Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: Amritsar

Wearing goggles for secrecy, conjoined twins Sohna-Mohna cast separate votes in Punjab polls

The twins, who had applied to have their names included as separate persons in the electoral rolls soon after turning 18 last year, were hailed as ‘icons of voters with disabilities’.

Private lab faces probe after over 100 flyers test Covid positive on Italy-Amritsar flights

173 passengers who returned from Italy tested positive on arrival Friday. Several passengers alleged their positive report was incorrect as they tested negative hours before boarding.

IED found inside tiffin box in Amritsar village, police suspect drone from Pakistan dropped it

An abandoned bag was recovered from Amritsar near Dhalike village containing a plastic tiffin, five hand grenades and several 9 mm pistol rounds, police said.

Senior Congress leader & 6-time MP from Amritsar, Raghunandan Lal Bhatia passes away at 100

Raghunandan Bhatia had also served as the governor of Kerala from 2004 to 2008 and the governor of Bihar from 2008 to 2009. He had also served as the minister of state for external affairs in 1992.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.