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Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

 

Amritsar, Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry's Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second Joint Secretary-level bilateral meeting at Wagah, across the international border in Pakistan.

Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

 

Amritsar, Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry's Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second Joint Secretary-level bilateral meeting at Wagah, across the international border in Pakistan.

Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 days Over 1.44 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in 11 days



Jammu, 1,44,058 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1 as another batch of 5,395 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday.

Officials said 1,44,058 pilgrims had Darshan during the first 11 days after the Yatra started on July 1 this year.

The Cave shrine is situated 3,888 metres above the sea-level in Kashmir Himalayas.

Two major works of Kartarpur corridor well on way to completion Two major works of Kartarpur corridor well on way to completion

 

New Delhi, Two major works of the cross-border Kartarpur corridor, including a passenger terminal building and a four-lane highway, are well on way to completion ahead of its inauguration for Sikh pilgrims in November to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, Sikhism's founder.

Sources said a state-of-the-art passenger terminal building would be completed by October 31 on the Indian side, while a four-lane highway is to be ready by September 30.

 175 Nanak Bagichis be laid down across the State-Dharamsot 175 Nanak Bagichis be laid down across the State-Dharamsot

 

Chandigarh

To commemorate the 550th Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji the Forest Department will lay down 175 Nanak Bagichis across the State. It was disclosed by Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot after holding a high level review meeting of the senior officers and DFOs of the department. Mr. Dharamsot said that in connection with the celebrations of 550th Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the forest department also decided to plant minimum 550 saplings in each village of the state. He said that 175 Nanak Bagichis will be laid down on specific places across the state in which variety of plants especially the medicinal plants and herbs will be planted. He said that the saplings will be planted with the special care so that each plant will have enough space for its growth. He said that the plants in Nanak Bagichis will be taken care of three years in row to ensure that the plants survive and converted into big trees. The Minister said that one Nanak Bagichis is being laid down at Sultanpur Lodhi.

Budget silent on funds for Guru Nanak anniversary celebrations: Amarinder Budget silent on funds for Guru Nanak anniversary celebrations: Amarinder



Chandigarh, Trashing the Union Budget as lacking in vision, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said it has nothing to offer to any section of society, making no allocation for the historic 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

He described it as being high on rhetoric and short on delivery.

Monsoon to hit Delhi in 72 hours: IMD Monsoon to hit Delhi in 72 hours: IMD



New Delhi, Monsoon is likely to hit the national capital in the next 72 hours, beginning with light showers on Tuesday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Amarnath Yatra begins, over 7,500 pilgrims head for cave shrine Amarnath Yatra begins, over 7,500 pilgrims head for cave shrine



Jammu, Over 7,500 pilgrims are headed to the Himalayan cave shrine to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra as it began on Monday amid hightended security, police said.

A second batch of 4,417 pilgrims left Jammu for the cave after a first batch of over 2,000 pilgrims had left for the Kashmir Valley on Sunday.

No traffic will be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu till the convoy of yatris cross the Jawahar Tunnel, an officer said. No vehicle carrying Amarnath pilgrims will be allowed to move on the Mughal Road that connects Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Lord Ram image found in Iraqi mural Lord Ram image found in Iraqi mural



Lucknow, A mural in Iraq, dated circa 2000 BC, is said to represent an image of Lord Ram.

According to the Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, an Indian delegation that recently visited Iraq has confirmed this.

The mural is etched into the Darband-i-Belula cliff, overlooks a narrow pass in Iraq's Horen Shekhan area.

It depicts a bare-chested king holding a bow, a quiver of arrows at his side and a dagger or short sword in his belt, and a supplicant with folded hands which resembles the image of Hanuman.

Punjab readies to welcome diaspora for 'Parkash Purab' Punjab readies to welcome diaspora for 'Parkash Purab'



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday assured British Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Ayre of full logistic support to people of Indian origin settled in Britain for visiting the state to pay obeisance on 'Parkash Purab' (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) in November.

The Chief Minister promised Ayre, who called on him, that he would urge the Home Affairs Ministry to direct the Indian High Commissioner in Britain to be liberal in the grant of visa to the people of Indian origin, particularly the Punjabi diaspora, for the event.

Captain Amarinder greets  on bhagat ‘Kabir Jayanti’ Captain Amarinder greets on bhagat ‘Kabir Jayanti’


Chandigarh, 
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended warm greetings to the people of Punjab on the eve of ‘Kabir Jayanti’ and exhorted them to follow the teachings of the great saint and doyen of ‘Bhakti Movement’.

Pakistan-bound Sikh pilgrims stranded at Attari Pakistan-bound Sikh pilgrims stranded at Attari


Amritsar, At least 130 Sikh pilgrims heading for Pakistan were left stranded at the Attari railway station on Friday as the Indian government did not grant them permission to cross the international border.

The pilgrims, mostly elderly and hailing from various parts of Punjab, were going to Pakistan to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru.

DM in disguise inspects Kedarnath Yatra routes DM in disguise inspects Kedarnath Yatra routes


Dehradun, Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal on Monday performed a 'different' role as he roamed around Uttarakhand's Kedarnath highway incognito to inspect the Kedarnath Yatra arrangements.

Wearing a cowboy hat and holding a bag in a typical tourist style, Ghildiyal went around Sonprayag, Guarikund and other areas to see whether the arrangements made for the Kedarnath Yatra were functioning well.

Punjab Cm pays tributes to SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI on ON 413th martyrdom day Punjab Cm pays tributes to SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI on ON 413th martyrdom day

 

Chandigarh,

Paying his tributes to Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji on his 413th martyrdom day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday called upon the people to follow the 5th Sikh Guru’s ideals of humanity, secularism and universal brotherhood, which were far more relevant in the present times.

In a message, Captain Amarinder said that Guru ji’s unparalleled sacrifice was a perpetual source of inspiration for mankind and his spiritual philosophy would continue to guide humanity on the path of dharma (righteousness).

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