Surjit Singh is a correspondent. He covers politics and agriculture, besides religious affairs and Indo-Pak border in Amritsar and Tarn Taran.
Articles by Surjit Singh
Canada popular study destination with Punjab youngsters due to easier immigration and the large Punjabi population there with a political say.
Kapurthala-based immigration consultant Inderpal Singh, who also owns a hotel in Jalandhar, said he has received over a dozen calls from Canadian NRIs, regarding their reservations and planned itinerary
AAP national convener and CM Mann inaugurate state’s first School of Eminence in Amritsar; say previous regimes had looted Punjab
On President’s rule threat, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann says, Paying price for not bowing down to anyone
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann hands over appointment letters to 5,714 anganwadi workers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan
Hazuri raagis are the gurbani exponents who sing hymns, as per Sikh music tradition at the sanctum sanctorum of the holiest Sikh shrine.
Army assisting in rescue ops, NDRF working to prevent breaches; in Gurdaspur, as many as 70 villages located near Beas river have been affected by the flood with around 5,000 people evacuated to safer locations on Thursday.
Due to the water level rising in the nearby Beas river, the nullah was full to capacity. Both the boys went to see the water flowing in it and were standing on its bank when their feet slipped and they fell in, police said.
Teams of the district administration along with locals are evacuating people and taking them to safer places. People are moving to safer places along with their cattle in tractor-trailers
The ardas was performed after the bhog (concluding ceremony) of Akhand Path (uninterrupted recitation of Guru Granth Sahib) initiated on August 14 and Gurbani kirtan
Folklore Research Academy’s magazine ‘Panj Pani’ was also released on the occasion.
In the Doaba region, which includes Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar districts, most commercial establishments remained shut and market areas wore a deserted look
In the Doaba region, which includes Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar districts, most commercial establishments remained shut and market areas wore a deserted look. The transportation facilities, however, saw no impact.
United Kingdom (UK) Member of Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi landed at Amritsar around 9am. Immigration officials made him wait inside the airport for two hours before allowing him to leave the airport, confirmed a senior police official requesting anonymity
PTC to continue telecast till the apex gurdwara body launches its own satellite channel; Dhami says all rights to remain with SGPC
In a rare development, a section of the employees of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has formed a union to raise their concerns
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee appealed to the management of GNext Media, which runs the PTC channel, to continue the live broadcast of Gurbani till its satellite channel is launched
Water level in Ravi river rose after 2.8 cusecs water was released in the Ujh river in Jammu following heavy rain in the region. Water was also released from the Ranjit Sagar Dam. The Ujh merges into the Ravi at Makora Pattan in Gurdaspur district.
Kirandeep Kaur was allegedly stopped from boarding a UK-bound flight at Delhi airport without any reason, the third time she has been stopped.
A day after Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee announced the launch of its YouTube channel for the live telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple, the apex Sikh body is now mulling ways to continue the relay on satellite TV, which has a much bigger audience.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has said that it would not be renewing its agreement with PTC channel for the live telecast of Gurbani from the Golden Temple after the present contract ends on July 23
In Amritsar, Ajnala area was most affected. Punjab cabinet minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal visited the flood-affected areas and took stock of the situation and relief activities. Dhaliwal also went to Ghonewal, the last village of Amritsar district on the banks of the Ravi, to take stock of the situation
The scam was unearthed by the SGPC flying squad (an investigation wing). In its preliminary investigation, it came to the fore that the concerned staffers between 2019 and 2022 allegedly didn’t deposit the money in SGPC’s account after selling stale food items and leftovers, including chapatis, and rice
Former Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh, in a video statement, said it is unfortunate that Amritpal and his aides are being served food laced with tobacco.
SGPC House resolution terms the Bill as violation of Master Tara Singh-Jawahar Lal Nehru pact; accuses the state govt of ‘anti-Sikh’ approach
The Punjab assembly on June 20 passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2023, to ensure the free-of-cost broadcast of Gurbani from Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) across platforms
The Bill was passed in the name of ending monopoly of PTC channel on the live telecast of Gurbani from Golden Temple. Whether this Bill is valid or not can only be determined by legal experts. We should have prevented such circumstances for the government to have to take such a step
Akal Takht jathedar exhorts Punjab government, SGPC to find amicable solution on gurbani telecast row
The row had erupted after chief minister Bhagwant Mann announced the addition of the clause to the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925, to prevent exclusive gurbani telecast rights to PTC channel
Addressing a rally in Punjab’s Gurdaspur, the senior BJP leader said the AAP government was ignoring the needs of the people of the state
Union home minister Amit Shah at a rally in Punjab’s Gurdaspur said instead of working to fulfil these promises, Mann is expanding the political base of Kejriwal by getting full-page advertisements published in the newspapers across the country.
Harpreet Singh has ‘stepped down’ as the acting jathedar of Akal Takht and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee appointed Giani Raghbir Singh as the jathedar of the highest Sikh temporal seat