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
Radical Sikh bodies object to Akal Takht Jathedar’s remark on Amritpal Singh
On Saturday, the acting jathedar had asked absconding ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh to surrender and cooperate with the police in their probe
Updated on Mar 27, 2023 10:04 AM IST
Akal Takht jathedar asks Amritpal to surrender
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on Saturday asked ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh, who is on the run, to surrender and cooperate with the police in probe.
Updated on Mar 26, 2023 12:36 AM IST
Op against Sikh hardliners: Punjab intel chief meets jathedar ahead of panthic gathering
Punjab Police Intelligence chief inspector general (IG) Jaskaran Singh on Friday called on Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh at his residence, three days before the special panthic gathering.
Published on Mar 24, 2023 10:59 PM IST
Initiate talks with Sikhs to stabilise Punjab:Akal Takht to govt
Issuing fresh statement on the operation against Waris Punjab De Chief Amritpal Singh,the Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on Tuesday said the “governments must initiate talk with the Sikhs” to find amicable solution of their issues, if they want to stablise Punjab.
Published on Mar 21, 2023 09:31 PM IST
Refrain from creating atmosphere of terror in Punjab: Akal Takht to govt
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on Sunday said the governments should refrain from creating an atmosphere of terror in Punjab for “political interests”.
Published on Mar 19, 2023 08:46 PM IST
Utilise G20 forum to deliberate on human rights: SGPC to delegates
The second round of meetings of G20 Education Working Group (EdWG) concluded on Friday, after all the delegates of G20 nations paid obeisance at Golden Temple and were felicitated by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
Updated on Mar 17, 2023 10:15 PM IST
2nd day of G20 meetings in Amritsar: Consensus reached on research collaboration, life-long learning opportunities
On day-two of the three-day G20 EdWG event at Amritsar on Thursday saw priority areas, ‘Strengthening research and promoting innovation through collaboration’, ‘Building Capacities, Promoting Life-long learning in context of Future of work’ and ‘Ensuring Foundational Literacy and Numeracy especially in the context of blended learning’, took the centre stage
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 09:58 PM IST
‘Betrayal’ in relationship: Christian girl dies by suicide, Akal Takht forms panel to ensure justice
In a first case of its kind, Akal Takht set up a committee to ensure justice to a non-Sikh girl who had approached the highest Sikh temporal seat after being ditched by a man belonging to Jalandhar district.
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 11:23 PM IST
G20 education meet in Amritsar : Panelists underscore need to focus on research, innovation & collaboration
The second round of meetings of the G20 Education Working Group (EdWG), which is being organised by the Union ministry of education, kicked off in Amritsar with a seminar on ‘Strengthening Research and Promoting Innovation through Richer Collaboration.’
Published on Mar 15, 2023 10:32 PM IST
2nd round of G20 summit meetings on education to begin in Amritsar
The holy city is all set to host the second round of meetings of G20 Education Working Group (EdWG), which are being organised by Union Ministry of Education, commencing on Tuesday.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 09:49 PM IST
MBBS intern suicide: SGPC-run med college refutes caste angle, points to family problem
Days after the Amritsar City Police booked teachers and students after an MBBS intern committed suicide in a hostel of Sri Guru Ramdas Medical College here for abetment to suicide and under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, college dean Dr AP Singh denied the allegations.
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 10:12 PM IST
Restrict carrying of Sikh holy book to protest sites: Panel submits report to Akal Takht
The carrying of the Guru Granth Sahib to the police station triggered a debate over a trend seen in recent years. While some scholars and leaders termed it as a kind of sacrilege, others dubbed it as using the holy book as a shield.
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:58 AM IST
After goof-up, GNDU cancels teachers’ eligibility test
In a major goof-up, Guru Nanak Dev University , Amritsar, on Sunday provided multiple choice question paper to candidates appearing in the Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test (PSTET) with over 50 answers marked in bold.
Published on Mar 13, 2023 01:48 AM IST
BySurjit Singh and Jaspreet Singh
Carrying Guru Granth Sahib to protests: Panel submits report to Akal Takht
The panel formed by Akal Takht to decide on trend of carrying Guru Granth Sahib to the protest sites and disputed properties submitted its report to the highest Sikh temporal seat on Sunday.
Updated on Mar 13, 2023 04:46 AM IST
SAD should become a party of peasants again: Akal Takht Jathedar
Once again questioning the present leadership of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Akal Takht acting Jathedar on Wednesday said it was once a party of mazdoors and kisans, not of the wealthy people and this fact is responsible for its current decimation
Published on Mar 09, 2023 11:07 PM IST
President Murmu pays obeisance at Golden Temple, tributes to victims of Jallianwala Bagh massacre
President of India Droupadi Murmu on Thursday paid obeisance at Golden Temple, Durgiana Temple and Ram Tirath shrine and visited historic Jallianwala Bagh to pay tributes to the victims of the massacre carried out here by the British troops in 1919.
Published on Mar 09, 2023 08:22 PM IST
Amritpal calls on Akal Takht jathedar
Days after Akal Takht set up a panel to decide on the trend of carrying Guru Granth Sahib to the protest sites, Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh on Friday called on the Takht acting Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh.
Published on Mar 03, 2023 07:17 PM IST
Guru Granth Sahib to police station: Will appear before Akal Takht if summoned, says Amritpal
Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh asserted that they have been historical instances and references to prove that what they did at Ajnala was not a violation of maryada.
Published on Mar 02, 2023 12:02 AM IST
War on drugs: My son was betrayed by his friends, says father of 18-yr-old victim in Khadoor Sahib
Mehakdeep Singh, 18, was the lone progeny and sole hope of 45-year-old bus driver Jatinder Singh. All hopes shattered when he heard over the phone that his son was found dead near the village
Published on Mar 01, 2023 02:45 AM IST
War on Drugs: Widow struggles to support son’s pregnant wife, two kids in Amritsar village
Amritpal Singh, 24, met a similar fate recently. “Amritpal used to inject heroin. His arms and legs were riddled with the needle marks. We tried counselling him but in vain,” says Rajbir.
Published on Mar 01, 2023 02:40 AM IST
Punjab: After clash with police, Amritpal’s Instagram account suspended again
The 29-year-old separatist leader’s Twitter handle and Facebook account are already suspended in the country
Published on Feb 25, 2023 03:59 PM IST
Amritpal aide walks free as Punjab Police buckle
Amritsar Punjab Police gave in to protests on Friday and released a key aide of Sikh radical leader Amritpal Singh from jail, telling a court that he was found not guilty in an abduction case, as the separatist preacher’s unprecedented storming of a police station in Amritsar district sent shock waves through the state.
Updated on Feb 25, 2023 12:59 AM IST
Radical Sikh preacher Amritpal’s aide released after Punjab court order
Day after thousands of supporters of Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh stormed the Ajnala police station, demanding his release, Lovepreet Singh, alias Toofan, walked free from Amritsar central jail
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 04:04 PM IST
Punjab: Sikh separatist leader Amritpal’s supporters clash with cops, lay siege to Ajnala police station
Tension in border town in Amritsar district after Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and thousands of his supporters descend on police station, protesting arrest of his aide in kidnap and assault case
Published on Feb 23, 2023 04:25 PM IST
3 years on, road connecting Amritsar to Kartarpur corridor in dilapidated condition
It’s been more than three years since Kartarpur corridor was opened, the road connecting Amritsar city to the corridor continues to be in dilapidated condition and turning into accident-prone stretch.
Published on Feb 19, 2023 09:38 PM IST
Amritsar getting facelift ahead of G-20 Summit
With less than a month left for the meetings being hosted by Amritsar under G-20 Summit, work has started to make the holy city, which is in a state of neglect for a long time, look better.
Published on Feb 16, 2023 08:08 PM IST
Love-struck Barmer man who fled to Pak repatriated
Gembara Ram Meghwal, 21, who was caught sneaking into his girlfriend’s house in 2021, fled to Pakistan fearing repercussions for his act; he was caught by Pak Rangers and jailed
Published on Feb 15, 2023 12:48 AM IST
Two-time ex-MLA from Punjab’s Ajnala resigns from SAD
Amid the tussle with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) key leader Bikram Singh Majithia, two-time former MLA from Ajnala segment Amarpal Singh Bony on Saturday resigned from the primary membership of the party.
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 10:09 PM IST
Helmets for Sikh soldiers: SGPC walks out of minority body meet
No consensus reached as other invitees too lodged their protest against move after SGPC walkout; terming the helmet a “safety headgear”, the commission had called a meeting with the representatives of Sikh community, including those retired from defence forces.
Published on Feb 04, 2023 01:43 AM IST
Bhagwant Mann, Kejriwal launch 400 more Aam Aadmi Clinics in Punjab
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann along with AAP national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched 400 more ‘Aam Aadmi Clinics’ in Punjab.
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:44 PM IST