2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Punjab on Boil Day IV Army on standby in Bathinda
‘Soft’ clergy edict on Sacha Sauda angers Sikhs 'Arrest baba in 3
days' Call from Talwandi Sabo Talwandi Sabo, May 17
The Sikh clergy today issued an edict directing the Sikh Sangat to snap all ties, including social, religious and political, with Baba Ram Rahim Gurmit, head, Dera Sacha
Sauda, and its followers.
Fifty companies of the para military
forces being rushed to the state
Vociferous Sikhs at a rally on NH-1 at Khanna.
— A Tribune photograph
Many deras attacked; man dies in Sunam Chandigarh, May 17
Heeding to the advice of the Centre, both Punjab and Haryana prevented “premis” and followers of various Sikh organisations from spilling out onto streets to aggravate violence that left one person dead in Sunam and more than 50
of fire near Khanna Malikpur
(Khanna), May 17
In the first planned
armed attack arising out of the Dera Sacha Sauda
controversy, a mob of more than 50 persons attacked and
fired shots at a branch of the dera at Malikpur village on
the Khanna-Sanghol road, here, in the wee hours of today.
says it will give all help New Delhi,
The Centre today
appealed for calm as the volatile situation continued to
prevail amidst reports of intermittent clashes between
various Akali groups and followers of Dera Sacha Sauda in
many parts of Punjab and Haryana.
Badal to Hooda: Let’s keep peace together
All points on the Punjab-Haryana boundary in the Mansa-Bathinda region virtually sealed
Chandigarh, May 17
While VHP leader Ashok Singhal talked to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal twice on the phone today to convey that no one could be allowed to imitate Guru Gobind Singh, Badal talked to his counterpart in Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, to urge him to defuse the situation in the Sirsa area.
signal’ & all that… Salabatpura
(Bathinda), May 17
Rahul Bhandari today called the Army in this village to
control the situation that became tense after many Sikh
organisations attempted to storm the Sacha Sauda dera
Sohrabuddin case: SC’s
no to CBI probe New Delhi, May 17
The Supreme Court today rejected the centre’s plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the 2005 staged killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi by the Gujarat police.
No SC stay on wheat import
New Delhi, May 17
The Supreme Court today refused stay on wheat import on a petition filed by farm activist Vandana Shiva, seeking quashing of the government's decision to import one million tonnes of wheat by July
Venue? Chandigarh 42 weddings. Same guests Toronto, May 17
Canadian immigration officials have discovered 42 wedding albums — submitted by 42 different Indians applying for citizenship — in which the guests in the photos were identical.
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