Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicGurudwaras

Topic: Gurudwaras

Nihang tradition is rich. Don’t just view them through Singhu killing lens

Nihangs have a long history of staying away from any opposition against the ruling dispensation. It remains an enigma why they were at the farmers’ protests.

An Afghan gurdwara testifies to visit of Guru Nanak’s son, another had text signed by 10th Guru

The recent dialogue around the removal of the Nishan Sahib from an Afghanistan gurdwara by the Taliban has brought into focus the neighbouring country's Sikh heritage.

Akal Takht chief angry as Nanded pilgrims battle Tablighi parallels after Covid-19 spurt

The Akal Takht jathedar said pilgrims had been screened at the Nanded gurdwara, and questioned the veracity of the coronavirus tests.

Kashmir’s Chitti Singhpora struggles between remembering and forgetting a 20-yr-old massacre

A plaque embossed in the wall of a gurdwara where 17 of 35 Kashmiri Sikh men were lined up and shot dead is now gone. All that remains are bullet holes.

‘Still need proof?’ Minister Puri asks anti-CAA protesters after Nankana Sahib incident

Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted a video of a mob at Guru Nanak’s birthplace, and said it was a clear example of oppression of minorities in Pakistan.

‘Secular’ Congress’ Punjab poll campaign hinges on these 3 religious issues

The Congress has been attacking the Akalis and the Badals in particular over the desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015 and their control over the SGPC. 

Modi’s GST exemption for Punjab Sewa Bhoj – placated an ally or changed the idea of langar?

The central government launched the Sewa Bhoj Yojana on 1 June, exempting charitable organisations that provide free food from paying GST on the raw materials used. Experts weigh in.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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