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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Kamaldeep Singh Brar


Explained: Harmonium in Sikh religious tradition, and why Akal Takht wants it removed from Golden Temple
Wed, May 25, 2022

What is behind the push by Sikh bodies to ensure that kirtan, or the singing of Gurbani, is only accompanied by traditional instruments, and why is the harmonium at the receiving end?

Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh: All Sikhs must have licensed weapon, CM objects
Tue, May 24, 2022

Terming the Jathedar’s remarks as “mischievous”, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring demanded he be removed from the post.

Remove harmonium from Golden Temple? Sikh music scholars strike differing notes
Mon, May 23, 2022

Every day, 15 ragi jathas, or groups of hymn singers, are deployed in turns to perform at Harmandir Sahib for 20 hours in one of the mainly 31 raags that are chosen depending on the time of day and season.

STF apprehends juvenile who ran drug racket with ISI’s help
Sat, May 21, 2022

STF also claimed that the nexus was involved in the December 2021 Ludhiana court IED blast.

‘Ensure Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura police firing cases are probed properly’: AAP MLA to CM Bhagwant Mann
Fri, May 20, 2022

In a letter to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, he requested him to defend the related petitions in the High Court and to proceed with the ongoing trial at Faridkot Sessions Court.

Black water in Ferozepur canal: Punjab pollution board says water still drinkable
Fri, May 20, 2022

Shocked green activists challenge state pollution board members to lead by example and drink water first

The rise and fall of Navjot Singh Sidhu, the politician
Fri, May 20, 2022

Sidhu's political career has been choppy to say the least, having landed in Amritsar on a BJP ticket in 2004 amid taunts of being an outsider by Opposition parties.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap slams Amritsar admin for dragging feet in hotel collapse case
Thu, May 19, 2022

The AAP MLA went on to allege that the victims of the incident had told him that the officer assigned by the police to probe the case was close to the mafia.

A hoe, a mortar pan, and allegations of sand mining that kicked up a social media storm
Thu, May 19, 2022

A farmer, identified as Krishan Singh, was arrested on May 2 by Fazilka police on the basis of a tip-off that the man was mining sand in his field.

Ahead of Sangrur bypoll, a happy photograph and talk of panthic unity
Wed, May 18, 2022

Bitter rivals not too long ago, factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal have come together on a common platform. But for how long, ask sceptics

Under scanner for RPG attack: Babbar Khalsa, oldest and most organised Sikh militant outfit
Mon, May 16, 2022

Babbar Khalsa, which had been banned under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, is the oldest and most organised Sikh militant outfit since India's Independence.

Sikh Prisoners: With Sukhbir in SGPC panel, men booked for sedition by his party-led govt, arch rival
Tue, May 17, 2022

Also, sitting with the Shiromani Akali Dal chief as part of the nine-member panel formed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will be his arch rival and Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) president Paramjit Singh Sarna.

SGPC’s 1946 resolution on ‘Sikh state’: What Simranjit Singh Mann missed
Sun, May 15, 2022

The SAD (Amritsar) chief and Khalistan proponent recently equated the resolution with his party’s demand for a separate Sikh homeland. But he did not mention the differing contexts.

Class 12 student, nihang-turned-criminal among recent arrests in terror cases
Sun, May 15, 2022

Police say that unlike in the past, most of the recent arrests have been of people with no strong ideological affinity to the Khalistani cause. The accused are usually from poor backgrounds and are mostly paid by their handlers to work as couriers.

Mohali attack: Punjab Police had earlier sought to contact Interpol against ‘key conspirator’ Landa
Sat, May 14, 2022

The police had last year asked the Centre to contact the international organisation against Canada-based Lakhbir Singh Landa in the wake of a double murder case in Tarn Taran district.

Amid shake up in Punjab politics, bitter Akali rivals forge rare accord for Sikh prisoners
Thu, May 12, 2022

Amid a shake up in Punjab politics, the significant development took shape after Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh recently asked the SGPC to call a meeting of Sikh bodies on the issue.

Gurpatwant Singh Pannu: The voice from US stirring Khalistan waters in Punjab
Wed, May 11, 2022

Originally from Khankot village on the outskirts of Amritsar, Pannu is a law graduate from Panjab University. One of the three children of Mahinder Singh, a former employee with the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board, Pannu is now an attorney at law in the US.

UK national currently in Tihar jail: UN group terms terror accused Johal’s arrest ‘arbitrary’, seeks release
Tue, May 10, 2022

Jaggi Johal was arrested on November 4, 2017 from Jalandhar by the Punjab Police for his alleged role in targeted killings reported from April, 2016 to October, 2017, including the murder of RSS leader Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (Retd).

Mohali blast: In 6 months, Punjab witnessed 3 similar attacks on security establishments
Tue, May 10, 2022

Monday's attack at the Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters bears similarities to the attack on cops at Nawanshahr, the grenade attack near the Army cantonment in Pathankot and the attack on a police post in Ropar.

10 ‘drug overdose’ deaths in a week push AAP govt in a corner
Fri, May 06, 2022

While there has not been much action on part of government, one change that has been noticed is that people have become vocal against drug peddlers. In the recent past, there have been several instances when people caught alleged drug peddlers and handed them over to police.

PSPCL’s move to vacate prime land: complaint alleges fraud involving Congress ex-minister
Fri, May 06, 2022

Asked about the decision to vacate the building, Baldev Singh sent The Indian Express, a general letter of Punjab government to all departments in which they were asked to shift government offices running in the private buildings to the official buildings to save the rent amount.

Punjab Opposition leader Partap Singh Bajwa alleges privilege breach over officials’ no-show
Thu, May 05, 2022

After district officials of Gurdaspur failed to turn up for a meeting he had called as the Congress MLA for Qadian, Partap Singh Bajwa has requested Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan to refer the matter to the Assembly’s privilege committee.

Viral video shows man openly selling drugs by railway tracks, cops nab seven
Thu, May 05, 2022

The accused were identified as Pardeep Kumar Jazzy, who was seen in the video selling drugs, and Shivam, Ravi, Deepak, Baljeet Singh, Hira Singh, and Amritpal Singh Jinda, all residents of Faridkot.

Told police you stop march, we won’t come out of gurdwara: Alleged mastermind to web channel
Mon, May 02, 2022

In the interview, Parwana said, “It is a common practice that police keep Sikh leaders under house arrest in view of Operation Blue Star anniversary on June 6. Police could have done the same with the Shiv Sena leaders to avoid trouble.”

Ahead of Patiala clash, a build-up on social media to counter Sena march
Sun, May 01, 2022

While it is yet not clear who led the group that reached the spot outside the temple where the clash took place, a Sena leader claimed that they had planned the march to counter the alleged announcement by the outlawed overseas group 'Sikhs for Justice' to mark the ‘foundation day of Khalistan' on April 29.