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Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja



Kolkata, Saraswati Puja was celebrated in West Bengal on Sunday with traditional fervour.

Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of music, culture and learning, was worshiped across the state and people were seen carrying clay idols of the deity with a crescent moon on the brow, riding a swan or seated on a lotus.

Tiny tots and children decked up in traditional bright-yellow attires signifying 'Basant Panchami' -- heralding the arrival of spring. Women dressed pretty in saris and boys in kurtas and performing the ;Anjali' (offering of flowers with prayers).

Home Secretary chairs meet on Kartarpur project Home Secretary chairs meet on Kartarpur project



New Delhi, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a high level meeting on Tuesday to fast-track the implementation of the Kartarpur corridor project.

Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh, BSF DG R.K. Misra, Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Ajay Bisaria and senior officers of other agencies attended the meeting.

Uttarakhand receives fresh spell of snowfall Uttarakhand receives fresh spell of snowfall



Dehradun, The hilly areas of Uttarakhand on Friday experienced a renewed spell of snowfall in less than two days intensifying cold conditions in the state.

Mussoorie, the famous hill resort, received snowfall since the afternoon. Tourists have gathered in large numbers in Mussoorie ever since it received the heaviest snowfall on Tuesday. Dhanaulti, Lal Tibba and Gunhill areas were all covered with a white sheet of snow again.

Modi to release commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh Modi to release commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh



New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday release a commemorative coin on the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, to mark his birth anniversary. Modi will also address a select gathering.

Modi attended the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of the Guru in Patna on January 5, 2017. He had released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion.

Modi to release commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh Modi to release commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh



New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday release a commemorative coin on the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, to mark his birth anniversary. Modi will also address a select gathering.

Modi attended the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of the Guru in Patna on January 5, 2017. He had released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion.

Akalis playing games on Kartarpur corridor: Amarinder Akalis playing games on Kartarpur corridor: Amarinder



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said the ball was totally in the Centre's court regarding the execution of the project for the Kartarpur corridor in Dera Baba Nanak area in Gurdaspur district.

Accusing the leadership of the Shiromani Akali Dal of "playing games" on the Kartarpur corridor issue, the Chief Minister said that it was the central government which had to take steps and release funds for the execution of the project in Punjab.

Fog forces Punjab to change school timings, temperatures dip again Fog forces Punjab to change school timings, temperatures dip again



Chandigarh, Dense foggy conditions in Punjab have forced the education department to change the timings of all schools in the state.

Education Minister O.P. Soni said the move was made to ensure that children were kept safe from intense fog and harsh weather conditions.

The new timings would be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for all the primary schools and 10 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. for all the middle, high and senior secondary schools.

Hundreds brave chill to offer prayers at Golden Temple Hundreds brave chill to offer prayers at Golden Temple

 

Chandigarh, Hundreds of devotees thronged the Golden Temple complex in Punjab and other shrines in the region despite the biting cold to offer prayers early on Tuesday to usher in the New Year.

At the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, around 250 km from here, hundreds of devotees queued up since midnight to offer prayers.

Long queues could be seen on Tuesday morning with people waiting for their turn to offer prayers inside the 'Harmandir Sahib', the sanctum sanctorum.

Cold wave intensifies in Punjab, Haryana Cold wave intensifies in Punjab, Haryana



Chandigarh, Cold wave conditions intensified in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday with Adampur town in Punjab recording a freezing minus 1.7 degree Celsius, Met officials said.

While Hisar town with a low of 0.3 degree was the coldest in Haryana the Sikh holy city of Amritsar recorded a low of 0.8 degree Celsius, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Mata Gujri ji Mata Gujri ji

Mata Gujri ji was the wife of the ninth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur ji and the mother of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and the grandmother of the four Sahibzade.

She was born in 1624 and was the daughter of Bhai Lal Chand Subulikka and Bishan Kaur, a pious couple of Kartarpur, in present-day Kapurthala district of the Punjab. Her role in the development of the Sikh faith has been crucial.

Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh



Chandigarh, A festive spirit marked Christmas celebrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday as thousands of people visited churches to offer prayers and did some last-minute shopping.

In Chandigarh, the Sector 19 Cathedral and other churches were beautifully decorated with hundreds of people joining in singing of Christmas carols and offering prayers since Monday evening.

Reports of celebrations also came in from Amritsar, Batala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Bathinda, among other places.

 Amarinder appeals to all political parties not to hold conferences at Shaheedi jor mel Amarinder appeals to all political parties not to hold conferences at Shaheedi jor mel


Chandigarh - Keeping in view the sanctity of the Shaheedi Jor Mel, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to all political parties not to hold any political conferences during the event. Neither the Congress party nor the State Government would organise any public function during this solemn occasion at Fatehgarh Sahib, he said. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister Office said that the appeal by Captain Amarinder Singh came in view of the martyrdom day of Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji, the younger Sahibzadas of Tenth Sikh Master Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and his mother Mata Gujari Ji, which should be observed with utmost reverence.

 Captain Amarinder exhorts people to emulate ideals of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Captain Amarinder exhorts people to emulate ideals of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has exhorted the people to uphold and emulate the high ideals of secularism and humanitarianism embodied by the Ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.

In a message on the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, the Chief Minister urged people to imbibe the spirit of self-sacrifice preached and practiced by ‘Hind Di Chaadar’, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, who laid down his life to

 Punjab cabinet passes special resolution hailing Kartarpur corridor Punjab cabinet passes special resolution hailing Kartarpur corridor

 

 

Chandigarh,

The Punjab Council of Ministers, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday passed a special resolution to set up a Dera Baba Nanak Development Authority for the development and beautification of the area in and around Dera Baba Nanak ahead of the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji

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