haryana government." The Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn July 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: 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. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to quit at a rally...
  • Haryana objects to assembly of SGPC supporters in state July 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana government on Wednesday objected to the reported convergence of Amritsar-based SGPC supporters in the state gurdwaras alleging that they were planning to forcibly retain possession of the shrines following the row over separate Haryana SGPC. According to Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, Amritsar-based SGPC supporters had converged...
  • 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...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...
  • SGPC condemns Britain's role in Operation Bluestar February 5, 2014

    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday condemned the recent revelations about Britain's advisory role in Operation Bluestar. "The Sikh community never expected this from a country that is popular for human rights," he said. ...
  • 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 CNN-IBN showed how bags and pressure cookers were allowed...
  • Punjab CM meets Prime Minister, seeks mercy for Bhullar April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking clemency for Khalistani terrorist and 1993 blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, whose mercy petition was turned down by the Supreme Court. "We have submitted a memorandum to...
  • Security stepped up after SC rejects Bhullar's plea April 15, 2013

    Chandigarh: Security was on Sunday stepped up across the Punjab in the wake of uneasy calm among the radicals after the apex court had rejected the petition of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to commute his death sentence. The deployment of police have been increased by mobilising Punjab Armed Police...
  • Bhullar issue: Badal, Sukhbir to meet Manmohan Singh April 15, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday, in connection with the death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar case. "Both Badals will meet the Prime Minister tomorrow to seek commutation of death sentence of Bullar to life...
  • Bhullar verdict is 'death of democracy': SGPC April 12, 2013

    Amritsar: Reacting sharply to the Supreme Court's verdict on Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday said the judgement was "the death of democracy". "There are two kinds of laws in India. One kind of law is for the Sikh minorities and the other...
  • 'Ponty-Hardeep shootout not over Delhi farmhouse' November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A self-confessed mediator in the alleged property dispute between liquor and real estate baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep said on Monday that the shootout in which the two killed each other was not actually over the Chhattarpur farmhouse. Delhi SGPC chief Paramjeet Singh, a close relative of...
  • The Last Word: Is honouring Gen Vaidya's assassins disrespect to the army? October 11, 2012

    In a controversial move the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday honoured the killers of former Army Chief General AS Vaidya in the Golden Temple, calling the Khalistani terrorists Sikh martyrs. ...
  • SGPC honours ex-Army Chief Gen Vaidya's killers October 10, 2012

    Amritsar: In a controversial move the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Wednesday honoured the killers of former Army Chief General AS Vaidya in the Golden Temple, calling the Khalistani terrorists Sikh martyrs. Even as a debate is raging over the raising of a Blue Star memorial in Amritsar and...
  • SGPC condemns attack on Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar October 2, 2012

    Lieutenant General KS Brar, the man who led Operation Blue Star in 1984, came under attack from four "burly, bearded" men on Sunday night. He said that CCTV footage and a mobile phone from the crime scene could help police find the men who attacked him at his London home. The Scotland...