Kamaldeep Singh Brar

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Bhindranwale finds place with Ambedkar in posters at convention in Amritsar
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

The event is being organised by All India Backward (SC, ST, OBC) and Minority Communities Employees Federation

In a first, Sikh museum puts up woman’s portrait at Golden Temple for contribution to Gurmat Sangeet
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Head of Gurmat Sangeet Department, Gurnam Singh, at Patiala university was present as SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar unveil the portrait of Jasbir Kaur in central Sikh museum on Thursday. Portrait of three more Sikhs were installed in museum along with Jasbir Kaur.

Punjab: Gangster Saraj Singh Sandhu owns up to Hindu leader Vipin Sharma’s murder
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Wanted in over 15 cases of heinous crimes including murder, attempt to murder and robbery, Saraj has been uploading such posts on Facebook earlier too, but has never been arrested.

Hindu outfit leader’s murder linked to rivalry between 2 gangsters: ATS
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

According to sources, Vipin Sharma was the fourth victim of the ongoing rivalry between two gangsters —Shubam and Simranjit Singh alias Bablu.

Born to Pakistan mother in Amritsar jail, 11-year-old crosses over to ‘home’
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

‘I am very happy today. I will go home and meet my father, brothers and sisters’

No terror angle in Vipin Sharma’s murder, says ATS
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Vipin Sharma’s case has no link with the unsolved murders of socio-religious leaders in Punjab over last one and half years. 

Police issue 21 challans, to register cases from today
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

DCP Amrik Singh said: “We have imposed the ban to stop crime. Covering face with clothes is the most common modus operandi to commit crimes."

Sikh jathas leave for Pakistan for Guru Nanak birth anniversary
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The Indian government did not allow the jathas to travel to Pakistan via train on the last two occasions citing security reasons.

In a first, portraits of Sikh war heroes put up at Golden Temple museum
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

It is for the first time that war heroes from Sikh community have found a place in the Central Sikh Museum. All three men played important roles in the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan, which took place before the 1984 Operation Blue Star.

Boycott Rashtriya Sikh Sangat event: Akal Takht to Sikhs
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Quoting its earlier directive issued in 2004, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh on Monday directed the Sikh community not to participate in the function in New Delhi.

Its worker murdered, RSS urges Akal Takht to clear air on 2004 decree
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Avtar Singh Shastri, Mahasachiv, Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, asked the Akal Takht to “end the misconception” on the 2004 directive to remove the hatred created by it.

No sale of crackers in Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

There will be no sale of crackers in Gurdaspur and Tarn Tarn districts this Diwali as the respective district administrations had failed to stop violation of the Explosives Act in both the districts last year.

Congress wins Gurdaspur bypoll: SAD lost more ground than BJP
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Figures suggest that in Dera Baba Nanak Assembly constituency, that was responsibility of the SAD, BJP candidate Salaria polled only 32,063 votes, while Jakhar got 76,137 votes

Gurdaspur bypoll: Congress wins Lok Sabha seat, claims victory mandate over policies of PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Sunil Jakhar said, "People have responded to my call and has sent a clear message to the Union government that people are fed up of its policies."

Congress, BJP candidates claim: ‘Rape charge against SAD leader didn’t affect voters’
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Before surrendering in Gurdaspur court, Langah had requested people to vote for the BJP candidate. Dera Baba Nanak had witnessed highest 64 per cent turnout, and it voted for the Congress in a big way.

To sidestep poll spend cap, Amarinder Singh ‘uses’ chopper outside constituency limit
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Harse Manesar village is situated on the Pathankot-Delhi highway, a few kilometres from the Pathankot border. Several villagers stepped out of their homes to catch a glimpse of the Punjab CM.

Amid bypoll campaign, dip in suspected cases of straw burning in Gurdaspur, Pathankot
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Farmer unions have been protesting against the measures ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to check the stubble burning across the state.

Gurdaspur gears up for CM Amarinder Singh’s road show
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

In a rare instance, former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal has not joined the campaign for the Gurdaspur bypoll.

At rally, Sultana ‘reaches out’ to Muslims, asks them to vote for Sunil Jakhar in Punjab
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

“BJP is a party that never thinks of you. In fact, it has started interfering into our majhab (religion). So you all must vote for the Congress party and Sunil Jakhar,” Sultana told the gathering. 

Sucha Singh Langah now booked for hurting religious sentiments
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

On Thursday, Langah was excommunicated from the Sikh community by Akal Takht. The former minister booked for raping a woman from Gurdaspur on September 28

Akal Takht excommunicates Sucha Singh Langah without a hearing
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Having physical relationship outside marriage is violation of one of the four strict norms in the Sikh code of conduct.

Rape case: Punjab former minister Sucha Singh Langah surrenders, gets five-day police custody
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Langah had expressed fear in his surrender application that he might be tortured in police custody.

SGPC orders former SAD minister Langah’s name struck off from gurdwara signboards
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Prior to his fall from grace, Langah was a powerful SAD leader from Gurdaspur and was also instrumental in giving resistance to hardliners during key events at Akal Takht

Punjab: New road to Beas dera kicks up controversy over violation of norms
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

GVSB alleges that the dera has encroached upon portions of land belonging to Beas village, a school’s sports ground, forest land and NHAI for constructing the road

Rape case against ex-SAD minister: Will probe if viral video same as the one victim submitted, say Police
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

The police, however, claimed they got no complaint regarding any such video being uploaded on social media.

BJP candidate backs ex-minister from SAD booked for rape
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

The timing of the case against Langah, which he questioned in his statement, has added an edge to the otherwise dull Gurdaspur bypoll, scheduled on October 8.

GNDU Professor’s ‘kidnapping’: Suspect’s highway run ends in ‘suicide’, no trace of victim
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

On Wednesday, Virk was found dead in Amboli in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district. However, there is no trace of Sukhpreet Kaur, the woman that he was alleged to have kidnapped

Khadoor Sahib rallies: Congress targets PM, SAD, AAP slam Captain Amarinder Singh
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Sikki alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was responsible for two Indian soldiers from Khadoor Sahib constituency losing their lives at the border earlier this year.

Amid India-Pak tension: SGPC doubts if Delhi will allow jathas to Pakistan for Gurpurab
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

No clear reason was given by the government for the resistance at various levels, which eventually forced the SGPC and other Sikh bodies to cancel the trip at the last moment.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh invited homosexuals to join his dera to be ‘treated’
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

It is not clear how many people joined the dera for Ram Rahim’s guidance in giving up homosexuality. No representative of the dera was available for comments.

Dera Sacha Sauda’s political clout: Not a win in polls to show
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Dera had openly supported Congress. It was the first time that the dera openly supported any political party in elections. Dera was supposed to be strongest in Malwa region of Punjab where Congress managed to win 37 out of the total 67 seats.

Born in Amritsar jail, 11-year-old girl may soon go home to Pakistan
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Fauzia Manzoor, counseller, Pakistan High Commission in India, visited Amritsar central jail Monday to confirm the nationality of the trio as part of routine procedure before release of such prisoners.

Doors open for dera followers to return to Sikh fold: Akal Takht
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

He added, “I want to make an appeal to all those dera followers with Sikh background to admit their mistake and take corrective steps and return to the faith of Guru Nanak. We will welcome such followers with open arms.”

A shrine so near, yet so far: Their prayers travel across border, they can’t
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Initially, the whole of district Gurdaspur, with a Muslim population of 52 per cent, was supposed to be part of Pakistan. It was, however, awarded to India. But Chattpur tehsil of Gurdaspur, where the gurdwara is located, went to Pakistan.

They were nearest to Pakistan, but chose to stay on
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Iqbal in Fatehabad village of Tarn Taran says his ancestors left the village in 1947 to live with relatives in Faridkot district, and returned when the fury of Partition subsided.

A day in the life of Golden Temple Langar: Free for all
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

: Around 80,000 devotees, 65 quintals of flour, 16 quintals of pulses, 14 quintals of rice, 7 quintals of ghee daily. What lies behind SGPC’s claim that GST is pinching its Rs 1,106-crore budget