The most expensive commodity that the Golden Temple kitchen purchases is desi ghee — around Rs 4 lakh worth of desi ghee is used in the kitchen every day. At the rate of 12%, the GST on ghee alone will work out to Rs 1.75 crore, the SGPC has calculated.
The family has claimed to have found a suicide note from the pocket of Major Singh (40) in which he expressed disappointment over the “fake promise” of loan waiver allegedly made by the state government.
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After failing to get any response from the Centre, SGPC President Kirpal Singh Badungar has now approached Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for relief from paying GST on the purchase of materials to run the free community kitchen or langar at the Golden Temple.
The ministry’s press release further said some of the inputs and input services required for making ‘prasad’ would be subject to the GST. These include sugar, vegetable edible oils, ghee, butter and service for transportation of these goods
Tarn Taran has seen five suspected cases of farmer suicides being reported in last three weeks, despite the area not being know for such cases.
The Punjab government had provided these exemptions to SGPC and other religious bodies in Punjab. All these exemptions came to an end once the Goods and Services Tax came into force. Now, the state government has no power to exempt SGPC from paying any kind of tax.
Though individuals like Amritsar MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla and Amritsar (North) MLA Sunil Dutti, both from the Congress, have extended personal support to the textile traders, the party has kept a distance from the protest so far.
he construction work was jointly started by the Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, and SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar. The event was attended by many other heads of Sikh shrines.
On Tuesday, an Akhand Path will begin inside Blue Star Memorial Gurdwara which will lead to commencement of construction of the gallery from Thursday, the day the uninterrupted recitation of Guru Granth Sahib will end. It was constructed inside Golden Temple premises in 2013.
Jathas planned by different Sikh bodies, including SGPC, go to Pakistan under Shimla Agreement on four occasions in one year — birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Baisakhi festival, to observe martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev and the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Over the last few years, while overall trade through the Integrated Check Post (ICP), Attari has come down, most of it has been in form of import from Pakistan. Traders are now hopeful that cement imported from Pakistan will become cheaper for consumers in India after the GST comes into force.
Former Akal Takht Jathedar Jasbir Singh Rode said that they have asked SGPC to probe allegations against Kuldeep Singh, adding that if he’s found innocent then Harcharan Singh should be removed as chief secretary
Sirsa alleged that under pressure, the district administration and the village panchyat silently had allowed the dera rights of farming on this land for years at very low bids.
“Selfless leaders like Master Tara Singh would continue to rule the hearts of the people. I thank CM Captain Amarinder Singh for organising this event. Master Tara Singh always put the interests of panth above his own,” Sidhu said.
“Captain Amarinder Singh is also responsible for not allowing us to pass a resolution against the disrespect cused to turban in the Assembly", said HS Phoolka.
The Deputy Commissioner said, “We have investigated the death of Dalbir Singh. He was under a debt of Rs 7 lakh...He committed suicide due to the financial burden.”
Gurdial demanded that the state government should now repay his loan, and also give jobs to his children. Amit Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Gurdaspur said, “I have asked chief agricultural official to submit report about the farmer’s death.”
The state government had framed a policy to provide job to a family member of every soldier killed in the 1999 Kargil War.
This is in addition to annual Rs 85 crore allocation provided under a centrally sponsored scheme under a similar programme in which the state share is Rs 40 crore.
Such garbage dumps can be seen across the city. Amritsar was ranked 258th among 434 cities in Swachh Survekshan 2017. The city lost huge points during annual survey as it has no solid waste treatment plant.
The minister was on a visit to inspect the Harike water bus project when he made a sudden announcement about closing the project.
The Damdami Taksal is also planning a light and sound show to explain how Operation Blue star was carried out in the basement.
Badungar also blamed former SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar for SGPC’s “failure in sticking to its main job of religious preaching.”
Dharampreet Singh belongs to a small village Kunto in Hoshiarpur. His grandfather, Lachman Singh, was a subedar in the Army. His father is a businessman.
Giani Harpreet Singh said that politics and religion run parallel in Sikhism and there was nothing wrong about SGPC participating in political activities
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The decision, which was taken to conduct the event peacefully, was reached at the first ever meeting between SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar and the three ‘parallel’ Jatherdars appointed at a controversial ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ called by radical groups in 2015
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