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SAD leaders in Amritsar, Akhand Path from today

The party was in power from 2007-2010 in Punjab and the Badal family faces allegations of direct and indirect role in incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.

SGPC booklets by ex-chief blast same-sex marriages, women wearing jeans, skirts

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.


Please remove GST on langar at Golden Temple: Congress MP urges PM Narendra Modi

Congress MP's appeal came after the Punjab government decided to waive its share of the GST imposed on purchases made for langar (community kitchen) at the Golden Temple.

Nanhi Chhaan Foundation quits volunteer service of maintaining Galiara around Golden Temple

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

A day in the life of Golden Temple Langar: Free for all

: 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

New report calls for probe into UK role in Operation Blue Star

The report claims that the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, had sent an SAS officer to advise Indian Army ahead of the operation at the Sikh shrine in June 1984 and "demonstrated Britain's complete support for a military solution".


Why the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee thinks GST is an unfair burden

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.

SGPC asks centre of exempt free kitchen from GST

SGPC president has urged Jaitley that religious cum spiritual places being managed by the SGPC including the Golden Temple, Takhat Kesgarh, Takhat Damdama Sahib where foot fall was in excess of a lakh per day should be exempted from GST for buying food items for langar.

Work to build Bluestar gallery begins at Golden Temple

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.

With Akhand Path today, work set to start on Operation Blue Star gallery

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.

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Festivities, prayers mark Gurpurab in Punjab

A Sikh priest sits behind the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book) as a 'jalao', a show of Sikhism's symbolic items, is displayed inside their holiest shrine inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Clash inside Golden Temple premises on Bluestar anniversary

A clash broke out during an event on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar inside Golden temple premises.