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Devotees screened for COVID-19 ahead of Kartarpur gurdwara visit Devotees screened for COVID-19 ahead of Kartarpur gurdwara visit


New Delhi, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday that devotees travelling to Kartarpur in Pakistan to pay obeisance at the Darbar Sahib gurdwara there were screened for novel coronavirus on the India-Pakistan border.

"Update on#Novelcoronavirus: Glimpses of screening of people at Kartarpur for symptoms of COVID-19," the ministry tweeted, tagging pictures of screening centres established for the purpose.

'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi greets nation on Mahashivaratri 'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi greets nation on Mahashivaratri

 

New Delhi, Congress leader and self-proclaimed 'Shiv bhakt' Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.

"Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivaratri," Rahul Gandhi tweeted and also attached a picture of revered Mount Kailash with it.

Priyanka's Dalit outreach in Ravidas temple visit Priyanka's Dalit outreach in Ravidas temple visit

 

Varanasi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Varanasi visit on Sunday is not only about temple and religion, as the Congress would like everyone to believe. The visit has a definite Dalit outreach and Priyanka's participation in the Guru Ravidas birth anniversary celebration at Seer Govardhanpur is a clear indication of it.

Guru Ravidas, a Dalit seer, poet-saint, social reformer and a spiritual figure who was a part of the Bhakti movement in the 15th and 16th century, is held in high esteem by the Dalit communities.

Passport-free entry to Kartarpur under consideration: Pak Min Passport-free entry to Kartarpur under consideration: Pak Min


Islamabad, Pakistan's National Assembly was informed that a proposal for allowing passport-free entry for Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur was under consideration, in order to attract more visitors, it was reported on Saturday.

Priyanka's Dalit outreach in Ravidas temple visit Priyanka's Dalit outreach in Ravidas temple visit

 

Varanasi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Varanasi visit on Sunday is not only about temple and religion, as the Congress would like everyone to believe. The visit has a definite Dalit outreach and Priyanka's participation in the Guru Ravidas birth anniversary celebration at Seer Govardhanpur is a clear indication of it.

Guru Ravidas, a Dalit seer, poet-saint, social reformer and a spiritual figure who was a part of the Bhakti movement in the 15th and 16th century, is held in high esteem by the Dalit communities.

Passport-free entry to Kartarpur under consideration: Pak Min Passport-free entry to Kartarpur under consideration: Pak Min


Islamabad, Pakistan's National Assembly was informed that a proposal for allowing passport-free entry for Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur was under consideration, in order to attract more visitors, it was reported on Saturday.

Punjab's tableau to showcase Guru Nanak's philosophy Punjab's tableau to showcase Guru Nanak's philosophy


Chandigarh, 'Kirat Karo', 'Naam Japo' and 'Vand Chhako' is the theme of Punjab's tableau at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, an official said on Wednesday.

"The tableau of the state is dedicated to the ideology of Guru Nanak Dev to mark the year-long celebrations of the 550th Prakash Purb of the founder of Sikhism', an official spokesperson said here.

Saibaba birthplace row resolved: BJP Saibaba birthplace row resolved: BJP


Mumbai, Amid speculation that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has withdrawn his remark on the birthplace of the Shirdi saint Saibaba, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil said, here on Monday, the controversy was resolved amicably.

555 Delhi Sikhs to visit Panja Sahib shrine in Pak 555 Delhi Sikhs to visit Panja Sahib shrine in Pak



New Delhi, As many as 555 Sikh devotees from the national capital will visit Pakistan via Wagah border in April to celebrate Baisakhi at the historic Gurduwara Panja Sahib, Delhi Sikh Gurduwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said on Sunday.

The Sikh devotees will leave from Delhi on April 11 and will return on April 21. The DSGMC has asked devotees interested in undertaking the pilgrimage to deposit their passports with the committee by February 15.

Newly-opened California gurdwara vandalized Newly-opened California gurdwara vandalized



San Francisco, A newly inaugurated gurdwara in California was vandalized with white nationalist graffiti, which included the phrase "White Power" and depicted a swastika on a concrete slab at the front entrance, a media report said

The Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib, located in Orangevale, about an hour from San Francisco, was inaugurated on January 12, the San-Ramon based Indica news portal said in a report on Wednesday.

Punjab CM writes to PM on Guru Teg Bahadur celebrations Punjab CM writes to PM on Guru Teg Bahadur celebrations


Chandigarh- Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a national-level committee to oversee the year-long 400th 'Prakash Purb' (birth anniversary) celebrations of ninth Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur, on the lines of the 550th celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Amarinder pointed out the state planned to celebrate the historic occasion in a befitting manner with a series of programmes throughout the year, beginning in April.

Kovind, PM tweet tributes on Guru Gobind Singh's birthday Kovind, PM tweet tributes on Guru Gobind Singh's birthday



New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday led a host of personalities in tweeting their tributes to Guru Gobind Singh on his 'Prakash Utsav' or birth anniversary.

#GuruGobindSingh trended with 17.6K tweets.

The 10th Sikh master was born in 1666 in Patna Sahib in Bihar. A spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher, Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary falls in either December or January.

Shirdi Sai Baba temple gets donations of Rs 287 cr in 2019 Shirdi Sai Baba temple gets donations of Rs 287 cr in 2019

 

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), The management of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST), Shirdi received Rs 287 crore in donations this year, a top official said here on Tuesday.

"Yes, the donation in various forms is around Rs 287 crores from January 1 to December 31 so far. It has surpassed last year's calendar collection of Rs 285 crores," SSST Chief Executive Officer Deepak Muglikar told IANS.

While around Rs 217 crore has come in the form of cash offerings and at collection counters, Rs 70 crore -- nearly 33 per cent -- has come from non-cash routes like cheques, demand drafts, money-orders, credit/debit cards, online transfers, foreign currencies, etc., he said.

Rare relics of Guru Tegh Bahadur to be preserved Rare relics of Guru Tegh Bahadur to be preserved


New Delhi, A sword, stamp and artefacts related to 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur will be preserved by the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj in New Delhi, a statement said here on Tuesday.

The conservation of the sword which was used by Guru Tegh Bahadur in the battle of Kartarpur in 1635 will be preserved by an archaeologist who would be hired soon.

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