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- Makkar, Vedanti Talk Dera Matters (Tribune, Varinder Walia, May 26, 2007)
SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar today paid an unscheduled visit to the residence of Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti and held an in-camera meeting for about 15 minutes to discuss the Sikh-Sacha Sauda stand-off here today.
- Dera Premises Will Be Vacated By May 27, Says Sgpc Chief (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 24, 2007)
Why was there violence only in Congress-ruled States on Tuesday: Minister
SGPC criticises Dera chief's activities
Warns Congress against encouraging the Dera
- A Peaceful Shutdown (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 23, 2007)
The day-long Punjab bandh passed off peacefully today. However, a curfew-like situation prevailed in the state as educational institutions and shops and other business establishments were closed, bus services were suspended and roads wore a deserted look.
- Dera Row: Total Bundh Brings Punjab To A Halt (Deccan Herald, Rajesh Deol, May 23, 2007)
While the bundh was largely peaceful in Punjab due to heavy security deployment, tension prevailed in Ambala township in neighbouring Haryana where the Sikh protesters clashed with the police leading to a cane charge by the latter in which . . . .
- Religious Leaders Meet Dera Chief; Solution (Tribune, Kiran Deep, May 23, 2007)
The ongoing conflict between Sikhs and dera followers is likely to end tomorrow as the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has agreed to solve all issues without any further delay. A draft of the solutions to end the conflict has been prepared.
- Punjab Bandh Peaceful (Hindu, Sarabjit Pandher, May 23, 2007)
Educational institutions closed
Chief Minister thanks people for peaceful bandh
BJP lauds Badal for maintaining law and order
- Religious Heads Seek Public Apology From Dera Chief (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 22, 2007)
The stand-off between the Sikhs and Dera Sacha Sauda today took a confrontationist posture with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Avtar Singh Makkar and religious leaders today demanding a public apology from dera chief Gurmeet . . . .
- Dera Appeals For Intervention By President, Pm (Pioneer, Satinder Bains, May 22, 2007)
An atmosphere of lull before the storm prevailed in Punjab on Monday, a day before the Punjab bandh called by Akal Takht on Tuesday to press for stern action against Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, head of Dera Sacha Sauda who is in the eye of a storm . . .
- Trouble In Punjab (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, May 22, 2007)
It is extremely regrettable that the high priests of the Akal Takht should have chosen to play to the gallery rather than take a measured, responsible view of the agitation against the perceived act of blasphemy committed by Baba Gurmit Singh Ram . . . .
- A Sinister Plot (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, May 19, 2007)
It is extremely unfortunate that mischief-makers should be trying to unsettle the peace that prevails in Punjab within months of the Congress being voted out of power.
- 'Arrest Baba In 3 Days' (Tribune, Chander Parkash, May 18, 2007)
The Sikh clergy today issued an edict directing the Sikh Sangat to snap all ties, including social, religious and political, with Baba Ram Rahim Gurmit, head, Dera Sacha Sauda, and its followers.
- Thousands Of Sikhs, Dera Men In Standoff (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, May 18, 2007)
The rapidly escalating clashes between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and Sikhs in Punjab claimed its first victim on Thursday when one person was killed near Sunam in Sangrur district.
- Tension Mounts In Punjab, One Killed In Sangrur (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, May 18, 2007)
One person was on Thursday killed in a clash between Dera Sacha Sauda followers and Sikhs near Sunam in Sangrur district as tension mounted in Punjab after Sikh high priests called for a social boycott of the controversial religious group for . . ,
- Patil Assures Help To Tackle Punjab Situation (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 17, 2007)
Nothing should happen to hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community, says Home Minister
- Sect ‘Sacrilege’ Sparks Clashes In N India (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, May 17, 2007)
Tension prevailed in several towns of Punjab even as followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda in New Delhi and Patiala today clashed with Sikhs protesting against an advertisement featuring the controversial religious order’s chief attired in the garb . . .
- Peace Pact In Punjab After More Clashes (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, May 16, 2007)
The residents of Bathinda heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday as followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda agreed to lift a 36-hour dharna after a “compromise” with the district administration. Patiala Zone IG M.K.
- More Violence On Day Ii (Tribune, Chander Parkash, May 16, 2007)
As many as 20 persons, including seven policemen, four women, one press reporter, were injured when the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda clashed with policemen, camping in and around the local Circuit House, without any provocation here today.
- Sacha Sauda Chief’S Effigy Burnt (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 16, 2007)
Activists of various Sikh organisations here today burnt an effigy of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim and condemned the dera culture, in the wake of the yesterday's clash between men of the dera and SGPC members and workers of Sikh bodies in . ..
- 20 Hurt As Clashes Spread In Punjab (Hindu, Sarabjit Pandher, May 16, 2007)
Punjab remained tense for the second day on Tuesday as followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect and Sikh activists staged protest rallies and clashed with the police in many areas.
- Sgpc, Dera Men Clash: 12 Injured (Tribune, Chander Parkash, May 15, 2007)
As many as 12 persons were injured, two of them seriously, when activists of the SGPC and various Sikh religious bodies clashed with activists of Dera Sacha Sauda near the deputy commissioner’s office before noon here today.
- Sgpc Seeks To Bring Back Guru Govind Singh’S Plume (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 23, 2007)
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has now decided to bring kalgi (plume) of Guru Gobind Singh, which was taken away by Lord Dalhousie to the Albert Museum of London after annexation of Punjab into British empire.
- It Won’T Lead To Idol Worship (Tribune, Simranjit Singh Mann, Apr 22, 2007)
I have read with deep interest your report, “SGPC drops move to buy Duleep Singh’s bust” (“Tribune Impact”, April 15, 2007), in which your reporter says that due to the influence of The Tribune, the SGPC will not bid at the auction where . . . . .
- Badal, Kin Chargesheeted (Tribune, Maneesh Chhibber, Mar 14, 2007)
It all began with a simple question-answer session in Punjabi. What is your name and age? What is your father’s name? What is your residential address?
- You Haven’T Done Your Homework, Hc Tells Cbi Lawyer In Sajjan Case (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 09, 2007)
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now facing allegations that it is deliberately undermining its own appeal against the acquittal of Congress MP Sajjan Kumar and seven others by a Special Court in 2002 for the murder of a Sikh youth . . .
- Assembly Polls: Sad-Bjp Takes Early Lead In Punjab (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 27, 2007)
Initial trends have indicated a lead to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab with the party so far leading in 31 assembly seats as per the latest figures by the Election Commission.
- Punjab: Sad-Bjp Heading To Power (Rediff on the Net, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 27, 2007)
The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance is heading towards a clear victory in early trends, which show that they are leading in 73 of the 108 trends available in the counting of votes for 116 of the 117 seats of the . . .
- Faith Tilt No Ground For De-Registering Parties: Sc (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 06, 2007)
The Supreme Court has said that it cannot direct the Election Commission to de-recognise or de-register a political party on the ground that it takes part in religious activities.
- Prakash Singh Badal (Frontline, Sarabjit Pandher, Jan 03, 2007)
Interview with Shiromani Akali Dal chief Prakash Singh Badal.
- Great Past (Frontline, Sarabjit Pandher, Jan 03, 2007)
The Shiromani Akali Dal has a history of non-violent resistance to oppression before and after Independence.
- Legendary Leaders (Frontline, Sarabjit Pandher, Jan 03, 2007)
The Shiromani Akali Dal has been built by a long line of great leaders.
- Sikhs Head For The Barber And Turn Their Backs On Tradition (Times Online (UK), Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 25, 2006)
Western intolerance of religious symbols and a series of street attacks are prompting young men to shed their hair and turbans
- Not Through Violence (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 28, 2006)
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee is a respected, representative body of Sikhs to control the Harimandir Sahib and other important historical gurdwaras.
- Mystery Letter Threatens Blast At Golden Temple (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 06, 2006)
A letter claiming to be from Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba which threatens to blow up the Golden Temple has thrown police and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) authorities at the holy shrine into a tizzy.
- Reforming The Sgpc (Tribune, S.S. Dhanoa, Sep 17, 2006)
There seems to be a concerted move for reforming the prestigious Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
- Most Sang Out, Few Abstained (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 08, 2006)
Nearly a century back, Rabindranath Tagore in an ode to Vande Mataram wrote, "It was the silken thread which had woven the nation.
- Spirit Of Secularism: India Joins Vande Mataram Chorus (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 08, 2006)
Children in schools across the country and employees in offices rose to sing Vande Mataram on Thursday morning under a directive from the Union HRD ministry. But the day didn’t pass without minor scuffles and boycotts providing discordant notes . . .
- Singing Vande Mataram Makes India A Divided Nation (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2006)
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Vande Mataram is set to reverberate across lakhs of schools on Thursday, but the most jarring notes are the chasms and controversies created by HRD minister Arjun Singh’s decision to celebrate the anniversary of the . . .
- Most States Make Vande Mataram Optional Ahead Of Celebrations (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Sep 07, 2006)
A day ahead of celebrations to mark the centenary of Vande Mataram, most states said the singing of the national song in schools and colleges would not be compulsory even as BJP-ruled states made arrangements for its mandatory recitation in . . .
- Jharkhand Shadow Over Bjp's Meet (Hindu, NEENA VYAS , Sep 07, 2006)
Party may find it counter-productive to harp on Vande Mataram issue.
- Wadda Dera Case To Reopen (Tribune, S.S. Negi , Aug 29, 2006)
The Supreme Court today allowed occupants of the Dera Granth Sahib shrine at Jalal village in Bathinda district, popularly known as the Wadda Dera, to reopen their case against the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on its ownership and . . .
- Haircut: Sgpc Seeks Saudi Action (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 25, 2006)
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) today urged the Saudi Arabian authorities to probe racial hatred against Sikhs in the kingdom and the pressure being exerted on a doctor to "shave off his hair and take off his turban."
- Use Religious Places To Reform People: Kalam (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 18, 2006)
President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam urged that the worship places in the country should be used for reforming people. He was speaking at Nirmal Kuteya here today where he came on the invitation of Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal, the man behind cleansing of . . .
- Doctor Couple Remanded To Judicial Custody (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 14, 2006)
Owners of a private hospital in Patiala, Pritam Singh and his wife Amarjit Kaur, were arrested in connection with the recovery of 50 female foetuses from their hospital's backyard. They were remanded to judicial custody till August 26.
- Rediscover The Khalsa’S Values (Tribune, S.S. Dhanoa, Jul 23, 2006)
The general elections expected some time early next year in Punjab seem to be casting their spell on events in Punjab.
- Rioting In Surat As Muslims Protest Attack On Mosque (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 15, 2006)
Mobs in some Muslim-dominated areas of the city pelted stones and damaged vehicles in protest against yesterday’s attack on the Morcha Masjid mosque.
- Sgpc Secretary Joins Hands With Expelled Akalis (Tribune, Varinder Walia, Jul 08, 2006)
The SGPC today faced yet another unsavoury situation when its secretary, Mr Raghbir Singh, joined hands with expelled Akali leaders to stake claim for the party ticket from Rajasansi for the forthcoming Assembly elections.
- Tension In Golden Temple, Edict Against Akali Leader (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 03, 2006)
Head priests of the Akal Takht issued an edict on Sunday barring radical Akali leader Simranjit Singh Mann from religious functions after his supporters allegedly roughed up Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar . . .
- Politics Spoiling Tryst With Sikh Destiny (Tribune, Maj Gen (retd) Himmat Singh Gill, Jun 26, 2006)
THE quad-centennial martyrdom anniversary of Sri Guru Arjan Devji and all the commemorative events connected with it will soon pass into history.
- Tarn Taran Is 19th District Of Punjab (Tribune, Varinder Walia, Jun 17, 2006)
Tarn Taran was formally made the 19th district of the state to mark the 400th martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev here today.
- Martyrdom Day Festivities Draw Flak (Tribune, Varinder Walia, Jun 16, 2006)
Illumination of Darbar Sahib, which was founded by Guru Arjan Dev, on his 400th martyrdom anniversary has evoked mixed response even as the city of Tarn Taran overflowed with devotees and emotion with unusual fervour. Heads bowed to Darbar . . .
- Anti-Badal Leaders Set For Second Cross-Border Procession (Daily Excelsior, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 06, 2006)
Supporters and opponents of Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal are set to take out separate processions through Punjab in an apparent show of religious strength ahead of state Assembly elections.
- Quiet Moments At Dawn (Hindu, GUNVANTHI BALARAM, Jun 04, 2006)
Here's a monument that's an ode to indigenous craftsmanship.
- Deported Ex-Militant Says Khalistan His Life’S Aim (Indian Express, ANJU AGNIHOTRI CHABA, May 03, 2006)
To get Khalistan through peaceful means is the purpose of my life and I will struggle for it till the end,’’ said former militant Harpal Singh Cheema, who has been deported from San Francisco.
- Charles Promises Help To Bring Back Guru’S Artefacts (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 29, 2006)
Prince Charles of Wales today assured the SGPC of all possible help in bringing artefacts belonging to Guru Gobind Singh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which are lying in the British Museum, to India. He met SGPC leaders during his visit . . .
- Prince's Assurance To Sikhs (Hindu, Sarabjit Pandher, Mar 29, 2006)
Says Britain will consider returning important articles related to the lives of the Gurus When the weapons used by Guru Gobind Singh were shown to him, the Prince asked: "Was he a warrior?"
- Sonia’S Resignation Mere Drama: Badal (Tribune, Amarjit Thind, Mar 27, 2006)
The SAD chief and Punjab former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today claimed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi had quit her Lok Sabha seat only after coming to know that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam would not sign an ordinance to bail . . .
- Straight Road From The Golden Temple (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Mar 25, 2006)
In the daily prayer (ardas) of all devout Sikhs which is recited at the beginning and end of all tasks and all important functions there is reference to only one place .
- Ban Religious Processions (Deccan Herald, Khushwant Singh, Mar 25, 2006)
As usual Sikhs of Delhi took out a procession on Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday.
- Sikhs Unsafe In Pakistan (Pioneer, Anuradha Dutt, Mar 25, 2006)
Secularism, by its very definition, hinges on a non-partisan approach to all religions.
- Pm To Flag Off Bus To Nankana Sahib Today (Tribune, Varinder Walia, Mar 24, 2006)
The unprecedented security umbrella on the eve of the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to his hometown here tomorrow has converted the holy city into a police . . .
- Pm Set To Flag Off Sikh Route To Pak (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 24, 2006)
Ever since the Partition, the Sikhs have been praying to the almighty, saying, “ Gurdhama de darshan didar, jina to panth nu vichoriya giya hai (grant easy access to shrines from which the Sikhs have been separated or denied obeisance).”
- Murder Of Justice (The Week, Suman K. Jha, Mar 11, 2006)
Everything has been said already, but as no one listens, we must always begin again." Justice V.S. Malimath began with this Andre Gide quote while outlining the roadmap for reforming the criminal justice system in . . .
- Sgpc Museum To Harm Sikh Interests (Tribune, S.S. Dhanoa, Mar 04, 2006)
The decision of the SGPC to set up a “Sikh Sangharsh Museum” in lieu of “Minar-e-Shahidan” is something that has the potential of harming the interests of the Sikhs in times to come much more than some of the earlier developments that were . . .
- Haryana Sgpc To Stage Dharna At Chatha’S Home ............. (Daily Excelsior, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 22, 2006)
The Haryana unit of Shiromani Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) will stage an indefinite dharna from tomorrow onwards at the residence of Haryana Agriculture Minister H S Chattha in Kurukshetra to demand the official constitution of the Haryana SGPC
- Indo-French N-Deal Not During Chirac’S Visit (Tribune, Rajeev Sharma, Feb 18, 2006)
As French President Jacques Chirac arrives here on February 19 on a two-day state visit to India, a host of bilateral agreements in the field of defence, space and education will be signed, but the Indo-US-type nuclear deal with France . . .
- Sgpc To Organise Major Centennials (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 16, 2006)
Events include 400th anniversary of martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
Nagar Kirtan to reach Lahore on June 12
Seminars to be organised in US, Canada, England
- Pm To Visit Pakistan For Sikh Event (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Feb 12, 2006)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted an SGPC request to attend a Sikh religious event it plans to hold at a gurdwara in Pakistan in June, SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar said on Saturday.
- Stop Processions (Hindustan Times, Khushwant Singh, Jan 21, 2006)
As usual, Sikhs of Delhi took out a procession on Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday. It was undoubtedly as great a spectacle as those in the years past: a mile-long file of men and women walking ten to twenty abreast.
- Kalam Seeks List Of Sikhs In Foreign Jails (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 04, 2006)
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has asked the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee to give him a list of Sikhs who have been languishing without trial in cells in foreign countries after being duped by travel agents.
- New Sgpc President (Tribune, S.S. Dhanoa, Dec 03, 2005)
By nominating Mr Avtar Singh Makkar as President of the SGPC, Mr Parkash Singh Badal has proved himself to be true to his reputation as the leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal that always had his ear to the ground.
- Sikhs From India, Pak Unite In Guru Ki Nagri (Daily Excelsior, Correspondent or Reporter, Dec 01, 2005)
Several thousand Sikhs from Pakistan and India, cutting across political and diplomatic barries, today gathered in this ‘Guru Ki Nagri’ to celebrate the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib.
- Sikh Procession Enters Pakistan (Deccan Herald, Satinder Bains, Nov 30, 2005)
Amidst the chanting of Gurbani and slogans of ‘Jo Bole So Nihal’, the gold palanquin, carrying the holy Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib, led by ‘Panj Pyaras’ (Guru’s five beloved), Tuesday, crossed the Wagah joint check post at the international border,.
- Psgpc Chief To Call Sarbat Khalsa (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 30, 2005)
Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (PSGPC) President Mastan Singh categorically stated that Sarbat Khalsa would be called for deciding the final place for the golden palanquin (Palki Sahib) brought to Nankana Sahib Gurdwara by the Delhi Sikh . .
- Palki Crosses Over To Pak (Tribune, Varinder Walia, Nov 30, 2005)
History of sorts was scripted when the bedecked special vehicle, carrying Guru Granth Sahib in the golden palanquin, was given the guard of honour by the BSF and Pakistani Rangers on both sides of the Wagah joint checkpost, respectively,
- Sgpc Chief Stays Away From Palki March (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 29, 2005)
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president, Mr Avtar Singh, stayed away from the golden palanquin march which reached here today from Delhi on its way to Nankana Sahib. None of the leaders or prominent workers from the . . .
- All Set For Indo-Pak Trade Fair (Tribune, Varinder Walia, Nov 28, 2005)
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh has stopped caste ‘Makkar’ as suffix
- New Sgpc President (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 24, 2005)
The election of Mr Avtar Singh Makkar as President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has come as a surprise. He was not among the front-runners for the post.
- Sgpc Jatha Leaves For Pak (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 11, 2005)
A 3000 strong ‘jatha’ of Sikh pilgrims sponsored by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today left for Pakistan by three special trains from here.
- Memorial To Bluestar (Tribune, S. S. Dhanoa, Jun 15, 2005)
The Shiromani Akali Dal Badal, it seems, has made it into an art to go for a tight rope walking in public affairs in Punjab. SAD threw open its doors to Hindus only recently. Perhaps the move upset some Sikh hardliners.
- Danger Sign (Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Jun 10, 2005)
Phoenix-like, the demand for Khalistan seems to have arisen from the ashes of Operation Bluestar.
- Haryana Govt’S Bill To Manage Sikh Gurdwaras (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, May 31, 2005)
The SGPC allege that the bill will dilute its authority and has accused the Congress of having a history of interference in Sikh religious affairs.
- Growing Intolerance (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, May 24, 2005)
By condemning the violence, Sikh organisations have taken the right stand
- Blasts Of Intolerance (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, May 23, 2005)
Terrorists target Delhi halls screening controversial film
- It’S Already A World Heritage (Tribune, Maj-Gen Himmat Singh Gill (retd) , May 08, 2005)
THE Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar is already a world heritage and priceless treasure. It needs no certificate from any agency, much less the UNESCO.
- Same-Sex Marriages Against Our Ethos (Tribune, Maj-Gen Himmat Singh Gill (retd) , Feb 02, 2005)
THE Bill on same-sex marriages slated for introduction in Canada shortly raises some disturbing questions on the necessity, legality and morality of the measure.
- A Happening Year (Telegraph, Khushwant Singh, Jan 01, 2005)
I wish my readers Merry Xmas and a happy 2005 with many Xmasses and new years to come. In my little family, we need no excuses to celebrate.
- Filth In God’S Abode (Telegraph, Khushwant Singh, Dec 04, 2004)
The arrest of the seer of Kancheepuram brings to light once more the sordid goings-on in places of worship.
- The Turban Issue Turns Knotty (Tribune, Harbans Singh Virdi, Nov 17, 2004)
Sikhs are at crossroads in France. The latest French law which bans conspicuous religious symbols and apparel in public schools has caused tension for Sikhs and ruffled their religious feathers.
- Teach Agriculture To Rural Students (Tribune, Inderdeep Thapar, Oct 07, 2004)
Why is it that agriculture as a subject has not been introduced at the school level? The geography of the region, with district-wise illustrations and detailed information about the types of soil, the crops which can be sown, the depth of the watertable
- Akali Dal Not Communal (Tribune, Manpreet Singh Badal, Sep 08, 2004)
Kuldip Nayar's recent indictment of the Akali Dal in these columns has hurt me. The Akali Dal is not a communal party. It has always had Hindus, Muslims and Christians as its members.
- Heritage, Arts In Neglect (Tribune, Simranjit Singh Mann, Aug 21, 2004)
Apropos your expose, “Tapestries removed from the court of Chief Justice,” (August 3), I think we sub-continental people have no respect for our arts and our past.
- The Sindhis, A ‘Vanishing’ People (Deccan Herald, Khushwant Singh, Jul 17, 2004)
I have a large number of Sindhi friends — a few Muslims but mostly Hindus and Sikhs who migrated from Pakistan after partition.
- Contentious Coverings (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jan 05, 2004)
THE recent move, endorsed by the French President, Mr Jacques Chirac, to ban the wearing of religious symbols in state schools has managed to unite the minorities there. A French commission said the Muslim headscarf, the Jewish skullcap and large crucifix
- And In Punjab, It’s Ex-Cm, His Son (Indian Express, Bajinder Pal Singh, Dec 02, 2003)
Amid high drama, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh closed in on his arch rival today. Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal and three of their associates were sent to jail on corruption charges after a Ropar court rejected
- Sangh Gives Nhrc Its Cec Treatment (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 01, 2003)
Just as it had done with the CEC during the polls, the Sangh Parivar slammed the NHRC today, ccusing it of being biased and partisan.
- Deciding The Line-Up (Hindu, Sarabjit Pandher, Jan 13, 2002)
A month away from the first `normal' polls in Punjab in two decades, the major parties are under pressure as they identify candidates and work out strategies.
- Rarewala: A Punjabi-Loving Gentleman-Aristocrat (Tribune, Roopinder Singh, Dec 16, 2001)
Gian Singh Rarewala has left a lasting impression on the region. Soft-spoken and suave, his was a multi-faceted personality.
- A Separatist Couple Turns Provider (Tribune, Reeta Sharma, Dec 12, 2001)
Kanwar Singh Dhami and his wife, Kulbir Kaur, had demanded a separate state of Khalistan for which they were tried in courts and the husband was held guilty under TADA.
- Sad Politics (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Dec 12, 2001)
Some would say it was just a bad fall at Amritsar and isn’t the fractured femur on the mend after the operation in New Delhi?
- Sgpc & Punjab Poll (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 29, 2001)
Elections to the Punjab Assembly early next year had a lot to do with the selection of the SGPC executive, including the president, on Tuesday.
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