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Punjab Govt Declares Local Holiday in Amritsar District on Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Ramdas ji Punjab Govt Declares Local Holiday in Amritsar District on Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Ramdas ji

 

Chandigarh,

Punjab Government today declared local holiday in Amritsar district on October 15, 2019 on the auspicious occasion of Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Ramdas Ji.

Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that all the offices of Punjab Government, Boards, Corporations and Educational Institutions in the Amritsar district would remain closed on the auspicious occasion.

 Rana K.P. Singh felicitates people on eve of Bhagwan Valmiki jayanti Rana K.P. Singh felicitates people on eve of Bhagwan Valmiki jayanti


Chandigarh, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana K.P. Singh today felicitated the people of Punjab on the auspicious occasion of Pargat Divas of Bhagwan Valmiki ji and exhorted them to follow his teachings and ideology to carve out an ideal society.

Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic

 

New Delhi, Gurdwara Bangla Sahib has decided to go green by banning the use of all types of plastic in the holy shrine complex to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion, Guru Nanak Dev.

Manjinder Singh Sirsa, President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), said on Tuesday that the biggest heritage Sikh Shrine situated in the heart of the national capital has banned disposable plates, glasses, spoons, thermocol cup and plates, etc., and switched to steel bowls for serving clean drinking water and steel plates for serving Langar (community food) to the visiting devotees.

Bangladesh celebrates Durga Puja Bangladesh celebrates Durga Puja



Dhaka, Hindu community people in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Sunday amassed at a temple to have blessings from a girl adorned as the living embodiment of their goddess Durga.

During the five-day Durga Puja festival, the Hindu Goddess Durga is worshiped in her different forms and one of those is Kumari, the virgin form of the deity.

Of Guru Gobind Singh and the creation of the Khalsa, the churning within a Dalit IFS officer, heartfelt stories by doctors & patients Of Guru Gobind Singh and the creation of the Khalsa, the churning within a Dalit IFS officer, heartfelt stories by doctors & patients

w Delhi, Educate yourself about the life and times of Guru Gobind Singh, the founder of the Khalsa, a social order where equality existed; then, know about the dilemma of a Dalit woman IFS officer at a UN conference on human rights; and finally, take a peep into the world of medicine that aims to inspire millions like you and me to retain faith in this noblest of professions.

Embarrassing viral video hits Congress Embarrassing viral video hits Congress

 

New Delhi, Amidst infighting in its Haryana unit, the Congress has released the list of all the 90 candidates for the October 21 Assembly polls but a viral video featuring its three senior leaders has come as a major embarrassment.

In the video, purportedly shot on Wednesday in the Parliament House complex, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi's close aide Ahmed Patel and senior Haryana leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda are seen holding an impromptu discussion regarding the affairs of the party.

SGPC asks farmers not to burn crop residue SGPC asks farmers not to burn crop residue


Chandigarh, Boosting up efforts of the Punjab government to protect the environment, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Tuesday asked the farmers not to burn paddy crop residue in the fields.

Acting on the request of the state Agriculture Department, the SGPC said the preservation of clean and green environment is of foremost significance in view of celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November.

Punjab gets funds for Sultanpur Lodhi project Punjab gets funds for Sultanpur Lodhi project


Chandigarh, The central government has released the first advance instalment, amounting to Rs 27.11 crore, from its share of the funds earmarked for the Sultanpur Lodhi Smart City project, slated for launch on the historic occasion of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in November.

Randhawa seeks Akal Takht intervention for joint celebrations of Guru Nanak anniversary Randhawa seeks Akal Takht intervention for joint celebrations of Guru Nanak anniversary



Chandigarh, Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has called for Akal Takht intervention against sabotage by the Badal family of the joint celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th anniversary by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and the state government. He pleaded with Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh to seek explanation from SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal for violating decision on joint celebrations.

Celebrate 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by making punjab plastic free state-Venu Prasad Celebrate 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by making punjab plastic free state-Venu Prasad

Chandigarh

Mr. A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Local Government Department today called upon the citizen of the state to launch crusade for curbing Single Use Plastic form Punjab. He also made passionate appeal to the public to work towards earning the status of ‘Plastic Free Punjab’ which would be a befitting tribute to Guru Nanak Dev ji on his 550th Parkash Purb being celebrated this year. He was delivering keynote address after inaugurating the State Level Workshop for Urban Local Bodies on Swachh Survekshan-2020 on the issue of curbing single use plastic.

Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor

 

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.

He also sanctioned Rs 75.23 crore for widening and strengthening major roads leading to this iconic town in Gurdaspur district.

India urges Pakistan to show flexibility on Kartarpur, reconsider $20 fee India urges Pakistan to show flexibility on Kartarpur, reconsider $20 fee

 

New Delhi, India said on Thursday it has urged Pakistan to "show some flexibility" on the Kartarpur corridor and "reconsider" its decision to charge $20 per pilgrim as service charge for using the cross-border corridor.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India had gone for the third round of high level talks last week with an "open mind" to resolve all issues.

Ravidas temple row: Devotees offer prayers on road Ravidas temple row: Devotees offer prayers on road

 

New Delhi, Hundreds of people on Tuesday marched towards the disputed site of Ravidas temple in the Tughlakabad here and tried to offer prayers, however, the police intervened and stopped them before the site.

The agitated crowd, however, did not pay any heed to the police and started worshiping on the road.

Punjab CM rejects charges on celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Punjab CM rejects charges on celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev


Chandigarh, Rejecting the SGPC charges against his government over the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said a group of ministers had already been constituted to coordinate with the religious body to finalise the commemorative programme.

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