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  • Akal Takht asks govt not to ban Kartapur Sahib visit

    Akal Takht asks govt not to ban Kartapur Sahib visit

    India | March 13, 2020 17:48 IST

    Fearing apprehensions of travel ban on Indian devotees visiting Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan as a precaution against coronavirus, Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, on Friday asked the government of India not to impose the ban.

  • Guru Nanak's birth anniversary: Congressional resolution to

    Guru Nanak's birth anniversary: Congressional resolution to be sent to Akal Takht Jathedar

    India | December 21, 2019 10:55 IST

    A top US Senator has said that he is sending to the Akal Takht Jathedar a special copy of the Congressional resolution, authored by him, commemorating the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. The resolution (S Res 393), passed by the United States Senate unanimously on November 14, recognises the contribution and sacrifices made by Sikhs of the United States and the discrimination they have faced in the country and around the world.

  • sgpc rejects sarbat khalsa decisions

    SGPC rejects 'Sarbat Khalsa' decisions

    India | November 13, 2015 18:43 IST

    Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest temporal seat of Sikhs, today rejected all the decisions announced at November 10 congregation called by Sikh hardliners, which included removal of three head priests.The Executive Committee

  • jathedar appointed by sikh hardliners arrested from golden

    Jathedar appointed by Sikh hardliners arrested from Golden Temple

    India | November 12, 2015 11:07 IST

    Amritsar: Akal Takht head Gurbachan Singh's customary address on the occasion of Diwali drowned in the din today amid slogan shouting by Sikh hardliners, even as parallely "appointed" jathedar of Akal Takht also managed to

  • punjab sikh hardliners taken into preventive custody

    Punjab: Sikh hardliners taken into preventive custody

    India | November 11, 2015 13:47 IST

    Amritsar: The leaders of some Sikh outfits and hardline groups were taken into preventive custody early today in apprehension of breach of peace after a call that the newly-appointed jathedars would address the community from

  • sikh hardliners appoint beant singh assassin as akal takht

    Sikh hardliners appoint Beant Singh assassin as Akal Takht chief

    India | November 11, 2015 7:44 IST

    Amritsar: Several Sikh organizations came together on Tuesday to hold a Sarbat Khalsa and appointed Jagtar Singh Hawara, the convict in Beant Singh assassination case, as jathedar of Akal Takht.The move by hardline groups has

  • sikh couples should have at least 3 4 children akal takht

    Sikh couples should have at least 3-4 children: Akal Takht chief

    India | May 13, 2015 14:24 IST

    New Delhi: Giani Gurbachan Singh, the chief of the Akal Takht (the highest temporal seat of Sikhs), has asked community couples to have at least three to four children each.He said that it was the

  • akal takht backs sikhs are not hindus petition

    Akal Takht backs 'Sikhs are not Hindus' petition

    India | December 22, 2014 21:05 IST

    Amritsar: Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of the Sikhs, today asked the members of the community to continue signing a petition ‘Sikhs are not Hindus' till December 31.All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and

  • know the five takhts of sikhism

    Know the five Takhts of Sikhism

    India | December 15, 2014 10:33 IST

    New Delhi: India is known for its unity in diversity. India has always been a compilation of various religions and cultures. Various cultural architectures can be seen across the country depicting the rich cultural inheritance

  • akal takht restrains hsgmc office bearers from functioning

    Akal Takht restrains HSGMC office bearers from functioning

    India | July 27, 2014 16:19 IST

    Amritsar: In a fresh directive, Akal Takht, the supreme temporal body of Sikhs, today restrained from functioning the newly elected office bearers of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC).  It also instructed that Amritsar-based SGPC

  • majithia washes utensils at keshgarh sahib

    Majithia washes utensils at Keshgarh Sahib

    India | May 06, 2014 18:09 IST

    Amritsar: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who was handed out religious punishment for distorting a Sikh hymn by incorporating BJP candidate Arun Jaitley's name in it, today performed ‘Sewa' (religious service) at Takhat Sri

  • akal takht sikhs honour indira assassin beant singh s son

    Akal Takht, Sikhs honour Indira assassin Beant Singh's son

    India | October 31, 2013 23:36 IST

    Amritsar: Sikh groups today observed the death anniversary of Beant Singh, one of the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1984, and honoured his son at a function held at

  • sikh genocide memorial in delhi akal takht to meet today

    Sikh genocide memorial in Delhi: Akal Takht to meet today

    India | October 20, 2013 9:13 IST

    Amritsar(Punjab): The five Sikh high priests of Akal Takht will meet today to deliberate on the issue of one Jatinder Singh Sayali who has filed a petition in Delhi High Court challenging the decision of

  • 1984 riots akal takht asks sarna to take back case

    1984 riots: Akal Takht asks Sarna to take back case

    India | July 27, 2013 7:39 IST

    Amritsar, July 27: Akal Takht, the top temporal seat of Sikhs, yesterday asked former chief of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Parmjit Singh Sarna, to withdraw a court case challenging a proposed memorial in Delhi's

  • akal takht to review decision on conferring title on rajoana

    Akal Takht To Review Decision On Conferring Title On Rajoana

    India | March 25, 2012 22:47 IST

    Amritsar, Mar 25: Faced with a piquant situation, the Akal Takht, top temporal seat of the Sikhs, today said it would review its decision on bestowing the title of ‘Living Martyr' on death row convict

  • akal takht calls for presidential pardon to beant singh s

    Akal Takht Calls For Presidential Pardon To Beant Singh's Killer

    India | March 23, 2012 21:34 IST

    Amritsar, Mar 23: The supreme seat of Sikhdom, Akal Takht today called upon the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president to request the President to grant pardon to Balwant

  • amitabh bachchan writes letter to akal takht

    Amitabh Bachchan Writes Letter To Akal Takht

    Bollywood | December 01, 2011 22:34 IST

    Amritsar, Dec 1: After being barred by Akal Takht from participating in a religious function, Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has written a letter to the highest Sikh body, mentioning that he had not said

  • akal takht parties in punjab voice support for hazare

    Akal Takht, Parties In Punjab Voice Support For Hazare

    India | August 19, 2011 16:44 IST

    Chandigarh, Aug 19: Akal Takht, the temporal seat of Sikhs, today voiced support to the campaign against corruption launched by Anna Hazare and his team and urged the Prime Minister to give it due consideration.Support

  • akal takht priest to baptize beant killer in jail

    Akal Takht Priest To Baptize Beant Killer In Jail

    India | December 06, 2010 8:32 IST

    Amritsar, Dec 6 :  Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh will visit Burail jail to make Balwant Singh, who is on death row in the assasination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, a baptised (Amritdhari)