Kamaldeep Singh Brar

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Row over Nanak Shah Fakir: Have become a soft target, says producer Harinder Sikka
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Harinder Sikka was excommunicated from the Sikh community Thursday for not abiding with Akal Takht directives saying not to release the movie Nanak Shah Fakir.

Row over Nanak Shah Fakir: Akal Takht Jathedar calls urgent meeting as demand to excommunicate Harinder Sikka grows
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh had ‘imposed ban’ on upcoming Hindi Movie Nanak Shah Fakir day on April 9.

‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ released, opposed, cleared: Why film on Guru Nanak Dev is at centre of row
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Kamaldeep Singh Brar explains the controversy over ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, a film SGPC now wants banned; SC ruled in favour of its release Tuesday.

Punjab govt waives off another Rs 156.12 crore loan of 26,998 farmers
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Captain Amarinder Singh pointed out that despite the massive financial crisis facing Punjab, his government was giving the maximum possible financial assistance to the farmers in terms of debt waiver relief up to Rs 2 lakh.

SGPC booklets by ex-chief blast same-sex marriages, women wearing jeans, skirts
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar has written a booklet on the subject of same-sex marriages, which is also available at the SGPC stall outside the Golden Temple. Some 50,000 copies of even this booklet have been published since March 2017.

Tears and grief at end of four-year wait: Caskets from Mosul flown home to Punjab
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Families of the Mosul victims started arriving at the airport from 10 am Monday and received the remains with tears while demanding that the coffins be opened. The district administration, however, refused to do so citing time constraints.

Nanak Shah Fakir movie controversy: SGPC, Akal Takht Jathedar caught on wrong foot over nod
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Former SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar said, "During my tenure from 2001 to 2003 a resolution was passed that no one will be allowed to play the characters of 10 Sikh gurus, their parents, their wives and children in movies.”

A day after backing release, SGPC rolls back ‘clearance’
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

The movie is scheduled for April 13 release. Harinder Sikka, the producer, had first planned to release movie in 2015, but had to withdraw prints from theatres at last moment after huge opposition from the Sikh bodies.

No idea who cleared movie on Guru Nanak Dev: SGPC’s ex-chief
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Many Sikh bodies have been opposing the release of Nanak Shah Fakir, the first movie on the life of the first Guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev. SGPC, the apex religious body of Sikhs, gave approval to the movie when Avtar Makkar was its president.

After 3 years, SGPC backs release of movie on first Sikh guru
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

SGPC secretary Roop Singh has now written a letter to all the schools and colleges run by body to show the movie to students.

Sushma Swaraj not meeting us, says Mosul victim’s kin
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) told The Indian Express that “the priority for the government right now is to bring back the mortal remains. After the mortal remains are back in the country, the External Affairs Minister will meet the families and relatives”.

Nanhi Chhaan Foundation quits volunteer service of maintaining Galiara around Golden Temple
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

Now, the Punjab Urban Development Authority(PUDA) is looking out for a new NGO to assign the job.

No sorry to Bikram Singh Majithia, will fight case till end: Sanjay Singh
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Considered a close confidant of Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh said, “I have tendered no apology in Amritsar court. I will keep on contesting this case...”

Rajnath Singh unveils Udham Singh bust, says vandalising statues not in our culture
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

“Tolerance is part of our culture. Intolerance cannot be part of our culture. When I came to know that statues of Dr B R Ambedkar and other personalities had been vandalised, I immediately called the states and instructed that no such incident should happen,” said Rajnath Singh.  

OAAT centres in three districts in Punjab: Health plan that’s a work in progress
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Buprenorphine this opioid substitute, combined with another drug called Naloxone, is the government’s big health plan against drug addiction. The idea is to taper the drug off over one year, alongside providing pyschiatric support and post-treatment monitoring

Death by drug: 16 families that lost a loved one to drug addiction speak of Punjab’s big crisis
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Indian Express spoke to 16 families that lost loved ones to addiction over the last year. From what these families said, drugs remain available in Punjab’s towns and villages, and without an adequate health intervention yet, addicts still have no hope

Punjab CM to unveil Udham Singh’s statue at Jallianwala Bagh
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Udham Singh had killed Michael O’Dwyer to take revenge of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on April 13, 1919, when the British-Indian army had fired at more than 10,000 unarmed men, women and children who had gathered there on the occasion of Vaisakhi

Row during Justin Trudeau’s India visit: Sorry for causing embarrassment to Canada, says Jaspal Atwal
Sat, Mar 10, 2018

Former Sikh separatist Jaspal Atwal said "I like the Sikh community and Indians generally and have moved on from issues divided us almost 40 years ago."

Controversy created over Khalistan issue during Trudeau’s visit was unwanted: Virsa Singh Valtoha
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

Shiromani Akali Dal politician and ex-MLA Virsa Singh Valtoha, in an interview with The Indian Express, says he was surprised at the “hype” created around the Khalistan issue during the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Hope Punjab government gives me DSP post, says wrestler Navjot Kaur
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

After she won bronze in the Commonwealth games in 2014, the then (SAD-BJP) government had not offered her a job. Later, the Railways did.