Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: Shiromani Akali Dal

Manjit Singh G.K.

Delhi Sikh shrine body chief refuses to resign despite orders from Akali Dal chief

At a meeting of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Thursday, fresh elections for the executive committee were announced.
Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji | PTI

Congress, Akalis, Sikh religious body can’t come together even in the name of Guru Nanak

Congress government in the state, the SGPC and Centre to all hold separate events to begin year-long tribute celebrations.
Sukhbir Badal with Akshay Kumar and Yo Yo Honey Singh during the unveiling of league Franchisees names and logos of World Kabaddi league in 2014

Akshay Kumar & Sukhbir Singh Badal are friends who bonded over their love for kabaddi

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar & former Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal have both been summoned for questioning in the 2015 sacrilege row.
Classroom in India

Twice-bitten Punjab govt still has no clue on what its history textbooks should say

New books commissioned by Captain Amarinder Singh’s Punjab govt have also been withdrawn, after SAD accused them of insulting Sikh Gurus & many discrepancies.
File photo of Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal | @officeofssbadal/Twitter

Sukhbir Badal’s offer to resign does nothing to heal the rift in Shiromani Akali Dal

Akali Dal veterans leading revolt against Sukhbir Badal are unconvinced by his offer. They say his decisions have led to party losing its core Sikh vote bank.
Manjit Singh G.K.

Punjab’s Akali Dal crisis reaches Delhi, gurdwara body president steps down

Manjit Singh G.K. was assaulted twice in the US by members of Sikh diaspora who are angry at way Akali Dal handled Guru Granth Sahib desecration cases.  

Sikh radicals at rebel AAP rally sparks fears party is flirting with separatists again

The AAP rally saw pro-Khalistani slogans being raised, and the presence of Khalistan inscribed flags.
Sukhbir Singh Badal

Akali Dal old guard revolts against Sukhbir, party unity in tatters

Leaders upset at way party is being run by ‘overconfident’ Sukhbir and ‘rash’ Bikram Singh Majithia. Akali Dal also under fire over desecration row
Harsimrat Kaur Badal | Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Why is Harsimrat Kaur Badal so angry?

Harsimrat Badal now says that foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj ticked off Navjot Singh Sidhu and he apologised to her.
Sukhbir Singh Badal

HC allows Akali Dal to hold ‘Pol Khol’ rally tomorrow

The Punjab and Haryana High Court also directed the government to ensure adequate security so that there is no trouble after the rally
Foreign investment has transformed China

A little humility from the Communist Party will serve China well

By taking all the credit for the country’s stunning economic rise, the Communist Party is threatening its continued prosperity.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...