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Punjab: KMSC Halts Railway Track Blockade In Amritsar After 169 Days

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee on March 11 halted its rail track blockade in Amritsar against the Centre's farm laws after 169 days. Blocking the tracks near Amritsar's Jandiala, KMSC had reportedly affected around 60% of the state’s railway traffic. The committee cited the approaching harvest season as a reason to suspend the blockade and expressed commitment to join the farmers at Delhi border and even resume the blockade if not… read-more

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 01:30 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Farmers, Farm Laws, Amritsar, Punjab

PM Modi

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PM's Stance Caused Great Damage To Farmers: SGPC Chief

Accusing PM Narendra Modi of taking an "anti-farmer" stand, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Bibi Jagir Kaur stated that the committee would not invite PM Modi for upcoming Sikh events. The SGPC chief said, "The Prime Minister’s stance has caused great damage to farmers". Bibi also demanded an immediate reopening of the Kartarpur Corridor, which was closed due to the pandemic.

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 03:12 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: SGPC, Narendra Modi, PM Modi, Amritsar, sikh community

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Irked By 'COVID Test' Waiting, Flyers Protest At Amritsar Airport

The passengers of Air India flight from the UK, which landed at the Amritsar airport, protested against the airport authorities over delay in COVID-19 tests. Their families also complained against waiting for hours. However, the authorities cited that passengers had to wait because of the fresh mandatory guidelines for testing passengers arriving from the UK due to new COVID-19 strain. Reportedly, the flight landed with 250 passengers at 12:… read-more

Tue, 22 Dec 2020 - 05:24 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Britain, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Amritsar, Airport

Courtesy: Tribune India

Golden Temple

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Devotees Seek Blessings At Golden Temple On 551st Guru Nanak Jayanti

Celebrating the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, devotees from across the country offered prayers at the Golden Temple and sought blessings on November 30. The Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) was decorated with lights and candles to commemorate the anniversary of the Sikh guru. Extending his greetings, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted "let us resolve to conduct ourselves in a manner so as to emulate his teachings.”

Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 12:59 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Guru Nanak Jayanti, PM Narendra Modi, RamNath Kovind, Golden Temple, Guru Nanak Dev, Amritsar

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Amrinder Singh

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Rail Blockade In Punjab Comes To End After Two Months

After two months of suspension, train services in Punjab, for both passengers and goods, will resume from November 23. The decision came after the protestors accepted CM Amarinder Singh's request to call off the blockade. Amarinder has assured the farmers that their demands would be presented before PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The suspension of trains was a part of the protest against the Centre's farm laws.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 07:00 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Punjab, Amritsar, Farm Laws, Amrindersingh

Golden Temple

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Sikh Organisation SGPC Turns 100; Celebrations At Golden Temple

Sikh organisation Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on November 15 celebrated its 100th anniversary. The centenary was celebrated at the Akal Takht in Golden Temple, Amritsar. The SGPC, notified under Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1925, looks after the management of gurudwaras in India while running world's largest community kitchen, langar, which feeds lakhs every day. Its president Gobind Singh Longowal said that history of… read-more

Mon, 16 Nov 2020 - 04:32 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: SGPC, sikh, Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab, Langar, Community Kitchen, Centenary Birth Celebrations

Courtesy: Tribune India

Langoor Mela starts in Amritsar on the first day of Navaratri

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Amritsar: "Langoor Mela" Starts at Bada Hanuman Mandir On First Day of Navaratri

The boys in Amritsar dressed up as baboons to please Lord Hanuman as the popular Langoor Mela kickstarted at the Bada Hanuman Mandir on the first day of Navaratri on October 17. During the festive season, newborns to youngsters dress like baboons and practice ten days of celibacy. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the devotees were restricted from entering the temple and was instructed to maintain a safe distance. 

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 03:02 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: lord hanuman, Amritsar, langoor mela

Courtesy: Zee5

Golden Temple

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Golden Temple gets Permit to Receive Foreign Donations: Amritsar

On September 10, Union Home Ministry registered The Golden Temple under Foreign Contributions Regulations Act (FCRA). The registration enables the receiving foreign donations, which can be used for Gurudwara's public services. Home Minister Amit Shah said, "The decision on FCRA at the Sri Harmandir Sahib is a path breaking one." The Gurudwara had applied for the registration in May, and now will be permitted to receive donations from foreign… read-more

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 07:46 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Amritsar, Golden Temple, FRCA, Donations

Courtesy: The Hindu