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Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s preventive custody saves Punjab from piquant situation

The preventive custody of Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa by Haryana Police, which shifted him to hospital on Saturday, has saved the Punjab government from a piquant situation. The current situation suits all stakeholders – the Punjab, Haryana and central governments and Khalsa. The situation had reached a dead end as the Supreme Court had restrained the Centre and state governments from premature release... 

My brother Bhindranwale was misunderstood by the govt: Harcharan Singh Rode

My brother (Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale) was born in the year of India’s independence in 1947. My father was a farmer and we were seven brothers and one sister in the family. Jarnail was the youngest. His childhood was normal, but he was religious from a young age. He was put into a school in 1953 but quit five years later. He then started helping my father tend the farm. It was my father who encouraged... 

Punjab government plans police reshuffle and administrative overhaul

After the SAD-BJP government suffered a jolt in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election, the Parkash Singh Badal government is planning a major administrative as well as police reshuffle in the state. Besides a major administrative rejig, Badal is also likely to expand his Cabinet. Sources said the Punjab government is trying to connect to the common man after the Akali Dal’s rout in the recent... 

Drug smuggling rampant in jails

On the eve of the Lok Sabha elections, at least 1,500 inmates at the Modern Jail Kapurthala started falling sick, complaining of acute abdomen pain, frequent sneezing and diarrhoea. The inmates were showing withdrawal symptoms as the regular supply of drugs to them inside the jail had been snapped following strict monitoring by the Election Commission. The problem of drugs and its rampant smuggling... 

Sikh group challenges dismissal of 1984 case against Congress

NEW YORK: A Sikh rights group has challenged the dismissal of the 1984 rights violation case against Congress party before an appeals court here, saying the case “concerns” the US and it has “institutional standing” to seek judgment on behalf of the Sikh community. The case filed by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) was dismissed by Judge Robert Sweet of US District Court last month... 

Sikhs demand inquiry into claims of British role in 1984 Amritsar attack

Sikh groups have called for a government inquiry into alleged British collusion in the bloody 1984 Indian military attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the faith’s holiest shrine, after newly released documents appeared to show the SAS was involved in planning the attack. The head of the Sikh Council UK, Gurmel Singh said he was “shocked and disappointed” at the idea the government... 

Bhai Lal Singh Has Arrived at Gurdwara Amb Sahib from Nabha Jail

Bhai Lal Singh who has been lodged in Nabha jail has been issued parole and has arrived at Gurdwara Amb Sahib from Nabha Jail. He has told us that since the case of Bhai Lal Singh is related to Gujarat, Narendra Modi would have to issue orders for the final release. Bhai Lal Singh is expected to be released on Monday for 6 weeks. In addition, Akhilesh Yadav from Uttar Pradesh has also ordered... 

Sikh prisoner seeks transfer to Punjab jail

GULBARGA: The Karnataka government has sought clarification from the Gulbarga jail authorities regarding the transfer of Bidar bomb blast convict Gurdeep Singh Khaira based on a letter received from various organizations in Punjab. Gurdeep who has been in prison for 23 years now has requested the state government to shift him to any jail in Punjab as he wants to meet his aged parents. Gulbarga jail... 

Bhai Gurbaksh Singh arrested

Mohali/ Chandigarh (December 6, 2013): It is learnt that an intense fight took place between the Sikhs and the police personnel in civil dresses on the intervening night of 5 and 6 December. The fight took place when a large group of police personnel who were in civil dresses attacked Sikhs staying with Bhai Gurbaksh Singh. Sikh Siyasat sources informed that around mid-night a large groups of persons... 

Bhai Rajoana’s sister Kamaljit Kaur to contest from Pataiala in Lokh Sabha polls

Patiala, Punjab: Kamaldeep Kaur, sister of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Sikh Activist jailed innocently by Punjab Government, announced her candidature from Patiala for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Her move came a week after Rajoana had announced to field candidates in the elections. Rajoana had announced through a letter from the high security Patiala Central Jail, whrere he is lodged, that he would... 
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