Articles about Guru Nanak Jayanti

SGPC to print Guru Granth Sahib's 'saroops' abroad

24 Aug 2021

SGPC to print Guru Granth Sahib's 'saroops' abroad

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) in Amritsar, Punjab has decided to set up presses abroad to print saroops, copies of holy scriptures Guru Granth Sahib.

Why can't Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib? Badal asks Centre

22 Feb 2021

Why can't Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib? Badal asks Centre

Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal is not happy with the Centre's decision to refuse permission to a group of pilgrims to visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. He has demanded an explanation from the Centre calling it "akin to an attack on the community."

India criticizes Canadian PM's 'ill-informed, unwarranted' comments on farmers' protest

01 Dec 2020

India criticizes Canadian PM's 'ill-informed, unwarranted' comments on farmers' protest

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments on the ongoing protests by Indian farmers were "ill-informed" and "unwarranted," India said in a sharp rebuke on Tuesday.

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

01 Dec 2020

It's cold outside: Government invites agitating farmers for talks today

As protest by farmers intensified, the government again reached out to them asking them to come for a conversation today at 3 pm. They have been called for talks at Vigyan Bhawan but the farmers haven't made a decision about attending it yet.

#MannkiBaat: Farm laws gave farmers new rights, opportunities, says Modi

29 Nov 2020

#MannkiBaat: Farm laws gave farmers new rights, opportunities, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 71st edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

Divya Agarwal, who lambasted hospital earlier, loses father to coronavirus

28 Oct 2020

Divya Agarwal, who lambasted hospital earlier, loses father to coronavirus

Actor Divya Agarwal, best known for her stint in Splitsvilla, lost her father to coronavirus on Wednesday.

India still undecided on reopening its side of Kartarpur Corridor

03 Oct 2020

India still undecided on reopening its side of Kartarpur Corridor

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that a decision on reopening the Indian side of the Kartarpur Corridor is pending.

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

06 Jan 2020

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

On Friday, a mob gheraoed a gurudwara in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib city and hurled stones at the holy shrine.

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

05 Jan 2020

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

Nankana Sahib attack: Meenakshi Lekhi slams absentee Sidhu; promotes CAA

05 Jan 2020

Nankana Sahib attack: Meenakshi Lekhi slams absentee Sidhu; promotes CAA

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Meenakshi Lekhi has slammed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for the latter's silence over the Friday attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

05 Jan 2020

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

India condemns attack on Sikh shrine Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

04 Jan 2020

India condemns attack on Sikh shrine Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

The birthplace of Sikhism founder, Guru Nanak Dev, was on Friday evening attacked by an unruly mob, prompting India to ask Pakistan to protect the Sikh community.

Kartarpur Corridor: Navjot Singh Sidhu thanks 'yaar dildaar' Imran Khan

10 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Navjot Singh Sidhu thanks 'yaar dildaar' Imran Khan

On Saturday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the Kartarpur Corridor is an ointment for the wounds of India-Pakistan partition.

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

08 Nov 2019

India dropped bomb at Kartarpur Sahib: Pakistan tries instigating violence

The Kartarpur Corridor was supposed to give Indian Sikhs easy access to the Gurudwara, situated in Pakistan. But the country is using it to further its propaganda and fan separatist sentiments.

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

07 Nov 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

On Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was granted permission by the Ministry of External Affairs to travel through the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said.

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

07 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

06 Nov 2019

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

02 Nov 2019

'Swasdee PM Modi': PM Modi addresses Indian community in Bangkok

A short while ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok for an event titled 'Sawasdee PM Modi', where he addressed the Indian diaspora.

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

01 Nov 2019

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

22 Oct 2019

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

30 Sep 2019

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

In a snub to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan has decided to invite former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, due to be held in November.

Kartarpur talks hit roadblock, India rejects two demands of Pakistan

04 Sep 2019

Kartarpur talks hit roadblock, India rejects two demands of Pakistan

While tensions between India and Pakistan are flaring high, the two neighboring countries sat on the table to talk about the Kartarpur corridor, for the third time.

Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped

04 Sep 2019

Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped

In a tragic incident, a massive fire erupted at a firecracker factory in Batala, Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Wednesday.

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

03 Sep 2019

Amid forced conversions, Pakistan PM promises to help Sikh pilgrims

After reports of forced conversions of women from minority religious groups in Pakistan surfaced, PM Imran Khan announced yesterday that his government would facilitate pilgrimage to Kartarpur and Nankana Sahib Gurdwaras for the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan hold first meeting; release joint statement

14 Mar 2019

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan hold first meeting; release joint statement

Amid bitter relations between India and Pakistan, officials from both the countries met on the Indian side of Attari-Wagah border on Thursday to discuss modalities for setting up the Kartarpur corridor.

They have shown me my place: Sidhu fumes at Congress

08 Mar 2019

They have shown me my place: Sidhu fumes at Congress

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said he has been "shown his place" after he wasn't invited as a speaker at party President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Moga, Punjab, on Thursday.

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

01 Jan 2019

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 has ended and we can't believe how time went away in a blink.

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

19 Dec 2018

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2019

2018 is about to end and we couldn't believe how time went away in a blink.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.

Chief Minister Amarinder flays Pakistan over terror attacks in Punjab

26 Nov 2018

Chief Minister Amarinder flays Pakistan over terror attacks in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh today hit out at Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, blaming him for terror activities in the state and killings of Indian soldiers at the border.

Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

25 Nov 2018

Sikhs in America hail India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor

The Sikhs in America have hailed the Indian Government's decision to build a religious corridor linking border district of Gurdaspur with historic Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, thus, fulfilling a long pending demand of the community.

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

25 Nov 2018

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has declined Pakistan's invitation for the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpur on November 28, citing prior commitments, but has named two ministers instead.

Banks shut for three days this week: Details here

23 Nov 2018

Banks shut for three days this week: Details here

All Scheduled Commercial Banks including SBI (State Bank of India), PNB (Punjab National Bank), HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, in several areas, witnessed three holidays this week, owing to different festivals.

Maharashtra winter session from Monday: Maratha-quota reservation, drought to dominate

16 Nov 2018

Maharashtra winter session from Monday: Maratha-quota reservation, drought to dominate

The State Backward Class Commission report on Maratha reservations and the drought in 151 talukas are expected to dominate the two-week-long winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature, set to begin on November 19 (upcoming Monday).

Sikh-Americans seek PM Modi's help over Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

30 Oct 2018

Sikh-Americans seek PM Modi's help over Kartarpur Sahib Corridor

A Sikh American organization sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's help in opening the Kartarpur Sahib corridor.

Punjab: Cleanliness works start on Bebe Nanaki Road

16 Sep 2018

Punjab: Cleanliness works start on Bebe Nanaki Road

Ahead of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary next year, renowned environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal today led cleanliness and beautification works on the 30km stretch of berms along Kapurthala-Sultanpur Lodhi Road in Punjab.

BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

24 Aug 2018

BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to apologize for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The BJP today lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for invoking Guru Nanak Dev during his address in Germany, saying he should apologize for the heinous crime at the Golden Temple during 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Sidhu reacts to critics; says Pakistan visit was not political

21 Aug 2018

Sidhu reacts to critics; says Pakistan visit was not political

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today said that his visit to Pakistan was not political but just on a warm invitation from a friend, in a bid to clarify his decision to visit the neighboring country and hug its Army chief.

PM Imran Khan may open Kartarpur border for India's Sikhs

19 Aug 2018

PM Imran Khan may open Kartarpur border for India's Sikhs

In what may be seen as an attempt by Pakistan to mend ties with India, the country may open Kartarpur border for Indians giving Sikh pilgrims access to historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.

PM Modi on #MannKiBaat: 'Violence cannot solve any problem'

24 Jun 2018

PM Modi on #MannKiBaat: 'Violence cannot solve any problem'

Violence and cruelty can never solve a problem and it is peace and non-violence which always win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.