Kamaldeep Singh Brar

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Panel formed by SGPC in 2015 to remove, appoint jathedars nowhere in sight
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Only one meeting of this panel was conducted, shortly after formation at Anandpur Sahib

Giani Gurmukh Singh removed as acting jathedar by SGPC
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The decision was taken by the executive committee at a meeting in Fatehgarh Sahib.

Canadian minister Harjit Singh Sajjan gets grand welcome at Golden Temple
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

SGPC wrote on the shield given to Sajjan, “SGPC feels proud while honouring Harjit Singh Sajjan who has played role in establishing unique existence and identity of Sikhs.”

In FB video, Jathedar alleges pressure from Badals to pardon Dera chief
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Both Badal and his son had claimed they played no role in the whole episode in which Akal Takht first issued pardon for the Dera head and then revoked it

No bouquets, no official welcome as Canadian minister arrives in Amritsar
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

“The Canadian embassy arranged vehicles for Sajjan to travel from airport to the Taj Hotel," said Deputy commissioner

Punjab: SGPC installs pictures of four ‘martyrs’ killed in 1986 police firing
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

They were killed while protesting against desecration of Guru Granth Sahib

Punjab: CM snubs, SAD, SGPC rush to welcome Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

"We are not concerned about the past of Harjit Singh Sajjan. We know he is a high dignitary and a Sikh. We will officially welcome Captain Amarinder Singh whenever he visits Golden Temple as the CM of Punjab."

Punjab: Congress MLA warns cops not to ‘disappoint’ his men
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

In a video gone viral, Congress MLA from Khadoor Sahib, Ramanjit Singh Sikki, is seen addressing DSP Goindwal Satpal Singh in which he threatens the police to not disappointment his 'men' or face music.

SGPC chides Amarinder Singh for ‘unwanted statement’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

“Captain Amarinder Singh should have avoided such statements," SGPC president Kirpal Singh Bhandugar said

Harike headworks repair: Punjab demands 10 days of extension for water closure, Rajasthan gives only four
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

It was the first time after 2005 that water closure was enforced for repair of Harike Headworks and two canals, Rajasthan and Ferozepur feeders, originating from it from March 27 to April 16.

Khalsa University V-C ‘quits’; successor named hours later
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Before polls, Amarinder had vowed to repeal varsity status granted in 2016.

Patti: No doctor at two de-addiction centres, OST, drug rehab centre
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The situation in Patti shows the enormity of the challenge the new government faces on the health front in its effort to end the drug menace.

SGPC panel lets off Badals in Punjab
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

The three-member SGPC committee which prepared the report has not found any involvement of Sukhbir, who is the president of SAD, or of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Unfazed by Captain Amarinder Singh’s return to power, Khalsa University ready to admit students
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Last year, Amarinder had vowed to undo its varsity status if it came up on Khalsa College land

SGPC passes Rs 1,106-crore budget; focus on education
Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A total of Rs 254 crore will be spent on Harimandar Sahib (Golden Temple) and some other historical gurudwaras attached to it.

Amritsar: Police, villagers in stand-off after raid on illegal mining site
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Cops wait for villagers to own up seized vehicles.

Punjab: Gurdaspur jail guards fire in the air as inmates go on rampage
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

The Gurdaspur jail administration has asked police to register a case against the inmates for rioting, causing damage to public property and interfering in government duty among other offences.

Amritsar: Navjot Singh Sidhu gets a tepid response on his first visit as minister
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Navjot Singh Sidhu is at the centre of the controversy following questions raised over his participation in the ongoing comedy television show by none other than Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Punjab: No objection over serving of liquor inside Gobindgarh fort, say officials
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

That government’s contract with Mayanagri (firm) for maintenance of the fort had received flak from activists.

In Ajnala, illegal sand mining goes unchecked
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

While the district administration and state police have been communicating on paper, illegal mining is going on unchecked.

AAP hurt us more in some seats than Congress: Bikram Singh Majithia
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Bikram Singh Majithia speaks on Shiromani Akali Dal’s defeat in Majha

After losing deposit in Majitha Himmat Singh Shergill, AAP’s Shergill echoes Arvind Kejriwal
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Confident of his victory, Shergill got only 10,252 votes, against 65,803 votes polled by SAD’s Bikram Singh Majithia and 42,919 by Congress candidate Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lali Majithia.

Punjab election results 2017: Majha goes back to old habit, votes for change
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

From Patti, Congress’ Harmander Singh Gill defeated four time MLA and cabinet minister Adesh Partap Singh Karion.

Punjab election results 2017: Gift to Rahul, Priyanka and Captain, says Navjot Sidhu
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

“Sukhbir Singh Badal and SAD have fallen flat because they made politics a profession," Sidhu said.

Punjab election results 2017: Patti rejects four-time MLA; Drug menace biggest issue, will fight it, says Harminder Singh Gill
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Gill said, “Our chief minister is willing to fight drug menace and thus it will not be difficult to curb supply of drugs.”

Pakistan boys held after Uri attack released: ‘Feels great to return home after such a long time’
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

The Pakistan boys were named in an Indian government dossier as having facilitated the “infiltration of a group of four Jaish-e-Muhammad cadre who carried out the Uri army camp attack”.

Punjab: Demonetisation hits micro-finance scheme
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Non-payment of instalments was the biggest issue at the village-level meeting of all the groups held at Ghariala village on Feburary 15. Most of the members in self-help groups are Dalit women

Drug De-addiction seminar in Patti: Absent heroin addicts miss daily ‘shot’ at life
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

A total of 917 addicts are registered at the OST centre in Patti. Usually, around 225 come in routinely to get their dose of Buprenorphine.

A Day at OST Patti: It’s rush hour in morning for another ‘shot’ at life
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Drug addicts line up at de-addiction centre in morning for their daily dose of Buprenorphine, meant to wean them away from heroin

Punjab: SGPC team probing SAD leaders for seeking Sirsa Dera support has no answers as yet
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Dera Sacha Sauda political wing leader Ram Singh gave a statement earlier this week claiming that SAD had asked the Dera for its political support in Assembly elections.

Was not in good health: Jathedar
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

However, he is still quiet on the party seeking the dera’s backing SAD candidates and the dera’s political wing at Bathinda on February 1.

Punjab elections: Congress worker injured in poll violence
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

The incident stopped voting for some time. Police booked around 20 people, including Desa and former sarpanch Sarbjit Singh.

Punjab polls: Patti votes, hoping for a solution to drug problem
Sun, Feb 05, 2017

In Patti town, there are 30,097 voters of which 21,681 reached polling stations.

Punjab polls: Security redeployment for elections leaves Rajoke, a border village exposed
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

With fears high that the political parties will try to buy off voters with money or liquor, villagers have taken it upon themselves to patrol their neighbourhoods.

Punjab elections 2017: Key Jathedar Gaini Gurmukh Singh warns SAD against Sirsa Dera’s support
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

Gaini Gurmukh Singh also attacked AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly announcing to construct a statue of Nirankari head Gurbachan Singh.

Punjab elections: ‘Hardliners’ on its side, AAP eyes Akali bastion of Majha
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

SAD leadership’s stand against Sikh hardliners has pushed party candidates on a slippery ground.