Friday, 21 January, 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

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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