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India urges Pakistan to show flexibility on Kartarpur, reconsider $20 fee India urges Pakistan to show flexibility on Kartarpur, reconsider $20 fee

 

New Delhi, India said on Thursday it has urged Pakistan to "show some flexibility" on the Kartarpur corridor and "reconsider" its decision to charge $20 per pilgrim as service charge for using the cross-border corridor.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India had gone for the third round of high level talks last week with an "open mind" to resolve all issues.

Ravidas temple row: Devotees offer prayers on road Ravidas temple row: Devotees offer prayers on road

 

New Delhi, Hundreds of people on Tuesday marched towards the disputed site of Ravidas temple in the Tughlakabad here and tried to offer prayers, however, the police intervened and stopped them before the site.

The agitated crowd, however, did not pay any heed to the police and started worshiping on the road.

Punjab CM rejects charges on celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Punjab CM rejects charges on celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev


Chandigarh, Rejecting the SGPC charges against his government over the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said a group of ministers had already been constituted to coordinate with the religious body to finalise the commemorative programme.

Delhi Punjabi Academy organises Gurbani Sangeet Samagam Delhi Punjabi Academy organises Gurbani Sangeet Samagam



New Delhi, The Punjabi Academy of the Delhi Government has organised a three-day Gurbani Sangeet Samagam 2019, to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The annual cultural festival of Gurbani Sangeet is organised between September 6 and 8 at Talkatora Stadium of Delhi.

This was the 15th year of the festival with performances of Punjabi spiritual songs and recitation of messages from the Guru Granth Sahib.

Delhi Punjabi Academy organises Gurbani Sangeet Samagam Delhi Punjabi Academy organises Gurbani Sangeet Samagam



New Delhi, The Punjabi Academy of the Delhi Government has organised a three-day Gurbani Sangeet Samagam 2019, to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The annual cultural festival of Gurbani Sangeet is organised between September 6 and 8 at Talkatora Stadium of Delhi.

This was the 15th year of the festival with performances of Punjabi spiritual songs and recitation of messages from the Guru Granth Sahib.

Kartarpur pact stalled as Pak insists on pilgrim fees Kartarpur pact stalled as Pak insists on pilgrim fees

 

Attari (Punjab), No agreement could be reached on modalities for operationalising the Kartarpur corridor even in the third round of talks held on Wednesday as India rejected Pakistan's demand to charge a service fee from the pilgrims.

"Owing to certain differences on a few key issues, the agreement could not be finalised," said a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement.

India, Pak high-level talks on Kartarpur on Wednesday India, Pak high-level talks on Kartarpur on Wednesday


Islamabad, Pakistan and India will hold the third round of high-level talks on the Kartarpur Corridor on Wednesday, with Foreign Office spokesperson and South Asia and SAARC Director General Muhammad Faisal leading the Pakistani side.

During the meeting, which will take place on the Indian side of the Wagah-Attari Border, the two countries are expected to finalise the draft agreement for opening of the corridor in November for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.

Maharashtra gears up for Ganeshotsav Maharashtra gears up for Ganeshotsav

 

Mumbai, Despite hurdles, Maharashtra is set to welcome Lord Ganesha, also known as 'Vighnaharta' (remover of obstacles), for the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi, deemed as the state's biggest public festival, slated to begin on Monday.

More than a million big, medium and small idols of Lord Ganesha shall adorn private homes of commoners to celebrities, industrialists, politicians, housing complexes, waadis/waadas, private and public companies, besides the gigantic ones at public marquees organized by the Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals across the state.

Amid escalating tensions, India, Pak hold Kartarpur talks Amid escalating tensions, India, Pak hold Kartarpur talks



Gurdaspur With tensions escalating over Kashmir, officials of India and Pakistan on Friday held the fourth phase of technical modalities for the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, which is likely to be inaugurated well before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November.

The meeting, held at Dera Baba Guru Nanak Zero Point near this border town in Indian Punjab, was attended by officials from each side as they discussed modalities on alignment of the 4.2-km corridor that links India's Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district with Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Punjab parties want Centre's intervention to end Bhagat Ravidas temple row Punjab parties want Centre's intervention to end Bhagat Ravidas temple row



New Delhi, The demolition of 500-year-old Ravidas temple in Tughlaqabad has become a major political issue in Punjab as an agitated Ravidasia community, which holds significant influence, particularly in the Doaba region, has sought intervention of the state government.

Punjab launches plantation drive to mark 550th Prakash Purb Punjab launches plantation drive to mark 550th Prakash Purb

 

Chandigarh, Punjab has begun a plantation drive of flower trees in Sultanpur Lodhi to mark the 550th Prakash Parva of Guru Nanak Dev in November, an official said on Monday.

Under this project 550 saplings of 'gulmohar' and 'amaltas' will be planted, out of which nearly 300 have already been planted, in the historic Gurudwara Sri Ber Sahib and the banks of the holy Bein river, besides flower beds for providing a picturesque view to millions of devotees likely to converge there.

Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner D.P.S. Kharbanda said 1,100 MGNREGA workers have been involved to undertake the plantation of four lakh flowering plants all along the Bein river facing Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib.

Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary



Lahore, Information and Culture Secretary of Pakistan's Punjab province Raja Jahangir has asked its different cultural departments to give within a week an outline of the preparations for Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary celebrations in November, media reports said.

According to the Dawn newspaper, the Punjab government is keen on encouraging religious tourism and sees the occasion as the perfect opportunity to attract Sikh pilgrims from India and abroad.

SC clears Chardham highway project SC clears Chardham highway project

 

New Delhi, The Supreme Court has allowed various works in progress under Centre's Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna plan for connecting four holy places -- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath -- by an all-weather road.

An apex court bench comprising Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Surya Kant also ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forests to form a high-powered committee (HPC) by August 22.

Demolition of Guru Rav1i Das temple: BJP shall have to pay heavy price: AAP Demolition of Guru Rav1i Das temple: BJP shall have to pay heavy price: AAP


Chandigarh, 
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has severely criticized the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Modi-led BJP government at the centre for the alleged demolition of the ancient Guru Ravi Dass Ji temple in Tuglakabad area of the national capital here. It is worth a mention that DDA is under direct control of the union government
In a statement issued from party headquarters in Chandigarh here on Saturday, AAP legislators, led by LoP Harpal Singh Cheema, Principal Budh Ram

Pak plans grand celebrations on Guru Nanak birth anniversary SC clears Chardham highway project Demolition of Guru Rav1i Das temple: BJP shall have to pay heavy price: AAP Kartarpur corridor project to continue: Pakistan SAD demands renaming of Sports University in the memory of Chotte Sahibzade Responding to Capt Amarinder's appeal opposition parties agree to suooort main event of 550th Prakash purb celebrations 500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee set up Ultra Modern Printing press to Print copies of Holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib Ji Devotees throng BSF outpost to view Kartarpur Gurudwara Punjab wants to dedicate second AIIMS to Guru Nanak Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 days Two major works of Kartarpur corridor well on way to completion 175 Nanak Bagichis be laid down across the State-Dharamsot Budget silent on funds for Guru Nanak anniversary celebrations: Amarinder Monsoon to hit Delhi in 72 hours: IMD Amarnath Yatra begins, over 7,500 pilgrims head for cave shrine Lord Ram image found in Iraqi mural Punjab readies to welcome diaspora for 'Parkash Purab' Captain Amarinder greets on bhagat ‘Kabir Jayanti’ Pakistan-bound Sikh pilgrims stranded at Attari DM in disguise inspects Kedarnath Yatra routes Punjab Cm pays tributes to SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI on ON 413th martyrdom day Cm greets people on ON EID-UL-FITR Capt Amrinder seeks declaration of 550th GURU NANAK PARKASH PURB as national tolerance day Heat wave leaves Chandigarh's Garden of Silence deserted Kartarpur Corridor to be completed by Sept: Minister Chardham shrines to get 24X7 power Kartarpur Corridor: India, Pak officials discuss technical aspects Badrinath temple reopens