People in several parts of country lit earthern lamps as part of 'deepotsav' celebrations ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Locals of Varanasi lit earthen lamps at a temple on eve of Ram temple bhoomi pujan. People in Varanasi are ecstatic ahead of the foundation ceremony on August 05. In Kanpur, members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad also lit up earthen lamps to celebrate the upcoming special day. Earthen lamps were also lit up in Amritsar ahead of the ceremony in Ayodhya
People across country celebrated Raksha Bandhan on August 3 in their own unique ways. Women in Ayodhya tied Rakhi to idols of Lord Rama on the auspicious occasion. 'Festivals have no religion,' this was quiet evident when Muslim women in Kanpur tied Rakhi to Hindu brothers. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, people in Amritsar preferred to tie 'mauli' instead of Rakhi and made sweets at home instead of buying it from shops. They also tied masks on each other's face. In the national capital, people maintained social distancing norms while purchasing rakhi and sweets.
People across the country offered prayers on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Adha. People were seen greeting each other at Fatehpuri Masjid in Delhi. Both men and women were seen offering prayers at their residence in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore. Devotees offered prayers in Amritsar amid heavy rainfall. Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, also known as 'Sacrifice Feast' is marked by sacrificing a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah. One of the devotees said, "We are maintaining social distancing and this year we are wishing each other just my speaking, 'Eid Mubarak'"
Four people allegedly died after consuming spurious liquor in Punjab's Amritsar on July 30. The incident took place in Muchhal village of Amritsar. The police investigation is underway in this regard. Speaking to media, the police official said, "Four people have died here and this is a matter of investigation." Adding to it, the son of deceased man, Harjeet Singh said, "My dad consumed spurious liquor on July 29 following which his BP shot up. I called the doctor but his health did not improve. Later, I took him to the hospital where he was declared dead. People make this liquor in this village only but they are not being caught."
Around eight trucks from Afghanistan crossed over to India. They came to India through Attari-Wagah border on July 20 to facilitate transit trade. 2 trucks had come from Afghanistan on July 18. Today (July 20), 6 trucks have arrived in Punjab's Amritsar. While speaking to ANI, the Assistant Commissioner of Customs Department and the Customs Official at Integrated Check Post in Attari, Chandan Kumar said, "On July 18, 2 trucks had come from Afghanistan and today 6 trucks have arrived."
Pakistan sent back Indian diplomatic staff after India asked the neighbouring country to reduce its diplomatic staff by half here. The step came after the arrest of two Pakistani spies this month, which was followed by Pakistan torturing two of Indian officials. The Indian High Commission officials reached Attari-Wagah Border to return home. The officials reached Attari-Wagah Border in a bus. Meanwhile, officials of Pakistan High Commission in India also reached the Attari-Wagah border to return to their own country.
The Beating the Retreat ceremony was performed at Attari-Wagah border without any spectators on June 27. The ceremony, which is watched by thousands including people from Pakistan, is also affected from COVID-19. India and Pakistan both are dealing with COVID-19, people are restricting themselves from going out from their houses without any important work due to the fear of infection. The Beating the Retreat ceremony has been restricted for people due to COVID-19 outbreak.
A batch of 250 residents of Jammu and Kashmir returned from Pakistan on June 25 via the Attari-Wagah border. Shivraj Singh Bal, SDM, Amritsar-2, said, "748 Indians have registered themselves to return to the country out of which 250 people of J and K are returning today." "There are around 400 passengers of J and K, and they will be sent directly to Lakhanpur from Attari and they will be further quarantined in the state only," the SDM added.
India launched a stinging attack on the Pakistan government over its new political map. Ministry of External Affairs SPokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the claims made by Pakistan are absurd and have no credibility whatsoever. He added that the map proves that Pakistan wants to capture more and more territory by using cross border terrorism. He also lashed out at the Pakistan government's handling of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case saying that Islamabad has not yet reached out to India over the high court decision to inform India to appoint a lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav. He added that Pakistan must address basic issues of effective review and adherence to the International Court of Justice verdict on the matter and provide unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional access to Jadhav. Pakistan claims that Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan in 2016 on charges of espionage. India has rejected Pakistan's allegations and said he was kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar. Jadhav had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in early 2017.Watch the full video for all the details.
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