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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.
Bullet marks seen at Jallianwala Bagh | Flickr

UK’s House of Lords is considering an apology for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Baroness Annabel Goldie also confirmed plans to mark 100 years since the tragedy 'in the most appropriate and respectful way'.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: ‘Amidst hundreds of corpses, I passed my night, crying and watching’

As the bodies and crowds blocked the exits, bullets would ricochet off the surrounding walls, or fragment, and injure more people.
Panorama of Jallianwala Bagh | Commons

It’s 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh, not that you would know if you were at the memorial

The memorial is a picture of apathy and its most popular attraction — a 52-minute sound and light show — was last conducted in 2014.

On Camera

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.
A worker wearing a protective mask operates a tape cutting machine at a factory in Haryana on 20 April | Bloomberg Photo

How Indian factories are trying to overcome labour shortages as economy reopens

Some companies are promising free travel tickets, housing & food to draw workers to urban areas, others are hiring new faces from nearby locations.

Defence

Indian Army personnel in Srinagar (file) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Army postpones mandatory annual, periodic medical tests of soldiers as Covid cases rise

Army conducts annual & periodic medical exams to assess fitness of all soldiers. Decision to postpone tests expected to ease burden on military hospitals.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.