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‘God won’t let anything happen to us’ — No masks, social distancing at Golden Temple amid Covid

Devotees fail to wear masks or maintain 6-foot distance at Golden Temple in Amritsar. Even the sewadars, granthis and those distributing langar not seen following Covid-19 protocols.
A sewadar gives prasad to a devotee at Golden Temple. None of them is wearing a mask. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

No 6-ft distance, no masks, no screening — how Golden Temple is operating in pandemic

The Golden Temple had remained open even during the lockdown. There was no distribution of prasad during that period, amid far fewer visitors.
File photo of the Golden Temple in Amritsar

MHA allows Amritsar group to accept foreign funds to run langar for Golden temple devotees

With the granting of the FCRA registration, the organisation can now take foreign contributions to help run langar services and help the poor and needy.
File photo of the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Guru Arjan Dev, the martyr whose death changed the course of Sikhism

The fifth Sikh guru, credited with compiling the Adi Granth, was a staunch advocate of tolerance, equality and pluralism.
File photo of the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Congress, SAD come out in support of SGPC ban on TikTok videos inside Golden Temple

The SGPC had last week prohibited making TikTok videos inside the Harmandar Sahib after a clip shot inside the temple by a girl went viral on social media. 
Guru Ram Das | Photo: Wiki Commons | Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Guru Ram Das, who founded Amritsar and composed the hymns sung at Sikh weddings

The fourth Sikh guru was also famous for explaining to Mughal emperor Akbar why king and caste are irrelevant.
Punjab Police personnel (representational image) | Kamal Kishore/PTI

Punjab court convicts 13, including 11 ex-policemen, in jail inmate murder case

All accused have been held guilty of murder, kidnapping, wrongful confinement and criminal conspiracy by a Punjab court
Hardeep Singh Puri

The ‘readymade minister’: How poll debutant Hardeep Singh Puri wooed Amritsar

On his campaign trail, former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri told ThePrint that a Lok Sabha election may be 'ruthless', but so is the 'suave' world of diplomacy.
Farmers block railway tracks during a protest organised under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) against the alleged anti-farmer policies of Punjab government

38 Delhi-Amritsar trains cancelled as farmers protest on railway tracks

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting on rail tracks to demand loan waivers and payment for sugarcane crop with 15% interest among other issues.
Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar

Nine airports in northern India shut as tensions between India and Pakistan rise

Operations at airports of Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali and Pithoragarh have been suspended.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.