2007, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Takht calls for Punjab bandh *Seeks closure of deras by May 27
*Rejects dera chief’s apology Amritsar, May 20
Akal Takht today took an unprecedented decision to give a call for complete Punjab bandh tomorrow (May 22) in protest against the blasphemous acts of Dera Sacha Sauda chief, apart from serving yet another ultimatum to close down all its branches, including the one at Salabatpura in Bathinda by May 27.
A Sikh devotee grabs an ASI by the neck at a meeting of the Akal Takht Secretariat in
Amritsar on Sunday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
rejects Akal Takht edict Sirsa, May 20
Dera Sacha Sauda
today outrightly refused to accept the Akal Takht edict
for closure of all deras in Punjab by May 27, declaring
that they would not vacate the deras and legal course be
adopted to protect their rights.
puts govt in a fix Chandigarh,
Punjab continues to
be on a boil for the seventh day today. Fragility of the
peace at the surface after a day free of any major
incident of violence became apparent when the hardcore
Sikh organisations tried to wrest back the initiative
after the Sikh clergy pronounced its second edict against
Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda this evening.
beaten up in front of Akal Takht Tribune lensman
among 3 mediapersons injured Amritsar, May 20
Sikh youths severely
beat up an Assistant Sub-Inspector when his revolver fell
down in front of Akal Takht, here today. Mediapersons,
especially photographers, also earned the wrath of the
agitated Sikh youths when they tried to click pictures.
The police has
registered a case against Ram Rahim Gurmit Singh, head of
the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda, for his alleged
involvement in the act causing hurt to sentiments of the
Sikh community and subsequent violence here.
Punjab Police and BSF personnel stand guard at the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda branch at Salabatpura on Sunday.
— Photo by Sonu
against fund managers’ appointment New Delhi,
Top leaders of four
Left parties today shot off an angry letter to Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to put on hold the
process of appointing pension fund managers initiated by
the interim Pension Fund Regulatory and Development
flares up again Kolkata, May
Singur flared up again today on the eve of the Nandigram peace talk as
a fresh attempt made by the evicted farmers to get back their farm
lands occupied forcibly for Tata Motors project.
blast: Police finds more clues Hyderabad,
The old city is limping back to normalcy even as the police teams
today recovered another mobile phone, a Nokia 6030, and a remote
device from a water tank inside the Mecca masjid complex, where a
blast had killed 11 persons on Friday.
New Delhi, May 20
Feisty Kiran, who is mentioned in
the NCERT maths textbook for class IV, is a role model for women in
her neighbourhood in Patna. The reason? She is a junk dealer who once
slapped a man for misbehaving and today enjoys the grudging respect of
her male counterparts for her professionalism and straightforward
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